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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops SPIRIT AWARD: First Run of the Rally

Summer is delicious, RAIN is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~~ John Ruskin
Special Thanks to TW and Jeanette Scott and TOWMATR for Weathering the Storm

Special Thanks to TW and Jeanette Scott and TOWMATR for Weathering the Storm

Maserati of Baltimore Was Ready to Shelter Guests from Tropical Storm Hanna in Red White and Blue Style

CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEW PHOTOS OF THE 2008 MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

Support the USO Metro

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Saturday September 6, 2008 was a day to remember. With Tropical Storm HANNA hitting the Baltimore Coast and making it’s landfall just in time for the “MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS”, car lovers around Baltimore were discouraged that we had to request our drivers stay off the road and complete their fun run road rally when skies were going to be more friendly.

AWARDS DEDICATIONS

FIRST RUN OF THE ROAD RALLY

SPIRIT AWARD: FIRST RUN OF THE ROAD RALLY GOES TO JOE AND DOTTY HORDUBAY

By the time we cleared our last set of guests last night (around 9:30 pm) and headed down to the Afterparty at CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT, we decided Maserati of Baltimore was going to give our spirit awards out by Internet first–before we contacted people to say thank you directly.

This first award is for valiant efforts running our road rally and getting the results back to us in a timely manner for grading.

FIRST RUN OF THE RALLY

Owner Joe Hordubay piloted his 2002 Ford Taurus and made a generous VIP level donation to the USO of Metropolitan Washington. His lovely wife Dotty served as his co-pilot, and helped decorate their RALLY GAME PACK with messages of love and support to all of our volunteers and also included a great message for the troops.

COMMENTS ABOUT THE ROAD RALLY AND EVENT

Here’s what the Hordubays had to say about our Passport Rally:

“Great Picture Clues! Beautiful Scenery! Fabulous Planning!”

Their opinion of the Fun Run and HOLY HANNA Brunch?

“Congrats on a VERY Successful EVENT!”

Penciling in their own summary of the day and personal storm story (what they had to overcome this weekend and have done to show support for the troops), Dotty said,

“Thanks for a fabulous day. We arrived home at 8pm to a very “dark” property–no power. So, we did the rally this beautiful Sunday morning [bright and early], hoping power is returned by the time we return home.”

MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR THE USO METRO AND OUR TROOPS

Dotty and Joe also left a beautiful quote answering the question, “What the USO means to me…”:

The USO supports those fighting for our freedom. We are grateful to know that our troops are being thanked for their dedication to our country. Great Job!

Keep in mind that this lovely couple had no personal military history (they say they have had relatives in the military, but were not involved directly). That makes their enthusiasm supporting our military a perfect example of the people our armed forces are out and about in the world both protecting and representing.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO THE USO METRO

Thanks, troops–and thank you Joe and Dotty for showing such dedication to promoting our 2008 Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops. It’s the guests, visitors, and volunteers like you who helped us make this event such a tremendous success, absolutely.

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Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops September 6, 2008 Photos Are Just Starting to Come In For Watching Troops and Hospitalized Veterans to View

Photo by Hugh Williams

Photo by Hugh Williams

Guests and photographers are mailing zip files of photos to Kae Davis.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL PHOTOS

We’re dividing sets in our photoblog collection by photographer, so please include your contact information and website addresses.

If you are an amateur photographer and send us your company logo and business information, we’ll post it up on the web as a thank you. Professional photographers are encouraged to leave a more detailed bio.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR USO METRO BENEFIT PHOTO COLLECTION

A NOTE FROM A FAN

“I came across your pictures you posted from the event in Baltimore and they are awesome! I have never seen so many exotic cars in one place before! I am not sure if we have a dealership like this anywhere in NJ. I thank you for posting such great pictures, the cars, models and everything was done beautifully. I hope you do not mind that I added you as a Yahoo Flickr contact. Now I will go back to reality and my 1996 Corvette! Have a great day. — Bill”

Photo By Hugh Williams, Models by Reign Management

Photo By Hugh Williams, Models by Reign Modeling Management

Saturday, September 6, 2008

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

MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS

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

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

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

HELLO, HANNA.

