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Note Brevi<br />

By Pat Brad<br />

I used to cover the National Convention<br />

forthis publication. Pfanner would see<br />

me off, eternally hopeful for some in<br />

sightful commentary on the rally or time<br />

trials. Instead, whathe got was typicallyon<br />

parwith the reporterwho was dispatched<br />

to cover a riot but spent his time noting the<br />

fascinating variety of flora in a nearby<br />

vacant lot.<br />

My only defense is that conventions are,<br />

well, conventional. Why should I indulge<br />

the obvious? There's the opening evening<br />

bar scene, the full day of boy-racer ac<br />

tivities followed by a formal sit-down dinner<br />

topped by somebody-or-other's<br />

wonderful speech. Next morning finds us<br />

concoursing, followedby anawardsluncheon,<br />

a few earnest handshakes and<br />

promises to stayin touch. And then, along<br />

trip home while savoring a weekend's<br />

memories. Ya' seen one, ya' seen 'em all.<br />

I used to be a regular. That was before I<br />

gotto be responsible for gettingthe words<br />

in the Toyota brochures to the printer at<br />

the same time as the pictures. My seasonal<br />

crunch fallsexactly at the same time asthe<br />

National Convention. Moreover, my boss<br />

is the kind who is only comfortable when<br />

surrounded by worker bees. The result is<br />

that I'm no longer a regular.<br />

It's not for wanting. There's a whole<br />

bunch of people I miss greeting. A whole<br />

bunch of cars I miss seeing. A whole<br />

generation of eager converts who've just<br />

bought in to the mystique—and may give<br />

it up before another convention comes<br />

due. Even though I wasn't there this time,<br />

I cantell you there were a lot of very ami<br />

able folks drawn together by a common<br />

ownership. That what they owned was<br />

more than a car—it was part of a tradition<br />

which seems to weed out flakes and to<br />

appeal to character.<br />

There's something essentially honest<br />

about an Alfa, and it'sthat essential honesty<br />

which sets Alfa (andits owners) apart.The<br />

older members are concerned that the<br />

honesty will endure through a time of<br />

change. My regret is that I could not be<br />

thereto supportthat importantidea.<br />

Verde-go<br />

Thank heaventhis is such a good car:the<br />

similarity of the nameto a certain French<br />

profanitybegs forderision.<br />

No derision here: everyone loves Alfa's<br />

most sporting Milano. After having aride<br />

with Glenna Garrettin her Verde, I asked<br />

Craig Morningstar atAlfa for permission to<br />

road-test one of Alfa's West CoastVerdes.<br />

Alan Appell atAlfa's Carson, Calif., office<br />

was verygracious in offering up abrightredVerde,<br />

and Cheryl and I took our first<br />

day away from the kids inavery long time<br />

for a trip to Solvang.<br />

4 ALFA OWNER<br />

Conventions and Critiques<br />

The Milano Verde: Enjoyment atanyspeed. If thisisapreview ofthe164s character... whew!<br />

The Verde is a surprisingly different car<br />

from the other Milanos. In the first place,<br />

it very subtly steps back from the highbustle<br />

shock we experienced with the Sil<br />

ver, Gold and Platinum editions. The<br />

stamped line which characterizes a<br />

sideview of the sheet metal has been<br />

smoothed by blending it discretely into a<br />

small spoiler lip on the trunk. The treat<br />

ment eliminates the upward-slanting<br />

beltline which only emphasized the<br />

Milano's high trunk: now, the eye is led to<br />

the spoilerand the trunk seems much less<br />

imposing. Neat.<br />

Even though I had ridden around in the<br />

Garretts' Verde, I was completely un<br />

prepared for the level of refinement I ex<br />

perienced inthe car Iwasgiven. MyVerde<br />

had anti-lock brakes and a self-leveling<br />

suspension! Both performed absolutely<br />

unobtrusively. I never really put the antilock<br />

brakes to a test, but I also never felt<br />

anybrakepedal vibration evenunderhard<br />

application. The self-leveling suspension<br />

was similarly anonymous: I'm sure it was<br />

busy doingits job,but how many times in<br />

anAlfahave you everneeded self-leveling?<br />

I suspect thatthis factory Verdeprobably<br />

anticipates the character of the 164. If that<br />

is the case, the 164 is going to be an ab<br />

solutely fantastic car. It used to be you<br />

I've been your national president for six<br />

years, and I guess that's some kind of a<br />

record.Ihavehonestly/oved99 percentofthis<br />

job—it isrewarding, fulfilling, interesting and<br />

educational. Part of me would gladly have<br />

kept the job forever, but another part of me<br />

(the saner part?) decided several months ago<br />

that it was timeto retire—atleasttemporarily.<br />

I do emphasize the word temporarily, be<br />

cause I amstillvery interested in, concerned<br />

aboutandwilling to work for this club.I am<br />

a continuing Director, and you will see my<br />

name on your 1990 ballot. You havenot got<br />

ten ridof me yet,andI trulyhopeyouwon't.<br />

I thank you for the honor you have given<br />

me by continuing to elect me. I know the<br />

Not Goodbye<br />

either got performance or comfort. Noth<br />

ingworsethan potteringaroundinaclassic<br />

sportster such as an XK120: hard steering,<br />

heavy braking and the coolant tempera<br />

ture needle had an irresistible urge to bury<br />

itself at the slightest sign of traffic (OK, I<br />

know the Giulietta did none of these<br />

things). But it was all worth it for that earsplitting,<br />

hair-raising rush over lOOmph<br />

(theGiulietta would just make it over 100).<br />

A Milano Verde will run circles around<br />

most of the big-boreclassicsportscarsand<br />

keep you in absolute luxury at the same<br />

time. There's no substitute for technology<br />

and I'm sure the 164 will underline the<br />

point.<br />

The Verde is substantially more potent<br />

than its stablemate Milanos. There's a bit<br />

more menacing growl from the exhaust,<br />

and that muffled whoof from the V-6 still<br />

gives my spine a tingle.The difference in<br />

performance realized from a half-liter in<br />

crease turns out to be truly substantial.<br />

The Milano Verde is a car you can enjoy<br />

atany speed: I topped"the ton" for abrief<br />

stretchjustto doit, but that's aperfunctory<br />

performance which pales against my<br />

115mph ride around Arese with an en<br />

thusiasticengineerdoingfour-wheel drifts<br />

in the rain-slick turns. A hundred miles an<br />

hour in the Verde is almost literally noth-<br />

numberof workhours that Ihave put into this<br />

club. But I assure you that the number of<br />

happiness kilowatts Ihave takenouthas been<br />

far greater. So Ithankyou for thegiftofyour<br />

collective friendship; and forme, that really<br />

says it all.<br />

Somanypeople wereworried aboutfinding<br />

a president who could "fillmy shoes." I can<br />

assure you that Lorna Moore will have ab<br />

solutely no problem doing exactly that. Your<br />

old and new presidents share two things in<br />

common: sufficient time to doagoodjob, and<br />

averydeep commitment tothisclub. Lorna,<br />

I send youmy congratulations, my total con<br />

fidence inyouandmy love.—Linda Edinburg,<br />

ex-Prez<br />

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ing: you just do it, or 105, 110, 120.<br />

Whatever speed you wish, the 3-liter V-6<br />

genieunderthe hoodgrantsit. I guessthere<br />

mustbe a ceiling somewhere up there, but<br />

I have no interest in testing it on public<br />

roads. In sum, theVerde is faster than I am.<br />

Not that I dog it, either: my six-year-old<br />

daughter kept pestering me for another<br />

ride in "the race car."<br />

The Recaro seats prove that you don't<br />

need 24-way power adjustments for real<br />

comfort: not a power switch to be found<br />

and I've never sat in a more comfortable<br />

seat. I was amused that the thigh support<br />

bolster pulls out to provide a pocket be<br />

tween your legs almost large enough to<br />

hold a map. Certainly, the accordion pleat<br />

is a natural repository for toll-booth<br />

change. But if you keep the bolster pulled<br />

out, you'll also find that all varieties of car<br />

lint, crumpled leaves and french-fry ends<br />

will also make their home there.<br />

The radio placement on the Milano con<br />

tinues to defy human manipulation, as vir<br />

tually every review has noted. It's too low,<br />

and there's no room for your hand to posi<br />

tion itself so that stations can be changed<br />

comfortably. On modern cars, the radio is<br />

an essential control and it needs to be<br />

placed where it can be reached easily and<br />

adjusted without undue attention.<br />

My personal opinion is that the Milano's<br />

side-view mirror power adjuster is in<br />

stalled upside down. It's located on the<br />

front face ofthe center console, and press<br />

ing it down causes your mirror to reflect a<br />

higher, not lower, image.<br />

I think most of the complaints about the<br />

overhead power window switches would<br />

be satisfied if they operated vertically<br />

ratherthanhorizontally. Now, I knowhow<br />

steely-faced engineers get when novices<br />

try to tell them how to design things, but,<br />

c'mon fellas, why move a rocker laterally<br />

to control vertical motion? An easy fix<br />

would be to turn the switch actuation 90<br />

degrees and put a small toggle''bat" so that<br />

up is up and down is down.<br />

Actually, I like the placement of the<br />

switches over the windshield: you get<br />

double-takes when you pull next to<br />

another car and put the window down by<br />

reaching for the ceiling.<br />

I continue to be astounded by the refine<br />

ment Alfa has made in its products. As<br />

many of you know, I've only recently be<br />

come the owner ofa V-6 powered car, and<br />

my next newest Alfa is a '72. There's a<br />

tremendous cultural shock between '72<br />

and '82. The difference betweentheVerde<br />

and the other Milanos seems to me to be of<br />

the same order. As much as I love my<br />

GTV-6, getting back into it after the Verde<br />

felt like going back to a rattletrap. One<br />

should not think of the Verde as just<br />

another V-6 on an Alfetta driveline. The<br />

Verde, almost unannounced, is a vision of<br />

the future. It is so good, as a matter of fact,<br />

that it could be legitimately given its own<br />

nameplate.<br />

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FROM<br />

THE Directors<br />

Hailto the four new Directors of the<br />

AROC Board for 1989:<br />

Bill Gillham of the Oregon Chap<br />

ter rejoins us after a three-year hiatus. Bill<br />

is best known as the "Techtoonist" in the<br />

Oregon newsletter. Bill will be chairman<br />

of our Juried Art Contest committee. He<br />

originated the Alfa OwnerJuried Art Show.<br />

Ed Geller, founder of the New Jersey<br />

Chaper, is welcomed back as a Director.<br />

Previously Ed has been a Director and has<br />

served as treasurer for five years. Ed is our<br />

Technical Librarian.<br />

John Hertzman of the Mid-Atlantic<br />

Chapter is new to the AROCBoard. John<br />

will chair our committee to write an Alfa<br />

Romeo/AROC history, either as a booklet<br />

or for the Owner.<br />

Skip Jones of the Ohio Valley Chapter<br />

hasbeenaterrific' 'sparkplug'' in hischap<br />

ter and has attended seven of the last eight<br />

AROC National Conventions. His en<br />

thusiasm is welcomed.<br />

J. Michael Hemsley of the Deep South<br />

Chapter has been re-elected a Director.<br />

Mike is the chairman of the newsletter<br />

awards committee, serves on the commit<br />

tee to find alternatives to the roster print<br />

ing and publication, serves on the commit<br />

tee to expandAROC merchandise, and still<br />

finds time to write for Alfa Owner as our<br />

motorsports editor.<br />

Farewell to the four retiring Directors:<br />

Kalo Clarke from the New England<br />

Chapter does not leave us completely as<br />

she is serving on the newsletter awards<br />

committee. She has been an active AROC<br />

member for many years, and at one time<br />

was editor of Alfa Owner.<br />

Dave Hammond from the Detroit<br />

Chapter alsodoes not leave us completely.<br />

Dave serves as our Slide Librarian. He is<br />

on the committee to review/rewrite the job<br />

description of our PCB liaison, and he is<br />

serving on the newsletter awards commit<br />

tee as well.<br />

Bill Daemke from the Oregon Chapter<br />

will remain with us as well, as Bill is one of<br />

our Tech Hotline advisors. When not on<br />

the phone with someone with a tech prob<br />

lem, Bill keeps himself busy with his Alfa<br />

repair business.<br />

Don Ereminas from the Connecticut<br />

Chapter will keep himself busy with his<br />

Alfa partsbusiness. Donhasbeena faithful<br />

supporter of AROC and we anticipate his<br />

continuing support.<br />

Other:<br />

Continuing Directors are: Linda Edinburg,<br />

Ohio Valley Chapter; Tom Zat, Wis<br />

consin Chapter; Lorna Moore, Northwest<br />

Chapter; Steve Barber, Delta Sierra Chap<br />

ter; and Frank Iacobellis, Connecticut<br />

Chapter.<br />

The AROC Board of Directors voted to<br />

give outgoing President Linda Edinburg a<br />

6 ALFA OWNER<br />

Hailand Farewell fy Lorna Moore; AROC Beskknt<br />

Hail and farewell: Mike Hemsley, Ed Geller, John Hertzman, Bill Daemke, Bill Gillham, Kalo<br />

Clarke, Skip Jones, Dave Hammond andDon Ereminas. Photo byJulie Nichols.<br />

lifetime membership in AROCfor her six<br />

years of dedicated, intensive service.<br />

Officers of the 1989-1990 AROC Execu<br />

tive Board are: President, Lorna Moore;<br />

VicePresident, Ed Geller; Secretary, Dave<br />

Hammond; and Treasurer, John<br />

Hertzman.<br />

There are several VIPs who must be<br />

mentionedandthanked for alltheirtireless<br />

efforts for AROC. Glenna Garrett, Execu<br />

tive Secretary (where would we all be<br />

without her?!); GeorgePezold,LegalCoun<br />

sel (where would our meetings go without<br />

him and who would handle our<br />

problems?!);Phyllis Gaylard, Competition<br />

Chairman (keepsus all safe and legalat the<br />

track!); Mario Romagnoli, AROC/AR-<br />

DONA Liaison (doesa great job keeping a<br />

smooth relationship between us and keeps<br />

us informed!); and Pat Garrett, AROC/PCB<br />

Liaison (our watchdog for errors and/or<br />

omissions in the Owner and must know<br />

what we want and who everyone is!).<br />

New England was fine in '89! What a<br />

wonderful convention we had in Waterbury!<br />

Can you believe 600 for dinner?<br />

Thank you to our hosts, the New England<br />

and Connecticut Chapters. There were so<br />

many activities, tours, etc., it would take<br />

too long to go into detail. I will mention the<br />

New England Clambake—a whole lobster<br />

and a handful of steamer clams apiece!<br />

Wonderful!<br />

July 1990you will find us all headingfor<br />

Detroit. Yes, the Detroit Chapter got the<br />

bid for the 1990 Convention. Waterbury<br />

will be hard to beat, but we say that each<br />

year and the conventions just get better<br />

and better!<br />

Twenty-five year members include: Bob<br />

and Margaret McGill, Oregon; Raymond<br />

Marty, Washington; Michael Matzek, New<br />

Hampshire; Jerry Ruckman, Colorado;<br />

and Edwin Rucker Jr., Virginia. The Mc-<br />

Gillsattended theconventionand received<br />

their 25-year plaque. The other members<br />

will be sent their plaques. We thank these<br />

members for their continued support.<br />

Finally, Russ Stanton, president of<br />

AROC St. Louis, was presented the charter<br />

for the new St. Louis Chapter. Welcome to<br />

this new chapter.<br />

Lorna and Seley Moore felt right at home at the New England Clambake: It even rained! Photo<br />

by Mario Romagnoli.


