Ferrari Maserati Lamborghini Exotic Car Club News

Friday, January 1, 2010

What ever happened to MOB EXOTICS?

Looking for information about MOB EXOTICS? We’ve moved!

Our little local social networking group of exotic car owners and Italian car enthusiasts went national back at the start of 2009. You can still participate with other members at local, regional and national events. However, the biggest change is that instead of meeting up here to look for posts about weekly events, car club members get to chat online with other family and friends thanks to FACEBOOK.

Yep — that’s right… the old MOB EXOTICS has it’s own Playing in Traffic Group on facebook –complete with a photo gallery anyone can contribute car photos to, a special events board, and chat between Maserati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini living friends (Fiat, Lancia, and Italian Motorcycles like Ducati and Moto Guzzi, too).

Simply type http://www.italianizzato.com and it will take you right there.

Click HERE to GET ITALIANIZED!

If you are really ambitious and want access to more car news, you can follow Jack and Kae Davis online —

Jack Davis is on Twitter @ferrarifans and on Facebook

Kae Davis is on Twitter @cafecars and on Facebook

You can subscribe to Kae’s EXOTIC CAR EXAMINER column on Examiner.com by visiting www.autopopnews.com, too.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Italianizzato Club Meetup at Sotto Sopra for Summer Pasta Party Aug. 27, 2009 — Make your reservations EARLY and bring friends… Valet Parking available!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sotto Sopra’s Italian Celebration

SUMMER PASTA PARTY August 27, 2009 [date change]

sotto sopra valet parking maserati club special event parking baltimore

The Italianizzato Club visiting Sotto Sopra

The party starts at 8 p.m. and carries on through to midnight.  Kick up your heels and let down your hair, come via Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Maserati, Lamborghini, Fiat, or Ferrari, and don’t forget to bring your inner Italian spirit.

Summer Pasta Party ticket price of $60 includes food, wine, beer, entertainment, gratuity, tax and can be purchased at Sotto Sopra’s website: www.sottosopra.us.

All other alcoholic beverages will be half price for this event.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is located at 405 N. Charles Street.

For further information call Sotto Sopra Restaurant at 410.625.0534

ABOUT

Visit http://www.italianizzato.com for more information.

Visit http://www.italianizzato.com for more information.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is located four blocks north of the Inner Harbor at 405 N. Charles Street at the gateway to Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon cultural district. Winner of the people’s choice award for Favorite Baltimore Italian Restaurant from Baltimore Magazine, Sotto Sopra has been offering contemporary Italian cuisine for 14 years.

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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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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Maserati Granturismo S plays Hide-n-Seek with Heidi Klotzman in Baltimore, MD

Meet Baltimore Night Life Expert Heidi Klotzman pictured here with Maserati Granturismo S

Meet Baltimore Night Life Expert Heidi Klotzman pictured here with Maserati Granturismo S

Can you guess where this photograph of Italianizzato Club member Heidi Klotzman was taken in downtown Baltimore, Maryland?

If you guess at the Havana Club, sheik night life cigar bar location sponsored by the world famous “Ruth’s Chris” restaurant and steakhouse chain (favorite dinner spot of prestigious locals, fine dining connoisseurs, and celebrities all across the country) you would be on the money.

heidnSeek Front View Maserati Granturismo at Havana Club in Baltimore, Maryland

What was this highly fashionable Maserati Granturismo doing while parked in the rock star parking area in front of the timeless but trendy club for cigar aficionados? The car was in the downtown Baltimore Inner Harbor district to help chauffeur Klotzman to the Havana Club to celebrate her company HeidenSeek’s 4th anniversary (and her birthday).

HeidnSeek grill Maserati Granturismo at Havana Club in Baltimore, Maryland

Klotzman, a well known Baltimore event promoter and nightlife personality in the Mid-Atlantic region is well known for throwing lavish bashes imbibed with luxury. Having a Maserati coupe to chariot escort her to the celebration just seemed fitting; Heidi, a delightful gal everyone would love to meet and be, deserved nothing more than the royal treatment throughout the evening. When it comes to creating nightclub gatherings and clever online marketing strategies, Klotzman is the queen.

heidnSeek young professional male in suit with Maserati Granturismo at Havana Club in Baltimore, Maryland

Young professionals who are rising professionally and financially on the jet set and international scene are all happy to fly in to Baltimore’s BWI airport in order to attend HeidenSeek parties. Those in attendance can expect guests to be of a relaxed nature but dressed “high fashion”, as the normal tempo of her parties tends to run on the designer-to-haute-couture off camera celebrity scene. Costume party nights are also a big hit in the Maryland DC region, as this anniversary birthday party bash illustrates with it’s 80s nightclub theme.

For more information about events with Heidi Klotzman, click HERE.

Click HERE to join the Italianizzato Club group on Facebook.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Glimmer and Sparkle and Fun Family Carnivals tickle the fancy of Maserati Lovers in Maryland

Holy BLING,  Batman.

