2019 West Coast Reunion

This years West Coast Reunion will take place May 17-19 with the after tour following

Details will be posted when all finalized.

The host hotel is the Motel 6 in Oakdale

We have reserved rooms, so refer to American Lancia Club when making your reservations.

King Bed room 104.99 +tax

two Queen bed room 119.99 +tax

the reserved unused rooms will be released on April 17

To reserve your room contact the hotel at: 209-847-8181

 

Questions, call Leif @ 916-677-9811 or email: leifn12@gmail.com

West Coast Reunion After Drive

Lancia Lovers,

I look forward to seeing many of you at the 2019 West Coast Reunion in Oakdale

As a couple days together is simply not enough I again am arranging an after tour.

Therefore

I invite you to join me for the American Lancia Club 2019 West Coast Reunion After Tour.

 

The after tour will commence the afternoon of May 19th following the West Coast Reunion.

The proposed route and overnight stops are as follows:

 

Day 1 Sunday 19th – approximately 2.5hr drive north to Plymouth CA.

Accomodations: Rest- A boutique Hotel

Hotelrest.net

Room rates: Queen, $142, Double Queen, $152, King $152

Phone Matt  209 245 6315 mention American Lancia Club

 

Dinner: TBD     perhaps Taste, Plymouth CA

 

Day 2 – Monday 20th -approximately  4 hr drive North by North East to Graeagle, Ca

Lunch stop in North San Juan -so bring your passports.

Accomodations: Chalet View Lodge.

ChaletViewlodge.com

10 rooms blocked out @157.00 under American Lancia Club

Phone 530 832 5528

 

Dinner: TBD

 

Day 3 – Tuesday 21st. – approximately 4 hr drive around the east side of Lake Tahoe then south west to Arnold,

Accomodations: Arnold Meadowmont Lodge

Arnoldlodgeca.com

I was unable to have them hold rooms with laying down a 50% deposit

so If you are even mildly thinking of joining the tour book rooms ASAP – you can always cancel them up to 48 hours prior.

8 rooms tentatively reserved @$99, $109

Phone Joyce at 299 795 1394

 

Dinner: Lot’s of options.

 

Day 4 – Wednesday 22nd -approximately 4.5 hr drive south then east then south to Oakhurst, Ca

 

Accomodations: Yosemite Southgate

YosemiteSouthgate.com

10 rooms blocked out @$129-$139

Mention Lancia Car Club for 10% discount

Phone. 559 683 3555

 

Dinner  – TBD

 

Day 5 – Thursday 23rd – drive south to Fresno Ca for lunch and see the Underground Garden then east to Three Rivers CA

 

Accomodations: Lazy J Ranch Motel

Redlion.com

10 standard rooms reserved @ $145

Phone 559 561 4449

Mention Hank Koning or American Lancia Club

Dinner: TBD

 

Day 6- Friday 24th – return home.

 

As in the past this is a pay as you go event.

Book your own Hotels, and pay for you meals as you go.

Join the tour for 1 day or all days.

And if you have any suggestions for places to eat, interesting sights and sites to see let me know.

 

The rules:

Let me know if you are joining the after tour, for how many days and when you have booked hotels.

Stay on the Road.

 

Hank Koning

 

Todd Radke Track Car

Todd is selling his 1981 Beta Coupe Track car.

The list of improvements on the car is long and the price he is asking $ 3500.00 does not cover the parts installed.

Here is a list:

Ground Control coilovers
New rotors, pads and stainless steel brake lines
Rebuilt brake calipers
Racing seats with custom mounting plate and 4 point harnesses
Oil cooler and new oil filter mounting fixture
Custom baffled oil pan
Engine water pipe chrome plated
New spark plugs and wires
Custom strut braces front and rear
Wink wide angle inside rear view mirror
Custom rear spoiler
Fiberglass flares
15 x 7 Rota (Pansport style) wheels
Toyo R88 race tires
Battery moved to trunk
Fuel pump and filter moved to trunk
Momo style steering wheel and adapter
Gas tank removed and cleaned inside and out
All glass intact (no cracks)
K&N air filter
Windows converted to manual to reduce weight
AC and smog equipment removed
Bumpers removed to reduce weight
There are ZERO miles on all the above parts and modifications
Please contact Todd if interested or have questions.
Todd Radke
tfradke1@yahoo.com
530-570-5169

January Calendar Photo

The Calendar as well as the artist drawing on the back of the calendar is of the 1967 Flaminia Sport owned by Ari and Kristin Baron.

Lancia “Heaven”

Lancia Heaven –John Campion’s Aladdin’s Cave
Jacksonville,FL
John Campion , co-founder and Chairman of APR Energy, graciously opened the
doors of his pristine and private showroom in Jacksonville, FL on Monday,
November 12 th ,2018 to his fellow Irishman ,Tom Gilmore ,wife Barbara and their
good friends Dale and Debbie Newcomb all visiting from the San Francisco Bay Area
and proud standard bearers for The American Lancia Club.
I had heard of this Lancia collection for a few years and with a vacation planned to
see the wild horses on Cumberland Island in Georgia a quick look at the map
confirmed that Jacksonville was less than one hour away. A few emails back and
forth with John’s executive assistant , Stacie Mirabella, and the visit was on!
John and I grew up rabid rally fans watching Paddy Hopkirk , Roger Clark and Billy
Coleman compete in the International Circuit of Ireland Rally held annually over the
Easter Holiday on closed sections of public roads…racing against the clock on
tarmac !…needless to say the speeds were barking crazy.
Billy Coleman was an Irish privateer from Co.Cork ‘showing up’ the Ford ‘works’
drivers in a tatty Ford Escort twin cam in 1969 when I was spectating and by 1977
when John was watching, Billy Coleman was driving a Lancia Stratos sponsored by
‘The Chequered Flag’ of London. Billy was driving with house money at this stage of
his career and the memory of this Stratos sliding through the early morning mist
seared the Lancia shield on to John’s brain.
Leaving Ireland in the mid 80’s to seek his fortune John started a mobile power
generation company to supply the needed power for the massive amplification and
light shows of U2 and David Bowie as rock concerts moved into arenas and
stadiums.
‘ShowPower’ ,co-founded by John, was acquired by GE and so having faith in their
business model John and his buddy went a few rungs up the ladder and founded
APR Energy the company that today provides mobile peak and off- grid power
around the world.
Yup!..with a wee bit of discretionary income coming his way “It was time to ditch the
Ferraris and get some real cars…competition Martini Lancias! “ said John.
The lobby of John’s showroom is furnished with aluminum shelving made from
aircraft wings , automotive posters beautifully framed and lit and the nose cone of a
Michael Schumacher Ferrari mounted on the wall and wonderful seating…..it all
looked so cool and not in the least ‘over the top’
‘Thanks for coming” says John bounding towards us giving us all a very warm
welcome. A brief discussion about the various artifacts on display and then “let’s go
and see the cars’!
Well I was not prepared for what we saw.
We were shown into a magnificent showroom and if the lobby was a ‘wee bit busy’
the showroom was an exercise in Italian minimalism.
The cars were presented against a red wall complete with recessed lighting on a
grey epoxy polished floor and are all beautiful prepared and in full running
condition.

We were captivated by the following Lancia
competition cars:
LC 2 ..chassis # 0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beta Monte Carlo
S4
037
Fiat 131 Abarth –Alitalia
Stratos
Fulvia ‘Fanalone’
Fiat transporter.
Out of picture was a Delta and out of the shop was a Martini LC 1 and a few odds and
ends….Ford GT, Ford Escort Twin Cam and a Mazda Sports Racing Car for John’s
wife,Suzanne.

John’s cars are featured in the October and November 2018 editions of Italia
magazine out of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was delighted to present John with an honorary 2019 membership of our club, a
forty-five year old Lancia key fob and a model of a Martini Delta….he was most
pleased.

Shannon , another assistant, presented each of us with shirts and jackets
representing CJJ Motorsports that promotes and sponsors young drivers in the US
and Ireland. ( thanks to Leif Neuman and Steve Snyder for the certificate and the
key fob)
John has done an incredible job in collecting these Lancias and has now started to
show them at major events around the US…Amelia Island and The Quail in 2018.
But there is more!…John is a major philanthropist in Northern Florida giving
extensively to local schools ,universities and to cancer research.
He is a complete and very nice guy and a fabulous host and now a member of our
club!
A great visit.
P. Tom Gilmore
Lafayette, CA

The passing of John Cecil

Dear Lancia Friends: We have sad news to share with you regarding the loss of a long-time friend and Lancia enthusiast, John Cecil. John died suddenly in his home in Magalia, California on October 31st. John has not been a recent member of the club but attended and supported the Lancia Reunion’s in 2014 in Graeagle and again in Lone Pine. John was 84 years at the time of his death.
We first met John and his wife, Becky, in the early 70’s when we attended our first reunion in Carmel Valley. Both John and Becky were living in Sunnyvale at the time and worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation. John retired from Lockheed 26 years ago and moved to the mountain area of Magalia, with Becky soon retiring and joining him there. One wonderful anecdote about John: During one of our rally’s, several members were trying to assess the problem with a disabled car. John cleverly diagnosed and resolved the problem, to which he said, “Well, you know it isn’t rocket science, although . . . I am a rocket scientist”. He was extremely bright, loved his Lancia Automobiles and we will miss him so very much.
A celebration of life for John was planned for October 16th. Unfortunately, his celebration was cancelled due to the Camp Fire in Paradise. As you all must know, the town of Paradise has been about 90 percent destroyed by this horrific fire storm. Unfortunately, John and Becky’s home in Magalia, a community also destroyed by the fire, was one of those totally lost in the fire. Becky is safe and presently staying with her daughter in Tracy, California. She has been hit with 2 major life crisis in just a week’s time. I would encourage those of you who know or do not know them but would like to acknowledge this difficult time, reach out to Becky and to share your condolences, memories and/or history with John. I know that she will be touched by your communication with her as will her family.
Becky can be reached at: Rebecka (Becky) Cecil C/O Siobhan Edgar Cecil 233 E. Carlton Way Tracy, CA 95376

 

ADDENDUM: Please note that Lancia member, Todd Radke, was also someone who lost his home in the Camp Fire. Todd was the owner of the beautiful blue Fulvia (original owners were Judy and Dick Buckingham) recently restored by Todd. The fire erupted and spread so quickly that Todd was able to leave the fire with only his life but none of his possessions, including his valuable and loved automobile collection. Todd is presently safe and staying with a friend in Chico. If you would like to acknowledge his loss and appreciation that he is still with us today, you can reach Todd on his cell phone, 530-570-5169.
Vicki and Paul Tullius

November Calendar photo

The photo of the 1923 Lancia Torpedo was taken during the 2007 ALC Reunion!

Owner: ALC MemberTina Bird

 

Second picture taken at the French-Italian car show

November 4 2018

Another opportunity!

Club member Mark Robinson is offering his 1966 Flaminia Berlina for sale. The car is located in Southern California

It is mostly complete but in need of completion of the started restoration. Mark is open for offers so please contact him if interested.