Padua Italy 2014: Step one – Connticut to NY via Ferry

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Today I set off for the Netherlands with my ultimate destination being the Auto Moto d’Epoca in Padua Italy.  This yearly auto parts market/classic auto show has been on my “to do list” for years. From the photos I’ve seen and stories I’ve read, its an Italian car fan’s dream event – full of classic Italian cars and hard-to-find parts.

Fellow route 66 travelers Dinky Boy and Baktash are joining in on the trip. Dinky and I will be traveling from Groningen NL via Alfa 33 to Milano where we pick up Baktash. Then the three of us plan to visit various auto museums, and collections (and breweries) in the Padua area.

So, with flood warnings on my phone alerting Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 12.19.34 PMme to the dangers of puddles I set of in the Abarth towards the New London ferry for the best ferry in their fleet, the Mary Ellen. Upon arrival on Long Islands Orient Point I’ll be heading east toward my eventual destination JFK International Airport.

The Dutch Alfa Club Trip to Spa Belgium June 10, 2011

On Friday June 10th I joined with the Dutch Alfa Club again this year for another of their trips abroad. This year, being the 25th anniversary of their first trip to Belgium, they once again traveled to Spa.  An amazing land of mountains and lush greenery, spa is also home to one of the most famous racing circuits in the world.  During our trip it was discovered it was vintage racing weekend so we made a side trip to the track to spend half the day watching various classes of racing.  Spa is notorious for it’s weather change and it was proven this day with sunny warmth suddenly turning into a huge hail storm!  An amazing beautiful place.


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