I know this sparkle car is neither Italian or exotic, but it sure dazzles. A diamond-bedazzler crusted Mercedes S Class convertible? Researching auto images that would scream “Carnival”, I found this little gem (pun intended).

Since I genuinely laughed out loud when I saw it, I just to share it. Here’s the photo link and photographer credits where I found the photo on Flickr:

SEMA Cars 2007 – Import Cars – Tuner Cars – Exotic Cars – Luxury Cars2007 SEMA Show Cars in Las Vegas. Lots of Hot Import, Tuner, Exotic, and Luxury Cars. Videos at our Automotive Video Website… Uploaded by automotiveappearance.tv on 11 Nov 07, 8.57PM EDT.

SEMA Cars 2007 – Import Cars – Tuner Cars – Exotic Cars – Luxury Cars
Originally uploaded by automotiveappearance.tv

Bright lights and carnival rides in Essex, Maryland fund-raiser helps raise money for Buomi Shrine Center

For all of you folks who are residents in the Maryland region, plan to head over to Essex for the Boumi Shrine carnival this 2009 season. Happening at 5050 King Avenue, visitors will be able to catch a car show on Thursday, May 14th from 6-9pm that has a Maserati Granturismo S on display. Friday night visitors [May 15th] will be able to see the family friendly 2009 Maserati Quattroporte on display from 6-10pm.

The festival sponsored by the Boumi Shriners is an annual event and popular local “fun thing to do” for families with children. All proceeds benefit the Boumi Shrine Center but are not deductible for tax purposes. Maserati of Baltimore is the Maserati exhibit sponsor, brought on board with the Shriner project by Italianizzato Club member Jay Block.

Click HERE to view the special events page for the Boumi Carnival.

Click Here for Map and Directions to the Maserati Display at the Carnival in Essex, MD!

Tickets & Admission Information

Admission Is Free! Free Parking On Site!

Enjoy the Music, Lights and Spectacle! Terrific Food on Sale at All Times, including Pizza,
Funnel Cakes, Pit Beef/Ham/Turkey, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs and more!

Beer Garden Open Every Night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wristband Coupons — $10 Advance Sale • $18 at the gate
Wristband coupons are good for all rides Monday-Thursday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
& Saturday-Sunday, Noon-4:00 pm ONLY

Ride Tickets:

25 Tickets for $20 at Gate • 10 Tickets for $5 Advance Sale

Click Here for Advance Sale Orders and Discount Coupons!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Italianizzato Club Members Rally to Join Sotta Sopra Italian Restaurant’s April 15, 2009 Charity Benefit “Dollar Pasta Night”

Click the Image to RSVP

Click the Image to RSVP

Sotta Sopra Restaurant offers Tax Relief to Diners on Wednesday, April 15th 2009

Friends and family of Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari fans living in the Baltimore region listen up. Wednesday, April 15th is not just tax day–it ‘s a special date to visit with other Italian cuisine and Exotic car lovers while doing some Italianizzato Club good for the community.

Starting at 6:00pm, we’ll be rallying together and meeting for a special after hours tour of the “new” SoCal owned Maserati of Baltimore facility. Located at 1630 York Road in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland, hosts Jack Davis and Alfred Ramos will be giving visitors a relaxed showing of the facility.

The bewitching hour is 7:00pm, when guests can elect to car pool or caravan down the I-83 corridor for a sunset rally through the colors of spring, leading down to historic Old Baltimore. There, participants will meet-up at Sotta Sopra “Cucina Italiana” for a very special tax day treat: DOLLAR PASTA NIGHT.

Here’s the details:

“Dollar Pasta Night – dine at Sotto Sopra Restaurant on tax night, Wednesday, April 15th, make a cash or check donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and/or Our Daily Bread and for just one dollar ($1) you can order from a selection of nine pastas – it is that simple.”

Offering guests a choice of the regular menu items or special $1.00 pasta dishes sure to take a bite out of the sting of any tax payments due that day, the restaurant will be donating a portion of the funds raised to these special charities.

To RSVP to meet at Maserati of Baltimore and drive to dinner together, please click the following link:

RSVP to the ITALIANIZZATO CLUB DINNER April 15, 2009 at Sotta Sopra

For those who wish to simply join the group for dinner at the restaurant, bypassing the exotic car dealership tour and special short fun run drive, please RSVP and leave a note in the comment section about your intention.

sotta sopra welcomes italian consul francesco legaluppi and maserati of baltimore manager jack davis

Maserati Fans at Sotta Sopra 2009

Well be calling ahead to the restaurant to reserve a block of tables according to response, with a projected time of arrival at the restaurant at 8pm.

Dollar Pasta Night… brilliant, Sotta Sopra!

Three cheers for Charity Benefit Dining!

