February Calendar Photo

1937 Aprilia Berlina belonging to Noel Macwhirter from Venus Bay, Victoria, Australia
photo taken at Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Revised info for the ALC West after tour!!

To ALC Members and other admirers of Lancia (who should be members)joining the 2018 after tour.

We are making a slight change to the 2108 aftertour to accommodate the kind offer of Bill and Maureen O’Sullivan to host a dinner at their house in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday 22nd.

To avoid a long drive from the Miracle Springs Resort and then back after dinner we are changing Hotels to the Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Mirage.

This is just a 12 minute drive or an Uber ride from the O’Sullivans.

We were unable to get a cheaper rate for a group booking than the online rate which is around $85.00 using a AAA or AARP discount.

Phone. (760) 776-9700

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-palm-springs-rancho-mirage-PSPRMGI/index.html

Just need to click on “special rates” and check AAA, AARP and Senior Rate to get the $80 room. There was a $10.57 tax so the total was $90.57

So please book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn and then cancel your reservation at the Mirage Springs resort.

Sorry to put you all through this but this will be a fabulous addition to the tour.

And of course please let me know if you are joining the after tour and have changed hotels.

ALC Southern Delights after Tour 2018

Invitation  for the American Lancia Club

Southern Delights After Tour 2018

The Southern California after tour will follow the ALC West Coast reunion.

The following is an outline to the tour with hotel information.  In some cases I could only reserve 6 rooms so

please book roomes early –  in most case you can cancel them later if you need without penalty.

Sunday 20th  –  drive to Port Hueneme

Accomodations : Holiday Inn Express.

Rooms are held under the American Lancia CLub  Phone 805 986 5353

Rates are $134 Single or Double and includes breakfast.

Dinner TBD

Monday 21st  – drive through Angeles National Forest with picnic lunch then on  to Crestline

Accomodations : Sleepy Hollow Cabins and Hotel phone 909 338 2718

Rates are $120 for a double queen and $115 for a King.

Bowling, beer and pizza is a possibility

Tuesday May 22nd  – drive past Big Bear Lake to Desert Hot Springs

Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and lunch on top of the mountain

Accomodations: Miracle Springs Resort  760 251 6000

Rates are $79 and 10 rooms are reserved under the America Lancia Club.

Breakfast not included

Sorry there are only 8 hot spring pools so we will have to share.

Dinner TBD

Wednesday May 23rd –  Drive up Mt. Jacinto the to Palomar Observatory to Borrego Springs

Accomodations :  Borrego Springs Resort and Golf Best Western Plus  760 767 5700

Rates are $10.53  (must book by May 2nd)

Dinner TBD

Thursday May 24th – Cruise past the Salton Sea, through Joshua Tree  to Pioneertown

Visit Noah Purifoy outdoor museum

Accomodations: Pioneertown Motel  760 365 7001

Rooms are $180 King or double queen

6 rooms are reserved under Hendrik Koning/American Lancia Club. Request a room be transferred to your name and CC number. I could only reserve 6 rooms here. I suggest you book rooms independently (there is no discounted rate available here) so we can keep the reserved rooms available for lovely late comers

BBQ Dinner and Live music at Pappy and Harriets.

This is a preliminary schedule –  the only thing fixed is the hotels so please book them early.

I reserve the right to add interesting events and delete boring ones so please feel free to make suggestions.

This is a pay your own way event –  book your own rooms, pay for your share of dinner etc.

Join us for the entire event or just for a few days.

Let me (hkoning@kearch.com) know when you book rooms so I can track who is in and who is out.

Phoenix Auction and Event

The following was received from ALC Member Erik Lynn.

His Contact info is:

elynn1@cox.net

Hi Leif-

I know I missed the deadline for the calendar, but the below is a really fun event we do annually that just got finalized. If anyone is traveling to Phoenix at that time it is a good one – even in a rental car.

Secondly, I take time off for all the auctions here and generally car pool and show newbies around.  This happens January 13 to 21 with most of the 6 auctions crushed on the last days 17th and beyond throughout the weekend. It is a madhouse from Thursday on trying to get to them all so coordinating and sharing passes helps.

If any members are in town for that, I would be glad to be a local contact for recommendations or even host as much as I can.

Cheers,

Eric

Hello car rally enthusiasts-

The Giro is returning again this year late in January after the auctions are all done. The date is January 27th.

This is the second decade for yearly Phoenix and Italian inspired Automobile scavenger hunt fun in January. Don’t miss it!

Link to get registered is here:

https://www.phoenixsistercities.org/event/il-giro-di-phoenix/

You all can register for the member price per person since you are associated with this car club email.

Looking forward to seeing many of you then and hopefully a good contingent of Italian Cars!

Ciao,

Eric

January Calendar photo

1923 Lancia Lambda Airway Saloon at the Torino Lancia meet 2006

This is the only remaining in the world, restored in Australia by Brian Hawke.

This photo was taken during the Restoration in 1993, with Brian showing the progress.

Current owner: ALC Member Tina Byrd

Concorso Italiano

August 21, 2017

 Success!

Just came back from Monterey weekend and the Concorso Italiano.

We did a lot of promoting with the organizers and it worked out past our expectation with a full spread of the winning Lancia from last years Pebble Beach  Concours D Elegance.

 That was followed by the write-up we supplied and in the club section was the American Lancia Club info.

 

With that and the “large” field of Lancia cars on the field we are happy to conclude that the Lancia cars are making a comeback. 

 

 We had 17 cars registered and a spread from Steve’s 1924 Lambda to a 1992 Delta Integrale.

