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.
We are approaching the end of the year but still we have a few key activities planned. This will complement the start of the festive season with our program of major events, namely: Spettacolo on 26th & 27th November; our final competition event for the year at Phillip Island on Sunday 4th December; and the Club’s Childrens’ Xmas BBQ on Sunday 11th December at Emerald Lake Park. This is a good balance of events to finish up the year.
We have just participated in a variety of club events namely the popular Alfa 12 Hour Relay at Winton, Motorclassica Club Display at Exhibition Buildings, and Il Grande Giro – a tour from the Goldfields region via the Grampians to South Australia and returning via the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, Coorong and Great Ocean Road.
Spettacolo occurs during the last weekend in November (26th & 27th).
Spettacolo is generously sponsored by Mauceri Motors, Hallmarc, Zagame, Penrite & Bowden’s Own.
- Spettacolo Concorso (for exceptional restorations & showroom Alfas) will be judged at Mauceri Motors on Saturday 26th. Concorso entrants will all be on display in a dedicated area at Wesley College on Sunday. The awards for Concorso will also be presented on Sunday at Wesley College. Entry to the Concorso has now closed.
Concorso is sponsored by Mauceri Motors.
- Spettacolo Dinner will be held at the Novotel in Glen Waverley on the Saturday 26th. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with interstate Alfisti. Dinner bookings have now closed.
The Dinner is sponsored by Hallmarc.
- Spettacolo Wash & Shine will be held on Sunday (27th) at Wesley College in Glen Waverley. Spettacolo 2022 will feature Carrozzeria Bertone. All Alfisti, whether Club Members or not, are welcome to display their Alfas – especially if they have Bertone examples! The Wash & Shine is sponsored by Zagame, while Hallmarc is the sponsor of the Bertone Display.
- Penrite and Bowden’s Own are the Spettacolo product sponsors.
Spettacolo will be CoViD compliant, as per Victorian Department of Health guidelines. While Spettacolo is an outdoor event, feel free to wear a face mask if you prefer. Sanitizer and face masks will be available from Spettacolo’s Administration tent if required.
Our final competition event for the year is on December 4th – Phillip Island Supersprints on the Grand Prix circuit. For those not competing, you are very welcome to come along to support the Club and enjoy a day watching historic motor racing. We anticipate holding Parade Laps for non-competitors at midday.
The Club’s Kids’ Xmas Party will be held on Sunday 11th December at the picturesque Emerald Lake Park. All club members, especially those with young children and/or grandchildren, are most welcome. There will be a picnic BBQ, boat hire, model train display and most importantly a visit from Santa. Please refer to the club website for bookings.
A big event for 2023 is the dedicated AROCA Club Display at the Australian F1 Grand Prix. This will be in conjunction with the Targa Florio Australia display. Note that participation in the display also provides an opportunity to join the Targa Florio Australia entrants in ‘Parade Laps’ at the Grand Prix circuit, but this will depend on track availability. Watch the calendar for updates.
The Club is seeking the services of members who can assist with several important Club roles:
- Register Coordinator: to supervise and coordinate all register activities across the Club
- Club Shop Coordinator: to manage the Club’s merchandise, paraphernalia and clothing
If you would like to volunteer for either of these, or to help with planning a Drive or Register event, or at a Club meeting, or to assist at Competition events, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Check the calendar on the Club’s website for new and updated events. You will also find information on Club events on the Club’s Facebook page, and in the Club’s quarterly magazine Cross + Serpent and the monthly newsletter Notizie Alfisti, which are available for download on this site.
Stay safe & well,
President AROCA (Vic)