July Drive & Weekend Stay in the Keys
June 10, 2020

The Maserati Club of Florida (TMC-FLA) had our first social & rally.

We recently had our first social & rally as The Maserati Club of Florida (TMC-FLA).  It was an amazing time.  We had to make adjustments to the event to accommodate the current climate, such as providing branded Maserati Club of Florida masks for all who attended.  We had custom masks created for Club Members. Please let us know if you are interested in a Maserati Club Mask so that we can order accordingly.

Our event started with dinner on a Friday night in Ft. Lauderdale at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill at the Riverside Hotel. We made introductions, talked about the events of the weekend and enjoyed a great meal along with great conversation.  The next morning we met at Ft. Lauderdale’s new Maserati & Ferrari dealership. They have an incredible inventory of cars and a fantastic staff. The Club was welcomed with a buffet of food and beverages. We toured the dealership and each Club Member’s Maserati was given a complimentary Tech Inspection and fluids were topped off. What a great way to start the rally!

Next, we rallied to Islamorada. With moments of keeping a spirited pace and combating a little rain and traffic, overall it was a good trip. After a couple of hours, we arrived at Cheeca Lodge & Spa Resort. The Resort allowed all Club Members to park and display their cars at the front entrance of the Resort.  They roped off the section and allowed us to remain parked through the weekend. We checked in and then met ocean-side at one of the Resort’s Tiki Bars and enjoyed food, drinks and getting to know each other while taking in the amazing views.  After a swim in the pool, we headed back to our rooms to get ready for dinner. The Chef’s table was reserved for the Club.  We enjoyed a terrific dinner, shared car stories and gave away prizes. It was a perfect end to the day.  Sunday morning we met for breakfast and then headed off to enjoy our day. Some of us stayed and enjoyed the Resort and some of us started travel back home.

A big thank you to Board Member Serge Mallot for setting up the event with Ft. Lauderdale Maserati and to another fellow board member Michele Burda for helping with the logistics. To Ft. Lauderdale Maserati, thank you for the breakfast and technical check of all our vehicles for the rally.   Lastly, thank you to the Cheeca Lodge for their safe and professional service and accommodations.

Overall this summer rally was successful event!  Look out for communications on the Fall Rally coming soon.  Enjoy the photos and we look forward to see you at the next Maserati Club of Florida event!

All my best,

Todd Bernstein
President, TMC-FLA