Sunday, March 02, 2008

Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance Palm Springs, CA

Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance

Jennifer and I went to the Desert Concours with high hopes that there were going to be more Alfas in the Car Club Corral, but our 164 was the only one! There were only 3 others in the whole show, one of which is pretty significant. Symbolic Motors was showing the 6C2500 Villa d'Este Touring. It was magnificent.

We had fun all by ourselves. Misha came along for the ride also. We had several people stop by and talked about Alfas in general as well as 164s specifically. Hope to see more people at the Cars and Coffee on March 29 in Irvine.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

147 GTA Autodelta!!!!!

This is unreal. It's probably good that we don't have this here, yet.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another Top Gear (BBC) Alfa 159 Review


It's almost time for the new Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance in Palm Springs. It's going to be March 1. Maserati is the featured marque, but the news is that the first Ferrari chassis built as a single seater, Formula 1 race car will be on display for the first time in decades.

San Diego Alfisti will be driving up through the coastal mountains to the Palms to Pines Highway and then down to Palm Desert and up SR 111 to the O'Donnell Golf Course. There will be a Car Club Corral so we can pitch our lawn chairs and picnic, if we so desire.

I'm Back

Well, the trip to Philadelphia fell right in between two weather systems and they were having some very unseasonable warmth in the city.

I got to go to the Reading Terminal Market as it was literally across the street from my hotel. I had the absolutely best pastrami sandwich I have ever had at Hershel's East Side Deli. Wow was it good.

The conference was great. I learned a lot in the tutorial on IND in eCTD format and got a lot of good information from the sessions on document control.

Now we're involved in the implementation of the eCTD publishing tool.

Monday, February 04, 2008

I'm Outta Here!

Well, it's off to Philadelphia today for the annual DIA ( Electronic Data Management conference and show. A lot of geeks getting together and talking about things like, eCTD and document management systems -- Open Text ( versus Documentum or who did the best implementation and a lot of schmoozing with vendors.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the AROCSD 2008 Kickoff Meeting is this Wednesday at Filippi's, Mira Mesa ( DavidL will be presiding in my absence.