WE'RE ON TV !!!
The Gadget Show, Channel 5s long-running techy gadget review programme, spent a day at Alfa Aid filming for an upcoming episode. Jon Bentley is a big 'Il Mostro' fan, the Alfa SZ, and the eagle-eyed will have seen him sporting an 'Il Mostro' T Shirt occasionally.
The film crew spent some time here with Adrian Jardine, our very own SZ guru, with cameras getting mounted inside and out, and a lot of time on-the-road filming etc. The Gadget Show episode is Jon Bentley teaching us all about making a Podcast, so he used this as an excuse to get hands-on with the SZ.
It goes out on CHANNEL 5, April 26th at 7 pm
Let us know what you think, all feedback greatly appreciated
ALFA AID ON THE TV
TV - CHANNEL 5 - GADGET SHOW
Alfa Aid make their TV debut
April 26th 7.00 pm
ALFA ROMEO RACING - 2019 F1
Gone is the Sauber name, welcome back to Alfa Romeo Racing. This is what we wanted, what F1 and Alfa Romeo needed. I think we all knew this would happen when Kimi Raikkonnen 'transferred' from Ferrari to Sauber. He was questioned as to why he'd gone to a 'smaller' team. Yep, we knew !!! Are we happy ? Ohhhhh yes. Lots of changes to regulations this year too, it was going to be interesting already - but I hop this gives us all a nice buzz.
GOODBYE GIULIETTA ?
After 9 years and 3 facelifts, it looks like production will end soon for the much loved 940 series Giulietta range. They've killed off most of the engines / specs already, leaving a handful of models still orderable from the factory. 'What's replacing it ?' I hear you ask ? Well, we believe a new Giulietta model, slightly larger, Rear Wheel and 4 Wheel Drive - more space inside, more powerful yet more efficient engines. And a Veloce / QF high performance version. Lots of BHP, with 4WD, twin turbo or Supercharged ??? Watch out for any updates........
HAPPY NEW YEAR from ALFA AID
We wish you all good health and happiness for 2019, and thank you for your custom, friendship and good times in 2018. We have a busy year planned, so I'll keep you posted on anything worth reporting. The F1 season will be quite different too - lots of rules and regs changed, almost every team changing drivers. It should be a good one.
New Alfas for 2019 - nobody is really sure what we'll get, but the Larger Stelvio and some model changes / new engines etc for the Giulia / Stelvio range seem most likely.
GIULIA AND STELVIO NRING LIMITED EDITIONS
To celebrate Alfa Romeo's 108th Anniversary, just 108 of these stunning Matte Grey Giulia and Stelvios will be available to the UK. Starting from £82,500, you get a host of additional items included as part of the 'package'. Too much to list, but a Nurburgring Track Experience, an FCA Heritage Certificate (numbered), lots of racing goodies and Carbon Cermaic Brakes to name but a few.
If you're interested just let me know !
CONCOURS WINNER 1st OVERALL NATIONAL ALFA DAY- Alfa Aid prepared 75 TwinSpark LE
Another great event with a big attendance. The weather was amazing. Happy Alfa Romeo drivers, some amazing cars, and well organised.
The BIG news for us was the Winner of the Concours - Daniel Tucci. What a proud moment for everyone involved in the resurrection of this beautiful 'Classic' Alfa Romeo 75. So much effort, time, sweat and tears, from him, his talented wife Serine ( seamstress Exatrordinaire ), the team here at Alfa Aid and friends / family etc.
What more can I say ?? Awesome.
So, Grand Prix of Austria, what a brilliant race to watch !
It's not all about Alfa Romeo Sauber, but what a great result with both cars in the points. Let's keep behind them - while the big teams are dropping like flies (ish) the little fish just keep on going. If you didn't see the Grand Prix, it's worth watching. Lots of surprises, and great all-round entertainment.
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX, Leclerc score a point for Sauber / Alfa Romeo
Well, after Lap 1 it was a bit of an unexciting race, but there were some 'moments'. I think Mr Leclerc is showing signs of being a future champion, as clearly the Sauber is a good car, but maybe not the best chassis. So in the right car he'd be awesome ! I know that applies to many over the years, but he has a maturity that makes you think he's not a rookie. Watch This Space. Good luck to the team for 2018.
There's lots going on in Alfa Romeo World !!!
The big announcement, eagerly anticipated I must add, for JUNE 2018 has now been and gone. Cutting through the waffle, we get down to new Alfa Romeo models, and it's looking good ! Forget whatever dates / prices / engine sizes etc that were mentioned. It will all change. It always does. But, a NEW 8C and GTV, they will happen for sure. 700 Bhp, 600 Bhp, Hybrid, electric, and lots more. The 8C will be carbon-fibre monocoque, so expect a price tag above £150,000. The GTV will be a bit more affordable, at £75,000 plus, but this is out of reach for most of us I expect. So, Giulia Coupe, big Stelvio, we think a new MiTo which will be a small SUV, and the reborn Giulietta ( Rear Wheel Drive ), these will all help boost Alfa's sales worldwide. The Stelvio is outselling the Giulia, and in Europe it's outselling the F Pace Jaguar, so it's all going in the right direction.
Hope to have more news soon, and I'll update as soon as I hear anything.