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.
Barry has taken a day off from Cross & Serpent to organize a Sunday Drive to Daylesford and a visit to the very popular Sunday Market adjacent to the Railway Station, followed by lunch at the nearby Farmers Arms Hotel.
Knowing that participants would prefer to wander about the very popular Daylesford Sunday Market rather than a tour through the wilds of central Victoria (pleasant though that would be) Barry has decided on a convoy-like cruise up the Calder Freeway (or close to it) to Malmsbury for the usual halfway pit stop/coffee break at the just recently opened Moto Bean establishment in Malmsbury.
Start Time: 8.30am for 9.00 departure.
Start Point: BP Service Station (Next to Calder Park Raceway), Calder Freeway
After enjoying the ambience and coffee etc at Moto Bean, the Alfa Romeo convoy will proceed towards Daylesford at a suitable pace to get everyone to the market early enough to suss out the inevitable bargains. Some of those who took part in this drive last year managed to find a few bargains at the market.
After doing the rounds of the market and checking out the adjacent historic railway attraction (if that is your bent) it will be over to the Farmers Arms Hotel, just across from the market, for lunch.
Because the farmers Arms Hotel doesn’t take lunch bookings we will have to get in early otherwise it could be eating while standing. The Farmers Arms is the oldest pub in Daylesford (built in 1857) and is not your average country pub, offering the perfect blend of country charm with a sophisticated menu and wine list, as we discovered last year.
Once we have worn out our welcome at the lunch venue, and consumed sufficient quantities of their excellent offerings, you can, if you are able, head back into Daylesford for a stroll around the shops and look for more bargains.
If by this stage you are not tired out you can then head off to the Chocolate Mill, a mere 8kms away on the Castlemaine Road, to satisfy any cravings for something sweet for the trip home, or later.
Contact Barry Edmunds 0405 383 431 or email@example.com
The club will be holding another register workshop for members who are interested in purchasing or who own a Giulia or 105 Series vehicles including Giulia, Spider, Giulia GT, Berlina, GTV and Montreal. Maranello Pursang Motors will be open from 6.30 pm for members. BBQ & refreshments provided with gold coin donation.
There will be a selection of cars on display for viewing. This is your best opportunity to learn if you are looking to buy, improve or have any service queries regarding these cars. In addition, we will also look at vehicle enhancement for road and track so this also covers competition aspects.
Time: BBQ Start 7.00 pm
Where: Maranello Pursang Motors 33 Colebrook Street Brunswick, 3056. Melways Ref: 29 G5
What we will have on the night:
Selection of Giulia and 105 cars on display
Information about parts and servicing.
BBQ & drink for members and club associates.
Open forum discussion covering various aspects of this classic series.
http://www.maranellopursang.com/ Bookings are essential for catering purposes. We have a limit of 40 places available so book early. Please provide name, member number and contact details. Any other individuals who are interested in coming on the night are encouraged to join as new members always welcome.
Bookings and enquiries call Bruno Colautti 105 Series Register Captain
9386 9650 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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/