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Police car chases are fun! (new book)

Police car chases are fun! (new book)

I must confess: when I see a car chase on TV I must lean forward, I’ll be on the edge of my chair. Especially when Alfa Romeos are involved. They’ll be my favorites, no matter whether they belong to the good guys or the bad guys. In the seventies wild car chases were a recurring … Continue reading

1900 SSZ found after fourty years

1900 SSZ found after fourty years

Currently on display at the Style Icons exhibition in the Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is a rare 1900 SSZ. ‘SS’ for Super Sport, ‘Z’ for Carrozzeria Zagato. In 1952 the 1900 SSZ was developed for competition use. The weight was kept low by the use of materials like aluminum for the body … Continue reading

In honor of Giuseppe Busso

In honor of Giuseppe Busso

Today exactly 100 years ago Giuseppe Busso was born in Turin. Busso started his career in 1937 at Fiat’s technical aeronautical engine department (Ufficio Tecnico Motori Aviazione or UTMA). Later he transfered to the technical experimental locomotive railway office (Ufficio Tecnico Autoveicoli Ferroviari Sperimentali or UTAFS). In January 1939, Busso moved to Alfa Romeo to … Continue reading

Excellent videos 5: Luciano Viaro

Excellent videos 5: Luciano Viaro

Three time Mille Miglia Storica winner Luciano Viaro, born in 1942 sadly passed away the 22nd of February in 2011. But he was very alive at the wheel of his 1933 Alfa Romeo 6c 1500 G.S. Testa Fissa, as proves the video below. Viaro was a well respected competitor in the world’s most exciting rolling … Continue reading

Le Alfa dell’Autodelta in pista

Le Alfa dell’Autodelta in pista

Recently the Italian classic car magazine Ruoteclassiche published on its blog photos from some of the most successful cars from Alfa Romeo’s Autodelta motorsports department. Alfa Romeo took the cars to the Balocco test track, west of Milan, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Autodelta, which was founded by Ing. Carlo Chiti and Ing. Lodovico … Continue reading

Huge private collection in New Zealand

Huge private collection in New Zealand

I have added another museum to the list, the Wanaka Transport and Toy Museum, located next to the airport along the Wanaka – Luggate highway  on the southern island of New Zealand. Although from the Alfas in the museum one could think they should still be on the road for normal use, the museum is … Continue reading