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Contact:              

Bernard Martin, Secretary

Three Rivers Alfisti

P:  412-996-5700

bernardtmartin@pvgp.org

 

"THREE RIVERS ALFISTI" LAUNCHES AS NEW ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB

PITTSBURGH, PA - July 13, 2017 - "Three Rivers Alfisti" has officially launched as the first Alfa Romeo Owners Club Chapter established in the United States in approximately 20 years.  The local chapter is recognized and affiliated with the National Alfa Romeo Owners Club.  New and current Alfa Romeo owners may join by visiting http://www.aroc-usa.org/membership/.  At 2pm on Saturday, July 15 during the Italian Cortile at the Pittsburgh Golf Club, the Three Rivers Alfisti and all interested members are invited to gather to celebrate the launch.

Three Rivers Alfisti is based in Western Pennsylvania with membership throughout the Tri-state area.  Membership comprises the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains up to Erie, PA, into South-Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

History

In the late 1970's Howard West, Don Wannagat, Kevin Benzenhoefer and several others initiated the development of an Alfa Romeo Owners Group in the Pittsburgh area called "Allegheny Alfisti". Several meetings where held over about 3 years, but the club wasn't able to get up and running.

In 2010, during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Cortile Italian Car Show, Alfa owners, Marianne Fenoglietto and Jim Shaw, started discussing the idea of creating an AROC chapter in Western Pennsylvania. The idea was discussed for quite a number of years, but again no one could really take the mantle of leadership to get a club launched.

   

In 2016, Ron Lewis Automotive Group became the only local Alfa Romeo dealer in the Pittsburgh area.   In April 2017, Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo hosted a launch event for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which was attended by many local Pittsburgh Alfisti.  The idea for an Owners Club Chapter was again revisited.  Jim Neville and Bernie Martin, both Alfa owners, collaborated with Gwen Lewis from Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo on pursuing the Chapter formation and launch.

 

Three Rivers Alfisti Founding Officers

Jim Neville, President - Jim is a long-time Alfa enthusiast and owner of an award winning 1967 Duetto Spider.  He is Vice President of Oil and Gas at Equipment & Controls, Inc. in Pittsburgh PA.  "It's perfect timing for the Three Rivers Alfisti to officially kick off at the Cortile Italian Car Show Saturday July 15, 2017," said Jim Neville, First President of Three Rivers Alfisti.  "Alfa Romeo's return to the US, and the launch of our new Chapter, present a great opportunity for owners to share their love for these automobiles."

 Gwen Lewis, Vice President - Gwen is also Vice President of Marketing/Online Operations at the Ron Lewis Automotive Group.  Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo (www.ronlewisalfaromeo.com) is the newest franchise addition to the family-run dealership group.  "To celebrate the launch of our Chapter, Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo will subsidize a 1-year Standard membership of any new Alfa Romeo customers July 15, 2017-December 31, 2017," said Gwen Lewis.  "We're excited to welcome our customers to the joys of Alfa Romeo ownership and to introduce them to a local group who share the same affinity."

Bernard Martin, Secretary/Webmaster - Bernie is the Founder and President of Rapid Production Marketing in Pittsburgh.  In 2009, Bernie created the Italian Cortile in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  Owner of a 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider, Bernie completed a 2,890 mile round trip journey to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in March 2017 in his Alfa.  "We're already receiving positive feedback about forming the Three Rivers Alfisti," said Bernie Martin.  "All the pieces are in place to make this Owner's Club a success after many years of trying."

About the Three Rivers Alfisti

Founded in 2017, the Three Rivers Alfisti's mission is to foster and promote activities not for profit, relating to the ownership, operation and history of Alfa Romeos; to make available and to disseminate technical information useful in promoting knowledge and understanding for the efficient and safe operation of Alfa Romeos; to organize social, educational and amateur tour driving events; and to teach, promote and encourage safe and skillful driving in both competition events and upon public highways. For more information and membership links, visit http://3riversalfisti.weebly.com/.



RON LEWIS ALFA ROMEO CREATES GIULIA "ART CAR" 

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

@ 10am-2pm

Live Art Painting of a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Sponsored by: Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo

Location:  Market Square, Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH, PA - July 10, 2017 - Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo today announced it is creating an "Art Car" with a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, dipped by 304Dips, and painted live by local Pittsburgh artist, Dave O'Brien.  The painting on the Giulia will take place live in Market Square, Pittsburgh on Wednesday, July 12, coinciding with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Press Conference.   Set up will begin around 9am with painting anticipated between 10am-2pm.  

Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo is providing a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia as the "canvas" for this work of art.  Spectators are welcome to watch Dave O'Brien in Market Square as he creates a piece of mobile artwork, inspired by his roots in Pittsburgh.  

After the painting is completed in Market Square, Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo will have the "Art Car" on display at the Tune-Up at Atria's Bridge Party later that evening, as well as at the Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo booth at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Italian Cortile on July 15-16.  