Letters<br />

On Voltage Regulators<br />

At a recent technical workshop at my<br />

house, an opportunity arose to help Tom<br />

Paluda install one of Fred DiMatteo's ad<br />

justable voltage regulators onto his '86<br />

Spider Veloce alternator. We followed<br />

Fred's directions explicitly, but upon com<br />

pletion found that now the alternator was<br />

not chargingat all. Afterlots ofspeculation<br />

and a couple of re-installations, it finally<br />

became apparent that a call to Fred was<br />

necessary.<br />

Fred, of course, immediately recognized<br />

the problem. It was simply a matter of<br />

arcingthe fieldwhich sometimesmust be<br />

done to start the circuit. In layman's terms<br />

(shadetree mechanic) this means taking a<br />

pieceoflead wire, attaching it to a positive<br />

(hot) power source and striking an arc<br />

across the control terminal (green wire<br />

connection) on the alternator. Problem<br />

solved!<br />

Incidentally, on the '86 Spider, there is<br />

room to attach the new regulator to the<br />

alternator without taking it off the car.<br />

Delmas Greene<br />

Clearwater, Fla.<br />

The Brazilian<br />

In the AROC roster you can find my<br />

name. It'sthe last name on the list, the only<br />

member from Brazil. My cars don't appear<br />

in the roster, because I always forget to fill<br />

in the form which appears in the club<br />

magazine.<br />

I live in the state of Minas Gerais<br />

("General Mines"), in a town called<br />

Cataguases, an Indian name which means<br />

"land of good people." I own two Alfas.<br />

One is a red, Italian '72 GTV 2000, and the<br />

other is a green Brazilian Alfa, a '68 model<br />

called FNM-2000 TIMB.<br />

The story of this Brazilian Alfa car<br />

started at the Torino salon in 1957, where<br />

AlfaRomeo presentedits model "68." This<br />

same car, with identical mechanical ele<br />

ments to the '56 Alfa Super, were<br />

presentedby the Brazilian National Motors<br />

plant [Fabrica Nacional de Motores, or<br />

FNM) at the inauguration of the national<br />

capital, the city of Brasilia, on April 21,<br />

1960.<br />

The carwas manufactured under license<br />

of Alfa Romeo with the name of FNM-JK-<br />

2000; the abbreviation "JK" meant Juscelino<br />

Kubitschek, the nation's president<br />

at the time and the man who built up<br />

Brasilia. Featuringfour cylinders, cast iron<br />

block, double overhead camshaft, radial<br />

tires and a beautiful body, this sedan was<br />

one of the first cars made by our new<br />

automobile industry. In 1962 FNM<br />

presentedtheversionTIMB (TurismoInter<br />

national Modelo Brasil or International<br />

Touring Brazilian Model). In 1964 the<br />

Alfas inBrazil: From left,de Souza'sFNM-2000 TIMB andGTV2000, anda friend's 2300. Photo<br />

by VitorA.C. de Souza.<br />

name of this car was changed to FNM-<br />

2000.<br />

At the end of 1968 Alfa Romeo acquired<br />

control of FNM in Braziland presented the<br />

FNM-2150, basically the same car im<br />

proved in someitems such as brakes and<br />

front suspension. In 1973 Alfa Romeo<br />

finished manufacturingthe FNM-2150and<br />

presented a new car, the AlfaRomeo2300.<br />

In 1978, Fiat got control of Alfa Romeo<br />

in Brazil and continued to manufacturethe<br />

2300 in the same FNM plant site in Xerem,<br />

a smalltownnearthe city of Rio de Janeiro,<br />

until 1981. At that time it decided to<br />

To help you locate events in your part of the<br />

country more easily, the abbreviation at the begin<br />

ning of each event indicates its rough geographic<br />

area. The following abbreviations have been used.<br />

CN-Central U.S.<br />

NC-North Central<br />

NW-Northwest<br />

SE-Southeast<br />

WC-West Coast<br />

OCTOBER<br />

EC—East Coast<br />

NE-Northeast<br />

SC-South Central<br />

SW-Southwest<br />

1 NC Stella Del Nord Picnic italiano (612) 227-9408<br />

1 EC Connecticut Ch. concours (203) 630-1129<br />

1 WC Orange County Ch. wine tour (714) 830-5273<br />

1 EC Capital Chap, autocross (301) 377-6231<br />

2 EC Capital Chap, gen'l mtg (301) 377-6231<br />

4 WC San Diego Chap, gen'l mtg (619) 743-5411<br />

7 SE Fla. First Cst. Auto Italia Fest (904) 399-5492<br />

7 SE Tennessee Chap, pasta fest (615) 269-3680<br />

7-8 NC Chicago Chap, time trials (312) 383-3978<br />

8 EC Capital Chap, autocross (301) 377-6231<br />

8 NC Stella Del Nord autocross (612) 227-9408<br />

8 WC N. Cal. anniversary/open house (916) 739-6949<br />

8 WC N.Cal.Ch. W.Sacramento parade (916) 739^949<br />

9 NC Stella Die Nord Ch. gen'l mtg (612) 227-9408<br />

10 EC Mid-Atlantic Ch. tech session (919) 781-6852<br />

10 SW New Mexico Chap, gen'l mtg (505) 836-2178<br />

11 EC Mid-Atlantic Ch. Sunday drive (919) 781-6852<br />

12 WC Orange County Ch. gen'l mtg (714) 830-5273<br />

12 SE Florida Chap, gen'l mtg (813) 784-2791<br />

12 SW Oklahoma Ch. Okla. City mtg (918) 743-4958<br />

14 EC Del. Vly cvrd. bridge tour/mtg (215) 353-1621<br />

14 SW New Mexico Chap, rally (505) 836-2178<br />

14 WC Orange County Chap, rally (714) 830-5273<br />

15 EC Buffalo Chap, wine tour (716) 655-1744<br />

15 SW Oklahoma Ch. Tulsa mtg/ratly (918) 743-4958<br />

16 EC Buffalo Chap, gen'l mtg (716) 655-1744<br />

17 WC N. Cal. Chap, gen'l mtg (916) 739-6949<br />

17 CN Colorado Chap, gen'l mtg (303) 279-0450<br />

18 EC Mid-Atlantic Chap gen'l mtg (919) 781-6852<br />

18 WC Oregon Chap, gen'l mtg (503) 244-8447<br />

19 NC Chicago Chap, gen'l mtg (312) 383-3978<br />

24 NC Detroit Chap, gen'l mtg (313) 624-3946<br />

24 WC N. Cal. Chap, tech session (916) 739-6949<br />

25 SW Arizona Chap, gen'l mtg (602) 993-3335<br />

manufacture this car in its plant in Betim,<br />

a town near Belo Horizonte, the capital of<br />

MinasGeraisstate. Alfas becamea product<br />

of this state and, curiously, were manufac<br />

tured by its principal competitor in Italy,<br />

Fiat.<br />

In 1981, Fiat presented an Alfa Romeo<br />

2300 propelled by alcohol in addition to its<br />

gasmodel.Atthe end of 1986, Fiatdecided<br />

to finish the productionofthe 2300,ending<br />

the life of a car which practically was born<br />

with our automobile industry.<br />

Vitor A.C. de Souza<br />

Cataguases, Brazil<br />

25 SW Lone Star Chap, gen'l mtg (214) 234-5144<br />

26 NC Northeast Ohio Ch. gen'l mtg (216) 842-3341<br />

28 WC San Diego Chap. Oktoberfest (619) 743-5411<br />

28 EC CapitalCh. Halloween party(301) 377-6231<br />

28-29 CN Okla./K.C. Ch. Arkansas trip (913) 491-3913<br />

28-29 SW Texas Hill Ctry. tour/campout (512) 258-4276<br />

TBA NC Indiana Chap Caley's Caper (219) 422-8826<br />

TBA WC N. Cal. Chap. Alfa show (916) 739-6949<br />

TBA SE FloridaChap. ItaliaFest rally(813) 784-2791<br />

TBA EC New England Ch. Maine rally(617) 899-2449<br />

TBA SW Texas Hill Ctry. tour/rally (512) 258-4276<br />

NOVEMBER<br />

I WC S.D. dinner/pasta mkng demo (619) 743-5411<br />

4 SE Tennessee Chap, drive (615) 269-3680<br />

4 NC Wisconsin Ch. tech session (414) 375-4892<br />

4 WC N. Cal. Chap, drivers school (916) 739-6949<br />

5 WC N. Cal. Sac'to.-L Berryessa tour (916)73^6949<br />

6 EC Capital Chap, gen'l mtg (301) 377-6231<br />

9 CN Okla. Ch. Okla. City gen'l mtg (918) 743-4958<br />

9 SE Florida Chap, gen'l mtg (813) 784-2791<br />

9 WC Orange County Ch. gen'l mtg (714) 830-5273<br />

II SW Ariz. Ch. progressive dinner (602) 993-3335<br />

11 WC Orange Cty Ch. medievaldinner(714) 830-5273<br />

12 CN Okla. Ch. Tulsa gen'l mtg (918) 743-4958<br />

13 NC Indiana Chap, gen'l mtg (219) 422-8826<br />

OCTOBER 1989 7


SERVIZIO<br />

ALFA SERVICE GUIDE<br />

An ongoing series<br />

Finding good service for any make of<br />

car, whether it be an Alfa or some<br />

thing a bit more ordinary, isn't al<br />

ways easy. So when you do happen upon<br />

an outstanding mechanic, the temptation<br />

is to crow about him. Here's your chance<br />

to let fellow Alfisti know about your<br />

favorite technician.<br />

"Servizio" will spotlight both inde<br />

pendent repair shops and authorized Alfa<br />

Romeo dealership technicians, so if you<br />

have a favorite mechanic, please be sure to<br />

drop us a note—or better yet, use the<br />

coupon below. Comments may be sent at<br />

any time to Julie Nichols, Alfa Owner, 1385<br />

E. WarnerAve., Suite C, Tustin, CA 92680.<br />

Please Note: Each mechanic and shop<br />

listed below has been recommended by an<br />

individualAROC member.Mention ofa shop<br />

or technician in "Servizio"does notconstitute<br />

anendorsement byAlfa Owneror theAROC,<br />

nordoesomissionofanynamefromthislisting<br />

constitute a judgment byAlfa Owner or the<br />

AROCconcerning the quality of a shop's or<br />

mechanic's repairs.—Julie Nichols<br />

ALFA ETC.<br />

Tom Gunter<br />

543 Elder Ave.<br />

Sand City, CA 93955<br />

(408) 394-8887<br />

Comments: Explains the options avail<br />

able and the prices, and after the decision<br />

is made lets customers watch the work.<br />

ALFA IMPORT CENTER<br />

Giuseppe Lore<br />

953 Ridgewood Ave.<br />

Ridgewood, NY 11385<br />

(718) 381-6764<br />

Comments: "This shop is the only reason<br />

that I can enjoy my Alfa.' '—Bob Marchese,<br />

Howard Beach, N. Y.<br />

ALFA ONLY<br />

Bill Werner<br />

3422 Glendale Blvd.<br />

Los Angeles, CA 90039<br />

(213)662-3916<br />

Service First<br />

Comments: "He knows Alfas and does<br />

good work at reasonable prices. Work is<br />

completed by the time promised."—Noel<br />

Norwich, LosAngeles, Calif.<br />

BUS KIRK FERRARI SERVICE<br />

Bus Kirk<br />

670 Irwin St.<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

(415) 459-0825<br />

CARRIAGE AND MOTOR WORKS<br />

47th and Mission<br />

Kansas City, KS 66103<br />

(913) 384-4515<br />

CONTINENTAL GARAGE<br />

209 Davenport Ave.<br />

New Haven, CT 06519<br />

(203) 777-8579<br />

DON'S AUTO SERVICE, INC.<br />

210 N.Albany Ave.<br />

Atlantic City, NJ 08401<br />

(609) 344-3759<br />

EURO-BENZ COACHWORKS, LTD.<br />

David Rivkin<br />

311 E. 11th St.<br />

New York, NY 10003<br />

(212)995-1160<br />

Comments: Body shop that works mostly<br />

on Mercedes automobiles but services all<br />

European luxury cars. Proprietor Rivkin is<br />

an AROC member.<br />

EURO-TEC, INC.<br />

Domenic Colasacco<br />

603 N. 3rd St.<br />

Newark, NJ 07107<br />

(201)484-7997<br />

Comments: Proprietor Colasacco has 40<br />

years of Alfa experience, including with<br />

Autodelta. Trained as a Royal Italian Air<br />

Force mechanic, he has assisted the Smith<br />

sonianAir &Space Museumwith its collec<br />

tion of Italian airplanes.<br />

FOREIGN CAR SERVICE<br />

Al and Sal Rosati<br />

810 N.Easton Road<br />

Willow Grove, PA 19090<br />

(215)659-9874<br />

Comments:Proprietors hail from North<br />

ern Italy and are noted for their hard work<br />

and fair prices.<br />

NICK FALCONE ENTERPRISES<br />

Vince Votto<br />

161 Rockhill Road<br />

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004<br />

Comments:Technician is factory trained<br />

and has 20 years of experience with Alfas<br />

and Fiats (15 years with a dealership).<br />

FOREIGN CARRIAGE<br />

Cliff Whistler<br />

821-1/2 NW 4th<br />

Oklahoma City, OK 73106<br />

(405)232-1795<br />

Comments: "A more friendly technician<br />

you will not find!" enthuse Kirk and Stacy<br />

Smith of Yukon, Okla. "He can fix<br />

longstanding problems when no one else<br />

can."<br />

GERMAN AUTO HAUS ALFA ROMEO<br />

Route 50<br />

Burnt Hills, NY 12027<br />

(518)399-6353<br />

Comments: Shop services Porsche and all<br />

exotic cars.<br />

What's wrong with this picture?<br />

Maybe yourvery ownAlfadocismissing from<br />

thispage!And that's nothing less than tragic.<br />

Alfa Owner will publish listings of Alfa<br />

Romeo technicians in "Servizio"as longas we<br />

hearfromAROC members. So please write<br />

to us anytime with your recommenda<br />

tions, using the "Toot Your Alfa Romeo<br />

Technician'sHorn" coupon. Yourshop may<br />

already be listed in our files, but we'd ap<br />

preciate your input inanycase. Hope tohear<br />

fromyou soon!<br />

..................--.-------------------------------1<br />

Toot Your Alfa Romeo Technician's Horn! Recommend Him!<br />

NAME OF SHOP<br />

NAME OF MECHANIC AND/OR PROPRIETOR.<br />

ADDRESS .<br />

CITY/STATE/ZIP<br />

COMMENTS<br />

PHONE<br />

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Please return to Julie Nichols, Alfa Owner, 1385 E Warner Ave., Suite C, Justin, CA 92680. Thank you!<br />

