04 May CAPE ALFA TURNS 50
Over the Easter weekend the Cape Alfa Romeo Club celebrated its 50th birthday and the club turned the landmark event into a national convention and thus celebrate properly. The festivities began on the Friday at the Tygervalley Protea Hotel with members joined by fellow ‘alfisti’ from Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Garden Route. On the Saturday morning a convoy made its way to the Franschhoek Motor Museum for a Concours d’Elegance, which took place in the quad on the immaculate lawns with the rest of the member’s cars displayed in front of the four exhibition halls. Some of FMM’s Alfa Romeos were also on display. Mid-morning saw the arrival of more Alfa’s as the Giulietta Tour joined the party after a three day run through the Cape and along Route 62 taking in every mountain pass possible. It was Alfa heaven…
Lunch was held in Franschhoek at Alleé Bleue followed by a luxury bus trip to Table Bay for a sunset (champagne) cruise before dinner in the Waterfront. Durbanville Hills Wine Estate was the setting for Sunday breakfast then a trip to the Cape Alfa Romeo Club stand at Killarney Raceway for a few quick laps. Lunch, prizegiving and cutting the birthday cake took care of the afternoon. Happy birthday CARC!
Incidentally, FMM’s workshop manager Lorenzo Farella’s father, Fred, is a founder member of the Cape club and now a life member. A family born with ‘Cuore Sportivo’… LF