Orange Terror – bitten off too much? Mar15

Orange Terror – bitten off too much?...

Perhaps the biggest addition to this Alfista’s life recently was the acquisition of a LHD 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal project. And when I say project, boy do I mean project. I guess all it had going for it was that the price was right! It was probably one of the neediest project cars worldwide with many parts missing by the time I got it. The more complete photos of the car are of when it arrived in Australia 10 years ago. It came with considerably less parts by the time I acquired it… You can see the beginnings of my journey with this car on a dedicated website I set up for it. I hope to keep both pages updated with its progress in the near future. Wish me luck!...

Giulia Super – long overdue update...

Well I have decided to revive this website after a couple of years of inactivity! All encouragement is readily accepted. I have had the Super on the road for a couple of years now. I haven’t been out in it nearly enough due to all the other time demands on life. I do try to make a point of getting to the local Cars and Coffee event each month though. I am going to re-enable comments on the posts as well, in the hope that I get some positive feedback to keep me...

Sleeping Beauties (& Beasts)...

I thought it apt with the recent re-opening of the Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan that I should do a post on the cars that haven’t quite made it into the shiny museum showrooms. The Archivio Storico (Museum Archives) have an extensive collection that is kept out of sight. I would dearly love to tour this facility some time but alas it is a difficult proposition. In this basement is all manner of Alfa Romeo rarities and wonder. There are many forlorn concept cars, experimental engines, and very rare models all gathering dust. Some of the prototypes are integral to Alfa Romeo’s success, like the Tipo 103. I sit with my mouth agog as I look at the haphazard piles of super rare parts just piled on each other on the shelves. Just to name a few in these photos, you can see a 6C2300B, 8C 2300, Tipo 103, Arna, Montreal Prototype, Carabo, 164 Procar, Alfetta Rally car, Tipo 33 Stradale These images were courtesy of...

Museum Montreal Engine...

My friend Scott recently visited the newly refurbished Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan. While he was there he asked me if I needed any images in particular. Well since my latest project is a Montreal I eagerly requested many photos of the Montreal on display as well as the engine that is mounted on a stand. For your viewing pleasure here are the engine photos. Stay tuned to Scott’s website : www.enablieri.com for many more amazing photos of the Museum’s...

Junk in the Trunk- an Alfa edition...

Alfa Romeo have a long history of not only building sporting sedans and coupes but making a practical car that can be used for everyday tasks. The fact that I used to drive my 1966 Giulia Super to work in peak hour traffic very comfortably is testament to this. If you scroll through these pictures you will see how capable these cars are of carrying large amounts of luggage or small asian children… There are many testimonies on the forum of having fully loaded Alfas and going on long comfortable, fast drives! The current Alfa 4C unfortunately can’t carry much more than your gym bag, but I am sure it is a hoot!  ...