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.

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!


Specializing in Exotic Vehicle Sales.

www.catsexotics.com


The only exclusively Lamborghini Service facility in the US.

www.drivenexotics.com


Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories.

www.griotsgarage.com


Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board and Forums

www.alfabb.com


Autobooks-Aerobooks The finest selection of automotive and aeronautic books available anywhere.

www.autobooks-aerobooks.com


The motoring scene guide to automotive events and adventures.

www.autoevents.org


Automotive Traveler Magazine and AutomotiveTraveler.com allow you to indulge your passion for great cars, challenging roads, interesting people, and fantastic destinations.

www.automotivetraveler.com


www.autopopmedia.com

Find the car of your dreams.

www.bringatrailer.com


For over 31 years Car Collector magazine has been the leading authority in the collector car industry, supplying factual automotive articles to avid collectors and enthusiasts.

www.carcollector.com


CarProperty.com is here for Car Collectors, Car Enthusiasts, Race Fans, Race Track Administrators, Specialty Parking Facility Operators, Car Condo Operators, People in Large Metropolitan Cities and Automotive Business Professionals.

www.CarProperty.com


Celebrating the Automobile… Past and Present From American Muscle to German GTs to Italian Supercars to Japanese Sports cars and just about anything that catches our fancy.

www.carsinpedia.com


Modified, Luxury and Exotic Car News, Photos and Videos

www.carzi.com


ClassicDriver.com – the exclusive webzine with more than 5,000 luxury and classic cars like Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce. Daily updated articles.

The Drivers Network by Car and Garage
Aston Martin Life · Bentley Life · Ferrari Life · Maserati Life · Aston Martin Life · Panoz Life

www.thedriversnetwork.com


Etceterini.com is dedicated to the history, documentation, and preservation of etceterini cars. By definition etceterinis are hand made small displacement Italian racing cars which were produced from the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. Most of these beautiful cars used Fiat running gear and had their own chassis, hand hammered aluminum bodies, and engines. They raced throughout Europe in races such as the legendary Mille Miglia and also competed heavily in American SCCA racing.

Garage Style Mag Whether you enjoy the do-it-yourself lifestyle, museum style, eclectic collector style, or something in between, Garage Style Magazine is all about your style!

www.garagestylemagazine.com


The Hub Garage
Where car people connect

www.hubgarage.com


www.luxvelocity.com

Store, organize and showcase your car photos.

www.madwhips.com


Monterey Car Week. August 10-16, 2009. Monterey, California. The one and only source for all event information during the internationally famed Monterey Car Week. Here you will find schedules for all your favorite events, local hotels and restaurants.

www.montereycarweek.com


Classic car news & events diary with features and video clips and thousands of classic and performance cars for sale, buying advice and car specs.

www.classicandperformancecar.com


All about the antique car – The daily magazine & marketplace dedicated to the pre-1940 car.

www.prewarcar.com


The premiere automotive High-Definition (HD) video and photography site on the Internet. From vintage vehicles to muscle cars to modern imports and exotic sports cars. Also; videos of motorcycles, boats and speedboats, aircraft and pretty much…anything that involves speed and motion!

www.speedandmotion.com


SPORTS CAR DIGEST.COM Sports Car Digest – The Sports, Racing and Vintage Car Journal

www.sportscardigest.com


It’s simple. Sub5Zero is dedicated to cars that go fast. The unique breed of autos that can reach 60 mph from a stop in under 5 seconds. The true test of an exceptional vehicle.

www.sub5zero.com


veloce today The online magazine for French and Italian Classic Car Enthusiasts.

www.velocetoday.com


Velocity Magazine is dedicated to the car enthusiasts of Orange County. Our mission is to create a community for these car enthusiasts by providing them profiles on distinctive cars and their unique owners. Velocity offers a perspective on Orange County and its car culture that can’t be found in any other publication.

www.velocitymag.com


Vintage Motorsport — The Journal of Motor Racing History

www.vintagemotorsport.com


my vintage racing The world’s largest online community for people that love vintage cars.

www.myvrl.com


TheWeeklyDriver.com features the new car reviews of syndicated automotive journalist James Raia as well as other automotive content — industry news to TheWeeklyDriver.com blog.

www.theweeklydriver.com


For more information on future sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 year and beyond,
contact Cindy Meitle via email (Cindy@carprusa.com) or at (480) 277-1864.