8 ALFA OWNER<br />

D INDEPENDENT SHOP<br />

ALFA ROMEO DEALER


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An Alfa fashion<br />

statement.<br />

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\iAi^ikm\<br />

The 1989<br />

AROC<br />

National<br />

Convention<br />

Directors' Meeting:<br />

Down To Business<br />

CONTINUED<br />

It didn't take long to conclude that la<br />

Dolce Via would be one successful<br />

convention—even the Board of Directors<br />

meeting was finished early! (Early for an<br />

AROC Board meeting, that is.Thesethings<br />

are relative.)<br />

So now, with apologies to the New York<br />

Times, here's all the news that's fit to<br />

print...<br />

• As mentioned last month, outgoing<br />

AROC President Linda Edinburg was<br />

awarded HonoraryLifetime Membership in<br />

the club for her many contributions to the<br />

AROC, and new officers were elected.<br />

Please see this month's "From The<br />

Directors" column on Page 6 for more<br />

information.<br />

• A motion was passed allowing the Ex<br />

ecutive Committee to ask a Director to<br />

resign if he or she is unable to effectively<br />

11 Ife^ cfthvefi^ Gk>Mecticui,;iinda; Idmburg began<br />

t hereigJhth year onthe MardofDirectors ofburclub. But<br />

thisnexty&rwillbe>aJMeMiffeent; for thefirst time Linda<br />

witt/not h||>n the Efe as vice<br />

preaideBt aM;six ntfyowas p^sident, she decided it Was time<br />

for&breafc-; -- ^^u _., ^ ?<br />

-tindais^tt .<br />

ypusee, it^psher^^ht^band Jodwho<br />

was;the ^%6eakv,flfi th^^atd^4having<br />

i$e|rjdee^^ -in||&|s:<br />

for her Clt^ter. ©icfe: eledtedj the<br />

Board showed unuifiial goocfcsense<br />

-an^nijad^l^^c^l^d^^^ca? a ye;^ Unda'sent^<br />

resulted'inSeidectiori aspresident; H<br />

led to fivfeiubseqia|nt re-elections, usually by acclamation.,<br />

.:4s. I sai^^4nda-%is npt mp^Jfa £reat I wiU, never Jqrget<br />

waking i^^nW'^l^jB colours in Seattle, ;pointog oiit fne<br />

di&ere^c^i^el^een^iuUettaf50 and 101 Spiders and between<br />

1600, XTB^md 2C|Du GTVs, §he was an eager student But it<br />

wasi^ver^fe c^Svibat were^he most important to Ilpidk; it<br />

was the pfeopie. For mat reasM, she cnanged thecharacter of<br />

the AROG presidency forever, Before Linda, the position was<br />

10 ALFA OWNER<br />

The AROC Board mulls over an agenda item during its shortest meeting ever.<br />

participate in a majority of Directorial deci<br />

sions. Directors' two-year voting records<br />

will be included with biographies on the<br />

ballots for re-election.<br />

• A central mailing system was<br />

established for local newsletters. Linda<br />

Edinburg will coordinate the mailings,<br />

which will cost the national organization<br />

approximately $1,500per year but save each<br />

Chapter about $100 per month.<br />

• No newsletter awards were<br />

announced or presented. During the past<br />

year two of the three previous awards com<br />

mittee members (Tom Suter and Steve<br />

Nickless) have vacated their positions as<br />

PCB liaison and Alfa Owner editor,<br />

respectively. The Boarddecided last year at<br />

Tulsa to judge newsletters from January<br />

through Decemberrather than July through<br />

June; therefore, awards will be presented<br />

next year based on the newsletters for the<br />

1989 calendar year. A new committee was<br />

established to judge the newsletters.<br />

Members are Mike Hemsley (chairman),<br />

Kalo Clarke, Dave Hammond, and Ralph<br />

Moorhouse of the San Diego Chapter.<br />

• The AROC's hard-working executive<br />

secretary, Glenna Garrett, was awarded a<br />

$1,000 per year raise. The Board also<br />

authorized Glenna to buy a photocopier for<br />

the National Office.<br />

• In response to interest expressedby the<br />

Ottawa Chapter of the AROCof Canada, the<br />

Board voted to extend an invitation to<br />

Canadian Alfa clubs to apply for Chapter<br />

status with the AROC.<br />

• PCB/AROC liaison Pat Garrett, Shayna<br />

Geller, PCB President Paul Pfanner and Alfa<br />

Owner editor Julie Nichols were asked to<br />

write a formal job description for the PCB<br />

characterized^little aclfiln £& jS&S&afWi^mMdM^m^c*act%iry<br />

arelli&tjae^e ;<br />

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-anyam%;AROC|h^d evef|a*en bej^j^^<br />

butitfe^ssibl^ti^ xylif^^<br />

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gets tfeSnost valtie ta<br />

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liaison position so the liaison may help im<br />

prove the quality of the magazine.<br />

• A committee consisting of incoming<br />

Vice President Ed Geller, Phyllis Gaylard<br />

and Skip Jones was appointed to examine<br />

the feasibiUty of establishing a foundation<br />

account for special gifts and memorials to<br />

the AROC.<br />

• Glenna announced the results of the<br />

roster survey. The majority of respondents<br />

would not buy a roster separately from Alfa<br />

Owner. A committee was established, con<br />

sisting of Pat Garrett, Mike Hemsley, Tom<br />

Zat and Phyllis Gaylard, to discuss with PCB<br />

various roster alternatives.<br />

• New Director and Juried Art Contest<br />

creator Bill Gillham will rewrite the art<br />

contest rules to state that an award will be<br />

given in every class in which there is an<br />

appropriate entry.<br />

• The non-member fee for AROC<br />

National Conventions was raised from $15<br />

to $35. This fee would allow for a year-long<br />

AROC membership, with the dues split<br />

going to the Chapter of the person's choice<br />

rather than the host Chapter of the<br />

convention.<br />

•The Florida Chapter's "Alfa Alley"<br />

event, to be held in March 1990, was<br />

granted regional status, and the Board voted<br />

to provide the Chapter with seed money.<br />

• Finally, next year's AROC National<br />

Convention will be hosted by the Detroit<br />

Chapter, while the San Diego Chapter is ten<br />

tatively scheduled to play host to the<br />

festivities in 1991. —Julie Nichols<br />

The Autocross:<br />

Stonehenge Solo<br />

A s Friday morning rolled around, the<br />

il Connecticut sky was gray and rain fell<br />

intermittently. Not exactly the greatest<br />

weather for an autocross. Nonetheless, 83<br />

brave souls weathered the storm to drive<br />

Stonehenge, er, to participate in the<br />

BFGoodrich Team T/A Autocross, held at the<br />

E.D. Burgin Educational Complex down the<br />

street from convention headquarters.<br />

The 0.4-mile course, which received its<br />

nickname because of its concrete block<br />

chicanes, featured a tri-level format. Drivers<br />

started at the second level, then made two<br />

successive right turns onto the upper level<br />

into the slalom area. A U-turn cone located<br />

at the halfway point made the course<br />

somewhat trickier, especially in the wet An<br />

off-camber turn onto the downhill portion<br />

of the course was an invisible obstacle. "The<br />

cars had the tendency to swing out,"<br />

commented autocrosser Joel Edinburg, "so<br />

it was tricky out there." An added attrac<br />

tion was the asphalt curbs located within<br />

five feet of the course at some points.<br />

Rumor had it that a street sweeper had been<br />

seen trying out the course before the main<br />

competition.. .wonder how it made it past<br />

the blocks and curbs?<br />

"I wish some of those curbs weren't so<br />

close," lamented John Hoard, who never<br />

theless won class D competition in his '68<br />

GTAJunior and registered Fastest Time of<br />

Day with a 46.696. "I wasn't even close to<br />

running out of second gear." The curbs<br />

claimed one casualty as Mark Venco, driving<br />

an '87 Milano, spun and hit a curb on the<br />

front half of the course. Reportedly the<br />

impact bent a rim on the car but did little<br />

other damage (asidefrom, most likely, some<br />

jangled nerves). And the U-turn cone<br />

slowed down times. "Everyone was much<br />

too far down [away from the cone] on that<br />

180," Hoard observed. "After all, a 10ft<br />

difference means one second."<br />

The rain also altered some drivers' times<br />

by acting as an equalizer. SCCA Solo II<br />

National Champion George Schweikle came<br />

in second to Hoard, in part due to the fact<br />

that the rain tires had been left at home in<br />

Kentucky. And a few folks went "slip-slidin'<br />

away," among them Peter Diamantes whose<br />

GTA-powered Duetto did a 180on the uphill<br />

side of the course on his second run, causing<br />

wags to give him a 9.5 spin rating.<br />

The Team T/A Autocross was quite a<br />

family affair, as several second-generation<br />

comeptitors turned in good runs. Stacy<br />

Edinburg, Danielle Hoard and Carl Pezold<br />

all competed in their dads' cars. For Carl,<br />

son of AROC Legal Counsel George Pezold,<br />

it was not only his first autocross ever, but<br />

his first time driving the family's '88 Milano<br />

at all! —Julie Nichols ><br />

Far left, autocross<br />

winners John Hoard,<br />

George Schweikle and<br />

Francis O'Connor Jr.;<br />

left, Bob Nutter preps<br />

the cars; middle, Dee<br />

Schweikle deals with<br />

the weather;<br />

bottom, the<br />

lineup for Class<br />

D competition.<br />

OCTOBER 1989 11


BFGoodrich Team T/A Autocross Results<br />

Class Pos. Driver Car Run 1<br />

JimSteck'shlghlyf<br />

modified'69 GTV<br />

runs around midcourse<br />

U-turn cone.<br />

Run 2 Run 3 Best<br />

1 John MacDonald 74 Spider 48.771 48.489 45237 45237<br />

. 2;<br />

3<br />

Eliot Shanabrook<br />

Cnrb Piku<br />

'71 GTV<br />

74 GTV<br />

49567<br />

53058<br />

51530<br />

49574<br />

75.142<br />

49559<br />

49.067<br />

49559<br />

4<br />

5<br />

Jim Steck<br />

Amy Piku<br />

'69 GTV<br />

74 GTV<br />

70JB20<br />

80598<br />

49515<br />

57535<br />

79.762<br />

56575<br />

49515<br />

56575<br />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

John Hoard<br />

George Schweikle<br />

FrandsQ'Cohnor dr.<br />

Andrew Kaufmarin<br />

Dee Schweikle<br />

'68 GTA Jr.<br />

'76 Spider<br />

74 Spider<br />

74 GTV<br />

'76 Spider<br />

47.216<br />

47158<br />

49.620<br />

71.707<br />

53306<br />

45696<br />

48523-<br />

69.793<br />

,50577<br />

52.114<br />

47,768<br />

51.165<br />

47547<br />

50.151<br />

50456<br />

46596*<br />

47,158<br />

47547<br />

,50;151<br />

52.114<br />

6 Scott Whitford *73 GTV 52593 52546 53377 52546<br />

.<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

1<br />

2<br />

David West<br />

Paul Kemp . „<br />

"Rick Pocock -z53524-<br />

V82593 ?»5*841<br />

66517 .H;;62584 *<br />

50881 751.967<br />

72571 j52;208<br />

52570<br />

,53542<br />

55$44<br />

1B1581<br />

49.434<br />

51526<br />

52570<br />

53525<br />

54541<br />

61581<br />

49.434<br />

51526<br />

3 Frank Saleml '87 Milano<br />

- 4 Jonafciti Kirshtein ;.:•?> l, '87 Milano<br />

5'.' ^%n^J;,jpranri?'^ - '>* 4'^"? J86 GTV-6<br />

'fc /'©uy;Mo1laqejli' ,?' ':*;* • 74 GTV<br />

7 PfeterbiMatteo Jr. Zagato<br />

a Paul Engbprg *64 GTV Jr.<br />

. 52551<br />

54449<br />

54.419<br />

75396<br />

75554<br />

56.226<br />

52L228<br />

; 52559<br />

^54593<br />

71520<br />

74525<br />

54540<br />

54;149<br />

52:770<br />

52,783<br />

527799<br />

52516<br />

54;i06<br />

52.228<br />

52.770<br />

52,783<br />

52.799<br />

52516<br />

54.106<br />

,*<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

12<br />

Phil Baumer<br />

Tony Colli<br />

KenWears- '<br />

Joel Edinburg<br />

,<br />

/.<br />

l.<br />

*73 GTV<br />

::4f , '79 Alfetta<br />

, '-" >;, 74 GTV<br />

''* V'- '74 Spider<br />

%<br />

89.233<br />

60,207<br />

55.713., ;;<br />

DNF<br />

54.134<br />

56.798<br />

58522<br />

58574<br />

55526<br />

54538<br />

;55.117<br />

55,498<br />

54.134<br />

54538<br />

55.117<br />

55.496<br />

-<br />

13<br />

14<br />

Peter Diamantes,<br />

Fred DiMatteo<br />

*67 Duetto<br />

Jr. Zagato<br />

58005<br />

57623<br />

DNF<br />

>/55570<br />

55536<br />

. 56556<br />

55536<br />

55570<br />

15 Ed Geller / '73 GTV<br />

16 ChrisCarveth , ; *';>« '87 Milano Vercte<br />

17, Taerrv<br />

18 UndaLeRoyer ; *67 GfTV Jr.<br />

19 Frank Sapienza '66GIV<br />

20 Mario Bomagnpji *85 GTV-6<br />

#•. -RfchardiRachlin .-A ; . *84 GTV-6<br />

^722*: \Jphn Silfasen U:* '82 GTV-6<br />


The second half of the rally was the hard<br />

part, the Time-Speed-Distance portion. It<br />

had to be frustrating: If it weren't difficult<br />

enough to be sure to go 43mph in a 45mph<br />

zone (and watch it when passing the Con<br />

necticut State Police building), then they had<br />

to stick in that blasted trick checkpoint at<br />

Lime Rock Park! Perhaps entranced by the<br />

surroundings or the speedometer or both,<br />

many rallyistscompletely missed the check<br />

point set up at the entrance to the race track<br />

outfield. Now, this wasn't really a "trick"<br />

checkpoint, as the people manning it were<br />

in plain view—they could be seen sitting<br />

under a large umbrella and were even<br />

waving!—butsomehow they appeared to be<br />

the Lime Rock Welcoming Committee in<br />

stead of the checkpoint crew. With so many<br />

drivers missing their checkpoint, those folks<br />

must have been almost as lonely as the<br />

Maytag repairman.<br />

Parts of the rally had to be re-routed at<br />

the last minute as tornado damage took<br />

several of the roads out of commission, and<br />

throughout the rally orange State of Connec<br />

ticut trucks were stopped so workers could<br />

pick up fallen tree branches and other<br />

debris. Still, there were three checkpoints<br />

in the rally, the final one at the Haight<br />

Vineyard in Litchfield where rallyists<br />

wound down with a wine tasting.<br />

In the end, surprisingly enough, the top<br />

three finishers all turned out to be married<br />

couples. Mr. and Mrs. AlfaDoc, Stewart and<br />

Carole Sandeman, came out on top... in a<br />

rental car. (What, no bongo class?) Not far<br />

behind were the teams of David and<br />

Elizabeth Paliotti in an '87 Milano and Alan<br />

and Nora Klase in a '69 Spider. Congratula<br />

tions to them, and to the many finishers of<br />

a very well-run rally. —Julie Nichols r><br />

After stopping at checkpoints (above), rallyists<br />

sampled wines at the Haight Vineyard (top).<br />

The victors:<br />

Stewart and Carafe<br />

Sandeman, David<br />

and Elizabeth<br />

Paliotti, Alan and<br />

Nora Klase.<br />

Ereminas Imports Rally Restilts<br />

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1 35 Sandeman/Sandeman 3 16 8 0 0 27<br />

