Photos of Luca Spensieri’s 1961 Appia For sale
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Photos of Luca Spensieri’s 1961 Appia For sale
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Friday May 17
4:00 – Motel 6 Oakdale, Registration and picking up event package
6:00pm -Meet and Greet at Motel 6 Oakdale with Appetizers and drinks
Saturday May 18
6:00am – 9:00am Breakfast menu at Ryderz Restaurant (bring meal ticket and name tag)
9:30am Pre-rally instructions in Motel 6 parking lot
10:00am Start Rally (Drive)
12:30pm Lunch at Ironstone Winery (Meal tickets and name tag)
1:30-2:00pm Leave Ironstone winery to continue Rally (Drive) to Hotel
6:15pm Firenze Ristorante, ALC Annual Report
6:30pm Dinner at Firenze Ristorante (Meal tickets and name tag)
Sunday May 19
6:00am – 9:00am Breakfast menu at Ryderz Restaurant (Meal ticket and name tag)
9:30 People’s choice car show, and mini lunch at Oakdale Cheese Factory (by now you know to bring your name tags)
10:30 Awards and photo session.
12:00 ALC After Tour start.
Event Contact numbers:
Leif/Barbara Neuman: 916-677-9811/916-677-9812
Steve Peterson: 843-513-8784
Hank Koning: 310-560-8738
(Received this report from Phil after visiting this years Retromobile)
It was a beautiful day in Walnut Creek when family and several friends from the NorCalLancia Group gathered at the Creekside Grill to celebrate the life of former ALC member, and our friend, John Cecil. John’s life ended on October 31st, just a week before he and his wife, Becky, lost their home in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Family members in attendance included Becky and her Granddaughter Shiobhan (Tracy), Son Tony and his friend Robin (Red Bluff), Granddaughter Becky and her husband Steven (San Jose), Grandson Sam and his girlfriend Lauren (Tracy) and Grandson Chris Tracy).
NorCal attendees included ALC vice president, Leif Neuman and wife Barbara, Elsa and Neil Pering, Jean and Steve Katzman, Vicki and Paul Tullius, Tom Gilmore, Kent Emery and the event organizer, Steve Snyder. Becky commented, “It was lovely luncheon and thank you to everyone who came to acknowledge John”. Steve Snyder did a great job of pulling people together and in finding a reasonably accessible location for all to meet. Becky also added, “John would love to have been there with us”. He was certainly there in spirit! We miss you, John.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
10 rooms blocked out @157.00 under American Lancia Club
Phone 530 832 5528
Day 3 – Tuesday 21st. – approximately 4 hr drive around the east side of Lake Tahoe then south west to Arnold,
Accomodations: Arnold Meadowmont Lodge
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 209 795 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
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
10 standard rooms reserved @ $145
Phone 559 561 4449
Mention Hank Koning or American Lancia Club
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.
Let me know if you are joining the after tour, for how many days and when you have booked hotels.
Stay on the Road.
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:
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 –John Campion’s Aladdin’s Cave
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
‘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
We were captivated by the following Lancia
LC 2 ..chassis # 0001
Beta Monte Carlo
Fiat 131 Abarth –Alitalia
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
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
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
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
A great visit.
P. Tom Gilmore
The following is the registration form for the 2019 reunion.
The dates are May 17-19