Concorso Ferrari and Friends - West Hartford CT


In June the Ferrari and Friends group hosted their annual fund raiser for the Children’s Hospital. There were many brands of cars and Alfa Romeo was well represented. Frank LaSala organized a series of parking spaces for the club. We filled those and we were forced to fill other spots along the boulevard.  Alfa owners are a proud group and the turn out proved it.

However to me there were two moments that stood out. The first was that Rick Pocock arrived in his Montreal along with Jeff Greenfield who also brought a Montreal. Jeff has been bringing his to several events, but Rick’s has not been seen for many years. Thanks to Jeff and Dave for working with Rick to get it going again. As the pictures show Rick was not done trying to get his money’s worth out of Dave. That is Rick directing Dave to improve the appearance of the Montreal.

The other standout moment was when a new member of the CT group Martin Pazzini took best original car with his 1985 GTV6. Martin is the original owner of the car. As you would expect from the award, he takes great pride in maintaining the Alfa in top shape.

One of the goals for the club is to post an article or photos every month to the web site. If you are interested in participating, just send me an email. You can find my email address on the website.


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Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2019

The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance | May 31st – June 2nd, 2019. 2019
Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back.

Sunday - European car day started off damp and foggy but eventually they sun broke through and illuminated a stunning collection of classic cars including the fabulous featured marque of Italian coach builder Zagato who is celebrating their 100th anniversary during the 2019 year.

NYAROC members were in attendance; Mike Bange, Rob and Joyce Rizzo, Vic Cerami, George and Barbara Linton, Gary Pezzella, Bert Wong, Tom Carren, Doug Perrone, Robert Wilder, Lawrence Auriana and John Catera who was displaying his beautiful and just restored 2600 Zagato.  Many other fine Zagato automobiles where in on display as well all overseen by third generation boss, Andrea Zagato who generously surprised Zagato owners with a custom canvas bag containing a beautiful new Zagato hard-cover book. 

Tour of the Last Green Valley

CTAROC and the New England chapter of AROC (AONE) joined up for a fantastic lunch at Jim DeWale’s residence in Woodstock, CT. Each chapter drove a separate route, with AONE choosing to incorporate a gimmick rally into their drive. Fortualty we had a break in the previous two weeks of rain. A big THANKS! To Jim for hosting this fantastic event.