Scuderia Non Originale Membership List

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The artist who races, restorations, Alfa postcards,
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Anna-Louise Felstead, one of our featured artists, is also a vintage race participant. That’s her on the left.  On the right is a self-portrait depicting her and a friend in a rally car they actually raced.  The art is © 2009 by Anna-Louise Felstead and used with permission.

 


“It would be a drab world without meaningless social aggregations. There would be a lot fewer smiles.” —  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Art copyright 2009 Anna-Louise Felstead. Used with permission. You can see more of her wonderful work by clicking here.

http://www.alfelstead.com

SNO News Is Good News!

Scuderia Non Originale Headquarters, Washougal, Washington, January 1, 2020: Scuderia Non Originale (SNO), still the world’s fastest growing club for Italian motoring enthusiasts, announces that its 2020 calendar of events will be the same as that of every other year … completely blank!   The group’s founding directors promise to maintain their original commitment to hold no meetings, publish no newsletters, and collect no dues or fees of any type. Thus, the calendar is completely free so you can enjoy your car(s) for yet another year in absolute peace.

Despite the lack of club activities – or perhaps because of that — SNO expects to continue adding members from around the world. SNO offers what other groups do not, a friendly acceptance of all Italian car and motorcycle enthusiasts, especially those who modify their vehicles. And, did we mention, no dues?

If you’ve been hassled by the Non Originale Police because your Italian car or motorcycle isn’t exactly as it left the factory, we’re the group for you. And just to prove our classic car hearts are in the right place, you’re also welcome if your vehicle is absolutely, perfectly, Q-tip clean and box stock. Heck, some of our members regularly win awards at concours de elegance competitions … and we still like them!

“Who are these guys?”

That’s the question frequently heard at car shows and rallies, as uniformed “originale police” spot our non originale cars, many of which display our not quite correct club logos.  The answer is that Scuderia Non Originale (SNO) was founded by a group of Alfisti in October of 2004, at the annual Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California.  The charter members are from the San Francisco Bay Area, mostly in the region south of San Francisco widely known as Silicon Valley.  They include three engineers (Tom Sahines, Richard Lane and Ben Lamprecht), an auto parts manager and former Alfa mechanic (Steve Smith), a former Yahoo web wizard who now works for the government (Ted Williams), and retired business owner (Gary Williams).Ferrari-Pantera logos

Cars include a wide variety of Italian fun machines, from Alfas to Maseratis. The list includes a Ferrari 275 GTB, a Ghibli, an assortment of Giuliettas, Giulias, Junior Zagatos, Milanos, Alfettas, 164s, and an ever-growing list of other Italian sports cars and motorcycles. We’ve even got the one and only Stovebolt HWM racer, not an Alfa, but very much connected to Alfa’s racing history.  For photos of member cars please look under the “Category” heading in the left menu.  You’ll find several pages filled with pictures and stories.

You might say that we’re restomoders with a sense of humor and a bit of attitude.  A motto for the group was proposed years ago:  Andiamo Lesti Fumando Assai (We go fast, making much smoke!).  Some would like to see us adopt a less deprecatory motto.  Others think Andiamo Lentamente Fumando Assai is more appropriate (We go slowly, spewing smoke). This entry shows the high intellectual level of the group and has promise: Veni Vidi Veloce (I came, I saw, I went fast).  Thanks to Greg Gordon for that one.  We’ll keep you posted regarding any late-breaking decisions from the rules committee, once we appoint one, but since we don’t like NO rules and we don’t hold NO meetings, it may take a few more years to make a decision.

On the other hand, if enough of us congregate at Concorso Italiano one fine August, and those who can’t attend weigh in via e-mail, we might just  eventually select a motto.

Sincerely,
Gary Williams
Founding Director of Scuderia Non Originale

To contact us:  SNO at gwandrw dot com

How to join

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“It would be a drab world without meaningless social aggregations. There would be a lot fewer smiles.” —  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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© 2009 Anna-Louise Felstead. Used with permission.

Please note that ALL members are Scuderia Non Originale (SNO) Directors.  Our  impressive titles come with no authority, no responsibilities, and absolutely nothing to direct. That makes SNO Director an almost ideal job. Ideal would be if we all got paid.  Hmm, maybe we need to find a lobbyist.

To contact us:  SNO at gwandrw dot com

How to join

See the membership list

Order SNO stickers


“It would be a drab world without meaningless social aggregations. There would be a lot fewer smiles.” —  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Giulietta by Felstead

Art copyright 2009 Anna-Louise Felstead. Used with permission.

 

Joining SNO is easy … and the price is right

There are only two requirements to belong to this group:
(1) You must be more enamored with Italian cars than is emotionally or financially healthy, and
(2) You must not be offended by fellow enthusiasts who change the wheels on their cars, modify mechanical systems, or make other changes, such as painting their cars non-stock colors.

Other than the two points noted above, there are NO rules, NO meetings, NO dues,  NO activities, and NO reasons for joining.

At the risk of being redundant, we want to emphasize that by joining SNO, you are acknowledging you will pay NO dues, attend NO meetings, receive NO newsletters, and will refrain from mocking non-originale Alfas and other Italian sporting machines … at least not openly.

Next, send an e-mail to : SNO at gwandrw dot com.

In your message, state that you accept our membership rules and — though you have no idea why — you’d like to become a member.  Be sure to include your name, city, state, country, and Italian fun machines you own.  If you want to attach a digital photo or two, we’ll put them on the web site.

You have lots of Directors.  What do they do
and how can I become one?

Every member is a SNO Director. As such, SNO Directors have have NO authority, NO responsibilities, and NO pay.  However, if you are the first from your state, country, continent, planet, or whatever criterion we randomly apply, you may be named your area’s Director, making your title even longer and more impressive. Again, we have nothing to direct except our individual addictions to Italian sporting machines, we just like handing out titles.

To contact us:  SNO at gwandrw dot com

SNO in the media

See the membership list

Order SNO stickers

Scuderia Non Originale and Non Originale are trademarks of Gary Williams,Washougal, WA 2004



“It would be a drab world without meaningless social aggregations. There would be a lot fewer smiles.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

To contact us:  SNO at gwandrw dot com

How to join

See the membership list

SNO in the media