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.
il calendario – 2020 Capital Chapter Events
March 1, 2020 | Join local AROC members at the monthly dinner – Chiapparellis in Baltimore.
April 4, 2020| Spring Fling Picnic at the Grant’s Potomac residence.
May 4, 2020 | Join local AROC members at the monthly dinner – Chiapparellis in Baltimore.
May 9, 2020 | All Italian Car Show, Nottoway Park, 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. – the most influential city in the world – so for the fourth year, we’re going to have a terrific Concorso! We welcome cars from Virginia, Maryland, the District and beyond. Look forward to seeing 100 shiny examples of Italian automotive art on display.
Held at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia on May 9, 2020, from 9 am – 3 pm the fourth annual DC Italian Car Show will draw cars from Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati, Autobianchi, and Siata, as well as Italian motorcycles. Check back in February for the registration link. Pre-registration (prior to the event) is $15, and registration the day-of is $20. Food trucks and music will be on site, as well as vehicle judging and awards, to include People’s Choice, Best in Show, and others.
July 19-26, 2020 | The 2020 Alto Miglia National Convention, Looking Back/Moving Forward. This year’s Alfa Romeo Alto Miglia National Convention is July 19-26, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Co. Pre-convention Tour dates are July 20-22; Convention dates are July 22-26, 2020. Activities, registration and hotel accommodation at the DoubleTree Colorado Springs is now available. Check out photos from last year’s 2019 Pittsburgh Convention, Cortile della Corsa by clicking here.
September 10-13, 2020 | Vintage Grand Prix at the Glen
On behalf of the organizers of “Alfas at the Glen 2020,” we’d like for you to join us September 9–13, 2020, at the historic Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit for what is sure to be a great event celebrating “110 Anni di Competizione e Amicizia“. Watkins Glen History and prestige return to the home to the birthplace of North American road racing with the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at the Glen one of the largest vintage racing events in the country.
Alfas at the Glen 2020 “110 Years of Competition and Friendship” will offer friends and family, food and racing with activities for both competition and street-driven Alfa Romeo cars. In 2005, 2010 and 2015 AATG boasted over 60 racing Alfas! For more information on AROC participation, see http://alfasattheglen.com/
September 13, 2020 | 24th Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance MotorSport Park provides local marque car clubs the opportunity to gather in an exclusive parking area close to the show field entrance on Sunday. The Marketplace area features a variety of both automotive and non-automotive merchants, and offering specialized shopping for concours attendees.
September 19, 2020 | Save the Date for the Annual Capital Chapter Social hosted by Brad and Maggie Mellor in Vienna, VA. The Club will provide some food and drink, and we encourage you to bring a dish, dessert and/or side — and to RSVP so we know who is coming and bringing what. We also need volunteers for setup and breakdown.
Stay tuned for a full and fun calendar of our 2020 events, coming soon! For further information, please contact the Chapter president, Brewster Thackeray, BrewThack@gmail.com or 703/508-4418
Click here to read the Fall 2019 Alfantics newsletter.