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2008 News Events


Sat - Dec 20, 2008 - Santa's Toy Run
The Annual Christmas Toy Run is sponsored each year by the non-profit Las Vegas Cruisin' Association. This is a chance for all car clubs to be charitable to underpriviledged children. We met at 11:00 at Mystic Lodge Casino, 920 S. Boulder Hwy (1 mile south of 215/Lake Mead Dr) in Henderson for the annual "Christmas Toy Run" with Santa. From there we followed Santa's sleigh to Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way (off North Major Ave), Henderson, NV 89015. We parked together and brought our toys inside where Santa handed them out at noon to all the underpriviledged kids at the school. There are many deserving children, and we had an excellent turnout considering all the other toy drives we participated in that preceded this one. Many thanks to everyone who participated! See the pics...



Saturday - December 13, 2008 - Holiday Party
The Ferrari Club's annual Holiday dinner was again at the legendary Piero's Restaurant. We had a wonderful time, and the cuisine is always excellent. The festivities started with a cocktail hour at 6:30 and with then appetizers and dinner at 7:30. Invitations were sent out to everyone on our current membership list. Many thanks to our President DeShawn Shaw for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Saturday - Dec 13, 2008 - 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 have a good time there. Registration & Setup was from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, and the show hours are 12 Noon - 6:00 PM. We were able to leave early to attend our Holiday Party that night.



November 13-17, 2008 - Concorso Arizona
Concorso Arizona is hosted by the FCA Desert Region in Arizona every year and includes Ferrari concorso judging. This impressive annual show is worth a group drive from Las Vegas to attend. This year the event was held on Saturday, Nov 15th at The Boulders Resort in Scottsdale. A group of us will drove out together again this year for the Concorso. Arizona Concorso was held the weekend of November 14th - 16th at the Pedregal Market Place at the Boulder's Resort in North Scottsdale. The weekend included a dinner Friday night, the event was on Saturday from 9:30am - 3:30pm, with another dinner on Saturday evening, and a drive on Sunday with brunch. The entrance fee included dinner for 2 on Friday, display previlages for your vehicle, lunch for 2 on Saturday, 1 poster, 1 t-shirt, and includes brnch on the Sunday drive. Early Registration was a discounted price of $115.00. October 1 - 15th $135.00 and October 15th - November first $150.00. No registration after the 1st of November. All proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix. The caravan to Concorso departed at 10am on Friday November 14th to Arizona. We met in the the Cars and Coffee parking lot by White Chocolate Grill. See the pics...



Wed - Nov 12, 2008 - Board Meeting - 6:30pm
DeShawn Shaw called a 6:30pm Board Meeting at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 9820 W. Flamingo (Flamingo & 215) 702-243-5329. Current Board Members are DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Robert Douglas, Marti Ashcraft, Laurie Eden, Jeff Wenger, Chris Tromba, and Past President Bob Lebenson. In attendance were DeShawn, Marti, Laurie, Jeff and Chris. It was decided that the Board would nominate candidates for office, and put out an email request for more nominations from Members. Ballots will be mailed out with the holiday party invitations, and write-in candidates would be accepted. Ballots can be returned by mail or in person at the holiday party. The ballots will be tallied and the results announced at the party.



Sunday - November 2 - Lake Las Vegas Show
The Casino Monte Lago had the Brazilian Grand Prix showing for us upstairs in the Sports Bar. Others watched it at Three Angry Wives Pub. We were invited to participate in this Lake Las Vegas festival. There was no cost to spectators or participants. Our cars were situated on the cobblestone walkways throughout the village and on the grass lawns. We met at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino in Henderson and then drove in together with the Lotus Club. Thanks to DJ Dalton for organizing this event. See the pics...



Sat - Nov 1, 2008 - 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 at Mystic Lodge Casino, 920 South Boulder Highway, Henderson. The entry fees raise money to support local VFW3848. VFW 3848 always gets good participation at their car shows, and some years the Ferrari Club has won the trophy for best participation. The VFW Post 3848 has pics...



