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We are an active section with an ever increasing membership. All Alfa owners and prospective members are welcome to join in any of our meetings or events and we are a fairly informal bunch so why not come along and meet us?
From October 2021 we have a new monthly meeting venue: The Horse and Groom Inn, Upper Oddington, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0XH. Click here to find the location on Google Maps. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 7pm onwards.
From the 27th July 2023 we also have a new South Cotswolds monthly meeting at the Highwayman Inn, Beech Pike, Elkstone, Nr Cirencester, GL53 9PH on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm.
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Latest News and Updates
Photos from Gloucester Warwickshire Railway visit
Jon Pestell’s photos from the section visit to the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway at Toddington are below.
Photos from July Monthly Meetings
Photos taken by Jon Pestell at the July meetings at the Horse and Groom, and The Highwayman Inn.
Horse and Groom – North Cotswolds
Highwayman Inn – South Cotswolds
New South Cotswolds Monthly Meeting – update from Jon
Hi Everyone, to those who I met a few weeks ago at the Horse and Groom thank you for coming out it was good to see so many of you all be it briefly.
Having spoken to some members and looked at how you are all spread out across the Cotswolds and beyond I have decided to trial an additional meeting in the South Cotswolds to complement the existing meeting near Stow-on- the-Wold and hopefully make it accessible to some of you in the south that might find it difficult to make it up to Stow.
The new meeting will be on the last Thursday of the month at the Highwayman Inn, Beech Pike, Elkstone, Nr Cirencester, GL53 9PH. We have 3 months of dates booked with the landlord to see how the meeting develops so hopefully we get a good turn out.
The first meeting will be the 27th of July from 7pm, If you can make it I hope to see as many of you there as possible. The venue has a big car park so plenty of opportunities for group photos it would be great to get a real mix of Alfa’s from different generations.
Food and drink is also available from the bar.
If any of you have any queries as always please let me know and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Message from Jon Pestell our new section secretary
Meet Jon at our next section meeting on the 20th June
Firstly, let me introduce myself, I’m Jon your new AROC Cotswold secretary, and very excited to be getting involved to support the club and the Cotswold Section. A little bit about me, I’ve loved cars all my life, not just cars but lots of vehicles, transport and infrastructure. when I was 19 I bought my first sports car which happened to be a silver Phase 2 916 GTV. I loved that car and when the cam belt failed and turned the engine to mush I was totally devastated…so naturally I used all my savings to buy another one! This time another earlier Red Phase 2 with a factory sunroof (which I believe is quite rare?) and rather rough around the edges.
Although she was scruffy she had very low millage (less than 50k) and ran very reliably for over 10 years as my daily driver, before entering semi retirement as my weekend fun car. I still love my red GTV and still have it although she is now looking very run down and I’m starting to save for a full restoration.
Although it started with heart break and a broken GTV it was to late, I was already hooked on Alfas and now 17 years later I’ve had 6 of them! as well as my GTV I now have a Giulia Veloce (also red) which is my current daily driver and family car. it’s a really fantastic car, handles brilliantly with plenty of power while but also comfortable and spacious making great for my long commute!
I would be delighted to hear from any members who would like to have input in the section and any ideas for events or venues. Unfortunately Cotswold Alfa Day has been cancelled this year due to the changes within the section however I’d really like to get an interim event in the calendar for late summer or early autumn.
I will also be at the Cotswold Section meeting on the 20th of June at The Horse and Groom Inn, Upper Oddington, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0XH. It would be great to see as many of you as possible if you can make it, I look forward to meeting you then.
AROC-UK Cotswolds Section Secretary
CANCELLED – COTSWOLD ALFA DAY 2023
It is with regret that we have to announce that Cotswold Alfa Day has been cancelled and will not be taking place in 2023.
This was not an easy decision to make, but unfortunately without a Section Secretary and a lack of committee members or other volunteers, it became clear that we would not be able to run the event this year
We hope that if a new Section Secretary and committee members are found, Cotswold Alfa Day will return in 2024.
Section Committee Vacant Positions
Following our AGM in February we have vacant positions for Section Secretary, Chairman and for general committee members. If you are interested in one of these roles please please email email@example.com or speak to Dave or Chris at a monthly meeting.
Without a section secretary the activities of the section are severely limited. Monthly meetings will continue as scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month at the Coach & Horses. We will update the position regarding Cotswold Alfa Day once this is confirmed.
We would like to the thank Alex for his his hard work and support as Section Secretary and to Neale for his work on the committee.
Dave Parker (Treasurer) and Chris Martin (Committee member and website admin)
Update from Alex re Section Secretary following AGM
Now Revive Car Care Products
Our fellow member, CAD sponsor, and owner of Retro Marques, Mark Knight has recently acquired an interest in “Now Revive Car Care ” products. Not only are these superb products created for the classic car, ‘classic car chemistry’ – literally! They are also locally produced here in the Cotswolds.
So if you are sat at home twiddling your thumbs and wondering what’s best to clean your Alfa with, we have the answer!. To this end Mark has offered us a very generous 25% discount on all products and free P&P for orders over £50. For more details click here.
Please order direct at: https://www.nowrevive.co.uk/ and quote ‘ARCots25’ on check out.