During the first weekend of May, from the 4th through to the 6th,
the inaugural international Alfa Romeo GT owners' meeting
took place. The meeting was organised by the German internet
forum alfa-gt.de. This is a growing internet 'community' of
more than 200 fans of the new Alfa Romeo GT Coupé with
members located in Europe and as far as Australia.
international meeting took place in Oehringen, Germany at
the Alfa Romeo agency Klaiber in Baden-Württemberg.
participants joined up with the meeting during the evening
hours of the 4th May in a special area prepared by the
Klaiber agency. The drivers and their Alfa GTs came from
Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In total 35 Alfa
GTs took part as well as other Alfa Romeo models. After
initial hellos from the organisers and the agency the Alfa
GT cars were at the centre of discussions. Each single car
was examined and there was much talk.
It was also
possible for the participants of the meeting to test drive
other Alfa Romeo cars in the dealership. So drives were
possible with an Alfa 147 GTA powered by LPG, with a power
boosted turbodiesel Alfa GT JTD or also with the new
differential-fitted Alfa GT JTD Q2. Another Alfa GT, fitted
with Lamborghini-style upward-opening doors and a power
boosted Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS were also demonstrated.
Klaiber showed a great deal of enthusiasm in helping to
realise this meeting. After this all
the Alfa GT cars made a pleasant round trip deep into the
attractive Oehringen country-side, in the Hohenloher county.
All the Alfa GT cars made a round trip into the
Oehringen country-side, the Hohenloher county.
During the tour it was also possible to visit the
car museum in the ancient castle.
During the first weekend of May, from the 4th through to
the 6th, the inaugural international Alfa Romeo GT
owners' meeting took place.
During the tour it was also possible to visit the car museum
in the ancient castle. After this visit the cavalcade
continued, finishing later on, again at the car agency. Then
it was time to award prizes, a cup was given for the longest
distance travelled to join the meeting, a cup for the most
beautiful Alfa GT and also the so-called
“Knight-Sport-Medal” for the most exact estimation of the
highest fuel price. Later on all the Alfa GT drivers
received a small parcel from Alfa Romeo Germany. The day
finished in the homely old town of Oehringen with a communal
the next day all participants could enjoy their cars and the
nice countryside again on another round trip across idyllic
Waldenburg, and so an excellent meeting was wrapped up on
what was a very sunny day. The Alfa GT community pleasingly
embraced this meeting very well and showed great team
spirit, so we are now already collecting many new ideas for
next year and the next international Alfa GT meeting. In the
meantime the 'community' is set to grow as more new Alfa GT
fans join. For further information please visit
by Gerrit Heidenreich