House in Stamford was the stunning location for the Alfa
Romeo Owners Club (AROC) UK's Spring Day Rally,
sponsored by Donalds Alfa Romeo of Peterborough. More
than 500 club members and 360 Alfa Romeo cars turned out
for the event, which launched the summer activity for
the club in 2010, the centenary year of the iconic
sporting Italian marque.
House, with its picturesque grounds and magnificent
gardens, was the perfect backdrop for the car displays.
Row upon row of cars old and new, from the classic
Bertone Coupes and Giulia Spiders through to the newest
models in the range including Alfa Mitos and Breras
lined up in the grounds.
also featured incredibly rare and valuable pre Second
World War cars such as the 1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 6C Sport
Zagato, belonging to the club’s Vintage Registrar, Carol
Corliss from Bourne, and the glorious 1963 Giulia TZ1.
winner of the Donalds Alfa Romeo Car of the day
was Clive Richardson with his 1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal.
Best Presented Car went to
Mike Burtt with his 1929 1750 SuperSport, Members’
Choice was scooped by Gary Orchard with his Alfasud
Sprint while the Chairman’s Choice was awarded to
Nigel Bathurst with his Giulia Sprint 1750 GTAm
Morris, Group Marketing Manager for Donalds Alfa Romeo
said: “We were very pleased with the attendance at the
event and it was fantastic to see so many historic
models together in such a spectacular setting. There was
a lot of interest in all of the cars on display and it
was great to see the reactions of the Alfisti to the new
models such as the MiTo MultiAir.”
Burghley House Office Assistant said: “We were delighted
to host the first Alfa Romeo Owners Club day of the
summer. The turn out was great and the sunshine ensured
that many admirers attended and a good day was had by
all, whether sitting in the sunshine admiring the cars,
or wandering around the house and gardens. We hope to
welcome the club back to Burghley again soon."
The National Alfa Weekend organised by the Alfa
Romeo Owners Club UK, takes place at the Shelsley Walsh hill climb track in
Worcestershire on 21 and 22 August. A tremendous attendance of club members’
cars is expected in a special large parking area, and alongside a full programme
of hill climb racing there will also be a specific class for very special racing
Alfa Romeos and demonstration runs from a host of superb classic and modern Alfa
Romeos. Further information can be found at
the Club welcomes all Alfa Romeo fans.