Date:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time:
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Street:
405 N. Charles Street
City/Town:
Old Baltimore, MD

Thursday, March 5, 2009

La Dolce Vita National Event: Automobili at Black Horse Friday August 14, 2009 Press Release for California Car Show Road Trip Opportunity

la_dolce_vita_headerFor Immediate Release Contact: Cindy A. Meitle

CAR PR USA LLC

cindy@carprusa.com

La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse to Deliver Elegant Event for Car Owners and Enthusiasts

“Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course to Once Again Host Monterey Car Week Event on Greens”

AUBURN, WASHINGTON. (March 05, 2009) – La Dolce Vita-Automobili at Black Horse will be held Friday, August 14, 2009 on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. Founding Partner Kerry McMullen shares, “When we learned a former Italian car event was no longer going to be held at this incredible site, we immediately approached the owners who were excited to host a quality event”.

La Dolce Vita promises a “back to our roots” approach to displaying Italian cars and motorcycles on the green. “This will be an enthusiast’s event organized by enthusiasts”, notes Founding Partner Jerry Kaye. McMullen and Kaye formed Monterey Bay Concours LLC and established La Dolce Vita in an effort to share their passion for Italian cars with others and to create a comfortable “car guy” environment that is owner-centric.

McMullen is President and CEO of MIE Corporation, the largest Maserati parts supply and technical network in the world. He also operates Maserati Club International with 2000 members worldwide. Kaye is no stranger to Italian car events and is a Founding Partner of La Belle Macchine d’ Italia. Held each year in the Poconos, the event attracts a large number of enthusiasts from all over the world.

Both own their fair share of Italian automotive machinery. McMullen personally owns three Maserati cars and Kaye owns a beautiful collection of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and Rolls-Royce cars. La Dolce Vita has significant support from members of the Italian car community.

bayonet-and-black-horse-golf-course-in-monterey-bayTo date, Alfa Romeo, Fiat/Lancia, Maserati, DeTomaso and several other Italian car clubs are excited for the new event and anxious to resume the annual trek to Black Horse. Numerous Ferrari and Lamborghini owners from around the country have expressed interest in displaying at the event as well.

Niche media partners http://www.VeloceToday.com, Garage Style Magazine http://www.myVRL.com and http://www.SportsCarDigest.com speak to the serious enthusiast and it is this vein that runs thick through the event. “We want car owners and enthusiasts to enjoy each other’s cars and company in a relaxed and friendly environment, this will not be a carnival”, notes McMullen.

The event is encouraging people to “come see what’s new” at Black Horse while picnicking amidst live music and chatting with old and new friends. When asked why the team chose Black Horse as the site of La Dolce Vita, Kaye observes, “Black Horse is experienced at hosting an event of this magnitude and knows how to treat car owners properly.

The venue has outstanding accessibility with multiple ingress and egress compared to most other golf courses and resorts on the peninsula”. Logistics on this scale do not come without a price tag and a great deal has been invested to assure affective parking and crowd control procedures. “We have a system in place that offers safe and secure parking for spectators that will also bring them to the main entrance in a timely fashion without aggravation”, says McMullen.

While the event is focused on Italian cars, featured marque cars from other Monterey Car Week events will be welcomed with open arms to a special display section at the event. “We want people to have choices. There are enough cars and enthusiasts on the Monterey Peninsula each August to support multiple events that will offset unbearable crowds”, says Kaye.

Friendly rates have been established for entrants and spectators and the event will admit ages 17 and under free of charge with an adult. “We are encouraging families to visit our event as it’s very important to us to foster education of and passion for automobiles with future generations”, remarks McMullen.

Charitable aspects and special features will be announced soon.

Plan on attending the inaugural event to see what special attractions are planned. Be part of something special so you can say you were there at the beginning.

Entrant, Spectator, Sponsor & Vendor Information:

www.ladolcevitamontereybay.com

Social Media Group:

www.myvrl.com/group/ladolcevitaau

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Viale Ciro Menotti Magazine Joins the Italianizzato Club as a Media Partner Promoting the St. Valentines Day Sweetheart Social 2009 at Maserati of Baltimore on Behalf of the March of Dimes

VIALE CIRO MENOTTI

viale_ciro_menotti_magazine_logo“Viale Ciro Menotti,”(VCM) is a magazine published for Maserati enthusiasts. This magazine is distributed to the world’s largest Maserati club, which consists of over 2,000 members throughout 37 countries worldwide.

Since its conception in 1976, Viale Ciro Menotti has been read and collected by Maserati owners and car enthusiasts alike. Their online companion site is www.maseratinet.com.

maseratinet-logo-jpegIf you have not visited them yet, please do. We greatly appreciate all our media partners and sponsors and are delighted the Maserati Club news and media resourge magazine has joined our efforts in promoting the Maserati brand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

THANK YOU TO MASERATI NORTH AMERICA, TOO!

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