2 34 Paliotti/Paliotti 34 18 3 0 0 55<br />

3 21 Klase/Klase 10 30 7 10 0 57<br />

4 30* Mann/Ryder 13 50 7 0 0 70<br />

. 5 51 Wallau/Marvi 40 36 5 0 0 81<br />

6 1*-'. Goldman/Baumer 14 80 4 0 0 98<br />

7 36 Sapienza/hticolaJdes 2 98 2 0 0 102<br />

8 77 Solstad/Schram 96 4 12 0 0 112<br />

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9 49 Brown/Brown 102 19 10 0 0 131<br />

10 75 Carveth/Chapman 36 88 11 0 0 135<br />

11 32 DiMatteo/DiMatteo ! 50 64 23 0 0 137<br />

12 61-' McQeough/McGeough 106 30 3 0 0 139<br />

13 63< Kubic/tox 127 20 5 0 0 152<br />

14 58 Cristando/Alvarez 100 50 6 0 0 156<br />

15 31 . StuartAVilson 82 76 5 0 0 163<br />

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OCTOBER 1989 13


The 1989<br />

AROC<br />

National<br />

Convention<br />

CONTINUED<br />

Attack on Lime Rock:<br />

The Alfa Ricambi<br />

Time Trials<br />

There are some really pretty tracks<br />

around the country—Road America, Road<br />

Atlanta and Laguna Seca to name a few.<br />

Lime Rock is another. The drive to the track<br />

is one of the best parts. It takes you through<br />

some very nice New England countryside<br />

to the town of Lime Rock. It seems a perfect<br />

place to blast your Alfa up, down and<br />

around the track. But race cars are usually<br />

noisy cars, and not all the residents of Lime<br />

Rock are race fans. The challenge to John<br />

Sillasen, Connecticut Chapter president,<br />

was to organize a competitive Time Trials<br />

and keep the cars within the established<br />

noise limits. John and his crew did ad<br />

mirably; few cars were denied runs because<br />

of unacceptable noise levels.<br />

Lime Rock is a short track, only 1.53miles<br />

around, but it is well designed. The course<br />

has eight turns and some serious elevation<br />

change, making it tight, but it also has two<br />

nice straights where most Alfas can reach<br />

speeds of 100+. A tribute to the designers<br />

of Lime Rock is the annual IMSA GTP<br />

race—sports prototype cars don't race on<br />

nasty little tracks, and GTP cars get up to<br />

160mph on the main straight at Lime Rock.<br />

Skip Barber Drivers School<br />

After a rainy autocross and threatening<br />

weather earlier in the week, Saturday's sun<br />

shine was welcome, even if the heat and<br />

humidity were a little more than was<br />

expected. John and his crew kept the event<br />

moving, allowing each driver plenty of track<br />

time, as long as his car wasn't too loud. After<br />

the event, most of the drivers had that look<br />

of pleasant exhaustion, the best testimony<br />

of a successful event.<br />

One advantage of this type of event is that<br />

TVack Training Fifty lucky Alfistispenta dayat theSkipBarber Drivers Schoolat Lime Rock Fork, learning track<br />

tricks from instructor Bruce Maclnnes (left}. At right, Jim Steck tails the teacher's BMW.Due to space limitations<br />

in this issue, the Barber Schoolstorywill run in next month's Alfa Owner. Photos byJay Woodruff.<br />

