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2010 News Events


Sun - Sept 12, 2010 - 5:00AM - Italian F1
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA 2010 at Monza is the 14th Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Friday, Sept 17, 2010 - Ferrari Factory Tour
The Factory is holding open tour availability on September 17th for a group of our members who might wish to participate. They can accommodate up to 40 people (in two groups of 20), starting at 2:30 pm that Friday afternoon. In addition, should a group of our members wish to take such a tour, but on a different date, the Factory will try to accommodate us, albeit on a space available basis. Please remember that they give many tours to owners from many countries, with only a limited number being conducted in English. So, if you are seeking individual tours, please continue to work through your dealers. But, if you would like to seek such a tour as part of a larger group of our members, please let us know and we will relay your request to the Factory. As we are just getting started with such arrangements, we will likely need to work some kinks out in our processes, but bear with us as we all work together to get things operating smoothly. To begin with, please send any requests for such a group tour to Theresa Gilpatrick tgipat@hostworks.com, who will coordinate the material and work with me to send it on to Ferrari. Please do remember that this is for larger groups; for small groups or singles, please work through your dealer as you have in the past. For more information about travel arrangements contact Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957.



Sat, Sept 18, 2010 - Calendar Photoshoot
All exotic car owners who wish to appear in the 2011 Ferrari Club Bikini Calendar are requested to bring their exotic cars to this bikini photoshoot with amateur and professional swimsuit models. You can request a particular time for your photoshoot. We need to photograph a minimum of at least six cars from 9:00AM to Noon, and another six from Noon to 3:00PM at Vegas Vision Photography Studios, 4780 W. Harmon Road, Suite 14, Las Vegas, NV. 89103 (just east of Decatur, between Flamingo and Tropicana). Our host is Photographer Bobby Deal at 702-715-3691. This is also an audition for the best possible swimsuit models. All models will show up again at The 9th Annual Rally in the Valley and Bikini Calendar Photoshoot on October 2nd, 2010 to autograph your 2011 Calendars to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. Central to the festivities are all the lovely Vegas models, professionals and amateurs alike. We cannot praise all of our wonderful models enough. These gorgeous young women donate their beauty and time, and professional photographers donate their services. For more info and to schedule your photo please contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Saturday, Sept 18, 2010 - Barbara's Party
Please join us to celebrate Barbara's 50th Birthday!!! Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010. Time: 5:00 pm. Place: 1215 San Eduardo Ave., Henderson, NV 89002. Since Barb was born in 1960, this party is all 60's THEMED! So dress in your best 60's style and come ready to groove! Music · Food · BYODrinks · No Gifts Please. For Questions or Directions call Barb at 210.4889 or Gordon at 521.5786



Sept 18-19, 2010 - FCA Virginia City Hillclimb
The annual Virginia City Hillclimb runs from Carson City to Virginia City, Nevada, and is put on by the Ferrari Club of America Pacific Region. The hillclimb has been run since May 23-24, 1964 when "Road & Track" joined with the Aston Martin Owners Club for the first event, which took a totally different route. Later the event was sponsored by the SCCA. Drivers try for the fastest time from the Highway 341 and 342 intersection up to Virginia City via the Highway 341 truck route. It is a paved road, and the local police block it off in order to utilize both lanes up the hill. Most of the turns are marked at 25-35 mph, and cars are going through these turns with very few guard rails at 75-110 mph. Before the truck route was constructed cars would run up Highway 342 past the Gold Hill Hotel and other landmarks. Highway 342 is now the return route for cars that have completed their runs up Highway 341. The hillclimb covers 5.2 miles climbing 1,260 feet. This event is not to be confused with the June 25-26, 2010 Hill Climb sponsored by Spectre Performance. The June event is by invitation only to "Pro-Touring Street Machines, European Exotics and Highly-Tuned Imports". The September 18-19, 2010 Hill Climb is sponsored by the Ferrari Club of America Pacific Region. The Ferrari Club event is limited to Ferraris unless they cannot fill 70 spots; then they open it to other cars. Drivers get anywhere from 10-20 runs up the hill over the course of a weekend. Usually you get about 10 practice runs on Saturday and 6 or 7 timed runs on Sunday. The event is very dangerous. There are over 20 corners to memorize, and the penalty for going off course is extremely high. In June of 2002 two persons died at the Virginia City Hillclimb. That June event was sponsored by the Audi Club, and was not an FCA event. A preliminary investigation showed the driver went into a curve too fast and lost control of his Dodge Viper. The vehicle slid off the roadway and fell about 250 feet down a ravine. It is reported that an overzealous Viper driver on his first run of the day during his first time at the hillclimb put his car over the side and killed himself and his female passenger. Top contenders have been Amir Rosenbaum's highly modified Ferrari F40, and Bill Pound's Ferrari 308 with a huge supercharger and intake on the rear hood. Read the article in "The Prancing Horse" Issue 174 First Quarter 2010 page 40 and see the FCA 2007 Hillclimb Video, FCA 2008 Hillclimb Video and FCA 2009 Hillclimb Pictures. For more information and to enter see www.ferraripacific.org or contact Dennis Chiodo at (925) 250-9276.



