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AROC Advertising Team Welcomes Sharon Spurlin

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We are pleased to have Sharon Spurlin join the AROC advertising team, collaborating with John Duncan and Barbara Clark, as our North American Representative for Alfa Owner and

We are asking you to forward this email to anyone you do business with that you think would benefit from advertising in Alfa Owner and online at

The May 2018 issue of Alfa Owner will highlight Alfa Romeo’s reentry into the F1 racing circuit, along with grand touring in Colorado, the Next Gen Alfisti and Convention 2018 previews.

In addition to the print publication, excerpts from each magazine issue will be posted online, offering increasing mobile access to information you need while on the go. As AROC expands the Club’s presence at events around the country, copies of Alfa Owner are made available.

Additionally, every month, each Alfa Romeo dealer receives copies of the magazine to provide to prospective members. The audience our ads reach is wide-ranging, and our readers purchase goods and services from our advertisers.

Call or reply to this e-mail to get our new 2018 media kit, which includes data on circulation, stats and pricing. Advertising deadlines for the May 2018 issue are:

Reserve space by 3/15/18;

Submit copy & artwork by 3/20/18;

Delivered to homes by 4/20/18.

Sharon Spurlin shares, “I’m looking forward to working with you to build a marketing campaign which will bring results in Alfa Owner and online at Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, suggestions, ideas and thoughts.”

Sharon Spurlin can be contacted at:

Office: 256-729-6288

Mobile: 954-579-5280


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Stelvio News

Advanced technologies unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include torque vectoring differential, a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro Selector with Race mode, and a Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension. Compared to the standard Stelvio, there are a few exterior components that are unique including a rear spoiler and side sill insert. On all four corners are 20-inch aluminum wheels, with six-piston Brembo front brakes. Inside the cabin are aggressively bolstered Alcantara leather seating surfaces with 14-way power front seats, including four-way lumbar, leather-wrapped dash and doors with accent stitching, genuine carbon fiber interior trim, and more.

Available options that have been announced include ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shell Sparco racing seats, and a Brembo carbon ceramic material brake system.

“We specifically crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to truly set itself apart among high-performance vehicles and it does not disappoint – whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever and our advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio roars to life with an exhilarating driving experience.”

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LeClerc Joins Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 in 2018, All-New Team Concept Livery Revealed

Sauber could be in for its most successful run in years.


Ferrari junior stud and reigning GP2 champion Charles LeClerc will officially have a spot in F1 come 2018. After rumors that the Monaco-born driver would join Sauber next season, the team confirmed the news in a recent announcement. In addition to revealing the duo of LeClerc and Marcus Ericcson, the Swiss outfit also debuted its Alfa Romeo-focused livery as part of the two’s newfound relationship.

Sauber held an exclusive press event in Milan, Italy to mark its fresh start with added Ferrari-backing. The acquisition of LeClerc should also aid the team’s efforts after struggling in 2017, placing last in Constructors’ Standings.

Team principal Frederic Vasseur said of the announcement: “With Marcus and Charles, we have a strong driver duo for the debut season of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus is an experienced Formula One driver, who knows the procedures and the team well, after having worked together for the past 3 years. He is a team player and has a very positive attitude.”

LeClerc was prompt to mention his excitement as well after making the move which many thought to be a no-brainer. 

“I am very happy to be entering Formula One in 2018,” said the rook. “First and foremost, I would like to thank Ferrari for their support. I would also like to thank Sauber for their trust and confidence in me as a driver and look forward to joining the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming season.”

Vasseur explained that the team is in a rigorous development session preparing for 2018. This includes getting LeClerc and Ericcson plenty of time behind the wheel as well as Antonio Giovinazzi, another successful Ferrari protege who was considered for a full-time role with the outfit. Sauber will bump up to a current-spec Ferrari power unit next season in addition to its other improvements, all of which Vasseur claims to be a significant leap towards success.

“This winter is going to be very busy, and it will be important to push the development of the car in order to have a good start to the season. I am optimistic that 2018 can be a big step and a good chance for us to move up in the fi


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March 17 (Sat) 2018 – Quarterly Luncheon Meeting

March 17 (Sat) 2018 – Quarterly Luncheon Meeting at 11:00 a.m. (central) at the home of Bob and Judy McKeown, 4948 Bull Run Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015.  Contact or 615 351-1435.  Tentative:  There may be a drive associated with this meeting.

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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.

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Congratulations to John and Laura Greason

Had a wonderful time at Spring Fling with St Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma and Tennessee Alfa Romeo clubs! There are some really wonderful people in AROC! And look! We won trophies in the rally! Now that’s amazing!


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