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Saturday, September 6, 2008

USO METRO STORM PARTY IS A HIT: MID-DAY UPDATES ON PARKING, SHUTTLE SERVICE, AND INDOOR FESTIVITIES

MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

For the middle of a quasi-hurricane tropical storm, we have an amazingly full house. Between staff, volunteers, and visitors nearly 200 people were already on site well before noon plus a whole other wave of family and friends are expected to be arriving to keep busy for the rainy Saturday afternoon. We’re writing the outline of this post for early readers on the fly in the middle of the party to let all of our incoming visitors know what’s going on indoors, and we’re going to pop back to smooth out the wording and typset once the day is through.

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” John D. Rockefeller

The party we’re having to raise some money for the USO is a obviously a hit, and hitting back harder than even the weather can keep down. After beginning on a two hour delayed start this morning, we welcomed our waterlogged rally guests and volunteers in form all corners of the mid-Atlantic region. Please forgive our typos–we’ll be back to edit and share more on Sunday Afternoon.

HELLO, HANNA.

Kae Davis and Jeanette Scott reporting live from Maserati of Baltimore during the heart of the storm.

INCOMING VOLUNTEER, STAFF, AND RALLY BRUNCH.

10:00 BREAKFAST FOR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF STARTS. THE TABLES ARE SETTING UP, DISPLAY AREAS ARRANGED. THE FRONT SHOWROOM AND MIDDLE GALLERY ARE READY TO SHOW.

ENJOYING BREAKFAST TREATS PROVIDED BY OUR STAR CHEF TONY GAMBINO AND ASSISTANT GARY (HIS HEAD CHEF FOR THE CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT), GUESTS LINGERED AND MURMERED DELIGHTFUL “MMMMS” ABOUT THE WARM FRITATAS AND WELCOMED ITALIAN MORNING FOOD.

11:00 AM. DISAPOINTED RALLY PARTICIPANTS WHO WALKED IN WITH GLUM FACES DUE THE THE RAINY WEATHER AND HIGH WIND SAFETY CANCELLATIONS IMMEDIATELY PERKED UP TO THE SMELL OF FOOD AND THE SIGHTS INSIDE OUR SHOWROOM. WITH SIGNATURE’S VIP LOUNGE OPEN FOR ALL TO RELAX AND AN INCREDIBLE DISPLAY OF FURNITURE COMPLIMENTS OF MIKE RUDDEN OF MOTORART, IT TOOK THEM A MINUTE TO NOTICE THE COOL MASERATI SHOWROOM DISPLAY OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DECOR–INCLUDING OUR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF COLOR COORDINATED EXOTIC CARS.

Jeanette Scott (left) welcomes Joyce Ruthven (right) to the Party, photo by Hugh Williams

Jeanette Scott (left) welcomes Joyce Ruthven (right) of Williamsburg Virginia to the Party, photo by Hugh Williams

THE THEME FOR THE DAY IS IMPROVISE — AND GOD WILLING WE’LL MAKE IT THROUGH.

OUR FRIENDS FROM SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT ARE ON THE BALL. WITH OUR TABLES AND SHOWROOM SEATING AND HOSPITALITY WORKERS FROM ADORE ENTERTAINING CANCELING FOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS, THEY ARE HOPPING TRYING TO RECONFIGURE OUR VIP LOUNGE TO KEEP OUR INDOOR SEATING GOING.

WE’VE BEEN PARKING MOST PEOPLE DIRECTLY ON SITE, BUT NOW THAT OUR LOT HAS FILLED UP WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SHUTTLE PICK UP “AT YOUR CAR” IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RITE AID (UNDER COVER) OR KOHLS PARKING LOT ON RIDGELY ROAD IN LUTHERVILLE TOWARDS THE LIGHTRAIL STREETSIDE AREA. WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE CALL US AT THE STORE FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE PICKUP.

WHEN YOU SEE OUR SIGNATURE VAN PULL SLOWLY THROUGH, FROM THE CAR PUT ON YOUR HAZARD LIGHT SO HE CAN RECOGNIZE YOU. IF YOU ARE STANDING UNDER THE OVERPASS, JUST WAVE.

NOW THAT WE’VE HAD OUR BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH PASS, WE’RE NOTICING PEOPLE WHO WERE PLANNING ON STAYING ONLY FOR SHORT MORNING SHIFTS ARE DECIDING TO STAY ON “A LITTLE BIT LONGER” TO SEE WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR THE AFTERNOON.

HIGH NOON SHOWDOWN IN THE M.O.B. EXOTICS GALLERY AND RACE FAN BOUTIQUE.

