Giulia Launch

Il Ritorno Returns!

Saturday, April 29

Many of you remember that, prior to our 2004 Convention, we had speculated on its name. At the time, Alfa Romeo was promising that they would return to these shores and have new cars available at our national convention. We were all very disappointed when that did not happen, and we had to ditch our Il Ritorno convention name. However, now Alfa is back and we are forging relationships with the new dealers!

We have just arranged to be part of the Giulia Launch Event at Alfa Romeo and Fiat of Portland, Maine on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00. Steve Parke, the sales manager, has graciously invited us to attend and bring our Alfas, old and new, if we can. He explained that there will be some new Alfas to test drive (!) and they will provide some lunch provided by a local Italian eatery as well.

AONE member and Portland resident Sam Surprise met with Steve and says he's a great guy who's excited to have us there. He is having food brought in from a well-known Portland Italian deli for us. Sam's biz is advertising and he's working on getting some radio and TV exposure thru his media contacts too!

Sometime after lunch, Sam will be leading an Alfa tour for an hour or two (according to everyone's preference) out on the twisty roads around the Sebago Lake region for any who are interested!

The dealership is not even a mile from the Rand Road Exit off the Maine Turnpike, so its easy-peasy for anyone coming north — less than an hour from Portsmouth, NH. Let's get on up there and make a good showing!Tiny Quadrifoglio

See the event report


Alfa Romeo and Fiat of Portland is located at 4 Rand Road, Portland, ME 04012, just off of I-95 at Exit 47. Take a right onto Rand Road at the end of the ramp, and the facility will be on your right. Click here for a Google map.


Giulia Launch