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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Exotic Car Show in Baltimore Sunday September 27, 2009 ‘Viva Italia’ to benefit Childrens Guild

2009 VIVA ITALIA

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

BALTIMORE CAR SHOW

2008 viva italia kae jeanette jack lori

SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION

FOR ITALIANIZZATO CLUB MEMBERS AND EXOTIC CAR FANS

When: Sunday September 27, 2009

Where: Harbor East section of Downtown Baltimore (between the Inner Harbor and Whole Foods)

COST: The event is free to the public; VIP passes are limited.

TIME: Show hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm rain or shine.

CAUSE: Viva Italia 2009 is an annual charity benefit car show raising money for the Childrens Guild, a non-profit organization that works with the most challenged and underprivileged of Baltimore, Maryland’s youth.

PHOTOS: Click HERE to see photos after the show.

VISITOR AND SPECIAL GUEST INFORMATION: Families with children are welcome. Pets are allowed on city streets with proper supervision for waste disposal and if on a leash.

DISPLAY: Expect to see a dazzling variety of the finest Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini cars in the Mid-Atlantic region.

ACTIVITY: There will be an auction, so plan to bring your checkbook and bid accordingly!

SPECIAL COMMUNITY NOTES:

Drew Davis, Jack Davis,  and Kae Davis will be on hand with friends from the Italianizzato Club, taking pictures and having fun talking with everybody.

You’ll find them situated somewhere between a cherry vintage Ferrari Testarossa in Scuderia Red Tan traditional colors and a new white Maserati Granturismo or strolling the show talking with other club members, exotic car friends, and family.

If you haven’t found the group, simply ask for Ms. Jeanette Scott of Scotty’s Garage (photo left). She’ll be the cute gal running the registration booth and tent — and is the volunteer auto diva event coordinator for the car show portion of the day’s fund raising activity. Jeanette, owner of the famous Baltimore Lamborghini named “Oro Toro” will know where to find more Italianizzato friends… as we’ll probably be hanging out someplace near her husband, the infamous car show gent “T.W.”, the man, the myth, the legend.

Hope to see you at the car show!

Kae Davis FBO Italianizzato!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Special Thanks to the Volunteers and Sponsors of the 2009 La Dolce Vita Automobili Exotic Car Show at Black Horse Country Club in Monterey, CA Friday August 14

La Dolce Vita Automobili 2009 was a smashing success during Monterey Car Week! The Italianizzato Club and Kae Davis of AutoPopMedia.com by Connections Prep wants to thanks all the great exotic car show sponsors, volunteers, and vendors who also participated in  making the festival such a success for the kids of the Shriners Hospital for Children. If you are reading here, cheers! Please show your support for the following businesses and professional organiations, and we’ll see you again in CA next year!


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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Are you ready for your cross country road trip or local California day trip to La Dolce Vita Automobili 2009?

An Invitation from Bayonet and Black Horse and La Dolce Vita Automobili

We invite you to come enjoy the return of an annual tradition. Beautiful Italian Sports Cars, Exotic Cars and Vintage Race Cars plus additional European examples will be displayed as art for public admiration on the lush greens of Black Horse Golf Course on Friday, August 14, 2009 from 9:30am to 5:00pm during Monterey Car Week, the most significant week on the global collector car calendar. Monterey Car Week attracts up to 100,000 additional visitors to the peninsula each August who come from all over California, across the United States and around the world to attend more than one dozen events including Vintage Races, Classic Car Auctions, Rallies and Car Shows.

For years, Black Horse was the popular site of an event that attracted thousands of spectators who came to admire chrome, paint, wheels and the amazing design of Italian cars plus wonderful vendors boasting art, Automobilia and more. La Dolce Vita was established to deliver a beautiful event back to the Black Horse Golf Course where exceptional examples of cars with names like < /font>Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Fiat, DeTomaso and Ferrari can be showcased against a backdrop of lush greenery near the Pacific Ocean.

Special Car Features

There will be many exciting features at this year’s event. A very special display of Lancia cars will showcase models as early as the 1916 Lancia Theta driven by Jan Vorboril in the Peking to Paris Rally. Jan will be on hand to autograph a new book written about the rally entitled Peking to Paris 2007 which chronicles adventures driving across Mongolia, Europe and more.

Alfa Romeo Spiders through the Ages offers a wide variety of beautiful Alfa Romeos. Current entries span early models such as a 1931 6C 1750 to the recent 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, Alfa Romeo’s newest design masterpiece that marks Alfa Romeo’s re-entry into the North American automotive market after more than a decade.

The annual Maserati Days Celebration will be held during La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse. Visitors can expect to see dozens of unique and incredible Maserati cars including both Vintage Race Cars and luxury car designs.

Lamborghinis have always been a popular sight and are always a crowd pleaser. La Dolce Vita has several dozen Lamborghinis on board in every color of the rainbow plus many additional unique configurations you won’t want to miss. The Lamborghini owners are exceptional folk who love to share stories about the cars and don’t mind camera-happy fans who love to snap photos from all around. After all, these cars look spectacular from every angle! A great surprise for both spectators and the media,La Dolce Vita will have a new 2010 Lamborghini LP 670 SV on display for all to admire! This car does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds!!!!

