• Aug 14, 2010

2010 Concorso Italiano celebrates Alfa Romeo centenery - Click above for high-res image gallery

The year 2010 marks the 100th birthday of Alfa Romeo, the great Italian automaker that has given us some of the most lust-worthy road and race cars of, well, the last century. It was fitting, therefore, that Concorso Italiano celebrated the occasion with gusto. They even let the Alfas spell out the annual message to the heavens: a simple "100." It would have been interesting to see them try to use 100 cars to do so; goodness knows there were at least that many Alfas on hand.

Check out the gallery and you'll see a small sampling of the great variety of Alfas on display. As much as we like the new 8C Competizione, we have to say our favorite Alfa Romeo at Concorso was probably John Shirley's 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B. Just take a look at that rear!


Photos copyright ©2010 Frank Filipponio / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      What's with those racing seats in the first picture? Horrendous (aesthetically).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed.

        The glassed-in rear wing is a bit too modern for it, too. But most of the car looks quite nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad there wasn't a Tipo 33 Stradale in attendance. Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous cars ever rendered in metal.

      There is a lot of eye candy in there, though. GTAs, nicely chiseled 164s, spyders, 8Cs old and new...

      Happy Centennial, Alfa Romeo!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is that car in the first picture, the one closest to the camera?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, inquiring minds want to know.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a sucker for an Alfa, but either these photos or the attendance are lacking. In the US, an il monstro would be too much to ask, but maybe a Montreal? Have all the Alfettas rusted away?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Okay, this is my retraction. I missed the photo of the Montreal the first time through. Also, there's a 78 Alfetta Saloon buried with the 155s. There's actually a good mix of cars that showed and are photoed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      OK, the car in question is a "Leela 250"....(web site below)....This particular version has a 170hp Alfa V6.......
      These are custom built (purpose built) cars and several different engines are available to choose from......

      http://www.leelamotors.com/blog/?p=32

      Not a bad looking vehicle although I could do without the rollbar.....They could install something better that that....