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Alfa Romeo takes center lawn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed


Alfa Romeo ’s participation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed needs no introduction or explanation. All you need to do is look at the event’s annual ‘Central Feature’, a statue that’s prominently displayed every year in front of the Goodwood house for fans to ogle at.

And because Alfa Romeo is celebrating their centenary – similar to how Audi was given dibs on the statue last year for their own centennial anniversary – Goodwood was nice enough to give them front and center (grass) billing.

Alfa’s statue will be on display for the entire weekend, and if you look at it closely, you’ll notice that it features the “new” Alfa Romeo 8C and one of its most iconic and rarest cars in existence, the P2. The latter car, just so you know, is only one of two cars in existence. This exact piece won the first world championship for grand prix cars in 1925. And yeah, by the way, that car is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of £15-20 million. Yikes.

In addition to the statue, Alfa will also be celebrating their 100th anniversary by having more than 50 of its historic vehicles, most of which can be found at the company’s Museo Storic historical museum, in attendance.

With all these historic vehicles in one place, you can’t say that Alfa Romeo isn’t pulling out all the stops to make their centennial celebration as unforgettable as it can possibly be.

Source: Autocar


8 comments:

What I like about the Alfa Romeo was we have witnessed on how they have change their platform and styling from old looking vehicle into an oozing wow car! I really loved the performance of the car.

Wow! It seems that Alfa Romeo has been respected by the Goodwood Festival of Speed that’s why its statue was placed in the center of their lawn! I wonder if this thing sounds biased for the other car manufacturer?

This is one of the most authentic car race that I’ve ever witness!

the very first car of Alfa Romeo and the Latest come together in a lawn.

This year Italian car maker Alfa Romeo turned 100, and the city of Milan where the company started will celebrate the event by a four day tour involving the City Council, Fiera Milano Expo, Monza Race Track and the Alfa Romeo Museum.

I’ve owned several Classic Saab 900s…they say they put the key in the console so you don’t hit you knee in an accident…AT LEAST put the start button down there! Besides that, this looks great!

I love those old race cars, they are too cool.

I love Alfa Romeo. I have one. They are like sculptures on wheels. Quality is getting better, so Alfa become a real alternative for BMW’s and Audi’s. When I look at the 159 parked next to A4 and 3-Series, with beautiful wheels, especially with TI package, there’s no other car for that money I would buy at once.

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