While La Dolce Vita Automobili is an Italian car-centric event, there is also a European display showcasing other cars as art. Featured Marques of the Peninsula invites cars being showcased at other Monterey Car Week events to display on Friday such as Bugatti which is featured at Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Porsche, the featured marque at the weekend’s Historic Races.

A unique celebration is attracting additional French cars, that of the 75th Anniversary of the Citroen Traction Avant. These cars were state-of-the-art at the time of their offering and truly ground-breaking vehicles. Traction Avant cars do not number many in the United States, but the display is building quite nicely. Additional Citroens include Jerry Hathaway’s land speed record breaking Citroen SM. Jerry won numerous records in this car but his wife came along and took the record for her own!

Entertainment and Special Features

Visitors will enjoy live music sponsored by Blue Fin on Cannery Row, a wine pavilion, great food, beautiful cars and wonderful people in the region Steinbeck spoke of in his novels for years. La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse will deliver a special treat mid morning as the Grapes of Wrath vehicle made famous in the movie The Grapes of Wrath pulls in to amaze visitors. This is a masterpiece reworked to perfection by car aficionado and eclectic automotive creator Gary Wales. The car will be on offer at the famous Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in early 2010.

An Automotive Design Pavilion will offer visitors a look into the future of cars. Featured students and graduates of the Academy of Art University School of Industrial Design in San Francisco, California will showcase a myriad of work. Digital renderings of cars will be on display via computer kiosks. Easels will display 3’ x 4’ drawings and large, beautiful painted clay mod els will showcase projects aimed at car design decades from now. These are the future designers of collector cars, cars that will be admired generations from today.

For a Great Cause

The underlying goal of La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse is the “preservation of admiration of collector cars among future generations”. In keeping with this theme, every adult ticket purchased also admits one guest age 17 and under free and visitors are encouraged to bring the whole family, particularly sons and daughters or nieces and nephews who can see these beautiful cars up close and personal and hopefully develop a strong interest that will carry forward for years to come.

The La Dolce Vita Automobili Scholarship Fund has been established and will benefit from funds generated from a silent auction during the event. The auction, presented by Grand Stand Sports & Memorabilia offers sports, movie and music memorabilia ranging from autographed musical instruments and photographs to Super Bowl helmets. Collectors Foundation has been chosen to facilitate the funds which will be distributed to young career-minded individuals pursuing a career in automotive design.

La Dolce Vita Automobili believes in helping the children of America. A portion of all tickets purchased will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children. This organization assists children born with missing limbs, children who are burn victims and more. Recently, Shriners Hospitals for Children transported tiny burn victims by airplane from a preschool fire to the Sacramento, California facility. Assistance is not based on financial or social status. If a child needs specialized services that Shriners offers, they will help the child. Learning about Shriners Hospitals for Children is important to La Dolce Vita and hopefully, event spectators and participants will better understand the services offered and share with family, neighbors and friends who may have a child in need of assistance that can be helped by the organization.

Come join us on the lush greens of Black Horse Gold Course Friday, August 14, 2009 from 9:30am to 5:00pm. In the tradition of the greatest concours event in the world (Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance), air conditioned luxury buses will deliver spectators from spectator parking to within yards of the first exhibit. We’d love for you to join us for a day of automotive nirvana on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in Northern California.

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse is sponsored by Cats Exotics, Driven Exotics and Griots Garage.

Please use code LDVBH (all upper case) to obtain discounted tickets online at http://www.montereybayconcours.com/SPECTATORS/spectator.php
or call 253 334-1078.

We hope to see you next week!

Bayonet and Black Horse and the La Dolce Vita Automobili Team

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hospice of Chesapeake Bay area is beneficiary of Ferrari Club Exotic Car Show ‘Gilligans Island’

BREAKING AUTO NEWS: Photos are starting to come in from the 2009 Gilligan’s Island festival held Saturday June 6, 2009 in Pasedena, Maryland. Sponsored by Craftsmen Developers Dennis Gilligan (www.craftsmendevelopers.com), the event was sanctioned by the Ferrari Club of America and overseen by Mid-Atlantic region club president Bill Ebert. Several thousand dollars were raised for the local charity Hospice of Chesapeake Bay (www.hospicechesapeake.org). More information about the event, pictures, and additional follow up articles will be published shortly.

FCA-MAR with Host Dennis Gilligan on Mic

FCA-MAR with Host Dennis Gilligan on Microphone

2009 Gilligans Island Car Show in Maryland

As a first annual FCA-MAR sanctioned event to be held for the local Hospice center in nearby Chesapeake Bay region, the intimate function “Gilligan’s Island Ferrari Club Exotic Car Show to benefit the Hospice of Chesapeake” boasted quite a few spectacular Ferrari cars in addition to a fine assortment of high end luxury vehicles and other state of the art exotics. Show cars of note included a vintage Ferrari Dino, a Ford GT, and a Ferrari Super America.

Festival features included lively Cajun music, catered barbecue from local upscale restaurant Adam’s Ribs, live and silent auction components, and an award ceremony. Trophies were awarded based on fun Gilligan’s Island television show themes like “Professors Choice”, “the Mary Ann Award”, and the “Ginger Grant”.