Sat, Oct 25 - Monster Car Show at Palace Station
Monster Mash Car Bash at the Palace Station Casino was the 1st Annual Car Show for F.A.S.T. "Finding Autistic Solutions for Tomorrow" www.fast4kids.org - This car show was for a very good cause, and all makes and models were welcome. All proceeds benefited F.A.S.T. Several awards for various classes included "Best Use of Decoration". Kids dressed up and "trick or treat". The Ferrari Club was well represented, and Gary Shaw's Yugo took second place for "Best in Show"! Thanks to Jerry Peck for setting up this excellent event.



Thurs-Sat - Oct 16-18, 2008 - Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson Auction Inaugural Event ran from Thursday through Saturday, October 16-18th. For for the first time ever Barrett-Jackson came to Las Vegas. Their inaugural Las Vegas Event was held at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Wednesday, October 15 from 8am to 5pm is Bidder/Consignor Preview Day. Thursday through Saturday gates opened at 8am, Automobilia Auctions at 9am, with Collector Car Auctions at 11am. There were also a number of Ferraris on display.



Saturday - Oct 11 - Rally in the Valley
The 7th Annual Rally in the Valley and Bikini Photoshoot was sponsored by the Ferrari Club this year. We met at Cars and Coffee just south of 215 and Eastern for on-site registration with the first car off at 10:00am. The $30.00 cost per vehicle went to charity. Members of all car clubs were invited and individual entries were also welcome. Each entrant received digital photos of their cars with bikini models suitable for printing and framing. This was a fun rally lasting about 3 hours with trophies going to the cars that the bikini models judged the "Hottest", the "Cutest" and the "Best for Dates". At each checkpoint drivers were photographed with a bikini model while they rated your ride. This was not a timed rally, so participants could hangout at each checkpoint as long as the mood suited them. Chris Tromba's yellow Diablo won "The Hottest", Debra Bieniek's silver 575 Maranello "The Cutest", and Diamond Lee's red 599 GTB Fiorano won "Best for Dates". Len Krick won the Spring Mountain Driving School raffle. There were also a number of runnerup medals and ribbons. Each driver got over 12 high quality digital pictures of his ride with 12 different professional models in 12 different settings. Participants were able to download their high-resolution photos from the Internet after the rally. The rally was successful in raising for the Nevada Diabetes Association a total of $3500. Many thanks to all the sponsors, photographers, models, and volunteers who made this event possible. Thanks also to DeShawn Shaw who laid out the rally route. See the pics...



Friday - Oct 10, 2008 - Lake Las Vegas
The Ritz-Carlton Café Medici serves American cuisine. Lake Las Vegas was excited to welcome our group and made sure we received the VIP treatment. Geoff Rhodes said, "Thank you for choosing Lake Las Vegas as an event location. We are honored that you have selected us for your gathering." They utilized the “valet” section of the casino for our cars. For reservations call The Ritz-Carlton Café Medici at (702) 567-4700. Victor Scalco, his photographer, DJ, model and the rest of the entourage from Mother's Polish joined us for dinner the night before the Rally in the Valley. We enjoyed cocktails and dinner in their downstairs dining area. Many thanks to Laurie Eden (702) 524-3098 for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Saturday - Oct 4, 2008 - 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 is located at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 547-7777 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. Parking was roped off out front for our cars. We sat out on the patio overlooking our reserved parking area, and the rest of us ate inside. We invited the Lotus and Cobra Clubs to join us. Thanks to Jeff Ryerson (702) 210-1049 for organizing this event. See some of the pics from last time...



Saturday - September 27 - Exploration Park
Exploration Park was the site of an invitational photoshoot by Jamie Howes, 6550 W. Warm Springs Rd. #1143, Las Vegas, NV 89118. He invited us to bring cars to a photoshoot he organized with several models who were building their portfolios. They later participated in our October 11th 7th Annual "Rally in the Valley" and "Bikini Calendar Photoshoot". Jamie can be reached at (702) 415-6698. See the pics...



Thu-Sun, Sept 25-28, 2008 - Paupers Vegas Run
The Pauper Vegas Run (formerly referred to as Veloce Run) was organized again this year by Eric "3forty8" of our friends at Ferrari Chat. Fellow Vegas F-chatters and FCA guys are always welcome to meet up with them during their stay to join in the festivities. Eric put together an informal run to Vegas in the same spirit - "anybody is welcome to join in and participate in whatever activities they choose". There are no fees, you just pay for your own hotel/activities. Simple. The only mandatory item on the agenda is to have fun. Activities include dinners, drives from the hotel garage to somewhere scenic, a visit to a Gentlemen’s Club, lunch at somewhere friendly, and a another drive or tour. See the pics...



