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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Autodelta Golden Years History Site Reaches 65,000 page views

Just want to inform and remind you that...over the past three years a dedicated team of Alfa Romeo historians both here in North America and in four different points in Europe have been working to build and improve the only wide-ranging historical site covering the entire Autodelta S.p.A. history.

The site is now available in three languages of English, German and Italian and can be sourced at www.AutodeltaGoldenYears.com

Special features include the true background history on the work of Franco Scaglione and Ing. Carlo Chiti collaborating to achieve the stunning Stradale and "inside baseball" interviews with people who were there during the Golden Years.

The site anticipates presenting this summer with rare person to person interviews with the daughter of Franco Scaglione, Giovanna, and a talk with Teodoro Zeccoli the Autodelta test driver who started with Ing. Chiti and Autodelta back in 1963.

A rather unique chronological review of the T-33 series is there also.

Visit Autodelta Golden Years History Site

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 07:10 PM
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Bob, thanks for sharing this huge bit of AutoDelta history! I remember seeing your article and most of your photographs in the 'Alfa Owner' and really enjoyed it. How cool to just pack your bags and fly to Italy! Also interesting that they would allow you and only you to photograph the top secret location at will.

Are you in the last photograph, at the end, with the dog? If so which one is you?

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PS. A friend and neighbor, Ward W. owns the blue AutoDelta prepared Montreal 'Stradale' and he is getting it ready to take to Montreal Canada for the 50th anniversary of the Montreal at Expo '67
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Hello Mark and Thanks for your note!

I am glad you and many thousands of others like my website...actually it is no longer 'my' website as I adopted four other distinguished Alfa Romeo historian figures living in Rome, Genova, Hamburg and Belgium who have really helped me find privately-owned material from their decades old archives.

We are by no means finished with the task ....as the owner of the movie "The Speed Merchants" ...for example...has permitted us to integrate movie materials into the various site locations...plus a host of other 'stuff' (a lot of material actually) highlighting the period 1970-1977 in chronological development of the T-33 which we have just not had time to sort through...I ask the European editors to remember that the website is a hobby and not a job...just reminding them to do the work when they feel like it ...after wives, jobs and bill paying is completed.

On May 24th I should be interviewing Countess Giovanna Scaglione in her father's living room to capture her feelings about her fathers long hours, days, months and years creating the greatest automobile designs of the twentieth century. BAT 5, 7,9 the ATS, Giuletta cars...etc.

It is 'I' shown in the final picture of that first page standing against the wall outside of the main entrance of Autodelta...in the brown shirt holding my arms together.

Glad to learn of your friends' Montreal. When he passes northbound on US-87 outside of New York remind him to use me as a contact if he discovers any mechanical problems along the route of Montreal,Quebec....is the car really an Autodelta car? I know of the green one and the orange one that were elaborated but his color I had ont seen kicking around the customer area.

Again, thanks for checking in. I am delighted that the website captured your imagination,

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Thank you Bob, I can somewhat relate as I also carried a camera and was fortunate enough to document my formative Alfa years, along with other experiences, and can appreciate the effort. Thanks again for sharing!

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Wow, this is fascinating. Thanks for putting all this together and sharing it. Only had time for a quick look so far, definitely worthy of many visits.
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That is a fascinating story Bob. The photos are wonderful. I look forward to updates.

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that must have been a very cool experience. Thanks for sharing

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Now more than 68,000 views of the site has been reported by the hosting company...three thousand more than initially reported in February when I first placed the Alfabb notice. Thanks viewers!
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