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2016 - Christmas Party
On a warm summer's day, Club members gathered at the West Toowong Bowls Club to wrap up the year. We enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch, then congratulated this year's trophy and award winners. 2016 also saw another Life membership awarded - this time to long-serving Club Treasurer Garry Spowart. Photos by Keith Faulkner and Darryl Bell.
2016 - October Mid-Week Drive
Alfa Romeo Mid-Week Drivers joined members of the E+F Type Register of the Jaguar Drivers Club in a countryside drive following the Cobb & Co Route to the Qld Transport Museum and Cafe in Gatton. Thanks to Steve Bowdery for these photos
2016 - Alfa-Fiat Bocce Challenge
The annual Bocce challenge between AROCA and the Fiat Car Club, sponsored by Avanti Spares and APF Motors, saw a great turnout from both clubs. In one of the hardest fought games we've seen to date, AROCA ended up victors by a single point. Photos by Keith Faulkner.
2016 - FestItalia Display
AROCA and the Fiat Car Club were invited to display a small number of vehicles as part of the 2016 Festitalia held at Spencer Park, Newmaket. Festitalia is the annual celebration of all things Italian and features entertainment, displays and lots and lots of food! The event attracted thousands of participants and many people enjoyed a close inspection of the Alfas and Fiats lined up. In particular, many very young members of the public delighted in the opportunity to sit in the seat of a classic car. Potential future Club members, perhaps? Photos by Keith Faulkner.
2016 - Festival of Italian Motorsport
A great weekend of Motorsport at Lakeside Raceway. As well as action on the track, there was a great display of Italian cars off the track. Photos by Darryl Bell and Keith Faulkner
2016 - Peak Crossing
Another successful event with 202 cars and just under 400 people attending. Over $5,000 was raised for the Fassifern Valley Rotary Club. Photos by Darryl Bell, John Anderson and Scott Nelson.
2016 - Lakeside Racing - Italian Challenge
A few shots from Round 8 of AlfaComp - Italian Challenge - at Lakeside Raceway over the July 9 & 10 weekend. Photos by Peter Salmon and Darryl Bell.
2016 - Day Run to Hiddenvale
A pleasant drive through the Scenic Rim on a perfect Winter's day, ending up at Spicers Hiddenvale resort for lunch. Photos by Peter Mathews, and Marcelle and Roseanette Du Toit.
2016 - Morgan Park Racing
A selection of shots from Round 3A of the Queensland Super Sprint Series at Morgan Park Raceway on 25th and 26th June, 2016. Photos by Peter Salmon.
2016 - Maclean's Bridge Display
Alfa Romeo returned to Maclean's Bridge year at the Belmont Rifle Range
2016 - Run to the Jags
Our Club was invited to visit a private property to have a tour of ten Classic Jaguars which have been restored or are being restored. Photos by Peter Mathews and Steve Bowdery.
2016 - Alfesta
South Australia played host this year. Photos by Darryl Bell and Peter Mathews.
2016 - Observation Run
This run started at Mt Cootha and finished around lunch time in a park location for a picnic and BBQ. Photos by Peter Mathews
2016 - April Mid-Week Drive
Photos by Peter Mathews
2016 - March Club Night and Alfa 4c Spider Launch
The Club was by Euromarque to attend the official launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider on our usual Club Night. Photos by Peter Mathews.
2016 - Mid-Week Drive - Esk via Rosewood
On Tuesday 23rd February, 25 Drivers in 17 cars enjoyed a longer than normal Mid-Week Drive through countryside we have never traversed before to Esk for breakfast. Pictures by Darryl Bell and tony Nelson.
2016 - Mt Tambourine Weekend
A great weekend of Alfisti enjoyment, organised by Ian Hyland. Photos by Peter Mathews.
2016 - First Club Night
Competition Secretary, Mark Jackson, got the year of to a flying start with a showing of his race car. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - Qld Raceway Thank You Day
Qld Raceway extended an invitation to people who took part in QR Sprint days or Race Meetings throughout 2015 to take to the track for a last few laps of the year. Photos by Peter Mathews.
