Friday 2nd July 2010
PIC OF THE WEEK: ALFA ROMEO AT GOODWOOD
Italians wheel out the good stuff for 100th anniversary
It's the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, so it's almost traditional that the central sculpture in front of Lord March's stately gaff is awarded Pic of The Week status here on PH.
Alfa's Cloverleaf inspired sculpture
This time around it's Alfa Romeo making a glorious statement about it glorious 'first hundred years' - the two cars being held up for general approbation being the 1925 World Championship winning Alfa P2 Grand Prix car, and the Alfa 8C Competizione. The sculpture itself takes its inspiration from the marque's Cloverleaf badge, they say, but after quite a few productions of a similar ilk are we the only ones wondering which manufacturer will break the mould in future years with something a little bit, well, different?
And the 1967 Alfa 33 Stradale
Anyway, in case installation art isn't your thing, Alfa have very spiffingly issued another image to support their Goodwood activity - this time a gorgeous studio study of the Alfa 33 Stradale Prototipo from 1967 about which the press release says: "Representing the return of the eight cylinder engine, Alfa Romeo’s desire to bring racing technology to the public, saw the 33 Stradale become the most expensive car of its time. Considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the 1967 prototype was designed by Franco Scaglione."
So pay yer money and, er, pick your Pic of The Week from one of these two beauties.
Alfa 33 Stradale: