Sunday, September 25, 2011

2011 Coronado Speed Festival

Pictures from the Car Club Corrals, Saturday qualies and a walk through the paddock at the Coronado speed festival.

Monday, September 05, 2011

AROCSD at Julian Grape Stomp 2011

We had a really fun day at the grape stomp, sitting in the shade of an apple tree sipping on a variety of reds and whites (Menghini's own Sauvignon Blanc is excellent on a warm day with food).  Meeting new Alfisti and wanna-be's.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Las Vegas Trip -- Imperial Palace Collection

While others were lounging in the cabana at the Harrah's pool, I went next door to the Imperial Palace Auto Collection.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August Visit to Rancho Santa Fe Car Club Meet

It was a beautiful day for morning drive.  Went down to the Saturday morning car club meet in Rancho Santa Fe and saw these fine examples of automotive excellence.  The big beige auto is the Pebble Beach winning Minerva.  This is what a 100 point car looks like.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm A Happy Guy!

I got Margherita back home last night after the extensive maintenance that she desperately needed, thanks to Erik at Rathmann Auto Works in Poway.  He had to replace the old 3 liter cams since one of the exhaust lobes was severely worn.  I had found two sets of cams through the AlfaBB.com site; one came with a set of heads, which I did not need but Erik said that he could use them.  The cams were re-profiled and re-ground to spec.

She now has a rebuilt clutch, all new rubber seals, drive shaft flex joints (commonly referred to as doughnuts in America, giubos in Italian), new braided stainless steel brake lines, brake pads, suspension tweaks, and so much more the invoice is literally 5 pages long; BUT I am not complaining.  Margherita is now the car that she once was.  Nice crisp handling and the distinctive exhaust note has returned.  She gets right up on the cams and scoots.  I can hardly wait for this weekend to shoot up to Cars and Coffee on the early morning speed run.

A great and fun car to drive all the time!!!