Saturday - Sept 27, 2008 - Nellis Mile Shootout
MKM Racing Promotions presented the High Roller Mile Shootout, Autocross and Drifter Exhibition at Nellis Air Force Base. Spectators and participants had to register in advance to get on the base. We were invited to bring our exotics to their 3rd Annual Auto Show, Autocross and Shootout featuring a unique opportunity to time our top speed at the end of a mile run down the runway. Registration started at 7am, the drivers meeting was at 9:30am, and The Shootout ran from 10am to 4pm with The Awards Ceremony at 4-5pm. Street cars were be able to run up to 170 mph using factory equipment, helmet and metal bracketed fire extinguishers. Having roll bars/harnesses and a Nomex driving suit allowed you to go up to 190 mph. Race cars going for faster than 190 mph were in a different group requiring more safety equipment. Last year FCA Treasurer Paul Hesselgesser took on the challenge of racing a jet off the runway in his Jaguar XJR15. Thanks to DeShawn Shaw (702) 275-4388 and RONALD L. HANSELMAN JR., LtCol, USAF Commander(702) 234-3063 for making the arrangements. See last year's pics...



Saturday - Sept 20, 2008 - Drive to Zion
Zion National Park was absolutely beautiful! The Lotus Club invited us to join them for a drive from Las Vegas to Mesquite, then the Dixie Hwy to St. George, then 15 to Cedar City, then Rte 14 East to Rte 89 (Central Utah) then South through Zions to St. George, and then back home. It's about 400 miles (according to Google Maps) so it's an all day drive leaving about 8-9am and getting home around 6-7pm. Laurie and Reg Eden made the trip. They said it was a great drive! They met at the Iron Skillet (LV Speedway) I-15 at Speedway Blvd, Exit 54 and departed at 9am. The plan for this day trip was to reach Zions at the end of the journey specifically because we wanted it to be the place where we could spend the most time and not feel we needed to rush from there onto another location. They arrived at Zions at about 3:30pm. Time for a rest, a snack and some sight seeing before leaving for home - 2.5 to 3 hours. Some from the Lotus group opted for an overnight stay at one or more of the motels at the exit of the park and finished the journey the next morning. Thanks to Cory Newberry of the Lotus Club at 702-498-5934 for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Thursday, Sept 18, 2008 - White Chocolate Grill
The White Chocolate Grill is an upscale restaurant in the Motorcars of Las Vegas Mall. Situated in the center of the parking lot at 9510 Eastern Ave in Henderson 702-436-7100, it has a focused menu of classic American fare. The restaurant is designed with rich wood and real stone which creates an upscale, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired atmosphere. We all enjoyed cocktails and fantastic dinners in the outside dining area. Many thanks to Debra Bieniek for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Wednesday - September 17 - Andretti Racing
The Andretti Racing School invited various members of the Ferrari Club with high speed driving experience to participate in giving over 1,000 rides to a corporate sponsor's guests on the inside road course and high banked oval of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Starting before noon each driver gave passengers two high speed laps around the track and finished long after dark at around midnight. Ferrari Club members driving for Andretti included Gary Shaw, DeShawn Shaw, Debra Bieniek, Jeff Wenger, and Greg Linderer. We drove their cars on their rubber using their gas, and at the end of the day we all took home paychecks! How great is that? See the pics...



Sunday - September 14, 2008 - Italian F1
The Italian Grand Prix is held at Monza. We had lunch at noon and watched the replay at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Rd in the Vons Mall, corner of Durango 702-562-3990. Known for their good food, parking within view of the restaurant, and flat screen TVs, they have an upscale atmosphere. We had our own flat screen set up for us in the dining area. We were joined by a lovely couple, Castillo Cardenas and Akram Daniel who wrote, "Erika and I spend a great time with the FCLV at the Porchlight Grill last Sunday. Please extend our greetings to the members of the club and feel free to contact us if you're planning to visit Mexico City." See the pics...



