Coming up next we have Cars & Coffee at the Old Ferry Boat at Hollywell near St Ives, details below. Then the big one for the section, Spring Alfa Day at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, expect 500 plus Alfas of all ages, details below, remember entry is by pre bought tickets only, link for that below too!
We had a great first Cars & Coffee meet of the year, venue was the Liberator Cafe at Old Buckenham Aerodrome in Norfolk. It was good to meet some new faces and some new cars. The Tonale was well received, and much prettier in the flesh than in photos, the interior is a nice place to be too! I think I photographed all the cars, but I know I missed one, mine! But as I washed it on the dark it was probably just as well! That black Stelvio is a beast!! 4c turned my head as usual!! So did Kens boat tail and a GT looks good in white. Photos on the section facebook page, see below
I have booked a stand for 35 cars for Kimbolton and 30 for Helmingham. A number of events seem to be changing their booking systems. Kimbolton wants you all to book online, but then you have to tell me you’re coming, then I have to confirm the number going, and book a space big enough! (Comment has been made re last year’s stand being undersize!) There will be no need for the wristbands as I guess you’ll print your own ticket. Tickets will be available via www.Ticketsource.co.uk, currently only general admission are available.
Helmingham and Glemham I will have to book as a block so let me know which you want to go to, the Oaksmere which is on the same day as Glemham will be a come and go as you please relaxed event.
We have a very busy series of events this year, in some new areas and venues, plus some Sunday morning Car and Coffee meets which are getting very popular, we also have a major clash in September with three on the same day, let me know your choices! See below;
Saturday 8th April Cars and Coffee, 9am till 12pm , Old Ferry Boat, Holywell, Holywell Front, St. Ives. PE27 4TG, Coffee, a breakfast and a good natter, come and go as you want!
Sunday 16th April Spring Alfa Day next year will be on the 16th April at Duxford Imperial War Museum
Since we were last there as a club, they have rejuvenated the American Air Museum so a great selection of Alfas and an updated American Hall to see and all the usual attractions, the workshops are always worth a visit.
Tickets on sale here https://www.tickettailor.com/events/alfaromeoownersclub/853316/
Tuesday 25th April, 7pm, Monthly Meet, The Elm, Moat Lane, Abbots Rippon, Huntingdon, PE28 2PD
Saturday 13th May 12 noon Fish and Chips with the Essex Section, Flora Tea Rooms, Beach Road, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3EN Fish and Chips and a stomp down the beach, round the Museum about Dunwich’s history or just wander round the village and ruins.
Thursday 25th May, 7pm Monthly Pub Meet, The Old Ram Coaching Inn, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR15 2DE
Looking Further Ahead! And further afield! Clash Alert!!!
Sunday June 25th Quadrifoglio Day
We have three events on the same day, we are of course free to go to all, but do we need to pick one as the ‘prime’ section event, do let me know your thoughts!
Sunday 3rd September, Southern Alfa Day, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TZ
Sunday 3rd September, Italian Car and Bike Day, The Oaksmere, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AJ
Sunday 3rd September, Classics at Glemham. Little Glemham, Suffolk, IP13 0BT,
Don’t Book Via Their Website!! This year they have moved to the Helmingham format of me having to buy all the tickets, in one go. So that if you want to go, do let me know and tenner up front!! No need to rush though!
I hope to see you soon
Graham Simper, Alfa Romeo Owners Club, East Anglia Section Secretary