Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick is joined at the round table by Club Chairman and East Midlands Section Secretary John Griffiths, Alfa Female supremo, GT Registrar and Thames Valley Section Secretary Kirsty Hodson, and management team member and MiTo Registrar David Faithful. They look back at some of the events over the Summer - particularly National Alfa Day - and the events still to come - MITCAR and The Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Kirsty reflects on the launch of Alfa Female and David talks about the relaunch of the AROC parts service, while John and Guy look back at some recent events to commemorate the loss, two years ago, of AROC founder, Chairman, Alfa Romeo Driver Editor - and British Saloon Car Champion - Jon Dooley.

 

And if you'd like to follow the travels of Alfa Female bear Aria, who we talk about in this episode, you can go to https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085231119957 

September 18, 2022

Episode 64 - Peter Smart

In this week's episode of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with Peter Smart - owner of the eponymous Peter Smart Classic Alfas to talk car histories, restorations and motorsport preparation.

September 4, 2022

Episode 63 - Tom Brooks

Episode 63 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - is the one delayed by Covid, but we think it was worth the wait!

In this episode, Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick talks to Tom Brooks about his 147 GTA restoration project - featured in the upcoming October issue of Alfa Romeo Driver magazine and in an 8-part YouTube video series (link below) - and about his career as a motorsport commentator and voice over artist for, among other things, Gran Turismo on the PlayStation.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9TzZHR1n6g 

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Club Manager Nick Wright, and board members Kirsty Hodson and David Faithful to talk about next weekend’s National Alfa Day and the events for the rest of the year – from Sussex through to Yorkshire.

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick got the keys to a new Alfa Romeo Tonale - at very short notice. A plan was hatched to produce the magazine's most ambitious test report to date - some of which sort of worked. Eventually.

This is not that test report- but it is the story behind the test report.

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where he managed to sit down with Alfa Romeo UK's Damien Dally and board members John Timms and Kirsty Hodson to talk about the highlights from this year's event.

In Episode 59 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast, Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with Leicester-based petrolheads Sat Flora and Haris Ahmad, who set out to buy a cheap car and drive it to and from Amsterdam to raise money for charity. Can you even buy a used car for £500 at the moment? And, if you can, will £250 be enough to prepare it for a 1,000 mile round-trip?

The pair will be raising money for Leicester Children's charity Menphys and Dementia UK and donations can be made at their JustGiving page. The QR code here and on the podcast label should take you straight to the donations page.

And the build-up to the trip - which will take place between the 20th and the 25th of July - as well as the trip itself will all be on the team's Instagram - @thefourontour2022.

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As the 2022 events season kicks off in earnest, Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with Club Chairman and Events Director to look back on a successful Spring Alfa Day and look forward to the events planned for the rest of the year - as well as a couple of exciting initiatives being run in conjunction with Alfa Romeo. Are you part of a three (or more!) generation family of Alfisti? If so, please get in touch with as at editor@aroc-uk.com

To celebrate our second anniversary, we thought we'd revisit our fact-based QI-elf-tribute, No Such Thing as a Brera Quadrifoglio - so Editor and Model Registrar Guy Swarbrick, Section Secretary and Model Registrar Kirsty Hodson, Model Registrar and Board Member David Faithful and Section Secretary Jade Pidgley have hit the books and the interwebs to find some - hopefully - quite interesting facts about Alfa Romeo. So whether you're an Alfa nerd or have just been co-opted to produce your Section's quiz this year, hopefully we have some interesting, obscure and amusing facts to keep you entertained.

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with the boss of Maidenhead Alfa specialist Alfa Aid and SZ Registrar Adrian Jardine to talk about his Alfa history, his business and his passion for Il Mostro. 

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