GMS Open House

In the year of relentless rain (Year of the Duck? Year of the Kayak?), the Alfa and Ferrari clubs picked the best day of the year for the annual Glynn Motorsports cars & coffee event, hosted by Paul Glynn and Michael Wrigley, who were besieged as every year. A record 40-some sign-ups and some "drive-bys" were so preoccupied by the Italian hardware that the refreshments lasted up to the end (unlike last year); likely, the bel tempo kept everyone outside, where the cars were. Owners came from almost every New England state and some cars, rarely seen at club events, came out of the woodwork.

Duettos came out in record numbers (6). A gaggle of Ferraris nested together: a rare 308 vetroresina (fiberglass), a 330 GT, a 458 Spider, and a recent California, plus an older model in the shop. Alfa GTVs and Spiders came out in robust numbers, while GTV6s (2), Milanos (2), and new Giulias (1) were sparse; were many surprisingly still sleeping in their owners' garages (or waiting for a transplant) during the biggest event turnout of all time (except Tutto & the National)?  Perhaps, for the first time, the only Giulietta I saw was in the shop. Fortunately, Adrien Sipos and Robert Rook brought their new trofeo bianco Giulia. For modern designs, we had not only the Ferraris, but also three Alfa 4Cs in stunning colors: yellow, dark anthracite, and red. 

Kudos for longer drives went to Jeff Greenfield (Lenox, MA), Tom Freiberger (VT), and John DeWaele (RI, with a stunning GTV — this month's AONE calendar photo), and perhaps others that I unfortunately did not record (mea culpa); for example, someone from Maine.

In summary, it was like having Tutto Italiano, without the drive around the beltway and down Route 9 — most refreshing.Tiny Quadrifoglio

[Thanks once again, Tom, for making all the arrangements! — Ed.]


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GMS Open House