Showing posts from March, 2012

Cars and Coffee 3-31

I needed to put some miles on Margherita's new engine, courtesy of Erik at Rathmann Auto Works in Poway.  It's almost time to take it in for the followup to the rebuild.  So I got up by myself and headed out to Irvine and got there early enough to park right next to Craig McIntosh's nice Spider Veloce.  There was a nice mix of cars with the typical number of Mustangs, Corvettes and Porsches.  There were also a mix of "special" cars in the show area.  There were TWO Iso Grifo parked in there.  The yellow one has a 7L Corvette engine, (that's 427 cubic inch), very rare.  Italian coachwork and design and American muscle.

Margherita Is On The Road, Again

Margherita has got a new heart!  Erik Rathmann completed the semi-overhaul of the engine and it's running very smoothly, although I haven't had a real chance to run it very hard or for very long.  I'm hoping to make a speed run up to Cars and Coffee in Irvine this Saturday morning.  Need to put some miles on the engine for break-in. Hope to see some friends on the road!!!!  Ciao!

Petersen Museum Italian Design Show 2012

2012 AROCSD Petersen Museum Italian Design

Alfa Parts Offered

Former Alfa club member Ed Zdvorak has some parts from a 1984 Spider Veloce that he would like to donate to the club or an Alfa owner in need. 1. Alfa air conditioning compressor and system, probable good condition. 2. Alfa 6”X14” steel wheel, excellent 3. Alfa modified exhaust center section with straight through muffler, excellent. 4. Alfa gas tank, no dents or leaks, needs interior coating 5. Bucket seats, excellent light color fabric, fits spider or ?, from 1989 Honda. If you are interested, let me know and I will put you in contact with Ed.

Nuovo Disco Volante Images

Ahead of its "official" unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show, images of the rumored new Disco Volante appeared on the website .