2019 National Convention — Cortile della Corsa in Pittsburgh

In July 2019, Alfisti from around North America and beyond gathered to celebrate our beloved marque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Three Rivers Chapter of AROC hosted a memorable Cortile della Corsa Convention in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

We’ll add more photos as Chapter members submit them, but here are a few to get things rolling!

Brad Mellor.jpgCongratulations to Brad Mellor, who got the trophy for second in class — but was in fact FIRST in Class B with his 4C in the Time Trials. (Joanne Hagadorn photo)

Mike Miller.jpgMike Miller took third in the Autocross competition. Pictured with him is his proud wife Redina. (Joanne Hagadorn photo)

Brian CoxBrian Cox’s car was awarded Best in Class at the show among the gathered 4Cs! He thinks the fact he’s put 25,000 miles on it already impressed the judges. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

Bert's Trophy (3)

Bert Straus took third in the Guilietta category — he says he did not even know his car was being judged!

Steve Cortese

Steve Cortese took first in class for his 1991 Spider.

a SprintThere are always a wide variety of Alfas at any National Convention, representing the owners in their region and  beyond. The trend the past few years has been to see an increasing percentage of 21st century cars — Giulias, Stelvios, and 4Cs — mixed in with vintage vehicles like this lovely blue Sprint. The hotel parking lot becomes a favorite gathering spot. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

a ParadeBright and early on Wednesday morning, we Alfisti lined up our mounts for a special police-escorted parade through downtown Pittsburgh. They got us through red lights at rush hour and all! (Brewster Thackeray photo)

a Jon and RedinaJon Bernheimer and Rodina Miller modeled their twin shirts from the 2015 AROC Convention in Providence, RI — perhaps trying to channel in some cool New England weather, since it was really hot in Pittsburgh that week. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

a Alfas in park

It was a kick to park our multigenerational Italian beauties in a scenic downtown park. We tried to ignore the threatening clouds; it drizzled and then by the time we headed home, it poured! (Brewster Thackeray photo)

rainbowHeavy rain on Wednesday was rewarded with a double rainbow. (Brewster Thackeray photo) (Brewster Thackeray photo)

a Capital ChapterA truly impressive turnout from our Capital Chapter on Thursday night! Left to right, a local friend, Brad Mellor, Steve Cortese, Bob Lubran, Brian Cox, a couple TBD, Bob Kleinfeld, Frank Smith, Giovanni DiFatta, Joanne Hagadorn, Gary Hertels, Mike Miller, Rodina Miller, Brewster Thackeray. (Random stranger photo)

TrackIt was a hot and exciting day on the track on Thursday. A number of folks from our Chapter took part. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

FrankLong-time track instructor Frank Smith of Baltimore took his shiny new Giulia out for some very hot laps. He was first place in Class C at the Time Trials. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

BrewYour chapter president Brewster Thackeray introduced his Giulia to the track as well. Held his own and came in second in Class C, but since Frank was faster, Brewster focused on being color coordinated.

Mike and JoeRoving reporter and long-time  Chapter affiliate Mike Hemsley was joined by AROC Board Member Joe Faherty in documenting the fun at the track. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

Double Wide GrillThursday evening we enjoyed tunes and food at the transportation-themed Double Wide Grill. (Brewster Thackeray photo)

NS 8Stunning vintage art on display at the concorso. (Photo by Nancy Slattery)

NS 6A sweet Sprint Speciale (photo by Nancy Slattery)

NS 2Former AROC President and convention advisor Dave Hammond, in white shirt, really knows his Duettos. Here he judges one in the heat. (Photo by Nancy Slattery)

NS 1You want this one? Hey, me too! (Photo by Nancy Slattery)

Old Alfas, new Alfas — they’re all good! A 1970s Giulia police car, some 4Cs, classic Spiders, and Nancy Slattery’s Giulia. (Photos by Nancy Slattery)

Race cars (Photos by Nancy Slattery)

Thanks to Bert Straus for the following bunch of great photos:

 

 

Bert’s own road warrior below:

Bert 8

Do you have photos to share from Pittsburgh? Send your very best (no more than 10 please) to BrewThack@gmail.com and I’ll add as I am able!

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