The Trofeo Series is a group of Alfa Romeo, Fiat & Lancia drivers who get together each year to race the wheels off Italian race cars of varying ages & characteristics in a contest that is fun, friendly, competitive and relatively affordable. Initially, the Series began as the Alfasud Trofeo Series, before expanding to accommodate other Alfa Romeo models, and more recently to include Invited Fiats, Lancias and other Italian marques.
The rules provide for classes to accommodate cars from a relatively standard specification, through to fully race-prepared vehicles. The completion each Season (September to April/May) takes us to 6 - 8 rounds at the North Island tracks of Pukekohe, Hampton Downs, and Taupo. The competition format is a mix of scratch and handicap racing for Class and Overall Series points.
Trofeo Series drivers can be summed up in one phrase Cuore Spotivo!
Toorace Trofeo Series 2019-2020
The 2019-2020 Toorace Trofeo Series started with a bang on the in the Icebreaker at Hampton Downs. 20 cars on the grid with 8 new drivers at both ends of the grid. The new cars on the grid were made up of the 33s of Bruce Belcher, Bruce Harrison, Tristan Lees-Baker, a couple of 156s driven by Jules Van Niekerk and Euan Smith, a couple of 147s piloted by Gary Maddock and Michael Abernethy and an Alfetta GTV driven by Roy Thompson. Michael was driving his fathers 147GTA and was posting some blistering lap times. Tristan Lees-Baker took home the "Spirit of the Trofeo" prize pack gifted by Phil at Prime Speed Sport.
The next round will be in Taupo on the 23rd of November, so get the cars ready and we will see you there.
Overall Series Points: Chris Browne
GTA: Darron Curphey
GT Junior: Aaron Woolley
Veloce: Chris Browne
Trofeo: Chris Hunkin
Handicap: Chris Hunkin
Want to go racing?
Enter Trofeo Series and be part of the fun.
The Entry Link will be available July/August through our Want to go Racing page.
Entries are available to most Alfa, Lancia, Fiat or Another Italian cars. If you haven't raced with us recently or ever, before get in touch and find out how to join us for the 2019/2020 season.
Our First 4 Profiles
GTA Class: Eddie Beresford
GT Junior Class: Darron Curphy
Veloce Class: Tina Glennie
Trofeo Class: Chris Hunkin
Bart Von Geldern Best Supporters
Ross (Nozzie) Paterson 1953 - 2019 (Obituary)
'Nozzy' 1953 - 2019
Further to our March Update the Series lost one of its Bart von Geldern Best Supporter Award winners in February 2019 when Ross (Nozzy) Paterson died. Alfa News readers this month may have seen an abridged Obituary penned by our Series Drivers' Ray Shanks & Tina Glennie. With their kind permission, we are honoured to add their Tribute to our website, where it will be held as a permanent tribute to Nozzie's huge contribution to our Series culture for many years. It really is the people that matter.
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