Photo competition results

The results are in and the winners are…… Congratulations to all that participated as you are all winners!

Third place, Lancia Flaminia Convertible  car number 11

Car 11

Second place, Lancia Aurelia B20, Picture #9

Car 9

And the winner is…. Lancia Flavia 2000, picture #4

Car 4

Remembering our friends and members who are no longer with us

David Ward

1945 – 2020

David was in the Moab Desert when he suddenly collapsed and died.  He had just successfully completed a difficult Overland Rally (a victory as Judi described it).  Judi expressed that David’s death occurred while enjoying his passion for automobiles and rallies. (he participated in 3-5 rallies a year.  Because of the COVID, there will not be a service.  However, the “Checkered Flag Group” is setting up an online venue where his friends can enjoy a slide show and post messages and photo’s in Memory of David.  David was a young 75 years at the time of his death in early October.

I had the pleasure meeting David during one of our Delta drives and over the phone a couple of times before his passing and he will be forever remembered. Ciao David, Leif



John Campion

1963 – 2020


Kent Wakefield

1928 – 2020



Howard Moon

1938 – 2020

The people at the “Drive your Lancia” day

There were not only cars during the different drives, there were also a good group of participants and here are some of them pictured during the day.

Steve Peterson is cruising along

Barbara Gilmore took good care of the group before take-off on the East Bay drive.

It is hard to recognize but here are the Schutzbergers, Perings and the McGaffigans, Neil is behind the camera

East coast group checking out numerous projects and treasures

A small group of navigators before take-off at the Sacramento area drive

Drivers meeting!?

Can you hear me now?

Hank is trying to get phone reception

Drive your Lancia Picture contest line-up

Here are the pictures of the cars participated on the “Drive Your Lancia” day. A great line-up with cars from all corners of the country had a chance to get the dust off and enjoying a great day in a great car and in many cases in great company!

Pick your favorite car. and get ready to vote for it.

Car 2

Car 1

Car 3

Car 4

Car 5

Car 6

Car 7 Fulvia 1.2
Car 8 Aurelia B24



Car 9

Car 10

Car 11

Car 12 Flaminia

Car 13

Car 13

Car 14

Car 14

Car 15

Car 16

Car 17 Fulvia Sport

Car 18 Not a Lancia but a cool car nevertheless!


Car 19

Car 20

Car 21

Car 22


Phoenix to Prescott Quarantine Run!


‘Cars can’t get Coronavirus!’


Saturday April 25, 2020

9:30 AM: Meet at McDonald’s at Tatum & E. Bell Road

10 AM: Start!

Join us for an automotive excursion in the wonderful Arizona sun as we head up to Prescott for the morning with an early afternoon return.

This will not be a group gathering, but a small group of us are doing this run the best and safest way we can under the circumstances. We socially distancingly invite you along. At least our cars will get some exercise, and we can wave to each other through the window glass!

Rules of the ride:

▪ Remain in your car as much as possible
▪ When outside your car, practice social distancing of at least 10 feet (masks recommended!)
▪ Get breakfast at the McDonald’s drive-up window
▪ Pack a lunch for 11:30 stop
▪ You’re on your own for bathroom and stretching stops on the route

Remain in your car as much as possible
When outside your car, practice social distancing of at least 10 feet (masks recommended!)
Get breakfast at the McDonald’s drive-up window
Pack a lunch for 11:30 stop
You’re on your own for bathroom and stretching stops on the route

Basic route:

1. 101 Loop tp I-17
2. I-17 to Rt. 74 (Wickenberg exit)
3. Routes 74, 60, 93 & 89 to Prescott
4. Return via Rt. 17

1. 101 Loop tp I-17
2. I-17 to Rt. 74 (Wickenberg exit)
3. Routes 74, 60, 93 & 89 to Prescott
4. Return via Rt. 17

Please RSVP to Eric Lynn, so he knows who to wait for!!

(602) 524-0053

©2020 Arizona Chapter | Fiat Club of America | 2228 S. 3rd Ave. | Phoenix, AZ 85003

West Coast Reunion

      Postponed until October!!! Details to follow.


          2020 American Lancia Club West Coast Reunion 


May. 22nd – 24th  – Prescott, AZ

For those of you planning to attend this Reunion:

Please make reservations now directly with St. Michaels Hotel at 928-776-1999 and be sure to mention American Lancia Club to get the discount.