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

INCOMING VOLUNTEER, STAFF, AND RALLY BRUNCH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Volunteers

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

COME AND SEE THE SIGHTS. SPECTATORS WELCOME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RALLY FOR THE USO METRO.

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

LOOK FOR THE SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT SHUTTLE

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

Friday, September 5, 2008

INDOOR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS IS BRINGING OUR FOOD COURT AREAS INDOORS

TWO HOUR RAIN DELAY ANNOUNCEMENT:

TRAVEL ADVISORY IN EFFECT

WE ARE MOVING OUR START TIME BACK SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 FROM 9:00 AM CHECK IN TO CREATE AN 11:00 AM BRUNCH ALTERNATIVE AS WE PREPARE TO WELCOME OUR NEW FRIEND HANNAH

MORNING SCHEDULE

ROAD RALLY BREAKFAST IS NOW A LIGHT BRUNCH****NEW TIME: 11AM TO 12PM*–GET YOUR GAME KIT AND GOODY BAG RAIN OR SHINE…

EARLY MORNING TRAVEL HOURS OR DISTANCE COMMUTERS~~~~~ GUESTS… DON’T RUSH–PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY… WE’RE STARTING LATE TO KEEP THINGS SAFE.

11AM – 12PM GUEST ARRIVAL FOR BAG PURCHASE AND BREAKFAST ITEMS… (OKAY, SO NO BIG DEAL–SAME ITEMS, NEW TIME, SO WE’RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO SAY IT’S OUR RAINY DAY CASUAL BRUNCH).

NO RALLY RACE RUN ON SEPT. 6–FUN RUN GAME BAG AND FREE LIGHT FARE BREAKFAST FOR TWO WITH YOUR $25 DONATION TO THE USO METRO

DRIVE OUR PASSPORT SCAVENGER HUNT ROUTE THROUGH BALTIMORE COUNTY AT YOUR LEISURE AND MAIL IN YOUR RESULTS BY SEPTEMBER 22ND… WE’LL BE ANNOUNCING THE RALLY WINNER OR WINNERS AT THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ALL ITALIAN VEHICLE SHOW SPONSORED BY THE CHILDREN’S GUILD SEPTEMBER 28TH AT HARBOR EAST.

MID-DAY SCHEDULE

LOT SHIFT FUND RAISING LIGHT FARE “TASTE OF” LUNCH FROM NOON TO 2PM

LIGHT LUNCH FARE BITES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 12PM-2PM. TASTE TREATS FROM ADORE ENTERTAINING, CIAO BELLA, AND SWEET LELAS IN OUR MASERATI SHOWROOM (the front showroom) AND MOB EXOTICS GALLERY (the middle showroom) WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL GUESTS WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE USO METRO TABLE (FREE TO VOLUNTEERS AND VENDOR STAFF, SOLDIERS, TOO).

FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDING WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR VISITORS, CLIENTS, AND SPECTATORS. SOLDIERS AND VETERANS DAY IS FREE WITH PROOF OF SERVICE OR MILITARY ID.

WE’LL BE SERVING TASTY AND HOT FOOD ITEMS TO HELP IMPROVE THE DAMPEST OF CHILLY SPIRITS ON A SOGGY DAY.

WITH ALL OF OUR VENDORS DONATING A PORTION OF THEIR PROCEEDS TO THE USO, THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THE USO RAISE SOME MONEY.

BRING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA–THERE WILL BE EXCELLENT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH HOUR & AFTERNOON.

WE KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE… NO MATTER WHAT HARDSHIPS THIS STORM IS BRINGING TO OUR MARYLAND REGION, IT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO THE DIFFICULT TRAINING AND JOB ASSIGNMENTS OUR SOLDIERS GO THROUGH.

AFTERNOON AND EARLY COCKTAIL HOUR SCHEDULE

ALL OUTDOOR EVENTS WILL BE WEATHER DEPENDENT. HERE’S THE PLAN WE HAVE IN PLACE AND INTEND TO FOLLOW… WITH MORE POSTS ONCE WE SE HOW THE STORM TRAVELS.

