The Alfa Romeo Clube de
Portugal has just kicked off their
programme of events for this year with a
driving trip to Montargil in Portugal which
took more than thirty cars through beautiful
scenery and superb roads.
The Alfa Romeo Clube de Portugal
has just kicked off their programme for this year with a
trip to Montargil in Portugal.
It was just after nine o’clock in the morning when the first
Alfisti began arriving at the meeting point, known as
the Alpiarça Dam, the location chosen for the start of the
first club trip of 2008.
The day's weather was perfect, very warm and sunny. And
after the usual pleasantries and breakfast had concluded,
the road books were handed over and we started to hear the
beautiful sound of the many Alfa Romeo engines warming up.
Once out on the road, the teams had to follow the scheduled
roads controlled by “blind” navigators. The roads were
fantastic, providing all the Alfisti taking part with
the best conditions to test their driving skills; however,
unfortunately, keeping firmly in mind at all times the
average speed according to the road books. In other words,
The quality of the road surfaces on the route were actually
very good and we toured through beautiful landscapes. Just
over thirty Alfas arrived in a procession at a village
called Mora. Our lunch was a traditional Portuguese cuisine
from the Alentejo district, eaten at the well known place in
the area named Albergaria Solar dos Lilases.
During our lunch meal we had the opportunity to watch films
from our past club events and some great pictures taken at
the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese which were kindly offered by
the last year’s Alfa Trophy winner Alexandre Berardo. For
more information please visit
by Rui Bettencourt