  • Friday: Arrival & Welcome. Mead & cider tasting party!  Dine locally on historic Whiskey Row.
  • Saturday: Glorious drives, moonscapes, visit Jerome, AZ for glass blowing demo, shopping, and artist displays. Visit Ferrari #1 in a private car collection.
  • Saturday evening: An authentic Italian dinner served in the renowned cowboy town Prescott.
  • Saturday After Party: Famous Prescott downtown with music, conversation and dancing locations.
  • Sunday: Concours, short drive & Farewells, and a Raffle! – (Raffle Tickets given to each paid attendee).


Accommodations: Hotel St. Michael, 205 W. Gurley St. Prescott AZ 86301

This is a historic classic hotel built in 1901 with shops and art galleries in the building.  Rooms are discounted for our group.  Room rate includes an awesome breakfast, and hi-speed internet (Woo hoo).  Check-in is at 3:00pm.   Optionally, for those wishing to arrive one or two days early or stay one or two nights longer the same rates apply.


Group block name- ALC Reunion or “American Lancia Club”

Guests will need to refer to this name when calling the Hotel to book a room.

These rooms are not available to rent on line. Guests can call the Hotel at 928-776-1999 or email the front desk at-

Rooms and rates- The rates below are before tax and are per night and reflect the 10% discount:

Standard King- city view Fri $170.10 Sat $170.10 Sun $89.10

Standard Queen -plaza view Fri $161.10 Sat $161.10 Sun $80.10

Economy Queen Interior Fri $125.10 Sat $125.10 Sun $71.10

Budget Queen Interior Fri $125.10 Sat $125.10 Sun $67.50

Monterey Car week in the rear view mirror

As always there are way too many things lined up during the week so we tried to do what looked as a good variety of events.

Arrived on Tuesday and we tried to get into the Classic Motorsport welcome party, but when arrived, the parking was overfull and pre-registration did not make any difference so we turned our noses to Carmel and had a nice dinner at the “Hoggsbreath Inn”. It used to be impossible to find a table some years ago but with today’s many restaurants in the area it was no problem this time. Wednesday we made reservations for the Concorso breakfast with a couple of guest speakers ,who were discussing their memories around their cars.

A drive followed the breakfast, with the majority of the cars being modern with a/c. After a few miles we discovered that it would have been a lot more comfortable in one of those cars! The Monterey area is known as pleasantly cool if not cold, but the drive took us inland on HWY25 with temperatures more than 100 degr. . ! needless to say we were not comfortable during the 135mile + drive, but the following lunch and glass of wine made up for some of it.

During the day we met some “old” friends from the Maserati club and from them we found out that the Maserati Club International was no longer 0rganising gatherings and that maybe  it would be a good idea to start doing events together again.

Thursday is the day of the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance with their lunch stop on Ocean Ave. in Carmel. To have a good parking spot we made breakfast reservation in town and were able to beat the crowds and find a great spot near the avenue. The line-up of cars is impressive with a large variety of models. Lancia was represented by a 1925 Lambda Torpedo, 1964 and 1959 Flaminia Zagato and a 1955 Aurelia B24.


However, the most odd and interesting car in my 0pinion was the 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL Avus Race car shown by the Mercedes-Benz museum

After the car display we had the “Lancia Club Lunch”. It became a small group but we all enjoyed the great food and the temperature was perfect for an outside meal. The small group included the Pering’s, Katzman’s and the Neuman’s.

Friday most of the time is spent at the race track but this time we hooked up with the Maserati group for their drive. It was fun to once again meet some of the members we had not seen in years. The drive took us to a number of local wineries and ended with a dinner get together in Salinas. Again, the wine was poured while waiting for the food and pictures were viewed.


Saturday is the Concorso Italiano day and with anticipation we looked forward to the Lancia cars to be displayed. It turned out that only 9 cars were entered and with our president in bed with back problems, only 8 cars showed up, with one car displayed at the Pinninfarina area. So we only had 7 cars in our group but with a nice line-up nevertheless. We had three Scorpions, one Delta Integrale, two Fulvia Coupe and the winning Lancia, Fulvia Sport.









For us, the Concorso was the final event of this year’s Monterey week and Sunday was our travel day back home.