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]

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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

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

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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.

Monday, January 5, 2009

LAST CALL: Buy Tickets Now and RSVP for the January 11, 2009 Italianizzato Club Sunday Dinner at Maserati of Baltimore–Limited Seats are Selling Out FAST for this Six Course Authentic Gourmet Italian Dinner for Under $50 Per Guest

rsvp-italianizzato-club-dinner-buy-tickets-nowLAST CALL!

Confirm your seat reservations and reserve your meal option confirmations for the January 11, 2009 Italianizzato Club Event by clicking the button to the right ===>

We’ll be dining in style amongst the Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ferrari model cars at Maserati of Baltimore with family and friends from the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company on this very special day.

Guest Chef Daniela and restaurant owner Tony Iacampo from Sweet Lela’s European Style Market Cafe and Catering will be preparing another of her authentic Italian six plus course meals for the M.O.B. Exotics Italianizzato Club again.

Come casual and HUNGRY–the only trouble with eating the food fare from Italy is that three days later, you’re hungry again!

Location: Maserati of Baltimore, 1630 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland 21093, 410.321.8071, Exit 26 North from I-695

Reservation Cost: $$ Options + Tip

RSVP with Guest Names and Meal Options:  mobexotics@gmail.com

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 30, 2008 Holiday Tour of Lights Night Ride and Dine to Christopher Daniel Restaurant with Maserati of Baltimore

joppa_road_baltimore-county_holiday_lightsWith 2008 coming almost too quickly to a close, Maserati of Baltimore Staff and M.O.B. Exotics friends finally found a night with clear weather and organized their holiday “Ride and Dine”, this time heading out for a Holiday Light tour and a delicious late night relaxing bite at local gourmet hangout Christopher Daniel restaurant back home in Timonium, Maryland.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE HOLIDAY RIDE AND DINE TOUR PARADE OF HOMES AND BALTIMORE, MARYLAND LIGHTS

Breathtaking was the Word of the Night

Cold but above freezing temperatures with clear and bright quarter moon skies gave the team the perfect street conditions for an after dark rally December 30th, 2008. A long busy day helped all participants build an appetite with the two hour light tour relaxing everyone perfectly before dining at local gourmet bistro and Timonium West Padonia road casual restaurant and bar favorite Christopher Daniel (www.christopher-daniel.com).

Miracle on 34th Street Baltimore Style

34th_street_auto_christmas_light_fun_displayLeaving from Maserati of Baltimore, the group headed down I-83 to see the twinkling and locally famous light tour in Hamden.

Residents of the 34th street area have been decorating as a group since 1947, and in 2008 the tradition did not disappoint. Affectionately known as the best “tacky light tour” in town, the neighborhood appeared as magical to local adult and child visitors as a trip to Walt Disney World–without the holiday travel headaches and for a more friendly and cost effective price (free to the public, charity and light strand donations welcomed).

Behind the Scenes in Baltimore County

baltimore_neighborhoods_christmas_lightsFollowing guided routes led by long time Baltimore resident and Maserati of Baltimore Guest Services team Tom and Diane Beckman, the exotic cars from Maserati of Baltimore toured the streets and neighborhoods of Baltimore county sparkling and nice.

Thanks to all the heads up from Maserati of Baltimore clients who like to spend time on the road driving for pleasure, we were able to find some of the best decorated homes around the area off the beaten path. Maryland residents don’t play around when it comes to their Christmas lights. Despite rising energy costs through BGE, everywhere we went we saw holiday houses filled with good will, love, and festive spirit. All were lit for neighbors pleasure–with hardly a house seeming to be missing any touch of decoration on this particular star studded night.