Dave O'Brien was chosen by Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo as the artist for this project.  Dave explains:  "The Alfa Romeo project is something that I have been dreaming about doing for a year now. It's surreal that the opportunity came to me, but I find it important that the car is live painted in Market Square open to the public where anyone can come see the process of artwork made. The experience is not only more interactive, but brings light to the new Alfa Romeo in Pittsburgh. I am very thankful for all or the people who have gotten me to this point in my art career and appreciate all of those key people who made this project happen on July 12th."

304Dips, based in Morgantown, WV was selected as the company to perform the "dip" of the Giulia, providing a liquid wrap spray on coating over the exterior of the Giulia.  The dipping process took a few days to complete and provides the "canvas" for this project.  The liquid paint wrap is sprayed onto a car like paint, but can be peeled off by hand. It is safe, easily removable, and can last for a few years. 

"We wanted to do something big to celebrate Alfa Romeo being chosen as the Proiettore Macchina at the Italian Cortile this year," said Gwen Lewis, Vice President of Marketing/Online Operations at the Ron Lewis Automotive Group.  "We felt that Dave O'Brien was a perfect choice for this project with his Pop Art/Impressionistic style and affinity to Pittsburgh icons."  Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo also has a selection of 'non-dipped' Alfa Romeo Giulias and the 4C in stock, available at www.ronlewisalfaromeo.com and is the only official retailer of Alfa Romeo models in a 50-mile radius from the 20839 Route 19, Cranberry Township showroom. 

About Dave O'Brien

Dave O'Brien explores a blend of pop-impressionism through a variety of materials and mediums in each one of his paintings. O'Brien, a Pittsburgh native with an appreciation for art and music at an early age, is self-taught and only began painting in December of 2015 as a means of providing Christmas presents for friends and family members.  Dave debuted his first work in March of 2016 when his Pittsburgh Irish was selected to be featured on the Official Pittsburgh Saint Patrick's Parade t-shirt. More opportunities arose when O'Brien's art was found on Full Pint Brewing beer tap handles and a designer clothing line called, VIDA. Since the fall of 2016, O'Brien experimented with live paintings curated by Redfishbowl™, FAMEE LLC, and Pittsburgh Beautiful, and has worked on art installations for the Carnegie Library of Downtown Pittsburgh, Legends Eatery on North Shore, Delanie's Coffeeshop, War Streets Brewery, and Elite Dance by Damian. Visit www.daveobrienart.com for more information.  


Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo is the only official retailer of Alfa Romeo models in a 50-mile radius from the 20839 Route 19, Cranberry Township showroom.  "We sincerely say 'grazie' to all of our partners and local Alfisti who helped create this launch event with us," said Gwen Lewis, Vice President of Marketing/Online Operations at the Ron Lewis Automotive Group.  "We are very pleased to be Pittsburgh's exclusive Alfa Romeo dealer and are excited about the enthusiastic response we've had from the market so far."  Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo has inventory in stock and more in transit of the much anticipated 2017 Giulia, available at www.ronlewisalfaromeo.com. 

About the Ron Lewis Automotive Group

Founded in 1975, today the Ron Lewis Automotive Group has grown to over 300 employees and seven dealerships located in Pleasant Hills, Waynesburg, Cranberry and Beaver Falls.  Our group comprises:   Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pleasant Hills; Ron Lewis Ford Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chevrolet Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Kia Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Cranberry; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Waynesburg; Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo / Pre-Owned Cranberry.

Our mission is to pleasantly surprise our customers with a remarkable vehicle purchase and ownership experience.  We do this by remaining committed to our customers' experience and remaining competitive on selection and price.  Today "We Have Your Keys℠" to over 1,500 vehicles in inventory, offer two body shop locations, are home to Pittsburgh's Souped Up Jeep℠ and Souped Up Truck℠ services, offer the only Souped Up Garage on the East Coast, and sell everything from under-$9,000 used cars, to heavy duty trucks, to high performance SRT vehicles.  Ron Lewis Automotive now proudly offers "On-Demand" services, including test drives, trade appraisals, "Buy Online" capability and vehicle delivery to a customer's home, office, or location of choice.  To learn more about our organization or to shop for your next vehicle online, visit us online at www.ronlewisautomotive.com.

Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo Sponsors Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Cortile Italian Car Show

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - February 13, 2017 - Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo today announced its sponsorship and a unique opportunity for new owners at the 2017 Cortile, the Italian Car Show, at The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix showgrounds this July 15-16. Alfa Romeo has been selected as the Cortile's 2017 Proiettore Macchina.  

Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo is the only official retailer of Alfa Romeo models in a 50 mile radius from their 20839 Route 19, Cranberry Township showroom.  According to Jobie Glessner, the General Manger at Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo, "We are really honored to represent Alfa Romeo. The history of Alfa Romeo is incredibly inspiring.  Alfa Romeo is such an iconic marque! We are just really proud to represent it for all of the Alfisti!"  Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo has already received shipments of the much anticipated 2017 Giulia, available at www.ronlewisalfaromeo.com.  

