Archive for October, 2017

4th of 10

Welcome to Jens Christensen and wife, Christy of Chattanooga. 

Jens drives a 1977 Spider.

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4C Changes for 2018

The Alfa Romeo 4C sports coupe and convertible get new options for the 2018 model year.

With Alfa Romeo focusing heavily on the Giulia sedan and its new Stelvio SUV, it’s little surprise the 4C is not getting any more updates or changes. Pricing for the 2018 model 4C Coupe starts from $57,495 including destination, while the 4C Spider has a $67,495 starting price. The only changes for the 2018 model year are the addition of an optional front fascia with carbon fiber vents, and increased availability of the black leather seats with yellow accent stitch.

Previously, buyers that wanted the yellow stitching had to purchase the Giallo Prototipo (yellow) 4C model, but now the option of black leather seats with yellow stitching is available on Black, White, and Basalt Gray vehicles. In order to add the yellow stitching, buyers will have to pay $1,500 in addition to the $2,000 leather upholstery option for $3,500 total.

Otherwise, the Alfa Romeo 4C retains its 1.75-liter turbocharged engine with 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while tipping the scales at under 2,500 pounds.

Available exterior colors for the 2018 model year include Black, White, Basalt Gray, Alfa Rosso, Giallo Prototipo, Madreperla White Tri-Coat, and Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat. Along with the yellow accent stitching option for the black leather interior, buyers can also get red accent stitching. For a truly race-inspired cabin, there’s a red leather seating option with black accent stitching.

from AlfaBB

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3rd of 10

Ben Ponder of Cowan, TN is our third new member availing himself of the free one-year membership in AROC/A.L.F.A., Inc.

Ben and wife, Jennifer, have a 1986 Quadrifoglio and a 1987 Spider.

We look forward to seeing them at our meetings and/or events.  Welcome Ben and Jennifer!

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2nd of 10

Larry Benson nominated Myron Wilklund for a free one-year membership in AROC/A.L.F.A., Inc.

Myron is a former Giulietta owner and runs the Parts Dept at Harper Alfa in Knoxville.

Welcome to Myron!

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1st of 10

Larry Benson nominated John Tuck to receive a free one-year membership in AROC/A.L.F.A., Inc. 

John is from Lenoir City, TN and has a 1962 Giullietta Veloce Spider.

Welcome John!

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Free Membership Opportunity

The treasurer’s report from quarterly meeting (Food Fest) held September 16 at the home of Bruce and Phyllis Tilden confirms that we are a frugal organization that is comfortable with funds that go back to revenue earned from the 2001 “An Alfa Odyssey” convention.  The 2016 convention added to the till.  We don’t spend much. 

I noted that as I participate in more car events, I see more Alfas.  I therefore think there is more membership potential out there than we are realizing.  To that end, I suggested that some of our funds be used to provide incentive for membership by offering free first year admission.  I then hope that the Alfa Owner’s magazine, Bob’s newsletter, us and the events Rob plans will keep them as paying members the next year and beyond.   Larry Benson seized on that idea in the form of a motion, and the club agreed to provide the funds for 10 new members to join gratis for one year.  Just prior to penning this message, Larry Benson informed me that a ‘62 Giulietta Spider Veloce and its owner from Lenoir City will be the first to take advantage of the club’s offer. For those of you that could not attend the meeting, please use this special offer to invite more Alfisti to join us. 

To further assist, Bob Simonds has produced a nice handout postcard with information on membership, the address to mail the check and a reminder to affiliate with our Chapter #40.  Watch for some of these in the mail with a nice magnet that identifies our and the national’s website address.  Put the handout cards in your glove boxes and use them.


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