2015 - Christmas Party
A good turn out of members came together to celebrate the festive season at the Coorparoo Bowls Club. Photos by Robyn-Ann Mathews
2015 - AROCA Sprint #6
The Club members who participate in competition evens had a great year with some meomorable events. These shots by Peter Salmon are from the last event of the year at Queensland Raceway.
2015 - AROCA Vic Spettacolo
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Vic Div) held its annual Spettacolo Concorso and Show 'n Shine at Wesley College, St Kilda Road campus in basking in glorious sunshine. Peter Mathews visitedf and took these photos
2015 - Mid-Week Drive - Final for the year!
A pleasant drive concluding at a private country property at Peak Crossing for breakfast as our last Mid-Week Drive event for 2015. Photos by Darryl Bell, Doug Stonehouse and Stephen Bowdery.
2015 - Queensland Raceway Sprints
Two of our club members competing in the Open Street Sprints
at Queensland Raceway on Sunday 25th October 2015. Photos by Doug Stonehouse.
2015 - Mid-Week Drive to Kooralbyn
E+F Type Register of the Jaguar Drivers Club invited Alfa
Romeo Mid-Week Drivers and Triumph Club for Wednesday 21st October drive to The Valley Kitchen Cafe at Kooralbyn. Photos by Betty and Darryl Bell and Tony Nelson.
2015 - Stanthorpe Weekend
The popular annual weekend away to visit Stanthorpe and surrounds. Photos by Darrly Bell, Darryl Green and Peter Mathews.
2015 - JH Classics Day Run
A combined Austin Healey and Alfa run to visit the workshop of JH Classics. Photos by Peter Mathews.
2015 - Concours d'Elegance - Ormiston House
The inaugural AROCA Qld Concours d’Elegance was held on Sunday 27 September at Ormiston House, Ormiston. Nearly 60 Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lancias turned out for a stunning display on the manicured lawns of this historic house. Photos by Chaitali Bansal, Darryl Bell, Keith Faulkner and Peter Mathews.
2015 - Lakeside FOIM and Happy Laps
As part of the Festival of Italian Motorsport once again some of the non-competitiors had a chance to get out on the track. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - Gold Coast Hinterland Run
Checking out the marvelous roads around the Gold Coast Hinterland with an eclectic mix of vehicles. Photos by Wim and Darryl.
2015 - Mid-Week Drive with Austin Healey Club
AROCA Mid-Week Drivers were invited to join fellow AROCA
member and Mid-Week Driver Paul Blake, with his Austin Healey
President's hat on, Wednesday 9th September for a very detailed drive
from Redbank via Ipswich, following the Cobb & Co route past
Walloon with a coffee stop in Rosewood. At Grandchester, Paul shared
his knowledge on steam trains and the history of the construction of
the Victoria Tunnel, which shaped our train service to this day. We
then stopped at the Pioneer Village at Laidley, where we discovered
Paul's love also for tractors. This gave us a brunch arrival time at
one of our favorite cafes, the Eagle Rock Cafe in Laidley, where
Denise had reserved some front door parking for some of us. Photos
by Tony Nelson and Darryl Bell
2015 - Peak Crossing Car Display
On Sunday 30th August 2015, the Alfa Romeo Club was invited to
join with 13 other car clubs to a private property where only car club
members and family participated without attendance by any general
public. In total, 188 cars displayed from classic to brand new. The event's charity was the local Rotary Club who provided an
excellent fare from morning tea to lunch. Photos by Peter Mathews and Darryl Bell.
2015 - Day Run South to Binna Burra
A good turnout of members on an overcast but warm Sunday for this day run through the Gold Coast hinterland to the Binna Burra Teahouse for lunch. phots by Darryl Bell and Peter Mathews.