The event, staged with Concours D’Elegance style green grass fields and cars parked showcase-style along winding blacktop areas under a heavy canopy of well manicured but predominantly indigenous Maryland trees, allowed guests to wander and roam the property freely.

Drew Davis at FCA-MAR 2009 Gilligans Island Ferrari Club Exotic Car Show in the Concours D'Elegance Field

Drew Davis at FCA-MAR 2009 Gilligans Island Ferrari Club Exotic Car Show in the Concours D'Elegance Ferrari Field

Attendance numbers neared 200 guests, with 100% of the $45 per person ticket proceeds going to the Hospice Center to help fund their programming. Car show attendants were also treated to imported beer, bubbling champagne, and Cohiba cigars (all compliments of the gracious hosts), with visitors able to browse through cars and on site vendor art.

Gilligan Estate Ferrari Car Show in Maryland June 2009

Gilligan Estate Ferrari Car Show in Pasedena, Maryland June 2009

Craftsmen Developers and the Venue History: Going Green

Craftsmen Developers is a green land development firm based in Glen Burnie, Maryland. A community minded company, owner and company president Dennis Gilligan believes “Going Green” begins with, “a green attitude…. simple things, like recycling paper or more complex matters like reshaping communities to minimize runoff and maximize green space.”

Craftsmen Developers leadership instills a “Going Green” culture throughout the company.  Heading forward into the 21st century, son Coner Gilligan, Vice President, is often seen working closely with father Dennis and placed in charge of many of the forward thinking land development projects.  “The culture of caring for the environment is not just a family business approach; we’re committed to thinking multi-generational when it comes to  building in such a way that is environmentally friendly, elevates employee and contractor sensitivity towards the environment, and fosters sustainable development designs in its projects…” says the young up and coming and very professional prodigy.

Craftsmen Developers was the key sponsor for the 2009 Gilligan's Island Ferrari and Exotic Car Show in Maryland

Craftsmen Developers was the key sponsor for the 2009 Gilligan's Island Ferrari and Exotic Car Show

According to the Gilligans, “The Company’s land designs attempt to maximize porous surfaces and limit disturbed areas. They direct civil engineers and consult with local jurisdictions to allow for more flexible “Green Designs”… Craftsmen Developers believes strongly that it can and will improve the environment by creating “Green Neighborhoods”.

As a visitor to their Maryland home and private property for any exotic car show, it becomes immediately apparent that this is a family in which all the business partners practice what they preach. Click HERE to see a map of current land development projects with Craftsmen Developers in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

Pool at Gilligans Island by Craftsmen Developers

Pool at Gilligans Island by Craftsmen Developers

All the elements of the main house, guest houses, garages, and outlying buildings on the Gilligan estate are laid out in harmony with the coastal wildlife and plants that spare the space with the Gilligan family. Combining modern features with reclaimed wood and stone left over from local restoration projects, the site boasts many of the elemental architectural design features of a Frank Lloyd Wright home while adding curved window lines and built in interior artistic elements that blend seamlessly with the rounded swells of the property’s Chesapeake Bay coast. As a result, the effect is one that claims not only function but superlative form balanced with the natural elements surrounding — making the 5 acre residence a great place to host a fund raiser or private party.

Future Gilligans Island Events and Ferrari Car Shows

As the event was such a resounding success with guests, get your 2010 daybooks and pens ready. The Gilligans’ expect to set the date for next years and make a public announcement about their intention to again support the Hospice charity some time before the 2009 4th of July celebrations.

The early word from the FCA-MAR board is that they fully expect to support asking the Ferrari Club of American to again lend it’s supporting sanction blessing to the future annual events that will undoubtedly help the guests of the Hospice rest easier thanks to the gracious hospitality provided by the Gilligans and diverse group of 2009 festival attendants.

Until that time, the FCA-MAR group plans to be very busy, with many car shows, special group outings, and road galleries planned throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Ferrari Club is an organization that prides itself on being a social organization committed to the promotion of the Ferrari brand and working to help all members of each local community meet their needs. As such, the organization often sponsors worthwhile charities that actively affect their own members residential communities like the Hospice Center of the Chesapeake and the upcoming Children’s Guild “Viva Italia 2009: Concours D’Elegance” scheduled to happen in September of 2009 at the Inner Harbor of Downtown Baltimore’s Harbor East.

2009 Gilligans Island Car Show with FCA-MAR President Bill Ebert and Maserati of Baltimore GM and Ferrari of  Washington Sales Rep Jack H. Davis
2009 Gilligans Island Car Show was a pleasure with show co-hosts FCA-MAR President Bill Ebert and Maserati of Baltimore GM/Ferrari of Washington Sales Rep Jack H. Davis

Pictures of the 2009 Gilligans Island Event, Etc.

The club members and host officials expect to release more photos and press announcements in the coming week(s), including setting a date for a second annual hospice benefit on the Gilligan’s waterfront estate property.

To register for updates and information about exotic car functions happening across the United States and to post photographs or special events information for Italian exotic car lovers, visit www.italianizzato.com. There, you will be able to join other exotic car owners and car club members actively posting on Facebook to network socially and professionally; membership in the club is FREE.

