I think you are lying.On my way to work today (I commute from Boston to Danvers) I saw a dealership being rehabbed/renovated. The sign said Future site of Fiat/Alfa dealership.
This was located on 114 in Danvers, MA. Anyone else seeing anything like this happening across the country?
I'll grab some photos tomorrow, so you all dont think I'm lying!!
Stupid question - Was that building a previous Chrysler dealership?Well guys-he's not lying!! I had to drive down there myself to make sure. See pictures below. These are shots taken on route 114, on the border of Danvers/Peabody, MA, looking North. The existing building looks large enough to display more than one or two models, but who knows-the lot's large enough to perhaps add more space as well.
So, it's looking good for Fiat, but I for one am still sceptical about AR being able to pass through all these 'hurdles'. Nevertheless-it's good to finally see 'Alfa Romeo' script on a sign again.
Just out of curiosity: why don't Veloce Today mention that the Giulietta is available with the 1.6 120 hp JTDm and the 2.0 170 hp JTDm? Are small car diesel engines just too obscure in the US and thus uninteresting?A sign is nice, but that's what I'd like to see in my neighborhood some (not so distant) day:
VeloceToday.com ? The Online Magazine for Italian and French Classic Car Enthusiasts
AlfaVeloce - this made my week.I think the Mayan calendar ends in the year 2012 because they gave up waiting for Alfa to return.
And, aldo, stop reading my mind. I was anticipating a pastor's misspelling on the local house of worship's marquee, making an unintentionally risque funny on the last page of an old Car&Driver.Did anyone elses heart drop when they saw this pic. I expected just a bit more. SIGH
This is just priceless. And wrong on so many levels it makes my head want to explode. Stop me before I kill again.[..] the new Alfa SUV [..]
I saw that Michelin commercial also, with the triangular shaped heart grill on the peppy little red car. As to the marketing prowess you cited, just sad. No tekkie XYZ'er is gonna go for that. They don't even know what notebook paper and a #2 pencil is. Sad. And crap already failing? Sad. Oh well. Back to the 105's . . . Like MS Vista, I'll give this one a while to mature.Oh, and the Alfa on the teevee.. Yesterday, I caught an animated ad for Michelin hi-techie aerodynamic wiper blades (I kid you not). The reddish cartoon auto braving snow, ice and sleet was clearly intended to "resemble" an Alfa. Note the shape of the grill. I couldn't find it online, but I'm pretty sure in the couple of frames where you can make out the front of the car, I know what the animator had in mind. Or.. am I just projecting my sordid wants and depraved desires on innocent cartoon cars? Perhaps I should get some professional help. Thanks for listening, though.
I posted this on Dec 1.:I saw that Michelin commercial also...
AlfaVeloce - You are a man of honor. If that's flivesay, he has provided much good info for my various diagnostic efforts over the last few years. I'm just glad you repeated it, or I'd have missed it![..] http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfa-romeo-videos/173703-car-michelin-stealth-wiper-blade-ad-alfa-maybe.html#post948959 [..]
[..] another Frank (one my neighbors here in AL, actually) and he'd made a comment linking the Mayan Calendar to Alfa's return in 2012. I wasn't thinking about that at the time, but credit where due. Frank in Huntsville had it first.
Anfanuts - I left out your comment - which was equally clever and a good setup for the Mayan Calendar ref.I just wonder what Nostradamus has to say about it. He was good at this kind of stuff: prognosticating Armageddon and other assorted raptures. . .