Porsche Wins Pike Peak Hillclimb
Sunday - Sept 19, 2010 - Mt Charleston - 8:00AM
We depart for the drive from Santa Fe Station, 4949 N Rancho Dr (and I-95) Las Vegas, NV 89130 (702) 658-4900 at 8:30AM sharp for the Kyle Canyon-Lee Canyon Mt. Charleston run. Park under the sign, and please arrive by 8am to sign the waiver so we can count the number of participants and call the restaurant to let them know. We will drive north on 95 and take the first exit for Mt Charleston on 157. We will pass the Mt Charleston Resort Hotel and take the next right onto 158. We will go to the end and then turn left onto 156 towards the ski area. We will pass the ski area entrance and continue to the top of the ski area parking lot. There we will back in for photos. Then we will take 156 back down the mountain and turn right onto 95. Take the "Snow Mountain" exit and turn left for the golf course. We will reach the Paiute Golf Resort, 10325 Nu Wav Kaiv Blvd, Las Vegas, NV (702) 658-1400 for lunch before 11:00 at the Paiute Indian Reservation. Their brunch runs until noon and is $15 per person. They have no problem with separate checks, and it is an excellent brunch. For more info contact Lindsey Freeman at (702) 595-6600.






September 2010


Thur, Sept 23, 2010 - 6:30PM - Siena Trattoria
Siena Trattoria is the location of our September social. It is located at 9500 West Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 360-3358 just west of Ft Apache not far from the 215/Sahara interchange. Although it is in the building that previously housed Bertolini's, it is an entirely new restaurant. Siena Italian Authentic Tratorria. The name say's it all. This is a real Italian Restaurant with a menu full of authentic dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Reserved parking is available right in front. Please RSVP to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 by September 20th.



Fri-Sun, Sept 24-26 - Weekend Trip to Sedona
We will be driving to the beautiful town of Sedona, AZ on Friday, and staying over one or two nights. A highlight of the trip will be the annual Sedona Car Show on Saturday. A number of our friends from the Arizona Chapter will be meeting us there. If you want to enter the show, we advise you to do so soon, at www.sedonacarclub.com. Following the show there will be a barbeque to attend. Some of us will drive home Saturday, and others will stay over another night and return Sunday. A top choice for accommodations is the marvelous Adobe Village Graham Inn, where we have secured a 30% discount on rates so long as they have rooms available. We will also circulate the names of some more moderately priced places. For more information, contact Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 or bobleb@lebenson.com.



Sun - Sept 26, 2010 - 5:00AM - Singapore F1
2010 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX at Singapore is the 15th Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Friday - Oct 1 - Diabetes Association - 6:00PM
Friday, October 1st, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) will host “SALUTE”, the NDA’s 3rd annual wine tasting and silent auction at Lamborghini of Las Vegas, 7740 Eastgate Road, Henderson, NV 89011. 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 will attend. The price of admission is $50pp if paid in advance, or $65pp at the door. For tickets and any other information about the event, please contact Celeste Ochal, NDA's Executive Director, at 702-364-5604.




Sat, Oct 2, 2010 - Rally in the Valley - 9:00AM
The 9th Annual Rally in the Valley and Bikini Calendar Photoshoot
Ferrari registration starts at 8:00am with the first Ferrari out at 9:00am on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at Norm Baker Lotus, 6175 West Sahara Avenue and Jones (702) 385-5511. All Las Vegas car club members and other individuals are welcome to enter all makes and models. The entry fee of $30 gets participants digital photos of their cars with beautiful models along the way. There will also be a short acceleration/braking event. All the entry fees will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. This is a timed event with trophies going to the winners. Central to the festivities are all the lovely Vegas models, professionals and amateurs alike. We cannot praise all of our wonderful models enough. These gorgeous young women donate their beauty and time, and professional photographers donate their services to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 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 Porsche Club (who took home the trophy). The previous year it was hosted by the Ferrari Club (who took home the trophy). This year the event is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Lotus Car Club. For more info contact Jeff Wenger (702) 617-3300. See last year's pics...





Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2010 - 2010 Annual Meet
Register Now for the
FCA 2010 Annual Meet

in southern New Jersey half way between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Registration is available online at www.FCA2010.org, the website for the 2010 Annual Meet. Please take a moment to browse through the exciting plans for this upcoming event in Millville New Jersey, September 29th to October 3rd, 2010. Register early to avoid late charges.