The first 10 customers at Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo will be invited to display their new Alfa Romeos within the Proiettore Macchina show at this year's Cortile.  Each owner will receive lunch amenities, a dash plaque, race program and poster.  Alfa Romeo lovers, at Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo, "We Have Your Keys℠" - or should we say, "Abbiamo Tuo Chiavi!"

The "Cortile" is the Italian Car Show at The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. In Italian "Cortile" translates into courtyard which is an appropriate name for the display of fine Italian macchina on the 18th fairway of the Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon factors such as historical significance, unique local interest or brand resurgence.

About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, has a mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds that help provide residential care, treatment and support individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Pittsburgh region through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.  More information is available at http://www.pvgp.org

 About the Ron Lewis Automotive Group

Founded in 1975, today the Ron Lewis Automotive Group has grown to over 300 employees and seven dealerships located in Pleasant Hills, Waynesburg, Cranberry and Beaver Falls.  Our group comprises:   Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pleasant Hills; Ron Lewis Ford Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chevrolet Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Kia Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Cranberry; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Waynesburg; Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo / Pre-Owned Cranberry.

Our mission is to pleasantly surprise our customers with a remarkable vehicle purchase and ownership experience.  We do this by remaining committed to our customers' experience and remaining competitive on selection and price.  Today "We Have Your Keys℠" to over 1,500 vehicles in inventory, offer two body shop locations, are home to Pittsburgh's Souped Up Jeep℠ and Souped Up Truck℠ services, offer the only Souped Up Garage on the East Coast, and sell everything from under-$9,000 used cars, to heavy duty trucks, to high performance SRT vehicles.  Ron Lewis Automotive now proudly offers "On-Demand" services, including test drives, trade appraisals, "Buy Online" capability and vehicle delivery to a customer's home, office, or location of choice.  To learn more about our organization or to shop for your next vehicle online, visit us online at www.ronlewisautomotive.com.


The Ron Lewis Automotive Group Becomes Pittsburgh's Only Alfa Romeo Dealer

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - December 6, 2016 - The Ron Lewis Automotive Group today announced it has added the Alfa Romeo franchise to its list of distinguished marques.  Effective immediately, Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo (ronlewisalfaromeo.com) is an official retailer of the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe, 4C Spider, and anticipates the arrival of the 2017 Giulia and Giulia Quadrifoglio.  Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo is the only Alfa Romeo dealer in a 50 mile radius from the 20839 Route 19, Cranberry Township showroom, is one of only six dealers in Pennsylvania, and will gladly serve customers from around the country.  

"On the heels of us just adding Fiat, we're very excited to now represent Alfa Romeo as well," said Jobie Glessner, General Manager of the Ron Lewis Cranberry and Beaver Falls locations.  The Ron Lewis Automotive Group currently represents Ford, Chevrolet, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat and now Alfa Romeo.  "Having a luxury brand such as Alfa Romeo nicely rounds out our portfolio of options for our customers.  These vehicles offer so much in terms of quality, beauty, and performance for price point."  Those interested in joining the Ron Lewis Automotive Group (Top Workplace Award Winner in 2015 and 2016), and in particular the Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo luxury model sales team, should submit resumes to employment@ronlewisautomotive.com.

About the Ron Lewis Automotive Group:

Founded in 1975, today the Ron Lewis Automotive Group has grown to over 300 employees and seven dealerships located in Pleasant Hills, Waynesburg, Cranberry and Beaver Falls.  Our group comprises:   Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pleasant Hills; Ron Lewis Ford Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chevrolet Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Kia Beaver Falls; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Cranberry; Ron Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Waynesburg; Ron Lewis Pre-Owned Cranberry and Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo.

Our mission is to pleasantly surprise our customers with a remarkable vehicle purchase and ownership experience.  We do this by remaining committed to our customers' experience and remaining competitive on selection and price.  Today "We Have Your Keys℠" to over 1,500 vehicles in inventory, offer two body shop locations, are home to Pittsburgh's Souped Up Jeep℠ and Souped Up Truck℠ services, offer the only Souped Up Garage on the East Coast, and sell everything from under-$9,000 used cars, to heavy duty trucks, to high performance SRT vehicles.  Ron Lewis Automotive now proudly offers "On-Demand" services, including test drives, trade appraisals, "Buy Online" capability and vehicle delivery to a customer's home, office, or location of choice.  To learn more about our organization or to shop for your next vehicle online, visit us online at www.ronlewisautomotive.com.

 

Contact:

Jodi Scranton, Ron Lewis Automotive Group

P:  724-846-1440

jscranton@ronlewisautomotive.com

Contact

Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo

20839 US 19
Directions Cranberry Township, PA 16066

  • Sales: (724) 776-7400

Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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