ROLLS-ROYCE HOSTS JULY LUNCHEON AT RUSTY PELICAN
Text , Photos & Video by Paul Borden
members got a special treat for the July meeting with Rolls-Royce
hosting the luncheon at the Rusty Pelican and also providing driving
opportunities in the new Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead Coupe in the
afternoon for the more than 30 in attendance.
Gerry Spahn, the company’s
communications director, gave a brief overview of the Dawn and an
update on the company during the presentation, noting that the Dawn
is yet another step in the revitalization process of the Rolls-Royce
since BMW purchased it in 1998.
Not surprisingly, Florida is an
important market for Rolls-Royce, second only to California in the
U.S. But “in terms of service and performance that we give our
owners down here, it is second to none,”
Spahn said, noting that the
Florida dealers among the best in the world.
For his complete presentation,
click on the video. With President Pepe Delfino away, Vice President
Paul Borden presided over the short business session that preceded
the meal. He announced that Bill Adam has received confirmation from
Homestead-Miami Speedway that the annual Rides-N-Smiles event will
be on Jan. 14, a month earlier than the 2016 event. He also reminded
those present that the Media Day for the annual Miami International
Auto Show is Sept. 10, which is two months earlier than the
customary November date.
He also noted that Angelica
Willard has requested bios of members be forwarded to her for her
committee’s work on the SAMA Yearbook project.
Preparations also are continuing
for the new Everglades Challenge event.
Treasurer Marcello Serrato
announced that our treasury balance is at a healthy $6,800 and that
we have a new member: Joe Sage of Arizona Driver Magazine.
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