Estate Homes Pretty as a Picture on A Cold Winter’s Night

Knowing the back roads and having mapped out a road rally tour of neighborhoods decorated in a way sure to delight, the group enjoyed viewing many new enclaves of communities around town. What was in store for drivers and passengers was a Holiday Parade of Homes; doing Maryland proud, these homeowners went all out to make sure their houses and streets look bright. Here’s a few of our favorites homes “Better Homes and Gardens” worthy decoration photos from this very special holiday “Play in Traffic” get together on the perfect for driving December night:

Holiday Light Tour Night Road Rally Casual Drive and back to dinner at West Padonia Road's Christopher Daniel Restaurant in Timonium with friends from Maserati of Baltimore

Holiday Light Tour Night Road Rally Casual Drive and back to dinner at West Padonia Road's Christopher Daniel Restaurant in Timonium with friends from Maserati of Baltimore

Holiday Light Tour Night Road Rally Casual Drive and back to dinner at West Padonia Road's Christopher Daniel Restaurant in Timonium with friends from Maserati of Baltimore

Ride and Dine Recommendation

Restaurant Christopher Daniel is located at 106 W. Padonia Road in Timonium, Maryland 21093 just a few short minute miles from Maserati of Baltimore. They do accept reservations in their seated dining room “The Chellis Room” or take walk in dining guests in their well appointed bar lounge “fiVe”; call 410-308-1800 to inquiry about the crowd on any night. Prices range from a fantastic $10 cheeseburger up through the $30+ dollar a plate specials.

maserati_of_baltimore_at_christopher_daniel_restaurant_timoniumTasty comfort food favorite side dishes include Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, and Potatoes Au Gratin. Serving an assortment of soups, salads, seafood, steaks, and gourmet fare specialties, the restaurant is sure to have something on the menu to please a group, single, or couple on any given night. Add an ample wine list, full bar, easy parking, and a friendly wait staff, and we’re proud to report they treat Maserati of Baltimore customers and staff right.

Enjoy the Ride: Join the M.O.B. Exotics Club on the Road

If you are interested in joining the Maserati of Baltimore M.O.B. Exotics team list of club members who like to head out each month for a casual ride and dine, email Jack or Kae Davis at mobexotics@gmail.com.  The group headed out to the Acropolis restaurant in Baltimore City’s Greek town for a meet up this month in addition to the road rally tour of the festivals of lights. Always open to new ideas and hungry for more opportunities to have more social road time, please feel free to submit your favorite route or restaurant suggestion any time.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday January 11, 2009: Italianizzato Club Dining with Sweet Lelas and Special Guests from the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company Open to the Public–RSVP

maserati_of_baltimoreM.O.B. Exotics ITALIANIZZATO Club “Sunday Dinner”

January 11, 2009 from 3-7 pm

Type of event: M.O.B. Exotics Community Event at Maserati of Baltimore, another car lovers and professionals fine dining and networking opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while visiting Baltimore County, MD

Guests of Honor: Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company (www.lvfc.com)

Location: Maserati of Baltimore, 1630 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland 21093, 410.321.8071, Exit 26 North from I-695

Cost: $$

Maserati of Baltimore, 1630 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland 21093, 410.321.8071, Exit 26 North from I-695

M.O.B. Exotics ITALIANIZZATO Club Sunday Dinner photo ITALIANIZZATO: Italian Style Family Dining with Sweet Lela’s at M.O.B. Exotics Sunday January 11, 2009

Come hungry and prepared to have some casual but gourmet dining and exotic car dealership browsing fun. Maserati of Baltimore has a gorgeous and glamorous selection of new and pre-owned exotic cars like Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ferrari on display in a motorsports  museum  atmosphere.

Bring your own favorite beverage or bottle of wine and grab your friends and family–this event is BYOB (beer), BYOW (wine), or BYOS (specialty beverage).

Enjoy a multi-course catered service “Old World Italian Family Style Sit Down Dinner” with the M.O.B. Exotics team and friends. Food is prepared from the freshest ingredients in true Italian gourmet style by Tony Iacampo (owner of Sweet Lela’s Market Cafe and Catering of Towson circle fame), his attendant staff, and Chef Daniela–a true “Leonarda DaVinci” master of cooking and lovely lady from the Sardinian region of Italy.

