Tuesday, 4 August 2009

ALFA ROMEO CELEBRATIONS AT RACE RETRO 2010


Organiser Live Promotions has announced that Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, will be held from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th March 2010, returning to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. After its extremely successful first year as owners, Live has also chosen the Alfa Romeo as its celebrated marque as the Italian manufacturer celebrates its centenary year.

And to give club members and owners the chance to be included in the celebrations, Hall 4 will become a dedicated showcase for Alfa Romeo club cars with owners offered significantly discounted ticket and the opportunity to show off their marquee for the duration of the show.

The remaining halls will follow a similar layout to previous years including the popular Speed Street in Hall 2 and other manufacturers featured will be a tribute to Peugeot’s rallying career and for those who prefer two-wheels, a celebration of Norton motorcycles.

A host of celebrity drivers and racers from the 60s, 70s and 80s have been invited to attend from the world of Rallying, Formula One, Superbikes, etc and will be announced nearer the show.

The outdoor action will continue to expand with the popular Live Rally Stage roaring with popular cars and drivers and the organisers looking to add more high octane entertainment for four and two wheel vehicles.

And if you are looking to invest in a competition car or motorcycle of your own then visit the H&H Classic and Historic Motorsport Auction. Following its return to Race Retro this year, H&H recorded over £990,000 worth of sales.

Press release & image source: race retro

What better way to celebrate the centenary year of Alfa Romeo with these great Veloce books!

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 - The development and racing history
Winner of the Scuderia Del Portello Award for Journalism 06
by Ed McDonough, Peter Collins.
These important Sports Racing cars of 1967-1977 won the 1975 and 1977 Manufacturers World Championships. The definitive record, this is also the first book to be written about the history and development of Alfa Romeo’s fabulous Championship-winningTipo 33 prototypes. Containing many previously unseen photographs and interviews with key personalities, this is a vital addition to any Alfa enthusiasts collection. Click here for more info about the book.

Coming soon! Alfa Romeo Montreal – The dream car that came true
By Bruce Taylor.
With its stylish Bertone coachwork and race-bred 200bhp V8 engine, the Alfa Romeo Montreal is one of the most stunning series production automobiles of the twentieth century. Almost 4000 Montreals were built, and today sound cars are still readily available at very affordable prices.
This book is a comprehensive pictorial tribute to the Montreal. A visual testimonial to a powerful and beautiful coupé that was born as a futuristic concept and transformed into a dream car come true.
In a portfolio of over 575 illustrations, it paints a unique and detailed graphic portrait of all the facets of this elegant and powerful classic GT, revealing why it is immensely enjoyable to drive and turns heads wherever it appears. Click here for more info about the book.

... and for those fans of the Peugeot rally tribute! Peugeot 205 T16 (Rally Giants Series)
By Graham Robson.
Four-wheel-drive was authorised in rallying from 1979, but for a time no serious car-manufacturer even tried to harness it to their cars. Soon, though, it was Audi who produced the world’s first rally-winning four-wheel-drive car – the Quattro. However it was Peugeot who designed, developed, campaigned and won with the first truly sophisticated four-wheel-drive Group B Car – the 205 Turbo 16. It was the first truly great, purpose-designed, Group B car. Determined to win at almost any cost, Peugeot hired Jean Todt (who would later transform the fortunes of the Ferrari F1 organisation) in 1981, and set him an ambitious target. His dream car had to be running in 1983, homologated in 1984, and capable of winning World Championships by 1985. Packed with illustrations, technical details, facts, figures and successes of this innovative car this book is a must for any rally fan. Click here for more info about the book.