The Alfa Romeo 155 turns 20 this year, so official importer Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) and the passionate people behind Alfa Romeo Owners Club Klang Valley (AROCKV) Malaysia recently threw a “birthday bash” for the sharp suited former touring car hero.

Also, AROCKV has been invited by BerlinaSportivo.com, a French-based Alfa Romeo enthusiast website to participate in its anniversary do. AROCKV was requested to send a video of 155 owners in Malaysia, and chose Fraser Hill as the drive destination. Up the hill they went on May 5-6.

Besides star car 155, close to 100 people and 55 Alfa Romeos participated in the drive, from the Alfetta to the 159. The event was flagged off at SDAC’s Jalan Ipoh showroom. After a fun drive up the colonial era hill resort, participants were welcomed by Assam Pedas Restaurant. Shahzan Inn was the official accommodation provider.

One of the main activities was “Inspection 155”, where judges Rashid Karyeo (AROC Singapore), Shuhaibul Muslimin (AROCKV Malaysia) and Johan Izham Jamalulil (Traffic) inspected the 27 155s before deciding who would win the prizes for Best Interior, Best Exterior, Most Original and Overall Best 155.

Alfa Romeo Owners Club Klang Valley (AROCKV) Malaysia was established in 2005. Club members own various Alfas, including the Alfetta, AlfaSud, 33, 75, 145, 146, 147, 155, 156, 164, 168, 166 and today’s models. My “Alfa itch” is yet to be scratched, some day perhaps…