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Saturday, December 19, 2009 - Santa's Toy Run
The Annual Christmas Toy Run is sponsored each year by the Las Vegas Cruisin' Association. This is a chance for all car clubs to be charitable to underpriviledged children. We met at 11:00am 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. We brought unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 4 to 13. From there we followed Santa's sleigh a few blocks to Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way (off North Major Ave), Henderson, NV 89015. There we again parked together and brought our toys inside where Santa and his helpers handed them out at noon to all the underpriviledged kids at the school. There are many deserving children, and as usual we had an excellent turnout for this event. See the pics...

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 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. Despite the wet weather Gary Shaw attended, put his Diablo on display, and came away with a trophy. Congratulations!

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - Calendar Signing
The Ferrari Club Bikini Calendar for 2010 was available for purchase at the West End Boys Sunday Morning Car Show at Santa Fe Mining Company, 5021 N Rainbow Blvd across Rancho from the Santa Fe Hotel. More of our beautiful models were on hand to autograph it for customers from 9:00 to 10:00AM. For more information on how to purchase the 2010 Ferrari Bikini Calendar please see the order form or contact Jeff Wenger at 702-672-4334.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - Holiday Party
The Ferrari Club's annual Holiday dinner was again held at legendary Piero's Restaurant located at 355 Convention Center Drive just off Paradise Road. We had a wonderful time, and the cuisine is always excellent. The festivities started with a cocktail hour at 6:30 and then continued with appetizers and dinner at 7:30. There was also a charity auction to raise money for the benefit of the Nevada Diabetes Association. The Holiday dinner is for active (dues paying) club members, and invitations were sent out to everyone on our current membership list. Many thanks to DeShawn Shaw for making the arrangements and to Celeste Ochal, Executive Director of Nevada Diabetes for organizing the silent auction. The election results were announced, and John Ratto was introduced as our newest Director. See the pics...

Wed - Dec 2, 2009 - 5:30PM - Cigar Night
Our eighth cigar night (first Wednesday of the month) was 5:30 pm at Havana Club, 6485 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118-3225. Our host there is Jim Petruzzo (702) 856-3120. Located at Raindow and Sunset, it is just north of 215 in the same mall as Three Tomatos Restaurant on the west side of Rainbow. The cost is $10 total for the club for us to BYOB. We look for atmosphere in a comfortable setting. Secure parking for our exotics is right up front. For more information about future cigar nights please contact Reg Eden at (702) 250-6559, Chris Tromba at 494-8489, Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 or Jeff Wenger at (702) 672-4334.

Friday - November 20, 2009 - Celebrity Cars
Celebrity Cars Las Vegas extended an invitation to the Ferrari Club to attend a complimentary evening from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to view their cars on display at the Dal Toro Showroom in the Palazzo Hotel and Casino and to enjoy their complimentary food, drink and entertainment. There was also a Fashion Show, DJ and Live Entertainment. Cash bar started at 10:00pm. We were welcome to bring guests as long as we RSVP as there was a guest list.

Saturday - November 14, 2009 - Concorso Arizona
Concorso Arizona was held on Saturday, November 14, at the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Bob Lebenson organized an array of Las Vegas' finest Italian beauties, and made travel plans to head south for Arizona's big show, Concorso Arizona. It was time, once again, to polish up your prized automobile! Concorso "Piccolo" was again held at the Boulders Resort located in North Scottsdale. The show was held on Saturday, November 14th. An awards dinner was Saturday evening at The White Chocolate Grill (one of this year's proud sponsors). In keeping with Concorso tradition, we concluded our celebration of Italian Vehicles with a Sunday morning drive to Bartlett Lake. Saturday, November 14th: Car placement by 8:30 AM, Show hours 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Awards Dinner 6:30 PM. Sunday, November 15th: Sunday Morning Drive starting at El Pedregal at the Boulders, 34505 N Scottsdale Road.

Sunday - November 8, 2009 - Bikini Photoshoot
The Sixth Annual Bikini Calendar Photoshoot was a free event this year and took place at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. A number of guys came out to Pahrump for the photoshoot, Chris Tromba, Robert Douglas, Reg Eden, Gary Shaw, Lindsey Freeman, and Bob Bruderman. Three of the best published photographers in Vegas: Shaun Goodrich, Joe Barboza, and Guy DeMeo were shooting the 2010 Ferrari Club Bikini Calendar from 10am-2pm on Sunday, Nov 8th at the racetrack in Pahrump as part of the West Coast Lotus Meet and the Lotus Challenge Series. This third Ferrari Calendar photoshoot of the year finally produced enough photos for the 2010 calendar. See the pics...

Wed - Nov 4, 2009 - 7:00PM - Cigar Night
Our seventh cigar night (first Wednesday of the month) was at 7:00pm at Hooters Restaurant, 7155 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 498-5524 or (702) 260-9464. This is the new Hooters just south of the 215 beltway with gaming open 24 hours. They allow cigar smoking at the bar to the left as you come in the door. Our host is the Manager, Mr. Kim Tyler. There is plenty of parking right in front. For more information please contact Reg Eden at (702) 250-6559, Chris Tromba at 494-8489, Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 or Jeff Wenger at (702) 672-4334.