$50 USO DONATION GETS YOUR FREE GIFT AND AFTERNOON LUNCH COUPONS FOR TWO

$100 OR MORE USO DONATION GETS YOU ACCESS FOR TWO TO THE ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE

IN & OUT CAR SHOW 2PM TO 6PM PARKING AND FESTIVAL RESTRICTIONS:

1. NO OUTDOOR TENT VENDING AREAS OR SEATING AREAS (TAILGATING OR FESTIVAL) WILL BE PERMITTED IN RAIN OR WIND CONDITIONS.

2. CAR PROTECTION IS OUR #1 CONCERN SO WE’RE DUCKING FOR COVER (TO PREVENT OUR FESTIVAL ITEMS FROM BLOWING INTO CARS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS). ALL OUTDOOR CAFE AREAS ARE BEING RELOCATED TO OUR RACE SHOP AND WASH BAY AREAS TO THE REAR OF THE STORE.

3. STRUCTURED PARKING ON SITE OF EXOTIC OR ANTIQUE/CLASSIC CARS ONLY–LIMITED TO FIRST 80 QUALIFIED ONSITE VEHICLES. PLEASE RESPECT OUR SOLDIER VOLUNTEERS AS THEY DIRECT YOU SAFELY INTO SPACES AND WATCH YOUR DOORS. WE WANT TO BE SURE EVERYONE CAN BE INCLUDED EASILY AND WITH COURTESY TO AVOID DOOR BUMPS. LOOK BEFORE OPENING AND CAR DOOR, OPEN CAUTIOUSLY.

4. SPECTATORS AND ALL GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING RAIN PONCHOS OR SLICKERS AND TO KEEP UMBRELLAS LIMITED TO STURDY AND LARGE ITEMS. SOFT SOLES ON SHOES ONLY WITH BOAT SHOES ENCOURAGED. [We’re nicknaming Jack Davis (our General Manager you read about this morning in the Baltimore Sun Friday, September 5th edition) NOAH. ]

5. SHOTGUN PASSENGER DROP OFF AT REAR SERVICE DOOR ALLOWS QUICK AFTERNOON ENTRY. FRONT DOOR DROP OFF FOR VISITORS. GUEST SERVICE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE OUTDOORS DIRECTING PARKING AND AT ALL DOORS TO BOTH GREET AND ASSIST OUR TRAVELERS WITH AS DRY AN ENTRY AS WE CAN MUSTER.

6. DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS, WE MAY BE LIMITED TO 300 SIMULTANEOUS INDOOR GUESTS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. PLEASE BE GRACIOUS AND SHARE TABLE AND CHAIR AREAS ON A FRIENDLY ROTATION WITH OTHER SPECTATORS. THE USO METRO STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THANK YOU…

7. THE ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE AND CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FRONT MASERATI SHOWROOM. SWEET LELAS MARKET CAFE AND THE ADORE VENDING AREA WILL BE LOCATED IN THE MOB EXOTICS GALLERY. THE MOUNT WASHINGTON TAVERN, SAMMY’S TRATTORIA AND THE CHAPIN DAVIS SPONSORED “AMERICAN GRILL” AREAS WILL BE LOCATED IN THE MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RACE SHOP AND DETAIL ZONES. SEATING AREAS WILL BE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING AS SPACE ALLOWS.

$50 OR MORE AFTERNOON DONATION TO THE USO GETS YOU A FREE COOKIE PASS FOR A SWEET TREAT FROM VACCARROS (FROM THE MASERATI OF BALTIMORE GROUP)

8. AS WEATHER MAY CURTAIL CAR SHOW VEHICLE TURNOUT, WE ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO COME TO OUR AFTERNOON FESTIVAL AND RIDE THE STORM OUT. WE’LL HAVE RUNWAY MODELS POSING WITH INDOOR CARS AND GUESTS WHILE MODELING LOCAL DESIGNER COUTURE, RELAXING WORLD BEAT MUSIC WITH A GREAT DJ MIXING IN SOME ITALIAN FAVORITES ALONG THE WAY, AND VARIOUS COURSES OF FOOD AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IF YOU HAVE EVERY BEEN TO A HURRICANE PARTY, YOU’LL KNOW WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO SAY…

9. SPECTATOR SHUTTLE SITES TBA by 11am on Saturday, September 6th.

10. We’re watching http://www.noaa.org for zip code 21093 in case you want to keep checking along with us for weather updates tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). Don’t forget, Baltimore fans–SUNDAY is the Raven’s SEASON GAME OPENER here in Baltimore. Help us think RAIN RAIN, GO AWAY… BUT NO MATTER WHAT, WE’RE HAVING THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY TROOP SUPPORT FESTIVAL ANYWAY.

