Trofeo Series - New Zealand
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 and Lancias.
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!
Our season finished at the HRC Events Legends of Speed Meeting at Hampton Downs on 25/26th March with some good dry racing despite dodgy weather forecasts. Congratulations to Ray Shanks who took home the Jackie Stewart Award after winning the final Handicap race.
We move on now to a non-points 'just for the fun of racing' meeting - the famous Manfeild May Madness hosted by the Manawatu Alfa Romeo Owners' Club NZ on the 6 May. If you haven't attended one of these meetings - and the famous May Madness dinner then put this one in the diary now. This year's meeting celebrates 40 years of the AlfaSud - we're hoping for a big turnout of these fantastic born to go racing Suds.
Notice of AGM
Members have been emailed details of this year's AGM. Remits and Nominations for committee will close on 6 May. Please contact the committee if you have any questions, or require assistance with preparing remits, or if you have a burning desire to join the committee.
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