2015 - August Club Night
August Club Night was held on the Ekka public holiday, so there was a fairly small turnout. Members who did attend were given an opportunity to get up close and personal to a drag car owned by Bob Frawley. With the rear end up on stands, Bob even fired up the 800hp engine for a five minute run, which no doubt woke up the neighbourhood! Photos by Darryl Bell and Keith Faulkner
2015 - July Mid-Week Run
A group of eighteen braved the coldest morning of the year so far and turned out for the breakfast run to Hinze Dam via
Canungra and Beechmont. They were, however, rewarded with a great drive! Photos by Darryl Bell
2015 - Run to Alfa Farm, Tweed Heads
A group of intrepid Alfisti ventured south of the border to visit Alfa Farm and check out John Thompson's collection. The group also found time to lunch at the Regatta restaurant, Tweed Heads. Photos by Peter Mathews and Darryl Bell.
2015 - June Mid-Week Run
Steve Bowdery planned the route, chose the breakfast venue and led 13 Mid-Week Drivers in 8 Alfa Romeos from Maccas Goodna through all weather conditions, via Gatton, Ma Ma Creek to Allora, so Tony could show us his favourite country town and butchery, then on to Warwick Gardens Galore for breakfast and lots of Alfa Romeo chatter. Photos by Steve Bowdery and Val Halasz
2015 - June Club Night
Tony Poulos, one of our Club's Founding Members, displayed his immaculate Alfetta GTV. This is not a standard road car but an extensively modified Sports Racing Sedan fitted with a turbo charged 2litre Alfa engine as well as extensive modifications to suspension and body, with an all up racing weight (car + fuel + driver) of 970Kg. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - Cooyar Run
A pleasant winter drive via Esk and Crows Nest to the Cooyar Pub for lunch. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - May Mid-Week Drive
Ron and Bubbles Schulz scouted out the Relais Bressan
Restaurant at Flaxton for our Mid-Week Drive. Having 33 participants is a challenge for any venue to cater and they did so with grace and ease. Photos by Peter Congram and Steve Bowdery
2015 - May Club Night
Club member Paul Blake, a veteran restorer of cars with a collection of Alfas and Austin Healeys, brought along his newly acquired Alfa 2600 as well as a Healey, to display to meeting attendees. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - April Club Night
Euromarque Brisbane hosted April Club Night where Club members and other invited guests were able to get up close and personal to the new Alfa 4C as well as other Alfa and Fiat models. Photos by Keith Faulkner.
2015 - Alfesta - Victoria
Queenland Club member Darryl Bell captured these pictures at the 2015 Alfesta held in Victoria over the Easter long weekend.
2015 - AutoItalia Canberra
AutoItalia is an annual display of Italian automotive design and excellence held on the Lawns of Old Parliament House Canberra. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - March Club Night
Host for the "away" Club Nigt was Jay Watson at his Superior Automotive Group workshop at Albion. On show was his concours-winning GTV 2000. As usual, Bernie manned the BBQ and cooked up a load of gourmet sausages.
2015 - February Mid-Week Drive
A record attendance for a Mid-Week Drive with 34 participants on our first run in 2015. After a pleasant 1.5 hour drive through picturesque countryside, we visited Cafe Metz at Canungra, who efficiently catered for our large group. We reprised a famous "Marilyn Monroe" moment and sang "Happy Birthday Mr President" to our own Club President who had a milestone birthday the week before. Some members heard the call of work and returned earlier while others took the time to catch up a little longer. Pics by Steve Bowdery, Darryl Bell and Peter Mathews.
2015 - February Club Night
The first Club Night of 2015 was a special event with Joe Wilson's Freccia d'Oro and Lancia Aprilia on display. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2015 - Morning Run to Sunshine Coast
A dozen cars and about 25 members turned out for the first run of the year. In overcast conditions, the group explored the sunshine coast hinterland before heading to the coast for lunch. Pictures by Rory McClelland and Darryl Bell.
2014 - Christmas Party
Club members gathered at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast for Christmas lunch on Saturday 6th December. The next day, a group continued the celebration with a country drive and lunch at Flutterbies Cafe.
