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[FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] PITTSBURGH, PA. The Three Rivers Alfisti, the local chapter of the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club (AROC) in North America, is hosting the 2019 AROC Convention which is being called the Cortile della Corsa: The "Courtyard of Racing." The Club has over a weeks worth of events planned including trips to historic Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks, rally tours, a parade into the City of Pittsburgh, which includes a display at the headwaters of the Ohio, and a weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Cortile Italian Car Show.

There are 10 days of Alfa Romeo related events happening for the 2019 Alfa Romeo Owners Club convention.

The pre-convention activities start at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at Pitt Race where there will be historic and vintage Alfa's on the Track. There will also be several Pre-Convention tours which will visit some of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture and other historic landmarks in Western Pennsylvania all the while stretching the legs of the Alfa Romeo's on the byways of the Laurel Highlands.

The Convention itself kicks off on Tuesday 16 July with the AROC board meeting followed by a meet and greet at the Ember & Vine located inside the host hotel, the Doubletree Hilton in Cranberry Township, PA.

On Wednesday morning, July 17, Alfa Romeo's will parade through the City of Pittsburgh and then be on display at Point State Park, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the headwaters of the Ohio River. Alfa Romeo owners will take an afternoon tour around the city in vintage 'Duck Boats". The six-wheel-drive amphibious DUKW's, built in 1944 and 1945, will get in the water and offer a preview of the Tune Up Party location that attendees to the convention will enjoy that evening.

On Thursday, convention participants will enjoy a day at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for on track "Time Trial" as well as Autocross and some competitive karting amongst CLub members. The event culminates that event at Jergels, starting for with a tech session at Indian Motorcycles of Pittsburgh covering Tuning for the 4C and then moving across the parking lot and up to the VIP Suites at Jergels to be entertained by Three Car Garage.

Friday, July 19 starts off with a Rally through the the back roads of Butler County through McConnells Mill for lunch at Moraine State Park, (not far from where the Jeep was invented) and returning back to the DoubleTree Hilton for a car was sponsored by Meguirs' before heading down to the welcome dinner at The Historic Pittsburgh Golf Club to mix and mingle with the Alfa Romeo Vintage Race Cars and drivers.

The Cortile della Corsa Weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is being hosted at the Cortile Italian Car show field. Saturday will include Cortile Cup Judging, Alfa Romeo "Shine and Show" Judging ad well as the prestigious Certificato d' Oro judging for 98-100 point Concours level show cars. Also on display is the 'Courtyard of Racing" - Alfa Romeo race cars from their very robust racing history. This will hearken back to names like Nuvolari, Fangio & Andretti.

Saturday Evening will be capped of with a banquet for Alfa Romeo Club members at the Doubletree Hilton with vocalist Jessica Lee, who also has a unique role in the preservation of Pittsburgh's Blue and Jazz history.

The Convention culminates Sunday with the main event: racing! Racing is what made Alfa Romeo became famous over 100 years ago! There is a special VIP viewing area for Cortile and Club Members at Westinghouse Pond, turn 9 on the purpose built street course, with a lunch hosted by JKS Financial and "Wine on 9" hosted by Mazza Vineyards. It's also the day for paddock tours.
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Been going to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for over 20 years. Was excited to hear Alfa’s are the spotlight car this year and will cooncide with AROC convention.

I’ll have my classic mini and mg midget there on Saturday for British car day. I’ll have the Alfa and mini there on Sunday. Last year only 2-3 Giulias so pretty cool to see people’s reaction to seeing them for their first time.

Will likely swap between cars during the week for the various car events held through the city. It’s a must for any auto enthusiast.

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I have attended more than a dozen Alfa Romeo Owner's Club (AROC) National Conventions through the years. Each year a local chapter of the National Club hosts the National Convention. This year it is the Pittsburgh area chapter, the Three Rivers Alfisti. I would encourage all Alfa owners to join the National Alfa Romeo Owner's Club https://www.aroc-usa.org/ With your membership to the National Club, you receive (along with all of the other perks) an affiliation with your local area chapter. This is a great way to learn about national and local Alfa events as well as independent parts and repair and performance and boutique vendors all with great products and service for your new and older Alfa Romeo. I have been a member for 35 years; almost as long as I have owned Alfas. I hope to see many of you there.
 
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The word is that the Time Trials will be run on the Short track. To use the Long track, the price would have been almost double.
 

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I talked with the track and their "Events" people are fairly sure that the club rented the South Track. Is there a way to confirm with the time trial chair person? Thank you!
 

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Did this event twice with the BMWCCA many moons ago...what a great time...everyone is super pleasant across the board.
GREAT way to see some spectacular vintage cars of all marques....
Have Fun Guys!!
 

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Start Your Engines !! The more that I read about the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - Cortile Della Corsa joint event, the more I am looking forward to it. As Alfa Romeo is the honored marque at the PVGP this year, and the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club National Convention is being held in conjunction nearby, it will be almost two weeks of continuous Vintage - Modern Alfa racing, Vintage - Modern Alfa car displays, road tours, a gimmick rally, an autocross, karting, race track parade laps, downtown Pittsburgh car shows, downtown Alfa Parade, free Meguiar's car wash station, Alfa tech sessions on tuning 4C's and Giulia's, cocktail parties, Black Tie Gala, casual reception and lunch and dinner parties, track side wine tasting, and more!
More info at: www.threeriversalfisti.org and www.pvgp.org
 

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I’m really looking forward to the convention! I’ll have both the Giulia and the Sprint Veloce there all week. Our North East Ohio AROC club is helping out with the Friday Gimmick Rally which should be fun.

Looks for black 1979 Sprint Veloce Mille Miglia edition and a Alfa red 2019 Giulia with bright 19” wheels and tan interior.
 
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