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2007 News Events


Sat - Dec 15, 2007 - SSC Test Drives
The SSC Ultimate Aero just introduced from www.shelbysupercars.com is now officially the fastest production car in the world, faster than the McLaren F1, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti Veyron. With 1183 Horsepower at the wheels from a twin turbo V8 it is now officially the fastest at 256.19 MPH. MotorCars of Las Vegas has the car shown here and was taking Ferrari Club members out for test drives accompanied by company founder and owner Jerod Shelby. No relation to Carroll, Jerod chose to keep the Aero under the car industry's radar for the last couple years because of problems he witnessed with other manufacturer's premature claims. "Every six months, you see another car company claiming to have the latest and greatest 200-plus mph car, when in actuality what they have is a computer drawing and a virtual idea of how the car will run. These companies start the buzz, try to live up to the hype, and then end up falling short of their expectations. Our philosophy was to keep everything quiet and not introduce the car until it was completed, tested, design and performance proven and ready to take orders. And here we are." Shelby commented. See the pics... and video...



Sat - Dec 15, 2007 - Santa's Toy Run
The Annual Christmas Toy Run is sponsored each year by the non-profit Las Vegas Cruisin' Association. This was a chance for all car clubs to be charitable to underpriviledged children. We met at 11:00 at Charlie Holder's Casino, 920 S. Boulder Hwy / Palo Verde Drive in Henderson for the annual "Christmas Toy Run" with Santa. We met at the casino, and then drove together for about a mile to Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way (off North Major Ave), Henderson, NV 89015. There we all parked together. This year an ultralite took aerial photos of our cars from above. We brought unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 4 to 13 that Santa handed out at noon to all the underpriviledged kids at the school. There were many deserving children and we had an excellent turnout. Many thanks to everyone who participated! See the pics...



Mon - Dec 10, 2007 - Neil's Indy Car
Neil Breen has the distinction of being the only Ferrari Club of Las Vegas Member with a racing heritage that includes numerous Formula Atlantic Championships. About a year ago he bought a 2001 Indy Car and put it into shape. On Monday he took it out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. Only a few of us drove out for the priviledge of seeing Neil and Mario Andretti Racing mechanic Todd Tapply prepare the car for the track and witnessing the first time a real Indy Car has ever at Spring Mountain. See the pics and video...



Sat - December 8, 2007 - Holiday Party
The Ferrari Club's annual Holiday dinner was held at the legendary Piero's Restaurant on Saturday December 8, 2007. The festivities started with a cocktail hour and then a charity auction to raise money for the benefit of the Nevada Diabetes Association at 6:30, with dinner at 7:30. This is one of the events open to current members only. Invitations were sent out to everyone on our current membership list. Many thanks to DeShawn Shaw (702) 275-4388 for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sat - Dec 8, 2007 - Lakes Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights Car Show at The Lakes invites the Ferrari Club every year to celebrate the holidays. The show is located across the street from the Canyon Gate Country Club entrance on West Sahara Avenue (just west of Durango). This event really has it all - from food to fun to entertainment, and we’ve always had a good time there in the past.



Sat - Dec 1, 2007 - Aces Bar & Grill - 4PM
Aces Bar and Grill at 7272 S El Capitan Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148 (702) 579-3300 or 579-3306 was the site of our informal get together. From South Durango and the 215 - go south on Durango. Turn right on Warm Springs, and then right again on El Capitan. This is a brand new restaurant and pub with atmosphere and good parking. This grand opening party featured live music. A suckling pig was roasted and the food was excellent. We enjoyed a fabulous buffet compliments of Aces Bar and Grill. Thanks to Gordon Tronson (702) 521-5786 for setting up this event. See the pics...



Sat - Nov 17, 2007 - 9:30 AM - Lake Mead
The Viper Club invited us to join them for a drive. This was a spirited cruise around the Echo Bay area of Lake Mead. We met at the Fiesta Casino and Hotel (702) 558-7000, 777 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015 at the intersection of Interstate 95 and 215. Thanks to Chris Tromba (702) 494-8489 for making the announcement. Photo credit: Brian Grzelewski




Thurs - Nov 15, 2007 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a 6:30pm Board Meeting for this Thursday at his house. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. The agenda included plans for the holiday party, elections and upcoming social events.



Sun - Nov 11, 2007 - Veterans Day Car Show
VFW Post 3848 Annual Veterans Day Car Show The VFW again invited the Ferrari Club to celebrate Veterans Day by participating in their car show near Green Valley Ranch. It is always a Sunday to remember, and the entry fee of $25 is donated to the VFW. The show was located at the I-215 Green Valley Ranch exit just south of the District. The show is always well attended by several car clubs, and the Ferrari Club took the award last year for best participation. See the pics from last year...



Wednesday - Nov 7, 2007 - Ventano’s
The November Social was held at Ventano Italian Corner & Oyster Bar, 191 S. Arroyo Grande Blvd, Henderson, NV 89012 (702) 944-4848 at 6:30PM. Ventano’s restaurant on Arroyo Grande & Horizon Ridge in Henderson provides its patrons with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and twinkling lights of the Strip. Specialties of the house feature homemade pasta dishes, gourmet pizza, fresh seafood, veal and beef, hearty soups, antipasto, innovative risotto, and oyster bar. Directions: From I-215 take the Stephanie exit and go south, turn right on Horizon Ridge, and turn right again on Arroyo Grande. Many thanks to Jesse Maheu (702) 501-1699 for arranging this event.



Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2007 - SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries. The show ran from Tuesday through Friday and is meant for the trade only. Our club connections usually allow us to get in. A number of Ferrari models are on display every year. See the pics from 2006, pics from 2005, pics from 2004 and pics from 2003.



Sun - Oct 28, 2007 - Las Vegas Concours
Concours d’Elegance Las Vegas held it's 2nd annual judged car show. The Ferrari Club was again invited to this concours car show of specialty, classic and exotic cars on the eighteenth fairway of TPC Golf Course at the Canyons, the renowned PGA facility, along with live music, fashions, and gourmet food vendors. Original artwork, inaugural event souvenirs, and special programs rounded out this concours event.



Sunday - Oct 21 - 8:30AM - Brazil F1 Race
The Brazilian Grand Prix was our seventeenth and final Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Live Broadcast was at 8:30AM the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere make this a fun event. This exciting final race clinched the manufacturer's trophy for Ferrari and crowned Kimi Raikkonen the undisputed Formula 1 World Champion.



Wed - Oct 17, 2007 - 6:30PM - Trilussa
The Ferrari Club October Social was held at Trilussa Ristorante at 2895 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014 just north of Sunset Road (702) 433-5405. They have good parking and offer a wide range of reasonably priced Italian cuisine from pizza to panini and from scaloppine to salmon. Many thanks to Oz Gutsche and to Jeanne Gutsche (702) 458-6126 for arranging this wonderful event.



Sat - Oct 13 - Lambo Fall Fantasy
Sun - Oct 14 - Ferrari Fall Fantasy
Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch hosted this spectacular event. We drove some awesome new vehicles on the 3.5 Mile Spring Mountain Road Course, and some of us took your own cars on the track. Lamborghini Las Vegas sponsored Saturday's event, and Penske-Wynn Ferrari Maserati sponsored Sunday's event. Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch is located 45 minutes west of Las Vegas, in the beautiful Pahrump Valley: Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, 3601 South Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048. For information about Spring Mountain email or call (800) 391-6891 or (775) 727-6363.



Sat - Oct 6 - Car Rally & Bikini Photoshoot
Exactly 75 participants from the Porsche Club, Ferrari Club, Italian Auto Club, Corvette Club, BMW Club, Mercedes Club, Mini Club, Mustang Club, Lotus Car Club, Viper Club, and British Auto Club as well as numerous independent entries all participated in the 6th annual rally. This year we also had a number of other car clubs join us. Additional cars joined us after the rally at the finish. We started at Norm Baker Motor Company, the Lotus Dealer at 6175 W. Sahara Avenue, just west of Jones, who sponsored our event again this year. Registration was at 9:00, and the first car out departed at 10:00. This was a fun and easy scavenger hunt gimmick rally. Car clubs needed at least three cars per marque to qualify for the manufacturer's trophy. Participants stayed for lunch at the beautiful finish location of Tuscany Golf Course and ordered off the menu. We shared the course with the Playboy Club Casino Golf Tournament so their were plenty of playmates and bunnies on the course in addition to our photographer's models. This was a fun and easy rally. The entry fee paid for trophies, t-shirts while they lasted, liquid refreshments at the finish, professional bikini models for photos by the cars, with all other proceeds going to charity. This year over $500.00 was raised for the benefit of the Nevada Diabetes Association. Some of us brought a picnic lunch basket and tailgated on the lush grounds. Many thanks to our organizers Tony Zito and Jeff Wenger and also to our hard working volunteers George & Jeanne Degrella, Carla Lindert, and Craig Stevenson. Special thanks also to all of our beautiful and talented models and to our photographers Raza Karim and Rob Hatrak and to photographer's assistant Jake Mauch. Thanks also to Jim Amadio, Manager of Tuscany Golf Club. Congratulations to our rally winner Debra Bieniek who took the first place trophy driving her Porsche 911. The Porsche Club took first and third in the rally winning the Club Trophy back from the Mercedes Club who won last year. David Greenman of the Porsche Club won the Norm Baker Raffle for the Dan Gurney autographed racing helmet. See the pics...



Saturday - October 6 - China F1 Race
Sunday - October 7 - China F1 Replay
The China F1 Grand Prix was our sixteenth Formula One race party of the season. The China F1 race was on the Speed Channel at 11:00 PM Saturday night, Oct 6th if you wanted to see it live. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was also shown at 1:30 PM Sunday at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708, with good food & drinks in a fun format with upfront parking and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing. Check www.formula1.com or www.f1-live.com for race results.



Sat-Sun - Sept 29-30 - Nellis AFB Autocross
Nellis Air Force Base invited the Ferrari Club to bring our exotics to their 2nd Annual Auto Show, Autocross and Shootout featuring a unique opportunity to race an F15 fighter jet. The venue was a huge morale boost for families and Airmen again this year. The car show was a continuous two day event on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday the 30th. This year's organizers extended a special invitation to FCA members to bring their exotics to the Car Show and dial up the competition for 1/2 and 1 mile high speed shootouts for "fastest car" trophies on Sunday September 30th. Participation in events was a la carte. The Autocross was held on the 29th. Current FCA members whose exotic cars possess factory safety equipment (integral roll over protection, Z rated tires) and drivers with track experience and safety gear were invited to do the shootout, and FCA Treasurer Paul Hesselgesser took on the challenge of racing the jet in his Jaguar XJR15. We had to adhere to the event organizers rule (SCCA) rules. To access the base and car events we needed to register in advance. Many thanks to Paul Johnson 702-371-8081 and DeShawn Shaw 702-275-4388 for organizing this great event. See the pics...



