We have recently changed to having Italian dinners out instead of monthly meetings. Business will be discussed as needed at theses dinners. We will still have meetings as needed, so please check this website for details of both meetings and dinners.
Everyone is invited to come and join the fun. These are very informal events, so even if you are not a member and only want to check out our club, please just stop by. If you like Alfas, we would like to meet you.
Jeremy Clarkson- Top Gear
The Alfa Club of the Rockies is all about having fun. We love our cars, but it is really about the people. We are a casual club that enjoys driving, and equally enjoys stopping for a meal and a refreshment at a fun roadside café.
For 2017 we are planning many events to get you and your Alfa out on the road. We are dedicated to everything Alfa, and the enjoyment of these amazing cars. Join the club, and join us for drives, museum tours, Circo (our yearly track event) and if you are really brave, come on down for a dinner or event.
Check this website often for updates on upcoming events and information. The sooner you come out, the sooner you will be having fun!
The Alfa Club of Colorado was formed in 1968, much in the way other clubs were: Two Alfa owners, Bob Mather and C.J. Terry, put fliers under the wipers of every Alfa they saw on the streets of Denver and Boulder. They became the club's first president and vice president, respectively. Both have beautiful Spiders. Tech sessions at local dealerships, tours into the mountains, and social events followed. From the early 1970s and you'll see numerous contributions from members of the Colorado club. At the club's core was a group of technical experts who dissected their cars' mechanicals and wrote about how to trouble shoot and improve what they found.
Indicative of the strength of the club's leadership and the club's high regard nationally, the 1973 and 1977 national conventions were held in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen, with its club racetrack and comfortable mountain town ambience (more accessible in 1973 with convention room rates at $19 a night), was the popular site of an annual Alfa club weekend for a few years. In the late '70s and early '80s, Colorado Alfa owners autocrossed with great enthusiasm at several Front Range locations, scoring each event until champions were determined at season's end.
By the late 1980s, autocrossing was almost gone, replaced by the growing popularity of wheel-to-wheel vintage racing. A half-dozen Alfas, mostly Giulia Spiders and GTVs updated with 1750cc motors, participated in Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing events each weekend. The early 1990s saw a stable, strong club with a wealth of activities for members.In 1994, the club hosted its third national convention (Alfa Sulle Montagne) at Copper Mountain Resort, which included track time at Second Creek Raceway in Denver, an autocross, a rally and a hill climb above Dillon Reservoir. In 1995, the club's first annual Alfa Circo (Circus) at former Stapleton airport attracted about 60 Colorado cars and over 100 people for a full September day of auto-related activities for the family. In 2011 the club changed its name from Alfa Club of Colorado, to Alfa Club of the Rockies. This change added Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and western Nebraska to our region.
For the future, look for mountain driving tours, a strong turnout for the CP concourse held in June at Arapahoe Community College, a possible convoy to the national convention, Aspen in August, Automezzi Italian car show, Alfa Circo and the club's annual Christmas party. ACOR is governed by a seven-person board of directors who meet monthly. All board meetings are open to members. Our club's current president is Scott Walker. He can be reached at 303-902-8486. Our club is affiliated with the National Alfa Owners Club. Annual dues are $60.00, of which $10.00 goes to ACOC for local events and publishing the local newsletter. Membership entitles one to the monthly magazine Alfa Owner and a wealth of technical information. If you have any comments, suggestions or would like one of us to get in touch with you please email us directly.
|Sat Aug 26 @ 8:45AM in 7 days|
To cap our summer driving fun we're planning for a quick trip around the Lariat Loop.
The Loop is a combination of two historic automobile drives from the 1920's, the Bear Creek Scenic Mountain Drive and Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive. The Loop was Denver's answer to folks wondering what drives they can take in these newfangled autos to see the local mountains and experience the wonder that is Colorado.
We'll meet in Morrison on Saturday morning, 26 August at 8:45 just across from the Conoco at Morrison Road and C-470. From there we'll start our run on the Loop through Morrision to a place just up the canyon for breakfast. After a chance to chat with our group members over eggs and/or coffee we'll push on through Evergreen and returning to Lookout Mountain (starting point for one of our earlier drives this summer). Taking some of those great curves, we'll drop down into Golden and return back to Morrison.
Should be a great time, 40 miles of Western Adventure and you'll still have the latter half of your Saturday for other fun things. No need to RSVP, just show up in time for the Driver's Meeting at 9:00 and our departure by 9:10 AM. See you there!
|Tue Aug 29 @ 6:30PM in 10 days|
For our August Dinner Out we're planning to join our host, Tom C., at Coperta located at 400 E. 20th Ave. in Denver at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, 29 August.
Coperta has a focus on Rome and southern Italian fare. They are committed to local sourced farms and ranches. They bring a host of European culinary expertise and nostalgia for favorites such as butterscotch pudding pie, olive oil cake and gristle, southern Italian style doughnuts along with seasonal gelato.
Please join us to talk about the great Alfa Romeo events we've enjoyed this summer; drives through the high country and northern Colorado, car shows and get togethers with our fellow Alfa aficionados. We'd love to chat with you over a great wine, picked by Coperta's certified Sommelier, Jon, or spuzzlia, spaghetti or Italian wedding soup for dinner.
For more details on Coperta, please check out their web site ( http://copertadenver.com/ ).
|Fri Sep 15 @12:00PM in 27 days|
Colorado Grand Concours d’Non-Elegance Cancelled
Due to circumstances beyond the Colorado Grand's control, the Colorado Grand has regretfully cancelled its traditional Saturday-morning concours d’non-elegance, usually held at Lions Head in Vail. Still, enthusiasts can see the cars and meet the entrants at the four lunch stops:
Tuesday, 9/12: Steamboat Springs, Howelson Hill
Wednesday, 9/13: Gunnison, Pioneer Museum
Thursday, 9/14: Ridgway, Hartwell Park (near the True Grit Cafe)
Friday, 9/15: Salida, Riverside Park (near the Palace Hotel)
Also on Friday, 9/15, spectators are welcome to watch the cars crossing the finish line at Lion’s Head in Vail, from about 3 to 5 PM.
The 2016 Grand attracted 90 pre-1960 sports cars and generated over $500,000 for small Colorado charities and communities. This year they hope to do even better!
Please check out all the details on the Colorado Grand's web site ( http://co1000.com/ ).
|Fri Sep 15 @ 5:00PM in 27 days|
The 2017 Alfa Maserati 100 Mystery Rally and Tour
The rally will start in Vail on Saturday Sept. 16th at 10am.
Saturday will be our rally day with a fun and interesting drive to Salida, Colorado. We will be staying at The Palace Hotel in Salida. This is a smaller hotel built in 1909. It only has 14 rooms, so if you plan to go on the trip, please make reservations ASAP. We will have other hotel recommendations as needed, when the Palace fills up.
Sunday will be a tour day, taking us from Salida to the beautiful town of Redstone where we will be staying at the amazing Redstone Inn. The Redstone Inn is a wonderful old hotel with a fair number of rooms, but again, make your reservations soon.
Monday will be our homeward bound day, bringing us, well, home.
This years rally is shaping up to be a very fun one, with some new twists and turns!
Although we have reserved a block of rooms for Rally participants, the Palace and Redstone can only hold those rooms until August for us. Then the general public will be free to reserve the rooms for their vacations. Since these are smaller hotels, please make your reservations soon as we expect the reserved rooms to be taken by club members excited to make this great drive with us.