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July 23, 2012: Young entrepreneur receives Alfa Mito Twinair prize – but can’t drive

ROB Nunn (17), 2012’s ‘National Entrepreneur of the Year’, will have to work a little harder to earn the keys to his Alfa MiTo TwinAir prize. The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy graduate from Chichester College, who pipped five other finalists from across the UK to the prestigious accolade, has yet to pass his driving test. […]

Vintage Alfa steals the show

A FEW pictures I took of an eye-wateringly beautiful 1930 Alfa Romeo on show at the 2011 New Year’s Day classic car gathering at Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

July 16, 2012: Alfa Mito now available with Twinair engine technology

–          Alfa MiTo now available with award-winning TwinAir powerplant –          TwinAir: 875cc twin-cylinder 85hp turbo engine with electro-hydraulic valve control technology –          MiTo TwinAir’s sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 67.3mpg deliver outstanding efficiency –          Cleanest and most economical car in its class –          Lively performance of a petrol engine with efficiency of a diesel  – perfect […]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV and 147 GTA

THIS is a wonderfully atmospheric recording from the Netherlands. The 235bhp QV versus the 3.2 V6 GTA. With both cars in red, it is a match made in heaven. Just listen to that V6 and look at the beautiful QV! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K9CJVXxJWc

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint and Spider

THIS is a nice piece of You Tube video from America about the original 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint & Spider under the heading ‘Classics revealed’. This is the link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI09Tzqwb8o  

July 6, 2012: Alfa Romeo extends warranty to five years on Mito and Giulietta

ALFA Romeo is extending its current three-year warranty by a further two years across the MiTo and Giulietta product ranges to provide retail customers with added peace of mind on their new car purchases. The news comes as the Italian sporting car brand launches the Alfa MiTo TwinAir – featuring the award winning 875cc twin-cylinder […]

Pininfarina’s greatest car designs

SERGIO Pininfarina, arguably the world’s greatest ever car designer, died on July 2, aged 85. The son of Battista Farina, who founded the Pininfarina dynasty, he took over as president of the Turin-based coachbuilder in 1966 following his father’s death. Paying tribute, Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari, described him as “a great advocate of […]

Alfa Romeo Car Museum

THE Alfa Romeo Museum at Arese, near Milan, is a treasure house for any motoring aficionado. There are some great videos available to view on You Tube. This two-parter has a commentary in Italian and here are the links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjYXtlCt6Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B9Y7k9EF6o This one has only music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNO5YGf7lOc  

Alfa Romeo racing history

ON You Tube there is a fascinating six-part series that charts the colourful history of Alfa Romeo’s involvement in motor racing. The following links should take you there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCwre21m6HU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbg59R5tHnw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GmsxPHofKU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTcefAXXvS8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dIgLQgeLe4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWKTD0ddEIY

June 2012: Red support for Alfa gathering

RED Motori, the Italian car specialist garage based at Spetisbury, near Blandford, are to sponsor this year’s Concours gathering by the Wessex branch of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. Dubbed the ‘Show and Shine’ event, the Concours will be held at the Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, near Blandford, on Wednesday 4th July, starting at 7.30pm. […]