ROLLING INTO THE NEXT HOURS, GUEST AND VOLUNTEERS AND OUR ARRIVING SOLDIERS ENJOYED PASTRY FLOWN IN FRESH FROM NEW YORK COURTESY OF SWEET LELAS MARKET CAFE. OWNER TONY IACAMPO SAID, “YOU KNOW WHAT? THE PARTY IS SO GREAT AND THE CROWD IS SO GOOD, WE’RE NOT EVEN GOING TO VEND FOOD THIS AFTERNOON. THE FOOD TODAY IS ALL ON US; OUR COMPLIMENTS TO THE USO.” HE’S ON SITE AS WE TYPE MAKING FRESH ITALIAN COLD CUT SANDWICHES, AND HAS EXTRA PLATES OF LASAGNA PAIRED WITH SIDE SALADS ON THEIR WAY TO KEEP GUESTS HAPPY AND BUSY EATING WHILE THEY RIDE OUT THE STORM THIS AFTERNOON. HE’S ALSO STEPPING UP T0 HELP COVER OUR VIP FOOD NEEDS BY BRINGING THE CROWD DECADENT ITALIAN PASTRY BITES THIS AFTERNOON TO SWEETEN THE MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS RAIN OR SHINE DEAL.

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Volunteers

"Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops" photo by Hugh Williams of Reign Model Management

COME AND SEE THE SIGHTS. SPECTATORS WELCOME.

NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A HOUSE FULL OF EXOTIC CARS, WE HAVE THE MOST LOVELY LADIES GREETING GUESTS AT OUR DOORS, COMPLIMENTS OF VICTOR ROSSI DESIGNS. OWNER MANNISH HAS DONATED “12 INTERNS TO HELP US HOST OR HANDLE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT”. WITHOUT ADORE, THEY ARE ALL JUMPING IN TO HELP KEEP OUR DEALERSHIP AREAS BUSSED AND IN ORDER LIKE THE MOST EFFICIENT OF FRIENDLY RESTAURANT WAITRESSES.

THE INTERNS WILL BE HELPING SARAN FOSSETT OF REIGN MODEL MANAGEMENT PUT TOGETHER A SPECTACULAR FASHION SHOW AND PHOTO SHOOT THIS AFTERNOON TO KEEP SPECTATORS ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. [WITH 6 DESIGNERS ON SITE AND 3 PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS READY TO CAPTURE THE MOMENTS, WE’LL HAVE GREAT PICTURES UP TO SHARE WITH YOU IN THE COMING WEEKS, TOO.]

UNDER COVER, THE MOOD IS COOL AND THE COMPANY WARM.

ROLLING OUT OF THE SHOWROOMS AND INTO THE BACK RACE SHOP AREAS, MOUNT WASHINGTON TAVERN IS HERE SERVING DOGFISH BEER ON TAP. THE KEGS ARE FLOWING TO A SATISFIED GROUP OUTSIDE IN THE RACE SHOP WHO ARE BUSY CHECKING OUT NOT ONLY THE EXOTIC AND SPECIAL CLASSIC CARS BUT A COOL DUCATI DISPLAY FROM SPEEDS CYCLES.

OUTSIDE UNDER A LEVEL 2 HURRICANE TENT, THE CHAPIN DAVIS GRILL TEAM IS GOING WITH BRAVE CHEFS STANDING OUTSIDE ENDURING THE SIDEWAYS-BLOWING DOWNPOURS. THEY ARE COOKING UP COOKING UP AMERICAN FAVORITE HOT DOGS FOR THE KIDS AND SOLDIERS. THEY’VE ALSO DONATED ALL OUR SODAS FOR THE DAY, TOO…

MORE FOOD IS ON ITS WAY FROM PLACES LIKE SAMMY’S TRATTORIA TO SATISFY HUNGRY GUESTS WHO ARE JUST ENJOYING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME UNRUSHED SOCIALIZING. THANK OUR LUCKY STARS FOR CIAO BELLA WHO IS BACK TO HOOK US ALL UP WITH SOME OF THAT INCREDIBLE CROWD FAVORITE CHICKEN CACCIATORE HE MAKES THAT IS MAKING THE WHO DEALERSHIP WAFT THE FRAGRANT SENSORY DELIGHT OF HOME-COOKED ITALIAN FOOD. SWEET LELAS HAS ALSO GOT OUR GELATO FREEZER STOCKED–SO TOGETHER, THESE TWO ARE BEING NICKNAMED THE “TANTALIZING TONY’S” BY ALL THE GUESTS AND MODELS DINING IN OUR SHOWROOMS.

RALLY FOR THE USO METRO.

COME JOIN OUR STORM CELEBRATION… IT’S ALL TO BENEFIT THE USO AND TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. SEE YOU SOON!

LOOK FOR THE SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT SHUTTLE

LOOK FOR THE SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT SHUTTLE CRUISING THROUGH LOCAL OFFSITE PARKING AREAS ALONG YORK ROAD (RITE AID, BEST BUY, GIANT, AND BOOKS-A-MILLION STOPS ARE ON THE ROUTE)

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