Fred DiMatteo was "The Godfather" of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club-USA. I first met him and Pat Braden (both now deceased) at 1996 Santa Fe, NM AROC convention. Their pet project at that convention was a 2.5L V6 block bored out to accept 3.0L pistons and liners to make it a 2.8L. I next saw Fred at the 2001 Nashville, TN AROC convention. He was setting in his white 1991 164L at NASCAR track where we had our track event. He just stayed in the 164 with his O2 generator nose piece in place. Fred DiMatteo, an American Alfa Romeo legend, passed away on April 19, 2003. Remembering Fred DiMatteo I ended up with his white 91 164L in 2016 and rehabbed it and resold it that year . It ended up in Pick-N-Pull in Virginia Beach in 2019 and I harvested enough parts off it to save my 91 164L after my engine fire in June 2019.