I, on the other hand think the car is absolutely stunning! I applaud Mark's effort to bring to life a model that almost no one living has ever seen. After all the effort and investment that the reconstruction entailed, he then spends more time, money and effort to bring the car out so the public can see, hear and feel a tribute to one of Alfa's great race cars. I'm sure if any impressionable kids got the chance to hear, see and even ride in the car, they could become Alfa fans for life.
To those negative posters (Dr? what medical school did you graduate from?) you're negative behavior reinforces the attitude some younger fans have about old cars and their owners.
Alan Frick(I'm in the old guy camp)
I have been around Alfas since I was born in 1947. I was born in Geneva, Switzerland, moved to England when I was 3, and to Chicago when I was 7. Got my BA from Northwestern in 1968.
My parents moved to Los Angeles, and from 1968 until 1997, spent 75% of my time in Europe and 25% of my time in the US.
My father passed away in 1980 (he was a panel-beater for the pre-war Mercedes GP car team, but had to get out because he was Jewish.
My mother was a cousin to Count Johnny Lurani, the famous racer and automotive journalist. My mother passed away in Los Angeles in 1999 from senile dementia after living 4 years with nothing but a feeding tube in her stomach, and that's why I returned to the US in 1997.
I was one of the first members ever of AROC, having joined with my father to the Chicago chapter in 1958!!
I do not have a medical degree, but I do have THREE PhDs...Economics from London School in England, Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge in England, and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge in England. I then taught at Cambridge at the post-graduate level for over 20 years, and retired in 1997. Hawking was my boss for over 20 years!
I am simply trying to present FACTS....anything other than that is simply one man's opinion. Feel free to disagree.
In fact Olczyk (Buy or sell a classic car : Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani... and look for chassis numbers
) actually sued me and others for posting negative comments about his TZ book and won a judgement. It has taken 6 years to get a "set-aside", and now I am suing HIM for $10M for deformation of character. It will probably be another 10 years before I get anything; if at all...
If you have any other questions about my knowledge or anything else, for that matter, PM me...