Sat - Sept 29 - 9:00PM - Japan F1 Race
Sun - Sept 30 - 1:30PM - Japan F1 Replay
The Japan Grand Prix was our fifteenth Formula One race party of the season. Take your pick - both the Formula One Speed Channel Race and Replay was at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere make this a fun event. See www.formula1.com or www.f1-live.com for details and race results.



Friday - Sept 21, 2007 - 6:00PM - Sedona
The Ferrari Club met for a social event at Sedona Restaurant and Lounge, located at 9580 W. Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas (at the Flamingo exit off the I-215) on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm. Numerous spots in the parking lot were reserved for our group and the function was set up in the Red Room, located just behind the hostess stand inside the restaurant. Sedona served a variety of complimentary appetizers and beverages. We are looking forward to more events at Sedona, a fantastic restaurant! Many thanks to Tanya Adams, Catering Manager 702-403-0568 and to Chris Tromba for arranging the event. See the pics...



Sunday - Sept 16 - Belgium F1 Race
The Belgium F1 Grand Prix was our fourteenth Formula One race party of the season. We had to get up early for this one! The Formula One Speed Channel Live Broadcast was at 4:30AM at Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708, with good food & drinks in a fun format with up front parking and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing. There was no same day replay of the event, so if we didn't watch it at 4:00 AM, we had to wait until Wednesday, Sept 20th at 9:00 AM.



Thurs - Sept 13, 2007 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro has called a 6:30 PM Board Meeting for this Thursday at his house. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. Other members are usually welcome to attend if they wish to do so.



Sunday - Sept 9 - 4:30AM - Italian F1 Race
The Italian Grand Prix was our thirteenth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Broadcast was shown at Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere make this a fun event. The race was broadcast live at 4:30 AM Pacific Time. Paul Johnson, Ryan Alexander and Jeff Wenger showed up to watch the race live at 4:30 AM. From there we drove over to Shucks Tavern for the 8:00AM opening. See the pics...



Sun, Sept 9 - 8:00-5:00 - Bikini Car Show
Sunset Thomas Bikini Photoshoot Car Show ran from 8:00-5:00. Shucks provided the room for our photoshoot, brought coolers of drinks out to the parking lot, and also bought us a few rounds of drinks inside. Shucks Tavern, 7155 North Durango (just south of 95, just north of 215 beltway), Las Vegas, NV 89129 (702) 651-6227 were perfect hosts. Things got going around 10AM with Sunset Thomas and Rebecca Love of the Va Va Voom Girls who posed for photos by our cars. Thanks to Sunset, Rebecca, all the staff, and Marty and Josh at Shucks. See the pics...



Friday, Aug 31 - Wynn Las Vegas
Cocktail Party at Ferrari/Maserati Wynn Las Vegas from 6-9:00 PM. The Penske Wynn Dealer at Wynn Las Vegas invited the Ferrari Club to a reception for the unveiling of the new Maserati 2008 GranTurismo. This is the first all new Maserati coupe in 10 years. We enjoyed Cocktails and hors' doeuvres compliments of Penske Wynn Ferrari/Maserati Dealership. We also took this opportunity to meet the new General Manager, Jerry Byrd. Thanks to Sales Manager Andy Saggiomo (702) 770-2000 for arranging this event.



Sunday - August 26, 2007 - Turkey F1 Race
The Turkey F1 Grand Prix was our twelfth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. They offer plenty of food & drinks in a fun format with plenty of parking and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing. For race results and details see www.formula1.com or www.f1-live.com or www.speedtv.com for more information.



Thurs - August 23 - 6:00pm - Charity Auction
The Ferrari Club was invited to a Charity Silent Auction at Lamborghini Las Vegas benefiting the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross on Thursday, August 23rd from 6-10pm, Cocktails and Appetizers, Casual Attire. RSVPs were in by August 16th to Lamborghini Las Vegas, 7770 Dean Martin Drive Suite 301, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 671-0025. We enjoyed test drives of the Super light, super fast, Gallardo Superleggera.



Thurs - August 23, 2007 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a 6:30pm Board Meeting for this Thursday at his house. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. Other members are usually welcome to attend if they wish to do so.



Sunday - August 5, 2007 - Hungary F1 Race
The Hungary Grand Prix was our eleventh Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere make this a fun event. For F1 information and results see www.formula1.com or www.f1-live.com or www.speedtv.com.



Sunday - July 22 - Germany F1 Race
The Germany Grand Prix was our tenth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay from the Nurburgring was shown on the Speed Channel at 9:30am at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. A good variety of food & drinks, protected parking for your car, numerous TVs & big screen TVs, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere always make this a fun event. See the pics...