2014 - FOIM at Lakeside Raceway
The Festival of Italian Motorsport is the highlight of the Club competition calendar! It also features a Show n Shine that sees a good turnout of Italian cars. This year, there was also the opportunity for non-competitors to get on the track for a few happy-laps. Photos by Serge, Peter Mathews, Nat & Diana Belluomini.
2014 - 17 Sept Mid-Week Drive
Another well attended Mid week Drive with 20 members and 3 visitors participating. Our 2 hour drive took us through some of
the most scenic parts of SE Qld to Spring Creek
Cottages and Cafe for breakfast. Afterwards, some of us visited Queen
Mary and Dagg's Falls before returning home. Photos by Stephen Bowdery and Peter Congram.
2014 - Combined Clubs BDO
Alfa Romeo members joined with Jaguar members on an early morning drive to a private property at Peak Crossing, where the E-type Register in conjunction with the property owner had an event where selected car clubs were invited to join with like minded people and support the Fassifern Rotary Club - over $2,000 was raised. Photos by Peter Mathews, Deb Lord, Neil and Jenny Summerson, Scott Nelson and Tony Nelson.
2014 - August Club Night at Avanti
Our Club night on the Ekka public holiday was hosted by Richard Anderson at Avanti. Bernie Campbell cooked up a storm with gourmet sausages and we even had a visit from a Piaggio coffee truck! photos by Keith Faulkner.
2014 - Day Run - Springbrook and Hinze Dam
Approximately 30 members turned out on a glorious Winter day for the run to Spingbrook via Canungra and Hinze Dam organised by Doug and Cynthia Earl. Pics by Peter Mathews.
2014 - 15 July Mid-Week Drive
The E-type register combined with AROCA for the first ever combined Mid-Week Drive. A fine day with lots of banter about Jaguars dropping oil and Alfa drivers wanting to go first so they did not slip on the oily roads. Breakfast at the Eagle Rock Cafe in Laidley and afterwards some members went back to a Jaguar members home to view his large collection of Classic Jaguars. Photos by Darryl Bell and Tony Nelson.
2014 - 2 July Mid-Week Drive
An all time record of 32 Drivers in 21 Alfa Romeos and 1 Corvette enjoyed fine but chilly conditions following country roads to an excellent breakfast location at Canungra Winery. Thanks to Steve and Julie Bowdery, Darryl Bell and Peter Mathews for submitting photos.
2014 - June Club Night
Guest Speaker for the evening was Rick Stock of "Motoractive" who demonstrated on a member's car a number of Meguire's Car Care products. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2014 - AlfaComp Sprint
8th June AlfaComp Sprint at Queensland Raceway. Photos by Stephen Bowdery
2014 - Anglehurst Village Classic Car Picnic
Photos by Peter Mathews.
2014 - May Mid-Week Drive
Another of our popular Mid-Week Drives, this time heading north to the Sunshine Coast. Photos by Peter Congram and Darryl Bell.
2014 - Italian Challenge - Lakeside, Dakabin
A good field of Italian machines turned out for this event, with some great racing as a result. Photos by Darryl Bell and Ben Isaac.
2014 - Morgan Park Super Sprints Round 2
Photos by Steve Bowdery.
2014 - Alfesta - Royal Pines resort - Gold Coast
A small selection of photos from Alfesta 2014 held over the Easter long weekend. Pictures by Keith Faulkner, John Anderson, Evan Bottcher, Jenny Webb, Nicholaine Cantle, Peter Cowan-Lunn and Mark Buchanan.
2014 - March Mid-Week Drive
Another great Mid-Week Drive, this time to Mt Tamborine where 23 members attended for breakfast at a cafe and then morning tea generously provided by Ian and Corien Hyland at their home, after members had a great time looking through his and her sheds.
2014 - AlfaComp Sprints - Queensland Raceway
The 2014 AlfaComp kicked off with Sprints at Queensland Raceway. Photos by Darryl Bell.
