The Capital Chapter is one of the oldest and remains one of the largest 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 (“Alfisti”) a place to learn, how to keep them happy, to exchange knowledge and parts, and to share their passion. There are more of these cars now, as 21st-century Alfas have joined the vintage ones. So we encourage you to join the Capital Alfa Romeo Club today to learn more about cars, events, and opportunities and make some good friendships along the way.
If you are an Alfa owner, 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 (AROC) is a national organization. You can join the Club at www.aroc-usa.org. If you live in our region (Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia), select the Maryland MD (Chapter 04) Capital Chapter AROC membership, to sign on to our Chapter at no additional cost. Joining AROC with the Capital Chapter Standard membership is $68.00 annually.
We look forward to keeping you updated on our club-driving events, monthly dinners, annual BBQ picnic, spring fling, the annual AROC National Convention, and unique opportunities offered by our sponsors and regional Alfa Romeo studios. With close to 200 local Alfisti members, we hope you’ll join the DMV chapter and fellow Alfisti on the next club excursion!
2023 Capital Chapter il calendario Events
Monday, April 3 | Monthly Club Dinner Meeting | La Fiamma | 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria. We are mixing it up with a new Northern Virginia restaurant this month, called La Fiamma. We can attest the food is quite good!
Our meetings are an opportunity to share Alfa connections, support, and plan upcoming events. The chapter’s monthly dinner gatherings will be arranged on a month-to-month schedule. 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 Capital Alfa Club members. Prospective club members are also encouraged to attend.
Annual Spring Fling! Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29 | Our agenda begins with the drive to St. Michaels on Friday. St. Michaels is about an hour and a quarter drive from the Washington Beltway via route 50.
- St. Michaels on Friday, April 28. With events beginning early on Saturday, it is encouraged to drive over on Friday and plan on spending a night or two in the Easton/St. Michaels area. (Depending on the club drivers’ interest, future event details may include a designated meetup point around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/50 intersect to caravan eastbound together.)
- Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM | The starts at St. Michaels Classic Car Museum’s Car and Coffee located at 102 E Marengo Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663. The Museum is featuring Alfa Romeo as its prime marque and is excited to have us visit and see our cars! Parking is free on their lot and they will give us a tour of the museum for $10/per person for nonmembers of the museum. The exhibit barn has a substantial collection of cars of various makes and models and hosts cars and coffee on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
- Saturday Afternoon: After Cars and Coffee, we anticipate a short drive to visit an authentic one-room Red school house dating to the 1800’s and Katie and Derek Dilley’s restored Victorian Home nearby. Enjoy sightseeing around St. Michaels or Easton is a nice alternate spot for a downtown stroll the day before the Afternoon Reception at Board Treasurer, Randy, and Josie Grant’s vacation home. Refreshments will come from an authentic Italian Deli in nearby Easton which will provide us with a delicious assortment of light food. This will be great fun so mark your calendars, get your transponders for your Alfa (Bay Bridge no longer takes cash), and plan to join us! Please email your RSVP to Randy Grant via the member event newsletter, at your earliest convenience.
Monday, May 1 | Alfa Club dinner at Vicino’s in Silver Spring, Maryland
Monday, June 5 | Alfa Club dinner, Baltimore
June 19-21 | Capital Chapter drive to Charlotte NC
June 17-21, 2023 | Pre-Tour ‘Giro delle Montagne’ will be an exciting tour through the Western North Carolina mountains around Asheville, NC. The Pre-Tour will last 3 days, with an extra half-day for travel to the convention hotel in Concord, NC. Pre-Tour participants can veer off into downtown Asheville to enjoy art galleries, a world-class culinary scene, craft beer culture, and the bohemian vibe of Asheville. They can also tour the Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in America. Please note, the Pre-Tour is FULL as of December 11, 2022. After you have registered for the convention and wish to be on a waitlist, please email email@example.com
June 21-25 | AROC National Convention, Charlotte, NC | The Mid-Atlantic 2023 Alfa Romeo Club welcomes Alfisti to the beautiful North Carolina, Piedmont area. The Piedmont area is a plateau of gentle hills between the coastal plains and the majestic Blue Ridge mountains. Winding roads in the mountains leading down to the gentle hills of Concord where the host hotel is located. Rolling farmland and old-fashioned Southern hospitality that harkens the vero spirito of the “Piemonte” region of Italy.
Monday, August 7 | Alfa Club dinner by the pool, Alexandria
August TBD | Peter Jones and Louise Wilson have proposed a “ribbon rally” in Virginia
Saturday, September 9 –Annual Picnic hosted by Brad & Maggie Mellor, Vienna, VA.
Saturday, October 14 | Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show
Saturday, October 21 | 5th Annual Alfa Fall Colors Drive, Baltimore
Sunday, December 10 | Alfa Holiday Party
If you’re interested in organizing a 2023 chapter club event or have other event ideas, please contact the Chapter President, Brewster Thackeray, BrewThack@gmail.com.
Chapter member benefit! Capital Chapter members, if you have an Alfa Romeo that you are looking to sell, please forward the information to BrewThack@gmail.com to list it on the CapitalAlfa.org website.
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