Thurs - July 19, 2007 - Sweet Water
The July Social was at Sweet Water Prime Seafood at 6:30. It is the result of collaboration between restaurant pioneers Spencer Sabatasso and Sean Steele along with renowned chef Michael D. Owings. The menu features seafood that has been caught and flown in 48 hours before landing on the plate. Inspired by Asian, French and Pacific Coast cuisine, each dish was thoughtfully created with a flavor profile designed to appeal to the senses. The 6,800-square-foot restaurant, has two exhibition kitchens; chefs tables; a bar with purple velvet booths, granite countertops and Swarovski crystal starfish lanterns; plus a private function room complete with fireplace. There's also a seafood market just inside the entrance with shellfish and seafood steaks for sale. Sweet Water is at 9460 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV (702) 588-5400 located approximately 1/2 mile south of the 215/Eastern interchange. The restaurant will be on the left in a new shopping center called Sansone Park Place. Thanks to Tom Brazill of Motorcars of Las Vegas in the same shopping center for offering to provide the wine. See the pics...



Sat - July 14, 2007 - Pioneer Saloon
The Ferrari Club was invited to the Landmark Dedication Event for the World Famous Pioneer Saloon on Saturday, July 14, 2007 starting at 12 noon. Thanks to DeShawn Shaw for helping to organize the event. The event was attended by Mayor Oscar Goodman and his showgirls and also featured the soon-to-be world-famous Aqua Limousine. See the pics...



Fri-Sat - July 13-14 - Open Road Racing
The Ferrari Club was represented for the first time at the world famous Open Road Racing MKM Gambler's Run Twin 50 in Elko, Nevada. Jeff Wenger entered his 1982 308 GTBi with PCA President Tony Zito navigating. We had a great time, and we came back alive! See the pics...



Sun - July 8 - UK F1 Race - 10:00AM
The UK F1 Grand Prix was our ninth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was hosted at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. They offer a variety of breakfast, brunch and luncheon food & drinks in a pub format with plenty of shaded parking in the morning and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing.



Sun - July 1 - French F1 Race - 10:00AM
The French Grand Prix was our eighth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay showed at Mama Depalma's Italian Bistro, 4165 Grand Canyon Dr., Las Vegas, NV (702) 737-6262 at 10:00 AM. Mama Depalma's is located at 215 and Flamingo within the Target Center (just west of the 215 and Flamingo interchange) between Target and Chuck E. Cheese. Mama Depalma's opened early for us. The restaurant provides great food, good parking, and 3 TV's over the bar to watch the race. See the pics...



Saturday - June 30 - 6-10pm - Hot Rod Grille
The Porsche Club invited us to join them for their dinner party at the Hotrod Grille. From I-215 go north on Stephanie, and then east on American Pacific. The Hot Rod Grille has a fun atmosphere with an automotive theme. The upstairs banquet room was reserved for us. An all you can eat appetizer buffet was available for $15 per person, or you could also order off the menu. We had our own cash bar for alcoholic drinks. The upstairs room also has 2 pool tables, and a big screen projection TV tuned to the Speed Channel. Downstairs at the bar members can smoke and gamble. A great time was had by all. See the pics...



June 17, 2007 - USA F1 Race at Indy
The USA F1 Grand Prix was our seventh Formula One race party of the season on Father's Day. The United States Grand Prix was shown live on Fox from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Formula One Fox Channel viewing is a Live Broadcast started at 10:00 AM Pacific time at Mama DePalma's Italian Bistro in Summerlin in the Grand Canyon (Target) Shopping Center near the SW corner of 215 and Flamingo. Their address is 4165 S. Grand Canyon Dr., Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89147 (702) 737-6262 across the parking lot from Chuck E. Cheese. The race started promptly at 10:00 AM as there was no pre-game show on the Fox telecast. We have great parking available to us in front and on the side of the restaurant. There are plenty of windows inside the restaurant to view the cars and several TVs set up to view the race. They opened early for our event. See the pics...



June 15, 2007 - STEAK & Gordon's Party
STEAK Restaurant in Henderson was the scene of our social. STEAK features an upscale market, sumptuous food, and fabulous cocktails. This is the newest hotspot in Henderson with ambiance, fine food, and great service. David Droz, President, provided appetizers and special parking for our special cars. STEAK is located at 76 W. Horizon Ridge, Henderson, NV 89012 702.56.STEAK (79325). Gordon's Party followed immediately after. Gordon graciously invited us back to his home a very short distance away for the party. The surprise is that the stretched and chopped "aqua limo" is finished and ready to go! See the pics...



Sunday - June 10, 2007 - Canadian F1 Race
The Canadian Grand Prix was our sixth Formula One race party of the season from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track in Montreal, Quebec. The Formula One Fox Channel Live Broadcast was shown at 10:00 AM Pacific time at Mama DePalma's Italian Bistro in Summerlin in the Grand Canyon (Target) Shopping Center near the SW corner of 215 and Flamingo. Their address is 4165 S. Grand Canyon Dr., Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89147 (702) 737-6262 across the parking lot from Chucky Cheese. We have great parking available to us in front and on the side of the restaurant. There are plenty of windows inside the restaurant to view the cars and several TVs are always set up to view the race above the bar. They open early just for our events. See the pics...



Thurs - June 7, 2007 - 6:00 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a Board Meeting for the first Thursday of the month at Norm Baker Motor Company the Lotus Dealer at 6175 W. Sahara Avenue, just west of Jones. We ordered out for pizza. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. Other members are usually welcome to attend if they wish to do so.