Sat - Oct 9, 2010 - Track Event - 8:00AM
This free track day in Pahrump at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch is open to all Ferrari Club members. Meet at the last gas station on Blue Diamond Road (Route 160) where it meets with West Charleston Blvd (Route 159) that runs through Red Rock Canyon. Please arrive early - BEFORE 8:00AM - to gas up and sign the waiver. We depart for the track at 8:00AM sharp. The track goes hot at 9:00AM and we will have all morning to run the racetrack. We will be sharing the 1.5 mile track with Spring Mountain Members. We will have different run groups, two different driving experiences based on your comfort level. One run group will be Lead-Follow with no helmet and no suits for those who wish to see the track layout and drive at a more leisurely pace. We will have a second faster run group which will require helmets (bring your track gear) for those who want a more exhilarating experience. There will be no cost for the track time. Our sessions will run all morning. There will be 2 sessions for each run group. At 12:00 noon will all depart for the Club House Grill Room at the Mountain Falls Golf Club
(775) 537-6553 for our 12:30 PM reservations. Just so we can get an idea of how many Members are coming, please RSVP to Bob Bruderman at (702) 505-8073.




Sat - Oct 9, 2010 - 11:00PM - Japanese F1
2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX at Suzuka is the 16th Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 11:00PM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 - 10:00AM - Car Show
Siena Trattoria is the location of this 1st Annual Italian Sports Car Show. It is located at 9500 West Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 360-3358 just west of Ft Apache not far from the 215/Sahara interchange. The restaurant owner has 5 Ferraris and 1 Maserati. He and some other friends of his will bring their cars in from California with hopes they can make this first annual show a big success. This show is in conjunction with the Las Vegas Italian Auto Club. Part of the sales on that day will be donated to a local charity. For more info contact LVIAC President Joe Campobasso at (702) 423-1960 or Siena Owner Antonio Accornero at (213) 280-4215.



Wed - Oct 13, 2010 - Board Meeting - 6:30pm
Bob Lebenson called a 6:30pm Board Meeting at Enzo's Restaurant. The current Board Members are Bob Lebenson, Gordon Tronson, Paul Hesselgesser, Laurie Eden, Jeff Wenger, Chris Tromba, John Ratto, Bob Bruderman and Lindsey Freeman. Other members are welcome to attend board meetings if they RSVP to Bob Lebenson in advance. It has been determined that the FCA and all FCA Regions and Chapters must change their logos to meet the new manufacturer guidelines. We have until March, 2011 to accomplish this task.



Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 6:30PM - Roma Grill
Roma Grill is the restaurant for our October social. It is located at 9570 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89123-8015 (702) 837-5600 in the Cars and Coffee mall. The Italian food is excellent. Some reviewers give it a five star rating. Reserved parking will be available out front of the restaurant in their large parking lot. Please RSVP to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098.



Sat - Oct 23, 2010 - 11:00PM - Korean F1
2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX at Yeongam is the 17th Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 11:00PM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.





October 2010


Sat - Oct 30, 2010 - Jackass Run to Oatman
The Jackass Run 2010 Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts on our annual run to Oatman, Arizona - an authentic western ghost town straight out of the early 1900s with wild jackasses roaming the town, colorful characters, and the occasional gunfight in the street. We depart Cars and Coffee, 9500 South Eastern Avenue, just south of Interstate 215 at 10:00am. First stop is the Laughlin Ranch in Bullhead City for lunch. From there we go on to Oatman for some sightseeing, funnel cakes, souvenirs, and the feeding of the jackasses. When we are done, we head back to Vegas. For those wanting to make it an overnight trip, we will stay in Laughlin and meet for breakfast on Sunday. Go to www.jackassrun.com to register and for more information, or contact Chris Tromba at (702) 494-8489.



Wed, Nov 3, 2010 - 6:00PM - Siena Trattoria
There is a group of folks from the FCA Pacific Region doing a Ride N Drive to Vegas from the Bay Area for the SEMA show. They are leaving on Oct 30 and will arrive on Nov 1 doing an overnighter at Mammoth Falls. Ten of the group will be coming to Siena Trattoria, 9500 West Sahara Avenue, on November 3rd at 6PM for dinner. It would be great for some of our local FCA folks to come for dinner to meet and greet and have some fun. Those that wish to attend dinner should please RSVP Carla Lindert at clindert@cox.net or 702-274-5525 so we can update the reservations and ensure we have enough reserved parking at the restaurant.



Tues-Friday, November 2-5, 2010 - SEMA
The SEMA Show at The Las Vegas Convention Center 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 more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets. See www.semashow.com for more information. The Ford Motors section will feature FCALV Vice President, Gordon Tronson's hot rod "Double Trouble". For more information contact Gordon Tronson at (702) 521-5786.



Fri-Saturday, Nov 5-6, 2010 - Targa Trophy
The Targa Trophy Desert Championship Finale at The Aria. The 4th Annual Targa Trophy Triple Crown Championship ultimate road rally and lifestyle event is bigger and better than ever! This year the Targa Trophy Triple Crown Series will test the skill and driving prowess of its select participants in 3 key markets and will finish in Las Vegas at The ARIA Hotel & Casino at CityCenter with the Triple Crown Event #3 - Friday & Saturday November 5 & 6. For more information see www.targatrophy.com or contact Chris Tromba at (702) 494-8489.



