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  1. Grigio 308

    Grigio 308 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Kevin Fielden
    A new Ferrari club has formed in Charlotte, NC - "CAFE" Charlotte Area Ferrari Enthusiasts. We presently have over 20 members on our roster and try
    to gather every two weeks for the "Three Fs" - Ferraris, Food & Fun!

    If interested in joining us for future gatherings, please email me at kevin_fielden@belk.com(note: there is a an "underscore" between my names)
     
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  3. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    That's great! The more the merrier! I have access to the Ferrari Club of America Southeast Region roster, and we do have a number of members in the Charlotte area. The FCA can help advertise some of your events and help out in other ways as well.

    NC Chapter co-Chair Wade Nunez will be moving his car dealership there within the next month or so, and will providing services to the club, including a place to meet to watch Formula-One on big screen, etc.

    If I can help, let me know. Wade can be reached at fortunemotors@cox.net and is active on FerrariChat. The other NC co-Chair who is a long-time FCA member and resident of NC is Bob Snow <resnow@sprynet.com>, also active here on FerrariChat.

    I can be reached at mcharness@comcast.net and via our club website at
    www.fca-se.com

    Mike Charness
    Regional Director
     
  4. DrStranglove

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    I'm all in!!! When we going to meet????



    DrS
     
  5. Ski Guy 348

    Ski Guy 348 Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    I'm in as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please send info........
     
  6. Cheetah

    Cheetah Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Ferrari+Charlotte=I'm in!!!
    Makes me wish I would take more time to post on the board here.
     
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  8. Ricambi America

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    I'm in! Sent PM, awaiting reply.


    Mike, I sent my FCA membership dues about a week ago (mainly because I want to attend VIR track day), but haven't received any confirmation of my dues/membership yet. Is that something you can investigate, or should I contact Bob Snow?

    -Daniel
     
  9. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Daniel: I'd normally do it, but I'm just about to leave for New Zealand and Australia. Bob can do it, but better yet, contact the person who handles the membership at the national level, and that's Chris Ahlgrim at <CBAhlgrim@aol.com> or call her at 770-642-2443 and she can at least tell you your membership number so you can have it for the VIR sign-up if needed.

    Mike
     
  10. DrStranglove

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    No reply email yet. Anyone get one??


    DrS
     
  11. Ski Guy 348

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    I did not receive a reply either!!






     
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  13. Ricambi America

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    Me neither... no reply.

    DrS -- you headed to the VIR track day in May?
     
  14. DrStranglove

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    When and where is it?


    DrS
     
  15. Ricambi America

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    DrS - http://www.fca-se.com, check calendar and look at May 1-2:
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    5th Annual Spring VIR Track Driver's Education Event (Danville, VA)
    The NC Chapter hosts our annual driver's education and social event on the VIR (Virginia International Raceway) track's 2.25 mile North Course. Headquarters hotel is the Sleep Inn and Suites in Danville VA (434-793-6090). Please call early for reservations as space is limited. Ask for the Ferrari Club rate of $70.00 plus tax. Register by April 1st and take advantage of the early bird discounted rate of $420.00 ($450 after April 1st). No cancellations or refunds after 4/15/2004. An SA95 or Sa2000 rated helmet is required.

    I'm not going to track my car, but I'll have it up there and generally just "get in the way" as much as possible. Banquet, mini-concourse, etc.

    -Daniel
     
  16. Grigio 308

    Grigio 308 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Just returned emails this morning - wanted to see if any more came in over the weekend...
     
  17. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    I am not too far away in Anderson SC..wouldnt mind being included
     
  18. Ricambi America

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    Coachi -- that group is getting together THIS weekend in Huntersville NC (about 20 miles north of Charlotte). Weather permitting, I'll run down and say hello too.

    -Daniel
     
  19. DrStranglove

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    I am going to try to make it!!!!


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  20. Ricambi America

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    John -

    Are you coming from Raleigh or Asheville? If you're coming from Raleigh, let me know and we could meet in Winston-Salem then convoy from there. I've got to map a better route to Huntersville than I-40/I-77. Those are death traps for a nice clear windshield.

    -Daniel
     
  21. DrStranglove

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    Nope, Sorry but I am in BR this week so i will be comming down 321 and then up 77 from Charlotte.

    It is highly likely that I WILL be going BACK to Raleigh though!!!!! So we could Convoy back there Rubber Duck!!!!


    DrS
     
  22. Ski Guy 348

    Ski Guy 348 Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    I will make an extra effort to attend. Anyone have details. It looks like my firewall killed my E-mail(s).......Jay
     
  23. Grigio 308

    Grigio 308 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Here are the details...

    Who: All CAFE members & guests
    What: BBQ Lunch
    Where: Home of Doug & Debi Kless, Huntersville
    When: Saturday, April 17 -1:00 pm
    Why: Ferraris, Food & Fun!

    Directions:
    77 North to Exit 23
    Left onto Gilead Road
    Stay on Gilead1.5-2 miles
    "Wynfield" community on right
    Left at first stop onto Taunton Drive
    6th house on left (white, four columns)

    8726 Taunton Drive
    704-992-0921

    Please email me or post here by this afternoon if you plan to attend
    so I can give Doug a head count.

    Thanks!
     
  24. khughes

    khughes Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
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    sorry i won't be able to make the BBQ sat. but please don't hold it against me. we're having a big race at my track that day and i probably should be there. i'm so glad to see more local events and will be glad to help any way i can. i,m a member at bermuda run country club and i'm sure i could plan a get together there. we have a huge parking area and a great bar/rest. i could even get the club to do a italian food /wine party for us. just a idea....
    so have fun and i hope to see you soon.
     
  25. DrStranglove

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    Were we still going to meet at a spa or something in Charlotte to Convoy up to the house???


    DrS
     
  26. Grigio 308

    Grigio 308 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    There are a number of us that live in the South Charlotte area so it will be easy to meet up at the Ballantyne Resort Spa at noon.

    Anyone who wants to head up with us is more than welcome!
     
  27. DrStranglove

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    Can you post some directions to it from gastonia???? that is the way i will be coming from.

    (down 321 from Blowing Rock)
     
  28. Grigio 308

    Grigio 308 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Kevin Fielden
    Sure, simply take 85 into Charlotte. Then 77 South to 485 South or East - I can't remember which it says (just don't go North or West). Either way, you'll cross over 77 on a large overpass.

    Exit 61 - Johnston Road (South). Left at the first light into the Ballantyne Resort parking lot. Spa is located at that entrance.

    We'd certainly enjoy having you for the drive up but keep in mind that once you hit 77, you'll actually be backtracking. We'll be going above 85 on 77 to get to Doug & Debi's place.

    See ya tomorrow!
     

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