Meet Vaughn Robinson, Number 5 of 10

When I was single back in the 50s in LA, all my buddies had sports cars.  One had a Pantera, the other a Porsche Targa.  So I decided I needed a sports car also.  I went to the Jensen Healey dealer in LA, drove the car and just did not like it. 

I then went to Newport Motors, the local Alfa dealer and fell in love with the spider.  Well, I told the sales guy I wanted a red one.  So in 1975, I bought a brand new 1974 Alfa Spider 2000 and kept if for six years or so.  Years later I had it repainted white.  

The AROSC club had a Concours inside a local mall.  I won 2nd place in best of show.  Over the years, I drove it from LA to Seattle round trip with my three kids in the car.   Purred like a kitten.  

I changed the color scheme to pearl white with a rainbow trim….very unusual.

In 2005, we moved to Tennessee and Donna and I bought an 88 Spider Quad from eBay in New Jersey.  It is silver and has won numerous awards at European Car Shows.





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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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