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Northwest Alfa Romeo Club

Northwest Alfa Romeo Club

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.

November 14 - NWARC Club Meeting

Election time!

My recognition plan for the November meeting changed so we improved upon the plans. As a real treat, we have the noted author Garth Stein coming to talk about the behind the scenes of writing, publishing, and promoting successful books. Maybe he'll give us an update on what Enzo has been doing and how life is with a daily driver Alfa. "...bought in California in 2011 off eBay sight unseen. Once I got it I realized immediately that if you’re going to buy a 1974 GTV 2000 you’re also going to need a Vespa since it’s going to be in the shop a lot. And if you live in Seattle you’re going to need rain gear for that Vespa."

As a bonus, we'll also have a second guest, Naveed Jamali who co-authored the book, How To Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent. The year was 2008, nearly two decades after the Berlin Wall tumbled and the Cold War was consigned to the history books. The Jeep was a black-on-black SRT8 6.1-liter Hemi V8 with 425 horsepower and all the subtlety of a cinder block through a giant plate of glass. I’d been waiting for this day for almost two years. I was the kind of American asset the secret-hungry Russians searched for, someone with the motivation and the technical expertise to deliver the goods. “We make an excellent team, you and me,” Oleg said. The binders were inside a large cardboard box in the trunk of my other car, a black Corvette Z06. “You could make a lot of money,” Oleg said.“What’s a lot?” I asked him. “That Corvette you are so proud of?” said Oleg. “What about it?” I inquired. “You could buy ten." he answered. Enjoy his story and buy the book ahead of the forthcoming movie.

Learn more info on Garth and Naveed.

Prior to these speakers we'll have a short business meeting that includes our annual elections. We have an open position for Secretary and every one of you present has the skillset to do this job for us. Please volunteer for this role before the nominations close!

Remember to bring your dinner, or order ahead and have it delivered between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Lastly, if you have any magazines to share remember to bring them along as well.

When: November 14, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Where: Wild About Cars Garage 11200 Kirkland Way Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98033

November 19 - Driving School

Driver Skills & Car Control Clinic
Just in time to brush up your wet-weather driving skills for the winter! Offering just the right combination of fun, challenge and learning, this clinic offers you the unique opportunity to experience the capabilities of your car in a safe and controlled environment.

Experienced and new drivers alike will benefit from the coaching and guidance of NWARC club experts in car handling, the proper use of ABS rakes, emergency stopping, collision avoidance techniques and decision making. The objective is to have fun, be safe and learn techniques to better control our vehicles on the road.

The track activities are designed and coordinated by chief driving instructor Mirko Freguia, and in-car coaching is provided by expert volunteers. All participants must have a valid driver’s license or valid learner’s permit.

Join us at Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA) for a rewarding time as a driver or volunteer. Register at Motorsportreg.

November 19 - High-Performance Driving Experience

NW Alfa Romeo Club event at Pacific Raceways.
The NWARC is hosting an open HP Lapping event on Sunday, November 19 in the afternoon for those of you who would like to drive your vehicles at speed on the track, and for those of you who would like to experience this historic track for the first time. NWARC will host afternoon lapping from Noon - 5pm, with checkin-in and MANDATORY driver meeting between 11:30am-12pm. This event is separate from the morning Driver Skills Course, but we encourage first-time track drivers to register for the Skills segment before getting on track in the afternoon. Registration for both events is now open.

We will have three 20-minute run groups: "Advanced/Race Cars" in Group A, "High/Low Intermediate" in Group B, and "First-time/Novice" in Group C. Please be aware that Group A is reserved for those drivers who have significant experience at Pacific Raceways or hold a current race license, and your experience will be carefully vetted. The "First-time/Novice" group is designed for those who are driving the track for the first time, and we strongly encourage these drivers to participate in the morning Skills/Car Control course first. This group will spend the first session on track in a lead-follow format with in-car instructors, and will have the opportunity to work with an in-car instructor for the remainder of the day if necessary/requested.

This is rare opportunity with the NW Alfa Romeo Club to drive at Pacific, and particularly at the very reasonable cost of $175 per driver. We have extended invitations to our fellow club members at Ferrari and Fiat, Audi, BMW and Porsche, as well as to our friends in the Conference racing community. We would like to invite all of you on this email list to join us on Sunday the 19th.

Please check out the event details, requirements and registration form on Motorsportreg. Space will be limited, so register today!

December 10 - Festa di Amici

Festa di Amici Holiday Party
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The 2017 holiday party will be held on December 10, once again at Marianna Ristorante in Renton. Join your fellow Alfisti for an appetizer buffet, beverages and the ever-popular silent auction. Then enjoy a sit-down dinner, followed by a presentation including the introduction of new club officers, the Alfisti of the Year award and Fred’s always- entertaining recap of the year’s activities.

The auction has always been successful because of the generous donations made by sponsors and club members. Auction items might include Alfa books, miniatures, art, services, gift baskets, wine, homemade treats, vacation getaways, dinners... be creative! To donate, contact Judy or Bill Gehring at 425-822-4231.

Registration for members and guests is $50 per person. Please register by December 3, selecting your entrée and dessert from the list below. Sign up at MotorsportReg or send a check payable to NWARC (plus your food choices) to: Bill or Judy Gehring, 129 19th Ave, Kirkland ,WA 98033

Entrees

  • Lasagna
  • Chicken Marsala with mushrooms
  • Chicken Picatta (lemon and capers)
  • Ravioli with Aurora Sauce and mushrooms (vegetarian)

Desserts

  • Tiramisu
  • Spumoni

Coffee and soft drinks are included. The full bar has draft beer, espresso drinks and wines available for purchase. If you have special dietary require- ments, please call Judy Gehring at 425-822-4231.

Holiday Party December 10
5:30-10:00
Marianna Ristorante
310 Wells Avenue Renton, WA 98057

Please Register by December 3

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.