Articles tagged Alfa Romeo

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Alfa Romeo GT Junior

Steve Archer at Smart Automotive has just finished a full restoration of an Alfa that's become a family heirloom We’ve just completed a really nice restoration and upgrade of an Alfa GT Junior. It was an emotional one for the owner, Andrew Lawley, because he’s had the car since he was 14 or 15. Now, all these years on, he’s just been on a touring holiday in Europe with his own son in the...

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The great imitation

On the 30th anniversary of his death we recall how a spurned Enzo Ferrari cleverly conspired to overhaul, and ultimately end, Fiat's Grand Prix dominance and in doing so put himself on the path to greatness Whatever the 1923 Italian term was for, ‘On your bike, son,’ 25-year-old Enzo Ferrari surely uttered it as the carabiniere walked away empty-handed. The officer had arrived at Alfa Romeo’s...

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The Expendables

Despite it being a new era for global touring car competition, seven tin-top action heroes are still setting the benchmarks Remember that movie The Expendables? If it passed you by, you can be forgiven (it was never going to trouble the BAFTAs). But it’s the one where all those cheesy action heroes of the 1980s and ’90s – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and more...

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The archives: October 2018

A renowned and sucessful endurance racer and busienssman, Luigi Chinetti was both Enzo Ferrari's great friend and adversary Enzo Ferrari was a man with few friends. One of the most enduring – on-again/off-again love/hate relationships over many years – was with Luigi Chinetti. The enigmatic American Ferrari importer – as he became in the 1950s – was absolutely out of the same mould as Il Drake of...

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Bolide in a china shop

In these days of "shortest and most direct route" and, even worse, of "alternative means of transport," a long road journey is a rare treat. However, by good fortune the more usual 7 m.p.g. flying ferry wasn't to be had on a recent occasion, and much less fuel was with difficulty obtained for a spot of motoring. Without any embellishments, 300 miles in a little over 24 hours was a pleasing...

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The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

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Two Alfa Romeos

Alfa Romeo are making serious attempts to increase their UK sales, with the fine new Edgware Road premises, ex-Jaguar man Bob Berry in command, and the ever-staunch Alfa PRO Barry Needham very much in control. So I thought I would have another look at two typical products of the famous Italian manufacturer. In spite of the very attractive recent sales inducements to those thinking of buying a...

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1981 British Grand Prix race report - A very popular win

  Enormous is the only way to describe the size of the organisation behind this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, backed by Marlboro and with the support of just about every racing enthusiast in the country, all masterminded by the RAC Motor Sports Association. John Watson crosses the line in his McLaren to win after late drama for Rene Arnoux. Photo: Motorsport Images The pits and...

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The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

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