Sat, June 2 - Penske-Wynn Tech Session
Penske-Wynn Ferrari Dealer Tech Session was held at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. Penske-Wynn had it's entire service staff on hand to answer our questions, and provided protected indoor parking for our cars, coffee, doughnuts and bagels, and an education on what to look for on several different Ferrari vintages. We visited the new car showroom and also the lower level pre-owned showroom featured in the major motion picture "Red Line". Afterwards we drove to Bahama Breeze for lunch, and then to the Boulder City Brewery where we met up with the Sky & Solstice Club out of Arizona. Please welcome Carl Jakopec and his black 308 who has been a member since the inception of the club, and finally was able to attend his first event today. Also congratulate Duncan Lee on his new 599, and Marc Risman who accepted delivery of his 430 Spider at the conclusion of the tech session. See the pics...



Sun, May 27, 2007 - 4:00PM - Monaco F1
The Monaco Grand Prix was our fifth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was showing at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. They offer plenty of food & drinks in a fun format with plenty of parking and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing. Alonzo was first and Hamilton was second for for McLaren-Mercedes. Massa came in third for Ferrari. See the pics...



Sat-Sun - May 26-27 - Gasoline Alley Show
Gasoline Alley's Eighth Annual Birthday Bash - The Las Vegas Italian Auto Club attended the kickoff party on Saturday, May 26th at The Cannery Casino. After lunch they drove from the Bootlegger Bistro on the south strip to the Cannery Casino. There were hot rods, muscle cars, lots of chrome engines, our exotics, live bands, food and beer. Since the inaugural event in 2000 Gasoline Alley's Birthday Bash has generated over $80,000 for local children's charities. See the pics...



Sat - May 19, 2007 - Northern Trust Show
Northern Trust Bank and Ferrari Club of Las Vegas Concours This year the highlight of the show was the 1st annual Ferrari Concours Las Vegas and celebration of 60 years of Ferrari. There were judged classes for Ferraris plus other categories for exotics and other special marques. The Concours took place at the Northern Trust Bank facility at 1995 Village Center Circle in Summerlin, 702-304-6800 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with the awards ceremony at 2:30 PM. In addition to the Concorso, Northern Trust hosted a wonderful luncheon for members and their invited guests. Penske Wynn Ferrari also displayed a premium selection of Ferraris from their dealership. Congratulations to the winners!
      Class 1 - Pre 1985
Platinum - Bert Meli, SW Region, 1985 308 QVS
Gold (2nd) Paul Hesselgesser, 1966 275 GTS
Silver (3rd) Bob Lebenson, 1968 365 GTC
      Class 2 - Post 1986
Platinum - Don Cramer/Marti Ashcraft, 98 355 GTS
Gold (2nd) Paul Hesselgesser, 1995 512M
Silver (3rd) Paul Hesselgesser, 1992 F40
      Exotic Class
Greg Linderer, 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT
      Specialty Class
James Beauparlant, 1954 Mercedes 190 SL
      Many thanks to Northern Trust Bank for sponsoring the event, to all the judges for volunteering their time and expertise, to the field volunteers that made the day a success, and to Don Cramer, Carla Lindert and Rob Hatrak for the excellent photos. See the pics... and more pics...




Sun, May 13 - 7:00PM - Spanish F1 Race
The Spanish Grand Prix was our fourth Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel broadcast was at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere make this a fun event. Massa won again for Ferrari! Four pole positions and three victories have been won so far by Ferrari in the first four races of the gripping 2007 world championship.



Sat, May 12 - Hooters at Sunset Station
Hooters Party with Girls, Wings'n Things! The “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined” sports bar and grill features “nearly world famous wings,” shrimp and oyster roasts. Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 547-7777 is at the Sunset Exit for 93/95/515 which is just north of 215. Hooters is located in Sunset Station on the casino floor next to the Race & Sports Arena. We sat out on the patio overlooking our reserved parking area and enjoyed lunch and drinks. There was a nice spot reserved out front for our cars. Many thanks to our beautiful waitresses who gratiously offered to pose by our cars. Many thanks to Jeff Ryerson for organizing the event. See the pics...



Thursday - May 10 - Dine at "Table 34"
We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and dinner at posh Table 34, the newest hotspot on the east side of town, 600 E. Warm Springs (just west of the Hwy 215 Warm Springs exit) 702-263-0034. This very new restaurant near the airport is casual and hip. The Table 34 "New American-Eclectic" style is widely recognized as one of the best for off-Strip restaurants in town thanks to an imaginative menu and decor, gorgeous preparations, great breads, and reasonable prices. There was preferred parking for our cars, so we brought our Ferraris and other exotics. Many thanks to Pam and Patrick Simone for arranging this event. See the pics...



Fri-Sun - May 4-6, 2007 - Route 66 Drive
Seligman, Kingman, Williams, and Winslow, Arizona are all old Route 66 towns. We took a trip down Route 66 for a trip back in time to the days when Route 66 was the Main Street of America. We arrived Friday evening. The drive out was about 175 miles, and then we drove along Route 66. We stayed in inexpensive motels in Williams, AZ on Friday night and Kingman, AZ on Saturday night. We also participated in part of the Route 66 Fun Run.



Thurs - May 3, 2007 - 6:30 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a 6:30 Board Meeting for the first Thursday of the month at his house in Red Rock. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. Other members are invited to attend if they wish to do so. For more information contact Jim Navarro.



