The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROCA) is a vibrant club which supports owners and enthusiasts with a range of social and competition activities to suit all tastes.
Change of Venue for AROCA Vic Club Nights from June AROCA Vic will be returning to our old home at Bells Hotel 157 Moray St, South Melbourne. The meeting as always will be on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 8pm.
This will be a rewarding drive through the hills with a mid morning stop for refreshments at Beechworth Bakery, Healesville at approx. 10.00 am. Anyone running late can meet up with us there for a coffee and refreshment.
There will be a range of road conditions. All up this should be via a 3 hour drive via Lilydale, Healesville and Flowerdale finishing at Trawool Valley Resort at midday with a lunch selection available for the club.
Start: 8.30 am 9.00am departure.
Where: Nunawading Fiat Alfa Romeo 430 Whitehorse Road Nunawading
(Opposite the City of Whitehorse Council Chambers)
Once at the resort, we will have time to relax and a chance to get a few photo opportunities and check out the area.
We have a dining room booked for our use, and a set menu on the day. Price $45.00 per head for 2 course & coffee.
Lunch Bookings are essential please RSVP by 29th August. Please provide name, AROCA member number & contact details to Event Organiser Malcolm Powell on 9735 0328 (please leave message).
Showroom Visit to Bayside Alfa Romeo Frankston Friday 5th September
Gary Pearce has arranged a visit to the showroom and workshop of Bayside Alfa Romeo in Frankston. This visit is primarily a technical night for current model Alfa Romeos, especially for Mito and Giulietta owners as well as an opportunity to check out one of the recent additions to the Alfa Romeo dealer network.
The Dealer has also expressed interest in having some classic cars there on the night to reflect our passion for the brand.
Bayside Fiat Alfa Romeo is also a new major Club advertiser.
Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Location: Bayside Fiat Alfa Romeo
126 Dandenong Road West,
Frankston. (Just off the freeway)
This technical night is a must for current model and would-be owners of Mito or Giuliettas. New members are most welcome to attend.
On the night there will be:
• A selection of new and current model vehicles on display
• Advice and discussion on parts and servicing
• An open forum discussion covering various aspects of servicing and Alfa Romeo ownership
Bookings are essential for catering purposes as light refreshments will be provided. There is a limit of 40 places available so book early. Your name must be on the list to gain entry.
RSVP 3rd September.
Bookings and Enquiries to Gary Pearce 0417 365 929 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club has been invited to participate in the above event to be held in the main street of Euroa. This will be a great opportunity for members and their families to enjoy a social outing and be part of a car display in Central Victoria.
A designated display area has been secured for the club and members are cordially invited to participate. Euroa is an easy drive up the Hume Freeway from Melbourne and this event offers an ideal opportunity to support the club and this event. As always regional members are welcome to attend and be part of the event.
More info: www.australiannationalshowandshine.com.au
You have the option of driving to Euroa in company (convoy) with fellow club members or travelling independently.
Travel time from Melbourne to Euroa is a little over one hour so please allow sufficient travel time to arrive in Euroa before the 9.00am start time. The event will finish around mid-afternoon to allow sufficient time for participants to arrive back home before dark.
Start time: 7.30 am for 8.00 am departure (after light breakfast)
Meeting point: Shell Service Centre
1175 Hume Highway
Donnybrook (Cnr Donnybrook Road)
To assist with the planning of the club display, and the combined Show and Shine event, please advise Mal Muir of your intention to participate.
Contact Mal Muir Event Co-ordinator 0430 339 552
The 939 Series Register has arranged a visit to the newly renovated premises of Alex Donnini Mechanical Repairs at 849 Dandenong Road Malvern East.
Alex’s workshop has recently been extended and refurbished to provide better workshop facilities and a larger parts store stocked with a range of new and reconditioned parts.
Alex has worked in the industry for over 35 years and is well known to many club members.
The focus of this visit will be on all 159, Brera and Brera Spider models, covering all JTS and Diesel engined cars; a must for any current or prospective buyer of one of these models.
The 159 followed on from the very popular 156 era cars. With its development, the 159 was changed to the premium GM/Fiat platform where it became a larger and heavier car. During its life cycle significant changes were made to the 159 range from year to year which resulted in a lighter and more balanced vehicle.
The visit will also provide an opportunity to discuss other issues relating to the 159 diesel engines, another area that Alex has expertise in.
Address: 849 Dandenong Road
Arrival Time: 9.00 am to 11.00 am
Light refreshment will be provided on the morning
More info: www.donninirepairs.com.au
This visit is open to all club members and new members are welcome to attend. For catering purposes bookings are essential.
Contact Jo Papez 939 Series Register Captain 0413 160 917 email@example.com
0413 160 917 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club has been invited to participate in the Alfa Romeo display at the Carlton Italian Festa. Club members with veteran, vintage, classic, modern and current model Alfa Romeo’s are invited to attend. Other Italian cars and motorcycles will also be on display.
The aim of this year’s event is to build on the success of last year with more music and performances from a variety of well known artists, comedians and community groups. There will also be sporting activities, dedicated children’s activity areas, a jumping castle and other amusements. Cooking demonstrations and a myriad delicious cuisine will alos be available on the day.
Location: Argyle Square North
Time: 9.30 am to 3.00 pm
Participants are to meet up at Argyle Place North at 9.00am and enter the display area from Lygon Street. This will make it easier to park the cars together and manage our involvement in the event.
More details about the event are available via the following link:
Come along and support the club and the Carlton Italian Festa.
To assist in planning for the event bookings are essential.
Contact Ron Loccisano Event Organiser 0418 565 700
In 2015, the annual National gathering of AROCA divisions “Alfesta” is being hosted by the Victorian Division in the beautiful Spa Country of regional Victoria.
It will be held over Easter 2015, from Thursday 2nd April to Monday 6th April.
For further information including registration forms or to make an enquiry visit http://alfesta2015.alfaclubvic.org.au/