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We have the wonderful opportunity to tour three fantastic car collections right in our neighborhood. Jon Shirley, Greg Whitten, and Bruce Wanta are opening their exquisite “garage” spaces, which are all located within walking distance of each other, for the Fiat Enthusiasts NW (FEN) and Northwest Alfa Romeo Club (NWARC) to tour.
Event Date / Time: Saturday, March 7, from Noon to 4 PM
Where: Bellevue WA (Address info in e-mail after registration)
Cost: $10 per person Persons registering must be current mem- bers of FEN or NWARC. Their guest(s) does not need to be a mem- ber. The money goes to charity so smile as you pay!
Registration: Register on Motorsportsreg. Registration closes on March 3rd, or as soon as a maximum number of attendees is reached. Please sign up and don't miss out.
Our members, Joe & Lynn Faherty have invited the club back to their wonderful home on Fox Island for a wee bit o’ the Irish. The 2015 St Paddy’s Party will be held on March 21st. The best deal is to aim to arrive early... say 4 PM. This way you get to enjoy the nice scenery along the way, 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.
Hopefully you took the advice given in the January Iniezione and re- served the weekend of May 16-17 for the AROO-NWARC Tour. Further discussion with the planner for the Oregon chapter has ensued and we decided that limiting this first event to two days might encourage more participation from both chapters. We anticipate beginning the tour mid- morning on Saturday (May 16), south of Chehalis, near the intersection of I-5 and US-12 (exit 68). We will head east on US-12 and, depending upon conditions, will divert to Chinook Pass or continue on US-12 to Canyon Rd. toward Ellensburg. There will be ample opportunity for potty stops, socializing, as well as lunch along the way. Later on Satur- day we’ll be finding some nice roads east of Ellensburg and then head to our lodging in time for some socializing, hap- py hour and then on to dinner and more socializing. Do you get the idea that this is an opportunity for members of two of AROC’s largest chapters to mingle and get to know each other better? Accommodation rates are yet to be finalized, but there will be an electronic announcement in the future, as well as notice given in the Iniezione.
On Sunday, AROO folks will head south on a route their planners will design. I intend to head back toward the Seattle metropolitan area via Blewett and Stevens Passes.
Additionally, I expect to take backroads on Friday and reserve a motel room in the Chehalis area to allow a more leisurely Saturday morning before getting to the meeting place. Please let me know if you are interested in knowing what route I will be taking and at which motel I will be bunking on Friday.
I would appreciate hearing from people who plan to participate so we can have a better idea of numbers for lunch, dinner, motel, etc. in advance of finalizing plans. If you have questions, and/or wish to be notified as plans are finalized, please or call 425-241-9307.