Saturday - Sept 13, 2008 - The Bullring
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway extended an invitation for us to join them as their guests. Our own Steve Travis with the red 1991 Ferrari 348ts drives the pace car at the Bullring for every event. The evening was free for all of us to attend and included a car display and a parade lap of our cars around the track made famous by Kyle and Kurt Busch of NASCAR fame. We arrived by 4:00 just to make sure we were all in position before the spectator gates opened at 5 p.m. The Speedway's 3/8-mile asphalt oval included our parade lap and then NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing. The parade lap started at about 5:30, and racing started at 5:45 p.m. This was a great chance to run parade laps at the Bullring and a good opportunity for a great night of fun! Thanks to Chris Tromba and Steve Travis for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Friday - Sept 12, 2008 - Charity Event
Nevada Diabetes Association held a fund raiser on Friday, September 12th at Lamborghini Las Vegas in the Palazzo, a one of a kind, multi-million dollar, state of the art showroom in conjunction with "Dal Toro", the only true Italian restaurant at the Palazzo Hotel. Entrance to the restaurant and dealership is just inside the door from the parking valet. Ticket prices for this event were $50 in advance prepaid and $60 at the door. Thanks to DeShawn Shaw (702) 275-4388 for organizing this fundraiser, which raised a net amount of $22,000 for the NDA.



Sunday - September 7, 2008 - Belgian F1
The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps was broadcast live from 4:30am-7:00am. The Indy Car race was then broadcast from 9:30am-10:30am. We enjoyed viewing both races on a special high-definition flat screen TV installed just for us in the dining area of the Porchlight Grille at 8416 W. Desert Inn Rd, corner of Durango. Good food, parking within view of the restaurant and an upscale atmosphere make this a fun event.



Saturday - Sept 6, 2008 - Techatticup Mine
Cars and Coffee was the starting point for this impromptu drive. We met at 215 and Eastern at the Cars and Coffee Show. We wanted to take a long, spirited drive since the weather was beginning to cool off. We departed at about 10am on the drive and ended up in Boulder City at the Boulder Dam Brewing Company for lunch. From there we drove through the Eldorado Canyon to the abandoned Techatticup Mine, toured the gift shop and parked overlooking the Colorado River. Thanks to Laurie and Reg Eden for setting this up. See the pics...



Thursday - Sept 4, 2008 - Board Meeting
DeShawn Shaw called for an FCA Board Meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday, Sept 4th at her house. Current Board Members were DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Marti Ashcraft, Jeff Wenger, Laurie Eden, Robert Douglas, and Chris Tromba. Other Ferrari Club Members who wish to volunteer their time should contact DeShawn Shaw at (702) 275-4388.



Saturday, August 30, 2008 - Rio Hotel & Casino
Lux 5 Labor Day Celebration - We were invited to the exclusive Lux 5 Labor Day Celebration on Saturday, August 30th in the Brasilia Room of the Rio Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Attractions at this event included Luxury & Exotic Cars, a Runway Fashion Show, Live Music by the Hottest DJ’s & Lounges, Luxury Exhibits, Luxury Toys, and the search for Miss Lux Vegas. This was a special invitation just for Ferrari Club Members including an open bar, haute exhibits, and a collection of rare vehicles.



Thursday - August 28, 2008 - Dal Toro
Dal Toro Restaurant at the Palazzo Hotel is the new upscale dining establishment adjacent to Lamborghini Las Vegas at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino. We enjoyed traditional Italian food with contemporary twist dining, surrounded by 100 feet of marbled mosaic Palladian Italian fountains. We brought our exotic cars as there was VIP Valet parking. Those without VIP Passes were issued a temporary one for unlimited access to the dealership. Many thanks to DeShawn Shaw and Paul Hesselgesser for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sat - August 23, 2008 - Benefit Car Show
A Benefit Car Show for Gab Telles was held at the old Nissan Car Dealership on West Sahara Saturday evening. Gabe suffered from organ failure when young, and know that he has a family of four with a wife and two young children, his situation has re-occured. This benefit was put organized on a moment's notice by all his many friends to help raise money for another desperately needed organ transplant. Many Ferrari Club members attended and helped raise money for the cause. See the pics...



