A MAN AND HIS CAR.
HENRY W. WESSELLS III
AND HIS ALFA ROMEO “TIPO 6C 3000 CM”.
Photo of the car restored by Salvarore Diomante by Massimo Perini ©
First raced by Juan Manuel Fangio at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953, this Alfa Romeo 3000 CM has had a very thrilling life. Just like many racing GT that in those years, it was designed for road and track racing. Indeed, this rare Alfa Romeo had been engineered for the 1953 Sport Cars World Championship and namely to take part to the Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans races.
WHY THE U.S.A. SHOULD PROMISE HIGH TAX ON FUEL IN THREE TO FIVE YEARS, RIGHT NOW.
In my humble opinion, Lee Iacocca was absolutely right when he proposed again and again to double the price of fuel. The U.S.A. car industry would have not been so much in trouble back in 2009, if they had listened to Lee.
Perhaps looking ahead and taking a medium or long-term view on strategic choice is not fashionable in the auto-industry and related government policies. A report in the annual publication of the British «Guild of Motoring Writers» anticipated the first dramatic Fiat crises around 1998 four to five years earlier. The same was true for the easy-to-anticipate failure of the Fiat-GM alliance when it was announced in a number of printed magazines published around the world. It simply could not work and it didn’t.
Once again is celebration time at Villa D’Este, the venue of the 85th Concorso d’Eleganza to be staged from 23rd through 25 next May.
Rolls-Royce is celebrating its 110th anniversary few months ahead the day the first Rolls-Royce debuted at the Parisian Grand Palais in December 1904, whereas Maserati will be honoured for its 100th birthday, which also will take place this December.
A unique exhibition in the rotunda at Villa Erba will be dedicated to the Spirit of Ecstasy emblem typical of Rolls-Royce. The story of winged radiator figurine that since 1911 has become the world’s most renowned emblem of Britain’s motoring heritage will be on display next to some of the rarest Rolls-Royce of the past. BMW Group Classic, which is hosting the Concorso for the 10th consecutive years, has announced that « The automobiles on display from the various eras all, in their own individual way, embody the “striving for perfection” which company founders Charles Rolls and Henry Royce made their guiding principle early on». A «can’t miss» occasion for the «silent» Rolls-Royce and British motorcars lovers.