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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

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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

2009 2010 Calendar updates for Concours D’Elegance Car Shows across United States encourage car lovers to DEFY recession and travel cross continental

Maserati Granturismo S 2008 at Viva Italia Concours D'Elegance

Maserati Granturismo 2008 Viva Italia Concours D'Elegance All-Italian car show in Baltimore, Maryland (photo compliments of Jeanette Scott)

Passion: it’s a word that holds serious meaning in the auto industry. To heck with rising gas costs, poor fuel mileage, and bad for the environment gas guzzling antiquated technology. Americans are still wildly in love with exotic car, classic car, and collectible car models. Manufactured from all 20th and 21st century global auto manufacturers, the cars on display at Concours D’Elegance special events and charity benefits represent the passion of more than 100 years of human ingenuity.

Car lovers are not simply in love with their favorite cars; they are deeply passionate about sharing their fond appreciation of the engineering marvels with other members of the car showcase community (and product loyalty and genuine brand enthusiasm should never be underestimated). If you are looking to see car guys and women driving enthusiasts flocked together like wild and woolly happy sheep at one high horsepower wild oats location, look no further than the next Concours D’Elegance event coming up in your community or nearby region…

Click HERE to real the full article

Because a little nice goes a long way.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Daffodils, Driving, and Photography: Spring Season Road Trips lead to Fun Summer Adventures with Digital Cameras and Digital Frame

Filed under: auto,automobiles,ROAD RALLY,road trips — Connections Prep @ 6:59 pm
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“Daffodil Photos” makes a great seasonal Spring drive activity; Summer yellow flowers next!

Daffodils Photography and Spring Driving in the Baltimore Region

What do daffodils have to to with exotic cars, convertible tops, and driving? We’re not talking about Girls Gone Wild when we say “top down”; we’re talking about men, women, and children being able to enjoy the bright blue skies and sunny outdoor activity weather that inspire us to drive our favorite convertible in the warm weather seasons simply for fun, pleasure, and travel adventure.

It’s the end of Spring and Americans are getting ready for Summer. Many exotic car drivers have already had their favorite exotic auto and sports car class pets out for a spin. They travel around the local highways, byways, and countryside to exercise their pleasure car’s engines and to breathe a little fresh air and  have fun recreation activities outdoors with the motor running. My springtime FREE activity advice for travelers in warm climates and weather is to snap a picture of the wonders of nature wherever you find yourself stopping along the road. Create your own favorite Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini highway mile marker images from places you have been as ways to remind you who you are and where you want to go…

Click here to read the full story and article on the Examiner.com

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, April 17, 2009

Summit Point Track Event Saturday May 9th, 2009 Welcomes All Car and Motorcycle Lovers in the Community

summit-point-stretch-of-greenSPRING SEASON BRINGS ROAD TRIP, SOCIAL, AND RACE TRACK DRIVING OPPORTUNITY TO CAR LOVERS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

It’s officially Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region and Italianizzato Club Drivers are hitting the roads to participate in special events while out and about in their East Coast communities.

The Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival has passed, having brought a welcomed pink and white blossom ribbon of color that wrapped the capital of our country in lovely spring light. Passover, Easter, and Spring Break celebrations throughout the region brought family members to and away from homes with the seasonal wave of travelers commuting via I-95, BWI, and Penn Station.

daffodils-spring-maryland-blooming-april-mayEven the daily grind of commuter traffic seems a bit friendlier due to the recent roadside green growth and annual blooming daffodil activity—bringing auto enthusiasts’ attention to upcoming rallies, car clubs, and outdoor recreational activity.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIVE MARYLAND AREA TRAFFIC CAMERAS

SUMMIT POINT RACEWAY SPRING OPEN HOUSE PROMISES FAMILY FUN

To kick off of the 2009 Spring and Summer driving season, auto dealers Apple Valley Chevrolet, Toyota-Scion, Guy’s Buick-Pontiac-GMC, and Thomassen Ford-Mercury-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep will be joining up with Summit Point Motorsports Park (a favorite hangout of the Ferrari Club of the Mid-Atlantic Region) to host the 1st Annual “Family Fun in the Park”.

