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.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.

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It has sold out, but a Classic Reprint with some amendments is now available from Veloce Publishing (ISBN 1845848241).

Very successful international meetings for Montreal enthusiasts have been held in various European countries every year since 1987.

(top) (Quattroruote, 1972): Maximum speed 224 km/h. Bright orange (AR601/602) was a popular choice in the early sunshine years, ordered more frequently than classic Italian red (AR521).

The colour AR825, poetically named by Alfa Romeo "Luci del bosco metallizzato", has been incorrectly described as everything from olive to silver. Alfa Romeo also used the name for the metallic light brown colour AR524, which is not included in the Montreal colour charts but was available to special order.

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.