The Giulietta Register

The website of the Giulietta Register, the worldwide organisation dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of Alfa Romeo's 750 and 101 series Giulietta and Giulia Cars.

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

25 June 2017 - Summer Fun at the Flywheel Festival

Join us for the our Summer event at the Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage. Now in its third third year, the festival features a unique mix of live action and static displays with hundreds of vehicles and vintage planes doing demonstration runs on the track and in the air.
Advance ticket prices are significantly cheaper so buy yours now:
•    one-day adult ticket: £17 (£28 on the gate)
•    one-day family ticket for two adults and up to three children aged 5-15: £38  (£52 on the gate)
•    one-day child aged 5-15: £5 (£8 on the gate)
All adult tickets include a copy of the Flywheel souvenir programme (RRP £5).  
To attend please send a Paypal payment to: gr@peteryaxley.plus.com quoting Flywheel as reference or send a cheque made payable to “The Giulietta Register” to Tony Ives (address in the front of the Letta)

Oct
6
Oct 8

6-8 October 2017 (provisional dates) Autumn Tour of Norfolk

The Autumn Tour will be over a long weekend in early October. Dates will be confirmed in the AGM. We will be based in Norfolk for some great new driving roads and fascinating historical and scenic places to enjoy. 

If you are interested in any of the above events and would like to receive further information as and when then please email Tony Ives: 4seasons123@gmail.com 


Jun
7
Jun 14

7-14 June 2017 - Eastern France Tour

The 2017 European trip will be based around three nights over the weekend of 10-11 June in either Annecy or Aix-les-Bains, France. You will be free to explore the town or local area, or join Giulietta driving tours a little further afield if you wish.

We will meet on Wednesday, 7 June, at lunchtime prior to a mid-afternoon Channel crossing to give us time to get 150 miles or so to Laon for our first overnight stop. Then two days and 400 miles through scenic eastern France to either Aix or Annecy, to arrive late Friday afternoon.  

After three nights in the hotel we will start our return jurney7, taking three days to cover 500 miles back to Dover by the the late afternoon of Wednesday 14 June. Our return route takes us into new pastures via the western part of the Burgundy wine region and the hills of the Morvan, before picking up the motorway for the final run up to Calais. 

We hope that this tour will provide a good blend of leisurely driving, a chance to relax and to indulge in a variety of excursions on the weekend in Aix or Annecy. 

For this trip we will budget as usual on around £1,100 per car (two people) to cover the Channel crossing, seven nights accommodation, and three or four set group dinners.

Please let Richard Hampton know if you are interested in joining this Tour or want more information, via email: richard.hampton@omsco.co.uk.

Register your interest now and be kept up to date  with the plans. Deposits will be required probably in January 2017.    

Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

2 April 2017 - Spring Meeting and AGM

Our first get together of 2017 is the Spring Meeting and Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2 April at the Barns Hotel, Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 35A (telephone 01234 270044).  This is a stunning riverside location with a characterful 13th centruy tithe barn. Arrive for coffee at 11.00 am. Lunch is a three course fixed price with choice of dishes in each course. The lunch order form will be available on this website shortly.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
1
Apr 2

1 April 2017 - Overnight Stay before Spring Meeting and AGM

For those wishing to enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the Barns Hotel on 1 April before the Spring Meeting and AGM,   ten rooms have been reserved at the very reason price of £125 for dinner, bed and breakfast per couple or £87.50 for single occupancy. To book one of these rooms please telephone the Barns Hotel on 01234 270044 quoting reference "Giulietta Register 2383". Please let Tony Ives know if you book a room on email: 4seasons123@googlemail.com

14 - 16 October 2016 - Autumn Tour in Snowdonia, North Wales
Oct
14
Oct 16

14 - 16 October 2016 - Autumn Tour in Snowdonia, North Wales

 Always looking for great Giulietta driving opportunities, this year we are heading for North Wales. With excellent roads and little traffic, rugged scenery, and some interesting visitor attractions, Snowdonia beckons. 