Thur-Fri, April 26-27 - Pantera Track Event
The Pantera Club of Northern California sponsored their annual two-day track event on the 2.2 mile original lower track at Spring Mountain in Pahrump concurrent with their International POCA Fun Rally. Participating from our club were Jeff Wenger and Jim Navarro.



Thurs-Sun, April 19-22, 2007 - ExotiCorso
ExotiCorso provided exotic car enthusiasts from all over the United States an opportunity to gather for a unique "all-exotic" 2007 event. Activities included drives, social events and track time at a bargain price. The Palms provided lodging and the starting point for the drives and rallies. The track event was at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park this year, and the rallies included drives to Mount Charleston and to the Pioneer Saloon. See the pics...



April 15-18, 2007 - Copperstate 1000
The Copperstate 1000 Rally is a prestigious vintage car rally for pre-1973 vintage cars held immediately after the Arizona Concorso. The 2007 route covered much of central and northern Arizona and southern Utah. Ellen and Bob Lebenson participated in their 1968 Ferrari 365GTC car #34 in some of the photos. See the pics...



April 13-15, 2007 - Concorso Arizona
Concorso Arizona is hosted by the FCA Desert Region in Arizona every year. This impressive annual event runs for several days and includes Ferrari concorso judging. There was also a related event, the Copperstate 1000 Rally, one of the premier vintage car road rallies in North America for pre-1973 vintage cars held immediately after the Concorso. See the pics...



Sun - April 15 - Bahrain F1 Race
The Bahrain F1 Grand Prix was our third Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was at 7:00 PM at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. They offer plenty of food & drinks in a fun format with plenty of parking and big screen TVs for Formula 1 Racing. Felipe Massa came in first for Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton was second for McLaren-Mercedes and Kimi Räikkönen was third for Ferrari.



Sat - April 14 - Mama DePalma's & A&W
Mama DePalma's is normally the location for the quarterly brunch meeting held on the 2nd Saturday of January, April, July, and October, however this quarter the meeting was held early at Vintner Grille instead. Those not going to Arizona for the Concorso met at Mama DePalma's in the "Target" Grand Canyon Shopping Center near the SW corner of 215 and Flamingo across the parking lot from Chucky Cheese. Some stayed for lunch, and the rest of us drove together to the Bootlegger on Las Vegas Boulevard south of the strip to meet the Italian Auto Club. From there we drove to A&W in Boulder City. A&W invited us to bring our cars out for lunch with a promise of professional photos for posting on the restaurant walls and a special 99 cent menu for those of us who showed up. Many thanks to A&W Manager Jose Aquillar and to Ted Allen for setting this up. After lunch Scott Baranoff generously invited everyone to his beautiful home overlooking Lake Mead for cocktails. See the pics...



Sunday - April 8, 2007 - Malaysia F1 Race
The Malaysia Grand Prix was the second Formula One race party of the season. The Formula One Speed Channel Replay was shown at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere always make this a fun event. Unfortunately most members were attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso was first, Lewis Hamilton was second for McLaren-Mercedes, and Kimi Räikkönen came in third for Ferrari. Perhaps Ferrari would have done better if we were there to cheer them on.



Fri-Sun - April 6-8, 2007 - Vegas Grand Prix
The Vegas Grand Prix featured the first Champ Car race of the season, Formula Atlantic and Historic open wheel races. It is a first for Vegas, and the city has signed for two more years with an option for two more after that. The route ran on Las Vegas city streets encircling the Fremont Street Experience through the streets of downtown on Easter weekend. Despite predictions to the contrary, traffic was light and convenient parking was readily available. Two hospitality suites were reserved by the Ferrari Club at the California Hotel located at 12 Ogden Street for Friday through Sunday. The rooms faced the street overtop of the chicane, near the spectator grandstand bridge. The views from the suites were excellent as we could see straight down into the cockpits as the drivers negotiated the tricky chicane. We had the honor of leading the Mayor around the racetrack during the midday parade lap. See the pics...



Thurs - April 5, 2007 - 6:30 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a 6:30 Board Meeting for the first Thursday of the month at BJ's Restaurant on West Charleston across from the Red Rock Hotel and Casino. Current Board Members are James Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu, Chris Tromba, and Bob Lebenson. Also in attendance was Jeff Ryerson. Other members are invited to attend if they wish to do so.



Sat - March 24, 2007 - Sheri's Ranch
The Resort and Spa at Sheri's Ranch Legal Brothel was the destination of an invitational rally hosted by the Mercedes Benz Club. They invited us to join them for the drive and BBQ luncheon at Sheri's Valley Inn Sports Bar. This legal Nevada brothel has been operating on the outskirts of Pahrump, Nevada since the 1800s. We met at 10:00 AM at the Starbucks on Sahara and Ft Apache and met others at the intersection of Route 159 and Route 160 We lined up our cars around their swimming pool and took pictures of our cars alongside the girls. We may even invite along a professional photographer or two that can take photos suitable for our Bikini Babe 2008 Pinup Calendar. Our visit included a tour of the facility. See the pics...



