The Team

Find out more about the team behind Club Alfa UK and what we are about.

Meet the Team

All of our team members are volunteers and receive no payment from Club Alfa UK. Any monies received from paying members goes directly back into the club, to provide member benefits.

The Directors

Chris Cousins

Chris Cousins

I’ve been in the Alfa Romeo scene for years and my other half would say I’m well known amongst Alfa fans. I attend as many events as I can, have a passion for helping people and fixing Alfas other people can’t or won’t touch and have saved many Alfas over the years along with my partner Racheal. I am proud to be Chairman of Club Alfa UK and am looking forward to leading the club through its next stage of natural growth. We have a fabulous team of volunteers here who all have the same goal; to make this club a place you are welcome to join, want to join and stay, feel engaged, have fun and get involved with. I look forward to what the future brings for Club Alfa UK and its members.

Currently owns: two 6’s, an early 75, two 166’s and a 156 V6

Darran (Daz) Collins

Daz Collins

Born and bred in Yorkshire on passing my driving test I had a couple of Vauxhalls, a Ford Cortina 1600E and a VW Golf Mk1 GTI before I came in to Alfa ownership. My first was a 1.5 ti 33 on a C plate back in 1990, this was quickly traded in for a 1.7 Veloce due to the 1.5 starting to disolve before my eyes, but the bug had bitten. A string of company cars and a young family then put a stop to my Alfa ownership for a good few years, although I did try to get a 156 on the company car scheme but was turned down.

After returning to the UK from 15 years running my own business in Spain back in 2019 I picked up a 3.2 Brera to keep me occupied (read as poor) and to have something to get involved in the car scene with. I added to that with a 1.4 Giulietta as a daily driver in late 2020 and then in late 2021 I picked up a 164 Cloverleaf in need of restoration which unfortunately proved to be too far gone, then at the Yorkshire ITCAM show I picked up a 164 Lusso which is currently undergoing minor refurbishment work.

Racheal Whitehead

Racheal Whitehead

I’m an animal lover first and foremost but have a particular affection for motorised horsepower too. I’ve driven the Nurburgring and am happy to have a go at almost anything car-related.

Having spent years searching for parts for Chris’s Alfas and my own, I started my own parts company a few years ago.

My love of the 166 is well-recorded and I run the 166 Fan Club. My other half Chris runs the Unloved Alfa Society and together we do our best to help owners keep their cars on the road and in tip-top condition.

The attraction of Club Alfa UK is that it is all-inclusive at every level and I was really happy to be asked to be a director. I look forward to meeting Club Alfa UK members to build and develop the superb club we already have.

Currently owns: a small fleet of 166’s and a narrow body 155

The Management Committee

Lee Pilling

Club Shop & Merchandise

Welcome to Club Alfa Shop

My name is Lee and I have been tasked with running the Club online shop, as well as the shop at outdoor events. I would like to say many thanks to everyone who has been involved in the life of the club shop until now. The fantastic work so far has laid the foundation for me to move forward in the right direction. 

So if you haven’t met me yet, here’s a bit of history about me. I have been involved in the car club scene for over 20 years. I started out with a few different JDM motor’s before moving to the Vauxhall range of cars. My first Italian motor was a Fiat Stilo 1.9 Jtd which I modified and was very nice car to drive. So when a replacement was required, I decided to look at an Alfa Romeo. After looking at lot’s of different things, I decided to get an Guliettea with a 2.0 Diesel engine and TCT transmission. I instantly fell in love with it all, and after a few choice upgrades I was happy with everything. 
As I used the car for my part time detailing business the car was ceramic coated and fully detailed inside and outside. I have added some photos of my car, and I am super proud of her. Hopefully most of you have seen it at the many shows that I have been too. 
My main working life has been in the retail environment. I am looking forward to moving the club shop to the next level. If you have any ideas then please let me know via the Facebook group page or via email on here. Or call over to the club gazebo and say hi, I am looking forward to seeing everyone.  



We welcome applications to join the management committee.

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