Alfa Fest 2019
Jun18

Alfa Fest 2019

Feels like Christmas in plain summer! AlfaFest is the short name for the “Alfa Romeo Festival” taking place every year in Romania. I know, it’s not the most original of names  as other countries are calling their alfisti meetings “Alfa Fest” too… but trust me on this one, our meeting is something unique and original!  It all started about 13 years ago, as a humble initiative to reunite the...

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Real Alfa
Jun08

Real Alfa

After a very unusual cold and damp spring for Italy that saw even the Villa d’Este soaked in rain, it was high time for the summer to finally make its glorious appearance. And it did just that, as we were travelling from Stuttgart  to Milan on the 1st of June, responding to the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo’s invitation to attend the inaugural edition of their concours of restoration and conservation in Arese. No, it wasn’t us who...

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Surrounded by Bugatti
May28

Surrounded by Bugatti

If you are looking for a version of Bugatti’s recent habitat, you are in for a big surprise. Far from the Dubai casinos, with their silicon implants and botox injections, there is place where Bugatti keeps its most precious asset. Its soul. The place is teaming with racers, eager to throw their beloved cars up the hill, hugging the bends on the tiny strip of asphalt separating the steep banks from the ravine. Tight turns, big...

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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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Cars. Coffee. Dreams.
May08

Cars. Coffee. Dreams.

It was one of those days when time feels both longer and shorter than it really is. Longer, because your mind cannot comprehend the surge of information flooding it. Shorter, as it seemed to only last for a blink of an eye. This indulgent blurring of the constraints of reality starts to bleed into every aspect of the experience, from the sweet sounding band to the quality and diversity of the people in attendance, to the endless...

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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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