December 19, 2020 | Holiday Drive | Did you think we would end 2020 without another chapter drive? No! In lieu of a holiday “party”, please consider joining fellow chapter members for the last Alfisti drive before anyone thinks of storing their Alfas away for the winter. Meeting spot is Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812, at 11:00 a.m. Come out with a full tank of gas and look forward to a roughly 2-hour drive, around 50 miles.
December 2020 updates| Frank Smith’s Alfa parts — It was Frank’s hope that some of his collection of spares and parts would be gifted to chapter members who could use them. Most are GTV and Duetto parts. I can share photos of those and some of the boxes to give an idea, and will to the best of my ability arrange a time or two to meet with anyone that wants to look through the items. I will be bringing some of the remainder to my place so we can further distribute them. Please contact BrewThack@gmail.com if interested.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 | AROC Capital Chapter held its 2nd annual Alfa Fall Colors Event. Coordinated by Phil & Rita Schleider, the 3-stage event started at the area’s premier Cars & Coffee in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Pandemic conscience and mask-on, chapter members dazzled the crowd with a show of 16 Alfas. The group then moved out on a 55 mile rally route, driving some of Maryland’s most beautiful country roads, winding through hills and valleys under canopies of autumn foliage at its most colorful. Rallyists were treated with drives drove by a number of Maryland’s storied thoroughbred horse farms during the tour, including driving straight into and through world famous Sagamore Farm. Established in 1925 by Bromo Seltzer inventor, Issac Emerson, subsequently owned by Alexander Vanderbilt, Jr., and now by Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour; Sagamore was the was the breeding and training ground for numerous legendary racehorses including Native Dancer. For our final destination, our 30 Alfisti picnicked, socially-distanced, at the side of picture perfect Gunpowder River in Gunpowder Falls State Park. It was the perfect ending to a great day.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Virginia Vineyard “Dust off the Alfas” Drive
on a lovely rural roads down to Effingham Manor Vineyard Parking Lot, 14325 Trotters Ridge Place, Nokesville, VA 20181; ww.effinghammanor.com.
Live website links are no longer available for these previous chapter events.
2014 All Italian Car Show
2013 Alfa Swap Meet (Radcliffe Motors)
2013 Capital Chapter Spring Fling
2013 Alfa Alley – Vintage Ferrari/All Italian Car event (Radcliffe Motors)
2012 Alfa Alley – Vintage Ferreri/All Italian Car Event
April 2012 Tech Session at London Auto