Come one, come all. With everyone’s outdoor sporting activities canceled for the day, spend the afternoon browsing in our facility relaxing with friends the “M.O.B. Exotics” way. If the weather clears up, we’ll move our Cafe seating areas back outside and have an old fashioned exotic car lover tailgate day.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Saturday September 6th, 2008 USO METRO BENEFIT “MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS” VIP PASSES FOR ALL SOLDIERS OR VETRANS–BRING YOUR MILITARY ID OR DISPLAY PROOF OF SERVICE FOR ACCESS

ATTENTION ALL MILITARY MEMBERS (ACTIVE DUTY OR VETERANS): FREE GOURMET GRUB, LOTS OF VIP THANKS AND LOVE…

Maserati of Baltimore and Adore Entertaining are delighted to announce, confirm, reaffirm, and share with you that SOLDIERS AND VETERANS will be treated to free food and beverages and access to our VIP lounge from 10am to 7pm on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the “Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops”.

Keep those RSVP emails coming and don’t have a care in the world about needing “tickets”. We’re taking RSVP Reservations form all our guests to help us predict the numbers of soldiers and civilians we’ll be feeding throughout the course of the day and your confirmations for participation in either the rally or the car show or both are helping us prepare our gift bags and to plan for parking [traffic].

BRING YOUR MILITARY ID OR PROOF YOU WERE OR ARE A MEMBER OF OUR ARMED FORCES TO ACCESS THE ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE…

Other participating food and beverage vendors will have a sign displayed at their booths if showing a military ID entitles you to extra goodies around our festival or showroom. On the house. Free. You are our guests, zero charge.

To find the ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE, look for the access point near the Signature Flight Support reception area. It will be easy to spot–just look for the large art desk display on loan from MOTOART. You can present your ID to volunteers from Signature. Ask for host Tilman Rawls and Hostess Katusha Poulson-Rawls of Adore Entertaining and they will be sure that you are well taken care of and you can relax and enjoy the sights and amenities of our lounge.

SEE YOU SATURDAY, TROOPS–RAIN OR SHINE PLAN TO BE HAVING FUN AND TO BE TAKEN CARE OF THAT DAY.

We owe our deepest thanks to you.

WHOEVER SAID ‘”THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH” –AT LEAST REGARDING SOLDIERS VISITING MASERATI OF BALTIMORE ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2008–WAS ABSOLUTELY WRONG.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops 2008 Thanks Our Sponsors, Vendors, and Volunteer Participants

Thank You from Maserati of Baltimore and the USO Metro

Thank You from Maserati of Baltimore and the USO

SPONSOR SUMMARY

BALTIMORE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY CHARITY BENEFIT SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, September 6, 2008 “Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” is a Morning Road Rally and Afternoon Car Show to benefit the USO Metro. Sponsored areas include Maserati of Baltimore (outdoor area) and the M.O.B. Exotic Car Gallery and Race Fan Boutique (indoor area). The day long festival has an extraordinary listing of community partners and sponsors (listed below). Guests are encouraged to thank our vendors for their support of the USO and troops serving around the world on behalf of the American Public.

