Presidents Message  - 1/20/23

Hello club members,

We made it to January and best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous new year to all of you from the club’s officers.  Thanks to all who participated in the Ferrari toy run event in mid-December.  The event was a success with lots of toys donated to a great cause.  Thanks for Boardwalk Ferrari Maserati for letting us use their place as the starting point and for the wonderful breakfast.  We had great weather and it is always nice to participate in events with the corporate cousins. 

Club news:

You should have your club calendars by now.  Let me know if you have not received one and I will have one sent over.   Also, Dave has updated the ICF website so please check it out if you can.

Club member and president of the DFW Fiat Club Michael Brenner has created the Texas Fiat Forum, an online bulletin board.  All Fiat and Fiat family of car clubs and owners (including us) are welcome.  Stop by and check it out! It is brand new, so forum membership is low, but growing. Beyond the boards for communication, the site features an events calendar that displays car and club events across the state.

Winner’s Circle:

Hula Hut Car Show, Dec 10TH

First Place Import Class: Jennifer and Tazilon Brenner: 2018 124 Spider Classica

They tied for first with a VW Microbus from R T Canal.

Ferrari Club America – DFW Toy Drive/ Poker Run, Dec 17TH

Second Place, Poker Run: Jennifer and Tazilon Brenner: 2018 124 Spider Classica (our flush got beat by four 3s for first!)

you place in a car show, track event, etc., email me at and let me know so we can include you in The Winner’s Circle!

Events this month:

January 21st (Saturday morning): While this is not a club event, we are welcome to join the DFW Fiat Club for lunch at Hard Eight BBQ from 11:00 to 1 pm.  Located at 688 Freeport Parkway, Coppell.

February 18th
: Saturday night club dinner in a private room at Ferrari’s Italian Villa & Chop House, 1200 William D. Tate Avenue, Grapevine.  Drinks on the patio starting at 6:00, dinner starts around 7:00.  Similar menu to last year, family style choice of two entries, plenty of appetizers and side dishes.  Fixed price of $60 per person and the club will pick up the rest.  Cash bar.   Reserved parking up front for our Italian cars.  My wife Karen and I really enjoyed the dinner and company last year and we are looking forward to meeting everyone one again this year.  I will need an RSVP so reply back if you want to attend.

March 11th: Tour of Denton.  We will meet the DFW Fiat Club at my old hometown Denton.  Meet at 11:00 at Burger Time Machine, 301 W. University Drive, move inside for lunch around 11:45.  After lunch (approximately 12:45), drive 2 miles south on Elm Street to check out De Abruzzo Italian market.

March 30th through April 2nd: Spring Thing 2023, Inn of the Hills Resort, Kerrville, TX.  This is put on by the Gulf Coast Fiat group and is open to all Italian car owners.  It runs from Thursday through Sunday and includes drives, dinners and a car show.  Details to follow.

April 15th: Texas Blue Bonnet Trail tour!  Details to follow

April 22nd: A Day At The Races with the Lone Star chapter of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (and apologies to the Marx Brothers).  This is a drive to the CVAR Racing & Eagles Canyon Raceway in Wise County (west of Sanger, northeast of Decatur). They are hoping for the tract to allow some low speed parade laps at the course during the lunch break.

1st Sunday in May – May 7th, 2023: All British & European Car Day, White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX

·        Online Registration Only

·        Investigate additional classes – “Modern” in addition to “Vintage” for Italian and German.  This will give the new Fiat 124’s, the 4C’s, Giulia’s and Stelvio’s a class of their own.

·        Adding sub-classes to MG, Triumph, Jaguar and Other British & Euro. 

·        Your suggestions are welcome! Email

May 20th:  Winery trip? 

June: I am trying to put together a trip to the Vintage Car Museum & Grill in Weatherford during one of the summer months.

ItalianCarFest: The Saturday after Labor Day, 2023, Nash Farm.

President’s Message:  Please send me your suggestions for a unique or interesting restaurant, winery or something fun.  Club drives and meet up/lunches at interesting places are always welcome, as well as meeting for coffee in the summer months.  Lastly, I am still sending out these messages to all who were club members at one time.  If you want to be removed from this list, let me know and I will take care of it.

Thanks everyone for being a member of the Italian Car Club of North Texas.  Your support, passion and participation is what helps keep this group going and fun! 

See you in a few weeks.  Chao.

Jeff Briggs
Club President
214-259-1400 (Direct)
214-499-0695 (Mobile)   214-953-0722 (Fax)



Our club produces ItalianCarFest™, an all-Italian car show held every September in Grapevine, Texas. For more information on ItalianCarFest™, please go to

Other Events

Besides ItalianCarFest™, the club participates in several other annual events and shows.  Details will be posted on the Home page. Other club activities include an annual holiday party, Saturday breakfast gatherings, BBQ drives, winery tours and more.

The club has displayed cars at Italian festivals, Italian restaurant 'customer appreciation' events and charity/fundraising events.

Club members also enjoy attending other more frequent, informal get-togethers such as Cars and Coffee (Plano) and Cowtown Cars and Coffee (Fort Worth).