Tag Archive | Dorset

Model Alfa for sale

A Burago diecast model of a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza is among the automobilia going under the hammer at the Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions’ spring sale at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, tomorrow (Thursday March 19). The model, which is lot number 218, is estimated at between £20 and £25.  

Spider comes to auction

A SMART little Alfa Romeo Spider T Spark Lusso is listed among the lots on the catalogue for the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ quarterly sale at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, next Thursday, October 16. It is a 2001 manual transmission model, with a mileage of 78,100. It is finished in striking silver with a […]

Alfas at the Castle

THERE were some nice Alfas among a dazzling array of classic cars at the annual ‘Classics at the Castle’ event, held at Sherborne Castle in Dorset on Sunday. The show event has become a fixture on the motoring calendar for the past 11 years and perfect weather attracted huge crowds to see the 1,000-plus vehicles […]

Model Alfa to be auctioned

AN Alfa Romeo Type P2 tin-plate model, produced by C.I.J of France, is due to come under the hammer at a specialist classic car auction next week. The Alfa is described as having all parts present, including a winding key, and has been the subject of an older restoration to a high standard. It carries […]

Alfa Mail – open letters from a part-time petrolhead

ABOUT THE eBOOK ‘Combines scholarship with unbridled prejudice. Occasionally makes Clarkson seem strangely reasonable’ – A.H. Davis A great read, ‘Alfa Mail’ by Justin Allison is about Alfa Romeos. What made them great – and what will probably make them extinct. It’s also about other cars too – great, good, bad and appalling – plus […]

Alfa gathering a shining success

AROUND 30 Alfa Romeos, most of them polished and gleaming, wound their way through the country lanes of north Dorset last night for a get-together. The occasion was called ‘Show and Shine’, run by the Wessex branch of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, and was held at the Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, near Blandford. The […]

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.