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 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 (Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia), select the Maryland MD (Chapter 04) Capital Chapter AROC membership, to sign on to our Chapter at no additional cost. AROC with the Capital Chapter membership is $68.00 annually. We look forward to keeping you updated on our events, the AROC 2021 National Convention, and unique opportunities offered by our sponsors and regional Alfa Romeo studios.
2021 Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Monthly Dinner Meetings | 6:30 – 8:30 PM Our meetings are an opportunity to share Alfa connections and support, and to plan upcoming events. The chapter’s monthly dinner gatherings will be planned on a month to month schedule and in accordance to the latest CDC guidelines. We ask only fully vaccinated people to attend, and even then, only those who feel safe doing so. 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 Alfisti members.
September 25, 2021 | 3 PM to 7 PM Capital Chapter BBQ Social hosted at Brad and Maggie Mellor’s residence in Vienna, VA. Please refer to the newsletter for their address.
Fall 2021 | Tech Session | London Auto Services, located at 7718 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. (date pending).
Update: Cancelled again | Rockville Antique And Classic Car Show, Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20851 – Our chapter typically has 10-20 Alfa Romeos on display.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 | Annual Fall Colors Tour & Lunch Drive, Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Hunt Valley, MD. Alfisti meet at Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee, Hunt Valley Towne Center, Shawan Road in Hunt Valley by 8 AM. Reserved Alfa parking area will be available. Gas up ahead of time at Mobile station, Shawan and York Roads, if necessary. Organized by Phil Schleider. Also, we are looking for volunteers who can arrive very early, before 7 AM, to secure space and help herd Alfisti. Please send an email to Phil Schleider if you are available to assist onsite. More event information and details about this club drive will be sent in the October member newsletter.
Also this fall, Brewster is looking at dates for a trip to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey PA. They have a brilliant display of Tuckers that used to be curated by our late Chapter friend David Cammack, plus many cool cars, motorcycles, and even toy trains to ensure something for everyone.
Date Pending – 2021 | 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 2021.
December 12, 2021 | Chapter Holiday Party – Location and further details to follow.
If you’re interested in organizing a 2021 chapter club event or have other event ideas, please contact the Chapter president, Brewster Thackeray, BrewThack@gmail.com.
Alfas for Sale, Alfas to Buy!
Chapter member benefit! Capital Chapter members, if you have an Alfa Romeo that you are looking to sell, please forward the information to Annabel.Bendz@gmail.com to list it on the CapitalAlfa.org website.