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Ferrari Club of America/Dessert Region

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  1. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Feb 26, 2017
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    Northern AZ.
    Thinking about joining the FCA dessert region to have some opportunity to meet and hang out with fellow Ferrari enthusiast...don't see any up coming events or any recent postings.
    Anyone here a member.?
    Can you Pls share your experience.

    Thank You.
    Kaspar
     
  2. BruceC

    BruceC Formula Junior
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    Apr 26, 2018
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    I was a member for 1 year but as a Tucson resident, it didn't really pan out since most of the gatherings were in Phoenix or occasionally points north. I did make contact when I knew the club was going to show at the Fountain Hills show with enthusiastic promises to be introduced to other members, however, that didn't pan out as well, but I can attribute that to the general chaos of the event.

    Most of their events seem to revolve around dining or event gatherings. I was hoping for more driving events since I was new to AZ at the time . Here's a copy of their calendar from the newsletter I just received today. PM me if you'd like a copy of the full newsletter.

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  3. irakles

    irakles Rookie

    Jan 11, 2023
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    After some research I finally joined the Scuderia Southwest Club that also has some FCA members. The Scuderia Southwest Club has social gatherings but also many driving events which is what I was looking for.
     
  4. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Alex, Thanks for the info I will look into Scuderia Southwest Club.
     
  5. mxstav@comcast.net

    Nov 24, 2005
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    Green Oaks, IL
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    Mark Stavropoulos
    I am a member of the Desert Region and Centeal States Region (Chicago). I've only been out in the Phoenix area a couple of seasons now, splitting my time between summer in Chicago and winter in Cave Creek. The Illinois Region has much more driving/destination events. The Desert Region appears to mainly have dinner gatherings together at local restaurants. That being said, the Desert Region did have a drive recently for the club out to Sugaro Lake. It looked like fun, but my drive was from Chicago to Arizona in a Subaru!
     
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  6. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Mark,
    Thanks for responding.!
    I love where I am in Northern AZ, there are many nice open roads to exercise any fun car..wish there was more driving events orchestrated by the dessert region.
     
  7. Ingenere

    Ingenere F1 Veteran
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    I was one of the founding members of the Desert Region and was the 1st regional director. I spent the better part of 30 years making excuses for most of these guys not being total asses.

    Out of frustration I came up with a slogan for the FCA........ "The FCA...... you join for the cars. You leave because of the people".

    Take that anyway you like.

    I've been passionate about Ferrari since I was 6, but I bought a McLaren. :)

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  8. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    Desert or Dessert?
    Quite a difference, me thinks.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  9. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Hey good catch..well based on the feedback looks like one can enjoy allot of dessert with the desert region...
     
  10. Rafal'sGTO

    Rafal'sGTO Rookie
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    Mar 19, 2010
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    Scottsdale, AZ
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    Gotta love a good dessert in the desert!

    If you'd like to join on supercar drives, that have plenty of Ferraris, but also other exotics, check out phxdriven, a local supercar club in phoenix/scottsdale.
     
  11. RED GTS

    RED GTS Formula Junior

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    Mostly meet at restaurants and mostly only talk to their buddies. Not the friendliest region
     
  12. Flyingbrick242

    Flyingbrick242 Formula Junior
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    Feb 26, 2017
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    Thanks for the insight.!
    $1500.00 annual fee...would take allot of consideration.
     
  13. PeterS

    PeterS Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I’ve found that just local networking in the Phoenix area has brought me to meet 4-5 really great people. Down to earth and genuinely nice folks.
     
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  14. mxstav@comcast.net

    Nov 24, 2005
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    Green Oaks, IL
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    Mark Stavropoulos
    agree
     
  15. Sergio Tavares

    Sergio Tavares Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2018
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    Sergio Tavares
    Are you a member or no?
     
  16. RED GTS

    RED GTS Formula Junior

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    I was talking about the ferrari club not phx driven. Your experience could be diff
     
  17. Sergio Tavares

    Sergio Tavares Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2018
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    So you are not an FCA Desert Region member but you know all the detail of these borings?
    Woman gossips
     

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