Tues-Fri, Nov 3-6, 2009 - SEMA Show
The 2009 SEMA Show was at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, November 3 through Friday, November 6, 2009. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). 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 for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets. See pics from 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003.

Sunday - November 1, 2009 - Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas Auto Expo at The Casino Monte Lago had the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix showing for us upstairs on the terrace of the Sports Bar overlooking our cars. The Lake Las Vegas Car Show is for all Las Vegas Car Clubs. We parked in the same place as last year in the village in front of the Casino and watched the replay of the F1 race at 1:30PM on the terrace of the Sports Bar overlooking our cars. We met at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino parking lot in Henderson at 9:00am and then drove in together with the Lotus Club at 9:30am. The Ferrari and Lotus Clubs and other exotics were invited to park in the village in front of the Casino for the Lake Las Vegas Auto Expo. Our Exotics were situated on the cobblestone walkways throughout the village. Specialty Cars were on the bridge. Low Riders were in the parking garage. Trucks, Tuners, Classics and Hot Rods were situated across the lake. See the layout. Activities included Dynos, Burn-Outs, a Fashion Show, a Pinewood Derby, Wiggle Car Drags, and a Concert at 7:00 PM. There was no cost for spectators or participants. All participants got an “EXPO” Goodie-Bag. Proceeds benefited the UNLV Music Department, American Diabetes Association and Boy Scouts of America. DJ Dalton (702) 345-3588 of Please Very Cool Events organized the event. See last year's pics...

Sun - November 1, 2009 - 4:30AM - Abu Dhabi F1
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit was our seventeenth Formula One race party of the season. Ww watched it live at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel begins at 4:30AM. For more info please contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 or Jeff Wenger at (702) 672-4334.

Saturday, Oct 31, 2009 - Halloween Party
Gordon Tronson invited everyone to his place again for another fantastic party. The Occasion? Halloween and Chris Willett's 40th Birthday! Where: The Tronson residence, 1215 San Eduardo Ave, Henderson, NV 89015, tel-566-9839, cell-521-5786. Time: From dark till light. What to bring: Costume’s are mandatory, it’s a Halloween Party, don’t be a square! Bring liquids of all kinds, there will be some goulish food too. If you drink too much: plenty of places to crash. Walk ins welcome: bring your friends, no undesirables please. Crazy entertainment: Fire Breathing Pumpkin Contest and gasoline powered blender. See the Map. How to get there: Take 215 East to 95 South on the way to Boulder City. Take the College Drive exit, and turn right off the exit. Turn left at the stop sign onto Mission Drive. Take the 2nd right onto San Jacinto Street. Take the 2nd left onto San Eduardo Avenue and go almost all the way to the end. Gordon's house is 1215 San Eduardo Ave, the 3rd house from the end on the right. You cannot miss the house. Look for a white convertible limousine fitted with a Jacuzzi in the middle of the circular driveway. See the flyer!

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Southern Highlands
Southern Highlands Golf Course Country Club
was the prestigious setting for the October social hosted by Ted and Arlene Schlazer and sponsored by BNY Mellon. Ferrari Club Members were invited to enjoy this wonderful complementary evening
starting with drinks and appetizers on the golf course next to our cars, and then a catered dinner provided upstairs in the club house. Due to the exclusivity of the Country Club an RSVP was requested. Dress code was business casual. Many thanks to Ted and Arlene for hosting this event and to Laurie Eden for coordinating the arrangements. See the pics...

Sunday, October 18, 2009 - Brazilian F1
The Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Carlos Pace was our sixteenth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 9:30AM with the race time at 10:00AM (PST).

Thu-Sun, Oct 15-18, 2009 - Paupers Vegas Run
The Pauper's Vegas Run was organized again this year by Jon (Modenafan) and Eric (3forty8) - 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. This informal run to Vegas is fun in 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, lunch at somewhere friendly, and a another drive or tour. This year they stayed at the Encore Hotel and Casino. For more info about meeting up with them contact Reg Eden at (702) 250-6559. See last year's pics...

Saturday, October 17 - Rally in the Valley
The 8th Annual Rally in the Valley and Bikini Calendar Photoshoot
started with registration at 8:00am and the first car out at 10:00am on Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at Cars and Coffee with registration inside Motor Cars of Las Vegas, 9500 S. Eastern Ave, just south of the 215 Beltway. All Las Vegas car club members and other individuals are welcome to enter all makes and models. The entry fee of $30 got participants digital photos of their cars with beautiful models along the way. All proceeds go to charity. This is a fun 2-3 hour drive with trophies going to the winners. Central to the festivities are all the lovely Vegas models, professionals and amateurs alike. We can’t praise all of our wonderful models enough. These gorgeous young women donate their beauty and time, and professional photographers donate their services to benefit the Nevada Diabetes Association. Our sponsors help defray the expenses of photographers and their models, and provide settings for our photoshoots throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Thank you to all of our sponsors, photographers, models, volunteers and participants! Last year the Rally was hosted by the Ferrari Club who took home the club trophy. Last year we were successful in raising $3500 for the Nevada Diabetes Association. This year the Rally was hosted by the Porsche Club (who took home the trophy). Thanks to Matt Newton for organizing the event. See the pics...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - Cigar Night
Our sixth cigar night (first Wednesday of the month) was 7:00pm at Blue Martini at Town Square. We look for atmosphere in a comfortable setting. Secure parking for our exotics is also a number one priority. For more information about Cigar Night please contact Reg Eden at (702) 250-6559, Chris Tromba at 494-8489, or Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.

