201902 Club Magazine - February 2019
The first AROC magazine of 2019 and there’s a new look to Alfa Romeo Driver this month. It’s been a long time since we made any major changes to the look and feel of the Club’s premier publication and the idea was to build on previous designs but create a slightly more modern, cleaner, easier to read layout.
As always, there’s still something for everyone in this issue – from pre-war to motorsport, from 105 series cars to 1990s cars – but we’ve also included an in-depth look at the car FCA built to revitalise the marque – the Stelvio. We have a ‘road test’ of the new Stelvio Quadrifoglio, a long-term report from an early owner, first impressions from a new owner of the QF a comparison of the fire-breathing SUV with a V8 powered 4x4 which is approaching its 70th birthday.
There’s a feature on a collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Bristol Cars which never quite came to fruition, the second part of Andrew Szemere’s chronicle of his 1750 GTV, Jon Dooley’s review of a new book which is essential reading for anyone with a passion for the Alfasud and Richard Reincke’s report on the AROC presence at the annual Marshals’ Track Day at Goodwood.
The new design also makes it easier for us to do things a little differently, and this month’s feature on the differences between the BTCC and TCR Giuliettas is an example of the kind of thing we’re now able to do.
And chairman John Griffiths’ detailing articles proved so popular that we’ve given him a regular column along with our usual and ever-popular auction round-up, modified cars, motorsport and workshop columns.