• Wide Open Spirit - A Look Into The Soul Of One Mans Alfa Romeo Spider: Video

The owner of a well-maintained Alfa Romeo talks about his love and passion for his 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider

When it comes to talking about the best car to take to the open road, there is a long list of cars that comfortably fit the bill. Fortunately, we don’t have to go over that list today – it really can turn into a long drawn out debate. Instead, we’re here to look at just one car: the 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider.

We could probably talk all day about Duetto spider. It is a classic, with an exceptional but simple design, and elegance in a way only those who’ve had the pleasure of driving one can actually appreciate. Fortunately, in this video just released by Petrolicious, Keith Helmetag – the owner of a very well maintained, 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider – talks about his passion for the car, what it’s like driving it, simple modifications he’s made, and even why he chose that beautiful green color the car is finished in.

I won’t ruin the video for you, but I will say that it is definitely worth watching. In the six minutes of video, there are various clips of in-car footage and footage of the car cruising down some winding back roads. To be quite honest, I’m a little jealous of Mr. Helmetag. I wouldn’t mind owning a fine Alfa Romeo like that one day – especially one that has been so well maintained.


Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Editor-in-Chief and Automotive Expert - robert@topspeed.com
Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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