An even more extraordinary Giulia
Aug20

An even more extraordinary Giulia

How can you make a perfectly composed car as the Giulia even more extraordinary than she already is? We know for a fact, Alfa Romeo simply mastered the creation of perfectly matching coluors for their vehicles. This can be seen in all the great cars that are gracing the roads of our world. Whether it’s the Azzurro Celeste of the 1950s, my breathtaking Rosso Competizione Giulia Veloce or even a majestic Giulia Quadrifoglio in...

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Winning the Mille Miglia.
May13

Winning the Mille Miglia.

How is it like to win the Mille Miglia? I asked Maurizio De Marco, winner (together with the late Luciano Viaro) of the 2005 edition of Mille Miglia, how does it feel… I met Maurizio about 2 years ago when I visited his dealership in Trieste, drooling over the classsic cars he had for sale. One day, while flickering through his website, I found a section named “Competizioni” in which there were only two photos and a...

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Trieste – Opicina Historic 2019 in a Giulia Super
May05

Trieste – Opicina Historic 2019 in a Giulia Super

With the arrival of spring the days get longer, nature awakens and many animals come out of hibernation, just like all that cars that spent the winter locked in a box or under a tarp. What better way to start driving them again after this long time than partecipating at the Trieste-Opicina Historic? For those who didn’t know it, the Trieste-Opicina has been one of the most long-lived and important races in Europe. It’s so...

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Remembering Patrick Depailler
Jul18

Remembering Patrick Depailler

Remembering Patrick Depailler, the French F1 pilot who paid the ultimate sacrifice driving an Alfa Romeo on the old Hockeinheim race track in testing prior to the German Grand Prix of 1980. Patrick Depailler was born on August 1st of 1944 in Clermond-Ferrand, Central France in a relatively well-off family. His father, an architect, wanted to see young Patrick follow in his footsteps. But as it often happens, he had other plans for his...

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A farewell letter from an alfista to his Alfa Romeo
Oct18

A farewell letter from an alfista to his Alfa Romeo

“I don’t know whether I should be smiling or crying. I’m smiling for all those fine moments we shared together but I’m sighing for what we will have no more. Breakups usually come in the most delicate situations and are often far from elegant. I hope that if you could have your say, dear Phoenix, you will  hold no grudge against me. For I, surely will not. In the past three years, we’ve run together in 21 races out of 24 and won...

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