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Prez says...
Allow me to introduce Chuck Schmidt. Chuck is a long me member who has recently become more active in club activities. (This working for a living stuff really gets in the way of what we deem important. Ed.)

Most importantly, Chuck has volunteered to resume production of the Sotto Veloce. You are reading his inaugural issue and I think it came out great. If you have not met him, come by someday and introduce yourself. Bring some thoughts for contribution to the next issue.

As you can see, we had a great turnout for Autobarn’s kick-o event. Richard served up some great food and spirits and 4 new ALFA 4C’s. I think the 4C’s lifted spirits as well. Seeing Dave Johnson get out of the car with a mile-wide grin after his 20+ minute run up and down Sheridan Road would certainly confirm this.

And of course, don’t forget our annual picnic at Barbara Key Park, Lake In The Hills, on Sunday August 8th.

Going forward, Steve Crowley mentioned to me he would like to see more presentations at our monthly meetings. In the past we had appraisers, specialty insurers, visits to shops and the like. I think he’s right. If you have an interest that you might want to have presented to the group, bring it up and we’ll see if it can be put on the schedule. One that pops into my mind would be Iron Gate Motor Con-dos out in Aurora.

If interested or if you have any comments or complaints, drop me a note at:

The new Alfa Romeo 4C just pulled up in the U.S.
We appreciate your interest in the new Alfa Romeo 4C. The 4C is an agile, mid-engine rear-wheel-drive coupe created from the best of Alfa Romeo engineering and its rich motorsports history. With a few high revs, true aficionados can discern its distinctive exhaust note. The 4C is the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo to be sold in the U.S. since 1994.

  • A new direct injection 1750 turbocharged I4 engine with an aluminum block and head that generates 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • A unilateral carbon fiber monocoque chassis that delivers a vehicle weight of only 2,450 lbs
  • 6-speed TCT Twin Clutch Transmission with Launch Control
  • An exhilarating 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds(1) and a top speed of 160 mph
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(1) Based on Motor Trend’s “First Test: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition Track Package” on August 20th, 2014. Actual results may vary. ©2014 Chrysler Group LLC. All Rights Reserved. ALFA ROMEO is a registered trademark of Fiat Group Marketing & Corporate Communications S.p.A., used with permission.

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