A sudden rush of events for winter days. The one needing your immediate attention is an invitation from the Michigan chapter of the Ferrari Club of America for AROC members to visit Brothers Custom Automotive, 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, January 27.  The address is 317 Park in Troy near the Clawson border, east of Livernois/Main St., south of Maple. Breakfast munchies and lunch will be provided. This is essentially a custom Autorama-type hot rod shop, but I’m certain the will be happy to fabricate small bumpers to hide the mounts on an Alfetta GT or any other part you might want. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, January 25.

 
Next we partner with FCA-Michigan again for “The Devil is in the Detailing” at Motor City Auto Spa on February 25, 1-3 PM in Royal Oak Matt Lifter, the owner, will discuss the ins and outs of detailing.  He will provide munchies and give away a detailing package. RSVP to Jim Pawlak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, February 22. The address is 901 W. Eleven Mile Rd. in Royal Oak, east of Woodward/west of Washington. Thank you to AROC and FCA member Lauren Mendelson for arranging the event.
 
I’d also like to have a group gather at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the Monet exhibit, just for its own sake. We’ll fly that past the board at the next meeting. Which brings us to our next topic: The AROC monthly meeting at Mi Zarape in Pontiac on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 PM.
Perhaps we can get Richard Davisson to open his shop for a tour this winter. Richard performs custom and restoration work only on Alfa Romeos. One of his cars even won at Autorama. Yes, hot rod Alfas as well as stock. He even built a GTAm replica and a fierce GTV for FCA design chief Ralph Gilles. The specs read more like a custom Hellcat, but it’s an Alfa Romeo. We’ll work on it if there is interest from members.
 
It’s time to register for The Tail of the Dragon Tour, Located near Deals Gap on the North Carolina–Tennessee state line on US Route 129, the Tail runs from Tab Cat Creek to Deals Gap and has about 318 curves in its course to the Blue Ridge Parkway, hence the name Tail of the Dragon. A registration form is at https://fs24.formsite.com/Brett67/form15/index.html  This tour will be all Alfas and Fiats, April 5-8. A link and info is on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/detroitalfaromeoclub/
 
Also on our facebook page are links to a video of Driving a Stelvio on ice, an Alfa 6C rumor from “reliable” sources and Sergio Marchionne telling that he wants Alfa Romeo in IndyCar racing.
 
Don’t forget our Italian Happening Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/italianhappening/
 
Hope to see you at several events,

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Welcome to the new and improved Alfa Romeo Owner's Club of Detroit website for 2017. We hope you enjoy your visit.  AROC Detroit's members offer opportunities for car lovers of all stripes to enjoy and appreciate their cars, as well a sense of belonging to one of the oldest Alfa Romeo Clubs in America. We gather monthly at various restaurants in the greater Detroit region to visit, bench race, plan the next event, learn about the last event, and to experience Italian food, of course. 
Owning an Alfa Romeo is not a prerequisite of belonging to the club, nor that of participating in the many activities we organize; only an appreciation of the Marque, it's history, and an appreciation of "sports cars" in general.  We have members who own, not only Alfas, but Fiat and Ferrari automobiles.  We also sport the usual 'daily driver' type cars as well.
This website is aimed at providing the reader with information about the Club, it's membership, and the various activities.  It will also be a resource of information about keeping your classic Alfa running, news information about the newest Alfa Romeos.  There will be a technical section with articles written by our membership as well as links for more info on the National AROC Library.
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