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March 2016 Iniezione

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Driver skills & car control clinic - March 5th

Drive safer and be more confident. Join us for a half-day driver skills course where you’ll learn valuable techniques to better control your vehicle in daily driving conditions. All drivers welcome, and all vehicle types encouraged.

This course offers:

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Handling Skills
  • Slalom Exercise
  • Braking Techniques
  • Classroom Instruction
  • In-car Coaching

AM and PM sessions Presented by: NW Alfa Romeo Club Sponsored by: Rairdon’s Alfa Romeo and FIAT of Kirkland Maserati of Kirkland PROVA Motorsports

When: March 5th
Where: Pacific Raceway, Kent
Cost: $95 per driver

Times: 9:00am - Noon or 1pm - 4:00pm

Club Meeting Wild About Cars Garage Tuesday, Mar 8

We return to Wild About Cars Garage on March 8, from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, we will gather for dinner, our club meeting, and a presentation by member Fred Russell about Cars Around The World. Fred has had the luxury of traveling to many of the greatest car collections, museums, and factories in Europe, Japan, and the USA. Enjoy a taste of many of these places in a slide presentation and talk.

For March's club meeting, you need to individually preorder our dinners, so your food will arrive between 6:45 and 7 PM. To preorder your food, simply follow the instructions below and, remember, you can order anytime before 6:00 PM on the day of the meeting. (Or bring your own.)

To order subs, sandwiches, sides, and beverages from JimmyJohn's, or call 425-828-9000.

To order pizzas, salads, and beverages from ZeeksPizza, or call 425-893-8646.

Either one... let them know you want your food delivered around 6:45 PM to:

Wild About Cars, 11200 Kirkland Way, Ste. 200 Kirkland, WA 98033.

If you forget to order before the meeting, you can still order when you arrive at Wild About Cars; but expect your food to come later in the meeting. FYI - I found it easy to order food from either restaurant by my iPhone.

St Paddy’s Day Party, March 19

Continuing a tradition started many Irish moons ago, Joe & Lynn Faherty have invited NWARC back to their wonderful home on Fox Island for a wee bit o’ the Irish. The 2016 St Paddy’s Party will be held on March 19. The best deal is to aim to arrive early... say 4 PM. It makes for a wonderful drive, as well as arrive early enough to take a nice walk on the beach. The festivities start around 5:30 PM. Plan to bring a side dish to share, while you are sampling the rest of the great food & drink. Each year the food and friends is outstanding! Rain or shine, make sure you attend!

The address: 768 6th Ave Fox Island, WA 98333 (For estimating your time, this location is about 30 minutes drive after crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.) Map your route via Google or Bing first then once you get to the location on Fox Island, follow the gravel drive until it starts downhill and you’ll find the house on your left. Call 253 549 2082 if you are having a challenge finding the party.

NW Citroen Club welcomes us to their Spring Drive, March 20.

The NW Citroen Club has once again extended a welcoming hand to NWARC to join their Spring Drive, held this coming March 20. That is the Sunday following our club’s St Paddy’s Day gathering and the 5th year of this popular drive. The organizer, Paul Melrose, invites a wide variety of clubs so you share the road with a great mix of old, new, loud, and weird cars and drivers. Always good fun. We gather around 9:30 AM at Starbuck’s – 6799 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Newcastle WA 98059. The drive only lasts for a couple hours and ends where we can enjoy lunch or head home. It is no cost, but Paul would like an estimated headcount so he asks for an RSVP via email or 425-306-8525.

Old Spider Tour / AROO, April 16,17

The 2016 Old Spider Tour has a long history thanks to our neighbors in Oregon. Many of our members have joined this event in the past and I know Ken & Louisa Case are planning to go this year.

The 2016 version will be an overnight tour with a fun group dinner event on Saturday night. AROO welcomes our club and all Alfas (any vintage or type), but especially encourages all Old Spiders (pre 1965) to join along. If you are tight on time, just join for one day. The route, as always, will head east out of The Dallas Oregon for some great roads with little traffic - the Old Spider Tour stan- dard.

Get your car ready and make your hotel reservations ASAP. AROO has a block of rooms reserved at the Celilo Inn (The Dalles) at a special discount rate. Lodging: Celilo Inn, 3550 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-769-0001 Room Rates: Mention Alfa Club/Old Spider Tour for special rate, Queen Room $99 or King Room $115 (taxes included).

If you have any questions, please contact Erik Roe, or call 503-706-8304.

Garden Tour, June 4

Coming up on Saturday, June 4, we’ll hold our annual Garden Tour. We plan to meet at Pt. Defiance Botanical Gardens at 9:30 AM where we will view the 7 gardens in the bowl including a tour of the Native Plant Garden. Tour through the 5 Mile Drive ending at the Pt. Defiance Tap & Grill for lunch. After lunch visit Jungle Fever Exotics nursery then tour down Ruston Way through the Port of Tacoma up Marine View Drive to the Powells Wood Gardens in Federal Way. Finally visiting Furney's Nursery on Pacific Hwy in Des Moines for those who are inspired to add to their gardens.

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