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Le Belle Macchine Pocono?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by Peter K., Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Peter K.

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    Is the show still a yearly event? I did some searching and found nothing recent.
    Attended a few times in the past and might in PA in June.
    If not, is there a replacement in Mid or Eastern PA?
     
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  3. waymar

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    I attended the event about 3 or 4 years ago. That was the last time that i know it was held. Event was at Skytop resort.
     
  4. Dave rocks

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    I think I was at that event. The show was on the Golf course but the evening dinner at another place - I forget the name. Large castle like place in the woods.


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  5. Sharknose

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    I too miss this event but I believe it is no more.

    I have not heard of any plans in a few years.

    The track event was terrific.
     
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  8. chrlsstyles

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    I loved going to this show. I wish they would bring it back.
     
  9. Peter K.

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    Yes, found out it has been over for a few years now. From what I understand, some the folks who use to attend make the trip to Pittsburgh for the vintage race at the park. Big event, hot as hell in July, and one crazy race course that remind me of the Isle of Man TT. lol

    Would be nice though to have it back in Eastern PA as I lot of NY NJ guys liked attending. But as I can attest, putting on a show is big work.
     
  10. 67bmer

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    I am pretty sure there were two shows about 2 weeks apart or so. Apparently the car clubs and organizers could not get along and split into two shows. Now, I do not think either exists anymore.

    I never made it to either one, always confused about which one to attend, and now there is none...

    My Maserati is celebrating its 30th starting in August and I would love to find a mid-Atlantic event to take it to.
     
  11. staatsof

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    That's really, really old news. That was over with and the single show went on and prospered for many years after that reaching new heights. It's too bad you didn't make it to the real event. But then big car shows in general fell out of favor and Cars & coffee events prospered so a lot of folks stopped coming.

    But yes, the NE Maserati club disintegrated because of the the director of TMC and his underhanded activities such as sending false announcements out to people like yourself which did confuse some people. TMC functions well everywhere else in the nation cooperating with MCI & MIE quite nicely unlike the history of it here in the NE so there you go. The then leader of the Pantera Club also split from the event and those two tried to put on an event of their own for several years along with the local Corvette club and that eventually faded away. He was booted from the Pantera club for that.

    But I beleive the event's name Le Belle Macchine d'Italia was adopted after all of that controversy. This event was originally founded in 1989. The second pseudo show lasted only a couple of years.
     
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