Leif Neuman

East coast Reunion

The American Lancia Club celebrates 63 years in 2019

2019 American Lancia Club East Coast Reunion
Sept. 13th
– 15th
– Moscow, Pennsylvania
• Friday: Arrival & Welcome Wine Party! Gourmet Dinner.
• Saturday: Scenic Mountain Drives – stop at a very private Vintage Car
Museum with more than 100 interesting vehicles & mechanical music, enjoy
a buffet lunch with Brandy & Richard at the new Lynn home on the banks
of the Susquehanna River. Additional attractive destinations in Scranton
(Steam Town/Electric City/Coal Mine Tour) and environs for the afternoon.
• Saturday evening: Donna and Dan Gardner have graciously invited us to
hold the ALC Reunion Dinner at their restored 1859 Homestead built by
Dan’s great-great grandfather. On the property are 2 garages full of cars &
automobile memorabilia collected over a lifetime of sports car competition.
• Saturday later: After Party with Music, Conversation, and a Raffle – (5
Raffle Tickets given to each paid attendee).
• Sunday: Concours & Farewells


Accommodations: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 2000 Lackawanna Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503. This is an historic Railway Station Hotel built in 1908 and fully
restored in the 1980s. Impressive original Renaissance French Décor combines with all
modern hotel conveniences. Rooms are discounted to $159.00 per night for our group.
Check-in is at 3:00p. As an option, you might wish to arrive one or two days early or
stay one or two nights longer at the same rate.
Please make reservations directly with Radisson at 570-342-8300 or 866-715-7836 and
be sure to mention American Lancia Club to get the discount. Reservations should be
made prior to 08/14/2019 to ensure availability.
The cost of the ALC portion is 125.00 per person if received before August 25th, or 135.00
thereafter until the final deadline of September 6
. Includes the Wine Party, Friday
night Gourmet Dinner, Saturday Rally Tour, Buffet Lunch, Auto Museum visit as well as
the Reunion Dinner and After Party.
Mail your Registration Form and payment to:
Richard Lynn, 106 Dymond Terrace, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Any questions please email or call me at 973-851-5209.

The American Lancia Club celebrates 63 years in 2019

2019 American Lancia Club East Coast Reunion

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Friday Gourmet Dinner Choices: No. Servings:
Pre Carved Roast Beef__________________________________ __________
Chicken Breast with Bruschetta Topping___________________ __________
Cod Casino___________________________________________ __________
If received before August 25, 2019:
Number of participants ___ times $125.00 =_____________total remittance (check
payable to Richard Lynn)
If received after August 25, 2019 but before September 6, 2019:
Number of participants ___ times $135.00 =_____________total remittance (check
payable to Richard Lynn)
Phone_______________________ email____________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________
Mail to: Richard Lynn, 106 Dymond Terrace, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Any questions? Please call 973-851-5209 or email

After-tour report


American Lancia Club West Coast Reunion After-tour.

May 2019


Day One.

Sunday May 19th

Oakdale to Plymouth California.


After morning showers and the final events of the West Coast Reunion the following Vehicles and folks departed on the aftertour:


1963 Lancia Flaminia Sport -Kjell Nelin

1958 Lancia Aurelia B20 – Neil Perring’s Car Driven by Eric Lynn with Kurt Longeron

1958 Lancia Appia – Lynn and Steve Peterson

1973 Lancia Fulvia Coupe – Neil and Elsa Perring

1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato – Hank Koning

And in the moderns:

Fiat 500 Abarth -Steve and Jeanne Katzman

Porsche Cayenne- Paul and Vicki Tullius (the Aurelia Convertible was generatorless)

Mazda X5 – Alan and Shellagh Hornsby


The group enjoyed a 2.5hr drive through the wonderfully varying Northern California landscapes to Plymouth. The route was not a direct one (it never is) and included a detour through West Point and a coffee break in the charming historic town of Volcano.

Alas the Fulvia Coupe was not running so well and could not make it up the steep hill leaving Volcano; however, Neil was able to find a less steep route to the north of the town, obviously something to look into.

Plymouth proved to be a quaint town and the Rest Hotel – a boutique hotel and a harbinger of changes that will soon hit the town- was absolutely wonderful as was the adjacent Taste Restaurant. Both highly recommended.

Day 2.


