The club calendar is filled with opportunities for motoring, social, or competition activities.
Please contact the secretary with additions/corrections to the club calendar.
Club members, join us for this popular Sunday morning drive through South Gippsland to the coast.
Start Time: 8.30 am for 9.00 am departure.
Meet at: Pelican Café, 85 South Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin.
(Turn in as plenty of off street parking at the rear.)
Route instructions will be provided at the start.
This will be an inspiring drive over a range of road conditions. There will be a short break to relax at the Grantville Bakery where coffee will be available along with all the usual refreshments. We will take a group photo and then proceed to our lunch destination at Kilcunda at midday.
Note that the usual Covid-19 Rules apply on the day and check-in with proof if vaccination is required.
Club Members are encouraged to attend with any Alfa Romeo.
Please confirm your interest for catering purposes: RSVP 29th January.
Contact: Karen Murray
Social Secretary M: 0401 036 649 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival organisers, in consultation with stakeholders and the City of Greater Geelong, now confirm the event will now be held on the 4th to the 6th of March, 2022.
Event Director Nicholas Heath said “We have worked closely with the City of Greater Geelong and State Government to secure our March 2022 date. We are sure that the community will be ready to get out and enjoy Geelong’s spectacular waterfront again.”
Geelong Revival are greatly appreciative of the unwavering support the event has received across the last nine years and will continue to provide updates on the event as they become available.
Each year the members of the Fiat Car Club of Victoria proudly display their vehicles for everyone to enjoy and admire the beauty of Italian automobiles.
A wide range of member’s and general public vehicles are displayed and countless other examples of fine Italian machines from Lancia, Alfa, Maserati, Ferrari, Abarth, Lamborghini, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Vespa et al. that invariably turn up to add to the colour on the day. The event provides a wonderful opportunity to see all these vehicles.
The Fiat Car Club of Victoria members look forward to seeing you at our next Annual Vehicle Concourse Display.
For 2022, The Alfa Romeo Brand will be the featured marque. We will partake in the following 2 displays:
- Featured Marque Display with a range of our Classic Concours Class cars and
- Alfa Romeo general car display.
Gary will be organizing the Concourse display (105 Register M: 0417 365 929 E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
For our general display, no booking is necessary.
Grounds of the Deaf Institute Australia, 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Start Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
The Club is holding a social dinner on Saturday 7th August for a limited number of people. We have a function room booked for 25 people upstairs at the Walter Hobson Room. This is a great chance to enjoy good pub food. This will be in a relaxed informal atmosphere.
This is the first chance we have had to have a dinner for some time and he Committee is looking forward to meeting new and existing members on the night.
Most importantly, we have a special guest speaker sharing his thought on Alfa Romeo related matters.
Location: Hobsons Pub, 19 -21 Melrose St, Sandringham VIC 3191
Times: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
COVID-19 Note: All attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend this event.
A fixed menu will apply $55 CASH only on the night for a 3 course set menu of selected items. Drinks available separately at bar prices.
Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.
Bookings essential: RSVP by 17 March 2022.
Contact Vice President: Sarah Pratt M: 0402 917 147 E: email@example.com
Alfisti Autumn Tour 2022
A joint AROCA Victoria and Alpine Alfisti Association of Australia Tour.
The Tour incorporates AROCA’s Cuore Sportivo and the Alpine Alfisti Forays in the Divide Tours. Participants must be a financial member of either AROCA Victoria or the Alpine Alfisti.
Commencing in Lilydale on Tuesday 29th March, the Tour will travel through Victoria’s High Country and then via the Snowy Mountains to Canberra in time for Auto Italia on Sunday 3rd April.
The call for Expressions of Interest to join the Tour can be downloaded [here]
The Tour will arrive in Canberra on Friday afternoon 1st April – allowing plenty of time to take in some sights and still prepare for Auto Italia.
Send Expressions of Interest to: Alpine.Alfisti@gmail.com
(include names of your crew and contact details)
Note: entry to Auto Italia is separate from registration for the Tour.
Details of past and future Alfisti Tours are available [here]
Auto Italia “is an annual showcase of Italian automotive design. Hundreds of exceptional cars, motorbikes and scooters gather each year nationwide, in celebration of Italian motoring history and the ongoing, cultural influence it has on the international landscape. If you own one of these beautiful pieces of art on wheels, are considering doing so, or just love to admire and talk about them, this is where you need to be.
Presented by the Italian Cars Association of the ACT since 1985”
Auto Italia 2022 will be held in Queanbeyan Park as it was in 2021.
For further details, visit the Auto Italia web site
Targa Florio Australia
Monday 4th to Thursday 7th April
Set in the picturesque surroundings of Albert Park, the Australian Grand Prix is one of the most popular races on the Formula 1 calendar.
