Founded in 1970, the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya) provides a platform for members to get together and exchange views and ideas in their Alfa Romeo journey. The Club maintains close contact with the Alfa Romeo Worldwide Clubs secretariat at the Alfa Romeo headquarters and has also forged links with other similar clubs around the world such as the Cape Alfa Romeo Club in South Africa with which it constantly exchanges information.
The Club holds regular social and sporting events for its members and their families. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month during which there is always a free lucky draw with exciting prizes to be won. Attractions vary from beauty demonstrations for women members to motor racing and rallying films and discussions on various topical subjects of interest ranging from motoring to general issues. The Club always welcomes visiting Alfa enthusiasts from around the world to these meetings as guests – please Contact Us to arrange an invitation.
Occasionally the monthly meetings are substituted with weekend outings. Sunbird Lodge Elementaita, Lake Naivasha Country Club, Elsamere Lodge, Tree Tops, Outspan, Lake Baringo, Naro Moru and Tsavo have featured in Club weekends over the years. Charity runs also routinely form part of the activities.
A regular annual Alfa outing is the Total Quartz Economy Run which is held in June and covers an 84 kilometre route between Nairobi and Naivasha. The objective of this event is to demonstrate the fuel savings which can be achieved by careful driving within the speed limits. Lavish prices donated by Total Oil Kenya Ltd are awarded to winners in various categories.
In the early days of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, the committee took note of the Concours d’Elegance events organised by motor clubs in many countries around the world. The top event is held at Pebble Beach in California which attracts the world’s finest cars.
To mark the Alfa Club’s first anniversary in 1971, the committee organised a Concours d’Elegance (car beauty contest) which was initially limited to Alfa cars. This became a regular yearly event. Now in its 47th year, the Concours has for the past 37 years been open to all makes and types of cars, pick-ups, station wagons and motorcycles and attracts entrants from several countries.