We will be based for the Friday and Saturday nights at Bryn Howell Hotel overlooking the Llangollen Canal close to Telford's magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We have reserved rooms at the hotel at a room rate of £130 (double occupancy) and £75 for single per night for dinner bed and breakfast. Telephone 01978 860331 to reserve your room, quoting the Giulietta Register. A £25 deposit is required on booking.  Post code of the hotel is LL20 7UW.  

On Friday 14 October we will meet at the Wellington Inn, just off the A49, (postcode HR4 8AT) for a lunch rendezvous at noon. The scenic route starts from there to Snowdonia and on to the Hotel. 

On Saturday we have a tour planned with different options incuding gardens, castles, and a power station but you wont be able to do it all! We plan a guided tour of the Dinorwig Power Station hidden inside a mountain near Llanberis. Although this is a short tour it is not to be missed. We have a block reservation for 12 noon on Saturday but we do need to confirm number which may be limited, so first come first served. Sunday morning sees us on a tour for a final lunch near Ludlow before heading for home. 

Please tell Tony Ives when you book your rooms. 

17 July 2016 Summer Event - Classics at the Castle , Sherbourne Castle, Dorset
Jul
17
9:00 am09:00

17 July 2016 Summer Event - Classics at the Castle , Sherbourne Castle, Dorset

In summer we have decided to visit Sherbourne Castle for one of their main summer events Classics at the Castle.  The 'new' Castle is a fantastic 16th century Tudor mansion set in some stunning grounds, including the romantic ruins of the 12th century 'old' Sherbourne Castle.  Go to: www.classicsatthecastle.co.uk for more information. As you will see, the event has very good feedback with glowing comments on the quality of classic and supercar displays.

The Register has provisionally booked a display pitch in the Italian area for 15 to 20 cars. The price is only £10 per car including all occupants (pre booked) However Tony Ives will need definite numbers by mid May as the event organisers need time to plan pitch sizes.

Many members have attended this event before and highly recommend it. To book you will need to either pay via Paypal sending the payment to: gr@peteryaxley.plus.com quoting Summer event 2016 or send a cheque made payable to: “The Giulietta Register” to to Tony Ives (address in the front of the Letta) Payments by the end of May.   

USA Alfa Romeo Owners Club Annual Convention, Nashville,  June 12-19
Jun
12
Jun 19

USA Alfa Romeo Owners Club Annual Convention, Nashville, June 12-19

USA Giulietta Register member, Bo Richardson writes to invite Register members to join him and fellow Tennessee member Lew Rosenberger to the USA AROC Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in June.  Details and registration forms are available at www.Alfa2016.com. 

May
28
May 29

29-30 May 2016 - The Crystal Palace Sprint, London

This has been receiving rave reviews since it has been re-introduced in 2010.  A number of Register members have enjoyed competing in their Giuliettas in recent years as highlighted in the Giuliettaletta. So why not go and see for yourselves and support our fellow members?  More information on the this organiser's website: www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk.

This is not an official Giulietta Register event.    

May
28
May 29

28-29 May 2016 - La Vita Rosso, Prescott Hillclimb

Another event that looks worth a visit is the annual La Vie en Bleu celebration of everything French at Prescott Hill Climb which is home of the Bugatti Owners Club. For 2016 it is incorporating La Vita Rosso to add an Italian flavour. This will take place 28th / 29th May 2016. To whet your appetite visit their website: www.prescott-hillclimb.com  

Note: This is not an official Giulietta Register calendar event.

10 April 2016 Giulietta Register AGM at Wroxall Abbey, Warickshire
Apr
10
10:00 am10:00

10 April 2016 Giulietta Register AGM at Wroxall Abbey, Warickshire

Due to the very positive feed back received from last year's AGM, it has been decided to return to this excellent venue.  Wroxall Abbey is a wonderful Victorian mansion nestled in 27 acres of beautiful gardens. It was also the country seat of Sir Christopher Wren. For more information go to:

 To join us for lunch you will need to book beforehand via the Register website: www.giuliettaregister.com.  Menus choices and prices will be on the website in January and bookings need to be made by the end of March.  

