Alfa Romeo Club Dealer Visit & Tour, Oct. 30, 2022

The New Jersey Chapter of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) sponsored a combination dealer visit/drive event on Sunday October 30, 2022, which saw a significant turnout of older Alfas along with some newer vehicles. The dealership, Alfa Romeo of Englewood Cliffs (NJ), located on Route 9W, graciously opened its doors to us on a Sunday morning, providing coffee and breakfast treats while we owners took advantage of the opportunity to mingle under sunny and unusually warm late October skies.

 

The size of the group was impressive; aside from six Spiders, there were five Bertone Giulia Coupes, a Milano, a 4C, and modern Giulias and Stelvios. A Fiat 500 Abarth rounded out the Italian entries. As the owner of a GT 1300 Junior, it was most interesting to me that there were four 1300 Juniors present, 3 Coupes and a Spider, incredible given that the model was never officially imported to the U.S.

 

 

After our morning soiree, some of us joined our tour leader Scott Klion and followed him in his red Giulia on a scenic ride up the Palisades Parkway and around Storm King Highway in NY, ending with a lunch at the charming Painter’s Tavern in Cornwall-on-Hudson. I’ve always admired how Alfa owners love to drive their cars in a spirited fashion, even if I in my 90-HP Junior struggled to keep up! My wife and I had a long ride back home from the restaurant, but it was good to get out, put some miles on ‘Junior’, and see some of my old Alfa friends again.

 

1300 Junior Spider

 

Spider in nero

 

Series 4 Spider in rosso

 

Argento Spider

 

Spider in Inglese Verde

 

Hard to tell, but this Spider is dark green

 

’73 GTV, with GT 1300 Junior in nero behind it

 

 

GTV in rosso

 

 

Your scribe’s GT 1300 Junior in Muschio Verde (musk green) next to a Spider

 

This ’68 GT 1300 Junior in Bluette was recently restored

 

Rosso Milano, the only Busso V6 there

 

A 4C in a shade of blue I’ve not seen before

 

A current-generation Giulia

 

Fiat Abarth

 

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