Showing posts with label autoweek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label autoweek. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Marchionne's dilemma: To sell or not to sell Alfa?

Marchionne's dilemma: To sell or not to sell Alfa?

From AutoWeek/Automotive News. The pros and cons of selling Alfa Romeo to the Germans! This is a big business decision. They are talking about 2-3 Billion euros. One solution posed is for Fiat not selling Alfa, but some of manufacturing companies, which would net the 2 billion that Fiat needs to get free of it's huge debt burden.

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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Volkswagen wants Alfa Romeo, but Fiat doesn't want to sell

Volkswagen wants Alfa Romeo, but Fiat doesn't want to sell

I'm not sure what to make of this article. Should Fiat sell Alfa to ensure a better bottom line for the corporation? If past actions are examined, the Italians would rather "die than sell Alfa Romeo to the Germans", they nationalized the company rather than let it go bankrupt. But would the marque flourish if given the infusion of VW marketing and design? Would it become more Germanic in character and less Italian? Has Lamborghini suffered under the VW ownership?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Autoweek -- Building a business around Alfa lust

Building a business around Alfa lust -- Greg Migliore from Autoweek.
After a hundred years, the Alfa marque still generates the passion for the cars. Looking forward to the next generation of cars and the next generation of Alfisti!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fiat to Buy into Chrysler?

Just read that Fiat may be buying into Chrysler, which means the Alfa marque may be sold through the Chrysler Dodge dealership network.  Autoweek reports

Friday, April 11, 2008

Alfa Creates Mi.To Blog Site

Alfa Romeo is ramping up the campaign for the Mi.To; their model to compete with the Mini. Check out their new blog at Mi.To. You might even win a trip to see the car in Italy or a tour of the factory!

The article in Autoweek,Alfa Blog Chats up the Mi.To mentions the possibility of four turbocharged engines!