Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fiat-Chrysler to make Jeeps, Alfas in Italy starting in 2012

Fiat-Chrysler to make Jeeps, Alfas in Italy starting in 2012

The Mirafiori assembly plant in Turin will be upgraded and re-fitted to make Jeeps and Alfas starting in 2012. The Giulia sedan and a wagon along with the mid-sized(?) SUV that is targeted to compete with the X3 and Q5. Have the plants production will come to the US.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2011 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance

The organizers of the Desert Classic just announced that in conjunction with the concours d'elegance, they are organizing a vintage race with VARA.  Hope to see even more Alfas in the desert in February.
http://www.desertconcours.com/racing.htm
Hope to see more Alfas in attendance in February in the desert.

Here are some pictures of the 2010 Desert Classic

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Of France and Italy

I went to the Best of France and Italy show last weekend and had a great time.  It was Italian sensory overload.  We had over 150 Alfas alone and by some accounts there were 400 cars at Woodley Park in Encino.  By far the largest informal car show anywhere.  The atmosphere was one of camraderie and appreciation of all marques without any of the snobbery of judged shows or concours d'elegance outings, not that I don't like those show also, I do, but this one was special.  The cars that were shown were mostly drivers, some more than others, but all fun.

Here's my photo album of the show and it is by no means comprehensive.