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Alfa Romeo Giulia – The Real Return of Alfa Begins


When Alfa Romeo made it’s return to the U.S. market in 2012, it was a low key event as high profile Italian car makers go. That’s mostly because it had only … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C: Coming To America


Last week I saw an ad in the newspaper announcing Columbus’ first new Alfa Romeo dealer in decades. I immediately thought the Fiat/Chrysler Group were going about the relaunch of their red … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

1965-1977 Alfa Romeo 1300/1600 Junior: Less Power to the People


Alfa Romeo has a solid reputation for building exciting sports cars. Even its most pedestrian sedans offer some level of performance and finesse. But for the everyday working Joe during 1960s … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is Luxury?


Most dictionaries would define the term luxury car as a “marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense”. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

2005 Alfa Romero TZ3 Stradale: Italian Swagger Meets American Substance


The global partnerships between auto companies has produced some strange and unlikely bedfellows.  Nissan-Renault, Mercedes-Mitsubishi and Toyota-Subaru are a few that come to mind. But few have produced as beautiful … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

2010 – 2013 Alfa Romero Giulietta: Waiting For the Passion


If you were old enough, you might remember a time when new Alfa Romeos were sold in the US. They were often remembered as being passionately engineered to be true … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

1983-1987 Alfa Romeo Arna: Nerd Meets Cheerleader


In America, we think of Alfa Romeos as passionately designed red-hot thoroughbreds with Ferrari like aspirations at more reasonable prices. Films like the Graduate forever etched Alfa Romeo as a … Continue reading

May 25, 2011 · 3 Comments

1985-1992 Alfa Romero 75/Milano: The Last of the Red Hot Italians


The concept of the hot hatch had taken off around the world by the mid 1980’s, but it’s counterpoint the hot compact sedan was still in its infancy. Europe was … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

1989-1994 Alfa Romero SZ/RZ


The late 80’s to early 90’s was a period that get little respect among some auto design enthusiast. Sure there was the birth of the Viper, Ford Probe and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

1982-88 Alfa Romeo GTV6


Way before the 3 series BMW was known as the “Ultimate driving machine”, there was the Alfa GTV series of cars to take the crown of serious affordable European Sport/GT luxury. … Continue reading

August 3, 2009 · Leave a comment