There was a sight-seeing tour of Rotterdam, visits to the Louwman Car Museum and a Heineken brewery, lunch on the SS Rotterdam, and a gala dinner cruise on the 1926 SS de Majesteit paddle steamer.The meeting hotel was the 4-star Hotel der Valk Rotterdam-Ridderkerk, which was centrally located for the scheduled events, has a secure parking, and is readily accessible by motorway.In 2018, a similar meeting will be held on 5 to 8 May in Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing circuit. (top) The 31st meeting, which was organised by John van Eijnsbergen (Tel 31 653 749 949) and Arno Weiss in the area of Rotterdam from 14 to 17 September 2017, was attended by 82 people with 35 Montreals and 6 other Alfa Romeo cars.The meeting highlighted the maritime character of the Netherlands, which is dominated by the sea, ships, dikes, water, polders and mills.The 2018 Montreal meeting, which is being organised by Rob Jones, Graham Gilgrass and Bob Jones, will be held in the region of Inveraray in Argyll, Scotland, from 6 to 9 September.The venue will be the 4-star Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, ideally situated with uninterrupted views of Loch Fyne and beyond to the Cowal Hills.
The form itself should be returned by email to Graham Gilgrass, scotland18 (at) armoc.uk, or by post to Montreal 2018, B&J Motor Engineers, Taylor Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7JQ, UK.Although they are relatively rare in North America, 12 Montreals participated in the meeting. Pre-convention Alfa driving tours began in Kingston Ontario on Monday 10 July, and ended at the hotel in Montreal on Wednesday 12 July in the afternoon.These tours included sightseeing and stops at many unique and interesting Canadian landmarks. Thursday 13 July included an Autocross (solo racing with cones) for those so inclined, or you could use the day to enjoy some of the available pre-arranged tours and activities in the city.The balance of the payment must be made before 30 June 2018.
Cancellations must be notified in writing, and in all cases your deposit is non-refundable.
Gene Brown from Simi Valley, California, made a 7800km round trip in his Montreal to visit the convention. In keeping with late sixties fashion and the character of the car (a racing engine dressed in a gala evening gown?