Sun - Nov 7, 2010 - 8:00AM - Brazilian F1
FORMULA 1 GRANDE PREMIO DO BRASIL 2010 at Sao Paulo is the 18th Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 8:00AM. (Daylight savings time ends today.) This race is broadcast live on the Speed Channel starting at 7:30AM. Antonio, of Siena Italian Trattoria, has invited the Ferrari Club of Las Vegas to his restaurant to watch the Formula 1 race and qualifying (recorded) on Sunday, Nov 7th. The restaurant is located at 9500 W. Sahara Avenue. F1 Qualifying (recorded) will start at 9:00AM and the race (recorded) at 10:00AM. Watch the race, have some breakfast, and cheer on your favorite driver. There will be reserved parking in the front of the restaurant. For more information contact Carla Lindert at (702) 274-5525.





November 2010


Sat - Nov 13 - Penske-Wynn Tech Session
The Tech Session at Penske-Wynn Ferrari/Maserati starts Saturday morning at 9:30 AM with a continental breakfast and tech session at 10:00 AM. Enter the Self Parking Garage and proceed to the 1st Level Ground Floor where a section will be reserved for our secure parking. Penske-Wynn Ferrari/Maserati, located at the spectacular Wynn Las Vegas resort located in the heart of The Strip is hosting the event for us. The day will start with coffee, bagels and donuts. This event is always been well attended in the past and always very informative. For more information contact Service Manager Rich Kansky at 702-770-2020 or Paul Hesselgesser at 702-682-8823. After the event, we will walk across the street to Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd South (702) 732-2550 in the Fashion Show Mall for lunch. See photos from previous years... 2006, 2007, and 2008.



Sun - Nov 14, 2010 - 5:00AM - Abu Dhabi F1
2010 FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on the Yas Marina Circuit is the 19th and final Formula 1 race party of the season. We will view it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel with coverage starting at 4:30AM. Antonio, of Siena Italian Trattoria, has invited the Ferrari Club of Las Vegas to his restaurant to watch the Formula 1 race and qualifying (recorded) on Sunday, Nov 14. The restaurant is located at 9500 W. Sahara Avenue. F1 Qualifying will start at 9:00AM (recorded) with the Race at 10:00AM (recorded). Watch the race, have some breakfast, and cheer on your favorite driver. There will be reserved parking in the front of the restaurant. For more information contact Carla Lindert at (702) 274-5525.



Sat, December 11, 2010 - Hoover Dam Parade
The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge will be dedicated with a Parade of Classics and Exotics at 11:00AM. There is going to be a Parade of classic and exotic cars at 11:00 AM pacific time (high noon Arizona time) coming from both ends of the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. The plan is to have the cars coming from Arizona and the cars coming from Nevada meet and pass in the middle of the new Bypass Bridge at high noon. Arizona cars will be lining-up at Arizona's famous Last Stop Restaurant/Bar/Mini-Mart/RV Park at mile marker 27 on Hwy 93 and the Nevada cars will be lining-up at the Hacienda Hotel/Casino on the Nevada side of Hwy 93. The media has been contacted in So NV and AZ, and hopefully we will have a lot of media coverage to mark our historical event. After the Parade there will be a meet-N-greet at the Hacienda and/or Railroad Pass Casinos. One or both will be determined at a later date, and we’ll keep you posted. The Arizona liaison and originator of the parade is Betsy Senn 928-565-1298 sennasylum@npgcable.com. The Nevada liaison is Julie Stephen 702-438-1977 rjcbcstephen@cox.net. Give either one of us a call or shoot an email and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and put you on the list of participants. We are hoping you will be as excited as we are to participate in this endeavor. For more information contact Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 or bobleb@lebenson.com.



Saturday, December 11, 2010 - Holiday Party
The Holiday Party is at Brand in the Monte Carlo at 6:30pm. The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is located at 3770 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV. A formal invitation will go out to FCA Members with a Menu and RSVP. There is no social in November due to Thanksgiving, and because we are encouraging everyone to attend the Holiday Party. For more information please contact Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098.





December 2010


Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 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 meet 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. Bring unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 4 to 10. From there we follow Santa's sleigh a few blocks to Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way (off North Major Ave), Henderson, NV 89015. Park together and bring your toys inside where Santa and his helpers hand them out at noon to all the underpriviledged kids at the school. There are many deserving children. For more information contact Art Kam at (702) 643-0000 or see The Flyer. See last year's pics...



Sun - August 29, 2010 - 5:00AM - Belgium F1
2010 FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX at Spa-Francorchamps was the 13th Formula 1 race of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 5:00AM. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Thursday, August 19, 2010 - Southern Highlands
Southern Highlands Golf Course Country Club
was the prestigious setting for this dinner social hosted by Ted and Arlene Schlazer and sponsored by BNY Mellon. Ferrari Club Members were invited to enjoy this wonderful complementary evening
from 6:30pm-10:00pm 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.





