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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2011 The British Consulate General of Boston Hosts JANE and BAMG by Nicola Orichuia Wayne Carini receiving a citation from State Senator Salvatore D. DiDomenico. From left to right: Wayne's daughter Lindsay Carini, Wayne Carini of the Chasing Classic Cars TV series on Discovery HD Theater, State Senator Salvatore D. DiDomenico and Boston area MG Club President Kurt Steel, who was the host of the evening from the British Consulate and Michael Iandoli, President of Larz Anderson Museum. Wayne Carini isn't your average car collector. His lifelong passion for old and rare cars has turned him into a sort of preservation artist with his own TV series, Chasing Classic Cars, in which he is constantly looking for a forgotten Duesenberg, a neglected Ferrari or a beaten up Ford Model A. The goal? Put those automobile beauties back on the road. Carini explained his work model at a recent event held for car enthusiasts at the British Consulate in Cam- bridge, hosted by Jaguar As- sociation of New England (JANE) and the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG). Traveling throughout the country, he looks for abandoned classic cars to ship back to his spe- cialized repair shop in Port- land, Connecticut. That's where Carini puts on his work suit and dives into the mechanics as well as the exterior of the car, return- ing it to life. Once the resto- ration work is completed, the car is then auctioned off, and Carini sets off to find the next car to work on. Opened with a welcome message by State Senator Salvatore DiDomenico, the Boston event was also the occasion for presenting the "Tutto Italiano" project, an all-ltalian car day Carini and the Italian Consul General of Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, are currently working on to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification. During his pre- sentation, Carini showed some short video clips of "im- pulse purchases," such as a $50,000 bus bought at a West Coast auction. Right after winning the bid, Carifli was unsure what to do with it. So he decided to ride it along the California coast, ending up. at Jay Leno's home. Carini, by the way, did not show up at the event empty- handed. With him was his own 1934 MG Airline Coupe. Carini's passion for cars started when he was a child, working alongside his fa- ther on such classics as Duesenbergs, Lincolns, Packards and Ford Model As. He experienced his first ride on a Ferrari at the age of nine, when he was taken for a spin on a 1960 Rosso Chiaro 250 SWB. Maybe it was his Italian heritage, but Carini was instantly hooked for life. He learned the art of Ferrari restoration from his mentor Francois Sicard -- a former Ferrari racing me- chanic considered by some to be the foremost Ferrari expert on the East Coast -- and his good friend Luigi Chinetti Jr., whose father Luigi Chinetti Sr. won the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans race for Ferrari and opened the first Ferrari dealership in the United States. Nowadays, Carini holds a personal collection of 38 cars and is the owner and opera- tor of three companies in Portland, Connecticut: F40 Motorsports, through which he buys and sells vintage and classic automobiles; Continental Auto Ltd., a col- lision shop specializing in high-end and exotic automo- bile repair; and Carini Carozzeria, the restoration shop where Carini spends most of his time. Cold Noses Foundation Launch Party Help Homeless and Neglected Animals Please join the board members of the Cold Noses Foundation: Thalia Haseotes, Elsa Arocho, Joyce Haseotes, Andrea Chiesa, Edward Schettino and Andrea Baker at Felt Nightclub, 533 Washing- ton Street, Boston on Friday April 15, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM to cel- ebrate the launch of our foundation! Cold Noses Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for home- less and neglected animals. Join us for cocktails, appetizers, music, raffles and free billiards[ Don't miss our raffle for VIP Box seats to a 2011 Patriots game! Come enjoy a great night out and help raise awareness for animals! Cold Noses is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, so tickets are tax deductable[ Feel free to invite friends! This is a 21+ venue. We look forward to seeing you! To purchase tickets or further information, please contact Thalia Haseotes, Cold Noses Foundation, Inc., at coldnosesfoundation.org or call Thalia at 508-494-9303. .. , . Apple ROBERT KENNEDY AND HIS TIMES (2-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 'On November 22n~, 1963, shots rang out in the streets of Dallas and President John F. Kennedy fell. For some, it was the end of an era. But for Robert R. Kennedy, it was a crucial turning point. After years of fighting for his brother's vision, he was forced to become a man in his own right. Follow the Kennedy family's rise to power in a tale of tragedy and triumph. Cast includes Brad Davis, Veronica Cart- wright, Ned Beatty and Joe Pantoliano. (5 hrs. 15 mins.) MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Follow Michael Jordan's final basketball season as he leads the Chicago Bulls to their sixth NBA champi- onship. Michael Jordan to the Max provides a rare glimpse of Jordan on and off the court, featuring electrifying on-court action and candid interviews with Phil Jack- son, Steve Kerr, Doug Col- lins, and Bob Costas. Expe- rience some of the greatest moments in modern sports history, from one of the most dominant sports legends of all time. (46 mins.) MY GIRLFRIEND'S BACK (DVD) Lionsgate My Girlfriend's Back, a romantic comedy that shows how a man's perfect life can unravel when a beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up out of the blue. The journey to love can be worth revisiting if the feelings are brought to life once again in this hilarious romp through the reality and complexity of relationships past and present. Starring Malik Yoba and ex-girlfriend Tangi Miller. (1 hr. 20 mins.) 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Now, their only hope for a future together rests in a deadly race against time and impossible odds. (2 hrs. 13 mins.) THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (DVD) Well Go USA An ex-special agent Tae- shik Cha's (Won Bin) only connection to the world is a little girl, So--mi (Kim Sae-Ron), who lives next door. Her mother, Hyo-jeong, smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-shik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers eventually find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. Tae- shik is now drawn back into the world in a frantic search for So-mi's whereabouts. In order to save So-mi, he makes an arrangement with the crime mob. Still unable to find So-mi, the police be- gin to chase after Tae-shik. With both the police and the mob on his trail, his search slowly begins to reveal his hidden past. (1 hr. 11 rains.) TREME: FIRST SEASON (4-DVD) HBO Home Entertainment Treme, a riveting drama set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the greatest natu- ral disaster in American history, from the creators of the HBO series The Wire. Ordinary people -- musi- cians, chefs, residents- find themselves clinging to a unique culture and won- dering if the city that gave birth to that way of life still holds a future. The four-disc DVD set includes all ten epi- sodes, along with exciting bonus material. Don't miss 'Treme Season 2' premier- ing April 24~ on HBO. (10 hrs. 33 mins.) THE TOURIST (Blu-ray) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Frank (Johnny Depp), a mild-mannered American on vacation in Venice, Italy, is befriended by Elise (Angelina Jolie), a breath- takingly beautiful woman with a mysterious secret. Soon, their playful romantic Dalliance turns into a com- plicated web of dangerous deceit as they are chased by Interpol, the Italian police, and Russian hit men in this suspense-filled, interna- tional action thriller. (1 hr. 43 rains.) ALIEN 2 ON EARTH (Blu-ray) Midnight Legacy- MVDvisual A group of cave explorers are confronted in an under- ground cavern by a mysteri- ous living rock. Little do they know that it bears more to deadly, flesh-eating creatures, intent on wip- ing out the entire human population? Can they sur- vive and ultimately prevent earth's total annihilation? (~l r hr,