202002 Club Magazine - February 2020
February 2020 Edition
The February issue of Alfa Romeo Driver will be hitting doormats this week.
We’re in reflective mood – looking back at the 2019 BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship – which saw the first triple-champion in the 38 year history of the series – and forward to the 2020 series under the auspices of the 750 Motor Club. We also look forward to some of the anniversaries we’ll be celebrating in the Alfa Romeo Community this year – with significant milestones for a number of models, one AROC Section, a famous coachbuilder and, of course, Alfa Romeo itself.
George Whittaker takes a stroll down memory lane, recalling the twists and turns of 55 years of Alfa Romeo ownership – while Chris Lamb traces the family history of one 1750 Spider over two generations and 50 years. Richard Reincke reports on last December’s Goodwood Marshals Club charity track day, which, as ever, was well attended by AROC members.
Jon Dooley’s popular historical series on Alfa Romeo factories this month covers the momentous transition from Portello to the vast, modern complex at Arese.
We were very impressed with the response to the membership survey we ran in December and wanted to make sure that the results were fed back as soon as possible. John Griffiths summarises your feelings about the Club – and some of the ways we intend to continue to improve our offer to members as a result.
And, of course, John also has some advice for those of us who like a shiny car – his Detailing column this time highlighting some of the best new products of the last 12 months. Jamie Porter lays the details of his new two litre MiTo racer bare, John Williams rounds up the latest restoration and auction news and Richard Murtha reports on Alfa participation in two Historic Endurance Rallying Organization events - the Le Jog reliability trial and the Icelandic Saga - and on preparations for the coming season.