Car Shows

Caffeine & Carburetors gathering Sep 18

Caffeine & Carburetors’ gathering of automotive enthusiasts had another run on Sept 18th. I took the Duetto up to New Canaan to show her off. I snagged a nice spot on the street, and found myself between a red car and a blue car. Great American statement! It was a truly spectacular morning - a bit nippy, but the sun and sky and cars warmed everyone. Afterward, I picked up Kathy and we ventured over to Westport for a look-see at the Fairfield County Concourse.


Domenico Spadaro Memorial Drive

Today, Kathy and I attended the Domenico Spadaro Memorial Drive. This was the 2nd annual edition, and we had a great time. remembering Domenico Spadaro and enjoying a scenic drive in our white Duetto. Our kind hosts for the day were Mike and Meg Bruno.

All net proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

More photos on line at
Mobile Me

Pano of the field

Our Duetto

1965 Giulia Sprint GT


Robert Knowles has assembled a video of the event. Our Duetto can be seen cruising across the lawn about 2/3 through the film, just after the announcements.

Scuderia Ficara..(c) knowles media 2011 from Knowles Video, Robert Knowles on Vimeo.

Duetto's First Outing


Big day for the White Alfa Duetto! We motored first up north a few miles to the Caffeine & Carbs street meet in downtown New Canaan. Nice collection of cars. What took my breath away was a car that commanded the #1 primo spot in front of the coffee shop: a red Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote. I did not locate the owner. We then drove down to Darien for their annual Father's day car show, where the Duetto had its first "formal" showing. No awards, but lots of nice compliments.





2009 Lime Rock Vintage Festival

Kathy and I spent part of this past Labor Day weekend attending the Lime Rock Vintage Festival. Our route there was a bit circuitous, since we traveled by way of Chelmsford to seek Granddaughter Alexandra and her parents. Having installed a different Momo steering wheel on the Spider, I thought I’d let Alexandra try it out for size. It is a bit smaller in diameter, but she still can’t reach it properly.

We traveled to the Lime rock area Saturday evening, and attended the “Sunday In The Park” car show the next day. The local FLU chapter arranged for us to have a venue on track, and about 2 dozen Italian cars made a nice exhibit. I may post some more photos in the Car Shows pages.

There was one spectacular “Barn Find” displayed, a 1962/1963 Giulia Spider. A thread on the AlfaBB discussed the beauty. I made a separate DotMe page.

Monday we revisited Lime Rock for the Vintage Races, and parked in the Italian Corral. Another opportunity to visit with folk of like mind when it comes to passions.