BENEFICIARY: USO of Metropolitan Washington

FESTIVAL HOSTS: Kevin Goodman from CHAPIN DAVIS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Patrick Moylan of SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT, Jack Davis of MASERATI OF BALTIMORE, Kae Davis of Connections Prep

LOCAL EXECUTIVE PARTNERS: John Lannon of PSA FINANCIAL (INSURANCE), Friends of the CHILDRENS GUILD

MULTIMEDIA SUPPORT: Jeanette Scott, Terrence Breschi of BRESCHCRAFT

TELEVISION LOUNGE: Art Cuevas of Silver Screen and Sound

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS, CAFE AREA VENDORS, FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPONSORS: Tony Gambino of CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT, Tony Iacampo of SWEET LELA’S MARKET CAFE, Rob of MOUNT WASHINGTON TAVERN, Sammy of SAMMY’S TRATTORIA and CHAPIN DAVIS volunteers (hosting the American Grill)

VIP SOLDIERS LOUNGE SPONSORS: SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT, Victor Rossi, Mike Rudden of MOTOART

INDOOR GUEST SERVICES HOSTING: ADORE ENTERTAINING, Intern Volunteers from VICTOR ROSSI

PARKING AND RALLY SUPPORT: PRESTIGIOUS INNOVATIONS, Off Duty Volunteers from the US ARMY, USO Metro Volunteers

OUTDOOR RESTROOM FACILITIES: Maryland Portable Restroom

RALLY TEAM: Diane Beckman and Tom Beckman of MASERATI OF BALTIMORE, Pat and Tony Syntax, JC Protzman and Chris Tobin of PRESTIGIOUS INNOVATIONS

GIFT BAG ASSEMBLY: Donna Stewart of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & CO (Florida), Diane Beckman of MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

BOUTIQUE MERCHANDISE VENDING: Vincent Veiga and Susan Veiga, Tim Veiga, and Joe Veiga of MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

SETUP AND LOT PREPARATION: Drew Davis of CONNECTIONS PREP and MASERATI OF BALTIMORE, Mark Dennison of MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

SOUND AND MUSIC: William Howard of LIONS DEN SOUND COMPANY, Chris Wills aka “DJ Droopy”

PHOTOGRAPHY: Bradley Prue of DARK HEART PHOTOGRAPHY, Rob Morton of TRE LYN PRODUCTIONS

MODEL MANAGEMENT: Saran Fossett of REIGN MODEL MANAGEMENT

MODELS (SOUVENIR PHOTO POSES):

Women:
Amy O.
Aimee B.
Shervonne C.
Kelly
Janine
Sherie
Laura

Men:
Bartosz
Will D
Basant
Milton
Nick

Designers:
Dermain
Katwalk
Blu Vintage
Ebong
Bahkita
Kas Collection

VOLUNTEERING ORGANIZATION & COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES: USO Metro, Chapin Davis Foundation Supporters, all the beautiful REIGN Models

DEVOTED NETWORKING CAR GUYS AND GALS HELPING EXTEND OUR INVITATIONS: Randy Moss of the COLLECTORS CAR CORRAL, TW and Jeanette Scott (Lamborghini Club members), Chuck Leutner (FCA-MAR member), Kevin Goodman (Maserati fan), Art Cuevas (Porsche Club Member), Neil Stylinski of HIGH ROAD AUTO GROUP, www.mdstreetscene.com, and various members of Ferrari Chat (thank you for your support).

AUCTION DONORS: Allie Ash of FERRARI OF WASHINGTON, SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT, Tony Gambino of CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT, ADORE ENTERTAINING

OFFSITE PARKING: Please utilize all available public parking lots and residential areas respectfully as a way to offer community thanks for friendly co-operation.

SHUTTLE SERVICES: Shuttle courtesy to spectator parking public access lots courtesy of SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT. Please NOTE: We are in the process of securing shuttle service pick-up and drop off information for commuters parking in excess of .5 miles from our location. Carpooling with other spectators is encouraged. As a green eco-friendly option, the Baltimore public transportation bus also stops directly at our front door, and may be an easy solution for those coming from anywhere around the city or county. Our physical address is 1628 York Road in Lutherville Timonium (Timonium Stop).

Friday, September 5, 2008 Vendor Delivery and Early Setup

Early delivery of tents, tables, and non-perishable goods is required.

Drop off 9am-3pm.

Indoor Set Up 3pm-8pm (volunteers welcome).

Saturday September 6, 2008 Service Schedule

Early Tent and Outdoor Setup 7am-9am.

Food Preparation Breakfast Items 7am-9am.

Guest Check In begins at 9am.

Breakfast Items and Rally 10am-1pm.

