Saturday, July 15
Slalom, aka Autocross
On Saturday morning, Slalom and Autocross participants and spectators will head out of the city to have some fun dodging cones. A boxed lunch will be included for all registered drivers and additional boxed lunches can be pre-purchased for spectators. To qualify for participation in this event, all cars must be inspected on Friday afternoon or evening at the hotel.
Historic City Bus Tour #2
If you weren’t able to take advantage of the Historic City Bus Tour on Thursday, we have a second tour on Saturday, leaving the hotel at 9:00 am for a guided tour, stopping along the way at Montréal’s best historic sites. The bus will return its passengers to the hotel by about 4:00 pm.
On Saturday afternoon, we will be featuring some interesting and unusual Technical Seminars at the hotel. For example, you can choose to attend the “Alfa Romeo in Film” presentation, or view a demonstration of the methods used to extract injured drivers from Formula One racing cars. There will also be a French language seminar about suspension and steering bushings for vintage Alfas and another bilingual seminar presenting the technical aspects of the new Alfa Romeo product line. Each of these seminars will take about an hour. You can sign up for the seminar(s) of your choice at the convention Registration desk.
AROC Town Hall
The AROC Board of Directors will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at the hotel from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This meeting is open to all convention attendees.
To cap off our Saturday events, the annual convention banquet for ALFA expo17 will be held in the hotel ballroom from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This banquet will be bilingual, so we will be focusing on enjoying our meal and listening to some quiet live jazz music, instead of speeches. We will be presenting the trophies and awards for the Time Trials, Slalom, Gimmick Rally and other important items, and we will have some door prizes as well. There will also be the prerequisite AROC USA presentations, including an introduction to the 2018 convention, of course.