Alfa Romeo Australia Screw Up 4C Launch

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It always felt too good to be true…. Alfa Romeo released details on Australian version of the new 4C mid-engined performance coupe. It’s fair to say that people who were waiting to take delivery of their 4C will be somewhat disappointed. The first let-down is the price. Aussies should be all over the fact that … Continue reading “Alfa Romeo Australia Screw Up 4C Launch”

First Cars – Saab and Alfa Romeo

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I was cleaning some stuff up at home yesterday when I found the following photos of my first (and second) Saab and my first Alfa Romeo. I figured they were nostalgic enough to share here on the website. First, I have to apologise for the poor quality photos. These are photos of photos and the … Continue reading “First Cars – Saab and Alfa Romeo”

Video: Petrolicious Alfa Giulia Super Ti

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Want to spend 7 minutes feeling good about the world? Watch this superb new film from Petrolicious. It features one of the nicest guys you’ll ever see driving one of the nicest little Alfas you’ll ever see. It’s a car he built himself and he did such a good job that he ended up working … Continue reading “Video: Petrolicious Alfa Giulia Super Ti”

PSA: Explaining “You Can’t Call Yourself A True Car Enthusiast (Gearhead) Unless You’ve Owned An Alfa Romeo

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Hemmings had a post on Facebook overnight that drew some amusing comments. Here’s the post: And here are a few of the comments: One good reason (Of Many) not to watch “Top Gear”. That’s why I don’t watch their show. SNOBS! Overrated, just like that idiot. You’re not a real gear head unless you’ve built … Continue reading “PSA: Explaining “You Can’t Call Yourself A True Car Enthusiast (Gearhead) Unless You’ve Owned An Alfa Romeo”

1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint First Photos

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It’s Christmas morning! Merry Christmas to all of you! We did Christmas dinner last night so I’ve got a little time this morning to post up the first photos of the Alfa Romeo Sprint I bought yesterday. Here is the car in our front yard, which is starting to represent an automotive palliative care ward … Continue reading “1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint First Photos”

Christmas Cheer – 1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint

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I haven’t had a fun car in my garage for 3 months so when this Alfa Romeo Sprint popped up for sale in my area, I was interested. When the price nearly halved earlier this week, I felt it would be downright rude if I didn’t check it out. I pick it up this afternoon … Continue reading “Christmas Cheer – 1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint”

Video: Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Shows Everything Alfa Romeo Should Be

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This might just be the best video Petrolicious has ever made. The car is an Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale from 1965 and it was built especially for the La Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico. There’s plenty of driving footage to see and it’s a wonder to behold. In fact, it’s so wonderful it makes you … Continue reading “Video: Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Shows Everything Alfa Romeo Should Be”

Farewell, My Little Italian Buddy – Alfasud Sprint

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I’ve had Gavin’s 1982 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint Veloce parked in my front yard for the last few months. The best part of the deal is that I had his OK to drive it once or twice a week – just to keep it lubricated, of course 🙂 The car left our humble abode this … Continue reading “Farewell, My Little Italian Buddy – Alfasud Sprint”

Alfa Romeo Has A New Corporate Plan *Sigh*

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I remember back around 2009 or so, I wrote on Saabs United about the fact that Saab had about as many concept cars in 30 years as they had actual production models in 60+ years. We’re not quite at that stage with Alfa Romeo’s re-hashed business plans yet, but we’re not far off. The suits … Continue reading “Alfa Romeo Has A New Corporate Plan *Sigh*”

Bad Month For Alfa/Mazda and Alpine/Caterham Fantasy Car Lovers

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They say that the sea is only salty because of the tears cried by misunderstood sharks that just want to be hugged. They can add my tears to that tally tonight. Earlier this month came the news that a car I was legitimately dreaming of owning one day – a new Alfa Romeo Spider developed … Continue reading “Bad Month For Alfa/Mazda and Alpine/Caterham Fantasy Car Lovers”