Register for 70th Anniversary, Polo Match and other events.

Join the FCA Board - come up in the world of Ferrari

Four board positions will be up for 2018 - Membership Director; Treasurer; Secretary; Activities Director. Except for the Activities Director the others are willing to serve another year. The Activities Director has gone into the Witness Protection Program so will not be available. The requirements of the position include setting up monthly dinners, driving tours, garage tours, tech sessions and other Ferrari car related activities, as well as sending out a newsletter via email. The entire Board will help the new Activities Director in planning these events. Currently, events have been set up through the end of February 2018 so the new "hire" can ease into the position!

 

October 12 - Review of Dinner at Spiga

What a night. About 75 hungry, thirsty, chatty, rowdy members enjoyed a great dinner and companionship at Spiga. Fernanado Esteves, owner of Spiga, has just bought a California and joined the club. Fernanado blocked off half the parking lot which was filled with a very colorful display of many different models, and which attracted lots of attention from the other patrons.

 

October 20 - Ferrari 70 Anniversary Party hosted by Scottsdale Ferrari

Gary Simon has sworn me to secrecy but I can assure you that this is going to be an awesome event that you will not want to miss. I did send out a separate invitation last week but you must RSVP for admission at vdibbern@penskeautomotive.com or 480.421.3801.

 

Oct 22 - US Grand Prix & Lunch at Penske Racing Museum - almost sold out.

Once again Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati is graciously hosting us for lunch and a chance to watch the race on their new giant screen and hi-fi audio system. The lunch is delicious and the A/V system sure beats sitting at home with Cheetos and a puny 60" screen. The race starts at noon and the lunch at 11AM.    REGISTER

 

November 11 - Polo Match. Free food. Free Booze. Free ogling. 

This is always a very popular event and the registration fee of only $25 per person will provide you admission to the Molina Jewelers VIP Drivers/Players tent with lunch and cocktails which is at least a $250 value. The fee is so that we can hire a uniformed policeman to monitor the cars. This is an all-day event so you must arrive by 9AM. You MUST bring your Ferrari or Maserati to be admitted. To purchase tickets click here: REGISTER

 

November 16-18 Mecum Auction in Las Vegas

Mecum is our newest FCA sponsor. They are coming to Las Vegas Nov 16-18. They are super nice folks, and are looking to get our members to their event. That might mean free entry, or a bidder's paddle, or cocktail party (not sure yet). We are waiting for details so we'll let you know.

 

November 19  Garage Tour - two awesome private collections - SOLD OUT!

Our long-time member's, Dennis & Brandon Pobiak and Rick Mazer have very graciously offered to show a small group of us their private collections. This is limited to just thirty people so we have to limit it to the member with no spouses or guests this time. We will meet for breakfast at 8.30AM at Soul Cafe, leaving at 9.30AM SHARP to drive the short distance to the Pobiak's. We leave there at 10.45 and drive almost across the street to Rick Mazer's. We will finish at noon so you have the afternoon free. Of course I know that I'm dreaming to think that we will adhere to these times but please be respectful of our hosts. 

 

December 2   Annual Holiday Dinner & Dance

This year our Holiday Dinner will be at the luxurious Fairmont Princess where you can also see what is reputed to be the best holiday light show in town. It's Black Tie optional so dig out that dusty old tux while the ladies have an opportunity to wear their best evening gown or cocktail dress, and drag their tiaras out of the safe. After dinner we'll have dancing. We have a limit of just 120 and it always sells out fast so register now. The cost is just $100 which is half of what it actually costs us but we are very heavily subsided thanks to the generosity of Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati. 

We have a special discounted room rate of $229 (plus tax & $30 Resort Fee) for the night of our annual Holiday Dinner & Dance on Saturday December 2. Contact Fairmont Reservations directly and tell them you are with the Ferrari Club.  REGISTER

Peter Volny & Rob Biddle

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Rob Biddle and I are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the honor to host the Ferrari Club of America National Meet for 2019. This is held every year in a different place but has never been in Arizona, so we get to show off our wonderful state. It will be held from November 6-11, 2019. Many members have warned us that we are crazy to take on this workload but we are hoping, actually confident as we already have over 50 volunteers, that we can show the rest of the country how good we are and have them leave with a great impression of Arizona. While November 2019 may seem like a long way off there is a lot to do. We have already contracted with the Doubletree on Scottsdale Rd. as the official hotel and with Bondurant to be the official track. Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati has also very graciously offered to host a cocktail party at the Penske Museum. We hope to have a concours site booked within the next few weeks. We will give you updates as things fall into place but welcome any suggestions and assistance. If you too would like to volunteer please send me an email.

Well summer is finally here and the last of the snow in Scottsdale has melted so you can all get your Ferraris out of winter storage. Oh sorry - that's for the members up north. 

We have some new events for July but attendance is limited so sign up now as we've been selling out fast.

 

Review of Pomo Dinner

What a great evening this turned out to be. Our hosts at Pomo went all out for the fifty plus members who enjoyed a wonderful, hearty Italian dinner. Our gratitude goes out to to Stefano and Cricket who comped us Prosecco to start and Limoncello to finish. Reserved parking right in front turned into a very colorful display of Ferraris and Maseratis. The consensus was that we need to have an FCA dinner at Pomo every year.

 

Review of Canadian Grand Prix & Brunch at Penske Racing Museum

Well Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati certainly raised the bar with a total first class event. Our thanks goes out to our hosts - Gary Simon, Tim Cupp, Chad Morgan and Valentina Dibbern. A special cinema setting was laid out by LMC (Legendary Music & Cinema) with a huge screen and what we estimate was at least $250,000 worth of audio equipment, which in many ways was better than actually being in Montreal for the race. A fabulous brunch buffet of a variety of delicious, overstuffed sandwiches, huge bowls of potato and pasta salad, cheese platters, gourmet cookies, blondies and brownies plus cold drinks kept us all well fed and quenched. An over-enthusiastic young Dutchman took Vettel's front wing off within the first few corners relegating him to almost the very back of the pack but his skill and tenacity combined with the best F1 car in the world enabled him to finish an amazing fourth, and with just a few more laps, inevitably a podium. Kimi came in seventh with overheating brakes. Still it was an exciting race with lots of overtaking. We have been invited back for the USGP on Sunday October 22nd and LMC are installing an even larger screen and more equipment. LMC is the southwest's premium retailer, designer and installer of world-class audio/video components so we can expect something spectacular.

Review of Sedona & Hummer Off-Road Tour

A dozen or so Ferrari's plus one Maserati took to the scenic road and headed for Jerome. There they were treated and greeted! Treated to a wonderful lunch by Gary Simon from Scottsdale Ferrari and greeted unofficially by a gathering of Hell's Angels! They continued the drive to Sedona and enjoyed a nice evening at Cucina Rustica celebrating fellow club member, and Maserati driver, Barby Barone's birthday. On Sunday club member Marc Balocco, owner of Sedona OffRoad Adventures, treated participants to a rugged Hummer ride through the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. The highlight was a white tablecloth lunch of caviar and smoked salmon topped off with champagne from Ferrari embossed glasses and creme brûlée! A big thank you to Gary and Marc for their generosity.