Fall Finale Tour

By George Dolak
hotos by Adrien Sipos and George

On a Sunny Fall morn, seven intrepid Alfisti gathered in Danvers, MA, for a last taste of top-down driving before stabling their steeds for a long Winter's nap.

Oh, wait! Make that one club director crazy enough to drive topless in 23 degree freezing Winter weather! The saner six participants drove in comfortable coupes with cozy heated cabins, or at least with their soft tops securely erected and their heaters operating at maximum.

Although the temps were low, our spirits soared high and we were ready for some motoring adventures over lightly populated roadways. Our route carried us from Danvers through Topsfield to Boxford, and then North Andover, Lawrence and Methuen. The towns passed nearly as rapidly as our tachometers turned, and soon we were into New Hampshire. From Salem to Atkinson, and then Hampstead to Sandown, where we had a scheduled stop at the lovely Zorvino Vineyards.

The landscaped grounds of the Vineyards were a pleasant setting and the hospitality of the staff at the facility was enjoyed by all in our group. Their offer to give us a tour of the winery and the mechanics of wine making unfortunately had to be declined, as the hours had been passing and our appetites increasing.

We were off once more for an abbreviated drive to a BBQ feed at Goody Cole's Smokehouse. In a folksy setting with license plate decor, we satisfied our hungers while discussing our next sortie on New Hampshire byways. A demonstration of moose calling was performed by the tour guide ... with surprising results!

Off again on less traveled roads, dodging the occasional deer or wayward turkey, we made our way to Kensington, New Hampshire. Here, in a tiny rural town, we were treated to the viewing of not one but two incredible steel sculptures by renowned artist, John Lopez.

As all things must do, the drive ended and farewells were exchanged, many adding, "Until next year!"Tiny Quadrifoglio

Fall Finale Tour Participants

George Dolak - '87 Spider, sans top
Giorgio Kradjian - '85 GTV-6
Tom Lesko - '00 Bella Macchina Wannabe
Adrien Sipos & Robert Rook - '17 Giulia, white
Greg Stidsen - '17 Giulia, blue
Paul W. Royal (new member?) - '82 Spider

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Fall Finale Tour