Saturday May 9th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the track is inviting Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and West Virginia residents of all ages the chance to experience an unusual event in Motorsports History: the first annual Spring open house at the Summit Point Raceway– a genuine Race Track experience for aspiring race drivers that’s open to the community.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVENT FLYER FOR THE 2009 TRACK EVENT OPEN HOUSE “FAMILY FUN IN THE PARK” FROM SUMMIT POINT RACEWAY

ducati-summit-pointParticipating dealerships will be onsite with displays and offering car and truck rides around the famous Shenandoah Circuit race track. The event will also offer additional activities that will require pre-registration including an autocross event, high performance driver training for cars and, and an Accident Avoidance class. With the price of admission at just $10.00 per carload, it’s definitely an event offering and awesome assortment of outdoor family fun Motorsports-oriented “things to do”.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO START YOUR ENGINES

As a fun way for friends and families to take in the Summit Point Raceway atmosphere while learning more about vehicles and driving safety from professionals, the event is a “must add” to daybooks of car lovers in the Greater Baltimore community. Don’t forget to bring your camera, video camera, and sunscreen–it sure to be an exciting day with ample opportunities to capture the spirit of Motorsports history in the making.

summit_point_raceway_track_logoFor registration and general track event information from Summit Point, visit http://www.summitpoint-raceway.com/SpringFestival.pdf or phone 304-725-8444. Sponsor, car club,  and vendor inquiries are also encouraged and welcomed by the organization.

Summit Point offers regular opportunities for Ferrari Club, Maserati Fans, and Lamborghini Owners to drive their cars on track with driving lessons, tips, and pointers offered by professional drivers residing in the Mid-Atlantic region. Thank you for your ongoing recreational and safe driving support for the exotic car owners residing in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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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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.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ferrari Rudolph-Nose Red and Christmas Tree Green Lamborghini Vixen Pull Quattroporte Sleighs from Maserati of Baltimore for Holiday Tour of Lights in Maryland and DC METRO Region

Lamborghini in Holiday Green

Lamborghini in Holiday Green

MARYLAND’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Exotic Cars Drive the Christmas Light Tours Around the Baltimore-Washington Region

CAR ENTHUSIAST’S GUIDE FOR WINTER DRIVE & WHERE TO GO TO SEE THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS IN THE BALTIMORE AREA AND VICINITY COURTESY OF CHRISTINA YOW, LONG TIME MARYLAND RESIDENT AND NEW GUEST SERVICES ASSISTANT AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE.

Meet Christina Yow and Fiance Jonas Mitchell, new Guests Services professionals Playing In Traffic at Maserati of Baltimore

Meet Christina Yow and Fiancée Jonas Mitchell, new Guests Services professionals Playing In Traffic at Maserati of Baltimore

When it comes to holiday spirit, M.O.B. Exotics fans, Maryland is no Ebenezer Scrooge. There are several locations around the state to enjoy Christmas lights with those you love; from around the beltway down to Anne Arundel County, there are several spots that really light things up!

In the heart of Baltimore, Charm City lovers come from all around to visit the lights in the Hampden neighborhood. Between the 700 block of 34th Street, between Keswick Road and Chestnut Street. Row homes are lit from top to bottom with Christmas lights. Yards and porches are full of inflatable snow globes and animated Santa Claus’. If you are looking to go out for a drive, “The Miracle on 34th Street” will last as a memory for years to come.

