The Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club of Australia (Victoria Division) inc. (AROCA VIC) is a motoring enthusiasts’ club that supports the owners of all Alfa Romeo vehicles.
Happy New Year!
As we commence a new year, we should reflect on the year that has passed. It was a challenging one for the committee, as several outstanding matters had to be addressed, resulting in changes to our processes, policies, and behaviours.
However, there has also been very strong participation in events which have been run to very high standards throughout the year, culminating in the excellent Club Sprint event at Phillip Island Raceway.
It is also pleasing to note that Spettacolo 2022 reached its target of 250 wonderful cars on display – despite the threat of rain throughout the day. In addition, a big call out to Barry Oosthuizen for co-ordinating the Concorso and arranging the display of those superb cars at Spettacolo.
Special thanks to the many club members who volunteered their time and expertise during the year to make our social, register and competition events such a great success.
We still have Covid challenges ahead, but hopefully it will have minimal impact on our outdoor events.
What’s on in January:
Club activities planned for January include the following:
- Wednesday 11th: Summer BBQ Picnic at Yarra Bend Park. Starts 6.30pm. All welcome.
- Sunday 15th: Club Competition at Phillip Island Circuit. Spectators are welcome.
- Sunday 29th: Festival of Motoring @ Cruden Farm in support of Beyond Blue.
There will be a display of classic Alfa Romeos, but prebooking is essential.
To participate with your Alfa; first you need to book [here], then send an email to Clyde 939Register@AlfaClubVic.org.au who is coordinating the Club Display, to let him know that you have registered. Club cars must assemble outside and enter as a group to be displayed together.
Australian F1 Grand Prix Club Display
A big event for 2023 is our dedicated Club Display at the Australia F1 Grand Prix – Wednesday 29th March to Sunday 2nd April. We will be part of the ‘Live Fast’ club display and I encourage members to submit an expression of interest for the event. The aim is to have a range of Club cars representing the marque over the years in a dedicated Club display.
If you would like to get involved with planning a Drive or Register event, or to assist at a Club meeting or Competition event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Check the calendar on the Club’s website for new and updated events. You will also find event information on the Club’s Facebook page, in the Club’s quarterly magazine Cross + Serpent, and in the monthly newsletter Notizie Alfisti.
Stay safe & well,
President AROCA Victoria Division