Sat - October 3, 2009 - 9:30PM - Japanese F1
The Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka International Racing Course was our fifteenth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 9:30PM with the race time at 10:00PM (PST). For more info please contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 or Michael Lanata at (702) 581-5336 or Jeff Wenger at (702) 672-4334.

Saturday - October 3, 2009 - Drive - 10:00 AM
The Ferrari Club went on a drive this weekend around Mount Charleston. We met at 10:00am at the Albertson Gas Station off of 95 & Durango. From there we drove around Mount Charleston. Brunch/lunch location after the drive was decided once everyone arrived on Saturday morning. Thanks to Reg Eden (702) 250-6559 for making the arrangements.

Sunday, Sept 27, 2009 - Singapore F1
The Singapore Grand Prix at the Singapore Street Circuit was our fourteenth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at Arizona Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 5:00AM with the race time at 5:30AM.

Friday - Sept 25 - Diabetes Association
Friday, September 25, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) hosted “SALUTE”, the NDA’s 2nd annual wine tasting and silent auction at MotorCars of Las Vegas, 9500 S Eastern just south of Hwy 215. Proceeds from this event directly benefits both children and adults in our local community who are affected by diabetes. By providing programs such as “Camps for Kids,” support groups and health and wellness programs, we can truly make a difference in the lives of so many living with this chronic disease. The Ferrari Club of Las Vegas has a history of supporting the NDA. While this is not an official Club event, many of us attended.

Thurs - Sept 24, 2009 - Brio Grill
The Brio Tuscan Grill at Town Square Mall, 6653 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas (702) 914-9145 was our choice for our 6:30pm September social. Patio seating was available and we also had the option of inside dining depending on the weather. They allowed us to "showcase" our cars with preferred parking on the street (metered) right in front of the restaurant. BRIO brings the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. The Italians built their spacious country villas to escape the pressures of urban life and enjoy "La Dolce Vita" - the good life. They would mingle with family and friends and eat freshly prepared food from their grounds while surrounded by natural beauty. In just that manner, Brio offers its guests "La Dolce Vita." Thanks to Laurie Eden for making the arrangements. See the pics...

Sun - Sept 20, 2009 - 7:00AM - On Location Show
On Location Motorsports did another free car owner event. All types of cars were welcome to show their cars on September 20th, 2009 at The VIEW, 9130 W Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148 (702) 307-4959 (215 and Russell) from 7am to 11am. There was food/drink/demo/ and local venders were welcome. For more information please see

Thursday - Sept 17, 2009 - Lake Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Porsche Club invited us to their 6:00 PM Third Thursday Happy Hour at Sunset & Vines, 40 Costa di Lago, Las Vegas, NV 89011 (702) 382-7900 in Lake Las Vegas. All members, friends, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and exotic car owners were welcome to attend this informal social event. Located on the shores of Lake Las Vegas in the picturesque Mediterranean themed MonteLago Village at the Lake Las Vegas Resort, you will find Sunset & Vines is the quintessential destination in the Las Vegas area for fine wine, fine food and fine service provided with casual elegance at a moderate price. We parked together on the top level of the parking garage or if we prefered, "Valet" parked in front of the Casino. Thanks to Matt Newton 702-562-4909 for making the arrangements.

Sun - September 13, 2009 - Italian F1
The Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Di Monza was our thirteenth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at Arizona Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 4:30AM with the race time at 5:00AM (PST). Enjoy an early morning breakfast with us at the bar or at a table with a wireless speaker.

Saturday - September 12, 2009 - Drive - 9:00 AM
The Lotus Club invited us on one of their favorite drives. The scenery through Arizona is beautiful, and the drive was spirited, if you know what we mean. The primary destination was Kayenta, Utah, a small artsy community. The second destination was Starbucks in a strip mall at East St George Blvd and Red Cliffs. The drive took about 2hrs each way. Plan on this being an all day affair. The rendezvous point was the “Iron Skillet Restaurant” at the LV Motor Speedway on I-15 North at Exit 54. We departed there at 0900 sharp, and planned to be back at the Iron Skillet at about 1600 local (4pm for you non military types). Start address: Speedway Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115. End address: Kayenta Homes & Properties 800, Kayenta Pkwy, Ivins, UT 84738-6323
  1. Head west on Speedway Blvd - 0.7 mi
  2. Take the ramp onto I-15 N/US-93 N - 105 mi
  3. Take exit 6 for Bluff St/UT-18 toward I-15 - 0.3 mi
  4. Turn left at S Bluff St/UT-18 - 3.1 mi
  5. Turn left at W Sunset Blvd - 1.8 mi
  6. Continue on Santa Clara Dr - 2.3 mi
  7. Continue on Old Hwy 91 - 2.3 mi
  8. Continue on County Hwy-8 - 1.2 mi
  9. Turn right at Kayenta Pkwy - 0.7 mi
Arrive at: Kayenta Homes & Properties 800 Kayenta Pkwy, Ivins, UT 84738-6323. Thanks to Robert Cunningham (Ham) (702) 219-5043 for making the arrangements.

