Saturday, November 29, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Visit to a Private Collection

This last weekend was almost the perfect weekend for a car guy, if you overlook the traffic and the fires in Orange County.
It was warm and a bit breezy on the drive up to Tom Hollfelder's collection. There were about 7 cars in convoy from San Diego. We joined up with the LA Alfa group, including a member from Santa Barbara in a gorgeous 85 GTV6.

Tiger Racing website.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Phil Hill - Rest in Peace

It was announced earlier today that Phil Hill, the first American to win the Formula 1 World Championship, passed from this earth. Phil was 81. He was hospitalized while attending the Monterey Historic Races weekend.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting Phil, his wife Alma, his son Derek, and his daughter Vanessa when Derek was racing karts. My memories of him were that he was a genuinely friendly guy who was always willing to talk about cars and racing with an enthusiastic fan.

He will be missed in the automotive community.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Alfa Romeo 8C2900 Wins Best of Show

The marque is on the rise.

An Alfa Romeo 8C2900 won this year's coveted Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. According to an Autoweek posting, the owners actually drive the car on tours and will continue the practice in the future. We could possibly see this car in the "wild" some time in the future. Congratulations to Jon and Mary Shirley.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Top Gear in the UK just posted a new review of Alfa's new model, the Mito. In addition to explaining the derivation of the name, Mi for Milan and To for Torino; but also that mito is Italian for myth.