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.
Pasta Sauce Cook-Off - Sunday Feb 18, Wright/Lombardo’s
The Pasta Sauce Contest is back!
Bring your best sauce, then choose from one of the two different pastas available, regular and gluten-free. Our hosts will provide the boiling water, cooked pas- tas and soft drinks. If you want, bring a side of salad, biscotti, veggie or wine to share and compliment the wonderful pasta flavors.
The judging will be as impartial as ever(!), though everyone will surely have their favorites. And this year the winner will receive a hand-crank pasta-making machine! While you’re there, explore the beautiful grounds of Fred and Kathy’s water-front home, following the trails down to the water and across to the several beaver ponds, which have been much expanded from prior years. Do remember to bring waterproof shoes/boots as the trails will certainly be more than a little wet and muddy!
When: February 18th at 1:00 pm. Sauce judging begins at 2:00 pm.
Where: Fred Wright & Kathy Lombardo’s home: 3843 85th Avenue NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Enjoy the friends, food and a walk on the beach.
This is always a great event; come and show us what you can do!!
March Club Meeting - March 13 - The Shop
Tour of The Shop!
A special meeting at Seattle’s newest car storage, maintenance and social hang-out location! After a 6:30 pm dinner in The Shop’s on-site restaurant, The Derby, our club meeting will start at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by a tour of the Shop’s facilities and the amazing variety of cars and motorcycles stored there.
Please Note: dinner space at The Derby is limited , so reservations will be essential if you want to eat there.
Otherwise please have dinner elsewhere, and just show up at 7:30 pm for the meeting and tour.
2233 6th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134
Citroen Club Spring Drive - March 18
Once again the NWARC is invited to join the NW Citroen Owners’ Club’s Annual Spring Drive Tour! This year - the 7th such event - the run is on March 18th, 2018. Last year we had beautiful blue skies and sunshine, not to mention the usual variety of rare and unusual cars! The route this year is the same 66 miles of fun twist and turns on back country roads, with a pit stop in Black Diamond, WA. The tour ends in Auburn, in time for lunch.
This is really a fun drive on these NW roads, and with weird cars and great camaraderie, too! Socializing starts at 9:00 am with a drivers’ meeting at 9:50 am, aiming for a 10:00 am departure.
When: Sunday, March 18
Where: Starbucks, 6977 Coal Creek Parkway, Newcastle, WA 98059 Please RSVP so I know how many copies of the route instructions to print up! If you have any questions, please call me at 425-306-8525.
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.