Thurs - Sept 10, 2009 - Board Meeting
Bob Lebenson called for a 7:00pm Ferrari Club Board Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at BJ's Restaurant on West Charleston just east of the 215. The current FCA LV Board Members are Bob Lebenson, President, Paul Hesselgesser, Treasurer, Laurie Eden, Secretary, Gordon Tronson, Robert Douglas, Jeff Wenger, DeShawn Shaw, and Chris Tromba. Other members with an interest in contributing to club activities are also welcome to attend.

Wed - Sept 2, 2009 - Cigar Night
Our fifth cigar night (first Wednesday of the month) was 7:00pm at the Drop Bar at Green Valley Ranch. We look for atmosphere in a comfortable setting. Secure parking for our exotics is also a number one priority. Join us every month for a cigar in a relaxed atmosphere in an upscale setting.

Sun - August 30, 2009 - Belgian F1
The Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit of Spa Francorchamps was our twelveth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at Arizona Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 4:30AM with the race time at 5:00AM.

Sat - August 29, 2009 - 8:00AM - Celebrity Rally
Car Show and Celebrity Car Rally for Charity - "Rally for Kids JYD Project" - Indoors at South Point Arena. Kids Dance Off, DJ Battle, Model Search Contest, Prizes and Awards. Please see the brochure for the event: Page 1 and Page 2. Spectator admission is $20 per person. If someone entered their car in the show for $50, they received admission for (2) people. If they became a Car Rally Driver, they could enter as a driver w/ a guest for $1,000 donation or enter as a driver w/ a celebrity for $5,000. The course was mapped out to eliminate all potential road hazards. Sign up via the JYD Project website as they accept payment via PayPal system. We are received a lot of support in the community for this, and drivers can raise money for their own cars to participate by adding removable decals to their cars just like the Bull Runs do. This event was covered live on NBC and potentially filmed for a TV show about how local people are giving back to the kids. Again I can't thank you enough for your support... Sincerely, Jerome "JYD" Williams, Automotive Street Style, LLC

Sun - August 23, 2009 - European F1
The Grand Prix of Europe at Valencia was our eleventh Formula One race party of the season. We viewed the race at Arizona Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 5:30AM with the race time at 6:00AM (PST).

Thurs - August 20 - Lavo at the Palazzo
The Porsche Club invited us to their dinner social at 6:00PM at LAVO Restaurant and Nightclub in the Palazzo. Special arrangements were made for us to self-park up to 10 of our exotics in the limo section adjacent to the valet parking area like the last time we dined at the Palazzo. LAVO is the new dining and nightlife concept from the creators TAO. It overlooks The Strip towards the TI. Latin for "to bathe or cleanse", LAVO is an AvroKo designed space that derives inspiration from ancient bathhouses with a menu that highlights Italian cuisine. Chef Ralph Scamardella and his team of experienced chefs treated us to a culinary journey with selections of classic Italian dishes. The 300 seat restaurant includes a 180 seat dining room, a 20 seat private dining room and 100 seats on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Thanks to Matt Newton for making the arrangements.

Sat-Sun - Aug 15-16 - 24 Hours of LeMons
The Top Gun Down Under Racing Team comprised of Jeff Wenger, Cortney Smith, Gino Walker, Andrew Triggs, Gordon Tronson, and his girlfriend Barbara competed in the 24 Hours of LeMons on Saturday and Sunday, August 15th and 16th at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, 24551 Lerdo Highway, Buttonwillow, CA 93206 just west of Bakersfield. They drove a 1995 Dodge Stealth disguised as an F-14 Tomcat. Maverick (Tom Cruise), Goose (Anthony Edwards), Iceman (Val Kilmer) and Charlie (Kelly McGillis) were all be there. Chris Willet and Tony Zito will also be competing in their Casper the Friendly Ghost VW. All racecars are worth less than $500, and one of them is usually condemned to the crusher at the end.

Friday - August 14, 2009 - Concorso Italiano
The venue has moved to Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, CA from 9:30am to 5:00pm. They lowered the registration fees for the Exhibitors. Lowering prices is unheard of on the Monterey weekend. Let’s hope other events, and especially hotels, will follow their lead and reduce prices accordingly. For more information on the event see or call (425) 742-0632. To make arrangements to drive out together please post your plans on the forum.

