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Boy, he just asked what it was, not the owners bio. Even if it was public record and online, and if it wasn't then its worse. Don't really think that was necessary though.
It was no tmy intention to upset you by providing the backstory on the car. It's an excerpt from an article I composed and edited based upon the information I was supplied by the owner in 2015. You can find my article here:

Amelia Island 2015: The Auriana Collection


The car was part of the impetus of our proposal to hosting the 2019 convention and i spent a good deal of time making sure we could get it here as well as have an artist create a poster with that very car on it for the convention. There is a good deal more history and I only shared the basic info.
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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: 1988 Spider Veloce; 1991 164L
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I would like to chime in here and add my congratulations to the Three Rivers Chapter of AROC, and all others involved, on a very enjoyable and well run convention this year. For a new chapter to take on a national convention, and pull it off tremendously well, requires heroic efforts! I know from personal experience what a huge organizational responsibility this entails, plus trying your best to make your guests happy and content.

With the Pittsburgh Vintage GP running concurrently, and the thousands of cars on display, there was a lot to take in and tons of information to try to communicate to convention-goers. I think they pulled that off extremely well... all you had to do was focus in and read through the website a couple of times!
Thank you very very much for the kind words! It was a real pleasure to meet you guys and your kind words in registration put the wind back into our sails. It was very much appreciated. Thanks so very very much!
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Thank you very very much for the kind words! It was a real pleasure to meet you guys and your kind words in registration put the wind back into our sails. It was very much appreciated. Thanks so very very much!
ditto the kudos.. well done .. disappointed more old cars didn't show from a 300 mile radius I know were tucked away. You did a great job!!!
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I had never seen a 6C 3000CM before, in the flesh. Very impressive early '50s race car, especially as it was driven by Fangio. Mike had never seen the 105 GTC, either, so we both checked off some bucket list Alfas. And when somebody drove across the green Friday evening departing in a Euro market 156 (or 159?)... that was the icing on the cake.

I've seen some concours events, and car shows, but I have never seen that many cars displayed in one place! And yes Bertha... it was hot.
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Alfaloco: It was great to meet you and chat while waiting to wash our Spiders after the rally on Friday. Great stories of your and your son's love for Alfa's, and maintaining your spider from original purchase.

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Alfaloco: It was great to meet you and chat while waiting to wash our Spiders after the rally on Friday. Great stories of your and your son's love for Alfa's, and maintaining your spider from original purchase.

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Likewise here, Steve... the members are the best part of AROC, indeed the entire Alfa community. My Alfisti friends and acquaintances are some of the most generous, considerate, and enjoyable people I know. And Mike? He wanted a GTV 6 from the get-go, as his first car. No Spider, certainly not a 164, but a GTV 6. We lucked out and found his in New Mexico in 2014.
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