Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, June 30, 2008
Alfa to return to Indy?
As reported by Robin Miller on Windtunnel with Dave Despain, Fiat, along with several other Europenan manufacturers, held talks this week in Indianapolis with Tony George and the IRL about the possibility of supplying engines for the Indy Racing League. If this comes to pass is there an Alfa Romeo powered Indy car in our future? It would seem a logical marketing ploy considering Alfa's impending return to the USA. It would be the first time since 1991 when Alfa Romeo last supplied engines for INdy cars for the likes of Danny Sullivan, Roberto Guerrero and Al Unser Sr. The cars were fielded by Patrick Racing using a March chassis. Alfa, since it's withdrawl from the WTC, for the first time in memory does not currently compete anywhere in the motorsports arena. Let's all keep our fingers crossed and keep rubbing the quadrifolios.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
To all ALFISTI in the Hampton Roads Area:
I have moved the club blog to the MAARC server. All the posts you see here have been transferred there, but I will no longer post any new club information here.
For all you long time readers, plus any others of you that have stumbled over this site, please note the addresses for the new club blog (both will get you there - just click on them):
It was fun - but now it's going to be better!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Advice for Cheating Wife
I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I've suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs...phone rings but, if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, "Just some friends from work, you don't know them." I always stay awake to look out for her taxi coming home, but she always walks down the drive. I can hear a car driving off, as if she has gotten out of the car round the corner. Why? Maybe she wasn't in a taxi? I once picked her cell phone up just to see what time it was. She went berserk and screamed that I should never touch her phone again and why was I checking up on her. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her. I decided I was going to park my Alfa Romeo Spider next to the garage and then hide behind it so I could get a good view of the whole street when she came home.
It was at that moment, crouching behind my Alfa, that I noticed that the oil pan on my engine seemed to be leaking a little oil. Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it to a specialist?
Monday, January 22, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Ok, now that winter has finally arrived, it’s time to think of spring!
Entering it’s second decade - this year’s Virginia Wine Tour will be held on 20-22 April in Charlottesville. Complete event details will be posted when finalized, but will generally follow the same format as in year’s past. Don’t miss this great annual MAARC event!
Room reservations are available now at the English Inn under the "Alfa Romeo Car Club" special group rate of $89.99 a night. See info below to reserve yours:
Group Name: Alfa Romeo Car Club (Group #: 042017c)
English Inn of Charlottesville
2000 Morton Drive, ph. (434) 971 9900 or 800-786-5400
All rooms are $89.99 + tax. (Standard King and Standard Doubles)
Full hot breakfast included
Check in Friday April 20th Check out Sunday April 22nd
Cut off date for group rate: March 20th
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Alfa Year!
Ok, 2007: one year closer to Alfa coming back to the U.S. (or maybe not)!
Regardless, the faithful Alfisti march on - and we are having our January meeting on Monday, the 15th, at Johnny Carino's in Hampton (7pm as usual). One main topic that will be up for discussion is where we will be having our February meeting. If you have a candidate for a Southside restaurant-meeting place, please have all relevant info ready for presentation at this month's meeting.
Exit 263a off I-64 in Hampton 7:00pm - January 15th.
Johnny Carino’s Country Italian Restaurant
2100 Power Plant Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666