Saturday - March 17 - Australian F1 Race
The Australian Grand Prix was our first Formula One race party of the season and the perfect way to celebrate Saint Patricks Day! The Formula One Speed Channel broadcast was live at 7:30pm at the Big Inning Sports Pub, 7777 W Sahara Avenue at the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708. Good food & drinks, protected parking for your car, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere made this a fun event. Chuck Damus brought out his highly customized 1999 Testarossa to a Ferrari Club event for the first time ever. Kimi Räikkönen came in first for Ferrari. See the pics...



Thurs - March 15 - 6:30 - Vintner Grill
The Vintner Grill New Member Party was the setting for a Ferrari Club cocktail reception and quarterly meeting at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 15th. The quarterly meeting normally held on the 2nd Saturday of January, April, July & October took place here to allow members to attend the Concorso Arizona on April 13-15. There was special parking for our Ferraris and other exotics at this lively American Bistro in Summerlin at 10100 W. Charleston Blvd between Town Center Drive and Hualapai Way. The bistro’s compelling architecture combined with the simplicity of the modern decor gives the dining experience a casual elegance. Vintner Grill boasts an extensive wine list with more than 100 wines representing ten distinct countries including Germany, New Zealand, and Austria. Other offerings include more than 30 unique beers from around the world. For more information about Vintner see www.vglasvegas.com or call (702) 214-5590. See the pics...



Thurs - March 8, 2007 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro called a 6:30 Board Meeting for the second Thursday so more officers could attend. We met at The Vintner Grill. Board Members in attendance were Jim Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Chris Tromba, Gordon Tronson and Bob Lebenson. Abbey Tromba and Taylor Edwards also joined us. Jeff Wenger reported on the March 2-4 National FCA Board Meeting and Workshop in Newark, New Jersey as national is planning their 2009 annual meet in Scottsdale which is part of our Desert Region. See some of the National Meeting pics...



Fri-Sat, Mar 2-3 - 8:00AM - Ferrari Run
California to Vegas Pauper's Run happened again this year, and they invited us to join them. DeShawn Shaw accompanied them on the drive. Friday we met their group in the Paris parking lot at 8:00AM, and then at 8:20AM we departed for a spirited drive to Lake Mead. We stopped for gas about 15 miles from the hotel and then entered the National Park towards Callville Bay to Echo Bay for lunch. Then on Saturday at 9:00AM we met again in the parking lot for another drive to Echo Bay via a different route. The Ferrari Chat run was arranged by Jeffrey Cheng at 949-872-5288. Although most of the roads were paved, certain stretches of road were not. Photos were provided by Frances. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 24, 2007 - Audi R8 Rides
The Las Vegas Italian Auto Club starting point at The Bootlegger Bistro on Las Vegas Blvd just a few miles south of the strip is where we began our trek out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We heard that Audi was conducting high speed runs of their new Audi R8, and we wanted to get in on the fun. So we just showed up and ran into Patrick Simone there who was already an invited guest. The Audi people were very generous, and offered a few of us rides on the inner track. See some pics...



Wed - Feb 21, 2007 - 6:00PM - Vintner Grill
The Vintner Grill (702) 214-5590 was the location of our social, a lively American Bistro in Summerlin at 10100 W. Charleston Blvd between Town Center Drive and Hualapai Way. The bistro’s compelling architecture combined with the simplicity of the modern decor gives the dining experience a casual elegance. The focal point for the dynamic outdoor patio is two large canopies in an illuminated setting with custom-made couches and drapery. Created by Executive Chef Matthew Silverman, the menu features American dishes with Mediterranean influences from Spain, France, and Italy. Signature dishes include the lamb osso bucco, white bean hummus, and veal London broil. Decadent dessert selections are provided exclusively by chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a luxury chocolate experience not to be missed. Vintner Grill boasts an extensive wine list with more than 100 wines representing ten distinct countries including Germany, New Zealand, and Austria. Other offerings include more than 30 unique beers from around the world. For more information see www.vglasvegas.com. Parking was provided up front and the event was very well attended. Many thanks to Lisa Weber for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 17, 2007 - Track & Winery Tour
Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch and The Pahrump Valley Winery Restaurant were the destinations for our tour to Pahrump for highspeed track sessions and fun at the Winery. Spring Mountain held an open house over the weekend and invited the Ferrari Club to participate. We brought our Ferraris and other exotics and track cars, and got plenty of track time in 3 run groups. This event had something for everyone: a scenic drive through the mountains, as much track time as you wanted on the expanded road course, free lunch at the track, and some of us spent the afternoon wine tasting and dining at Pahrump's only 4 star restaurant. The track event was free for FCA members, and everyone had a great time. We also enjoyed a little impromptu airshow as owner John Morris exhibited his helicopter and airplane. Both Saturday and Sunday were part of the open house so a few people went back again on Sunday. Helmets were available for those who needed them. See the pics and videos...



