About AROC | Alfa Romeo Owners Club

About AROC

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) Ltd. was formed in 1964 when Alfa Romeo cars had started to become more numerous in the UK. Since then, the popularity of the marque has increased and Club membership has grown to approximately 3000. The majority of our members live in the British Isles, but we do cater for overseas subscribers.

The objectives of the Club, as set out in the Memorandum of Association, are: "the encouragement of all activities associated with the use of Alfa Romeo vehicles, the development of an interest in the tradition and culture of the Alfa Romeo marque and the promotion of such sports and social activities, between persons interested in the same." In other words, if you are interested in driving, racing, maintaining or showing a modern, classic or vintage Alfa Romeo, or in spectating at Alfa Romeo motorsport events, or enjoying the company and support of a group of people who are, this non-exclusive club has something for you.

AROC's management team co-ordinate the activities of some thirty local or "area" sections spread throughout the UK and Ireland and a technical support network of "model" registers, each dedicated to a particular type or model of car. The management team is responsible for organising our flagship national events, such as National Alfa Day, as well as an official presence at various classic car shows and other Italian car events. It also organises track days and the AROC Victor Ludorum Championship for members competing in Alfa Romeos.

The Club maintain close ties with Alfa Romeo UK and the dealer network but remain entirely independent. We are also in regular contact with Alfa Romeo Owners Clubs all over the world, exchanging magazines and communications, encouraging our members to visit overseas events and welcoming visitors from abroad.

Events

National Alfa Day is the Club's main summer event usually held at a large country house style venue with plenty to do for all the family including; the annual Concours d'Elegance competition, displays arranged by the model registers and/or area sections, trade stands our Club Shop and more.

Other regional gatherings invariably feature in the Club calendar and the season always opens with "Spring Alfa Day".

The Club maintains a presence at a number of indoor and outdoor Classic Car events, such as the "Auto Italia" International Classic Car Weekend at Brooklands.

Visits to Alfa events in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany have also been organised and popular motoring holidays to Italy and Ireland feature regularly.

Area Sections co-ordinate other Alfa Romeo events, often open to other Italian marques, including substantial annual events such as MITCAR (Midlands Italian Car Day), Scottish Italian Car Day and Southern Alfa Day.  There are also often events in Cotswolds, East Anglia, Yorkshire and more.

The Events page on this website has a comprehensive list of forthcoming events

The Club Magazine

Every member receives six bi-monthly magazines per year.  The magazine is professionally produced and printed in A4 -sized full colour 80 page format.  Every edition is full of fascinating articles on a host of Alfa Romeo-related topics including event reports, Club and industry news, Model Register and Area Section reports, plus a wealth of special features written by club members and professionals.  It has deservedly won awards.

Area Sections

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club is organised into local groups called Area Sections which currently number around 30. They hold regular meetings and have their own calendars of events which have a keen following. It is hoped that all members within striking distance of an area section will give their support to its activities. Members are free to attend as many Area Sections as they choose, there are no separate subscriptions or formal ties.

Model Registers

The Club has (or is associated with) an expanding number of model registers whose purpose is to help owners of new or old cars by sharing information related to restoration, maintenance, spare parts and insurance valuations. For more information visit the Model Registers page on this website.

Social Media

The Club operates a Facebook group which is also open to non-members. (See ‘Official Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK Facebook Group’.) A central Twitter account is also in regular use. (See ‘@AROC_UKOfficial‘)

A discussion forum on this website is frequented by a number of Alfa Romeo marque experts offering advice on most technical matters. Forum access is free to members.

Directory Of Services

The AROC maintains a Directory Of Services which is the UK's most comprehensive listing of Alfa Romeo dealers, servicing and restoration specialists and parts suppliers. The directory is available via this website. Many companies offer discounts on parts and services to AROC members and a list of these is maintained in the Club’s member-only Forum.

Motorsports & Track Days

Alfa Romeo has a tradition of excellence in motorsport and the Club actively encourages its members to participate in all forms of competition. The Club operates a Victor Ludorum, which awards points to entrants competing in any form of motorsport with an Alfa Romeo, culminating with end of year prize awards and trophies.

Track days for Club members are organised in conjunction with well known commercial organisations.

Club Shop

AROC Operates a shop stocking a large range of clothing, mugs, stickers, keyrings and more, all at attractive prices.  See www.arocshop.co.uk



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