Podcasts | Alfa Romeo Owners Club


Join our Alfa Romeo Driver magazine Editor Guy Swarbrick in our new Podcast series as he meets figures from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the wider Alfa Romeo community and talks openly on topics for the listening pleasure of our members. 

Guy's interviewing technique ensures you hear the real opinions and honest views of the participants, which are therefore not necessarily the views of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK.

As each new Podcast is recorded, it will be simultaneously posted here, on our Youtube channel, on iTunes, Google, Spotify and our preferred platform Podbean automatically. 

So choose your favourite platform for listening on your preferred device, get a tea or coffee and settle down for some great Alfa Romeo content.

And be sure to look out for announcements of new episodes on our Members' Forum, our Facebook page and our Club News.

We guarantee some interesting, no holds-barred interviews and discussion, on (mostly) everything Alfa Romeo.

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Episode 36 - Laurence Preston

Guy Swarbrick sits down with Autolusso Bournemouth proprietor and GTA/Busso expert Laurence Preston to talk about his introduction to the motor trade, how he started and grew his business, his plans for the future and the cars he's owned including his Ferrari 355!


Episode 35 - National Alfa Day Round Table

Guy Swarbrick sits down with Club Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright and Board Member David Faithful to look back at some of the highlights and memorable moments of our incredible National Alfa Day, with 1,150 Alfa Romeos all in one place!


Episode 34 - Vicki Butler-Henderson

This week, Editor Guy Swarbrick talks with our National Alfa Day special guest Vicki Butler-Henderson about her life, her love of racing, cars, TV work, her latest Youtube channel as well as lots of other fascinating topics! Absolutely not to be missed!


Episode 33 - National Alfa Day Round Table

This week, Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with John Griffiths, Nick Wright and David Faithful to discuss the upcoming National Alfa Day on 27th June, how the plans are coming together, Vicki Butler-Henderson and other Alfa-related topics!


Episode 32 - Best-Selling Author James Oswald

This week, Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with best-selling crime fiction author James Oswald who makes his return to Alfa Romeo Driver in the June issue with the story of the restoration of his 156 GTA Sportwagon.


Episode 31 - No Such Thing As A Brera Quadrifoglio

In this special first anniversary episode, this is our take on the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast from the TV show QI, with Alfa Romeo fun facts and interesting topics that not many people know!


Episode 30 - Andrew Banks of Alfaholics

In this episode, Guy Swarbrick explores the fascinating world of Alfaholics with Andrew Banks, finding out about the parts and restoration business, their history and of course their GTA-R development recently tested by Chris Harris on Top Gear!


Episode 29 - Section and Register Round Table

In this episode, Guy Swarbrick has a roundtable discussion with three fabulous women of AROC - Carol Corliss our Pre-War and Vintage Registrar, Mel Westwell our Goodwood Section Secretary and Kirsty Hodson our Thames Valley Section Secretary and GT Registrar!


Episode 28 - 2021 Formula One Preview

In this episode, Guy Swarbrick talks to Alfa Romeo F1 team boss Fred Vasseur, Technical Director Jan Monchaux as well as views from Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi to get the insight into the 2021 Formula 1 season and the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team plans!


Episode 27 - Paul Plant of Bianco Auto Developments

In this episode, we meet  co-owner of Bianco Auto Developments, serial Alfa racer and collector Paul Plant! Paul discusses how he was drawn into Alfa Romeo, his journey with Bianco, his racing success (real and virtual) and his enormous collection of Alfa Romeos including 2 Nring editions!


Episode 26 - Meet the Board with Duncan Langford

In this episode, our Editor Guy Swarbrick meets AROC Board member, serial Registrar and Club Social Media lead Duncan Langford to hear of his Alfas, his history as a Registrar, how he joined the Board and what his role(s) entail!


Episode 25 - Stellantis: Where does Alfa fit?

In this episode, we join our Editor Guy Swarbrick, Club Chairman John Griffiths and Board Member David Faithful to discuss Stellantis and their views on what that means for Alfa Romeo and the other brands now part of the merged group!


Episode 24 - Jamie Porter of Alfa Workshop

In this episode, we have a fascinating interview with Alfa Specialist and Alfa Romeo Driver regular columnist Jamie Porter from Alfa Workshop! Listen to his frank discussion with our editor, Guy Swarbrick, on all things Alfa Romeo past, present and future!


Episode 23 - Meet the Board with John Timms

Learn about the history, the cars and the important role that our Finance Director has in the running of our Club! An insightful, informative and relaxed discussion which will give you great insight into the internal runnings of AROC!


Episode 22 - Mystery Guest!

Featuring our normal round-table guests, this episode is a bit different - featuring an inquisition of a mystery guest who never normally gets to be interviewed! But who will it be? Tune in to find out - it's a cracking listen!


Episode 21 - Club of the Year 2020 Round Table

Following the Alfa Romeo Owners Club winning the Classic & Sports Car CLUB OF THE YEAR 2020, we run an un-scheduled round table discussion with Guy Swarbrick, John Griffiths, Nick Wright and David Faithful to talk about our win, how it came about, and lots of other topics and news about the forthcoming year!


Episode 20 - Automotive Podcast Advent Calendar

If you've been enjoying our podcasts, we thought you might want to try other automotive podcasts, so Guy Swarbrick runs through our full advent calendar of podcasts you might grow to love over the festive period! The list of all podcasts can be found HERE


Episode 19 - Saber Ali

In this episode, we meet Alfa Romeo super salesman Saber Ali from Research Garage in Nuneaton, who shares stories on his 4C, his thoughts on AROC, the car industry and particularly his role as one of the lead sales teams for FCA in the UK!


Episode 18 - Bi-Monthly Round Table

Another of our bi-monthly round-table discussions with our Alfa Romeo Driver editor Guy Swarbrick, Club Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright and Club Board member David Faithful.


Episode 17 - Alfasud Registrar Ian Brookfield

In this episode we learn about the Sud history of Ian Brookfield, our Alfasud Registrar, who has owned more than 50 Suds and has a fascinating history with Alfas!


Episode 16 - Part 2 with Jonathan Griffin

In the second part of this two-part podcast, our Board member Jonathan Griffin tells more about his days racing Alfa Romeos, and explains how he joined the AROC Board and what his role on the Board is (good and bad)!


Episode 15 - Meet the Board with Jonathan Griffin

Meet one of the AROC Board members, Jonathan Griffin, and hear the fascinating story of how he was introduced to Alfa Romeo and his early cars, and his early introduction to the world of Alfa Romeo racing and his memories of Jon Dooley.


Episode 14 - Round Table with Damien Dally

Meet the FCA UK Country Manager for Alfa Romeo and Jeep, Damien Dally who gives us a fascinating insight into how he got his first role with Alfa Romeo, his love of the 916 and Brera, his view on our current offering and lots more besides!


Episode 13 - MiTo vs Giulietta

A MiTo vs Giulietta contest between our MiTo Registrar David Faithful and our Giulietta Registrar Alexander Black, with our Alfa Romeo Driver Magazine Editor Guy Swarbrick acting as both our host, referee and judge!


Episode 12 - Detailing with Chairman John Griffiths

Our Club Chairman John Griffiths talks about everything you need to know about detailing (and how it came to be called detailing), and covers the four key stages of washing, decontamination, polishing/correction and protection!


Episode 11 - Motorsport Coordinator Richard Murtha

Motorsport coordinator and Lancashire Section Secretary Richard Murtha talks of his long history with Alfa Romeo, his early days with his breakers yard and starting racing along with his views on the motorsport of today, plus much more!


Episode 10 - 159 Register With Chris Macdonald

159 Registrar Chris MacDonald talks of his love of Alfa Romeo, his passion for modified cars (‌including his amazing 159 Sportwagon) and his plans for the future of the Register!


Episode 9 - Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer

Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer talks with us on topics including the history of the show, the move to the USA, his passion for Alfa Romeo (and the Sud in particular), the Montreal that got away and much, much more!


Episode 8 - 110th Anniversary Panel Discussion

An extra-long bonus edition as our regular panel of Guy Swarbrick, John Griffiths and David Faithful are joined by AutoItalia's Michael Ward to discuss Alfa's 110th Anniversary celebrations, our highlights from the last 110 years and what we hope to see from the marque in the future.


Episode 7 - Lockdown Photo Competition Judges

Meet two of the judges from our Photo Competition and hear their views on the finalists. And look through the images discussed in our Gallery here while you listen.


Episode 6 - The New AROC Archive

Meet Section Secretary Grant Richardson, Alfa Romeo legend Jon Dooley and our webmaster Bill Smith to hear about the launch of the new Club Archive, what was involved and what the future holds!


Episode 5 - Andy Robinson - ARCA Coordinator

The 750MC Alfa Romeo Championship Coordinator, Andy Robinson, tells us what is involved in moving all the pieces of the Alfa Romeo Championship, how he got involved and what is happening this year in the exciting world of Alfa Romeo racing!


Episode 4 - Carol Corliss, Pre-War Registrar

Our Pre-War Registrar, Carol Corliss, tells some extraordinary tales about the golden age of vintage motoring, her 1750 Zagato that she bought when she was just 20, and some terrific insight into the vintage pre-war Alfa Romeo scene. Genuinely fascinating and fun!


Episode 3 - Meet The Manager with Nick Wright

Our Club Manager, Nick Wright, talks with Guy Swarbrick and gives us insight into the role of the Club Manager, his 10 year history in the role and some fascinating behind the scenes observations about how AROC operates, as well as some chat about Nick's own Alfa Romeos.


Episode 2 - The AROC Virtual Racing Championship

Guy Swarbrick discusses the Alfa Romeo Owners Club Virtual Racing Championship with guests Rob Whitney, Elio D'Alessandro, Alex Smith and Timothy Perry, alongside Nick Day from Chris Knott Insurance, the Championship sponsor.


Episode 1 - Meet the Board with David Faithful

Guy Swarbrick tackles a refreshing no-holds barred interview with the newest member of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club Board covering subjects including the future of the club, how the club handled the Parts Service, David's views on Facebook, modified cars and other insightful topics.



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