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					Our next Monthly Meeting will be March 27, 2013 at Macaroni Grill, 7245 E. Gold
                        Dust, Scottsdale at 6:30 p.m.




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     Phoenix, Arizona   THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
   The ALFA RUMOR                                        The Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club


                                    Informazioni
                                    The Alfa Rumor is published monthly as the official newsletter of the Arizona Alfa Romeo Owner's Club
                                    (AAROC). AAROC is a local chapter of the national Alfa Romeo Owner's Club and is dedicated to the
                                    enjoyment of Alfa Romeo Automobiles and the advancement of the Alfa Romeo marque. Subscription to
                                    this newsletter is included with membership to the national Alfa Romeo Owner's Club and expressed
                                    affiliation with the Arizona Chapter. Classifieds, contributions, and criticisms are welcome and should be
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS             addressed to the editor by mail, phone, or email.

President/                          Technical information, data, or suggestions in this publication are the opinions of the contributing
Mark Kirchner                       authors, and, as such, their accuracy or correctness cannot be warranted by AAROC or the national
602 248-8451                        organization. All owners should determine the suitability of any modifications: the club will not assume
                                    liability for any consequences.
mlkrandom@cox.net
                                    Meetings
                                    General meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. The meetings are held at an
Vice President/                     appropriate Italian restaurant (see the latest newsletter or club website for details). Board meetings, open
Robert DeMarco                      to all members at the discretion of the board, are held two weeks prior to the general meeting.
480-823-2744
Rdemarco10@yahoo.com                Website
                                    The Arizona chapter now has a website located at:

                                    http://clubs.hemmings.com/azalfa/
Treasurer/Secretary:
Terry Greenslade                    The website contains general information about the club and a copy of the yearly events calendar.
602-765-0061
tgreenslade@cox.net
                                                                     2013 EVENTS CALENDAR
Newsletter Editor:                         (Please refer to our Website for more details on these and other upcoming events)
Rick Mahrle
602 256-4433
rmahrle@gblaw.com
                                    March 16                          Chili Cook-off. See article or web site for details.
Trustees:
Joseph Frischknecht                 March 27                          Monthly Meeting at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. 6:30 p.m.
joseph@justcomm.com
                                    April 7                           Copperstate 1000 send off. Tempe Diablo Stadium 8 a.m.
Susan Schroeder                                                       to 9:30 a.m.
schroederaz@yahoo.com
                                    April 13                          Gilbert Museum See web site for details.
Russ Staub
480-357-0818
                                    April 20-21                       BEAT Tour. Go to www.beataz.com to sign up. Deadline
bbb11489@azboss.net
                                                                      is March 16.
Denise Mahrle
480 483-8846                        April 24                          Monthly Meeting at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 6:30 p.m.
mahrle@cox.net
                                    On the Cover: A 1934 Alfa Romeo Zagato 8C at the Italian Car Show February
Bill Greenslade
                                    23.
602 765-0061
bgreenslade@cox.net
                                                               LeBellezze Italian Car Show

Webmaster:                          Impresario Jay Fuller reports that there were 110 cars on display at the
Joyce Himes                         third Charity Italian Car Show on February 23. The event netted 2075
joyaz711@yahoo.com
                                    pounds of food for St. Mary’s Food Bank and close to $9,000 for the
                                    veterans’ charity. The Hagemanns’ Guila SS took the Piu Bella Alfa
                                    award. In addition to great Alfas there was a 1953 Ferrari Mille Miglia
                                    and a 1957 Ferrari Tour de France in the show.



     Phoenix, Arizona     THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
The ALFA RUMOR                                           The Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club


                                                             The national convention is turning out to be a
                                                             sell-out. I believe the event hotel is sold out and
                      Presidential Bondo                     some of the events are also. If you haven’t made
                      (All the Filler Fit to Print)          your reservations you should do so immediately,
                                                             especially if you want to attend any of the
                                                             convention events, like dinners, tours, or tech
By now we have had the Tortilla Flats via Miami              sessions. The convention has already expanded
lunch tour and the Le Bellezze d' Italia. Thanks             many of these events and I doubt they will be
to Joseph for chairing the Tortilla Flats trip. It           able to extend them again.
was lots of fun including an unplanned romp
through some snow.                                           Ciao
                                                             Mark
Jay and Carol Fuller have organized the Le
Bellezze d' Italia car show for the last three years,
including this year. The Arizona American
Italian Club has been the major sponsor of this                            Active Rumors/Notes from
event providing the facility and many of the                                       the Editor
volunteers to raise money for the AAIC charity
of choice. Many of our chapter members have
also volunteered to help run the car show. I want            Plan on being in attendance when the 2013
to thank those of our membership that have                   Copperstate 1000 Vintage Car Rally leaves
volunteered to help out. It helps to recruit new             Tempe Diablo Stadium for its four day tour of
membership for our club and enhances our                     the best roads that Arizona has to offer. As most
reputation with the collector car community.                 of you know, the Copperstate 1000 is one of the
                                                             premier vintage car rallies in the US. Proceeds
                                                             from the event benefit Phoenix Art Museum and
                                                             it is organized by the Mens Arts Council. This
                                                             year’s field will include about 90 cars, making it
                                                             the largest field ever for the Copperstate. The
                                                             event chair reports that the quality of the cars is
                                                             the best ever, despite the fact that one of them
                                                             will be my 1969 1750 Spider.