A special honor was given to the Aurelia Spider America with not only best in class but also Best Paint in show!!

 The Lancia cars displayed were:

1924 Lambda, 1954 Aurelia B20S,1955 Aurelia B24S Spider America,1961 Appia S Zagato, 1962 Appia GTE Zagato, 1963 Flavia Vignale, 1965 Flavia, 1966 Fulvia, 1967 Fulvia sport 1.3 Zagato, 1973 Fulvia 1.3S, 1974 Stratos, 1974 Fulvia, 1977 Scorpion and 1992 Delta Integrale 

Registered but missing were:

1960 Appia, 1977 Scorpion VX and 1990 Delta Integrale.

The group seemed to have a great time even though the weather was both windy and sometimes rather chilly.

 

Voboril Party 2017

August 21, 2017

 This years Voboril party on Wednesday evening was as good as it gets! Live music, Good food, good wine and most of all great people!

 

 

 The Location at the Holman ranch is fabulous and comes with great history. The courtyard  with its grand entry invites you back in time and the night was just as last year, warm enough to be comfortable.

Jan was the perfect host together with Meredith and Michelle and all made sure we had a full glass and a plate of food.

 

Finally, after all the main courses, a home made cobbler was just the perfect way to end the meal and for us the evening.

The shuttle to and from the parking area made the hill a breeze to conquer.

We can’t thank you enough for the hospitality and for inviting us again to your group of friends and family.

Thank you again,

The ALC members

Revised ALC East Coast Reunion

Anniversaries: Aprilia 80, Flaminia 60, Fulvia Sport 50, ALC 61

 

2017 American Lancia Club East Coast Reunion

 “OCTOBERFEST AT STONEWALL RESORT”

Oct. 13th -15th –Near Weston, W. Va.

  • Friday: Arrival & Welcome Wine Party!
  • Saturday: Spectacular Scenic Mountain Drive with autumn leaves at “Peak Color”! View a collection of Italian (Lancias), French & German cars, visit a mystery Museum, compete in a Scavenger Hunt while you drive and enjoy a picnic lunch at a local Winery.
  • Saturday evening: Octoberfest Themed Dinner.
  • Saturday later: After Party with Real Music and Raffle – (5 Raffle Tickets given to each paid attendee).
  • Sunday: Concours & Farewells

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Accomodations: The Stonewall Resort, 940 Resort Drive, Roanoke, WV 26447.

Gorgeous extra-large bedrooms steeply discounted to 139.00 per night.  An additional fee of 17.00 per night covers park admission, shuttle service throughout the park, reserved parking, Hi-speed internet throughout the resort, use of fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and steam rooms – includes a 2.00 donation to the State Park Resort Enhancement Fund. As an option, you might wish to arrive one or two days early or stay one or two nights longer at the same rate enjoying the Resort amenities.  Deadline for room reservations is September 12th.   See the website: stonewallresort.com

Please make reservations directly with Stonewall Resort at 304-269-7400 and be sure to mention American Lancia Club to get the discount.

The cost of the ALC portion is 110.00 per person if received before September 1st, or 130.00 thereafter until the final deadline of September 12th.  Includes the Wine Party, Saturday Rally Tour, Picnic Lunch, Reunion Dinner and After Party.  It is planned to be a relaxed event to meet up with friends, old & new, and drive your Lancia on interesting mountain country roads with very little traffic.

Mail your Registration Form and payment to:

Richard Lynn, 19 St. Luke’s Place, Montclair, NJ 07042

Any questions please email richardlynn@paperskills.net or call me at 973-851-5209. 

Anniversaries: Aprilia 80, Flaminia 60, Fulvia Sport 50, ALC 61

 

2017 American Lancia Club East Coast Reunion

 “OCTOBERFEST AT STONEWALL RESORT”

Oct. 13th -15th –Near Weston, W. Va.

NAMES OF PARTICIPANTS­                                                                               ALC No.

_________________________________________________________  _______  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

_________________________________________________________   _______

_________________________________________________________   _______

REGISTRATION FEE – PLEASE MAIL AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE

If received before September 1, 2017:

Number of participants ___ times $110.00 =_____________total remittance (check payable to Richard Lynn)

If received after September 1, 2017 but before September 12, 2017:

Number of participants ___ times $130.00 =_____________total remittance (check payable to Richard Lynn)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone_______________________  email____________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________

Car (optional)__________________________________________________________

 

 Mail to:  Richard Lynn, 19 St. Lukes Place,  Montclair, NJ 07042

Any questions?  Please call 973-851-5209 or email richardlynn@paperskills.net

Monterey events update

Greetings,

This update cover a few items related to the Monterey Car week in August.
1) For you who missed the great party hosted by the Voboril family on Wednesday evening (8-16-17), here is the chance to enjoy a great evening once again.
Attached is the invitation so please RSVP to Meredith or Michelle as requested.
2) The Lunch gathering on Thursday (8-17-17) after the Pebble Beach cars on Ocean Ave.
We are reserving space at the Il Fornio Restaurant at 1.30pm. The space is limited to 20 persons so please e-mail me to reserve your space asap.(leifn12@gmail.com)
3)  The Friday (8-18-17) drive and lunch on back roads to San Juan Bautista. We have secured space at the local Italian – American restaurant “Happy Rooster” and will need a head count to let the restaurant know.
We will gather at the Chevron station next to Walmart just off the Reservation Road exit off Hwy 1 at 9.30am.
4) And of course don’t forget to register your car for the Concorso Italiano on Saturday (8-19-17). We are doing  a push for getting recognition in the magazine and hopefully get some renewed interest and new members.