To see more photos of the 2009 Gilligans Island event and other Ferrari, Maserati, or Lamborghini club events in the Maryland region, visit www.flickr.com/mobexotics/collections.

More “Gilligan, Lil’ Buddy” Contact Information

For more information about hiring Craftsmen Developers for your next building, consulting, or land development project, visit www.craftsmendevelopers.com.

To make a donation to the Hospice Center of the Chesapeake Bay region in the Gilligans Island event name, please visit www.hospicechesapeake.org.

More information about the Ferrari Club of America’s Mid-Atlantic Region can be found at their main website www.fca-mar.com.

To submit stories or photos about the Gilligan’s Island Ferrari Car Club Exotic Car Shows, please email the Exotic Car Examiner Kae Davis at cafecars@gmail.com.

To inquire about the purchase of a new or pre-owned Ferrari, Maserati, or Lamborghini, other exotic car, or high end luxury model, contact Jack Davis at 828-713-8030 (24 hours).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ferrari lovers head out for Gilligan’s Island 2009 Special Event Charity Fund Raiser and Car Show

Gilligan’s Island

Charity Event benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Hospice Center

www.hospicechesapeake.org

Saturday, June 6 (11:00 – 5:00pm)

[Rain Date: Sunday, June 7]

Members and friends of the Ferrari Club of the Mid-Atlantic region will be gathering this Saturday June 6, 2009 [or Sunday June 7, 2009 if rain sets in] for a very special special afternoon car show event.

Ferrari Dino will be on display at the Gilligan's Island 2009 Event

Ferrari Dino will be on display at the Gilligan's Island 2009 Event

Rallying at the Maryland waterfront estate of Dennis and Peggy Gilligan, car owners from all over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region will be showcasing more than 50 privileged Ferraris, all pristine and displayed Concours D’Elegance style at this second annual summer kick-off party event. There’s more news however, as the Italianizzato Club muscle has been hard at work again. Just this week, host Dennis Gilligan has expressly agreed to extend the invitation for other brands of exotic cars to plan a day trip down to visit the estate and showcase their vehicles. That’s big news for owners of other marquees like Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and custom American muscle classics and exotics like the Ford GT. You see, originally, the rumor spread that Ferrari club guys were not going to allow non-owners to visit or other car models on the private acres if we tried to attend.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will be on display

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will be on display

What did Dennis Gilligan say when he heard that other exotic car club members were not being included in the Ferrari event invitation? “Are you kidding? My place is huge. Everyone I know in the Ferrari club is friendly and loves all kinds of cars. Everybody is welcome.” The Gilligan family says, “Bring your Exotic Car (or boat for that matter as dock slips/anchorage are available) and share our home and pool overlooking Rock Creek.  Reservations [on the main field] will be limited to the first 75 Exotic Cars and there is room to display 75 more [for a total of 150 cars on display next year].” Dennis also indicated that there is ample parking for all methods of transportation on his land. All he’s asked is that the Ferrari field, as a Ferrari club sanctioned event, exotic or show cars, and daily driver commuter parking be kept separate for the purpose of photography and creating ambiance. See how easy it is to attend an FCA-MAR event? [Tisk, tisk to those non-affiliated folks spreading silly exclusionary gossip in the chat rooms and by private messages on forums.] Included in the cost of admission is a catered lunch by Annapolis favorite barbecue restaurant Adam’s Ribs. Cost of entry includes beverages, “All the sodas and beer your can drink” says Dennis (sorry kids — 21 and up on the alcoholic beverages and yes, ID will be checked). The cost, just $45.00 per person, is fully tax deductible with 100% of the proceeds provided to the Hospice of the Chesapeake. You do not need to own or be showing an exotic car to participate in this event. All guests over the age of 16 are welcome; please contact the event host to make special arrangements for wheelchair or handicapped participants.

Ferrari F430 Challenge Car

Ferrari F430 Challenge Car

Early registrants planing to display cars sent check by postal mail to the event location address:  Dennis Gilligan, 1316 Water Oak Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122. Late car show entries should immediately email the EXOTIC CAR EXAMINER at cafecars@gmail.com to express interest in joining the show this weekend (and include .jpg photos of their car along with make, model, year, and other pertinent contact details for the Gilligans to help be prepared for post-event coverage).

Please email Dennis Gilligan (dennisgilligan@comcast.net) or call 410-320-5878 for more information about the Gilligan’s Island Event, including for assistance with directions.

Expect Dennis Gilligan and son Conor of Craftsmen Developers to help host an awards ceremony featuring People’s Choice and various door prizes.

