President's Corner

By: Judd Goldfeder

We?ve come a long way. Less than a year ago a few of us met at Cy Yedor?s house and talked about forming the Southwest Region of the FCA. The FCA has, for many years, been the only National Ferrari Club and the only Club endorsed by the Ferrari Factory but it did not have representation in Southern California. It was time for that to change.

We are now incorporated and have 195 members who have paid dues to our region, of those 83 are new to the FCA. During 1994 we sponsored several events, including Rodeo Drive II, and had a strong representation at the National FCA meet last August. Each of our monthly meetings has had over 20 members in attendance and over 50 members attended meetings at Ogner Motors and the Marconi Racing Museum. Our success is due to a group of enthusiastic members who have generously given their time.

Special thanks to:

  • Jeff Littrell who has written and published 6 issues of the finest newsletter in the FCA and Nick Paris for securing the advertisers who make publication of the newsletter possible.
  • Cy Yedor for being there at the beginning, helping whenever needed and especially for handling the Treasurer?s function.
  • Frank Carlone, Marv Landon, and Michael Lederman for forming the racing committee and arranging a great schedule with the AROSC in 1995. A special thanks to Frank for being a one man band organizing the track event held with the 348 Challenge at Willow Springs in July.
  • Murray and Rose Cogan for their enthusiasm and willingness to help.
  • The Ogner and Marconi families for two memorable meetings.
  • Tom Brockmiller, Cris Vandagriff, Matt Ettinger and Marshall Lieb for spreading the events committee.
  • Ed Niles for writing articles when he swore "never again."
  • Gary Bobileff for a "Tech Tip" each month.
  • Ron Profili and the members of the FCA board who acted as mid-wives and provided the seed money for our membership campaign.

1995 promises to be an exciting year with at least one event per month. The track committee has arranged for our members to participate in events with the Alfa Romeo Owners of Southern California. Rodeo Drive III (tentatively planned for the spring) promises to be bigger and better than 1993. We hope to have every member participate at least once.

Happy New Year....Keep on Driving!!!!