Museo Vivo Provence is a non-profit Italian car club founded in 2009 by four Alfisti based in the southeast of France. The club has 160 members between 16- and 82-years old and it boasts an impressive collection of over 360 cars ranging from stunning Alfa Giulietta Sprint to several 916-Series GTVs and 156s. Lancias and Fiats are well-represented and there are also several Autobianchis, Ferraris and Maseratis that participate in events.
Fueled by an unwavering passion for vintage Italian machines, the club’s founders organize track days at the local Paul Ricard circuit, drives across the scenic Lubéron region that blend cars with tourism and local foods, group buys for books and wine, tech sessions and an informal get-together that takes place on the last Sunday of every month. Club members from all around the region bring their car down to the city of Aix-en-Provence and spend the morning sharing knowledge and stories with other owners in a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere where cars reign supreme.
Museo Vivo also publishes a magazine called Il Gazzettino that showcases club events and provides historical articles about Italian cars. Printed locally, it is generally limited to 200 examples and it is distributed to members as well as Alfa clubs from all around the world.
Visit Museo Vivo’s site for more information and instructions on how to join.
The photos in the gallery above were taken at the club’s last get-together.