The Capital Chapter is one of the oldest among the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, founded in 1959, barely one year after our national Club began. Back then Alfas were rare — hard to find, difficult to maintain, challenging to understand — and the Club gave enthusiasts (“Alfisti”) a place to learn how to keep them happy, and to exchange knowledge and parts, and to share their passion. There are many more of the cars now, both vintage and modern, and their owners still enjoy having a Club to connect us with each other so we can learn more about cars, events, and opportunities.
If you are an Alfa owner yourself, or someone interested in this century-old Italian automotive brand, we’d love to get to know you and share the thrills of the open road, the show field, and the track!
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club is a national organization. You can join the Club at www.aroc-usa.org. If you live in our region (Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia), select the Maryland MD (Chapter 04) Capital Chapter AROC membership, to sign on to our Chapter at no additional cost. Joining AROC with the Capital Chapter membership is $68.00 annually.
We look forward to keeping you updated on our club driving events, the annual AROC National Convention, and unique opportunities offered by our sponsors and regional Alfa Romeo studios. With close to 200 local Alfisti members, we hope you join the DMV chapter today and on the next club drive!
2022 Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Monday, August 8th, 2022 | 6:30 PM | Monthly Dinner Meeting: Our June meeting went “swimmingly” so we shall repeat the poolside pizza gathering at Villa Fare la Pace (aka Makepeace Manor, Brewster’s house) at 6516 Montrose St., Alexandria, VA 22312. Bring a bathing suit and towel if you wish to swim. Pizza and salad will be provided; please bring drinks and/or desserts to share. There is room for Alfas to park on the lawn, and other “lesser” cars can park on the street.
Our meetings are an opportunity to share Alfa connections, support, and plan upcoming events. The chapter’s monthly dinner gatherings will be arranged on a month-to-month schedule. We ask only fully vaccinated people to attend. The dinners typically alternate between three DMV restaurant locations. If you’re new to the club, we encourage you to attend and meet your fellow Capital Alfa Club members.
September 17th, 2022 | Annual Chapter Picnic will be held at Brad and Maggie Mellor’s house in Vienna Va.
October 29th, 2022 | 4th Annual Fall Drive: We’ll start with an Alfa corral at our region’s premier Cars & Coffee in Hunt Valley, Maryland, followed by a 60-mile country roads rally, and finish with lunch at Kecco’s Neapolitan Kitchen at 114 Westminster Pike, Reisterstown, MD. Stay tuned for further event details of Phil and Rita Schleider’s annual organized driving tour through the Maryland countryside. And if you are interested, check out last year’s annual fall drive photos by scrolling down halfway through the Member Driving Fun webpage.
TBD 2022 | All Italian Car Show, Vienna, VA | For years we’ve watched British, German, and Japanese marques host annual car shows in the area, and wondered why there was no Italian car show in Washington D.C. So this year, we’re going to have an even bigger Concorso! We welcome cars from Virginia, Maryland, the District and beyond. The DC Italian Car Show typically draws cars from Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati, Autobianchi, and Siata, as well as Italian motorcycles. We look forward to seeing 100+ shiny examples of local Italian automotive art on display in 2022.
2022 December Holiday Party – Date to be determined.
If you’re interested in organizing a 2022 chapter club event or have other event ideas, please contact the Chapter President, Brewster Thackeray, BrewThack@gmail.com.
Chapter member benefit! Capital Chapter members, if you have an Alfa Romeo that you are looking to sell, please forward the information to BrewThack@gmail.com to list it on the CapitalAlfa.org website.