Saturday - August 23, 2008 - Mt Charleston
Mount Charleston Hotel was our destination for a drive that started at Cars and Coffee. Built in the early 1980s, the Mt. Charleston Hotel, Event and Conference Center went through a multi-million dollar renovation and upgrade in 2005. See the pics...



Sat - August 9, 2008 - Lamborghini Las Vegas
Lamborghini Las Vegas at the Palazzo invited the Ferrari Club to join them for the unveiling of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann made the introduction amidst numerous Vegas showgirls and posed for pictures with several of our Ferrari Club members. The festivities included a fashion show which a number of our people spontaneously participated in. Paul Hesselgesser was one of the first to obtain the LP560 in a beautiful lime-green. Thanks to Marti Ashcraft, Don Cramer, and Rob Hatrak for the pictures. See the pics...



Sunday - July 20, 2008 - 9:30AM - German F1
The German Grand Prix is run at Hockenheim. We enjoyed brunch, and watched it on the big screen and high definition flat screen TVs at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Rd in the Vons Mall, corner of Durango 702-562-3990. Good food, excellent parking within view from inside the restaurant, flat screen hi-def TVs and a very upscale atmosphere make this a fun event.



Wed - July 16, 2008 - Josette's Bistro
Josette invited us to her restaurant Josette's Bistro, 4983 W Flamingo Rd, (just west of Decatur), Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 227-4575 for a special dinner. Josette's Bistro is a cozy restaurant serving authentic French food and great wines, with Josette as your host. Born in Normandie, France, Josette LeBlond has manufactured fine pates and sausages since her arrival in America in 1985. She provides bakery goods for Disneyland, The Biltmore, Macy’s, upscale LA restaurants, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, British Airways and others. She also supplies the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Hyatt; owns Normandie Bakery and Coffee in West Hollywood, another on Sunset Boulevard; a Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles. She opened Normandie Country Bakery in Las Vegas, Normandie Deli on Valley View, and Josette’s Bistro on Flamingo. We celebrated a few birthdays, and welcomed Bob Lebenson back, and wished Paul Johnson Bon Voyage to England. Thanks to Shawna Hesselgesser and Paul Hesselgesser for making the arrangements. See the pics...



July 9-13, 2008 - FCA International Meet
The Ferrari Club of America’s 2008 Annual Meet was truly international, taking us to Toronto, Niagara and Mosport International Raceway for an elegant and exciting celebration. The Meet included the internationally recognized FCA Concours d’Elegance, a road rally, three days of racetrack activities, a vendor market (Mercato di Ferrari), seminars, receptions, charity auction and banquet with award presentations. All the details are at www.fca2008.org.



Sunday - July 6, 2008 - British F1
The British Grand Prix is held at Silverstone. We watched it over brunch at the Porchlight Grille at 8416 W. Desert Inn Rd in the Vons Mall, corner of Durango 702-562-3990. Good food, parking within view of the restaurant, flat screen TVs and an upscale atmosphere make this a fun event. See the pics...



June 27-29 - Mesquite Car Show and Rally
The MECCA Exotic Car Show and Rally ran 3 days including a drive up to Mesquite from Cars and Coffee Saturday led by the pace car from Miller Motorsports. The town of Mesquite comprises the 3 states of Nevada, Arizona and Utah. There were numerous vendors a dyno from Australia. Sunday offered a spirited drive and car rally. Lodging was luxurious and inexpensive. Thanks to DJ Dalton for planning this elaborate event. See the pics...



Wednesday - June 25, 2008 - Foundation Room
House of Blues Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay - We partied at the HOB Foundation Room from 6:00 to 8:00pm at this exclusive Social Mixer on Mandalay Patio located 43 floors above the strip. This time of year the weather is just as perfect as the view of the Las Vegas valley. We enjoyed VIP parking in the front valet area for our Ferraris, Lamborghinis and exotics. We took a personal tour of the fine dining restaurant, exotic lounge and private player rooms. The Foundation Room also features a variety of private rooms, a media screening room and several bars. The dress code is casual chic or better, and the dress code is strictly enforced. Thanks to Chris Tromba for setting this up. See the pics...