14 ALFA OWNER<br />

Above, cars line up on the Lime Rock grid; left, a<br />

Tipo 33 completed a quick run.<br />

everyone has a chance to try his car. Those<br />

on the track ranged from serious com<br />

petitors to folks who just wanted to<br />

experiment with the cars and their own<br />

limits. AROC events, like the Alfa Ricambi<br />

Time Trials, have an impressive safety<br />

record, but running your car on a track at<br />

race speeds does involve some risk. Unfor<br />

tunately, Paul Engborg knows that all too<br />

well. After setting a time good enough for<br />

second in his class, he spun his GT Junior<br />

and crashed into the tire wall, doing con<br />

siderable damage. Hopefully, the car is<br />

repairable and will compete at Waterford<br />

Hills in Detroit next year.<br />

A good lap time for Alfas is one minute<br />

12 seconds. Three cars beat that time, with<br />

another tying it and one more within<br />

O.Olsec. Fastest of all was John MacDonald<br />

in his '74 Spider at 1:10.37—think his Spider<br />

is stock? Next, at 1:10.90, was John Hoard's<br />

'68 GTA Junior. Then came Jim Steck,<br />

1:11.67, in the most incredible '69 GTV.<br />

Remember the Under 2.5 Liter TVans-Am<br />

cars of the early '70s? Jim's car has similar<br />

flares and a turbocharger. A very clean, and<br />

mean, car. At exactly 1:12.00 was George<br />

Schweikle's '76 Spider. George's car is a past<br />

SCCA Solo II champion. Finally, of those<br />

who came close to the 1:12.00 goal, were<br />

Steve Fry, '85 GTV-6, at 1:12.01 and Peter<br />

Krause, '82 GTV-6, at 1:12.69.<br />

It was a good day of competition for all<br />

those who came to run, as well as for those<br />

who only watched. It was well organized<br />

and relatively incident free. As with every<br />

AROC event, there were enough nice cars<br />

and great people to keep everyone happy.<br />

—J. Michael Hemsley<br />

Alfa Ricambi Time Trials Results<br />

Top three in each class<br />

Class Finish Driver Car Time<br />

G/H/l<br />

1 Jim Steck '69 GTV 1:11.67<br />

2 Steve Fry '85 GTV-6 1:12j01<br />

3 Edward Buck '84 GTV-6 1:1357<br />

1 Phil Baumer '85 GTV-6 1:1319<br />

2 Chuck Ellis 74 Spider 1:1362<br />

3 Rich Rachlin '84 GTV-6 1:1378<br />

1(FTD) John MacDonald 74 Spider 1:1037<br />

2 John Hoard '68 GTA Jr. 1:1050<br />

3 George Schweikle 76 Spider 1:12.00<br />

1 Peter Krause '82 GTV-6 1:12.69<br />

2 Paul Engborg '67 GTV Jr. 1:1332<br />

3 Jay Itin '88 Milano 1:17.00<br />

1 Steve Hood '71 GTV 1:20.02<br />

2 Gary Tashjian '69 Spider 1:2134<br />

3 David Rowe •73 GTV 1:2138<br />

1 Peter DiMatteo 73 Jr. Zagato 1:1530<br />

2 Jeff Tilden '71 Berlina 1:1853<br />

3 Steve Moody '67 Duetto 1:1931


The Concours:<br />

Pieces of Summer<br />

You remember the feeling. Sitting at a<br />

wooden desk in grade school as new heat<br />

rises from the soil of the playground, the<br />

ripe smell of grass slipping in through the<br />

classroom window, seeping up your nose,<br />

infecting your brain with thoughts of<br />

summer: Your favorite sugar-coated cereal<br />

for breakfast. Riding around the<br />

neighborhood on your bike. Hunting in a<br />

warm rain for all the puddles. Napping by<br />

the pool or on the beach. Evening games of<br />

kick-the-can. Late nights stalking fireflies.<br />

Even now in adulthood some pieces of<br />

summer still feel that way—free, lazycrazy,<br />

hedonistic: Waking up slowly. Banquet eggs<br />

and melon for breakfast. Snooping around<br />

the Goody Room with your checkbook. A<br />

drive over roads lined with Sunday<br />

greenery. Finding the Watch Tower Center,<br />

suddenly full of shining Alfas. Roaming<br />

among the rainbow of elegantly detailed<br />

automobiles. Drinking cold soda and<br />

chatting with Alfa friends. Watching the<br />

Concours judges with clipboards lavish over<br />

the cars to the point that decisionmaking<br />

became nearly impossible.<br />

Yet decisions were made, not only by the<br />

experts but also by the Concours-goers.<br />

Alfisti tore out their ballots from the back<br />

of the convention booklet, marked their<br />

choices for most elegante machine, and<br />

popped the folded pieces of paper into the<br />

Alfa-red ballot box. Many interesting votes<br />

were cast including one vote for Jill Hitch<br />

cock's "Luigi" as "the sexiest" (Luigiis only<br />

lucky that my own "Ralphalosa" was not<br />

in attendance because the mirror, mirror<br />

had already declared him sexiest of<br />

them all).<br />

Selected for personality, popularity, con<br />

geniality and the lust factor, Dave Yager's<br />

1956 1900 CSS Zagato was voted "People's<br />

Choice," with an Honorable Mention going<br />

to Joe Grazado's 1964 2600 Sprint. Although<br />

the judges were unable to reach a consensus<br />

regarding which car should be ruled Best<br />

of Show, winners were also chosen in<br />

several categories (see below).<br />

Thanks to Tom Zat for once again spon<br />

soring the Alfa Heaven Concours, to Dave<br />

Yager and Gene Ritvo for organizing the<br />

largest Concours in AROC history (over 100<br />

cars registered), to the owner of the Watch<br />

Tower for providing the space and also<br />

entering the contest, to the judges for<br />

judging the Concours, to the people who<br />

hauled in the cold soda on such a hot, hot<br />

Artistic License<br />

Magnificent Machine AROCDirector and<br />

artist-at-large Bill Gillham sketched this<br />

representation of the 6C 2500 depicted above<br />

when it rolledinto the Lime Rock paddock<br />

during the Alfa Ricambi Time Thaife.<br />

day, and a final thanks to Alfa Romeo for<br />

producing these beautiful machines.<br />

—Kalo Clarke<br />

Alfa Heaven Concorso<br />

d'Eleganza Results<br />

(Editor's Note:It hadto happen. La Dolce Via had<br />

been going along too smoothly, too successfully,<br />

for Murphy's Law not to set in before everybody<br />

went home. Unfortunately, Murphy showed up<br />

at the concours this year. Maybe the heat finally<br />

got to the judges [all 12 of them] and the<br />

organizers. Whatever the case, the results came<br />

out somewhat garbled, so the Alfa Owner editor<br />

played detective in an attempt to retrieve as many<br />

of them as possible. Below is the result of this<br />

effort. We promise to print further results in<br />

future issues should we receive them.)<br />

Competition Special Class<br />

Place Car Owner<br />

First '65 GTA Roman Tucker<br />

Second GTA Jr. N/A<br />

Third '65 Giulia TZ George Pezold<br />

1750 and 2000 Closed Class<br />

Place Car<br />

First '67 GTV<br />

Owner<br />

Jack Bloemendaul<br />

Hometown<br />

Lapeer, Mich.<br />

N/A<br />

Huntington, NY.<br />

Hometown<br />

Rochester, NY.<br />

1300 and 2000 Special Class<br />

Place Car<br />

Owner Hometown<br />

First '70 Jr.<br />

Zagato<br />

Jane and Paul Heill Baltimore, Md.<br />

Second '65 Sprint<br />

Speciale<br />

Lawrence Tarantino N/A<br />

Third 1900 CSS<br />

Zagato<br />

("Double<br />

Bubble")<br />

Dave Yager Wallingford, Conn.<br />

Giulia and Giulietta Open Class<br />

Place Car Owner Hometown<br />

First '60 Giulietta John and Linda<br />

Spider Pellatorre<br />

Veloce<br />

Second '59 Giulia Aaron Newman<br />

Spider<br />

Veloce<br />

Third '59 Giulietta Paul and Susie<br />

Spider Hughes<br />

Concours Special Class<br />

Place Car Owner<br />

First '73 Montreal Rick Pocock<br />

Second '72 Montreal Mike Jones<br />

Third '72 Montreal Bruce Robinson<br />

N/A<br />

Remington, NJ.<br />

Georgetown, Mass.<br />

Hometown<br />

Pittsfield, Mass.<br />

Bryan, Ohio<br />

Princeton, NJ.<br />

Best Of Show: No award presented<br />

People's Choice: 1900 CSS Zagato ("Double<br />

Bubble"), Dave Yager D><br />

At top, a gorgeous 6C 7750 graced the Alfa<br />

Heaven Concours, as did a 6C 2500 (above left).<br />

Above, the red 1900 CSS Zagato of Connecticut<br />

native Dave Yager, known as the "Double<br />

Bubble," was named People's Choice.<br />

OCTOBER 1989 15


The 1989<br />

AROC<br />

National<br />

Convention<br />

CONTINUED<br />

For The Younger Set...<br />

A primary goal of the la Dolce Via<br />

Jl\ committeewas to make the 1989Con<br />

vention a true family vacation. What better<br />

way to achieve this goal than to design a<br />

series of events specially tailored to the<br />

youngsters?<br />

The "Kids' Program" was divided into<br />

three main events: the Nintendo Challenge<br />

(video games), the radio control model car<br />

Grand Prix, and the Pinewood Derby racers,<br />

a sort of miniature soapbox derby event.<br />

The program obviously struck a respon<br />

sive chord since all three events were totally<br />

overbooked, with more than 50 boys and<br />

girls registered for each. The events were<br />

subdivided into three age groups—5-8, 9-12<br />

and 13-15—to make competition more even.<br />

To encourage participation, all who enrolled<br />

received a beautiful bike license plate in the<br />

Connecticut blue and white colors, which<br />

read "Alfa, Lime Rock, Connecticut 1989."<br />

Parents were elated that their children were<br />

enjoying themselves. And the children, of<br />

course, were overjoyed at the prospects of<br />

not only winning trophies, but also at the<br />

fun of competing.<br />

• For the Pinewood Derby, sponsored by<br />

Northern Italian Cuisine of Boxford, Mass.,<br />

parents and their children transformed plain<br />

wooden blocks into beautifully functional<br />

race cars. Every conceivable Alfa was<br />

represented. When the finals arrived,<br />

everyone was overwhelmed by a 42ft.<br />

elevated race track which loomed over<br />

everyone like a giant sky-jump.<br />

• Meanwhile, the world of video<br />

automobile racing came alive as three dif<br />

ferent age groups of children competed<br />

passionately at the Nintendo's Rad Racer<br />

and R.C. Pro Am. The level of competition<br />

would have made Nuvolari proud!<br />

• In the Sprague Electric R/C Model Car<br />

Grand Prix, young daredevils used state-ofthe-art<br />

electronic equipment to race their<br />

cars at speeds of up to 30mph around a<br />

challenging circuit. Friday afternoon the<br />

competitors practiced in the hotel parking<br />

lot, while the formal competition took place<br />

Saturday at the BMW Skip Barber Racing<br />

School skid pad at Lime Rock Park. This<br />

added an element of excitement since the<br />

kids were racing at the same time (and in<br />

the same location) as their parents. The cars<br />

were highly maneuverable and several<br />

spectators and a few pylons were sent scur<br />

rying as the cars darted hither and yon!<br />

The organizers of the kids' program were<br />

16 ALFA OWNER<br />

most gratified to see the fruits of their<br />

labors. Thanksmust goout to several people<br />

whose labors made the kids' program the<br />

success it was. They include: Jackie<br />

Rapisardi and Colette Iacobellis, who were<br />

instrumental in the smooth running of the<br />

Nintendo Video Challenge; Tom Iacobellis,<br />

whose shop "Andy's Hobby Shop" of<br />

Elmsford, N.Y., provided the equipment and<br />

support for the R/C Grand Prix; Vivian<br />

O'Brian, Jeff St. Jean, Don Braverman and<br />

Ron Pimpinella, all corner workers at the<br />

Grand Prix; and Jim Miga who helped run<br />

the Pinewood Derby.<br />

All of us who worked on the children's<br />

activities committee were more than com<br />

pensated by the smiles on the children's<br />

faces. Now if only there were some way to<br />

get a blue Alfa license to fit on the back of<br />

a Fuji racing bike!<br />

But not all the ongoing programs were<br />

geared solely toward the kids. At the same<br />

time as the Kids' Program, some 50 ex<br />

quisite models were shown in the Off<br />

Course Racewear Model Car Concours.<br />

These cars were on display for the four days<br />

of the convention in the main registration<br />

area.<br />

Each convention packet included a ballot<br />

for model cars in four categories. They<br />

included most accurately crafted model car,<br />

most unusual pre-built car and most<br />

unusual member-built car, and finally<br />

People's Choice. The handiwork of some of<br />

the cars was so good that it was often<br />

very difficult to distinguish the pre-built<br />

cars from member-built cars. Great job,<br />

everyone!<br />

—Frank Iacobellis and Frank Rapisardi<br />

Zoom! From radio control model car races (top)<br />

to the Nintendo Challenge (above), la Dolce Via<br />

kept the kids busy.<br />

Kids' Program Event Results<br />

Northern Italian Cuisine<br />

Pinewood Derby<br />

Ages 5-8:<br />

1. Edmund Romagnoli<br />

2. Matt Whitford<br />

3. Christian Iacobellis<br />

Ages 9-12:<br />

1. Dan Gerken<br />

2. Brad Paxton<br />

3. Nick Di Rienzo<br />

Ages 13-15:<br />

1. Donny Roberts<br />

2. Miguel Roberts<br />

3. Josh Gerken<br />

Adult Class:<br />

Don Roberts<br />

Fastest Car:<br />

John Gerken<br />

Concours Winner:<br />

Edmund Romagnoli<br />

Video Galaxy Nintendo Challenge<br />

Ages 5-8:<br />

1. Christian Iacobellis<br />

2. Edmund Romagnoli<br />

3. Anna Romagnoli<br />

Ages 9-12:<br />

1. Mark Rapisardi<br />

2. Brent Rapisardi<br />

3. Brad Paxton<br />

Ages 13-15:<br />

1. Darren Schwartz<br />

2. Derek Di Matteo<br />

3. Josh Gerken<br />

Sprague Electric R/C Model Car<br />

Grand Prix<br />

Ages 5-8:<br />

1. Christian Iacobellis<br />

2. Lisa Sershen<br />

3. Anna Romagnoli<br />

Ages 9-12:<br />

1. Mike Duckwill<br />

2. Anthony Di Rienzo<br />

3. Alex Rosson<br />

Off-Course Racewear<br />

Model Car Concours<br />

Most accurately crafted member-built car:<br />

Bob Simonds, Monza<br />

Most unusual pre-built car:<br />

Frank Iacobellis, Sprint Speciale<br />

Most unusual member-built car:<br />

Brad Warner, Spider<br />

People's Choice:<br />

Bob Simonds, Monza<br />

Ages 13-15:<br />

1. Donny Roberts<br />

2. Chris Stanton<br />

3. Derek Di Matteo


A "<strong>Mystic</strong>-al"<br />

Experience<br />

4 s we got on the bus for the <strong>Mystic</strong><br />

jljL Seaport tour, I told one young tour-goer<br />

wearing a red T-shirt that we were headed<br />

to <strong>Mystic</strong>, the factory where world famous<br />

<strong>Mystic</strong> Mint cookies were made.<br />

"You're kidding?"<br />

"I'm kidding," I nodded.<br />

"Too bad," he answered with visible<br />

disappointment.<br />

Later I saw the same red-shirted kid. He<br />

had obviously forgotten about cookies as he<br />

climbed over the decks and went below to<br />

the blubber room and sailors' living quarters<br />

of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden<br />

whale ship in America. I heard one of the<br />

museum "outdoor demonstration squad"<br />

tell the boy that during the ship's 37<br />

voyages, she had crossed more miles of<br />

ocean and made more profits for her owners<br />

than any other whale ship on record.<br />

The kid asked the guide why they called<br />

a ship named Charles "she." The guide just<br />

shrugged, and I turned away to follow my<br />

map around the other sites of <strong>Mystic</strong><br />

Seaport Museum: the Buckingham House,<br />

the Tkvern, the Cooperage, the <strong>Mystic</strong> Press,<br />

the Chandlery (department store for sea<br />

going folks), the Wendell building which<br />

housed intricately carved ship's figureheads,<br />

and much more. In most of the buildings,<br />

the staff were demonstrating skills and<br />

crafts any self-respecting New Englander<br />

should know—how to use a printing press<br />

or split a codfish or save a shipwreck victim<br />

from a half-submerged mast by means of<br />

the "breeches buoy rescue."<br />

I ran into the kid in the red shirt again<br />

at the planetarium where we watched an<br />

informative half-hour show about early<br />

navigation using the night sky—"a tall ship<br />

and a star to steer her by," the narrator<br />

quipped.<br />

Later as I ate a cheeseburger at The<br />

Galley, I read about the seaport's history:<br />

the area was named "Mistick" or tidal river<br />

by the Indians who inhabited the nearby<br />

woodlands in pre-colonial times, and vessels<br />

may have been constructed on the shores<br />

of the <strong>Mystic</strong> River as early as the<br />

mid-1600s. I looked out to where the sky<br />

and land and river met; it had just rained<br />

and a mist obscured the boundaries.<br />

Back on the buses again, we headed a<br />

mile down the road to the <strong>Mystic</strong> Marinelife<br />

Aquarium. There our ticket got us a glimpse<br />

of over 6000 marine specimens in 48 indoor<br />

exhibits. Outside there was Seal Island, a<br />

2.5-acre exhibit simulating the natural<br />

habitats of seals and sea lions. Over another<br />

outside area hung a sign that promised,<br />

"Coming This Summer: Penguins." In the<br />

Marine Theatre we saw dolphins, sea lions<br />

and whales perform. At the tidal pool<br />

exhibit I learned answers to questions that<br />

had stymied me for minutes—how to tell a<br />

fertile from an infertile sea skate egg (look<br />

for the red dot in the center of the fertile<br />

egg), how to sex a flounder (the male has<br />

a rough underside while the female's is<br />

smooth), etc.<br />

"This was a greattour," several Alfisti told<br />

me as we climbed back on the bus at the<br />

end of the day, some of us a little tired, most<br />

of us carrying gift shop bags of almostuseless<br />

tourist goodies like magnets and<br />

picture postcards. I had to agree that it was<br />

a delightful way to spend Thursday. But I<br />

was still thinking about how to get my<br />

hands on some cookies. —Kalo Clarke<br />

A Look At Village Life<br />

The <strong>Mystic</strong> trip was just one of several<br />

organized tours. Some folks were busy<br />

at the Skip Barber Drivers School while<br />

others were rallying to their heart's content,<br />

but 65 others took another type of trip: a<br />

journey into the past at Sturbridge Village.<br />

The Village, a working historical farm<br />

located on 200 acres, re-created the feel of<br />

an early 19th century New England village.<br />

People dressed in period costumes did the<br />

town's work, ranging from grinding corn at<br />

the miller's shop to forging iron at the<br />

blacksmith shop. Formany lucky Alfisti the<br />

day was topped off by a lunch comprised<br />

Kalo Clarke "goes overboard" with her <strong>Mystic</strong><br />

story as Andy Hammond watches.<br />

of food typical of the time—a feast not<br />

unlike Thanksgiving. What more could one<br />

want?<br />

Other folks opted to skip the Lime Rock<br />

Time Trials and visit another Massachusetts<br />

village: Stockbridge. Located in the heart of<br />

the Berkshires, Stockbridge is now a resort<br />

destination for many New Yorkers, but was<br />

the home of Norman Rockwell for 28 years,<br />

and the artist memorialized the town in<br />

many of his paintings. The Norman<br />

Rockwell Museum now houses a whole<br />

spectrum of his works, including but not<br />

limited to Rockwell's famous Saturday<br />

Evening Post covers.<br />

Another attraction was the Mission<br />

House, the home of the first missionary to<br />

the Indian tribe that lived in the center of<br />

town. And, as might be expected in a quaint<br />

New England town, the shopping was fan<br />

tastic, an antique lover's paradise.<br />

—Julie Nichols, from reports by<br />

Mary Ann Dickinson and Paula Morse \><br />

Stockbridge offered Alfisti scenes from<br />

Norman Rockwell paintings and great<br />

shopping.<br />

OCTOBER 1989 17


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Alloverthe world, race series are into<br />

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Hungary, NASCAR is at the Glen, and the<br />

CART boys are getting ready for the third<br />

ofthe 500milers at Pocono. The various F3<br />

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leaders, and the list ofinvitees to the SCCA<br />

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The best part is that Alfas are doing ad<br />

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championship, but our team's efforts<br />

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run by RobertoGuerrero is doingamazingly<br />

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Unfortunately, a test of structuralintegrity<br />

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heavy competition to win GT5 there June<br />

11. Steve Schwitters took a good second in<br />

a field of 10the sameday, so I think we can<br />

expect to see both those guys in Georgia in<br />

October.<br />

Ken Kimbell continued his road to the<br />

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Ken chalked up another EP win. How<br />

many is that now, Ken?<br />

At Summit Point, West Virginia, Ruth<br />

Wolf had a third-place finish in FP. Ruth<br />

has had several very successful seasons in<br />

Regional racing and has apparently<br />

decided to take on the National crowd. She<br />

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maybe we will see a woman Alfa racer at<br />

Road Atlanta this year.<br />

Father's Dayin St. Louis was not quite as<br />

good for Beck as Wisconsin was. Beck<br />

finished second, but he certainly has<br />

enough points to make the Runoffs. Brian<br />

Haupt, a GT3 Alfa racer of a couple of<br />

years ago, won his CSR race in a March. It<br />

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new name in the points list. Terry Colley<br />

placed second in EP in his Spider. A more<br />

familiar namewasthat ofTomMankin. He<br />

and "J.J.," his Giulietta Spider, won<br />

another GP race. Mankin is the reigning<br />

GP champ and is always in the running for<br />

a repeat Championship.<br />

On June 25, Steve Schwitters took<br />

another win in GP at Blackhawk Farms.<br />

Schwitters is a former SCCA champion<br />

who seems to be going better and better.<br />

Look for an Alfa race in GP this year.<br />

At the La Junta National, a second new<br />

name appeared, as Jim Gilsdorf took a<br />

second in GT3.1 like seeing new Alfa com<br />

petitors showing up in the results.<br />

Finally, at Sears Point, it was a good day<br />

for Alfisti. Both Jon Jamieson and Al Leake<br />

Jr. took wins in their classes, FP and GP<br />

respectively. These two guys, who were<br />

both at the Runoffs last year, seem to be<br />

making a habit of taking victory laps<br />

together. It will be nice to see them race for<br />

championship checkers again this year.<br />

I got a call from Randy Zimmer a couple<br />

of weeks ago. He was at the Runoffs last<br />

year in a Milano in SSA.To say that he was<br />

an underdog is an understatement. He is<br />

now racing a tubeframe GTA in GT5. His<br />

first race was at Pocono some weeks ago,<br />

where he got two seconds behind a very<br />

fast Honda. This is a pretty good start for a<br />

guy who took a circle track Mustang tube<br />

chassis, cut eight inches out of the middle,<br />

lowered it, and installed a "stock" GTA<br />

engine. The car had never run until<br />

qualifying for the race weekend, so its<br />

times, only one second behind the leader,<br />

were all the more impressive. Zimmer is<br />

going to try to be at the Runoffs. Even if he<br />

doesn't improve on his first finishes, he is<br />

likely to be there.<br />

There is another fellow who has started<br />

racing an Alfa. Tom Zat, one of our own<br />

Directors, is team owner/manager for a<br />

coupleof Alfa racers. His car, a GTV-6 with<br />

some history, is now racing in SCCA's Im<br />

proved Touring class with some success.<br />

Look for Zat and his car in the colder parts<br />

of the country.<br />

With so much racing action all over the<br />

world, it is hard to cover it all. Next month,<br />

the column will concentrate on CART.<br />

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Backin ancient history,beforethe age<br />