9 April 2016 Pre AGM Dinner and Sleepover, Wroxall Abbey
Apr
9
Apr 10

9 April 2016 Pre AGM Dinner and Sleepover, Wroxall Abbey

This will be the same venue as last year we have reserved 15 rooms for the Saturday night at Wroxall Abbey.This is a great opportunity for a get together along with a superb 3 course meal included in the room rate.  If you would like to reserve a room please call Wroxall Abbey:  01926 486740 and quote “Giulietta Register”

Prices are as follows:  Dinner/bed/breakfast (DBB) for double occupancy £139; DBB for single occupancy £119.

These are the same prices as 2015, which everybody thought was very good value. Please note these rooms need to be reserved by mid March after which time they will go back on general sale. 

Oct
2
Oct 5

Autumn Tour - North Yorkshire Moors - October 2-4, 2015

The Autumn Tour will be to the stunningly picturesque North York Moors. We will meet for a pub lunch on Friday, 2 October, followed by a scenic drive, with added attractions, to our hotel. Saturday will offer a choice of cultural or driving options or a bit of both.  Sunday will provide another great drive taking in various attractions before a pub lunch and then going our own ways for home. 

Put these dates into your diary and don't forget the woolly jumper. Further details will be in the Spring Giuliettaletta and on this website.  

Sep
26
9:30 am09:30

AROC Southern Alfa Day Saturday 26 September 2015

UK Register members may be interested in Southern Alfa Day on Saturday, 26 September at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, hosted by AROC Central Sussex Section. Details on http://www.aroc-uk.com/central-sussex/southern-alfa-day-2015


 

 

Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Summer Event - Tank Museum & Register Picnic - Sunday July 26, 2015

The Tank Museum at Bovington is a fantastic venue for the Giulietta Register Summer event. Exhibitions tell the fascinating story of armoured warfare from World War I to the present day. This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank, and the modern Challenger 2 tank.

Location: Linsay Road, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

Programme:

10.00 am  - Arrive at Bovington

11.00 am - Guided tour around exhibition halls

1.00 pm - Register picnic lunch (bring your own food and drink) 

2.00 pm - Private tour of the workshops (up to 1 hour 30 minutes) 

Admission prices: £11.00 per person, OAPs and children £5.00.

For this event admission is ONLY by advance payment to the Giulietta Register. Please send your payment via PayPal to gr@peteryaxley.plus.com, quoting Summer Event 2015. Alternatively, send a cheque made payable to The Giulietta Register to Tony Ives, Orchard Bungalow, Staplestreet Road, Faversham ME13 9TJ.

Please book before mid July. If you are paying by PayPal, please let  Tony Ives know at email 4seasons123@googlemail.com, so he can monitor numbers joining the event. 

Jun
10
Jun 17

Tour to Friedrichshafen - June 10 - 17, 2015

Planning is well underway for our trip to the German classic car, boat and plane show Klassikwelt Bodensee in Friedrichshafen, on the shores of Lake Constance (www.klassikwelt-bodensee.com).  With the lake and the nearby Dornier aircraft factory, the event is a festival of not only classic cars, but also of boats and aircraft. The town is home to the Zeppelin Museum which charts the history of the airship manufacturing industry in the area in the early 1900s. The diversity of activities means this is an ideal event around which to base our 2015 trip and the journey there and back will be some great driving roads taking us through beautiful countryside in France, Germany and Switzerland.

We will meet for lunch Wednesday 11 June then cross the Channel and overnight around 60 miles into France. From there its a leisurely two day trip arriving late Friday afternoon in Fredrichshafen where we will aim to stay in lakeside accommodation for three nights. The morning of Monday 16 June we will please Lake Constance for a return to the UK in the afternoon of Wednesday 18 June. 

Estimated cost of the trip is around £1,100 for a car and two people including the Channel crossings, seven nights accommodation, and dinners on most nights. Please email giuliettaevents@yahoo.co.uk for a Form to register your interest in joining this exciting trip. We look forward to seeing you and your cars. 


Oct
3
Oct 5

Welsh Autumn Tour

  • Metropole Hotel

This year's Autumn Tour will be based at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindrod Wells in the centre of Wales. A great hotel in wonderful countryside, great driving roads and the usual great company. Why not join us?