Sunday - June 22, 2008 - French F1
The French Grand Prix is at Magny-Cours. We got up for Sunday Brunch to see it on the big screen at Porchlight Grille at 8416 W. Desert Inn Rd in the Vons Mall, corner of Durango 702-562-3990. Good food, parking within view of the restaurant, flat screen TVs and an upscale atmosphere make this a fun event. See the pics...



Saturday - June 14, 2008 - Cars & Coffee
Cars & Coffee Las Vegas held it's first weekly Cars and Coffee meet in Las Vegas. The gathering is every Saturday from now on from 7:00 to 10:00am at Motorcars of Las Vegas, 9500 S Eastern Ave. (215 and Eastern). There were 200 to 300 cars that came out and supported Las Vegas's own weekly car meet. We made some new friends, hung out for awhile, and saw some amazing cars. If more info about this event, please contact Brent Ferguson or Salomon Braun at (702) 423-2677. See the pics...



Sunday - June 8, 2008 - Canadian F1
The Canadian Grand Prix runs at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The pre-race started at 9:30 AM, and the race started at 10:00. We viewed the race at Three Angry Wives Pub in Summerlin at 8820 W. Charleston on the NE intersection of Charleston and Rampart. Good food & drinks, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere made this a fun event. This race was won in 2007 by Lewis Hamilton. This year Hamilton rear ended Kimi Raikkonen removing both from the race. See the pics...



Sun, June 1 - Tacopa Hot Springs Resort
Tacopa Hot Springs Resort is located only an hour or so away at Tecopa Hot Springs Rd, Tecopa, CA 92389. Dave Wechsler is a friend of Reed Radosovich. Dave owns the Tacopa Hot Springs Resort which located at a lefthand turnoff on the way to Pahrump. Dave's partner is Amy Noel who said, "We look forward to hosting your group to our wonderful and peaceful place." The restaurant is by reservation only, and while good, the fare is strictly vegetarian. We loved the drive along the Old Spanish Highway from 160 to Tecopa. We met at 10:00AM at the last gas station on the way to Pahrump on the corner of Blue Diamond (Hwy 160) and Charleston extension through Red Rock (Hwy 159). We drove about 25 miles towards Pahrump, and then turned left at Tecopa Rd. As we entered California along that road it became the Old Spanish Trail Hwy. Tacopa Hot Springs Resort is located 35 just miles down that road on the right. Thanks to Reed Radosevich for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sun - May 25 - Indy 500/Monte Carlo F1
The Indianapolis 500 started at 9:00 AM. The Monaco Grand Prix started at 2:00 PM. The F1 race is held on the streets of Monte Carlo. We viewed both races at Three Angry Wives Pub in Summerlin. Their address is 8820 W. Charleston. It is at the NE intersection of Charleston and Rampart. We started the viewing at 9am with the Indianapolis 500, and then continued onto the F1 Monaco race starting at 2pm. There is plenty of good parking even though their lot is fairly small. We like the food and atmosphere and hospitality, so expect us to make Three Angry Wives the F1 viewing place and watering hole of choice. Thanks to DeShawn Shaw for setting this up. See the pics...



Thu-Sun, May 15-18, 2008 - Veloce Vegas Run
The Veloce Vegas Run (formerly referred to as Jeffrey's Paupers Run) was organized this year by Eric "3forty8" of our friends at Ferrari Chat. Fellow Vegas F-chatters and FCA guys are welcome to meet up with them during their stay to join in the festivities. Eric put together an informal run to Vegas in the same spirit - "anybody is welcome to join in and participate in whatever activities they choose". There were no fees, you just paid for your own hotel/activities. Simple. The only mandatory item on the agenda was to have fun. Activities included dinner at LeVillage Buffet at Paris, a drive from Paris garage to Echo Bay Lunch & Valley of Fire, a visit to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, lunch at Bahama Breeze, and a Hoover Dam Drive & Tour. See the pics...