Take to the Roads to Enjoy Ferrari Holiday Cheer

Take to the Roads to Enjoy Ferrari Holiday Cheer (Festive Ferrari red Womens Shoes by New York Designer John Ashford http://www.johnashford.ws)

If you are planning to head north from our nation’s capital or west from the great city of Baltimore, you will find Columbia, Maryland’s Symphony Woods. Nestled in Howard County, the Symphony of Lights is now in its 15th year. The display has over 70 animated and stationary light displays for your enjoyment. From the comfort of your own car you can drive though the show, awaiting each illuminated surprise around each bend. They are open 7 days a week and will be open to the public from Monday November 24, 2008 through Sunday January 4, 2009. Admission for cars and minivans is $20 per car. All proceeds from Symphony of Lights benefit Howard County General Hospital’s Maternal Child Services. For more information please visit:

http://www.hcgh.org/content/symphonyoflights.htm

Off of the Capital Beltway, 495, Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro host’s The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Winter Festival of Lights. The holiday drive thru display’s over a million lights!  It is open from November 28, 2008 to January 1, 2009 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. It is $5.00 per car or a multi-visit pass can be issued at $15.00 (3 visits). Make a difference and bring canned goods to help families in shelter’s around the area have a Merry Christmas!

Although in these cold months, the Chesapeake Bay isn’t able to be enjoyed in bikini’s and sunscreen, that does not mean the beauty of historic Annapolis, MD is gone until Spring. Just miles from where all midshipmen call home, Sandy Point State Park host’s their popular holiday show, “Lights on the Bay”. The show features over 70 lights and animated holiday scenes along the shore of the Chesapeake. This year, feast your eyes on the illuminated tunnels, a village modeled after Annapolis itself and an intricate display of the United States Naval Academy’s graduate’s tossing their hats. The park will hold the light show from November 21, 2008 to January 4, 2009. Cost per car is $14.00 and proceeds benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. For more information, contact Anne Arundel Medical Center at 443-481-3161.

In Gaithersburg, MD the Seneca Creek State Park hosts the Winter Lights Festival. The enchanted forest features more than 300 lit displays as well as vignettes. The 3.5 mile course leads you on twists and turns through a winter wonderland, a teddy bear land, the Victorian village as well as the North Pole. The winter lights are open Sunday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The admission price is $10.00 per vehicle Sunday-Thursday and $12.00 Friday-Saturday. Proceeds go to local charities.

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Happy Holidays everybody.

~~ Jack & Kae Davis

for the

M.O.B. Exotics Guest Services Team


Friday, August 22, 2008

September 6, 2008 Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Community Invitation

Saturday September 6th, 2008 from 9am-7pm at Maserati of Baltimore citizens head out to support our troops and joint the fun.

All proceeds and donations will benefit the USO of Metropolitan Washington. Email us at mobexotics@gmail.com to make a pay at the gate reservation or to ask how you can participate or contribute in a way that will make our event more fun.

REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, AND INDEPENDENTS GET TO VOTE FOR CROWD FAVORITE AWARDS FOR “BEST OF SHOW FOR THE USO”.

With many great press sources coming to participate and offer follow up event coverage, we have a FANTASTIC opportunity to really show support of our TROOP just by showing up. Not enough support from the exotic car community to host a Concorso style event and make it a success? BAH.

CAR GUYS SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICS, THINK OF MASERATI OF BALTIMORE LIKE SWITZERLAND (SOMEPLACE NEUTRAL FOR ALL AMERICANS).

More details to be released next week, so check back right here at www.mobexotics.com often to follow up. The game might be on for Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens, but on Saturday at MOB EXOTICS, we plan to have this one won.

September 6, 2008 at Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops at the Exotic Car Show

September 6, 2008 at Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops at the Exotic Car Show hosted by Maserati of Baltimore, Signature Flight Support, and Chapin Davis Investment Management Services--all Baltimore Washington Area Local Businesses helping to raise funds and spearhead troop moral for soldiers and their families who reside or pass through the Mid-Atlantic region. Proceeds are being donated in full to the USO of Metropolitan Washington (sponsor of the BWI USO Metro Lounge). Monitor here for details or learn more about the USO at http://www.usometro.org. Special thanks to Terrence Breschi of http://www.breschcraft.com for creating this amazing new Exotic Car Festival T-shirt Art template thanking sponsors, media sources, and volunteers for helping us arrange this new event as a USO benefit.

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