Food Preparation Lunch and Festival Vending items 11am-12:30pm.

Light Lunch and Afternoon SHOW SETUP (Planned Parking Lot Transition) 1pm-2pm.

Late Lunch, Sweet Treats, or Heavy Appetizers and Car Show 2pm-6pm.

Professionally Staged Photo Ops, Judging and Awards 6pm-7pm.

After Party at CIAO BELLA in Baltimore’s Little Italy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008 Vendor and Volunteer Clean Up

Retrieve on-loan or utilized tents, tables, and remaining non-perishable goods and clean up Maserati of Baltimore on Sunday from 4pm-6pm or by appointment.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Event Reminder: Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the TROOPS Saturday September 6th, 2008 Rain or Shine 10am-7pm

“Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” is a charity fund raising benefit helping to raise funds for the USO of Metropolitan Washington and demonstrating a public show of support for our active duty troops, military heroes, and veterans.

Maserati of Baltimore, 1628 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore County, Maryland 21093

Saturday September 6th, 2008, Maserati of Baltimore is hosting a full day of events with the help of key sponsors Signature Flight Support (the company who anchors all the private jet flights in and our of the BWI airport and partner terminals around the world) and Chapin Davis (a company providing investment management services throughout the Chesapeake Bay area and greater Baltimore Washington regions).

Cars, food, music, competitions… what could possibly be more All-American than exotic car or old-fashioned automobile loving driving and tailgate parking enthusiasm?

With many local Maryland, DC, and Virginia business sponsors participating, the festival is sure to be a welcome haven for all exotic car lovers seeking to help provide moral support to all our servicemen. In addition, all community spectators are welcome. There is no charge for spectator or guest admission to the grounds. Food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the day with a portion of the proceeds form all participating benefiting the USO Metro.

If you are a soldier or military veteran, please contact us for complimentary VIP Passes by clicking HERE.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Passport Road Rally through Baltimore County: 10am-1pm, light breakfast and returning sweet treats for two provided with $25 cost of entry minimum donation (80 cars, by reservation or first come first serve on morning of event, check in begins at 9am, orientations at 10am, 10:30, 11:00, 1 hour 30 minute fun run)

Juried Car Show (competition): 2pm-6pm on site, gourmet lunch items or appetizers and sweet treats for two provided with $50 minimum donation cost of entry. SPACE IS LIMITED (first 80 cars with advanced reservations taking on-site parking priority)

“Cruise In” Short Term On-site Display For Named Owners and Internet Photo (non-competition): 2pm-6pm on site thirty minute to one hour parking with $25 minimum donation (or for longer periods in adjoining off site public lots as overflow tailgating lots with $10 minimum donations to the USO Metro). All “car show cruiser” donations will be provided with a coupon for 2 free beverages and 2 hot dogs from the Chapin Davis “American Grill”.

“Best of Show for the USO”: 6pm-7pm live auction items and CROWD FAVORITE awards. The top ten cars evaluated by our team of car show judging professionals will be competing for spirit awards as crowd favorites. Maserati of Baltimore fully intends to promote not only the most glamorous or sensational cars on display, but to give the opportunity for owner and family spirit to come into play. Therefore, come one come all dressed or decked out in your most grad vision of a patriotism display. We want all of Baltimore county to see our guests and visitors coming and going in the most exotic red-white-and blue fashions that day.

TRAVEL AIDES & NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE DRIVING MAP DIRECTIONS TO MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

CLICK HERE FOR MARYLAND ROAD CONDTIONS

CLICK HERE FOR GREATER BALTIMORE ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND HAZARD WARNINGS

CLICK HERE FOR VIRGINA AND ALL NORTHERN VIRGINIA DC METRO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

CLICK HERE FOR WEATHER UPDATES AFFECTING BALTIMORE COUNTY (PLEASE DRESS RESPONSIBLY FOR COMFORT AND BE PREPARED FOR A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT) — COMING SOON

EDITORS NOTE: If you only have an hour to spend, the “Cruise In” option is absolutely the way to go… Show off your luxury automobile, antique classic vehicle, custom ride, or classic muscle car at the MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS festival and have your car and show pic displayed online to support those troops serving far away from home.