Jul
27
9:00 am09:00

Summer Event - Shuttleworth Collection Wings & Wheels

  • Shuttleworth Collection

Our summer event will visit the Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade for their Wings and Wheels special event. A great day out for lovers of old aircraft and vehicles with a fabulous flying display. FREE PICNIC IF YOU REGISTER IN TIME

Jul
15
10:00 pm22:00

Percorso di Vernasca 16-28 June 2014

Beautiful TZ 2 blasts off the Start line at Vernasca

Beautiful TZ 2 blasts off the Start line at Vernasca

 

The two week long Register trip to Italy, culminating in the Venasca Silver Flag hill climb event on the weekend of 21- 22 June, was a huge success.  Thirteen Giuliettas and Giulias, an early 1750 Sprint GT, a 105 GTO, and a more recent SZ  ES-30 joined the Percorso di Vernasca from 16-28 June, 2014.

Bruce and Bridget Stewart shipped their beautiful 1959 Sprint and themselves from New Zealand for an emotional return to the car’s spiritual homeland in Italy and the chance to drive on the right side of the road for the first time. Don and Lynda Sanders from North Carolina, USA, drove a UK-based T.I., and Alan Bradnock, also from NZ, joined the group again, this time with his wife Janine Hannan, to drive a UK-based Sprint recently acquired and restored for the trip. Scots Will and Lindsey Grimes took time off work in Dubai to manhandle their highly tuned and hairy 105 GTO round most of the route.

And what a great and demanding route it was. Almost 3,000 miles through France and Switzerland into northern Italy, circling wide round Milan via Parma to Turin, then into the south of France before heading north towards the Channel. It took in more high passes and narrow gorges than either of the 2004 and 2010 Italy trips. Some famous and well travelled, including the Stelvio, packed with motorbikes, trikes, cars fast and slow, suicidal cyclists and bizarrely, even a German parade of vintage tractors coming up on our run down from the summit. It was a circus of near misses.  Other passes, narrow, steep and deserted even by mountain goats, were assailed and conquered by our intrepid and foolhardy band.

Vernasca Silver Flag was all we expected and more. Beautiful villages, Castell ‘Arquarto at the start, a 90 degree left halfway at Lugagnano, then winding on upwards to end after 8.5 km and 290 metres higher at Vernasca.  The Programme listed some 220 magnificent cars, several rarely seen on the road and hugely valuable, and most driven with considerable brio to the happy appreciation of assembled petrol heads from many countries. We gave a special cheer to the Register’s own John Bennett driving his 1965 TZ1. A very friendly crowd without a common language happily communicated their love of beautifully designed and well-tuned machines, expertly driven. This year was celebrating Lancia, from the 1925 Lambda to the modern LC2, with 56 great examples to delight us all.

Another highlight was the Museo Nazionale dell’ Automobile in Turin, including a display of the Giulietta Sprint launched sixty years ago, including the original wooden buck for the body shape.

In Provence we met for lunch with Jerome Barogola and several members of the French Giulietta club 'Scuderia Museo Vivo Provence'. Tokens of mutual esteem and respect were exchanged by our respective presidents, Richard Wigley and Jerome, and the entente was most cordial all round. Later we drove safely over Mont Ventoux together in heavy mist with only a few metres visibility. 

Sadly the trip was not without mishap.  An unfortunate accident put the SZ out of action in the first week but Kelly LaVelle and Andrew Stevens made a marathon drive back from UK in Andrew’s 105 to rejoin the trip for the second week. Frank and Marian van der Vecht suffered a bad shunt in their Sprint at the end a few miles from their home in The Netherlands. Happily no one was hurt. We hope both cars can be restored to their former beautiful condition soon.

Another well-planned, exciting, exhausting and thoroughly enjoyable trip with old friends and new ones from around the world. All our cars were driven with customary gusto and, apart from some minor fettling en route, performed wonderfully in this, the 60th anniversary year of the Giulietta. That’s why we love them.         

2014 AGM
Apr
27
11:00 am11:00

2014 AGM

  • Merry Miller

At: "The Merry Miller" Cothill, Oxfordshire OX13 6JW 
From: 11am for Midday Prompt Start

We look forward to seeing you (and your car!) at the AGM! It's not only a great day out, and a chance to talk Giuliettas (and a chance to meet friends), but also your chance to have a say in how YOUR club is run!

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