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For Italian Car, Cycle and Scooter Enthusiasts from the Southwest

We are a group of Italian vehicle enthusiasts based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Our members own Alfa Romeos, Ducatis, Ferraris, Fiats, Lamborghinis, Lancias, Maseratis, Vespas and other Italian marques.

Our biggest event is ItalianCarFest™, an all-Italian vehicle show held every year in Grapevine, Texas.

Our Monthly Meetings

We have monthly business meetings on the third Saturday of each month, with the meeting starting at 10:00 AM. For more information, go to our Calendar of Events page.

Please join us at a meeting!

News Bytes

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Change in format of the Monthly Business Meeting

During the January meeting, the decision was made to discontinue the practice of holding the Business Meeting in conjuction with other events. This decision was taken in concert with our goal of providing as many drives and events as possible throughout the year for our membership to enjoy. It is no longer desirable to bog down these events with the tedium of the Business Meeting. Beginning in April, the Business Meeting will be held at the usual place and time with mandatory participation required of the officers only. All members, however, are invited to attend if they so desire. Each month, Bob Dezzany will continue to inform the membership via Email of the Meeting time and date as well as information regarding the event for that month.

SPECIAL Regular Monthly Meeting and "Field Trip"
K1 SPEED and Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar
March 18th, 2017

We will be having a special event at K1 SPEED in Arlington, where we'll enjoy Mini-Grand Prix electric go-kart racing! Immediately after, we'll have our regular monthly Meeting at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar. See the Calendar of Events page for complete information.

On a sad note......
Autos in the Park at the Cooper Aerobics Center is no more.

Bob Dezzany, our ICF™ Chairman, has learned through Jack Griffin, Coordinator of Autos in the Park for many years, that the event has been permanently cancelled. Jack indicated that his own pressing duties, combined with the desires of the Cooper Aerobics Center Board of Directors to discontinue the show were cited as the cause of its demise. We at the ICCSW would like to thank Jack and the Center for all of their hard work in producing one of the finest shows in the DFW area for over a decade.

January Meeting and "Field Trip" to Lamborghini Dallas - Richardson, Texas
January 14th, 2017

We had a fantastic opening to our 2017 year with a meeting hosted by Lamborghini Dallas! The dealership provided their lunch room for us to have our meeting and enjoy lunch provided by the Club from Aboca's Italian restaurant. After our meeting and lunch, our hosts, Travis and Brittany, gave us a tour of the entire facility. For those of you who attended, thank you for making our opening meeting a fantastic time! Many thanks to Travis, Brittany and the rest of the Lamborghini Dallas staff for making us so welcome and also to member Tom Perkowsky for initiating the event and acting as our liaison.

ICCSW Annual After-Holiday Dinner Report
The Olive Garden - Grapevine, Texas
January 14th, 2017

Our Annual January Dinner: A Smashing Success!! We had a terrific social evening at the cocktail hour and dinner on Saturday at the Olive Garden in Grapevine. For those of you who attended, most with spouses and significant others, we thank you for coming and making the party so much fun! For those of you who could not make it, let me share some highlights of the evening.
Folks began showing up right after 6:00 pm, some of us we're there right at six! The cocktail hour gave us all a chance to socialize and talk to everyone, some old friends, some 'new' friends. Being in a private room, conversation was a joy! We've missed being able to do that for a few years. The cocktail hour is a permanent part of the evening from here forward as is the private room!
We began the dinner with Randy welcoming everyone and then moving right to election of officers for 2017. Randy then went to our fabulous door prizes, yes, as in two door prizes! The wait staff assisted and drew names for the occasion.
The first, "Cars, Cars and More Cars" - consisted of a coffee table book Cars: A Celebration by Quentin Willson, the animated movie Cars; and a CD: Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology by the band The Cars. Kevin Burns won this one.
The second, "An Italian Dinner For Two" – consisted of imported Italian pasta, sauce, wine, Italian olive oil and more! I think you get the point. This was won by Bob Dezzany.
Thanks to all who could join us at the event!. E 'stato fantastico, con un buon tempo aveva da tutti! We'll see you all next year!

Club Drive to Tara Vineyard and Winery
Athens, Texas
May 21st, 2016

We had an exciting meeting this month at the Tara Vineyard & Winery in Athens,
with 7 members in attendance....plus spouses and partners and guests....and Tracy Curtin's mom, Terry. Kathy Young and her friend Shelley represented the DFW Fiat Club. Jeff Briggs did a fine job making all the arrangements. We enjoyed wine tasting, an excellent lunch and a winery tour. Jeff's son Chris got everyone underway with a hearty "All Aboard!", upon which Jeff lead the highway contingent in his rare 164 and Jim Puri lead the remainder on the winding road route in his gorgeous 4C. The drive out was excellent with outstanding weather throughout the day. A good time was had by all!

All British & European Car Day
White Rock Lake - Dallas, Texas
May 1st, 2016

The following club members were winners at ABCDE in the Italian class:
2nd Place: 1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato - Val Herrera
3rd Place: 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce - Kevin Burns
Congratulations to our winning club members!

Keels & Wheels 2016
April 23 - 24, 2016
Lakewood Yacht Club
Seabrook, Texas

Two of our club members won awards at this most prestigious event. Val Herrera took home the Silver Award in the Italian Miscellaneous class with his gorgeous 1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Zegato. It took a 1957 Dual Ghia to keep him out of 1st place, so the competition was fierce! Likewise, Gordon Sauer took the Silver Award in the European Post-war class with his 1972 Citroen SM. Top honors in this class went to a 1973 Citroen D Super "Goddess". Congratulations to our club winners. The boys did good!

Autos in the Park 2016
Cooper Aerobics Center
June 12, 2016

Excellent turnout! We had a large crowd, great conversation and lots of Italian cars including a highly modified 500 Abarth, a Citroen SM, an Alfa GTV among others. Val Herrera brought his very yellow, recently completed and award winning 1971 Alfa Junior Z! Continuing a long tradition of Club member wins, Michael Keene took 2nd place in the Italian Class. A high point this year was the large turnout from the Lamborghini club. Thomas Liu is taking the lead in reinvigorating this iconic brand's local club.

Abarth and Siata

A couple of rare 50's Italians on My Classic Car - an Abarth and a Siata!

My Classic Car

Alfa Romeo Article

Thanks to Mike Behrend for this link to a NY Times article on Alfa Romeo's 100th, with a few nice pics.

Alfa at 100: Prewar to Post-Graduate