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. We look forward to keeping you updated on our events, the AROC National Convention, and unique opportunities offered by our sponsors and regional Alfa Romeo studios.
Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Monthly Dinner Meetings | The local chapter monthly dinners are currently suspended — we look forward to resuming them when it is safe to do so. Typically chapter dinners alternate between locations, including Chiapparelli’s Restaurant in Baltimore, Pulcinella’s in McLean and Vicino’s in Silver Spring.
Thank you to those who submitted your Alfa car snaps for the first annual Chapter Photo Contest Beat the Winter Doldrums with our Capital Chapter ALFA & YOU Photo Contest! The board members have selected the first, second and third place winners for the first annual chapter photo contest!
1st Prize Winner: Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Racing Duffle Bag | Brett Rogers and his Giulia
2nd Place Winner: Italian Leather Alfa Romeo Portfolio | James Lawson and his 2005 147 GTA
3rd Place Winners: (Tie) Black Onyx Alfa Romeo Keychains | James Giokas (and Penelope) Giulia and Glen Drew and his 750D Giuletta.
2021 il calendario Chapter Club Events
Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues in to the new year, the club organizers are looking to schedule safe 2021 club events including moving some of the typically schedule spring events to the fall. 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 or 703/508-4418.
March 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Virtual Monthly Dinner Zoom Session
We are kicking off the new season with an inaugural speaker series, and discussing all things Alfa. At this Zoom meeting, Brewster Thackeray will share a couple of short and compelling videos about the Alfa Romeo Museum’s salute to Alfa’s 110th anniversary, and some little known Alfa facts. And, Bob Lubran will introduce us to his newest acquisition and what he learned in the search for at first a Series 1 and then Series 2 (1970-1982) Spider. Zoom session will start at 7:00 – 7:15PM, club members introduce themselves, 7:15 – 7:50 PM. Please refer to the February 23rd email to members for this session’s Zoom link and log in information
April 24, 2021 | The Spring Fling Drive will start at the Josie and Randy Grant’s Potomac residence at 1:30PM. Details to follow.
September 7-12, 2021| Hosted and organized by the Colorado Spring AROC chapter, the national AROC 2021 Alto Miglia National Convention, Looking Back/Moving Forward has announced its new 2021 date taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Please check the national AROC website for new details and event information.
July 2021 | Club Drive | The drive will commerce from a Northern Virginia start location (date pending).
September, 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. Car Show Address: Nottoway Park, 91537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA.
September 25, 2021| Capital Chapter BBQ Social hosted at Brad and Maggie Mellor’s residence in Vienna, VA.
Fall 2021| Tech Session | London Auto Services, located at 7718 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. (Date pending)
October 16, 2021 | Rockville Antique And Classic Car Show – It’s always a good day to see a terrific display of classic cars at the Rockville Civic Center Park. We strongly encourage our chapter club members to show their Alfa at this local event. Register your Alfa in advance or the day of the show. Our chapter typically has 10-20 Alfa Romeos on display.
October 23, 2021 | Annual Fall Colors Club Drive Event – Organized by Phil & Rita Schleider
December 12, 2021 | Chapter Holiday Party – Location and further details to follow.
Alfas for Sale, Alfas to Buy!
NEW chapter benefit! Capital Chapter members, if you have an Alfa that you are looking to sell, please forward the information to Annabel.Bendz@gmail.com to list it on the CapitalAlfa.org website.