                                                             The cars will be available for viewing starting at
                                                             8 a.m. on April 7. They will start departing the
                                                             stadium at 9:30 a.m. with each car and driver
Alfas at Le Bellezze d’Italia car show on February 23.
                                                             introduced as they zoom off. Admission is free.
On Saturday, March 16, Fred Firschein is
organizing our first ever Chili Cook-off                     As for January auction results, Alfas fared well.
Challenge event. I know I make really good                   Five Alfas were sold at Gooding: 1932 6C 1750
chili, but unless you attend you’ll never know.              Gran Sport-$1,375,000, 1965 Giulia Sprint
You’ll have to take my word for it and all of                Speciale-$198,000, 1960 Giulietta Sport
those that did get a taste. See the write-up in this         Speciale-$99,00, 1967 Duetto-$50,600 and a
issue of the Alfa Rumor or go to the calendar for            1959 Giulietta Spider-$49,500.
details.


  Phoenix, Arizona        THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
The ALFA RUMOR                                         The Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club


At RM. a 1939 6C 2300 B Corto Spider sold for              about one mile to Mountain Bridge Road, which
$440,000. At the other end of the spectrum, a              is the first light. Turn right into the community
1982 Spider sold at Barrett Jackson for $22,000.           following the signs to the club house. Picnic,
                                                           cooking tables and benches are at the site,
There were two Alfas at Russo and Steele that              however it would be a good idea to bring your
sold—a 1974 GVT 2000 Coupe for $26,950 and                 own comfortable chairs.
a 1984 Spider for $5,500. All of the prices
quoted include the buyer’s premium/                        For any questions involving the event, contact
                                                           Fred Firschein at 480 773-7541 or via email at
I can hardly wait for auction time to roll around          alfaoro@yahoo.com.
in Scottsdale next year.

Rick Mahrle

                                                                      Central Arizona in the Snow

            AAROC’s First Ever Chili
            Cook-Off
                                                           It was a brisk Saturday morning that faced the
                                                           courageous Alfa participants on February 9. The
Get out your secret family recipe and join us for          Alfas on the road were Bill Greenslade in his
a great day in the park. For those of you                  1988 Milano Verde, Dick and Sharon Botkin in
competing, prepare and partially cook your chili           their 1986 Spider, Russ Staub in the 1974 Spider,
at home and then bring it to Mountain Bridge               Alan Headly in this Giulia 1300 ti and Arno
Community Park in Mesa for the final touches.              Leskinen in his 164ls. Also on the voyage were
                                                           Eric Lynn from FLU in his Lancia Zagato, Mark
There is access to electricity at the park, so bring       and Nancy Kirchner in their Jeep and me in the
your crock pot or cook top with you.                       CX-7.

If you are entering the chili competition, try to          We drove out to the Goldfield Mining Camp
arrive by 11 a.m. to give yourself time to set up          while checking out the snow topped Superstition
and finish your cooking. If you are coming to be           Mountains covered with low hanging clouds and
a taster, please arrive around noon. The chili             picture perfect scenery.
will be sampled and judged by all in attendance,
so be sure to make enough to go around.

If chili is not your thing, bring your own picnic
fare to enjoy. Everyone should bring their own
drinks.

Trophies will be awarded for Hottest Chili, Best
Vegetarian Chili and Best Overall.

How do I get to Mountain Bridge Community
Park? Take the 202 Freeway to exit 24,
McKellips Road. Go east on McKellips for

  Phoenix, Arizona      THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
The ALFA RUMOR                                          The Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club


Before leaving for Tortilla Flats, it was decided           There is no entry fee for the first 100 cars to
that a change in plans was in order. We re-                 register by March 27, but the organizers are
routed to Superior and on to the east viewing               asking that you make a donation to MADD.
snow draped trees, mountain sides and guard rail
posts. It was a real treat since it doesn’t snow            The show will be at Tuscany Village, which is
that often in Central Arizona.                              located at the northeast corner of Higley Road
                                                            and Guadalupe Road. If you have questions, call
We progressed to the summit and down to                     Dave Jackson at 480 428-8100.
Miami (pronounced Miama by the locals) where
he loitered in antique shops getting the rustic             Additional Photos from the Italian Car
feeling and the smell of the wood burning stoves            Show
in the shops.




Our troops getting snowed on in Miami on the We
Avoided Going to Tortilla Flats trip. Photo by Joseph
Frischknecht.

We had a great lunch at our favorite Mexican
restaurant and as we were leaving, it started to
snow.

Joseph Frischknecht



            Clean N Classy Car Show

                                                                          YOUR AD HERE
There will be an open class car show in Gilbert
on April 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from              Classified ads for Alfas and Alfa parts are still
the show go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.               free for members. Just email your ad and any
                                                            photos to me at rmahrle@gblaw.com.
You must pre-register for the show by contacting
Dave Jackson at Dave@MyAgentisDave.com.
  Phoenix, Arizona       THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
The ALFA RUMOR                            The Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club




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                                              Contact Terry Greenslade at
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 Phoenix, Arizona   THE NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA ALFA ROMEO OWNER’S CLUB March 2013
If you wish to join the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, please complete and mail the following application. Benefits include close
camaraderie with other Alfa enthusiasts, a one-year subscription to the national club magazine (the Alfa Owner) and, as a
bonus, a one-year subscription to this newsletter.


                 ARIZONA ALFA OWNERS CLUB
                                         Membership Application
Name:__________________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________

City State, Zip:___________________________________________________________

Chapter Affiliation-Arizona
Do You Own an Alfa Romeo?                             What Kind(s)?_______________________

Please enclose a check in the amount of $60 (dues) to:
ALFA ROMEO OWNERS’ CLUB
PO Box 12340
Kansas City, Missouri 64116-0340




The Alfa Rumor
c/o Rick Mahrle
Two N. Central 15th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Next Meeting:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 PM at Macaroni Grill

				
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