Alfa Owners of New England is proud and excited to be hosting the AROC National Convention in 2004! We hope that you join us up here in New Hampshire, where the summers are cool and green, for some...
Track time on the road course of the famous New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, NH
Zig-zagging around a challenging autocross circuit
Zipping around the countryside on a tricky TSD rally
Drag racing at New England Dragway in Epping, NH (woo-hoo!)
Ogling lots of other great cars, old and new(-ish), at our Alfa-only concorso
Taking an Alfa tour through the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire
Participating in the AROC Directors meeting to help set our direction in the coming years
Dining on some fine New England offerings at our Banquet and Luncheon affairs, plus many other venues
Enjoying some family fun, including a Pinewood Derby for the kids and shopping and sight-seeing junkets for those who don't wear Nomex
And hangin' out, kickin' tires, tellin' tales, and otherwise gettin' down 'n' dirty with a bunch of like-minded Alfa cuckoos!
About AONE's Convention
The AONE Convention Committee is chaired by AONE Director Brian Shorey. Approximately 25 club members have formed a core group for the purpose of planning and bringing off a great Convention. Our Convention Committee has also enjoyed the cooperation of our friends in the Connecticut, Long Island, Michigan, and other chapters. In addition to having hosted the AROC National Convention in 1987, the Connecticut chapter holds an extremely well-organized, fun, and safe Time Trials weekend every year at Lime Rock Park attended by Alfisti from all over the Northeast, and their expertise in producing such events will prove invaluable to the Convention track day efforts. Likewise, our Michigan friends are great at holding Autocross events and will be helping to make that event a smooth and fun affair.
About Our Theme
Julie Turns 50! A lot of us, on both the near and far sides of 50 years, feel that we no longer look as good or perform as well as we did when we were young. Not so Julie! The Alfa Romeo Giulietta, first produced in 1954, is completely timeless, both in terms of her stunning good looks and agile performance. Her 50th is well worth celebrating, big-time! Let's do it up right!
Click here to read a brief history of the Giulietta written by long-time AONE member and Giulietta owner/racer Jim Hayes.
Click here to read a delightful little booklet contributed by Jim, published by Alfa Romeo, Inc. (ARI) circa 1963, with good advice to owners of Alfa Romeos of any vintage.
This is not just a Giulietta convention, however—far from it! It's a celebration of all things Alfa Romeo! Bring your Alfa, whether it's 50 years old, a majestic 90, or a mere 10—they're all wonderful cars and we want them all to have a chance to enjoy our New England roads!
AONE is one of the nation’s oldest AROC chapters and has been the home of many nationally recognized AROC members throughout the years. After founding member, past President, and newsletter editor “Father” Fred Di Matteo retired to Florida some years back, our chapter floundered for a while, with our ranks dropping to a low of about 190 members. But the past several years have seen a hearty revitalization with a new President and set of enthusiastic Officers. Our newsletter, Velocissima, the source of vast amounts of Alfa information over the decades, has been back on a monthly schedule since early 1999. Around the same time, a club web site was established (www.velocissima.com) that carries all of our newsletter information and much more, and has become a popular resource not only just for AONE members but also for Alfisti throughout the country, currently averaging over 60 hits per day. Club events of many types—tours, rallies, concours, track, and social events—are held on a regular basis averaging one a month. As a result, our membership has grown to over 270 members, unprecedented in an age when Alfas haven’t been available in dealer showrooms for over eight years.