And, if the weather is too bad for you to arrive safely or you just can’t make it because of your hectic schedule that day or other travel plans that weekend, CLICK HERE to donate directly to the USO Metro.

Maserati of Baltimore is located at 1628 York Road in Lutherville Timonium, a part of Baltimore County, Maryland (21093) easily accessible using I-695

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baltimore Ravens First Game of the 2008 Season Reminder

Derek Mason

Derek Mason

Baltimore Ravens 2008 Football is about to begin. Click HERE to visit the Ravens and show support for them this season.

Though we are disappointed with the cancellation of the 2008 “The Concorso: Celebrating the Art of the Automobile” previously scheduled events to be held Saturday September 6th and at BWI and Sunday September 7th, 2008 at Power Plant Live! we are happy to know we can regroup both with and for the troops.

The day before the opening game, Saturday September 6, everyone in the Mid-Atlantic area is welcome to hang out at our dealership. With events canceled for 2008, Sunday September 7 all car lovers and owners can head out to see the Ravens game and park whatever daily driver they use (instead of their exotic car) in what is sure to be a congested but thriving downtown Baltimore. [Every cloud has a Ferrari silver lining?]

If you are at the game, give an extra loud shout out for Maserati man Derek Mason. We know we’re hoping to be there, recovering from our big “Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” September 6th, 2008 full day dealership Road Rally and “Exotic, Unique, and Antique” Car Show festival to benefit the USO Metro.

Keep a watchful eye out for our staff at the Ravens event. We expect Alfred Ramos will be hanging out in one of the fancy owners boxes, showing support like he always does. Until Jack can manage to have a purple and black Lamborghini built to go along with the Orioles Orange, he’ll probably be the one out back in our SUV tailgating while doing most of the “go team” roar of the crowd cheering and screaming.

Ravens vs Bengals » Sun, Sep 7, 2008

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

1 PM CBS-TV – 1090AM

Tickets »Gameday »

GO RAVENS.

All the Maryland area troops are rooting for you, and if they are home on leave, they’ll be at your game, too.

AFTER PARTY SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 AND POST-GAME CELEBRATIONS SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 ARE PLANNED AT CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT IN BALTIMORE’S DOWNTOWN LITTLE ITALY. MORE DETAILS TO COME…

September 6, 2008 Car Rally and Car Show is ON at Maserati of Baltimore to Benefit the USO Metro

WHO IS THE NEW SEPT. 6, 2008 ROAD RALLY AND BALTIMORE COUNTY CAR SHOW HOST–AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VOLUNTEERS FROM “THE CONCORSO” RALLY CREW?

September 6, 2008 it’s on at Maserati of Baltimore. Road Rally in the morning, hang out for a car show in the afternoon. Afterparty with exotic car friends in Little Italy; it’s what we do. And if you are wonder what we are going to call it now that Dave Born and Jon Kendall promotions are out of the business loop? Thank Neil Stylinski of High Road Auto Group for the great new name of our “stick with it” event… it’s our community CALL TO ACTION plan, aptly named:

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops

We’re all lined up with breakfast and lunch from Ciao Bella Restaurant, Sweet Lela’s Market Cafe, and Adore Entertaining.

We’re happy to have PSA Financial on hand from insurance broker John Lannon.

Kevin Goodman from Chapin Davis Investments will be on hand to say hello.

Patrick Moylan from Signature Flight Support is confirmed to have a kiosk for our clients to peruse.

We’ll also be announcing some upcoming event surprises working in tandem with Patrick and the USO Metro’s Shauna Van Buren AND the Children’s Guild to boot.

Even better, on the day of the rally (09/06/2008) our service team is lined up to have Caffe Dei Miracoli coffee with everyone and answer mechanic and car detail questions both before and after we hit the road. We hope to see the rise of a “Coffee Clutch” tradition come from the event, so start thinking hard about your questions now and we’ll do our collective best to answer them for you.

As for the details about how our event staffing will be handled and run, Adrienne Trout will be ready to help check people in and collect ticket money and donation to the USO Metro for us.

Randy Moss from the Car Corral will also be on hand helping us review the rally setup.

