Alfas go wild in the country

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First big gathering of the year for the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club was Spring Alfa Day on 23 April, where well over 300 cars converged on the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, a family-focused venue near Doncaster. The AROC caters for cars form all ages, with a broad range on show, from 1950s classics right up to the latest Giulias and 4Cs, with long lines of MiTos and Giuliettas, too. Of the older machinery, 105 Series models from Berlina to Spider were plentiful plus there were some excellent Alfasuds, Sprints and Alfettas. 

As John Griffiths from the club’s East Midlands Section pointed out: “The Spring event is always a relaxed affair and, though there is no formal concours, prizes are awarded for some of the best presented examples. The panel of experts had a real problem here because there were so many beautiful cars to pick from.” After much deliberation, the winners chosen were Matt Jukes with his spotless white Giulia Sprint GT; Nick Arthur with a splendid Alfetta GTV 2000; Paul Anderson’s Brilliant Blue 156 GTA Sportwagon in Brilliant Blue; and David Roberts with his one-family-owned 146 Ti.

Griffiths added: “As a marque, Alfa has many classics in waiting – notably the 916 Series GTVs and Spiders, plus the more recent 939 Series Breras and Spiders. Add in more recent Busso V6-engined cars from 164 to GTA and there is plenty to get excited about.” 

Find out more about the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club here www.aroc-uk.com

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