DON’T FORGET TO THANK THE FOLLOWING EVENT SPONSORS:

Adams Ribs – www.adamsribs.com (catering) Ferrari Club of America – Mid Atlantic Region – www.fca-mar.com Maserati of Baltimore – www.maseratiofbaltimore.com Ferrari of Washington – www.ferrariofwashington.com (Jack Davis, sales)

Compitzione & Sports Car – www.competizionecars.com Radcliffe Motorcar Company – www.rmccar.com Porsche of Annapolis – www.porscheofannapolis.com (Mike Mauer, sales) Artist – Randy Owens – www.randyowens.com (festival art) Exotic Car Examiner by Connections Prep – www.autopopnews.com

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Exotic Car Show Breaking News: 2009 La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse in Monterey, CA welcomes Lamborghini

For Immediate Release:

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse to Display Full Color Palette of Lamborghini Automobiles

“Online Ticketing To Witness this Spectacle in Person Now Available at the 2009 La Dolce Vita Event Website”

La Dolce Lambo Ad


AUBURN, WA. (May 21, 2009)-La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse announced today that the event will be showcasing an impressive display of Lamborghini cars.  The event continues to receive strong support across the Italian car community and exceptional cars are evident. “Fellow Lamborghini owners from all over are traveling to La Dolce Vita and bringing some amazing cars in just about every color and configuration imaginable”, notes Steve Gleaner, event sponsor and owner of Driven Exotics in Gilroy, CA. Both spectators and the Media will enjoy photographing several dozen examples of the famous Italian supercar.  Convenient online ticketing at the www.ladolcevitamontereybay.com website has also been announced through services provided by Interactive Ticketing.

Numerous car events are held around the world each year and many feature exotic cars. “Lamborghini cars always make a huge impact on the crowd when we take them to events and people of all ages love to see them”, remarks Roy Cats, event sponsor and owner of Cats Exotics in Everett, Washington. “Look at all the event coverage on the web and in magazines and you will see a strong focus on Lamborghini’s with their wings in the air and their sleek and powerful lines”.

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse will feature a wide selection of beautiful Italian and other European cars, [such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo] carefully displayed as art for the general public to enjoy along with great food, wine, music and vendor offerings. The event takes place on Friday, August 14 during Monterey Car Week, the most significant week on the global collector car calendar which attracts hundreds of thousands of serious automotive enthusiasts from around the globe. “We’ve chosen to work with Interactive Ticketing due to their expertise with events like the New York International Auto Show”, said Kerry McMullen, Co Founder of the event. “Anyone who purchases a spectator ticket can easily print out a bar-code ticket from their computer or order online and pick them up at one of our three Will Call tents at the event”.

An “Early Bird Special” spectator ticket rate of $70.00 is in effect to the general public through June 15. Ticket holders receive a full-color, content-rich collectible event book. Free parking is also included along with air-conditioned shuttle to the front entry of the event. La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse is family-friendly and will admit youth ages 17 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult. “We encourage adults to bring youth to the LDV so they can learn about great cars of the world and hopefully acquire a passion for collector cars that carries forward for years”, remarks McMullen.

More Contact Information

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse Website: http://www.ladolcevitamontereybay.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ladolcevita2009

MyVRL.com: http://www.myvrl.com/group/ladolcevitaau

MySpace.com: http://www.myspace.com/471219719

Accommodations on the Monterey Peninsula

Resort2Me: http://www.resort2me.com

About La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse is the newest car event to be added to the 10-day timeframe known as Monterey car Week. The exhibition of Italian and European cars offers examples of vintage race cars, sports cars, exotics and supercars spanning decades of design and technology. On Friday, August 14, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Black Horse Golf Course, cars will be featured as art amidst a dramatic backdrop of lush greenery near the Pacific Ocean on the Monterey Peninsula during the most significant week on the global collector car calendar. A silent auction including automotive art, music, movie and sports memorabilia will generate funds for the La Dolce Vita Automobili Scholarship. Facilitated by Collectors Foundation, the scholarship will assist bright and talented students in their pursuit of a career in automotive design, shaping the cars of tomorrow.

Media Contact

Cindy A. Meitle, CAR PR USA LLC  480 277-1864

cindy@carprusa.com

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Monday, May 11, 2009

2009 Raduna Primavera All Italian Car Tour scheduled June 7 from LaGrange Winery in Haymarket, Virgina sponsored by DC Fiat Club

Mid-Atlantic region auto event news flash: the Raduna Primavera annual “All Italian” car tour annual event is almost here again. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009, launching from the Northern Virginia region.

Speed Racer Todd with 1981 Lancia

Speed Racer Todd with 1981 Lancia

Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini cars will all be on display and included in the driving portion of the day trip event, again bringing all the various car club chapters in and around the Baltimore Washington and Northern Virginia regions together to celebrate all things Italian. Cars will rally for a road excursion from the LaGrange Winery in Haymarket, Virginia.

ANNUAL ALL ITALIAN CAR TOUR

The Raduna Primavera event is a special one on the Eastern Seaboard.

ferrari at dcfiatsSponsored by the DC Fiat group, they are again getting ready to celebrate the coming of summer with a DC Metro [Northern VA] region road rally tour. The DC Fiat group says, “The starting point is the Winery at Lagrange near Haymarket, Virginia. After a quick driver’s meeting, cars will embark on a journey taking them on some of northern Virginia’s finest back roads. Then it’s across the Potomac and up onto the twisty roads of Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains with a lunchtime finish at Thurmont’s Cozy Restaurant.”

A map to the winery starting point may be found HERE.

CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST AND STORM WARNING CONDITIONS ON RALLY DAY

REGISTRATION AND ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION

DC Fiats is an active car club in the Mid-Atlantic Region

DC Fiats is an active car club in the Mid-Atlantic Region

According to the car club’s representatives, pricing for participation is $25 per person (which includes a buffet lunch at the Cozy). As such, one can expect the entry fee to be per guest rather than per carload. As a family oriented event, pre-teen children are free. Registration is already open and going strong. Keep in mind there will be a $20 late fee added to registrations received after May, 29th, 2009 so be sure to have your payment and registration in to the group organizers early. Yes, the club does offer online registration options (which you can access by clicking HERE).

PICTURES AND PHOTOS OF THE ALL ITALIAN CAR TOUR EVENTS

If you have photos to share from the 2009 Raduno Primavera or any past all Italian car tour or shows, please email connectionsprep@gmail.com. Kae Davis will be more than happy to share as many as we can in a slideshow for the Exotic Car Examiner column (to help you promote not only your exotic car brand but also to help past or future participants find information about your car club and automobile event).

THINGS TO DO (AND NOT TO DO) FOR THE RADUNO PRIMAVERA

Other rules and restrictions include the following special event notes: 1. Italian cars only — through they like and appreciate other car brands, their racing hearts on this day seek to include only the lovely cars of Italy. Men and women drivers equally welcome. 2. Participating vehicles must be street legal and fully insured. Always a given at any road rally for any car marquee club activity, it is amazing but some people do have a fantasy of driving their non-street legal machines around the winding and lush view roads of our country. 3. Drivers are expected to obey all traffic laws and posted speed limits. Please note that radar detectors are illegal in the state of Virginia and traffic cameras are now posted throughout the region (targeting intersection crossing violators, mainly). There are also many speed traps,  so pace yourself politely and accordingly to keep on the favored side of any state troopers, sheriffs, or police working the area for the purpose of road safety. 4. The supporting clubs and organizers are not responsible for the actions of participants. [That means play nice with other cars and community neighbors you encounter while driving through the neighborhoods of the beautiful rural and suburban Northern Virginia region just miles away from our nations capital Washington DC.]

For more information and online registration:

DCfiats.org

http://www.dcfiats.org/events/2009_Raduno/index.html

Exotic Car Examiner

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweetheart Social Valentines Day Event Gets Sweeter: Maserati of Baltimore Event Welcomes Back World Famous Pastry Shop Vaccaro’s of Little Italy as Vendor for the Event while also getting some pretty Great Italianizzato Club Press from Community Media Friends

Valentine Event VENDORS and SPONSORS: Maserati of Baltimore Sweetheart Social Offers Singles and Couples a Fun Alternative Things to Do for Valentines Day in DC Metro Region

http://www.vaccarospastry.com/

Special Thanks to Nick and Maria Vaccaro for providing us with fresh cannoli and to the Italian Consul’s daughter and neice who are volunteering to help us prepare and serve these Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry treat on site at Maserati for the Sweetheart Social. If you don’t already know about Vaccarro’s in Baltimore’s Little Italy, the pastry shop is LEGENDARY!

Only a few tickets remain to the Valentines Day Sweetheart Social. Space for this event is limited due to so many great vendors and sponsors participating.  Discount couples tickets ($40 a couple) have been extended on sale until 2/13/2009 or the last 20 couples sell out. Individual tickets are still available at $25 per person.

All tickets include free wind tasting, free chocolate party (buffet sampling of the best chocolate truffles, barks, hand-dipped dried fruit, and fresh chocolate covered strawberries), dessert pastry samples, cappuccino or hot cocoa, rum cocktails, and cognac night cap.

To buy your tickets CLICK BELOW:

http://www.maserativalentine2009.eventbrite.com

Additional thanks to writer Sarah Gilbert Fox of Baltimore Style Magazine for all the great write ups, the Baltimore Sun for helping us get the word about this special March of Dimes charity event out, and to Baltimore Examiner society columnist Anne Boone Simanski–Baltimore’s own new “Socially Speaking Anne”–for talking us up on radio station and sports talk program segments on WVIE-1370.

Cheers, all… see you Saturday, Valentine!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meet the Vendors, Sponsors, and Artists Showcasing Products at Maserati of Baltimore Saturday February 14, 2009 for the Valentine Night Sweetheart Social

Italianizzato Club Sweetheart Social

march of dimes signature shefs auction logo fall 2009

MASERATI: EXCELLENCE THROUGH PASSION

Click HERE to view growing list of VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, and SPONSORS

Looking for an unusual thing to do for Valentines Day in Baltimore County, Maryland? Wanting to know more about the Italianizzato Club Sweetheart Social at Maserati of Baltimore? Here are all the answers to the questions, “What kind of special event will it be–and how can I get my husband/wife/date/friends/co-workers to come to the holiday party with me this weekend?”

  • Promoting Awareness of the March of Dimes Foundation Signature Chefs Auction
  • Happening from 7:30 – 10:30 pm Saturday February 14, 2009 at Maserati of Baltimore [1630 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, MD]
  • Singles and Couples Welcome for Dessert, Shopping, and Cocktails
  • Chocolate Party, Wine Tasting, and Luxury Products
  • Dealership Tours to See Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari

Maserati of Baltimore promises to set just the right mood for a visit from Cupid.