Thursday - May 8, 2008 - "Table 34"
Table 34 is 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. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and dinner at this posh eatery. There was preferred parking for our cars, so we either brought our Ferrari or another of our exotics. Thanks to Pat and Pam Simone for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sat - May 3, 2008 - Northern Trust Show
The Northern Trust Bank/Ferrari Club of Las Vegas 4th Annual Car Show was held on Saturday, May 3rd. This was yet another exceptional event hosted by our friends at Northern Trust. The 4th Annual Car Show will took place at the Northern Trust Bank Building, 1995 Village Center Parkway just off Summerlin Parkway in Las Vegas. All members were encouraged to bring their cars for display, and we invited our friends to bring their exotics, classics and other cars of interest. Thanks to Paul Hesselgesser and Reed Radosevich for making it a success. See the pics...



Wed-Fri, April 30 - May 2 - Pantera Club Event
The Pantera Club of Northern California held their annual International POCA Fun Rally here in Las Vegas again this year. Every year hundreds of Panteras show up in Vegas from around the world. They made runs to Mount Charleston and the Valley of Fire. Their two-day track event was Thursday and Friday May 1-2 at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park in Pahrump. Friday May 2nd was the NORCAL/POCA Club Race. Ferrari Club Members are always invited to participate. Jeff Wenger and Jim Navarro participated in the track event. Other members participated in the other activities. See the pics...



Sunday - April 20, 2008 - Car Show
Exploration Peak Park was the setting for this car show sponsored by Mountains Edge Master Planned Community. The show went from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Exploration Peak Park is located about 2 blocks south of Blue Diamond on Buffalo (east side of street). The cost was free. There was be live music and food. Cars were parked on the grass away from the general parking area.



Thursday - April 17 - Vintner Grill
The Vintner Grill was the location for a Ferrari Club cocktail reception and then dinner for those that wished to stay. A good opportunity to meet new members, there is 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. For more information about Vintner see www.vglasvegas.com or call (702) 214-5590. 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. See the pics...



Sat - March 22, 2008 - Lamborghini Trackday
Spring Mountain Race Track hosted a fun-filled day for sports car enthusiasts from 8AM to 4PM with a Mandatory Driver's Meeting at 8:00AM. Breakfast and lunch was catered. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced run groups offered something for every level of experience including first-timers. Pro drivers offered beginner and intermediate instruction free of charge. We drove our own cars and also got rides in Radicals and Lamborghinis. Lamborghini Las Vegas also provided Demo Rides with pro drivers in exotic cars showcasing Gallardos and Murcielagos. See the pics...



Thursday - March 20 - Le Golosita – 6:30 PM
Le Golosita, 9500 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 216-4080 was the site of our 3rd social of the year, a charming Italian restaurant with daily specials and fresh pasta. All the food is made in house including a wide assortment of baked goods including traditional Italian cookies and pastries that are on display. Half of the shop is bakery, gelato, and prepared foods counters. They brought over a man from Italy who makes fresh gelato. This wonderful new restaurant in Henderson is located two doors down from Motorcars of Las Vegas in the same strip mall. See the pics...



Sat - March 15, 2008 - 9:00PM - Australian F1
The Australian Grand Prix was our first Formula One race party of the season at Albert Park. We watched it on the big screen in the back room of the The Big Inning Sports Pub at 7777 W Sahara Avenue on the SE corner of Buffalo (702) 255-8708, open 24/7. Good food & drinks, big screen TVs and a casual atmosphere always make this a fun event. So many cars were disabled and crashed, there were only a handful left by the finish of the race. Last year Kimi Raikkonen won this race. This time it was won by Hamilton. See the pics...



Sat - March 15, 2008 - 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. We met at 1:00 at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 547-7777 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. There was parking roped off out front for our cars. Some of us sat out on the patio overlooking our reserved parking area, and the rest of us sat just inside. We enjoyed lunch and drinks served by our beautiful waitresses who then offered to pose by our cars. We invited the Lotus Club and Cobra Club to join us and were very pleased to have such a big turnout. See the pics...



