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10th April, 2006

There will be only one place for the owners of open top Alfa Romeos on 27th May, when the legendary Italian car maker plans to hold the biggest ever parade of its open top cars to mark the 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the launch of the all-new Alfa Romeo Spider, as well as the 40th anniversary of what is perhaps the definitive open top Alfa Romeo, the Duetto.

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    The parade will include cars from the 1910 Alfa Romeo 24bhp, through to the classic Alfa Romeo Spiders of the 60s and 70s to the first on-road outing for the new Alfa Romeo Spider.

    The programme starts with a rendezvous early on Saturday, 27th May at Senago, in the beautiful gardens of Villa San Carlo Borromeo from where the parade will set off for Milan, with a Police escort. There, the cars will be exhibited to the public in Piazza del Duomo from about 11 am.

The weekend programme will include exciting moments such as the transfer to Orta S. Giulio for an evening at the San Rocco Hotel on the lakeshore on the Saturday evening, when a moment from Alfa Romeo history linked to the lake will be remembered. During the Second World War, Alfa Romeo had to transfer some operations from the Portello plant because it had been seriously damaged during air raids, and chose Orta as the home of the design offices and a shelter for the legendary Alfetta 158. The event will conclude on Sunday 28th May, at the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum, the Alfista “temple”, where the prize-giving ceremony will be held.

There will be a historical parade of Alfa’s open sports cars: from the first Alfa 24 HP of 1910 to the 1750 SS and GS which won the Mille Miglia in 1929 and 1930. But the unmistakable Alfa Romeo design school will also be on parade: from elegant cabriolets like the 6C 2500 of the 1940s with bodies by the best coachbuilders of the day, to the Giulietta and Duetto, symbols of Italian output in the Fifties and Sixties.

In particular the event will celebrate the fortieth birthday of the Duetto, which was designed in 1966 by Pininfarina, and became an iconic car for people who wanted to be noticed but without ostentation. It is an aggressive but elegant car, which remained in production, with a few stylistic and technical changes, right up to 1994. The members of the more than 300 Alfa Romeo Clubs all over the world have been invited to the event, and several foreign teams with outstanding cars are expected.

The official “Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring” team will participate with several precious cars loaned by the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum. They will include a splendid 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport, the car that won the “1000 Miglia” that same year with Campari-Ramponi, the 6C 1750 Gran Sport which won the Mille Miglia in 1930 with Nuvolari and Guidotti, the 1952 Disco Volante prototypes, the 1955 750 Competizione and the 1954 1900 Sport Spider.

It will be an extraordinary event, a celebration of a type of car that people have always dreamt of owning. These masterpieces will be accompanied by about ten Alfa Spiders (named “Cabrio of the Year 2006” at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, last month, by the Cabriolet Committee, a jury of 23 specialist journalists from 12 countries), which will be driven by motoring journalists.

Local Alfa Romeo dealers will also offer visitors a chance to try the Alfa Spider, Alfa Brera, Alfa 159 saloon and Sportwagon, either at the Villa San Carlo Borromeo in Senago or in Orta San Giulio, where the Spider will be on display in the picturesque square facing the island of San Giulio.

The event will be sponsored by the Milan City Council and the Town Council of Orta San Giulio.

1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

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