of microchips, various systems of<br />

the car were distinct from each<br />

other. The fuel system didn't have much to<br />

do with the ignition, coolingor lubrication<br />

systems. Even within the fuel system,<br />

there was the idle circuit, the accelerator<br />

pump, the power valve and so forth, and<br />

they often didn't have much to do with<br />

each other, either.<br />

Now all that has changed. With modern<br />

electronic engine management systems,<br />

everything is integrated and related<br />

through the magic of electron flow. This<br />

means that, from a standpoint of problem<br />

solving and maintenance, these things<br />

have to be considered together.<br />

However, some aspects of the electronic<br />

fuel injection system on the Alfa can be<br />

investigatedforcertaintypesofoperational<br />

malfunctions. First,a little description ofa<br />

basic electronic fuel injection system<br />

might help.<br />

Fuel Injection 101<br />

At each intake port is an injector nozzle<br />

which supplies the correct amount of fuel<br />

to that cylinder. Atthe nozzle'soperational<br />

end is a tiny orifice,orjet, which is opened<br />

and closed with a needle. The needle is<br />

activated by a solenoid, which is activated<br />

on command by the engine management<br />

computer. The injector will have a certain<br />

flow capability, which is designed into it,<br />

and the amount of fuel it delivers will be<br />

determined by how long the needle stays<br />

open; as fuel demands increase, as with<br />

acceleration or high-speed running, the<br />

computer signals the solenoid to hold the<br />

needle open longer, thus admitting more<br />

fuel with each injector pulse.<br />

The nozzles are fed from a common fuel<br />

rail. Generally, this means all the nozzles<br />

for a cylinder bank will be in line, and the<br />

fuel rail will be a sort of tubular manifold<br />

which is constantly full of fuel under pres<br />

sure. The nozzles are therefore constantly<br />

provided with this high-pressure fuel<br />

source; opening the needle results in an<br />

instantaneous spray of fuel into the intake<br />

port.<br />

Fuel isdelivered from the tank by a highpressure<br />

pump. The routing is from the<br />

tank, to the pump, through the filter and<br />

lines to the fuel rail where pressure is held<br />

constant by a pressure regulator. Excess<br />

fuel in the rail is bled off through the<br />

regulator, then through a return line to the<br />

fuel tank. Therefore, the fuel in the system<br />

is in constantcirculation, whichhelps keep<br />

things clean and cool.<br />

For this system to operate correctly it is<br />

absolutely imperative that sufficient fuel<br />

pressure be maintained at the injector noz<br />

zles. That means maintaining the integrity<br />

of the entire fuel system.<br />

An injector nozzle, removed from the intake<br />

manifold but stillattached,by its fuel supply<br />

hose, to the fuelrail. There are two seals, one<br />

nearthe tip, the other nearthe mountingsur<br />

face. Photo by Don Fuller.<br />

One fairly common malfunction, for ex<br />

ample, is idle quality. The car won't idle<br />

evenly or smoothly, but the problem disap<br />

pears at higher speeds. We have found the<br />

first thing to check, in cases of poor idle<br />

that we suspect may be due to a fuel system<br />

malfunction, is fuel pressure; it should be<br />

2.0 bar, or between approximately 28-<br />

30psi. If it's too low, the injectors won't be<br />

supplied with sufficient fuel. If too high,<br />

there could be a restriction in the system<br />

or the pressure regulator might not be<br />

releasing; either of which will cause the<br />

pump to be overworked. As operational<br />

problems, low fuel pressure will cause the<br />

car to run lean, high pressure will cause it<br />

to run rich. We have seen some so rich that<br />

the exhaust is a steady black stream.<br />

Pump It Up<br />

On the Alfa Spider there are actually two<br />

fuel pumps. The prime pump is located in<br />

the tank; a major purpose of the prime<br />

pump is to feed the main pump and assist<br />

it when driving at higher elevations. Ac<br />

tually, if the prime pump is inoperative the<br />

main pump may still be able to draw and<br />

supplysufficientfuel. However, partof the<br />

prime pump assembly is a hose, which<br />

supplies fuel from the pickup to the pump<br />

itself. If this hose is split or broken, the car<br />

may run acceptably on a full tank of gas<br />

(meaning fuel is being drawn in through


Fuel System Flows and Woes<br />

the break in the hose), but not when the<br />

tank is low (meaning the hose is leaking<br />

because the break is now above the fuel<br />

level in the tank).<br />

If fuel pressure is good but the fuel sys<br />

tem is still suspected of being the cause of<br />

poor idle quality, checkthe integrityofthe<br />

connections and seals around the fuel rail<br />

and injector nozzles. One easy method we<br />

often use is to spray a small amount of<br />

carburetor cleaner around the base ofeach<br />

injector, individually, when the engine is<br />

running. If this causes the idle to change<br />

momentarily, it's a good bet that injector<br />

nozzle is not tightly sealed, either to the<br />

fuel rail or the intake manifold and port,<br />

which allows air to leak past the nozzle and<br />

intotheintake port, thuscausingabadidle.<br />

Another old method of locating which<br />

cylinder may be contributing to poor idle<br />

quality is to systematically disconnect<br />

spark plug leads when the engine is run<br />

ning. You mustbe verycarefulwhendoing<br />

this, however, and not let the plug lead<br />

short to a ground, or you could damage the<br />

engine's computer. At any rate, the proce<br />

dure is this: If you disconnect a spark plug<br />

lead and idle quality doesn't change, that<br />

cylinderis the culprit. If the idle gets worse<br />

withthe spark plug lead disconnected, that<br />

cylinder is operating correctly. Once you<br />

have located a malfunctioning cylinder,<br />

you have at least narrowed down the prob<br />

lem somewhat.<br />

In the procedure of checking the in<br />

tegrity of components, you should not<br />

overlook anything. Make certain the fuel<br />

rail and all connections are secure and not<br />

leaking. Check the intake manifold con<br />

nection to the cylinder head. Often, if it's<br />

loose, we will find anti-freeze leaking out.<br />

We have found loose intake manifold nuts<br />

on the bottom side, where they are most<br />

difficult to reach; quite often, this is after<br />

some other "repair shop" has allegedly<br />

performed some "service" and failed to<br />

take the time to do things properly.<br />

There is also the possibility of air leaks in<br />

the intake horn, and where the hose<br />

clamps secure the rubber intake hoses. We<br />

have seen these that look good and tight<br />

from the top, but were sloppily installed<br />

andwere actuallyloose on thebottom side,<br />

where you couldn't see them.<br />

Does a fuel injector nozzle actually fail?<br />

In our experience, only very rarely. We do<br />

see failures of the seals where the nozzle<br />

fits into the intake manifold, but those are<br />

easily replaced.<br />

A Final Check<br />

There is one other check for injector noz<br />

zle operation, but we are reluctant to<br />

recommend it unless you are very careful<br />

and possess the necessary skill and ex<br />

perience to prevent trouble. That check is<br />

this: To ascertaininjectornozzleoperation,<br />

we will sometimes remove the fuel rail,<br />

withthenozzles, and pull it backjust slight<br />

ly from the engine. Then, by cranking the<br />

engine, we can observe whether or not the<br />

injectors are actually delivering fuel. How<br />

ever, you must realize that the system will<br />

be spraying fuel while doing this, so that's<br />

why we're reluctant to suggest it except for<br />

those with the necessary background.<br />

Also, before doing this, you must also<br />

remove the cold-start injector nozzle be<br />

cause at cranking speed it delivers a sub<br />

stantial amount of fuel.<br />

If all the injectors are not delivering fuel<br />

withthe foregoing procedure, it maymean<br />

a faulty injector, or it may mean no electri<br />

cal signal is reaching that injector. As a<br />

further check, you could temporarily<br />

switch electrical connections in the<br />

preceding test procedure, which would<br />

help to narrow down the problem area<br />

further.<br />

Finally, we cannot stress enough the im<br />

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ALFA ROMEO<br />

SPECIALISTS<br />

TONY DE LORENZO<br />

FRANK DE MARCO<br />

5402 N. ROSEMEAD BLVD.<br />

SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776<br />

(818) 285-6951 • 285-8468<br />

AlfaRomeos<br />

Wanted!<br />

Pre 1968Alfas bought, sold and<br />

traded worldwide. Any<br />

condition, any location. Parts<br />

collections bought also.<br />

Contact:<br />

Keith Martin,<br />

The Alfa Romeo Exchange,<br />

503-252-5812, FAX 503-252-5854.<br />

OCTOBER 1989 23


ALABAMA<br />

Tad Bailey, President, Alabama AROC<br />

3309 Valley Park Dr., Birmingham 35243 (205) 967-7161<br />

ARIZONA<br />

Danny Campbell, President, Arizona AROC<br />

1001 W. Michelle Dr., Phoenix 85023 (602) 993-3335<br />

CALIFORNIA<br />

Ed Komzelman, President AROC of San Diego<br />

1060 Rincon Villa PL, Escondido 92027 (619) 743-5411<br />

Dan Ritter, President, Alfa Romeo Owners of So. Cal.<br />

936 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach 90254 (213) 374-3153<br />

Phelps Hobart, President, Northern Calif. AROC<br />

1116 18th Street, Sacramento 95814-4111 (916) 739-6949<br />

Patrick Hayes, President, Orange County Chapter<br />

26451 Avenida Deseo, Mission Viejo 92691<br />

(714) 774-1010 (w); (714) 830-5273 (h)<br />

COLORADO<br />

Mike Halley, President, Alfa Club of Colorado<br />

46 S. Holman Way, Golden 80401 (303) 279-0450<br />

CONNECTICUT<br />

John Sillasen, President, Connecticut Chapter<br />

P.O. Box 4207, Waterbury 06704 (203) 630-1129<br />

FLORIDA<br />

Brad Warner, President, Florida Alfa Club<br />

160 Nina Way, Oldsmar 33557 (813) 784-2791<br />

Ariel (Don) Dorra, Pres., Alfa Romeo Club of So. Florida<br />

2000 Palm Beach Lakes Bl., W. Palm Beach 33409<br />

(407) 686-7056<br />

Michael Blumberg, President, Florida First Coast ARC<br />

65 Seaside Capers Dr., St. Augustine 32084 (904) 824-3723<br />

GEORGIA<br />

Chuck Lipper, President, Atlanta Chapter<br />

6728 Lockridge Drive, Atlanta 30360 (404) 399-6159<br />

ILLINOIS<br />

Jeff Ginger, President, Chicago Chapter<br />

101 Frank Lloyd Wright Ln., Oak Park 60302 (312) 383-3978<br />

INDIANA<br />

Scott Whitford, President, CIAO<br />

1131 Sinclair St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 (219) 422-8826<br />

KANSAS<br />

Linda Lesniewicz, President, Strada Fantasma<br />

12801 Pembroke Cir., Leawood 66209 (913) 491-3913<br />

MASSACHUSETTS<br />

Gene Ritvo, President, Alfa Owners of New England<br />

126 Conant Road, Weston 02193 (617) 899-2449<br />

MICHIGAN<br />

Kathy Schweiger, President, AROC Detroit<br />

282 Lake Village, Walled Lake 48088 (313) 624-3946<br />

Randy Ball, President, West Michigan Alfa Owners<br />

1435 Mapleview S.E., Kentwood, 49508 (616) 455-4155<br />

MINNESOTA<br />

Tom Heinrich, President, Stella del Nord<br />

1076 Portland Ave., St. Paul 55104 (612) 227-9408<br />

Name .<br />

MISSISSIPPI<br />

Alfonso Vasquez, Deep South Alfa Romeo Club<br />

204 Melrose, Vicksburg 39180 (601) 636-3470<br />

Address<br />

MISSOURI<br />

Russell Stanton, President AROC St. Louis<br />

5 Barleystone Ct., St. Charles 63303 (314) 928-3703<br />

NEW JERSEY<br />

Richard Rachlin, President, Alfa Owners of New Jersey<br />

17A Donald St., Bloomfield 07003 (201) 748-7525<br />

Diane Gerofsky, President, AROC of Southern NJ.<br />

1005 Hughes Dr., No. 5, Hamilton Sq. 08690 (609) 586-4057<br />

NEW MEXICO<br />

Bob Furlong, President, New Mexico Chapter<br />

1516 Brian Ave. S.W., Albuquerque 87121 (505) 836-2178<br />

NEW YORK<br />

Allison Montgomery, President, New York AROC<br />

506 2nd St., Waterviet 12189 (518) 271-6316<br />

Frank Gesualdo, President, Long Island AROC<br />

77 Flower Hill Rd., Huntington 11743 (516) 271-5106<br />

Bill McAfoos, President, AlfaBuff<br />

310 Buffalo Road, East Aurora 14052 (716) 655-1744<br />

NORTH CAROLINA<br />

Bruce Sharer, President, Mid-Atlantic AROC<br />

615 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 27607 (919) 781-6852<br />

OHIO<br />

Alan C. Davis, President, Northeastern Ohio Chapter<br />

14752 E. Bagley Road, No. 308, Middleburg Heights 44130<br />

(216) 842-3341<br />

Chuck Cooley, President, Ohio Valley AROC<br />

726 Yorkhaven Road, Cincinnati 45240 (513) 851-3196<br />

Doug Brown, President, Buckeye AROC<br />

281 E. High St., Ostrander 43061 (614) 888-4160<br />

OKLAHOMA<br />

David Simmons, President, AROC of Oklahoma<br />

4134 E. 37th, Tulsa 74135 (918) 743-4958<br />

OREGON<br />

Bob Hui, President, Alfa Romeo Owners/Oregon<br />

5485 SW. Ames Way, Portland 97225<br />

(503) 777-3058 (w); (503) 244-8447 (h)<br />

PENNSYLVANIA<br />

Dave West, President, Delaware Valley AROC<br />

157 Ridgefield Rd., Newtown Square 19073 (215) 353-1621<br />

TENNESSEE<br />

Lee Thomas, President, A.L.F.A. (Tennessee)<br />

2814 McNairy Lane, Nashville 37204 (615) 269-3680<br />

TEXAS<br />

Bob Kabine, President, Scuderia Alfa Romeo<br />

935 Park Wind Dr., Katy 77450 (713) 492-2786<br />

Gary Valant, Chapter Rep, Lone Star AROC<br />

13551 Method, Dallas 75243 (214) 234-5144<br />

Bernie Zelazny, President, Texas Hill Country<br />

12811 Dakota Lane, Austin 78729 (512) 258-4276<br />

WASHINGTON<br />

Chuck Lewin, President, Northwest AROC<br />

14233 101st PL, N.E., Bothell 98011 (206) 789-3194<br />

WASHINGTON DC.<br />

Charles F. Kuttner, President, Capital Chapter<br />

6677 Walnutwood Circle, Baltimore 21212 (301) 377-6231<br />

WISCONSIN<br />

George Meikrantz, President, AROC Wisconsin<br />

N41W5876 Hamilton Rd., Cedarburg 53012<br />

(414) 375-4892 (h), (414) 377-7791 (w)<br />

clip and mail<br />

ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP<br />

City/State/Zip_<br />

Telephone (H) ( ). -(W)(<br />

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Car Information: Alfa Romeo Model/Year<br />

How did you hear about AROC?<br />

Enclose check payable to:<br />

Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 2468 Gum Tree Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028<br />

LIBRARY<br />

Technical Material<br />

Ed Geller<br />

10 Raskin Road<br />

Morristown, NJ 07960<br />

(201) 540-8913<br />

SLIDES<br />

Slide Library<br />

Dave Hammond<br />

2104 Hempstead<br />

Troy, Ml 48083<br />

(313) 689-4007<br />

TECHNICAL HOT LINES<br />

Stewart Sandeman<br />

(714) 499-5767<br />

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.<br />

Pacific Time<br />

All post-war<br />

models<br />

Bill Daemke<br />

(503) 292-4694<br />

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.<br />

Pacific Time<br />

All post-Korean<br />

War models<br />

Tom Zat<br />

(715) 449-2141<br />

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.<br />

Central Time<br />

All<br />

models<br />

Fred Di Matteo<br />

(207) 676-9649<br />

7 am. to 11 pm.<br />

(except between 5-7 p.m.)<br />

Eastern Time<br />

All post-71 models<br />

including GTV-6 &<br />

Milano<br />

Include Volume Number, Issue Number<br />

and Date. Mail to: Mrs. Glenna Garrett,<br />

Alfa Owner Back Issues, AROC National,<br />

2468 Gum Tree Lane, Fallbrook, CA<br />

92028. Any issue of the Alfa Owner<br />

published prior to January 1985 is priced<br />

at $2.00. Owners published after that<br />

date are $4.00 per copy. All back issue<br />

requests must be accompanied by a<br />

check or a money order for the full<br />

amount of purchase. Prices include<br />

postage and handling. In the few cases<br />

of extremely rare issues, you will be sent<br />

a photocopy instead of an original. All<br />

back issue requests must include your<br />

address typed or printed legibly.<br />

Alfa Owner Indexes are also available by<br />

writing to the above address. Prices:<br />

1971 through 1980-$2.00; 1965 through<br />

1970-S1.00; 1958 through 1964-S1.00.<br />

Please indicate your interests:<br />

Technical Speed Events<br />

Vintage Cars Autocross<br />

Social<br />

Driving Schools<br />

Racing Scene<br />

Other<br />

Tours<br />

Restoration<br />

Rally<br />

National Dues: $35.00 per year<br />

I'm not ready to join but would<br />

like more information.<br />

Note: Some Chapters charge additional<br />

local dues.