Plymouth to Graeagle California


Following a tasty continental breakfast we headed north up SR49 through Placerville and some members diverted to Georgetown. Along the way, a young deer jumped out in front of Kjell’s car resulting in a bit of damage to the left headlights and left side. Fortunately, it remined drivable and Kjell was able to continue on the tour and get home. We then made an unplanned visit to Paul Thomasson in Georgetown. He has a very extensive collection of interesting vehicles including a classic Corvette, Mustang, Austin Healey, model T and a 1950s Borgward Silver Arrow all in various stages of completion. Unfortunately, the Perings Fulvia was having more issues and Paul was kind enough to rescue them and then we all managed to regroup for lunch in Nevada City. Then we headed up, the made for a Lancia, route 49 to Graeagle.

It got cold and the proposed Gold Lake Road shortcut was closed due to snow so we took the long way to SR 89. Chalet View Lodge was as pleasant as when we visited in 2014 and the ever-charming Lily English and her friend Ed…. came up from Chico to join us for the night and for dinner at the Iron Door restaurant in Jonesville. A light snow fell in the night giving each vehicle a lovely white top.





Day 3

Graeagle to Arnold

Obviously, what we thought was a light snow was more than that and the proposed route around Lake Tahoe was closed. As was route 49, 80, 50, 120,119, 89 and 4 (which we expected). So, breakfast was spent working out what to do. Eventually we decided on going North on 70 and down the beautiful North Fork of the Feather River and around the snow-covered mountains. Lynn and Steve and Kjell left the tour and returned home to Bishop directly from Graeagle and Paul and Vicky also returned directly to Chico (all as planned).









This new northern route created a long journey past Lake Oroville (no time to stop and inspect the reconstructed spillway) with lunch in Marysville then around Lake Folsom with a huge amount of water flowing over the spillway, through Plymouth to Arnold. The Meadowmont Lodge proved to be so much better than their website led us to believe and we enjoyed fine beer and wine and hearty food at the snowshoe brewery across the road.


Neil created a beautiful oil painting on the pavement as the Fulvia proved to be rather porous to oil.


Day 4

Arnold to Oakhurst

A light rain during the night created an icy frosting over the cars.

Too wet to hike at Big Trees so we enjoyed a leisurely coffee and breakfast nearby and returned to the Meadowmont to start our day’s journey.

The B20 was having starter issues and had been parking on slopes to allow gravity starts. However, that did not work on a cold engine, so a tow start by the Mazda was orchestrated and that eventually got it going. Lucky to have a modern handy. Neil tightened up the loose distributor clamping bolt to help restore power, filled up with oil and we were off again. The Fulvia Coupé and B20 peeled off home to the Bay Area, leaving 3 vehicles remaining – Fulvia Sport, Abarth and Mazda – heading to Oakhurst. A brief stop at Columbia Historic Park/Town to pick up some gifts, lunch at Buck Meadows Cafe and then the astonishingly beautiful drive on 120 and through the bottom end of Yosemite, complete with a little snow on the ground, cloud covered mountain tops and waterfalls. Then down Wawona Road with a stop at Wawona Lodge (can’t remember the new name) but alas no bar was open, so we head off to Oakhurst. A rolling stop established a need for a Park Ranger to educate Steve Katzman on the vehicle code – but luckily no ticket.


Day 5

Oakhurst to Three Rivers.

We headed off to Fresno via North Fork (despite last night’s waiter telling us he would not drive through Nork Fork -he thought it a bit sketchy). North Fork claims to be the center of California, then through Prather, to Fresno to tour the amazing Forestiere Underground Gardens. It’s a must do if you find yourself in Fresno.

Then some tasty and fresh Vietnamese food just down the road and off to Three Rivers. The fun way is 180 to Dunlap then 245 to Badger and J21 to 198 into three Rivers. The 245 is a blast to drive in a fine Italian sports car but beware of the school busses. The Lazy J Ranch Motel was the ideal ending to our journey. Beer and wine on the porch overlooking the grounds, then Mexican food with more beer and wine and we were all feeling happy with our travels.


In summary, the roads were great, the cars made it (but not without work), the varying weather made things challenging, and the unexpected stops added interest.  And I think it safe to say we all had a great time.


Let’s do it again next year following the reunion, wherever that will be, and all members please join us.


Ps. For me this was a total 1490 mile road trip from Santa Monica including the Reunion drives.


Hank Koning