Cost per person with advanced reservations:

“lite fare” appetizers ($15 from 3-5pm)

~ and/or~

“just dessert” plus coffee options ($15 from 6-7) only

~ OR ~

FOUR HOUR DINING

full multi-course meal option experience that includes appetizers, soup, entrée, side course, and dessert assortment with cappuccino ($40 per person with self serve appetizers 3-5 pm and main course seated dining service from 5-7 pm… HIGHLY recommended).

Light fare or dessert only diners are welcome to stay and mingle with friends throughout the night. The party begins at 3 and easily runs past 7pm. Reservations by email ARE required, seating is limited, BYOB/W, tips to waitstaff and Sweet Lela staff are encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: Special dietary needs can be met with 72 hours of advanced notification [vegetarian, low sodium, food allergy or sensitivity, or “favorites” requests (subject to additional charge)]. “To Go” boxes and additional take home orders are available. Children’s menus light portions for children under age 12 are also available for families enjoying full course menu options–please inquire.

Pre-paid ticket reservations will be required with payment options by phone or Paypal… email for details.

RSVP Email Contact: mobexotics@gmail.com

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sarah Gilbert Fox of Baltimore Style Magazine Helps Promote Port Discovery Childrens Museum Noontime at New Year Celebration of Everything Italian with Special Guest Maserati of Baltimore

Sarah Gilbert Fox

Town Talk by Sarah Gilbert Fox at Baltimore Style Magazine

Ciao New Year’s Eve in Baltimore

Celebrate the Italian in you—or your Italian spirit. Forget Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.  This year, Baltimore rings in the New Year with more important celebrities.

Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and Enrico Fermi—The Fathers of Science—will be at Port Discovery all day [December 31, 2008 from 10 am to 5 pm] to discuss their areas of interest. You can ask Galileo how he came to figure out that the laws of nature were mathematical—and how far was the Leaning Tower of Pisa was leaning when he was born (seeing as Pisa was his birthplace).

Now’s your chance to ask Enrico Fermi, the father of nuclear physics, how he felt about the Manhattan project, and having Fermium (Fm) named after him.  And you can ask Divinci, the first to conceptualize solar power—what he thinks of solar energy today; if, between fusing art and natural philosophy together and painting the Sistine Chapel—he ever found time to sleep; and what the heck Mona Lisa was smiling about.

After a combined silence of over 1,000 years (Leo being 556 years old now, Galileo being 444 years old, and young Enrico a mere 107 years old)… these men have a lot to say.  Some come and ask them.

maserati-of-baltimore_quattroporte_granturismo_at_Port-Discovery

And if science isn’t your thing, Maserati of Baltimore will have a spiffy new car parked in front so you can have your picture made standing along side its mechanical gorgeousness.

Giuliano Cleneza, the Baltimore Blast soccer player, will be out in the field, ready to take on the kids or teach them some mean Banana Kicks; Christopher Columbus, at a mere 555 years of age, will be on hand for photos and to explain how his lack of experience in navigation at sea almost cost him (what we learned in school as) the discovery of the Americas.

Maestro Gianni Toso, will be creating incredible glass sculptures; Francesca Legaluppi will teach kids Italian songs, tra la la la!; and Bob the Vid Tech (from Maryland Public Television) will be bringing the Vid Kid Road Show to help with the Noontime New Year’s Countdown.

And if that’s still not enough to tempt you to come to Port Discovery for New Year’s Eve… consider this.  Parents and kids can do so much together: make pasta, create Venetian masks, put together Italian flags and paint countdown numbers, or watch a Romeo and Juliet puppet show, and eat milk and cookies.  Yep.  Which brings us around to our happy milk and cookies ending to a wonderful 2008!

Noontime New Year activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [on December 31, 2008] and are free with Museum admission. Museum admission is $11.75 for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 and members are free.

portdiscovery.org

Port Discovery Children’s Museum 35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202 Directions to Port Discovery Phone: 410.727.8120 Fax: 410.727.3042 Email: info@portdiscovery.org

Visitors to Port Discovery’s Noontime Count Down receive an excellent Discount Coupons for Mex in the Power Plant… 20% off the entire check.

Read this article and more from writer Sarah Gilbert Fox at http://www.baltimorestyle.com/index.php/style/sarah_gilbert_fox/C388/.

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