Welcome to the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club
We hope that you find this a great resource for getting the most out of your Alfa(s) and your club. Be sure to check out our events calendar for detailed information about our events.
Whether you're interested in meeting new friends at our monthly meetings, finding an old friend or your old car, participating in one of our driving school events or joining us for one of our excellent wine tours, you'll find everything you need to know right here. If you don't find it, you'll be able to find the right person to contact to help you out.
Sempreverde National Convention - Volunteers Wanted!
Calling all volunteers!
We’re still looking for volunteers to help out in all areas of Sempreverde, this year’s AROC National Convention, during the week of August 7-12. It’s based at the RL Hotel (the renovated Red Lion) in Olympia. We need your help to make this happen and to show off our club and our beautiful region to their best advantage.
How can you help? If you have a particular interest or area of special expertise, please tell us! If you’re just willing to help wherever we can use you, please tell us that, too! You could help with the competitive events in setting-up the Concorso, managing check points on the Gimmick Rally, directing cars on Track Day etc. At the hotel, artwork will need to be hung, we need help with Cell Phone Photo Challenge downloading and organizing, you could be a host on the Tacoma Museum Tour Bus or at the Alfas in the Parking Lot event. We’ll need volunteers every day to help at the Registration tables at the Hotel. Wherever you want to chip in, we can use your willing efforts! Please email us.
Enjoy the full convention experience by staying at the convention hotel so you will be close to all events and meet fellow Alfisti from around the country! Reserve your rooms at the Hotel RL now or call 800-733-5466 and mention the code NWAR0804 to secure your room for the convention. Pre-tours begin on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The Convention Registration opens on Wednesday, August 8 and wraps up on Sunday, August 12.
Sempreverde National Convention
Preparations for our upcoming National Convention are moving ahead fast! The Registration Form is now available online. Don’t forget to book your rooms at the Hotel RL soon; mention code NWAR0804 to get the convention rate.
Please keep in mind that several items are still being finalized and dates/times may change (a couple are already different from the registration form in the Owner), but start thinking about which events you want to attend. Sempreverde2018 is going to be a packed week of Alfa Fun!
|5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Pre-Convention Meet & Greet|
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Convention Driving Tour – Mt. St. Helens|
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Convention Driving Tour – Mt. Rainier|
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Convention Driving Tour – Pacific Coast|
|9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Board of Directors Meeting|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception|
|8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Centerline International Time Trials at The Ridge|
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00||Go Karts at The Ridge|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch-time Parade Laps at The Ridge|
|1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Fun-Khana at The Ridge|
|11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Bus Tour to Tacoma Museums|
|9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Gimmick Rally|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Town Hall Meeting|
|12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Car Wash|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Griot’s Garage Detailing Demo|
|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Alfas in the Parking Lot|
|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||WeatherTech Concorso|
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Wisdom of Collecting Alfas|
|4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Swap Meet|
|5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Book Signings|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||AROC No-Host Cocktail Hour|
|7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||AROC Banquet and AROC Annual Meeting|
|9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Arrivederci Brunch|
|5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||No Host Farewell Dinner|
MG Car Club Tulip Rallye - April 14
Make your plans now to attend the MG Car Club’s 37th annual Tulip Rallye on April 14! This is always a great way to start off your driving season, so reschedule anything in the way and plan to start from the Skagit Valley Mall in Burlington to wander the scenic roads of Skagit County.
Along the way, answer the gimmick questions, stay on course and enjoy the great variety of cars, including Alfa Romeos; there’s always an amazing mix. The competition is fun and tough amongst friends and family, but this year Fred and Cindy won’t be taking part so the rest of us have a chance! Check-in is from 8:00 - 9:30 am; don’t forget to bring your own lunch and a donation to the local food bank.
Fill out the registration form - it’s only $15 a car, pre-registered. Most important, make sure you enter “NWARC” as your Car Club Affiliation! Alternatives such as “Alfa Club” will put you in a different class when the awards are handed out, and any class with less than 5 entrants receives NO AWARDS!
So register now and plan to have fun!
Fiat Enthusiasts Northwest (FEN) Club All-Italian Show - April 15
The Fiat Enthusiasts Northwest All Italian Car & Motorcycle Show is a light-hearted, fun event, for Italian vehicle buffs and their fami- lies. All Italian cars & motorcycles, in any condition from projects to daily drivers to con- cours ready, are wholeheartedly welcome. Spend time with fellow Italian vehicle enthusiasts in automotive indulgence. No white glove inspections, no examinations for authentic restorations, simply pure en joyment from spending quality time with fellow car enthusiasts. No kit cars or replicas please.
XXX Root Beer Drive-in
98 NE Gilman Drive, Issaquah, Washington 98027.
Conveniently located just off I-90 at eastbound exit #17.
5th Annual Garden Tour - Saturday June 2
Mark the date on your calendar for the 5th Annual Alfa Garden Tour! This year we’ll be visiting three special gardens on the Kitsap Peninsula.
We’ll start at the Albers Gardens in Bremerton, have lunch in Bremerton and then drive to the Elandan Gardens and Brothers Greenhouses in Port Orchard.
Despite being featured in several local and national publications, Albers Vista Gardens remains a little-known gem in Kitsap County. Divided nto 15 distinct areas, it provides great inspiration for Northwest gardeners.
After lunch we drive to Elandan Gardens, a waterfront site on the shores of Puget Sound with a world-class collection of bonsai. Finally, we stop at The Brothers Greenhouses, a retail garden center with inspirational gardens including a Hobbit House!
Save the date! More details will be announced later this year.
Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1
Alfa Romeo is partnering with Sauber F1 for the 2018 season. The team will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team (no word yet on what the livery will look like). Alfa won the first two driver's titles of the sport in 1950 and 1951 with drivers Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio respectively. The company hasn't been involved in the pinicle of motor racing since 1985, during the first turbo era. Welcome back Alfa!
NW Alfa Club classifieds
Check out some of our classifieds to see if you can find your next Alfa or some parts for your project.