Sun - August 1, 2010 - 5:00AM - Hungary F1
FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2010 at Budapest was the 12th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live it at Hooters Restaurant, 7155 South Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119 - (702) 260-9464 just south of Highway 215. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. Our host is Kim Tyler. This race is broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 6:30PM - Ferraro's
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant was the location of our July social. It is located south of Flamingo at 4480 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169. From their kitchens come time-honored family recipes: homemade pasta, sausage, breads, desserts, exquisitely fresh seafood, award-winning Osso Buco and for the adventurous palates, they promise the best Trippa Calabrese or the Coniglio Brasato. Secure parking is available. Thanks to Laurie Eden (702) 524-3098 for making the arrangements.



Sun - July 25, 2010 - 9:00AM - German Grand Prix
FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND 2010 at Hockenheim was the 11th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed live it at Hooters Restaurant, 7155 South Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119 - (702) 260-9464 just south of Highway 215. Delayed race coverage is expected to begin at 9:00AM, but check your local listings to confirm. This race is broadcast on Fox TV. For more information contact Jeff Wenger at (702) 617-3300.



Wed - July 14, 2010 - Board Meeting - 6:30pm
Bob Lebenson called a 6:30pm Board Meeting at Enzo's Restaurant. The current Board Members were Bob Lebenson, Gordon Tronson, Paul Hesselgesser, Laurie Eden, Jeff Wenger, Chris Tromba and John Ratto. Other members are welcome to attend board meetings if they RSVP to Bob Lebenson in advance. It has been determined that the FCA and all FCA Regions and Chapters must change their logos to meet the new manufacturer guidelines. We have until March, 2011 to accomplish this task. New Board Members added at this meeting were Bob Bruderman and Lindsey Freeman.



Sun - July 11, 2010 - 5:00AM - British F1
The 2010 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX at Silverstone was the 10th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.



Sun - June 27, 2010 - 5:00AM - European F1
The 2010 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE at Valencia was the 9th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 5:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.



Saturday, June 26, 2010 - Noon - Red Rock Casino
Exotic Car Showcase "Poolside" at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino - DSM Events invited us to display our cars and experience an extraordinary afternoon filled with more than 100 exotic cars, beautiful models and top luxury lifestyle brands poolside at the Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas. A number of swimsuit models were in attendance from two different modeling agencies. The event was from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, 11011 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Many thanks to Scott Donahoo at DSM Luxury (702) 427-8278 and to Salomon Braun (702) 423-2677 of Cars and Coffee for sponsoring this event.



Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 6:30PM - La Focaccia
La Focaccia Authentic Italian Bistro was the site of our June social. It is located south of the 215 at 8975 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 in the Las Vegas Athletic Club Center (702) 650-9800. Focaccia is a soft and spongy flat bread. They named the bistro ‘La Focaccia’ because they wanted to offer guests great fresh baked bread for their paninis and with their meals. Their recipes derive from specialty dishes from throughout the Italian peninsula where they combine the freshest ingredients at moderate prices. Secure parking is available. Thanks to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 for making the arrnagements.



Sun, June 20 - 7:30-8:30AM - Anthem Car Show
The Third Annual Father's Day Car Show at Anthem Country Club was on the grass from 10:00am to 3:00pm at One Club Side Drive, Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 614-5000. For the last two years Anthem Country Club hosted their father’s day car show, and they have always invited the Ferrari Club. Lunch is provided to the exhibitors. The cost is $25 per vehicle which includes lunch for one. The setting is beautiful. The cars are on the lawn between the clubhouse and the golf course. Their lawn area can accommodate between 50 and 100 cars. Show cars arrive between 7:30am and 8:30am. The first cars to arrive can choose the shade. Prizes are awarded. There is live music and BBQ.



Sun - June 13, 2010 - 9:00AM - Canadian F1
The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2010 at Montreal was the 8th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage begins at 9:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.



Sun, June 13, 2010 - 8AM - Drive to Rachel
The Lotus Club invited us on their road trip to the Little A’Le’Inn of Rachel, NV. Departure Point: Iron Skillet Restaurant / Petrol Station at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (I-15 Exit 54). Departure Time: 0800 sharp. Get there early and have breakfast, but we depart at 0800. Destination: Alien Inn, Rachel NV, a stones throw north of Area 51. Routing/Time enroute to ET: Approximately 2 hours, maybe less at our velocities. There will be a possible Lunch Stop in Alamo, NV at Windmill Ridge. Return Time (Iron Skillet): Approximately 1500 local. See The Route. Thanks to Sean Lethbridge at (702) 375-1177 for making the arrangements.



