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 AGM & Prize Giving 2019
The Series' AGM and Prize Giving was held on Saturday 22 June 2019
A report on the AGM and changes will follow, along with Rules Updates and information about joining the Series for Season #30 2019-2020.
Meantime we welcome Aaron Woolley (Chair) and Steve Battersby (Secretary) who were confirmed by the Election of Officers to the Committee to their roles. Mark Rantin and Campbell Robertson remain on the Committee.
We congratulate Chris Browne who was announced as the Overall Series Winner 2018-2019. Winners of Class and Handicap Competition are listed below. Our Special Awards were won by Clair Swan (Bart von Geldern Best Supporter), Paul Jennings (Team Turtle Trofeo Trophy Series Personality), John Nuthall (Flemings Cup for Best Presented Car), Ant Gray (Chairman's Cup for Service to the Committee) & Pam Thomson (Photographer of the Year).Our Sponsor Toorace NZ presented a Toorace Race Suit for Best promotion of Toorace by a Trofeo Driver. This winner being selected by James & Glenn of Toorace was Aaron Woolley. Toorace NZ also awarded a runner-up prize to Darron Curphey.
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.
Get to Know us on Facebook
Facebook is where we post items of interest from the greater Alfa, Fiat, Lancia & motorsport worlds, along with photos & posts about our members' activities. You'll see a preview of our latest post to the right of this article. Visitor posts and photos to our Facebook Page are very welcome - subject to the usual expectation that Alfa/Fiat/Lancia manners & racing room are observed