Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) Capital Chapter ~ Driving D.C., Maryland, & Northern Virginia Alfas since 1959.

The Capital Chapter is one of the oldest and remains one of the largest 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, to exchange knowledge and parts, and to share their passion. There are more of these cars now, as 21st-century Alfas have joined the vintage ones. So we encourage you to join the Capital Alfa Romeo Club today to learn more about cars, events, and opportunities and make some good friendships along the way. 

If you are an Alfa owner, 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 (AROC) 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 Standard 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 and join fellow Alfisti on the next club drive!

2023 Capital Chapter il calendario Events

Saturday, January 28 – 8C Demo Day at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia. https://simeonemuseum.org/

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 6:30 PM | Monthly Dinner Meeting: Alfa Club dinner, Vicino’s, Silver Spring. 6:30 onward.

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. 

Monday, March 6 | National Aquarium visit plus dinner in Little Italy |  Meet at the aquarium if desired at 2:00 to get in some quality fish time, prior to dinner at Chiapparelli’s in Little Italy at 6:00

Monday, April 3 | Alfa Club dinner, Alexandria

Saturday, April 29 – Spring Fling in St. Michael’s, Maryland. Details are forthcoming and overnight options to be explored.

Monday, May 1 | Alfa Club dinner at Vicino’s in Silver Spring, Maryland

Saturday, May 13 | (Tentative) All-Italian Car Show

Monday, June 5 | Alfa Club dinner, Baltimore

June 19-21 | Capital Chapter drive to Charlotte NC

June 17-21, 2023 | Pre Tour ‘Giro delle Montagne’ will be an exciting tour through the Western North Carolina mountains around Asheville, NC.  The Pre-Tour will last 3 days, with an extra half-day for travel to the convention hotel in Concord, NC.  Pre-Tour participants can veer off into downtown Asheville to enjoy art galleries, a world-class culinary scene, craft beer culture, and the bohemian vibe of Asheville. They can also tour the Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in America. Please note, the Pre-Tour is FULL as of December 11, 2022. After you have registered for the convention and wish to be on a wait list, please email susan.maveety@gmail.com

June 21-25 | AROC National Convention, Charlotte, NC | The Mid-Atlantic 2023 Alfa Romeo Club welcomes Alfisti to beautiful North Carolina, Piedmont area. The Piedmont area is a plateau of gentle hills between the coastal plains and the majestic Blue Ridge mountains. Winding roads in the mountains lead down to the gentle hills of Concord where the host hotel is located. Rolling farmland and old-fashioned Southern hospitality that harkens the vero spirito of the “Piemonte” region of Italy.

Monday, August 7 | Alfa Club dinner by the pool, Alexandria

August TBD | Peter Jones and Louise Wilson have proposed a “ribbon rally” in Virginia

Saturday, September 9 – Alfa Club Annual Picnic hosted by Brad & Maggie Mellor, Vienna

Saturday, October 14 | Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, October 21 | Alfa Fall Colors Drive, Baltimore

Sunday, December 10 | Alfa Holiday Party

If you’re interested in organizing a 2023 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.

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