The Alfa Club Croatia chose the landmark
football stadium in Split as the venue for
its autumn meeting which drew Alfa Romeo
owners' from all over Croatia and as far as
Italy and Germany.
successful meetings in 2005 and 2006, the Alfa Club
Croatia decided that its early autumn meeting would be
organized again in Split. Split is the second big city
in Croatia and the biggest city on the Adriatic coast.
It is also usefully connected with many ferry lines from
have quickly become traditional Alfa Club events, which also
built on the 11th meeting of Alfa Club Croatia which in the
spring of this year celebrated his second birthday. However
last weekend a beautiful sunny day for all Alfisti
started at 10:00 as the participants gathered on parking
forecourt of the Autocommerce dealer in Split. Sightseeing
and photographining Alfa Romeo's from all over the country
could begin. In salon of Autocommerce were on show all
current models of Alfa Romeo cars.
A big column of
more than 70 Alfa Romeo models was in place by late morning
and at 12:00 they began a drive to the centre of Split where
the main meeting was scheduled to take place. Alongside the
most beautiful stadium in Croatia – Poljud - was perfect for
taking pictures of the Alfa Romeos taking part. The fist
event at the stadium was a drive session to demonstrate
skilfulness. Awards were excellent. The first award was the
Alfa Romeo GTA Chrono Rattrapant. All together there
were 25 drivers, including 3 excellent female drivers.
Drivers went out on to the trail, going one by one. After
that followed the first of the individual timed laps which
would find the overall winner of the contest, and of the
first 10 drivers going through to the second lap, was one
lady pilot in a very good fourth place.
the second lap got underway it was time to shared out the
prizes for the most beautiful Alfa Romeo car present at the
day. The most beautiful Alfa Romeo cars were chosen by a
commission of five accidental visitors. The prizes were won
by a glorious red Spider which came from from Split, and the
owner of an immaculate Alfa 166 who had come from Germany.
The winner of the second timed run was driver of Alfa 145
1.6 Boxer from Rijeka, while second place was taken by a
driver from Krk, at the wheel of an Alfa 147 JTD. Third
place was a pilot from Sibenik behind the wheel of an Alfa
156 2.5 V6. In fourth place was the fastest lady, in an Alfa
145 1.6 Boxer from Zagreb. There was also a lottery in which
took part all Alfisti.
Finally the Alfa Club Croatia's organisers prepared a
surprise event for which there would be seven male-female
couples taking part. The object wasn't to be the fastest:
the winner was to the woman who in two of the track made her
passenger least nervous. Blood pressure and the pulse was
measured after the run and showed that the winners were a
couple from Split, driving a black Alfa 156. After that
event the meeting was set to end.
The Alfa Club
Croatia would like to offer thanks to all Alfisti,
and especially to the Alfisti who came from Split and
who organised this meeting so well and to the sponsors who
donated many excellent prizes. The next meeting of the Alfa
Club Croatia will be when they hold their 'Christmas Lunch'
in late December. For more information please visit