Combining high-, medium- and low-speed corners with several overtaking areas, the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is challenging for drivers and offers an excellent spectator experience for fans.
The beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne pulls out all the stops on race weekend. You can enjoy all the culinary and cultural delights it has to offer when you join us for the only Formula 1 race on Australian soil.
CLUV DISPLAY – LIVE FAST Motor Fest
With the FIA Formula 1 World Championship confirmed to return to Australia in April, Victorian Motorsport Australia Car Clubs will again have the chance to display their cars at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
While previous years have seen up to 500 cars situated at Automotive Avenue on the Albert Park golf course, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) will be mixing it up next year and placing car clubs all around Albert Park.
Now known as the LIVE FAST Motor Fest, the new layout will see car clubs spread across the precinct allowing fans to get up close and personal with cars at multiple points as opposed to just one area.
The AGPC is now inviting Motorsport Australia affiliated car clubs to submit expressions of interest to showcase their pride and joys, which can be done here.
There are multiple benefits for clubs having their cars on show during the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
In addition to the exposure of being on the world stage and having more than 300,000 people attend Australia’s premier motorsport event, participants will receive two four-day general admission passes per car.
There will also be a special networking BBQ lunch on the Saturday which each car will get two passes for.
Each club will have the opportunity to select one of the following display site options, with optional display marquee packs also available:
- Display Site 1: 30m x 7m (up to 10 cars): $1300.00 inc. GST
- Display Site 2: 45m x 7m (up to 15 cars): $1950.00 inc. GST
- Display Site 3: 60m x 7m (up to 20 cars): $2600.00 inc. GST
- Marquee Pack: 3m x 3m Marquee Structure, 1 Trestle Table & 2 Astro Chairs: $650.00 inc. GST
- Marquee Only: 3m x 3m Marquee Structure: $550.00 inc. GST
ALL cars involved in the LIVE FAST Motor Fest display will receive more than $400 worth of benefits:
- 2 x 4-Day General Admission Passes
- 2 x Admit for Saturday networking BBQ lunch on Saturday 9 April 2022 (food and soft drinks provided)
- Promote your car club to the world stage
- Attract new members
- Connect with Australian Grand Prix fans
Expressions of interest close Friday 21 January 2022
All car clubs involved in the LIVE FAST Motor Fest display will be required to bump in on Wednesday 6 April 2022, and all display cars must remain on display for the duration of the event. The Albert Park precinct has 24 hour security to ensure the safety of our event.
Alfesta is the annual gathering of Alfisti in Australia
Alfisti is the collective noun for people who share a passion for all things Alfa Romeo related. This passion often starts as a gentle appreciation of the Marque, but typically develops into a deep, almost irrational, devotion. It transcends nationality, age, gender, language, politics and religion.
Each year, the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Australia issues an open invitation to Alfisti near and far to gather and celebrate all things Alfa Romeo. This gathering is known as an Alfesta!
In 2022, it is the New South Wales division’s turn to host Alfesta over the Easter long weekend of Thursday 14th April to Monday 18th April.
The location for Alfesta 2022 is the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast. Accommodation for Alfesta in-house attendees is the Waters Edge Boutique Hotel.
Go to the Alfesta 2022 Facebook page to watch our promotional video and for all the latest updates.
Whether you are a current Australian Club member or an overseas visitor from one of the many Alfa Romeo Owners Clubs worldwide, you will be warmly welcomed at this event.
Alfesta attendance is only open to financial members of an official Alfa Romeo Owners Club.
Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport
- Saturday and Sunday Club Display in support of the Shannon’s Walk car club showcase
- A dedicated club Show’n Shine will be held for the weekend for classic, modern classic and current model cars.
- Club BBQ on both days.
- Discounted entry will be available with ticket holders for both days (Saturday & Sunday)
- The Club is now organizing ticket reservations now.
Please note your intention to attend and partake in the unique competition event and social and Show’n Shine opportunity.
The Alfa Romeo Club has been invited to participate once again in the Maling Road Auto Classico in Canterbury with a display of 12 selected cars. Display Parking will be arranged so that club member’s cars can be displayed together as a group.
The Mailing Road Auto Classico has been a highly successful event in previous years, drawing large crowds to the display in the shopping strip and the entertainment again this year will see another great display that will include some really rare and unique vehicles from a number of different marques.
In addition to the car display and the entertainment, the Maling Road Traders will be providing a number of awards and special offers on the day.
The organisers of the Maling Road Auto Classico are really looking forward to the inclusion of a number of special Alfa Romeo vehicles in the event again this year’s to contribute to making this annual event even bigger and better.
Cars to be in position from: 8.30am . The display will conclude at 3pm.
Interested club members please provide Name, Vehicle and Contact details to:
Contact: Colin Edwards, Club Secretary M: 0409 739 833 E: Secretary@alfaclubvic.org.au