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April 2017 Iniezione

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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.

April 6-8 - PIR Swap Meet, Portland, OR

The Portland International Raceway (PIR) Auto Swap Meet will return to the racetrack at 1940 North Victory Blvd. for its 12th annual event from Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8; hours are 7am to 5pm daily. one of the racetrack's most successful events, drawing nearly 2,000 vendors that set up on every available space of the five-mile road course. From memorabilia to mini bikes, gas pumps to garage flooring, and tools to transmissions, the swap meet is a gearhead's dream.

Admission is $7 per day, and free for children under the age of 12.

Parking is $10 per day, or hop on the MAX Yellow Line, which stops just outside

PIR's main gate. One of the recommended ways to visit the booths is by non-motorized bicycles, which are allowed on the track; attendees will want to tow a trailer/wagon behind that bike for proper parts transport.

April 11 - Group 2 Motorsports

lease join us for the next NWARC Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, April 11, at Group 2 Motorsports in Ballard. As usual, we meet at 6:30 PM to visit, talk shop, check out the cars in the shop and enjoy the dinners we each pre-ordered or brought along. Then after a short business meeting shop owner John van Rensburg will talk about Group 2's new services (including an updated relationship with Nurburgring/Spa specialist Ron Simon and a new dealership for Alfaholics parts), followed by a discussion of the benefits and challenges of turbocharging! As illustration he'll demonstrate three projects currently under way, two BMWs and an Alfa V6.

April 11, 2017 6:30 'til 9:00 PM Group 2 Motorsports, 2600 W. Commodore Way, Seattle WA 98199.

Food details: Remember to order your food ahead of time and have it delivered to the address above by 6:45 PM, or bring a dinner with you.

April 16 - FEN All-Italian Car Show, Issaquah

Fiat Enthusiasts Northwest's Eleventh Annual All Italian Car Show is at the XXX Root Beer Drive-In in Is- saquah! This event always brings out a wide variety of fine Italian machinery, and spectator ad- mission is free. Yes, it's on Easter Sunday, but it's worth the trip.

FEN's show is a light-hearted, fun event, for Italian car buffs and their families. All Italian cars, in any condition from projects to daily drivers to concours-ready, are wholeheartedly welcome. There will be no white glove inspections, no examinations for authentic restorations, just the simple enjoyment that comes from spending quality time with fellow car enthusiasts. However, no kit cars or replicas, please!

Location: XXX Root Beer Drive-in, 98 NE Gilman Drive, Issaquah, WA 98027, just off of I-90 at eastbound exit #17. Check-in and day-of-event registration begins at 8 a.m. or so; the show ends at 3 p.m. or so. Questions or comments.

April 22 - MG Car Club Tulip Rallye

Make your plans now to attend the MG Car Club's 36th annual Tulip Rallye on April 22! Reschedule anything in the way and plan to start from the Skagit Valley Mall in Burlington and 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. The competition is fun, but tough amongst friends and family. Don't forget to bring your own lunch! Register online then plan to have fun!

June 10 - Alfa Romeo Garden Tour

Join us for the 4th Annual NWARC Garden Tour on June 10, 2017. Heronswood Gardens, Kingston, WA, Windcliff Garden, Indianola, WA

This year we will have a special treat! Renowned gardener, Dan Hinkley will guide us on a tour of both his Heronswood and Windcliff Gardens. Dan Hinkley is an American plantsman, garden writer, horticulturist and nurseryman who collects rare and unusual plants from around the world for his gardens. The original garden, Heronswood, is set in a shady glen. The newer Windcliff garden is on the bright, windswept shores of Puget Sound. Each garden has unique collections for its environment.

There will be two routes to get to Kingston on the Kitsap Penninsula. The Seattle group will meet at the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry and then drive the short distance to the Heronswood Garden. A group from the South Sound will meet in Gig Harbor and drive north to Kingston.

The Heronswood tour will begin at 10:00 AM. Later, pre-ordered box lunches will be delivered to a covered picnic area at Heronswood. After the lunch break, we will visit the Windcliff Garden.

The cost is $20.00 for Heronswood and $10.00 for Windcliff. You may choose both or either garden to visit. Box lunches will be provided by Market Fresh Catering and will be charged for separately. . Driving directions and lunch menus will be sent upon RSVP to .

June 30 - NWARC Eighth Annual Pre-Historics Barbecue

Northwest Alfa Romeo Club - Eighth Annual Pre-Historics Barbecue, 3p at the Patiz home, Auburn, WA. On the first day of the Pacific Northwest Historic Races at Pacific Raceways, club members Gary and Marie Patitz.

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