2014 - January Day Run to Sunshine Coast
The first Social event of 2014 saw a good turnout for the northside run up to Buderim. Photos by Peter Mathews
2013 - Christmas Party
The Christmas Party was a sensational success with around 75 attendees on a beautiful summer’s day with a cool breeze. Photos by Peter Mathews
2013 - October Mid-Week Drive
17 Drivers in 11 Alfa Romeos took to the road early with destination the Earl property - where breakfast was graciously supplied by Doug and Cynthia. Highlights included Cynthia's bromeliad plant
collection and Doug's Land rover project. Photos by Steve Bowdery.
2013 - Scenic Rim Day Run
Photos by Peter Mathews
2013 - September Mid-Week Drive - Laidley
Another successful Mid-Week Drive - this time a return to the Eagle Rock Cafe, just reopened after the 2013 floods. Photos by Tony Nelson and Darryl Bell.
2013 - August Mid-Week Drive
A perfect Queensland winter morning - photos by Shirley Grant
2013 - June Mid-week Drive to Maleny
A brisk winter morning saw a group of hardy Alfisti head off for a mountain drive. Photos by Peter and Jenni Congram.
2013 - Aspley Alfa Dealership BBQ
One of the local dealers hosted a BBQ for Alfa and Fiat devotees.
2013 - Mcleans Bridge at Lakeside
The annual gathering of Classics attracted a great crowd as usual. Alfa Romeos were one of the featured Marques given pride of place on the main straight!
2013 - Auto Italia Canberra
Auto Italia 2013 celebrated over 40 years of the Alfasud. Club member Darryl Bell took these photos of the event
2013 - Italian Challenge, Lakeside
Some great pics of the 2013 Italian Challenge at Lakeside by Darryl Bell.
2013 - Day Run, Samford to Maleny
Perfect weather saw a good turnout for our run in the country. Pics by Darryl Bell and Peter Mathews
2013 - Day Run + Willowbank Show n Shine
The first social event for 2013 was a Day Run and Show n Shine at Willowbank, in conjunction with the Fiat Car Club national meet.
2013 - November Mid-Week Drive
Photos by Tony Nelson
2012 - Day Run + Go Carts!
Day run north through the Sunshine Coast hinterland with our destination being the Big Kart track.
2012 - Annual Alfa-Fiat Bocce Challenge
After a hard-fought battle, the Alfa Club emerged victorious! Thanks to our sponsors - APF Motors and Avanti Spares.
2012 - September Mid-Week drive
Another delightful early morning outing exploring the great country roads around Brisbane
2012 - August Club Night at Avanti Spares
One of our popular "away" nights, visiting Richard Anderson's Avanti Spares at Northgate. The centrepieces for the evening were two rally cars being prpared for a NZ rally.
2012 - Mid-week Drive - Laidley Eagle Rock Cafe
Ten Alfas (including SIX Spiders) and a Maserati braved a very cold Winter morning for a marvelous drive to the quiet country town of Laidley for a 1950s breakfast!
2012 - June Club Night
June Club night was an "Away" night with a vist to GT Motors at Albion
2012 - Turismo Tasmania
For the 50th anniversary of the iconic 105 Series Alfa, Alfisti from around Australia celebrated with a tour of Tasmania.
2011 - FOIM Show n Shine
Held as part of the Festival of Italian Motorsport at Lakeside Raceway, the display attracted some interesting vehicles.
2011 - Driver Training - Lakeside
One of our very popular driver training sessions, held at Lakeside Raceway in very damp conditions
2009 - Italian Festival - New Farm Park
AROCA displays under the trees at New Farm park in Brisbane for a celebration of all things Italian!
2008 - Stanthorpe Weekend
October in Stanthorpe is still pretty chilly, but that doesn't disuade our members from their annual trip to the wineries.
2005 - AROCA 30th Anniversary Dinner
Members past and present gathered at the Aspley Tavernetta to celebrate 30 glorious years of the Queensland Club.
Classic Images of Alfa Romeo
Selected images from Alfa Romeo advertising and promotional events.
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