“DATE NIGHT” AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE WELCOMING COUPLES & SINGLES INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOP TEN REASON TO BRING A FRIEND:

  1. Parking with VIP Guest Reception compliments of Park 4 U Valet
  2. Mingle with networking friends or relax in quiet corner getaway spots positioned thoughtfully for chatting and car viewing throughout the Maserati dealership
  3. Sip cocktails by the Leaping fountains on display compliments of Xibitz
  4. Stroll while you shop vendor booths while enjoying dessert bites passed by wait staff or grab a bite from a nearby dessert table
  5. Sample plentiful chocolate indulgences throughout the night from the Parfections Chocolate Bar
  6. Preview local artists’ work showcased gallery style for the evening (to promote romantic insight through casual conversation)
  7. Bundle up, take hot Cappuccino or Cocoa outside, and browse the “Rock Star Parking” area car displays (perfect reason hand holding)
  8. Network and talk cars to your heart’s content in the Race Shop Cafe nestled back in a warm, quiet corner inside
  9. Register as a Volunteer for the upcoming March of Dimes “Signature Chefs Auction” or set a date to attend their event with a lover, family member, or group of friends this Fall
  10. Fall in love with your favorite exotic car; schedule your appointment to come back for a daylight ride in the most exclusive Maserati luxury sedans and performance sports cars

What the special event offering guests and participants:

DATE NIGHT AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE?

SERIOUSLY?

YES.

Learn more about the Maserati Valentine Vendors and Sponsors

Guests of the dealership will enjoy the opportunity to window shop the most glamorous of celebrity rides for sale in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro up close and personal while relaxing in style:

  • New Maserati Quattroporte, Granturismo, and Granturismo S on display and ready to order
  • Previously Owned Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari for sale
  • Each couple registering will receive a voucher for a daytime ride in a Maserati Quattroporte valid during the month of February 2009 [valid at Maserati of Baltimore or Maserati of Washington]

Explore vendor booths with specialty products that all luxury products enthusiasts would like to have, keep, carry, or wear… available for gift giving or pocketbook friendly impulse buy purchasing:

  • Boutique Merchandise for sale from Fashion Divas and Gents running the finest of Baltimore Washington DC Metro Shops [serving local residents of MD, DC, & VA]
  • Handmade Gourmet  Chocolate Bar (Buffet) by Baltimore Chocolatier Kim Rigby
  • Teddy Bears for Sweethearts and Kids
  • Special Valentine Music Mix
  • Custom Clothing Designer Showcase by Kustom Looks
    • Custom Suits for Executive Ladies and Gentlemen
    • Ready to Wear Items for Professionals
    • Semi-Formal and Formal Wear
  • Designer Boutique Goods and Haute Couture Fashion Apparel
  • Image Consultation
  • Race Fan Motor Sports Merchandise and Memorabilia from M.O.B.
    • Ferrari Apparel [with special offer courtesy discount to all FCA Members]
    • Maserati RC Cars [with special discount to all Maserati service clients and owners]
    • Lamborghini Fan Gear [with special merchandise sales and free car wash with purchase over $100]
    • Maserati Luggage and Exotic Car Travel Accessories by Maserati of Baltimore
    • Ducati and Motoguzzi Motorcycles and Riding Apparel by Speeds Cycle
  • Home Theater, Gaming, and Lighting Systems Showcase by Silver Screen and Sound
    • Driving Simulator
    • Maserati Product Explanation Televised on the Big Screen hosted by auto celebrity Kimatni Rawlins of Automotive Rhythms Television
  • Venetian Glass Art and Jewelry by Maestro Gianni Toso
  • Fine Art Gallery and Photography Display Showcases
    • Art Leasing by Where Art Thou
    • Hugh Williams Photography and Art
    • Oil Painting and Live Sketching by Artist Tommy Roberts
    • Photography and Videography Services by Planet Vehicle, Noble Roman, “Poncho”, and Tre’Lynn Productions
    • Gallery Display by Artery 717 Artists:
      • David FOOX
      • Antoine Josse
      • Alex Michaels
      • Kerklin Crawford
      • Lucyann Foronda Dirksen

PLEASE NOTE: Maserati of Baltimore is a “handicapped-friendly” facility. Please email MOBReception@gmail.com to have special needs accommodations met by all the Guest services staff in attendance.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson, Maryland Partnering with the March of Dimes to Promote the Italianizzato Club Sweetheart Social at Maserati of Baltimore Saturday Night February 14th, 2009

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Click the Picture Above to Reserve Your Tickets Today... prepares to welcome the Italianizzato Club "Sweetheart Social". Whether you are traveling from near or far, St. Valentines Date Night in Baltimore County is sure to be spectacular for anyone who loves cars, the community, and is looking for an exciting fun filled date night for couples or singles to share.

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Looking for that special something to do for Valentines day this year with that special someone?

Enlarge the picture to the left of this passage and you will find a hotel package offer that includes the restaurant menu, and cost details for a special Valentine Champagne Toast, dinner, and Baltimore County discount room rate reservation offer.

Designed to create the sweetest of social ambiance and create one of the most unique Things to Do during an overnight stay in the Mid-Atlantic region this 2009 year for Valentines day… the special includes a gourmet dinner for two, courtesy shuttle to and from the Sweetheart Social, and an overnight stay at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel.

Cupid is granting requests to Maserati fans for Valentines Day this year (2009) thanks to Connections Prep.

