Sottozero: GP Ice Race 2020
Feb08

Sottozero: GP Ice Race 2020

Somewhere over the Tannoy, Hans-Joachim Stuck is being interviewed. With German as rostig as mine it’s difficult to make out the details, but even amid his accelerated chatter, one phrase rings clearly: “Das ist Motorsport! Das ist cool!” It’s impossible to disagree with the endlessly-enthusiastic star and organiser of the events which just unfolded, having just witnessed him showboat his March 761 F1 car around a...

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Only Bernina Gran Turismo
Nov12

Only Bernina Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo. It’s that joy of a drive that engulfs an entire day, or more, behind the wheel of an effortlessly cool mechanical marvel. With enough power to spare, with views to kill for. A special blend of power and luxury, of sports and pleasure. One of the greatest motoring joys there can ever be. And one that Bernina Gran Turismo just took it to another level. Take the Gran Turismo experience. Condense it. Add a massive mountain....

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How to enjoy the Alps the Italian way
Nov02

How to enjoy the Alps the Italian way

Or how to really enjoy the Alps with more than 3,000 Italian horsepower. A travel report of a different kind. A holiday in the Alps is something relaxing, decelerating and wonderful! One thinks of boundless idyllic nature… Somehow one has the feeling, one travels to another planet, if one is used to the Central German landscape. Sometimes it only takes a few days to recharge the batteries in this unique piece of earth....

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The Magic of Revival
Oct13

The Magic of Revival

For many years, Pebble Beach was the lighthouse event of the classic car scene. Cars were restored to better than factory specifications, made into pristine jewels, meant to be only displayed at special events, and only to be driven for a few short meters, before being returned to the safety of the climate controlled storage facilities. The art involved into that was unquestionable. And the results stunning to look at. It was all...

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3rd Memorial Fratelli Benetello by Club Alfisti Veneto
Jul17

3rd Memorial Fratelli Benetello by Club Alfisti Veneto

⁷The “Memorial Fratelli Benetello”, reaching its third edition during the weekend of 22-23 June 2019, was born to honour the passion that bound the brothers Nereo and Tiziano Benetello to the Alfa Romeo brand. Nereo was a mechanic at the Fiat-Alfa Romeo service, while Tiziano worked at the Weber/Magneti Marelli and Dell’Orto service. This passion was then handed down to their respective sons Massimo and Andrea, who...

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Chantilly Alfa & Elegance
Jul16

Chantilly Alfa & Elegance

It’s one day before National Alfa Day and, at 4AM on a Saturday morning, I leave London going in the opposite direction. Have I gone mad? Maybe. There is a chance I have just  been intoxicated by the lure of a techno monster. And the anticipation of encountering it on the banks of a pedicured Le Notre pond.     In the tranquil surroundings of a splendid French castle, the elusive Carabo made a rare appearance. We just...

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