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.
2020/2021 Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Saturday, October 24, 2020 | SAVE THE DRIVE! Yes, we’re on for the first 2020 car club driving tour! Organized by Phil & Rita Schleider, next month’s drive will start at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee, (118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030) to “unofficially” join the other fine automobiles at Horsepower Hunt Valley from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Motoring on from there, we’ll take a scenic drive through northern Baltimore County to the Gunpowder Falls State Park in the Hammerman area for a “bring what you got” picnic by the Gunpowder River. Entrance to the park is $3 per Maryland car, $5 per out-of-state.
We’ll likely use park benches, but bringing a chairs or blankets is recommended. Social distancing is encouraged and please be sure to bring a mask with you. Further details to follow! Please RSVP by Thursday, October 22, to Brewster at BrewThack@gmail.com or any questions to Phil at Philschleider@yahoo.com.
October, 2020 | The local chapter monthly dinners are currently postponed until later dates. Typically chapter dinners alternate between a couple locations, including Chiapparelli’s Restaurant in Baltimore, Pulcinella’s in McLean and Vicino’s in Silver Spring. Show up at, before, or after 7 PM. Quick business meeting at 7:30 PM. Learn about upcoming events and enjoy the company of fellow Alfisti!
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many cancelled 2020 club events and most national events will be rescheduled for 2021. But if you’re interested in organizing a future chapter club event, please contact the Chapter president, Brewster Thackeray, BrewThack@gmail.com or 703/508-4418
April 2021 | The Spring Fling Picnic at the Josie and Randy Grant’s Potomac residence will be rescheduled for an Spring date.
April 2021| Tech Session at London Auto Services, located at 7718 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA.
May, 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. – 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. 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.
July 20-25, 2021 | The 2021 Alto Miglia National Convention, Looking Back/Moving Forward. This year’s 2020 Alfa Romeo Alto Miglia National Convention has been rescheduled for July 18-25, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Co. Please note, if you booked 2020 accommodation, please see attached letter from AROC advising how to cancel your hotel room accommodation. 2021 activities schedules, registration and updated hotel accommodation is available at 2021 Alto Miglia Convention
September 2021| Capital Chapter BBQ Social hosted by Brad and Maggie Mellor.
September 10-12, 2021 | 25th Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
The 2020 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is cancelled. But the local marque car clubs will be back at MotorSport Park in Malvern, PA in 2021.
September, 2021 |Vintage Grand Prix at the Watkins Glen and Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at the Glen. Due to COVID-19, the organizers of the 2020 Grand Prix will proceed but without any attendees present. Friday’s Grand Prix Festival is cancelled.
Click here to read the Fall 2019 Alfantics newsletter.