Tag Archives: Alfa Romeo

Arachnid

19 May

Always had a soft spot for these

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No Stone Unturned

8 Mar

We recently brought you a quick little teaser on Alfaholics – those mental maniacs from the other side of the pond that specialize in all things Alfa Romeo. Here is one of their customer car builds – a fully built, modded and tuned 1600 GTA. The detail work is nuts….

Alfaholics

28 Feb

A neat video and one of the coolest company makes I’ve ever heard of. More to come from these guys in the next few days. I just love how you can resto-mod anything nowadays. An age where the technology to improve has caught up with the desire to preserve

Alfa

18 Apr

Certainly don’t see these everyday. I kinda like the angular shape

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OG Stradale

5 Dec

We got into an interesting discussion today at work about the origin of some suffixes”you see on so many cars.  It began with us discussion “Superleggera”, which many now identify with Lamborghini, but in actuality, was a specific manufacturing process started back in the first half of the 20th century.  So I started thinking, what cars were the first to use interesting suffixes we might think of today.

Everyone who is into cars knows Ferrari’s 430 Challenge Stradale.  Stradale means street, and the name certainly makes sense, as it’s Ferrar’s street going version of the Challenge race car.  The first example I could find of Stradale being used in the name of a car was this stunning Alfa Romeo Type 33 (which interestingly is now part of the Fiat family, like Ferrari).  This is automotive art personifiedalfastradale

Interestingly enough, it also was one of the few cars to use the literal Superleggera production method, which consists of essentially a full tube chassis car, that the exterior aluminum panels then closely follow.  Aston Martin used them on several cars from the 50’s and 60’s, including the gorgeou DB5 (Bond, James Bond).  But back to this Alfa.  One of 14, yep, just 14, ever made.  And you thought your GTR might be rare!