It has sold out, but a Classic Reprint with some amendments is now available from Veloce Publishing (ISBN 1845848241).
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.Other Italian cars also joined in separate groupings, and all the awards were made during the Awards Brunch from 12h00 to 14h00 before the convention ended. It is 8 km/h lower for a vehicle without front spoiler.The contact information for the convention chairman, Alex Sandor Csank, is Tel ( 1) 514 7719513, Email alfaromeodriveralex (at) One reason that many Montreals have survived in excellent condition is that, after fabrication at Caselle, the steel bodywork was treated by the advanced finishing plant which had been set up by Bertone at Grugliasco in October 1970.Several Montreals attended the 2009 AROC National Convention, which was held in Portland, Oregon, from 15 to 19 July. This carried out degreasing, zinc phosphate coating and electro-deposition of the undercoat before final spray painting by hand.
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?
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.
A preliminary programme for the meeting was made available in five languages.
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).
Reproduction self-adhesive anodised aluminium finish plates can be supplied by Dirk & Hannelore Nehme for EUR 6 each plus postage.
Alfa Romeo Montreal: The dream car that came true (ISBN 1845842189) is a 208-page introductory pictorial tribute to the Montreal with over 575 illustrations. The book has now sold out, but copies are still available from Amazon and some other booksellers.