Wed - Aug 5, 2009 - Cigar Night
Our fourth cigar night (first Wednesday of the month) was 7:00pm at The Artisan at Sahara and I-15, 1501 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas NV 89102 (702) 214-4000. If you have ever been to the Artisan before, you will not recognize this entirely refurbished place. Some of us came early because the daily happy hour is from 5:00pm - 7:00pm featuring 2 for 1 house wines, well drinks, and domestic beers.

Sun - July 26, 2009 - Hungarian F1
The Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring was our tenth Formula One race party of the season. We watched it at 12 Noon at Arizona Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. The race coverage on the Fox Channel began at 12:00 noon.

Sat - July 25, 2009 - Ferrari California
Rich Kansky, the Service Manager at Penske-Wynn Ferrari-Maserati extended an invitation to Ferrari Club Members to the official unveiling of the new Ferrari California on Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 5pm. The service clinic offered some one-on-one time with one of their technicians to inspect our vehicles, courtesy of Rich Kansky at 702-770-2020. Ferrari Club members received a 30% discount on all parts and labor and a free detailing worth $495 on all service. Please see The Invitation to the official Ferrari California unveiling.

Thurs, July 16, 2009 - T-Bones Steakhouse
The Porsche Club graciously invited us to their monthly social at T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Casino from 6-9pm. Reserved parking was set up for our exotics at the hotel valet which is located in the Southeast corner of the hotel. There were free appetizers and 1/2 price martinis courtesy of manager Tony Mangione and chef Jeff Kudrak. Thanks to Matt Newton (702) 562-4909 for making the arrangements.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - German F1
The German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring was our ninth Formula One race party of the season. We watched the race at noon over lunch at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Fox Channel was at 12:00 Noon (PST). See the pics...

Saturday - July 11, 2009 - Mt Charleston
Every 2nd Saturday we usually take an impromptu drive. We left from Cars and Coffee 9500 S. Eastern (just south of 215) at 10:00am and met up with others along the way on the north side of town at the gas station on 95 and Buffalo (215 exit). This month we got out of the heat and drove up to Mt Charleston Hotel at 2 Kyle Canyon Rd (Hwy 157), (702) 872-5500 for lunch. Built in the early 1980s, the New Resort on Mt. Charleston is a charming log-built hotel nestled in Kyle Canyon. It is atmospherically a world away from the heat and traffic of Las Vegas. When we got to the hotel we found a few other members were already there. See the pics...

Wed - July 1, 2009 - Cigar Night
Our third cigar night was 7:00pm at The Cigar Lounge inside Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel, 128 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 878-2452. Binion's... Where legends are made and millions are played... The legend continues. Home of the World Famous Binion's Ranch Steakhouse. The General Manager at Binions assured us that we would have safe parking for our exotics in the Valet area. We also have an area reserved for us in Benny's Bullpen. Thanks to Jesse Maheu for making the arrangements.

Thursay, June 25, 2009 - Mastrioni's Cafe
Our June social was at Mastrioni's Cafe which offers fresh seafood and Italian Cuisine at reasonable prices in an upscale but casual atmosphere. Located at 3330 S. Hualapai Way, it is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Desert Inn. Plenty of good parking was reserved for us right up front. This social was well attended and was arranged by Jeff Wenger. See the pics...

Sun, June 21, 2009 - 10-3:00 - Anthem Car Show
The Second Annual Father's Day Car Show and BBQ at Anthem Country Club was on the grass Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at One Club Side Drive, Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 614-5000. Last year Anthem Country Club hosted their first annual father’s day car show. This year they have invited the Ferrari Club. Lunch was provided to the exhibitors. The setting was beautiful. The cars were on the lawn between the clubhouse and the golf course. They wanted the Ferrari Club to participate and provided group parking for the Ferraris as well as Ferrari specific awards. Their lawn area can accommodate between 50 and 100 cars. Prizes were awarded. There was live music and BBQ. Thanks to Greg Wood at or 702-253-9663.

Thurs, June 18, 2009 - Black Pepper Grill
The Porsche Club invited us to join them at 6:00PM for a fabulous happy hour at the new Black Pepper Grill (formerly the White Chocolate Grill) at 9510 S. Eastern Ave. They reserved the patio and the room adjacent to it in case it was too hot. There is reserved parking in front of Motor Cars of Las Vegas so you can bring your stunning exotics. They served complimentary appetizers and gave us their Happy Hour drink specials for our enjoyment. Black Pepper Grill is fast becoming the most talked about new restaurant on the Las Vegas scene. From familiar favorites like burgers and sandwiches to more exotic fare including Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, Lamb Chops and a wide variety of steak, chicken, seafood and pasta plates. With a gorgeous interior of rich wood surroundings and cozy leather booth seating, Black Pepper Grill is modern, sleek, and stylish. Thanks to Salomon Braun at (702) 277-2389.

Saturday - June 13, 2009 - MacDonald Highlands
MacDonald Highlands Dragon Ridge Country Club had a 'by invitation only' exotic and classic car show on June 13 from 2pm until dusk. It was a great, fun venue. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Lotus, and other exotic models appropriate for this type of show were asked to request an invitation and submitted entry forms in advance. See the pics...

Sun - June 7, 2009 - 12 Noon - Turkish F1
The Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Racing Circuit was our seventh Formula One race party of the season. We viewed it at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. It was shown at noon on Fox Channel 5. Thanks to Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 and Don Cramer at (702) 427-6703 for setting this up.

Sunday - June 7 - Charity Ride and Drive
Sunday June 7, 2009 from 8:00am to 5:00pm - We attended a Charity Ride and Drive for Traffic Officer Patrick "Dave" Rooney who suffered a serious illness on March 22nd and is now at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Sean Lethbridge was there, and he is the guy to see if you want a "Get out of jail free" card. It included a BBQ lunch, drive to Mt Charleston, concert by El Patron, and raffle with lots of good prizes including guns, concert tickets, hotel stays etc. Someone is working on having the girls from Bada Bing club there. All proceeds go to Dave and his family. The Ride & Drive began and ended at The Shriners building at 2222 W Mesquite Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106 just south of 95 and Rancho. All cars and bikes were welcome. Organizers were Dave Schvaneveldt at (702) 303-7429 and Sean Lethbridge at (702) 828-3786.

Wed - June 3, 2009 - Cigar Night
Our second cigar night was at 7:00pm at Gustav Mauler’s at The JW Marriott, 221 N Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89128 (702) 869-6700. This intimate lounge specializes in premium spirits, select wines, vintage ports, and exceptional cigars. Enjoy the finest selection of premium cigars in Las Vegas featuring Partagas, Arturo Fuente, Cohiba and our very own Gustav Mauler hand-rolled cigars. Open daily at the JW Marriott from 4 pm 'till the smoke clears. Thanks goes to Don Cramer (702) 427-6703 for setting this up.

Sun - May 31, 2009 - Lamborghini Run
The Lamborghini Club of Los Angeles met in Santa Monica, CA on a "closed off street" somewhere in Santa Monica, CA 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. The exact location was not published, for obvious reasons. Breakfast, Drinks, Models, Professional Photography, Official Lamborghini merchandise and Networking/Meet & Greet. This was a large event this year, with aproximately 150 guests/members, a few celebrity special guests, security and police escort. 12:30 PM - We let the bulls loose down PCH! Cars were released in order by "Color" to make the run look even more stunning this time! Several videographers were staked out in the Malibu Canyons and off the Santa Monica Bluffs for this "unforgettable" shot. This is a free but private event. For more information see Thanks to Chris Tromba 702-494-8489 for letting us know about this event.

Sat - May 30, 2009 - Bikini Photoshoot
Silverstone Golf Club hosted a Bikini Photoshoot for the Las Vegas Hot Rod Girls. They brought their own photographers and their 2009 models who posed for posters and portfolios. They supplied the Ferrari Club with photos for our charity calendar. Silver Stone has special golf packages for any of our members who are interested in playing in the future. For more information on special golf packages please contact Matt Utter at 702-525-9972. Our host was Pamela Brown (702) 586-3110 of the Las Vegas Hot Rod Girls. See the pics...

Thurs - May 28, 2009 - El Jefe's - 6:30 PM
El Jefe's on Eastern is an upscale Mexican restaurant, the perfect venue to spice things up. They have a great patio and lots of parking. They also have a nice private dining room if the weather is not favorable. Laurie has done large parties there before, and they have always been great to work with. We had our own parking area adjacent to the patio. El Jefe's has the most unique Mexican Food in the Las Vegas and Henderson area. The food is made from scratch using authentic recipes from the freshest ingredients: El Jefe's, 9925 S. Eastern Ave (St. Rose & Eastern), Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 453-5333. Thanks to Laurie Eden (702) 524-3098 for setting this up.

Sun - May 24, 2009 - 5:30AM - Monaco F1
The Grand Prix of Monaco at the Circuit De Monaco was our sixth Formula One race party of the season. We watch it at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 5:30AM with the race time at 6:00AM (PST). Thanks to Gary Shaw (702) 683-2227 and Don Cramer (702) 427-6703 for making the arrangements.

Sat-Sun, May 23-24 - Gasoline Alley Party & Show
Gasoline Alley’s Tenth Annual Birthday Bash Event kickoff party was held on Saturday, May 23rd from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, at The Cannery Casino and Hotel and included live bands, dedicated parking, and vendors. Sunday, May 24th from 8:00am to 5:00pm we’re “On the Grass” at Eldorado Park. As always, this event was open to all vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, low riders, racecars, bicycles, and the Ferrari Club usually participates as all proceeds go to charity. See Since the inaugural event in 2000, Gasoline Alley’s Birthday Bash has generated over $155,000 for local children’s charities! With your support, we will “Pack the Park” and have the biggest, and best, Birthday Bash ever. We are truly changing children’s lives.

