The Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast

The Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast

Brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of UK and Ireland.

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February 4, 2024 32 mins

Episode 90 of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast – brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - is a little different to our usual format. Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Club management team member and MiTo nerd David Faithful for a half hour chat about the new STLA Large platform that will underpin the replacements for the Giulia and Stelvio – and by the time we’d finished, we had over an hour of material.

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Episode 91 of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast – brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club is a little different to our usual format Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Club management team member and MiTo nerd David Faithful for a half hour chat about the new STLA Large platform that will underpin the replacements for the Giulia and Stelvio – and by the time we’d finished, we had over an hour of material.

If you’ve already listened...

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Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Club Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright and Management Team member David Faithful to discuss some of the exciting events in store for the Club's 60th Anniversary in 2024 - those already confirmed and some still in the planning stages.

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December 14, 2023 32 mins

For those who missed our first livestream, here's a recording of Editor Guy Swarbrick and Club Chairman John Griffiths as they shamelessly filled dead time with speculation  waiting for Alfa Romeo to announce the name of the new, small Sport Urban Vehicle, codenamed Kid... The internet knew it was going to be called Brennero - we weren't so sure... We weren't expecting... well, you'll have to listen to find out!

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In Episode 87 of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast, brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with AROC management team member David Faithful to talk about some of the improvements to the Club's online experience behind the scenes - and some of the cool new member benefits that technology will enable.

Some early examples of the new functionality are shown below.

Member login screen

My AROC

A list of...

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2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the famous Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio emblem and we're celebrating with our 4th episode of No Such Thing as a Brera Quadrifoglio. In this episode of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - Editor Guy Swarbrick is joined by Club Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright and Alfa Female and Club Director Kirsty Hodson to share their favourite facts about...

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October 1, 2023 28 mins

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with Club Chairman John Griffiths, Manager Nick Wright and Section Development Supremo Jonathan Griffin to discuss National Alfa Day, a busy Summer of events, Midlands Italian Car Day, the Classic Motor Show and the forthcoming Section Secretaries and Registrars meeting.

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September 3, 2023 49 mins

In Episode 84 of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast, brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Guy Swarbrick talks to Club member, GTAm owner and friend of the podcast Alan Greenhalgh - and the Club’s Giulia registrar Andrew Celi – about their recent trip to Le Mans as part of Alfa Romeo's second European-wide Tribe Days event.

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August 6, 2023 33 mins

In this Episode, Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with AROC Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright and Alfa Female's Allie Taylor to talk about the upcoming National Alfa Day. There are lots of new things going on - as well as lots of the things you've all grown to love at Bicster Heritage.

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July 2, 2023 40 mins

Alfa Romeo Driver Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with AROC Racing Leagues commentator and Sim Racing columnist Reeve Taylor, Club Manager Nick Wright and MiTo Registrar David Faithful to discuss 15 years of the MiTo, its importance to the Club, the recent 15th Anniversary track day, their current cars and their dream MiTos.

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In Episode 81 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast – brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Editor Guy Swarbrick drives the Tonale Q4 – the 280 horsepower, four-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid version of Alfa’s C segment SUV – along with some of its potential rivals at the SMMT test day at Millbrook.

The video of a lap (or two) of Millbrook in the Tonale Q4 is now available on the Club's YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/w7pQQeEIB...

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May 7, 2023 38 mins

The week's episode sees Chiara Shearn talking to AROC Ragazzi Chairman Sam Butler and Ragazzi and Hereford & Worcester Section Secretary Sophie King about their Alfa history, the formation of the AROC Ragazzi Section and their plans for the future of the group.

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In this Episode of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with Club Chairman John Griffiths, board member Kirsty Hodson, Club Manager Nick Wright and cinqueportephobic David Faithful to talk about a record-breaking Spring Alfa Day, rapid unscheduled carton disassembly events and a busy few months of events to come.

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April 9, 2023 28 mins

In Episode 78 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast, brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Editor Guy Swarbrick discusses the upcoming Alfa Romeo Championship season – and looks back at last year – with Championship Coordinator and friend of the Podcast Andy Robinson.

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March 26, 2023 36 mins

For Episode 77 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Jack and Rosie Hodson for the first of our new series of profiles of AROC families.

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In Episode 76 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast, brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Kirsty Hodson sat down to celebrate International Women’s Day with the new Managing Director of Alfa Romeo UK – Julie David. They talked about her life, career and plans for the future of the marque.

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From four undisclosed locations around the UK, Editor Guy Swarbrick sat down with Kirsty Hodson, John Griffiths and Nick Wright to discuss their four favourite facts from the world of Alfa Romeo, in the third episode of No Such Thing as a Brera Quadrifoglio - celebrating the 75th episode of the Alfa Romeo Driver podcast, brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club.

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February 12, 2023 27 mins

In Episode 74 of the Alfa Romeo Driver Podcast - brought to you by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - Editor Guy Swarbrick sits down with the Club’s 159 Registrar Jim Rastall and talks about his car history and his plans for the Register.

To celebrate our 75th episode, we’re recording the third edition of No Such Thing as a Brera Quadrifoglio. If you have any humorous or obscure – or, better still, humorous and obscure – facts from the w...

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January 29, 2023 34 mins

In this Episode Guy Swarbrick sat down with AROC virtual racer and ARCA 4C racer Mike Hilton and Andrew Bergbaum, his partner in a project to bring a very special racing Alfa back to the track. In its heyday, it was an Autodelta car running in Jolly Club livery, taking fourth in the 1966 Monza Four Hours in the hands of Alfa legend Rob Slotemaker. What's happened to it in the 57 years that followed?    

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Editor Guy Swarbrick is joined by Club Chairman John Griffiths, Club Manager Nick Wright, MiTo Registrar David Faithful and Thames Valley Section Secretary Kirsty Hodson to talk about our highlights from 2022 and the things we’re looking forward to in 2023. 

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