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Mille Miglia 2013 videos

Mille Miglia 2013 videos

Saturday May 18th the participants of the 2013 Mille Miglia returned to Brescia. Well, most of them did. The 1,600 kilometers are not only challenging the drivers and co-drivers but also the vintage and classic cars, built between 1927 and 1957 so it won’t surprise anybody that some of them broke down and had to … Continue reading

32 Alfas in the 2013 Mille Miglia

32 Alfas in the 2013 Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia, la corsa più bella del mondo, the world’s most beautiful race, has 422 cars on the starting list of 2013. No less than 32 of them are Alfa Romeos, dating from 1928 (85 years old!) to 1957. Thursday, May 16 at 6:45 the first car will roll down from the starting platform … Continue reading

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti

Think the historic Mille Miglia is the only revival event of a legendary Italian road race? Wrong! This year, from August 28th to September 1st, classic cars will transit the Dolomites in northern Italy, starting from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Registration is open to cars built from 1919 to 1961 (exceptions can be made for cars up … 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

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

Two museum pages updated with videos

Two museum pages updated with videos

Two museum pages have been updated with embedded videos; from Autoworld in Brussels, Belgium and from the Museo dell’Automobile in San Martino in Rio, Italy. The videos, made by other users on YouTube show a lot more than only Alfas. Yes, did you know there’s more to life than just Alfa Romeo? 😉 Sometimes there … Continue reading