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Mailto AROC Classified Ads, 2468 Gum Tree Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Pleasenote:<br />

Classifieds deadline for November 1989 issue; jaSept. 20.<br />

WANTED<br />

FOR '66 GIULIA SPIDER: Carello taillamp assembly<br />

and two sets of lenses; dash mounted inside rear view<br />

mirror w/day-night toggle; turn indicator arm assembly;<br />

parking brake assembly; windshield washer assembly.<br />

H.E. Heed IV, 1535 St. Charles, Alameda. CA 94501-<br />

2327.(415)523-1889.<br />

COMPLETE FRONT GRILLE ASSEMBLY ingood con<br />

dition for 71 GTV. and 14x6 or 14x7 Panasport alloy<br />

wheels. May consider other alloys. Peter Calhoun, 4812<br />

Northcott Ave.. Downers Grove, IL 60515, (312) 968-<br />

5439.<br />

FOR GIULIA GTC: Top bows, seats, carpets and mats.<br />

Condition of upholstery not important as long as frames<br />

are intact. Michael Long, 325 Flower St., Costa Mesa, CA<br />

92627, (714) 642-1333 or (714) 455-3440.<br />

FOR '79 ALFETTAGT MIGLIA: Tan velour interiordoor<br />

panels, console, trunk carpet liner. Jerrold Borenstein, 35<br />

James St., Hastings On Hudson. NY 10706. (914) 682-<br />

2051 (wo), (914) 478-4188 (ho).<br />

LICENSE PLATE LIGHT LENS and rubber floor mats<br />

for 750 series Giulietta Spider. Call Steve at (914) 761-<br />

4934 weekdays. N.Y.<br />

FOR GIULIA AND GIULIETTA, late 101 series: Com<br />

plete tool kitor any tools. Will pay your price. Also, trunk<br />

and firewall rubber mats for late 101 Spider. Dyke W.<br />

Ridgley, (217) 424-6679 days. (217) 877-0479 eves. III.<br />

EURO TAILLIGHT LENSfor passengersideor U.S. lens<br />

for both sides, for '69 Duetto Spider. Numbskull kid in<br />

Volvo tried to commit Alfacide on my car. Don Waller,<br />

(619) 229-0100 (wo). (619) 668-0550 (ho). Calif.<br />

1600 ENGINE. Complete with carbs and transmission.<br />

James Peacock. (619) 445-8804. Calif.<br />

TAN INTERIOR to fit "68 to 74 GTV. Do not need front<br />

seats. Must be nice. R. Douglas Cox, 3947 W. Broadway,<br />

Minneapolis, MN 55422, (612)489-6467.<br />

ASHAI PENTAX 50MM LENS COVER that I lost at the<br />

concours in Connecticut. Ifyou found it, Iwill be eternally<br />

grateful for its return. Ron Rizor, 2838 Newport Road, Ann<br />

Arbor, Ml 48103, (313) 663-8409.<br />

FOR '64-'67 SPRINT GT, GTV: Bumpers (right front<br />

and both sides of rear bumper), gas tank, trunk mat, two<br />

Weber DCOE 4 or DCOE14carbsand manifold, left front<br />

parking light assembly. Michael Long, 325 Flower St.,<br />

Costa Mesa, CA92627, (714)642-1333 or (714)455-3440.<br />

TRUNK LETTERING for "65 Spider Veloce reading<br />

"Alfa Romeo" and "1600." Michael Long, 325 Flower<br />

St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, (714) 642-1333 or (714)<br />

455-3440.<br />

CROMODORA WHEELS. Star pattern, one set for<br />

105/115 cars. Felix Chiu, 4409 W. 5th Ave., Vancouver,<br />

B.C. V6R 1S4, Canada. (604) 222-2424.<br />

2600 TOURING SPIDER, Giulia Spider or Duetto. Must<br />

be in reasonably good running condition. Minor rust is<br />

OK, no major structural rust. Top dollar paid for top<br />

condition. Rick Dunn, Solitude, 255 Stoneridge Way,<br />

Fayetteville. GA 30214. (404) 460-9418.<br />

ALFA LITERATURE. Prefer early brochures, owner's<br />

manuals and parts books. Will pay cash or trade Ferrari<br />

documents of equal value. Rick Dunn, Solitude, 255<br />

StoneridgeWay, Fayetteville,GA30214, (404)460-9418.<br />

FOR '69 DUETTO: Set of Panasport wheels in good<br />

condition (14in.). Also need floor mats, carpet set in gray<br />

or black, set of black over-shoulder seat belts. Rick Mur<br />

phy. 120 W.97th St.. Apt.3K, New York,NY10025. (212)<br />

663-8934.<br />

6C 2500 CAR, parts or short wheelbase chassis, to<br />

complete '47 Touring Spider body used in early Mille<br />

Miglia. Personal project to restore this great racer for<br />

vintage racing and MilleMiglia. Mark Wallach, 27 New<br />

St., Nyack, NY 10960, (800) 248-1993.<br />

COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM to fit 74<br />

GTV. Must be in good to excellent operating condition.<br />

Call Tim Strann, (916)973-8701 (days) or (916) 966-3572<br />

(eves). Calif.<br />

FOR '75 ALFETTA SEDAN: Windshield wiper arm and<br />

aluminum wheels. Will trade 14x6 BWA aluminum wheels<br />

which fita '68 GT 1300 Jr. Michael Skipper. 221 W. 2nd<br />

St., Suite 301, LittleRock. AR 72201. (501) 375-4008.<br />

PRE-'65 ALFAS by discreet cash buyer, restored or<br />

unrestored. Roger, (617) 547-2876 (wo). (617) 925-2854<br />

(ho). Mass.<br />

750 VELOCE MOTOR or parts thereof. Call with what<br />

you have. Scott Johnston, (503) 389-9633, fax (503)<br />

389-5370. Ore.<br />

750 AND 101 GIULIETTA SPIDER NORMALES for<br />

restoration. Scott Johnston, (503) 389-9633, fax (503)<br />

389-5370. Ore.<br />

PRE-1960<br />

'56 SPIDER NORMALE. Comeswiththree engines(one<br />

Veloce block) and two transmissions. No floor or rocker<br />

rust. Needs restoration. $5,500 obo. Michael Long, 325<br />

Flower St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, (714) 642-1333 or<br />