Fri - June 4, 2010 - 9:00AM - Creech AFB
We were invited to show our cars at this event on Friday, June 4, 2010. Creech Air Force Base is the home to the "Hunters" of the 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, and the Joint Unmanned Aircraft System. The base plays a major role in the ongoing War on Terror. The base is home to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle which is used regularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base is also home to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab. We have been asked if we can have at least 12 cars for display to include those from other clubs. This is a great photo opportunity to get pictures of our cars with the Predator. Participants were at Creech by 9 a.m. for entry and placement. Due to the high level of security, RSVP with the following information was needed for all attendees in advance: Full name, Social Security Number, Birthdate, Car Color/Year/Model, and License Plate. Many thanks to John Burrows at (702) 395-3886 for making the arrangements.



Thurs - June 3 - 6:00PM - 458 Italia Introduction
Penske Wynn Ferrari invited us to the Introduction of the all-new Ferrari 458 Italia on Thursday, June 3rd from 6 to 9 PM. For more information please contact Rich Kansky, Service Manager at 702-770-2020. Thanks to Veronica Miguel 702-770-2000 for making the arrnagements.



Sun - May 30, 2010 - 5:00AM - Turkey F1
The 2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX at Istanbul was the 7th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 5:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.



Sat-Sun, May 29-30, 2010 - Gasoline Alley
Gasoline Alley's Eleventh Annual Birthday Bash kick-off party was Saturday, May 29th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, at The Cannery Casino and Hotel and includes live bands, dedicated parking and vendors. Sunday, May 30th from 8:00am to 5pm, we are "On the Grass" at Eldorado Park. As always the event was open to all vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, low riders, racecars, bicycles, etc. All registered vehicles received a goodie bag, event T-shirt, drink cooler and dash plaque. Registration also includes entries for drawings throughout the day with a very special drawing Sunday afternoon, but you must be present to win. There are numerous trophies awarded on Sunday at Eldorado Park. All proceeds benefit The Lili Claire Foundation, which assists children with neurogenetic defects, including Autism, Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. Since the inaugural event in 2000, Gasoline Alley's Birthday Bash has generated over $155,000.00 for local children's charities! Thanks to Mike (702) 371-7469 and Cheri (702) 807-0378 for organizing this event.



Thurs, May 27, 2010 - 6:30PM - Lucio Ristorante
Lucio Ristorante was the gathering point for our May social. Located at 8615 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117, it is on the SW corner of Sahara and Durango (702) 233-2859. This genuine Italian restaurant is owned and operated by the charming and friendly Lucio Picozzi, a tennis instructor that came to America 20 years ago from the old country of Italy. Lucio has dedicated half of his life to the restaurant business, with thirteen years of experience as a managing partner for il Fornaio, one of the most authentic Italian companies outside of Italy. Special features include a notable wine list. Space was reserved for our cars in their spacious parking lot. We enjoyed cocktails on the patio, and then moved indoors for dinner. Join us in welcoming long time members Fred and Judy Palmieri who attended this event. Many thanks to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 for making the arrangements. See the pics.



Sun - May 16, 2010 - 5:00AM - Monaco F1
The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 at Monte Carlo was the 6th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 5:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. If you wish to join us, just show up. There is usually a number of us up at that hour to watch the races live.



Sun - May 9, 2010 - 5:00AM - Spanish F1
The FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA 2010 at Catalunya was the 5th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 5:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel.



Sat, May 8, 2010, 8AM - Veterans Home Car Show
The Nevada State Veterans Home is located in Boulder City, and is the only such facility in the state. The Ferrari Club held a car show there from 8 to 11 AM on May 8, primarily to provide some enjoyment for its 180 residents, and to honor their service to our country. The address is 100 Veterans Memorial Drive. We expected that some other car clubs would join us. A number of Ferrari Chat Pauper Run participants from California did join us as well as a number of members of the Calico Cruisers Car Club. We all came out to pay respect to our Veterans. Following the show some of us continued into Boulder City for lunch. Many thanks to Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 for organizing this event. See the photos.



Sat, May 1 - 10:00AM - Opportunity Village Show
The Opportunity Village/Ferrari Club of Las Vegas 5th Annual Car Show and Concorso was held at Opportunity Village again this year. Northern Trust sponsors this 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 $20.00 all of which goes to charity. There were judged classes for exotics plus other categories for special marques. In addition to the Concorso, a luncheon was provided for attendees to enjoy. Thanks to Cheri Wingerter at 702-304-6803 and Reed Radosevich at 702-304-6813 for putting on this wonderful event.



Fri, April 30, 2010 - Arizona Ferrari Club Visit
Several FCA Desert Region members from Arizona visited Las Vegas for this weekend, largely to participate in the Opportunity Village Car Show on Saturday. They arrived Friday evening and had dinner at Frediani's Restaurant where we have held socials in the past. Las Vegas club members were invited to attend to meet some new friends and visit with old ones. Frediani's is located at 2895 North Green Valley Parkway (just north of Sunset) in Henderson. Thanks to Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 for making the arrangements.



Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Laughlin River Run
Every year the Ferrari Club makes an unofficial run to Laughlin during the River Run. This year we made it official! The path is always filled with lots bacon. So if we make it, we will have a great time. The Golden Nugget valets have always hooked us up with great parking so please tip generously. We met up and left after Cars and Coffee. Thanks to Chris Tromba at 702-396-3830 for setting up the event.



Thurs, April 22, 2010 - 6:30PM - Enzo Restaurant
Pizzeria Enzo Restaurant was the location of our April social. Formerly know as La Golosita, the restaurant is now under new managment. Located at 9500 S Eastern, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 269-8696, this is the site of the Cars and Coffee weekly car show in the Motor Cars of Las Vegas Mall, so parking is not a problem. Enzo's is the epitome of true Italian cuisine. Everything on the menu is made with the freshest ingredients and you can taste the difference. They offer excellent food and magnificent service at a great prices. Fresh made pasta is excellent and all the food is outstanding. Must try's are the pizza, mac and cheese, ravioli and any dessert. Besides the great food there's a wonderful friendly and cozy atmosphere. Jerry, the owner, is a real sweetheart. He knows what Italian hospitality & food is all about. He makes everyone feel "benvenuto"! Thank you to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 for making arrangements. We were joined by a young man by the name of Alexander who is traveling the country visiting Ferrari Clubs along the way. Bev and Keith Evans brought out a lion cub to share with us. See Reg & Laurie's photos and Ted's photos.



Sun - April 18, 2010 - 12:00AM - Chinese F1
The CHINESE GRAND PRIX at Shanghai was the 4th Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 12:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel.



Sat, April 10, 2010 - Penske-Wynn Tech Session
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 the evolution of the F1 gearbox. The day started with coffee, bagels and donuts. 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. Thanks to Paul Hesselgesser at (702) 682-8823 for making arrangements.



Sun - April 4, 2010 - 1:00AM - Malaysian F1
The MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX at Kuala Lumpur was the 3rd Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 1:00AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel.



Tues - March 30, 2010 - Board Meeting - 6:30pm
Bob Lebenson called a 6:30pm Board Meeting at Enzo's Restaurant. The current Board Members are Bob Lebenson, Gordon Tronson, Paul Hesselgesser, Laurie Eden, Jeff Wenger, Robert Douglas, Chris Tromba and John Ratto. Also in attendance was Dave Bartlett, the FCA Desert Region Director from Arizona (480) 703-2345 who gave us the details of the new agreement between the FCA and Ferrari. Other members are welcome to attend board meetings if they RSVP to Bob Lebenson in advance. It has been determined that the FCA and all FCA Regions and Chapters must change their logos to meet the new manufacturer guidelines. We have been given a few months to accomplish this task.



Sat - March 27, 2010 - 11:00PM - Australian F1
The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park was our second Formula 1 race party of the season. We had dinner and watched it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 11:00 PM pacific which is Sunday, March 28th in Australia. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel.



Thurs, March 25, 2010 - 6:30PM - Dean's Place
Dean's Place was the location of our March social. It is named for its location at 8355 S. Dean Martin Drive behind the Silverton Hotel and Casino (702) 387-8888. An upscale but casual eatery, it is decorated with high-end woodwork and the requisite wall images of Dino, Frank Sinatra and the Italian countryside. It has good Italian food at reasonable prices. The dining room overlooks the parking lot with safe parking for your exotic. The contact at Dean's is Giovanni at 702-387-8887. Thanks to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 and Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 for making arrangements.



Sat, Mar 20, 2010 - Cub Scout Pinewood Derby
Cub Scout Troop 543 invited us to display our cars at their annual Pinewood Derby on March 20th, 2010. Placement of cars began at 8:00 AM, with the actual show hours being 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. However, they realized that most of us could not spend the full day there. Some of us drove there after Cars and Coffee. The highlight of the day was the Pinewood Derby races by the Scouts themselves. They were invited to view, but not touch, our cars and ask questions about them. There was no entry fee, and lunch was provided. The location was the LDS Church parking lot at 375 North Hollywood (corner of Stewart and Hollywood), Las Vegas. Thanks to Don Taylor at 702-308-3410 for the invitation.



Friday - March 19, 2010 - 6:00PM - Hanger Party
The VIP Hanger Party was at The Henderson Executive Airport, 3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052 located off St Rose Parkway, just east of I-15 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Guests enjoyed a showcase of planes, helicopters, jets, and exotic cars. There was also an invitation to a series of aviation seminars on Saturday morning. Thanks to Salomon Braun at (702) 423-2677 for the invitation.



