A finish plate indicating the make and type of the paint employed should be found on the underside of the luggage compartment cover of the vehicle (location 4).
In May 2017, 20 Montreals attended a meeting of Francophone owners in the region of Angoulême in Charente, France.
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.
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.
In the early evening, there was a traditional meal at a rustic maple syrup making farm. On Friday 14 July, there was a special Montreal Owners brunch at 10h00, followed by a fun 'Gimmick Rally', set to include many of the wonderful landmarks of Montreal, including a (slow speed) driving tour of the Formula One track, several great photo opportunities, and both city and country driving.
In his memory, the late Håkan Bäck donated a magnificent trophy during the 25th meeting that he had helped to organize in Finland in 2011. Please send any information about its whereabouts to Beat Trinkler (Römerweg 3, CH-8605 Gutenswil, Switzerland. (top) 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Federation, and the 375th anniversary of Montreal city.
Håkan himself died 25 days after the end of the meeting. The 2017 AROC-USA Convention on 13 - 16 July was combined with that of the Alfa Romeo Club of Canada (ARCC) and based at the Pointe Claire Holiday Inn near Montreal, Canada.In the evening, there was a traditional Quebec-style cook-out, featuring live music and meats and vegetables cooked over coals outdoors. Saturday 15 July was a day for selecting from a range of interesting driving tours, enjoying some track time at a local racetrack (time trials), or for your own independent tours and activities in the city.During the afternoon there were some technical seminars at the hotel, and the convention banquet was held at the hotel from 19h00 to 22h00. On Sunday 16 July, participants gathered from 08h00 to 12h00 at a beautiful location for a judged Concorso at which the Alfa Romeo Montreal was the featured car. The maximum speed is reduced by a few km/h when the headlamp shelters are retracted.The meeting highlighted the maritime character of the Netherlands, which is dominated by the sea, ships, dikes, water, polders and mills.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 inclusive price was about EUR 1100 per team, and to avoid VAT having to be charged registered participants were sent an invoice from Crowner's Foundation about two months before the meeting.