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40 Years of Alfa Sedans

Sorry for the bad lighting--I'll get another glamour shot when the sun is higher. Just couldn't wait after picking up the Giulia today!
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Stacy Faught -- Alfas: 1983 GTV-6 (3.5l), 2018 Giulia Quadrifoglio. Non-Alfas: 1991 Corvette ZR-1 (500+hp Haibeck-built 32v 5.7l)
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Sadly I do not still have my first Alfa...but it has been forty years since I bought it and I hope my new Giulia proves to be as good a car.
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Was that action shot taken at the former Riverside race track? Look familiar.
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I went 5 days without an Alfa and was having withdrawal tremors. Exchanged one Giulia TI for another.
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Yes, heading for the second apex of turn 6. One of my favorite turns on the track.
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I went 5 days without an Alfa and was having withdrawal tremors. Exchanged one Giulia TI for another.
Boy that was a hard trade. Having both at the same time would have been the perfect world.
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John, can you tell if this is you in the Alfetta, spring 1979 at Riverside?
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John, can you tell if this is you in the Alfetta, spring 1979 at Riverside?
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I don't see tape on my headlights but then I may have forgotten that day. However there were only two dark blue Alfetta Sport Sedans running the time trial program in those days...myself, and the AROSC legend that introduced me to it all, the late and great Charlie Thierot. It is said that he adjusted his left side view mirror on the outside wall of turn 9. If it is not me in this picture, then it is surely Charlie.

Charlie and another AROSC legend, Dave Vager, both went through training at Alfa's Torrance headquarters. Dave had his own shop, Charlie went to Service Manager at Alfa of Santa Monica. That is where Alfa sent me to get my new Alfetta to run correctly. Charlie invited me to the big Annual Meeting the following month...and told me about Time Trialing. I was hooked forever.
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Did Charlie have his GTA at this time? Would one drive an Alfetta on the track if one had a GTA?\
You and I re-met up at a 1995 school at Willow. You had a 911 Club Sport or similar I think at the time. I had a maroon GTV.
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Here's 50 years of Alfa 'sedans'.........my 2018 Stelvio and 1968 Berlina which my father purchased in May of '68.
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Did Charlie have his GTA at this time? Would one drive an Alfetta on the track if one had a GTA?\
You and I re-met up at a 1995 school at Willow. You had a 911 Club Sport or similar I think at the time. I had a maroon GTV.
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Yes Charlie had his GTA...a very rare genuine Auto Delta right hand drive version. I believe he raced it in SCCA in the early seventies but I don't recall him putting it on the track for a time trail...again it was one of maybe 20 factory race cars (certainly less than 50), so very rare. By the time vintage racing was getting big, Charlie had developed health issues and I don't recall him ever running it then. After he passed away I don't know where the car went.
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Here's 50 years of Alfa sedans.........my 2018 Stelvio and 1968 Berlina which my father purchased in May of '68.
I'll bet the Berlina has as much interior room as the Stelvio.
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I have a white/ red 69 Berlina sold originally in Quebec. If you haven't corresponded with me re your car (I run the Berlina Register) please do.
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Yes, my father traded his 1967 GTV for the '68 Berlina because of the larger interior space. In some ways I wish he had kept the GTV.
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Yes I am on the Berlina Register, the 1968 and a 1973. The '71 was a parts car and the body has gone to the wrecker.
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