Sun - Feb 11, 2007 - Mt Springs Saloon
The "Thunder N Hearts" Charity Bike Show & Rally to Benefit Daniel Stevens featured raffles, prizes, food and great music from the band Silverado. Motorcycle and car clubs were invited. Proceeds went to medical bills for 1 year old Daniel Stevens who is undergoing brain surgery for cancer. Donations can be sent to: "Daniel Stevens", C/O Mountain Springs Saloon, HCR 33 Box 3325, Las Vegas, NV 89124. We met at the Starbucks on Charleston between Hualapai and Town Center at noon and drove west on Charleston past Red Rock to the end, and then turned west on Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Rd). Mt Springs Saloon is at the top of the mountain pass on the right. This "World Famous" Saloon is a rustic bar. We were joined in our spirited drive by DeShawn & Gary Shaw, Bev & Keith Evans, Debra Bieniek, Don Cramer & Marti Ashcraft, Jeff & Vicki Wenger, Reed Radosevich & Nicole, Denise & Karstin in a red NSX, another couple in a white Porsche, and another couple in a blue M3. At the top we met up with George & Jeanne DeGrella. After doing the auction & raffle and making our contributions most of us took off for dinner at Sedonas. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 10 - Penske-Wynn Tech Session
Penske-Wynn Ferrari Dealer Tech Session provided protected indoor parking for our cars, coffee and bagels, and an education on what to look for on a 360, 430 and Maranello. We were then invited to visit the pre-owned showroom and see them start up the Ferrari FXX in the new car showroom. After the event we drove together to Bahama Breeze for lunch at Paradise and East Flamingo, followed by a drive over to visit Oz and Jeanne Gutsche for dessert and drinks. Oz has a fabulous collection of classic U.S. and foreign cars. Many thanks to everyone at Penske-Wynn who sponsored the event, and also to Oz and Jeanne who are such marvelous hosts. In addition to all the incredible exotics and vintage cars, Ellen brought her Scion, Jesse brought his International pickup, and Chris showed up with his limousine, soon to be a hot tub on wheels. See the pics and vids...



Wed - Feb 7 - 6:30 - Exotic Cars At Caesars
Exotic Cars At Caesars Palace - The Cocktail Party was by special invitation to the Ferrari Club in their showroom of exotic toys. There was special parking for our Ferraris and other exotic cars right outside their rear entrance at the Twain approach to Caesars Palace. In addition to a number of beautiful Ferraris, they also have Lamborghinis, other exotics, muscle cars and custom bikes. Before leaving a few of us tested our skills on their Formula 1 Driving Simulator. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Our Exotic Cars hosts were Todd Topham, Director of Operations and Ben Nef of Sales at 702-735-7700. See the pics...



Thurs - Feb 1, 2007 - Board Meeting
Jim Navarro generously invited the Board to his house in Red Rock for the meeting. Board Members present were Jim Navarro, DeShawn Shaw, Carla Lindert, Jeff Wenger, Paul Johnson, Jesse Maheu and Chris Tromba. Jesse Maheu became Membership Chairman, and Chris Tromba became Event Coordinator. More details were announced regarding the Feb 7th Exotic Cars Party, the Feb 10th Wynn Tech Session, and the Feb 17th Winery & Track Event. It was decided that the next Quarterly Meeting would be March 15th at Red Rock Country Club instead of on April 14th at the Mama dePalmas Luncheon to allow members to attend Concorso Arizona that weekend. Carla Lindert was assigned the task of organizing our event at April 7th Las Vegas Grand Prix and reserving a large suite for the club. DeShawn Shaw provided more detail on the May 4-6 Route 66 Drive and said we would participate in some if not all of the "Route 66 Fun Run". At DeShawn's suggestion we have decided to have new members signup online, and at the same time notify us by email for faster addition to our local membership records.



Sat-Sun - Jan 27-28, 2007 - Death Valley
Death Valley Drive to Furnace Creek Inn Resort was our destination for this drive originally proposed by The Las Vegas Italian Auto Club and organized by DeShawn Shaw. We met at 8:00 AM at the last gas station on the way to Pahrump at the intersection of Hwy 160 (Blue Diamond Rd) and Hwy 159 (the road to Red Rock). This was a fun drive with one of our group testing his top speed, and only one stop by the state troopers along the way. It took way less than two hours at the speeds we were going at a time of the year when the daytime temperatures are very pleasant. The Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort is situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California - just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Activities include horse back riding or just relaxing by the pool and spa (weather permitting). See the pics...



Sat - Jan 27, 2007 - Bootlegger Bistro
The Las Vegas Italian Auto Club invited those of us that didn't do the Death Valley Run to join them at The Bootlegger Bistro at 7700 Las Vegas Blvd (just a few miles south of the strip) just north of Blue Diamond Road every 4th Saturday of the month for an Italian lunch get together. Those of us not going on the Death Valley drive met for lunch as usual. The Ducati Motorcycle Club was also there for breakfast. This historic place has the “Best Authentic Italian Food in Las Vegas”. Designated parking is reserved in front of the terrace. See the pics...



Sat - Jan 13, 2007 - Mama DePalma's
The FCA Las Vegas Chapter Quarterly Brunch Meeting is held on the 2nd Saturday of January, April, July, and October at 11:00am. This year we meet at Mama DePalma's new restaurant in Summerlin in the Grand Canyon (Target) Shopping Center near the SW corner of 215 and Flamingo. Their address is 4165 S. Grand Canyon Dr., Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-737-6262 across the parking lot from Chucky Cheese. We have great parking available to us in front and on the side of the restaurant. There are plenty of windows inside the restaurant to view the cars. A number of new members joined us for our first event of the year, and helped Mama DePalma's celebrate the opening of their new restaurant. Their Italian cuisine is excellent, and they also offer sandwiches, pizza and lighter fare. Join us in welcoming Jason Bach, Carlton & Teri Geer, and Mike & Elisia Lysiak who came with their 3 kids. See the pics...




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