There are certain benefits of living in this area of NC.  One of them is the amazing Fall weather. 

Friday night turned out to be one of those perfect evenings, and with the help of some old and new friends, we had a fantastic evening at Governor’s Club for "Passione", a celebration of Italian performance cars.

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Together with Governor’s Club Realty, we hosted "Passione" at a beautiful Italian style villa at Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill.  In the courtyard of the house, we had a selection of the finest Italian performance cars for our guests to look at from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.

The Alfa Romeo 4C and Giulia Quadrifoglio were big hits.  It’s always fun to explain the history and heritage of this amazing brand and show them these new incarnations of the cars.  Enzo Ferrari himself used to race for Alfa Romeo, so they have been around a long time.  Several folks also didn’t realize that Lamborghini was a tractor manufacturer who only started making performance cars because of a difference of opinion with Enzo as well.  Lots of drama in the history of these car brands.

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The Lamborghini Huracan in a metallic yellow was gorgeous and got everyone’s attention, and the lovely Ferrari California rounded out a solid foursome of Italy’s finest cars.  Many photos, selfies and long conversations about lines, power, design, and stories of previous old cars were had while looking at these wonderful things.

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Inside the beautiful house, our friends enjoyed great food from Tarantini, some Social House Vodka and a selection of hand-picked Italian wines from our friends at the Wine Feed while enjoying the amazing view of the golf course as the sunset.

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The picturesque location, with a beautiful view of the golf course, marble floors and stylish accents was a perfect place to complete the ambiance of the event.

Thank you to all our friends who came out to join us, even if just for a few minutes, and I hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did, and especially thanks to Alfa Romeo of Cary, The Wine Feed of Raleigh and Tarantini.


We’ll have to see what the next one will look like…. We’re open to suggestions, but it might be time for the cars from my homeland to make an appearance.