Sun - March 14, 2010 - 7:45AM - Death Valley
The Porsche Club extended an invitation for us to please join them for their Cruise to Death Valley and Furnace Creek for Brunch. As soon as the F1 race was finished we had just enough time to get to the starting point for the drive. All the rain created a beautiful palate of wild flowers along our route through the deserted roads of the majestic Death Valley. We ended the cruise for a scrumptious brunch at the world famous Furnace Creek Resort. The cost of the brunch was about $22 plus tax and gratuity. We departed promptly from the gas station on the SE corner of 159 and 160 (Blue Diamond) at 8 AM. The driver’s meeting was at 7:45 AM. See The Flyer. Thanks to Salomon Braun at 702-423-2677 for organizing the run. See the photos.



Sun - March 14, 2010 - 5:00AM - Bahrain F1
The Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit was the first Formula 1 race party of the season. We viewed it live at Charlie's Lakeside Restaurant, 8603 W Sahara Ave, on the SW corner of Durango (702) 804-5167. Race coverage began at 5:00AM with a race time of approximately 5:30AM. All 18 races are broadcast on the Speed Channel. For more information contact Gary Shaw at (702) 683-2227.



Thurs, Feb 25, 2010 - 6:30PM - Nora's Wine Bar
Nora's Wine Bar at 1031 S. Rampart Blvd (across from Boca Park) adjacent to William Sonomas and PF Changs was the setting for our February Social event. The wine bar is owned by the same family that owns Nora's Italian Restaurant, so expect the same excellent quality. Dinner will be “FAMILY STYLE” with a pre selected menu items of following items: Assorted Bruchette, olive assortment, and Arancini (rice balls), Faggioli Soup, Capellini roasted tomato & basil soup, ling cod, and rollo di pollo, antipasta salad, and grilled vegetables with platters of assorted desserts. This meal is priced at $28.00 ++ (beverages are additional) per person. Since this is “Family Style” it was set up on one long table and the plates will keep on coming until all have had a chance to taste everything. There is no reserved parking but there is parking in the rear so we could feel free to drive our Ferrari and other exotic cars to the event. Thanks to Laurie Eden at (702) 524-3098 lasvegasll@aol.com for making the arrangements.



Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 - 10:00 AM Drive
Calico Cruisers invited us for a drive on Sunday, February 21st. We started at T-Bird Lounge, 9465 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas (702) 361-6639 across from the Cars and Coffee parking lot at 10:00 AM, and headed toward Boulder City, where we stopped for brunch at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. We then drove toward Searchlight on I-95, but turned off about half way onto NV Route 165, to Nelson. There, we visited the Colorado River shore (see the photo), and the old Techicup mine and museum which includes items from movies that have been shot there. We returned mid-afternoon; the drive from Boulder City to Nelson is only about 25 miles. A map of the route is at this link. As always, everyone was welcome to join us. Thanks to Bob Lebenson at 702-340-5957 for making arrangements.



Friday, Feb 12, 7:00 PM - Photography Reception
The Ferrari Club was invited to a cocktail reception on February 12 from 7 to 10 PM at the Peter Lik Gallery in the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes (#2071). Included will be the unveiling of Mr. Lik's newest work, "The Tree of Life". Please see the Invitation. Peter Lik is one of the more renowned landscape photographers in the world, and his work is most remarkable. Oz and Jeanne Gutsche own some of his pictures, which you may have seen at their home. Thanks to Bob Lebenson for making the arrangements.



Thurs, January 28, 2010 - 6:00PM - Monte Carlo
The Brand Steakhouse and Lounge inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV was the restaurant of choice for our first social of 2010. Cocktails and appetizers were served from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the ultra lounge. Everyone was encouraged to stay for dinner and then to enjoy after dinner drinks. Parking is in a reserved area at the Valet in front of the Monte Carlo with round-the-clock security. Many thanks to Laurie Eden for making the arrangements.



Sat, January 23, 2010 - Track & Winery Tour
Drive to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch and Pahrump Valley Winery Restaurant - This tour to Pahrump for a highspeed track session and then lunch at Pahrump Valley Winery Restaurant had something for everyone: a scenic drive through the mountains, track time on the fullsize 3.1 mile racetrack, a tour of the winery complete with wine tasting, and fine dining at Pahrump's only 4 star restaurant. We met at 10:00 AM at the last gas station on the way to Pahrump at Route 160 (Blue Diamond) and Route 159. We then departed at 10:30 and drove over the snow covered Spring Mountains to the racetrack at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (800) 391-6891. We then ran some fast paced parade laps at 12 noon. Our host was Spring Mountain General Manager Dave Petrie, Lindsay Shepard and Mitch Burlake. Then at 1:00 PM we proceeded another mile west on Route 160 to the light and turned right onto Winery Road for another mile to The Pahrump Valley Winery at 3810 Winery Road (775) 751-7800.



Tues - Jan 12, 2010 - Cigar Night - 6:00
Our first cigar night of the year was at 6:00pm 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. We enjoy a good cigar in a relaxed atmosphere in an upscale setting. We get together and have a few drinks and enjoy a few cigars. Thanks to Reg Eden at (702) 250-6559 for making the arrangements.



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