Chuck Leutner from the FCA and Children’s Guild Friends are also going to be on hand to get the word about about the USO Metro initiative (and to help us promote our local civic participation in the Children’s Guild September 28, 2008 “All Italian Car and Motorcycle” Concours D’Elegance exotic car show helping raise money for their non-profit organization in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor “Harbor East”).

September is a busy, busy month for us this year…

Keep in mind half our staff will also be at the Mount Washington Wine, Art, and Jazz festival that Sunday, Sept. 28th, too–so wherever you are in town that day stop by to say hello and check our incredibly cool cars out. Say hello to Chapin Davis there that day–we’ll be parked nearby their booth.

SO THAT’S THE STORY LINE IN A NUTSHELL, ALL TIDIED UP.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT DONATING DIRECTLY TO THE USO METRO

If you are a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer who would like to jump on the bandwagon and participate in the event, click here to let us know.

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR NAME AND VEHICLE INFORMATION ON OUR “FIRST COME FIRST SERVE” LIST OF RESERVATIONS.

On with the show. Call us at 410-321-8071 with any questions or email us at any time if you need us.

Kindest regards for your patience, enduring faith, and goodwill support,

M.O.B. Exotics

WHAT’S UP WITH THE 2008 CONCORSO IN BALTIMORE

YES–THE RALLY INITIATIVE IS STILL GOING STRONG

Despite Dave and Jon’s cancellation notices about our Concorso Rally segment on their personal website, don’t be confused! We are STILL FULLY ON at Maserati of Baltimore supporting the USO. We plan to host our MOB EXOTICS morning rally portion of the event September 6th, 2008 as the event promoters all on our own and Signature Flight Support and Chapin Davis Investments (key sponsors) are on board to help us host an impromptu CAR SHOW in the afternoon.

We’re just calling it “Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” as a courtesy to “The Concorso” group.

We’ll be rallying starting at 9am as planned on Saturday morning with all our USO Metro friends, Ferrari Maserati of Baltimore and Washington, and Lamborghini MOB EXOTICS clients. Cars can wash up in our service bays from noon until 2. That leaves us 2-6pm for a community car show event–something we simply like to do. The USO Metro is happy to be the beneficiary, too.

THE DETAILS

  1. WE ARE PREPARED FOR 80-100 CARS TO DRIVE OUR RALLY ROUTE (2 PEOPLE PER CAR IS THE REQUIRED SAFE NAVIGATING MINIMUM).
  2. MOB EXOTICS WILL ACCEPT ENTRIES ON AN ADVANCED RESERVATION LIST OR AS A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
  3. CAR SHOW SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 100 COMPETING VEHICLES.
  4. OFF-SITE PARKING IS ENCOURAGED FOR SPECTATORS AND LOCAL VISITORS.
  • All rally participants who receive a refund for any portion of “The Concorso: Celebrating the Art of the Automobile” are eligible to attend the rally at NO COST.

  • Guests attending the rally as new ticket holders are requested to make a $25 per car donation.

  • Car Competitors who want a chance to win BEST IN SHOW FOR THE USO will be contributing an additional $50 per entry donation.

  • The USO will be on hand to take additional donations of gifts, money, or simple spectator wishes of support back to the USO Metro lounges at our local area airports.

We appreciate your continued Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ferrari club participation in our Maserati of Baltimore fund raising initiatives. Please make all reservation checks out to the “USO METRO DC”–cash payments will be accepted the day of the event by USO Metro representatives. Updates will be posted on our blog shortly.

CONCLUDING NOTES FROM M.O.B. ABOUT THE 2008 “THE CONCORSO: CELEBRATING THE ART OF THE AUTOMOBILE”

Despite “slow ticket sales” for the other segments of the event, our RALLY TEAM has been rockin’ and is still up and running, wide open, and ready to roll! Thank you, all, for following up. Please contact Jack Davis at mobexotics@gmail.com with ANY questions… and the “official” newsworthy and quotable word from us?

Though we are really going to miss hanging out with the volunteer team folks down at Signature, BWI, and Power Plant LIVE, they have all been invited to come make a day of it with us here at 1628 York Road on September 6th, 2008.

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