Sun - Feb 24, 2008 - Death Valley - 8:45AM
The Porsche Club invited us to join them for a one-day drive to Death Valley for brunch at Furnace Creek Inn driving via the scenic and fun switchback route. We met at 8:45 am at the last gas station on the way to Pahrump where Routes 159 and 160 (Blue Diamond) intersect. Gas is very expensive in Death Valley and along the way, so we filled up here. We departed at 9 am sharp. We took 160 toward Pahrump; turning left before Pahrump onto the Old Spanish Trail Highway through the switchbacks and through Tecopa. Turned right onto Route 127 north into Shoshone for a restroom break. Turned left on Route 178 (Badwater Road) into Death Valley. Stopped at Badwater Basin (the lowest elevation in the US) for a picture. Turned right onto Artist Drive thru some beautiful scenery. We had 12:45 reservations at Furnace Creek Inn for brunch. Aprox $25.00 a person payable to the Inn included a 15% tip. We then took a different route back to Las Vegas. Thanks to Robert Douglas for the pics. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 23 - Penske-Wynn Tech Session
The Tech Session at Penske-Wynn Ferrari/Maserati started early Saturday morning at 8:30 AM. Those that arrived at the front entrance were directed to secure parking. Penske-Wynn Ferrari/Maserati, located at the spectacular Wynn Las Vegas resort located in the heart of The Strip hosted the event for us. The topic was how to prepare your Ferrari for Track Driving. The day started with coffee, bagels and donuts. For those of us who put our Ferrari models on the hoist for inspection, the dealership provided us with nitrogen inflation for our tires. This event has always been well attended in the past and this year was no exception. After the event, we drove to Bahama Breeze at the corner of East Flamingo and Paradise for lunch. We then drove together over to Oz and Jeanne's home for dessert, wine, and beer. Oz has a remarkable collection of automobiles. See the pics...



Wed - Feb 20, 2008 - Josette's Bistro - 6:30pm
Josette invited us to her restaurant Josette's Bistro, 4983 W Flamingo Rd, (just west of Decatur), Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 227-4575 on February 20, 2008. Josette's Bistro is a cozy restaurant in Las Vegas serving authentic French food and great wines, with Josette as your host. Born in Normandie, France, Josette LeBlond has manufactured fine pates and sausages since her arrival in America in 1985. She provides bakery goods for Disneyland, The Biltmore, Macy’s, upscale LA restaurants, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, British Airways and others. She also supplies the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Hyatt; owns Normandie Bakery and Coffee in West Hollywood, another on Sunset Boulevard; a Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles. She opened Normandie Country Bakery in Las Vegas, Normandie Deli on Valley View, and Josette’s Bistro on Flamingo. She made the Ferrari Club a special menu for dinner. Many thanks to Shawna Hesselgesser for making the arrangements. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 9, 2008 - Hoover Dam Drive
The Fiesta Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson (215 and 95) was the starting point of our Saturday morning outing. Ferrari owners with an appreciation for Vipers joined us out front as we met up with the Viper Club for a drive out to Boulder City and then Hoover Dam. We met at the Fiesta parking lot in Henderson at 9am. Then we drove to Boulder City for breakfast at the "Two Gals from Cal" Restaurant. We then continued over the Hoover Dam for another 10 or 15 miles to a scenic overlook. Thanks to Robert Douglas and Chris Tromba for the idea, and many thanks to the Viper Club for allowing us to crash their event. See the pics...



Sat - Feb 2, 2008 - Racetrack & Winery
The Pahrump Valley Winery Restaurant was the destination of our drive to Pahrump with a stop at the track and then a 4 star luncheon at the Winery. Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch is along the way, and we took the opportunity to to see some of the new buildings and new improvements. Donna Hammontree and Dave Petrie answered our questions and then arranged for us to take a few laps around the full racetrack. Whether some of us had ever been on a racetrack before or not, it was a very exciting event! We met out on Blue Diamond Road (Route 160) at the last gas station on the way to Pahrump at the intersection of Route 159 and left at 10:00 with the stop at the track at 11:00. We arrived at the Winery by noon and ordered off the menu in the main dining room. See the pics...



Thurs - Jan 17, 2008 - Marché Bacchus
Marché Bacchus at 2620 Reggata Dr. #106, Las Vegas, NV 89128 (702) 804-8008 in Desert Shores was the site of the January Ferrari Club event. Every aspect of the Marché Bacchus experience has been celebrated by critics in Las Vegas since 2002. A consistent winner in the annual "Best of Las Vegas" poll, Marché Bacchus was awarded the highest possible ratings from the Review Journal, an "A" in every category. Many thanks to Marti Ashcraft for arranging this event, and to Jason Bach for donating the wine. See the pics...




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