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All Italian Car Tour 2004

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by Pantera1523, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Pantera1523

    Pantera1523 Formula Junior

    Mar 17, 2004
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    Is anyone going this year? I went two years ago with my Pantera and it was pretty neat. There were lots of very nice cars. I'm contemplating going this year, but I'm still on the fence.

    It looks like they are starting in Maryland and ending in Fairfax, Virginia this year. It is April 25th. Here is a link to the website for more info.

    http://www.allitaliancartour.com

    Anyone else interested or planning on attending?

    Scott
     
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  3. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
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    I'm going provided my car is done...
     
  4. 04cambio

    04cambio Rookie

    Feb 26, 2004
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    I'm going with my Maserati coupe. Should be good.

    Tony
     
  5. V12Kid

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    Mar 29, 2004
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    I dont own a Ferrari but plan on being there with my Vette and my pal in his Lotus to observe :D
     
  6. lashss

    lashss F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Scott, any idea what the route is going to be like this year?? I went in '99 (I think) and we got stuck behind tractors all day. Should I bring a magazine??

    :)

    LS
     
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  8. Pantera1523

    Pantera1523 Formula Junior

    Mar 17, 2004
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    Lashdeep,

    I have no idea what route they are going to take this year. When I went in 2002 (my first and only time) it wasnt too bad. The rumors I heard leading up to the 2003 event was that it was going to have a police escort due to some of the driving exhibited in the 2002 event.

    I never heard any details of the 2003 event so I don't know if it was true or not.

    Back to the original question, they are trying to get the masses from Gaithersburg to Fairfax in an hour and fourty-five minutes on a Sunday. I wonder how much of this is going to be straight highway travel? Sicne this is a poker run the object is to find the places to stop and pick up a card, so I would imagine the route will focus much less on highway travel.

    I'm still on the fence about this. It for sure is a great way to see all of the cool Italian cars in the area. Kevin Sims, who puts this on did a fine job of organizing and running the one I attended.

    However, I agree with Lashdeeps sentiments that it could turn out to be a snooze of a ride. That is kind of the gamble you take with this, you don't know the route until you have already paid and show up to the event.

    Scott
     
  9. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
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    how many cars- people show for this? i hope to be able to get away for it
     
  10. Pantera1523

    Pantera1523 Formula Junior

    Mar 17, 2004
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    When I went in 2002 there was probably about 50-70 cars, possibly more. That is only counting the Italian cars, there was another "Sports Car Touring Group" that also was along but they were not allowed to park on the lawn with the Italian cars. It had lots of Corvettes and a few Vipers etc..

    I know there was about 22 Panteras, roughly 20 Ferraris, about 8-10 Lambos including the ones the dealership brought, and a pretty large turn out from the Alfa Romeo group.

    I will post some of the pictures I took from the 2002 event. These are just straight resizes I didn't have time to clean them up some in Photoshop. Somewhere I have cleaned up versions but I'm not sure where I put them.. :)

    Scott
     
  11. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Hey Scott...that orange Pantera in pic#1 (upper right) was, at the time of the pic, owned by a friend of mine-Sam Korper. Nice original car.
     
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  13. WilliamT

    WilliamT Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I may stop by to get some pictures. Here is a pic from the one I was at. What ever happed to the Sport Car Touring Day in Poolsville?
     
  14. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
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    They shut 'Sports Car Touring Day' down. A question of liability when some of the people who were on one of the drives 'misbehaved'. I miss those events; lots o' fun and good people.
     
  15. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
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    Has anyone heard from Kevin Sims?? I left him a message about start times and such with no reply... I also seem to have Java issues with hthe AllItalianCarTour website... Anyone else having a problem getting it to display properly?
     
  16. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    could you just follow them through the tour
    almost like tecnicaly entering without an italian car?
     
  17. WilliamT

    WilliamT Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Here is the schedule...

    10:00AM -12:00PM Concours and People's Award Judging

    12:15PM - 1:50AM Poker Run Tour

    2:00PM - 3:00PM Lets Play Poker!

    3:00PM - 5:00PM People's Choice Awards Luncheon and Ceremony

    2:00PM - 5:00PM Tour of Historic Gunston Hall:

    This is the best I could do in getting the schedule below. Ferrari chat limits the image to 640x480. I couldn't get the link to work.
     
  18. lashss

    lashss F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Hey guys, if anyone wants to meet up this Sunday at this event, let me know. I will probably be there at 10am and will have my cell on.

    Lashdeep
    202-236-4589 (cell)
     
  19. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
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    Cheryl and I will see you there....10ish
     
  20. Dopplemax

    Dopplemax Formula 3

    Lashdeep,
    I plan on being there. Just got hold of my detail guy so all is well.
     
  21. ciao baby

    ciao baby Formula Junior

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Michael Karagiannis
    I am strongly considering going..
    MK
     
  22. Pantera1523

    Pantera1523 Formula Junior

    Mar 17, 2004
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    Scott Carpenter
    I'll be there as well... in the 308 as the Pantera is being fixed.

    I have at least one maybe two Pantera friends coming from Richmond as well.

    See everyone there, I should be there around 10 as well.

    Scott
     
  23. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
    277
    Oak Hill VA
    Bev and I will be there in our Red F355 GTS. Weather still looks OK. We should get there 10sh if we can get a real estate transaction faxed to the seller at her office early that morning.
     
  24. ciao baby

    ciao baby Formula Junior

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Michael Karagiannis
    Update My wife and I will be there in our blue spyder. See everyone at the event.
    MK
     

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