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Spring is here and we are out, on the loose with our cars again. We plan some enjoyable outings this year.
  • In June there is the annual Father’s Day Car Show at Oak Brook Center Mall in Oak Brook. Though not Italo-Centric there are always some spectacular cars on display. With a little hope, prayers and cash, maybe Steve Crowley’s Duetto will be back on the sidewalk for all to view.
  • Our big event in July, again is the day of racing and timing a picturesque Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit. For the second year we are co-sponsoring the day in conjunction with the Midwest Austin Healey Club. A group every bit as enthusiastic and devoted to their classic rides as we are. Whether you are a racer or a polisher there will be some great cars on the track doing just what there were built to do.
  • If you volunteer you will also be entitled to free touring during the lunch break. A great chance to peddle around the track at your own pace. Check the Events Calendar for specifics and come join us.
  • Also, in July we have made a tentative date for our annual Slick Track outing at the Sugar Grove Family Fun Center. Come hone your drifting skills on the Slick Track and take a crack at outrunning Mike Besic. For the younger racers there are also regular go-karts and twin-seat karts.
  • One of our most popular outings will be on Sunday August 14, 2016–our annual picnic/car show at Barbara Key Park in Lake In The Hills, Illinois. This is one of our best attended events of the year and we always have a load of cars on display. The menu has always been out of this world. Come join the fun.
  • We are also exploring the resumption of a fall tour though Northern Illinois or possibly a trek down to Starved Rock State Park. We hope to have more details shortly. If anybody is interested in leading a tour or knows a scenic route please step up. We’d love to have your input.
  • It may seem a tad early but we are starting to plan for our annual banquet and are looking to dates that do not conflict with other organization’s events. Everybody had a great time at Chicago Italian Prime in Schaumburg so, it’s a likely venue for next winter. Stay tuned for details.
  • The Kane County Seat, Geneva, Illinois will again be holding its Concours d’Elegance on Sunday August 28, 2016. Three great marques will celebrate anniversaries Packard Twin Six (one hundred years), BMW (one hundred years) and Mustang Shelby (fifty years).
  • We also have a Summer full of racing events at Road America. The June Sprints, The Redman, The return of Indy Cars, IMSA as well my favorites VSCDA and Spring Vintage Weekend.
If you have an idea for an outing, drop me a line. Looking forward to a great Summer, I remain yours.
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If interested or if you have any comments or complaints, drop me a note at: dsbert4978@aol.com

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The new Alfa Romeo 4C just pulled up in the U.S.
We appreciate your interest in the new Alfa Romeo 4C. The 4C is an agile, mid-engine rear-wheel-drive coupe created from the best of Alfa Romeo engineering and its rich motorsports history. With a few high revs, true aficionados can discern its distinctive exhaust note. The 4C is the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo to be sold in the U.S. since 1994.

  • A new direct injection 1750 turbocharged I4 engine with an aluminum block and head that generates 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • A unilateral carbon fiber monocoque chassis that delivers a vehicle weight of only 2,450 lbs
  • 6-speed TCT Twin Clutch Transmission with Launch Control
  • An exhilarating 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds(1) and a top speed of 160 mph
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