(714)455-3440.<br />

'57 GIULIETTA SPIDER VELOCE race car. excellent<br />

condition. Roger, (617) 925-2854 or (617) 547-2876.<br />

Mass.<br />

'58 2000 SPIDER, partially restored, good condition.<br />

Roger, (617) 925-2854 or (617) 547-2876. Mass.<br />

1960-1969<br />

'66 GIULIA SUPER. Complete professional restoration.<br />

Fresh 1600 mechanicals. Original light blue. Complete<br />

new interior (including headliner). Every suspension<br />

bushing replaced. Has a very neat A/Cinstallation. Even<br />

theclockworks! Arizonacar, no rust. $6,000 obo. William<br />

Greenslade, 9035 N. Arroya Vista Dr., Phoenix, AZ<br />

85028, (602)371-1110 (days). (602)482-3236 (eves).<br />

'67 GTV. Mechanically perfect, over $6,000 invested.<br />

New strong 1600, gearbox, suspension, ATE brakes,<br />

rollbar, Simpson five-pointbelts, much more. Fresh paint<br />

but some rust/bondo. Great for Time Trials or street.<br />

$4,500 obo. Call Chris, (714) 552-0150. Calif.<br />

'69 SPIDER VELOCE (boattail),'87 NationalConvention<br />

concours winner, red/black, professional ground-up res<br />

toration, Hayashi three-piece mags, Recaro seats,<br />

hardtop, balanced and blueprinted engine, Webers,<br />

much more. Flawless. $19,500. Ronald Paxton, 9<br />

Shoshone Path, Oakland, NJ 07436. (201)337-0565.<br />

'69 GTV. No rust, new Alfa plum (ruby red) paint, new<br />

tan interior, new black carpets, new AM/FM-cassette<br />

stereo system, rebuilt original 1750 engine, rebuilttrans<br />

mission, new shocks, exhaust system, tires, brakes,<br />

starter, etc. Fast, beautiful, anAlfa owner'sdream. Looks,<br />

runs and drives like new. 84K miles. $6,995. W.L. Wagnon<br />

Jr., 3096 Lanier Dr. N.E.. Atlanta, GA 30319, (404)<br />

266-9198.<br />

'67 DUETTO. Fresh two-liter, adjustable A-arms, Heim<br />

jointed frontand rear swaybar, Ward and Deanesprings,<br />

fresh paint and interior.Fast, looksand runs good, $7,000<br />

firm. Hal Stalgren, 850 W. Quincy. Englewood, CO<br />

80110, (303) 762-1460 or (303) 762-9161.<br />

'681300JR. Race prepared, 2000cc motor, 10.6 cams,<br />

big valves, GTA headers, plexi-windows, raceseats, har<br />

ness, Ward and Deane susp., 45mm Webers. Has rusty<br />

rockers; new rockers included. Needs cosmetics, runs<br />

strong! Has GTAgrille. $6,000. AlCortes, 14312 Mansel<br />

Ave., Lawndale, CA90260, (213)970-0127.<br />

'65 GIULIA SPIDER NORMALE. Ground-uprestoration<br />

toconcours. Roger, (617) 547-2876 (wo).(617) 925-2854<br />

(ho). Mass.<br />

'65 2600 SPIDER, yellow/red, trulystunning restoration.<br />

Roger, (617) 547-2876 (wo), (617) 925-2854 (ho). Mass.<br />

'67 GIULIA SUPER. Burgundy/tan, fresh 1750 and<br />

trans., ex-Jerry Pillar, Rugh suspension, Bilsteins, body<br />

and interior decent, Fast, handles great. $4,500 obo.<br />

Scott Johnston, (503)389-9633. fax (503)389-5370. Ore.<br />

'68 GT 1300 JR. with 1750cc engine installed. Engine<br />

broke. Car rusty. Will include rebuildable two-liter short<br />

block. Michael Skipper. 221 W. 2nd St.. Suite 301, Little<br />

Rock, AR 72201,(501) 375-4008. [><br />

OCTOBER 1989 25


ILMERCATOALFA<br />

CONTINUED<br />

'67 DUETTO. Rebuiltengine by Milano; excellent condi<br />

tion; no rust; removable hardtop; Weberized carburetor;<br />

limited slip rear; 1750 motor; XAS Michelins. Recent sur<br />

vey by Precision Imports available. $5,500 obo. Call<br />

David,(202)331-8274 days. Washington, D.C.<br />

1970-1979<br />

'74 GTV. Complete restoration, lowered, new Koni<br />

shocks, new brakes, rotors, calipers, steel braided lines.<br />

New carpet, new Recaro seats, factory updated A/C,<br />

fresh 2000 motor, lightedflywheel,polished rods. 10.5 lift<br />

cams, new Webercarbs, velocity stacks. MarelliPlexand<br />

MSDignition, new clutch and plate. 3K miles on engine,<br />

new Ansa exhaust. $8,000 obo. Alfonso Ciardullo, 74<br />

Ardell Road. Bronxville, NY 10708. (914) 237-0100<br />

(days). (914) 776-1359 (nights).<br />

'74 GTV. Beige/black. Excellentcondition, tight engine,<br />

factory A/C (really works), AM/FM-cassette, new interior.<br />

Dealer maintained, all records. Fast, fun and reliable.<br />

$6,300. Katherine Fisher, (501) 663-6698. Ark.<br />

'76 ALFETTA. Avery pretty, well built, quickand reliable<br />

car. Second, Pro Ford '87. Raced very littlein '88 with<br />

only four races on fresh engine by Dave Lavanway/Pitstop.<br />

Legally prepared for ITincl. highly modified<br />

suspension. Incredible brakes! Stout cage. Eighteen<br />

races since built w/no DNFs. Two sets wheels plus<br />

spares. Motivated seller—Uncle Sam's auditors have<br />

come calling. Rick Worley, (303)755-6341 (days), (303)<br />

755-1494 (eves). Colo.<br />

'76 ALFETTA GT. Air, tinted windows, lowered, Konis,<br />

Euro cams, exhaust and bumpers. Very little rust,<br />

black/black. Runs and looks good. $3,200 obo. Hal<br />

Stalgren. 850 W. Quincy, Englewood, CO 80110, (303)<br />

762-1460 or (303) 762-9161.<br />

'78 SPRINT VELOCE. Alfaracing red/tan cloth interior.<br />

Only 15K miles since complete ground up rebuild. Every<br />

receipt has been saved on this two-owner car since new,<br />

incl. original window sticker. Weber 42DCOE carb con<br />

version, Yokohama 195 60HR A-008 tires on Cheviot<br />

15in. aluminum rims. Too many details to list; call for<br />

complete description. $6,250 obo or trade for '80-'81<br />

Rover 3500 V-8. Mike Wilson, (206) 939-0819. Leave<br />

message ifnot home. Wash.<br />

'79 GTV. 85K mi. Runs good, no dents, needs to be<br />

painted. Originalengine, stateinspectedair, AM/FM-cas<br />

sette, sunroof. $1,500. Anthony Pappero, (215)462-9219<br />

days or leave message. Pa.<br />

26 ALFA OWNER<br />

*78 SPORT SEDAN. Ivory with natural leather. A/C,<br />

AM/FM-cassette, wooden steering wheel, magnesium<br />

wheels. New injection pump, catalytic converter and<br />

valvejob. 75Kmiles.Well serviced. Summer use only,no<br />

salt, no rust. $5,500 obo. Robert Patten Jr., (607) 844-<br />

4494 after 6 p.m. N.Y.<br />

'73 2000 GTV, Alfa red/black, 67.5K miles, 1.5K miles<br />

on rebuilt engine and transmission. Excellent original<br />

condition with A/C and AM/FM-cassette. Runs and looks<br />

great. $7,700. Keith Neifach, 624 Buffalo Bend, Piano,<br />

TX75023, (214) 578-8006.<br />

'72 MONTREAL, 30K miles, immaculate, complete in<br />

every detail, correct inevery respect. Factory A/C,one of<br />

the best in the U.S., fullyfederalized. $25,000. Call Jan,<br />

(303) 447-2218. Colo.<br />

'77ALFETTASEDAN, 10K on rebuilt, A/C, AM/FM-cas<br />

sette, mahoganywheel andshift, red, allaround excellent<br />

condition. $4,500 obo. CallTal,(301)345-6519 (Md.)or<br />

(215) 391-1338 (Pa.).<br />

'79 SPRINT VELOCE. Sellingas whole or parting out.<br />

Rear end collision damage, engine runs great. New<br />

clutch, exhaust, head gaskets, redone trans. College<br />

student needs money. Horacio Sobol, 3441 Kevin, War<br />

ren, Ml48092, (313) 751-4157.<br />

'71 SPIDER: 10Kon rebuiltengine. Mechanicallygreat.<br />

Cromodora rims, "theft proof" AM/FM-cassette, Ansa<br />

exhaust, unique gray. Handles great! Needs some<br />

bodywork. $2,750. Julian Thomas, 815A Del Mar Downs<br />

Road, Solana Beach, CA92075, (619) 792-9957.<br />

'75 ALFETTASEDAN. Georgia car withexcellent body.<br />

DCOE40s, Ansa exhaust, Campowheels, reconditioned<br />

cylinder head, undercoated. Have complete set of<br />

manuals, literature and some tools. No reasonable offer<br />

will be refused. Steve Roberts, (313) 695-2852. Mich.<br />

'72 GTV. Dinged, dented, but complete and runs well.<br />

Nice 70s Ronal wheels, Ward and Deane suspension,<br />

Shankle headers. $1.100. Dean Baxley,(714)848-2259.<br />

Calif.<br />

'74 BERLINA. Rebuiltengine by Precision Imports; red;<br />

some rust. $1,800 obo. CallDavid,(202)966-0873 days.<br />

Washington, D.C.<br />

'74 GTV 2000, rust but runs good, 95K miles. Also 79<br />

Sport Sedan, 79K miles, running condition. Make offeror<br />

trade for Maratona. Contact Mario llliano at (609) 890-<br />

8780or write Clover Mall,Quakerbridge Road and Sloan<br />

Ave., Mercerville, NJ 08619.<br />

CLEAN '78 SPORT SEDAN, newly reconditioned in<br />

side/out, 3K miles on rebuiltengine, performs beautifully,<br />

looksgreat. Inspection andfullparticulars available. Con<br />

tact L. Sada. (714) 733-1380 Monday-Friday 6:30-8:30<br />

p.m. or weekends until6 p.m. Calif.<br />

'71 SPIDER. 1750 F.I., daily driver. Needs little. Itmay<br />

never be a 100 percent car but it's a lot of fun. 82K miles.<br />

Cream with black interior. $1,850, but I would much<br />

rather trade for pre-75 Alfa.Frank Porreca, 2451 Sylvan<br />

Place, Niagara Falls, NY14304, (716) 731-4955.<br />

1980-CURRENT<br />

'82 GTV-6 BALOCCO, 74K miles, front hit. Make offer<br />

or trade for Maratona. Contact Mario lllianoat (609) 890-<br />

8780 or write Clover Mall,Quakerbridge Road and Sloan<br />

Ave., Mercerville, NJ 08619.<br />

'87 SPIDER VELOCE. Medium blue metallic, tan<br />

leather, A/C, power windows, removable AM/FM-cas<br />

sette w/four Pioneer speakers, Momo leather wheel.<br />

3,400 hwy. miles, garaged. Fourth car, rarely driven.<br />

Immaculately detailed bycarnut. $16,500. JohnToronto,<br />

31 Blue Heron Dr., Staten Island, NY 10312, (718)966-<br />

1991 (days or leave message).<br />

'87 MILANO GOLD. Red, always garaged, stored<br />

winter. Just 4,500 miles, like new, all original. $10,700<br />

obo. Must sell—need for flying lessons. Rob, (212)236-<br />

9385 or (914) 783-4996. N.Y.<br />

'83 GTV-6. Anthracite/blue leather; 22.900 miles,<br />

garaged, everything works! Primaflow exhaust, bra. sun<br />

roof, synthetic oil, undercoated, new hoses and clutch<br />

slave cylinder. Fanatical maintenance (records kept),no<br />

damage ever. Bought a Verde, now the GTV-6needs a<br />

new home. $6,200. Jim Itin, (302)695-2335 days. (302)<br />

239-2757 eves. Del.<br />

'84 GTV-6, red/tan leather. 205/50-15 Comp TA.<br />

AM/FM-cassette.A/C, sunroof. Excellentcondition. Main<br />

tained by the book. $6,400 obo. Marty Cohen, (818)<br />

964-6581 days. (213) 377-4279 nights. Calif.<br />

'82 GTV-6 BALOCCO Series No. 227/350. red with<br />

black interior, 31,500 miles,one owner, alwaysgaraged,<br />

price negotiable. Dan Atwell, 838 Heron Road, Cocoa,<br />

FL32926, (407) 636-6981.<br />

'87 MILANO GOLD, four door, Italian red, 135 mph,<br />

V-6, A/C. power windows, power mirrors, power seats,<br />

power steering, tilt, front and rear fog lights, rear defog,<br />

tintwindows, AM/FM-cassette (sixspeakers), five-speed,<br />

high pert, tires and mags, recent major tune-up and valve<br />

adj., dealer maintained, receipts, warranty. Fantastic<br />

MPG, handling, performance and condition. Sacrifice at<br />

$13,500 obo. Discount to AROC members. Michael<br />

Powers, (602) 744-3436. Ariz.<br />

'84 GTV-6 MARATONA, only 150 made. Silver, black<br />

leather, A/C, sunroof, new-type head gaskets, lowmiles.<br />

Larry, (312) 689-1123. III.<br />

'86 GTV-6. Red, black leather interior, sunroof. A/C,<br />

AM/FM-cassette. All original. 19K miles. Two years/40K<br />

miles remain on transferable factory warranty. Thiscar is<br />

in excellent condition. No rust, not cheap. William<br />

Karlson,1306ToneyDr.S.E., Huntsville, AL35802, (205)<br />

881-6684 after 6 p.m.<br />

'87 MILANO SILVER, red/gray, 20K miles, garaged,<br />

dealer serviced, 100K mileextended warranty, excellent<br />

condition. $10,500. Stuart, (215) 565-9760 (wo), (215)<br />

565-2350 (ho). Pa.<br />

'88 GRADUATE. A/C,serious pull-outAM/FM-cassette,<br />

8K miles, red/black interior.$15,000. Jeffrey Seltzer, 130<br />

New LondonTpke., Norwich, CT06360. (203)886-2679.<br />

'84 GTV-6. Red w/tan leather interior, sunroof, new<br />

master cyl. and back brakes, battery, muffler, tires,<br />

51,500 miles, must sell now. $6,000 obo. Marc Stokeld.<br />

(504)924-6136. La.<br />

'85 SPIDER VELOCE. Metallic silver, convertible black<br />

top, heat/air, AM/FM-cassette, five-speed, less than 26K<br />

miles, excellent condition. Karen Davis Seemes, 7969 D<br />

Pennth Ave., Baton Rouge, LA70809, (504) 929-8560<br />

(wo), (504) 768-7326 (ho).<br />

'80 SPIDER VELOCE. 105K miles, 10:1 pistons,<br />

Autodelta cams, big valves, Euro exhaust, Ansa, 40<br />

DCOEs, Marelli plex, Konis, swaybars, 15x7 BBS rims,<br />

008 tires, black, beige leather, new beige top, very fast,<br />

in excellentcondition insideand out. $12,500 U.S. Bruce<br />

Sutherland, (416) 366-4700. Ontario. Canada.<br />

'81 GTV-6, one of the nicest GTV-6s in Southern Califor<br />

nia. Gorgeous 501 red, concours interior, 10.6 cam,<br />

Sperry port and polish, Primaflowexhaust, new cam belt,<br />

no rev limiter, new Yokohama 509s, three-liter clutch,


Koni gas shocks,140mphspeedo, Mitsubishi car phone.<br />

Avery tight, very quick GTV-6.Must sell. Would consider<br />

partialtrade. John, (818) 994-2318. Calif.<br />

'87 GRADUATE.Beigew/tantop and interior, 18Kmiles.<br />

A/C, Sony removable AM/FM-cassette with Infinity<br />

speakers, remote radar detector, factorymats, car cover,<br />

storedwinters, balance offactory3/36warranty. $10,500<br />

obo. Richard, (413) 772-2651. Mass.<br />

PARTS & ACCESSORIES<br />

FOUR *86 STAR WHEELS. 14in., with mounted Pirelli<br />

tires, 165-70R-14 (7500 miles). Excellent, valued at<br />

$1.100. sale $500 obo. D. Laputka,(717)455-5836. Pa.<br />

PARTS: '88 OEM Spidertop.$175; '67 Duetto engine,<br />

$1,500; 1750competition engine, $3,000; 1750running<br />

engine.$600.Partscars: '65GTJr., 73 GTV, "69 Spider,<br />

'67 Duetto, 79 AlfettaGT, 73 Berlina, 75 GTVand '83<br />

GTV-6 2.5. Giuseppe DiPaola, 1076 Elizabeth St.,<br />

Baldwin. NY 11510. (516)536-2517.<br />

FIVECAMPAGNOLO MAGNESIUMWHEELS for Alfet<br />

ta (4x98mm), $75 ea. Also parting out entire 79 Alfetta<br />

GT. i.e. Sprint Veloce. Greatpriceson everything! Call<br />

Conor Buescher. (201) 582-2312 (wo). (201) 563-9149<br />

(ho) for needs. N.J.<br />

BUMPER BITS: GTV front halves, rear end corners;<br />

Duetto lefthand rear blades, front lefthand lower. These<br />

are newleftovers that Ididn'tneed formine. Pleasebuy<br />

them! Rex Brown. 1611 N. Columbia PL, Tulsa, OK<br />

74110.(918)585-9333.<br />

PARTS:'69differential, noisy butworks. $50;lateSpider<br />

LSD. needs ringand pinion. $75; 1300101crank.10/10.<br />

good. $150; rods, $40; '59 Giulietta Spider hood. $25;<br />

misc. items. John Jungblut.2135 E.Valley Pkwy. - 61.<br />

Escondido.CA92027, (619)741-2769.<br />

MISC. PARTS, all N.O.S, Giulietta Sprint middle rear<br />

bumpersection,no provision forlie.platelights,$80.Two<br />

1600 Veloce (101) tachometers, new, $75, used. $25.<br />

One pair of 750 series Giulietta door shells, $600. One<br />

GiuliaTI Super rightreardoorshell,$250. FranO'Connor,<br />

592 ParkAve.,Worcester, MA 01603, (508)752-3301.<br />

MORE PARTS: One new 750 series Giulietta Spider<br />

drive shaft with U joints, $150. One Giulietta 750 series<br />

normal engine block, still in original box, no numbers<br />

stamped, $1,000. Complete Giulietta rear axles, with<br />

brakes, etc. Fran O'Connor, 592 Park Ave.,Worcester,<br />

MA01603, (508) 752-3301.<br />

AUTODELTA HOOD SNAKES AND QUAD-<br />

RIFOGLIOS. Excellentreproduction for GTA. available<br />

inwhite, greenorred.$25snakes,$10quadrifoglios (left<br />

and right) and $2shippingand handling. Alberto Guirola,<br />

566 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. CA 94941, (415) 388-<br />

8388.<br />

BILSTEIN SHOCKS. Complete set forMilano. Used 3K<br />

mi.Thehandlingisfantastic, butthey'rea little toostiff for<br />

my 50-mile commute. This is a rare find as these shocks<br />

are currentlyonlyavailable in Europe! A bargain at 50<br />

percent of newcost, $229. John Mozley, 17914 Hillcrest<br />

Road, Dallas. TX 75252, (214)248-2704.<br />

FORGIULIETTA SPRINT: SolexC35API-G carburetor,<br />

$100; right sidedoorweatherstripping, new, nota repro,<br />

Alfa Ricambi part no. 1493.90.108, $50; license plate<br />

holder, newAlfa Ricambi partno.101.02.59.038.00, $50;<br />

will take offers. Ivo Slezak, 39 Streeter Road, Hubbardston,<br />

MA 01452, (508)928-5611.<br />

SPIDER HARDTOP. Fits most Spiders, black vinyl, very<br />

good condition. $300firm. Dwayne Maddron, (407) 644-<br />

1964. Fla.<br />

MILANO FACTORY BRA and car cover. New. Both<br />

$200. Ken,(415)498-1051. Calif.<br />

MISC. PARTS: NewSolex C40-DDH-4carb. Rebuild kits<br />

(2), $35 ea.; Bosch 12V coil, $15; Carello JOD H4 7in.<br />

halogen headlights, $25 ea.; 12V voltage regulator (all<br />

Alfas). $25;front turnsignal assemblies for Giulia Super<br />

Tl/Giulia 1300 Tl, $80/pair; Snap On distributor wrench,<br />

$30. L.Dates.12010PinePass Ct.,Houston, TX 77070,<br />

(713)469-6901.<br />

NEW2000 SPIDER PARTS: 10.4Hastings rings. $40;<br />

engine gasket set, $40; new valves/guides/springs,<br />

$120; Repco brake pads, $35. Daniel Michael Beal, 18<br />

RobinhoodDr.,Novato. CA94945,(415)897-6496.<br />

PARTING OUT '58 Giulietta Sprint Normale and '67<br />

Giulia Sprint GT Veloce. Gino Ceccarelli, 1415 NE 129<br />

St., N. Miami, FL33161, (305)891-9556.<br />

GIULIA SPIDER FLOORMATS. Betterthan original,<br />

high quality pure rubber, exact dimensions and details,<br />

including snaps. The finishing touch for your restored<br />

CLASSIFIED AD FORM<br />

Free to AROC members D Non-members: $25 Photo: $12<br />

(Members and Non-Members)<br />

Spider. $245/set. Steve Roe. 2003 El Camino Real.<br />

Mountain View. CA94040, (415)949-2693.<br />

MOVING SALE. All parts must go or they will be<br />

scrapped. Mostly105 series Spider and misc. others.<br />

Send SASEforlist.One man'strash isanother'streasure.<br />

Frank Porreca, 2451 Sylvan Place, Niagara Falls, NY<br />

14304.(716)731-4955.<br />

GTA, MONTREAL DISTRIBUTORS, new and used.<br />

Alsoelectronicavailable. 16 GTAM valves, 1300 GTA<br />

connecting rods, spark plugs (Bosch U340P21, Cham<br />

pion G-V503), donutcage for GTA. Carlo DiRe, (602)<br />

993-4760. Ariz.<br />

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