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 2021 National Convention, and unique opportunities offered by our sponsors and regional Alfa Romeo studios.
2021 Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Monthly Dinner Meetings | The chapter’s monthly dinner gathering have resumed! The dinners typically alternate between restaurant locations, including Chiapparelli’s Restaurant in Baltimore, a McLean restaurant and Vicino’s in Silver Spring.
August 2021 | Club Drive | The drive will commerce from a Northern Virginia start location (date pending).
August 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM | Monthly Member Dinner. The meeting speaker will be Lee Barnes from Safford Alfa Romeo in Tysons Corner to give us the inside scoop on life at the dealership and answer questions.
Fratelli’s is located just inside the Beltway and near 395 as well at 410 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, Virginia. You can check out their appetizing menu at: www.fratelli2.com. They have requested a head count from us, so please, click the prepopulated link RSVP to Brewster by Saturday July 31. Due to the latest guidance from CDC on the pandemic, we ask only fully vaccinated people to attend, and even then, only those who feel safe doing so.
Fall 2021 | Tech Session | London Auto Services, located at 7718 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. (date pending).
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 is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO. Please check the national AROC website for more event registration and information.
September 25, 2021| Capital Chapter BBQ Social hosted at Brad and Maggie Mellor’s residence in Vienna, VA.
October, 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.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Rockville Antique And Classic Car Show, Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20851 – 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. Registration: Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show | Rockville, MD – Official Website (rockvillemd.gov)
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.
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 that you are looking to sell, please forward the information to Annabel.Bendz@gmail.com to list it on the CapitalAlfa.org website.