WHO’S ENTITLED: Available exclusively to Italianizzato Club guests Saturday February 14th, 2009, the special  treats those guests and visiting volunteers attending the Sweetheart Social at Maserati of Baltimore.

WHAT’S WHAT (At the Sheraton Baltimore North): The hotel facility  offers a special room, rate, and restaurant menu, giving party guests the opportunity to relax and take a night to unwind.

THE PLACE: The Sheraton Baltimore North is located at 903 Dulaney Valley Roads in nearby local shopping and dining hot spot Towson, Maryland (21204, telephone 410-321-7400), conveniently located near Maserati of Baltimore (1630 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093, telephone 410-321-8071).

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE ITALIANIZZATO CLUB

march_of_dimes_signature_chefs_auctionBUY TICKETS FOR THE SWEETHEART SOCIAL VALENTINE NIGHT EVENT BENEFITING THE MARCH OF DIMES BY CLICKING HERE

Unusual Things to Do for Valentines Day

If you are a couple looking for something different to do for Valentines day this year or you are a single looking for a fun destination where you can mix, mingle, and network with friends,think about joining the Italianizzato Club for a special night of Exotic Car Romance.

Here is the Sweetheart Social Sheraton-sponsored current special events plan and offers:

  • Relax in late afternoon after checking into the hotel ($149 with advanced reservation); have a nap or take a quick dip in the hotel’s indoor pool
  • Make an early dinner reservation for a special meal at Rain 903 that includes Lobster and Champagne Toast (meal price included in the cost of reservation)
  • Box your desserts from the restaurant meal (to save for a late night treat) or plan to eat light;  head over by courtesy shuttle to the “Sweetheart Social” ($40 per couple if tickets pre-paid online by or before 2/10/09)
  • While visiting Maserati of Baltimore, enjoy seeing Maserati cars, Lamborghini, and Ferrari; VIP & Valet parking is available for those guests driving to the event in their personal rides
  • Do a little luxury shopping at the party for items perfectly selected for indulgent gifting and on sale by specialty products vendors; enjoy wine, spirits, and chocolate tasting party compliments of Parfections LLC, Calvert Wine & Spirits, and Cruzan Rum throughout the event from 7:30-10:30 pm
  • Set a future date to volunteer with or attend the March of Dimes Foundation “Signature Chefs Auction–Baltimore” (an annual favorite community event coming back to Baltimore City in the Fall of 2009); held in over 190 cities nationwide, it is the one gourmet food lovers night each year folks in Maryland don’t want to miss
  • Enjoy a light frozen dessert while taking a glimpse of the Maserati of Baltimore Race Shop; bundle up to stroll the dealer lot while sipping a Hot Chocolate or Cappucino from Espresso Cafe
  • Head back indoors to top off the night with a warming taste of Courvoisier Cognac while waiting for your designated driver ride
  • Return to the Sheraton in Towson special Valentine night accommodations safely again by shuttle; spend the night in a comfortable room perfect for a romantic or casual holiday evening getaway
  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant again the following morning; if the mood is right, ask about the Maserati of Baltimore Guest and Employee Courtesy discount and stay on another night
  • Head back to Maserati of Baltimore in the coming weeks to go for a ride the Maserati Quattroporte by appointment; your event ticket or Sheraton receipt will serve as the voucher (or contact the dealership directly at 410.321.8071 to have the ride and drive experience  presented as a gift voucher to friend or family)

Come. Relax. Enjoy.

Play in Traffic with a designated driver this Valentines night–compliments of the Sheraton Baltimore North and the friends of Maserati of Baltimore. Help us continue to help the March of Dimes Foundation continue it’s work helping families and children in the Maryland region and around the world. A portion of the evenings proceeds or auction packages are being donated to the Signature Chefs Auction by each participating vendor and sponsor. Tell your friends; we’ll have plenty of chocolate and goodies to share.

WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

Italianizzato Club events are private functions sponsored and hosted by Connections Prep. For more information about upcoming dates reserved for Italian products showcases in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro region, please visit http://www.italianizzato.com. To learn more about the event venue Maserati of Baltimore please click HERE (includes GPS address and MapQuest directions).

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE NEWS OF THIS EVENT AND VALENTINE SPECIAL PROMOTION ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.

If you have received this email, it is because you are on our Italianizzato club private mailing list directed privately to personal friends and family. We are hopeful that you will pass this invitation along to friends and associates who enjoy sampling tasty sweets, like luxury products, and love exotic cars–especially those interested in learning more about the brand Maserati. The Italianizzato Club “Sweetheart Social” is a charity benefit helping community friends at the March of Dimes recruit new volunteers and auction item donors for the upcoming “Signature Chefs Auction: Baltimore” happening in the Fall of 2009.

The Italianizzato Club, Connections Prep Event Management Services, and the March of Dimes Foundation are not affiliated with Maserati of Baltimore.

Maserati of Baltimore is located at 1630 York Road in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland by GPS.

The Sheraton Baltimore North is located just off Towson Circle in Towson, Maryland. The hotel boasts a Skywalk to Towson Town Center and Indoor Pool Facility, creating a relaxed atmosphere for recreation or business accomodations.

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