Fri-Sun, May 22-24 - 24 Hours of LeMons
Several Ferrari Club Members competed in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Conceived in 2006 in mock homage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, the LeMons is likewise a marathon of man and machine. But unlike the gentlemanly Gallic race, LeMons is a 24-hour brawl and, more defining, nice cars are not welcome. The rules say that teams can spend no more than $500 on their vehicles before adding safety gear. FCA Members Chris Willett of the Sin City Lemons Team drove a white Volkswagen Jetta this year. Gordon Tronson, Jeff Wenger, and Chris Tromba of the Down Under Team drove a black 1995 Dodge Stealth. For more information see See the pics...

Thursday - May 21, 2009 - Foundation Room
House of Blues Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay - We were again invited to party at the 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 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. We met in the Shangri La Room. Thanks to Salomon Braun 702-423-2677 for setting up this event. See last year's pics...

Wed - May 13, 2009 - 7:00PM - Cigar Night
Andre's French Restaurant was the location for our monthly Cigar Night. The Ferrari Club kicked off its first monthly cigar night at Andre's Lounge inside the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. Andre's Lounge offers one of the widest selections of cognacs, armagnacs, and after-dinner drinks along with cigars. Reg Eden coordinated special parking for exotics only right up front. Those that brought daily drivers or did not reserve in advance, needed to use regular parking or valet (if available). Thanks to Reg Eden 702-250-6559 and Don Cramer 702-427-6703 for setting up this event.

Sun - May 10, 2009 - 5:30AM - Spanish F1
The Grand Prix of Spain at the Circuit De Catalunya was our fifth Formula One race party of the season. We viewed it at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 5:30AM with the race time at 6:00AM (PST). For more information about upcoming F1 viewings please contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227 or Don Cramer at (702) 427-6703.

Saturday - May 9, 2009 - Drive - 10:00 AM
Every 2nd Saturday we take an impromptu drive. We start at Cars and Coffee (Eastern just south of 215) or meet up along the way. Check with Reg Eden at 702-250-6559 or Jeff Wenger at 702-672-4334 for more info about future drives. This month we drove to a Charity Car Show for the West Prep Student Council of West Prep High School at the old Nissan dealership, 5050 West Sahara Avenue at 10:00am. All proceeds of the car show benefited the Student Council and their community service project. Thank you to everyone who participated from the Ferrari Club for your time and support. Teacher and Student Council Advisor Ann Murphy organized the event. See the pics...

Fri-Sun - May 1-3, 2009 - Route 66 Fun Run
The annual fun run took place from Friday, May 1st thru Sunday, May 3rd. See their website The festivities kicked off on Friday May 1st in Seligman. We stayed in Williams and drove to Seligman Saturday morning for the start of the run. The next night is in Kingman at the Hampton Inn. The run ends in Topock/Golden Shores. Some of us stayed Sunday night in Laughlin. Lodging in Laughlin is plentiful, Thanks to DeShawn Shaw for making the arrangements. See the pics...

Wed - April 29, 2009 - 6:30PM - Monte Carlo
The Brand Steakhouse and Lounge inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV invited Ferrari Club Members to a Private Event. The Mixer included food and drinks in the high end ultra lounge from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Everyone was encouraged to stay for dinner and then to enjoy after dinner drinks with musical entertainment from "The Avenue" in the Jazz Club (Brand Lounge) which started at 9pm. Parking was in a reserved area at the Valet in front of the Monte Carlo with round-the-clock security. Our host for the night was Marc "Freeze" Lemberger, Marketing Director at (702) 203-0521. Thanks to Laurie Eden for assisting in the arrangements.

Sun - April 26, 2009 - 5:00AM - Bahrain F1
The Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit was our fourth Formula One race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage on the Speed Channel began at 5:00AM with a race time of 5:30AM. Gary Shaw, Jeff Wenger and Don Cramer were in attendance.

Sat - April 25, 2009 - Opportunity Village Show
The Opportunity Village/Ferrari Club of Las Vegas 5th Annual Car Show and Concorso was held in a new location this year. This year, Northern Trust chose to host the car show as a charitable event benefiting Opportunity Village. Opportunity Village recently opened a new campus at 6050 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89113, which is a convenient, central location. The entry fee for every car on display was $10.00. The bank matched every entry fee with another $10.00 and donated all of the proceeds to Opportunity Village. There were judged classes for exotics plus other categories for special marques. In addition to the Concorso, a luncheon was provided for the attendees to enjoy. Thanks to Cheri Wingerter at 702-304-6803 and Reed Radosevich at 702-304-6813 for making the arrangements. See the pics...

Thurs, April 23, 2009 - Vintner Grill - 6:30PM
The Vintner Grill was the location for our 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 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 last year's pics...

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Long Beach Grand Prix
Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car Race at Mothers Exotic Car Paddock - The 2nd annual Mothers Exotic Car Paddock at the Long Beach Grand Prix had room for more cars this year with the addition of a hospitality section and grandstand seats. Everyone who purchased a ticket for $75.00 got a grand stand seat, VIP parking and free beverages and entertainment at Mother's hospitality area. See The Flyer. Thanks to Victor Scalco at

Saturday - April 18, 2009 - Drive to Caliente
We were invited to join the Lotus Club for a drive to Caliente via Coyote Springs. We started at Cars and Coffee on Eastern just south of the 215. Others were given the opportunity to meet us at the The Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Speedway Blvd off ramp Exit 54 from the I-15. We arranged for lunch at the best restaurant in town. A good mix of Ferrari Club and Lotus Club members showed up. No one got speeding tickets thanks to Sean Lethbridge. Thanks to Cory Newberry for making the arrangements. See the pics...

Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Police Benefit Car Show
The Injured Police Officers Fund Car Show at Sunset Park on Sunset Rd at Eastern Ave, diagonally across from McCarran Airport invited us to participate this year. Entry arrival began at 8:00 a.m. Show hours were 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Awards began at 3:00 p.m. It was open to all years, makes and models of vehicles. Entry fee benefited the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF), a nonprofit organization created to help officers and their families who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The Vehicle Entry Fee was $25.00 in advance. Entries received after March 22, 2009 or at the door were $35.00. Free Shirt to first 300 entries. Thanks to Officer Jay D'Angelo (702) 400-3749 at

Thurs - April 2, 2009 - Board Meeting - 6:30pm
Starting in 2009 it was decided the Board Meetings will be held quarterly at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of every quarter at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 9820 W. Flamingo (Flamingo & 215) 702-243-5329. Board Members were DeShawn Shaw, Paul Hesselgesser, Gordon Tronson, Robert Douglas, Marti Ashcraft, Laurie Eden, Jeff Wenger, and Bob Lebenson. Other members are welcome to attend and are asked to please RSVP in advance.

Sunday - March 29, 2009 - Death Valley – 8:30am
Drive to Death Valley - Meet at the gas station where Routes 159 and 160 meet at 8:30am. The Porsche Club invited us to join them for a day trip to Death Valley with a scenic drive through Emergent pass and the back side of Death Valley as we follow Bad Water Road up to the Furnace Creek Inn for a relaxing and delicious Sunday Brunch. Cost for the brunch is $26.95 plus tax and is paid directly to the Inn (don’t forget the tip too). After eating, we spent a little time wandering the grounds of the Inn, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and inspiring canyons. Everyone was welcome to attend, and although no formal RSVP was required, if you planned to join in, we were asked to please contact Tony Zito at (702) 521–9966 or email him at to ensure the group waits for you before heading out. See The Flyer.

Thursday - March 26 - Le Golosita – 6:30 PM
Le Golosita Italian Restaurant, 9500 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 216-4080 was the site of our March social, 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. This wonderful restaurant in Henderson is located two doors down from Motorcars of Las Vegas in the same strip mall. Thanks to Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 for making the arrangements. See last year's pics...

Sat - March 7, 2009 - Drive to Oatman, Arizona
Jackass Run to Oatman, Arizona, an authentic old western town. We departed from Cars and Coffee at 11:00AM, and were joined by other car clubs. We invited the Porsche, Viper and Lotus clubs to join us. Oatman, AZ has burros roaming the streets and gunfights staged on weekends, taking us back to the 1915 era old west. The burros are tame and can be hand fed. Today Oatman is a popular tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the world. Oatman, AZ is located on historic Route 66. We had lunch at the Oatman Hotel. The Oatman Hotel was built in 1902, it is the oldest two-story adobe structure in Mojave County and has housed many miners, movie stars, politicians and other scoundrels. The town was used as the location for several movies such as How The West Was Won, Foxfire and Edge of Eternity. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned at the Oatman Hotel March 18, 1939. Their honeymoon suite is still one of the major attractions at the Oatman Hotel. Gable returned there often to play poker with the local miners and enjoy the solitude of the desert. There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Oatman. Many of the shopkeepers make their own products and obtain other rare and interesting items from far and near. There are many handmade leather goods, handmade Indian jewelry and excellent knives sold right from the wooden sidewalks running the length of the town. Many thanks to Chris Tromba for arranging this event. See the pics...

Thurs - Feb 26, 2009 - Tuscany Grill - 6:30 PM
Tuscany Grill at 11105 South Eastern Avenue in Henderson (702) 940-1400 specializes in Italian, steaks and seafood. They have a large private banquet room that fits up to 50 persons so an RSVP is not required. Don't judge the restaurant by their website. The food is excellent. Parking is available in the lot and on the side street. Thanks to Laurie Eden (702) 524-3098 for making the arrangements.

Sat-Sun - Feb 7-8, 2009 - Track Event - 8AM
The PCA & SCCA Open Track Days Event in Pahrump at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch is open to all Ferrari Club members and also to all other makes and models. If you have never been on a racetrack before, this is an excellent opportunity to get excellent high speed driving instruction by certified instructors at a bargain price of only $200 per day or $325 for both days when registered in advance. We highly recommend that you have your car inspected free of charge at Italy Service for safety prior to the event. The track opens at 7:00am and the mandatory Driver's Meeting is at 8:00am. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 672-4334.

Thurs - Jan 15, 2009 - Marché Bacchus
Marché Bacchus at 2620 Reggata Dr. #106, Las Vegas, NV 89128 (702) 804-8008 in Desert Shores was the location of our January dinner social. 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 making the arrangements. See the pics...



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