28th August, 2005
The Australian owned Alfa Romeo G1 that is the last surviving example of the
very first Alfa Romeo ever made and which has spent much of its life
holding a up a barn roof and pumping water on an outback Queensland farm,
has collected a third in class award in the world's most glamorous classic car event,
the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Owned by Australian Alfa Romeo importer, Neville Crichton, the G1 beat more than 60 classic
Alfa Romeos from around the world, including seven cars from Alfa Romeo's own museum.
"This is a remarkable result because normally cars lose points for a lack
of original body work," says Neville Crichton. "Our G1 came to Australia as
chassis, so although it looks identical to a car of its period, the body is
not original. The judges gave it credit for the mechanical condition of the
drivetrain, its historical significance, its performance on the drive test
and its presence. Everywhere the G1 has gone in the USA, it's been cheered
by crowds of spectators!"
The inclusion of the Alfa G1 in the display
helped make this year's Pebble Beach event what the organizers called the
greatest and most complete collection of Alfa Romeo products ever seen
anywhere in the world.
Some previous news articles:
Audi ups the Ante on Vehicle Security
26th August, 2005
Audi Australia has increased the security of its
entire vehicle range this month with the adoption of DataDot microdot identification
Ford GT ‘Heritage’
23rd August, 2005
America's 2006 limited-edition Ford GT ‘Heritage’ paint livery recalls the
JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil sponsored Le Mans winning Ford GT
22nd August, 2005
It was announced yesterday, in Pebble Beach, that the glamorous
four-seater convertible show car unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in January 2005 will carry the evocative Azure name
Maybach Excelero Show Car Coming To Sydney
19th August, 2005
The one-off multi-million dollar concept from German marque Maybach, the
Excelero will make its world motor show debut in Sydney .....
Porsche Announces Carrera 4 Prices
14th August, 2005
Porsche Cars Australia Pty Ltd (PCA) has confirmed pricing for the all-wheel drive
versions of the 911 that go on sale in November 2005 .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coming To Australia
5th August, 2005
Aston Martin’s new V8 Vantage, has made an early bid to become the star of this
year’s Australian International Motor Show. Show organisers have confirmed that the stunning two-seater coupe will make
its Asia-Pacific debut at the Sydney exhibition on 13th October.....
Lamborghini Gallardo SE
1st August, 2005
The limited edition Lamborghini Gallardo SE (Special Edition) has been launched by
Automobili Lamborghini SpA .....
Peugeot 407 Coupe Breaks Cover
31st July, 2005
Peugeot's new coupe will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Next Car team
is the first Australian media outlet to publish the first official photographs of a production model .....
Audi A8L W12 Launched in Australia
28th July, 2005
Audi's ultimate long-wheelbase luxury limousine, the Audi A8L W12, has been launched
in Australia .....
New Porsche Panamera Is Due In 2009
28th July, 2005
The fourth model series built by the Stuttgart car maker following the 911,
the Boxster and the Cayenne will be called the "Panamera", a name derived from the legendary Carrera Panamericana
long-distance race .....
Audi A8 Forges Ahead with a Fresh New Face
27th July, 2005
Audi will release its new A8 model range to the market in August with the striking
trapezoidal 'single frame' grille spearheading the model range's fresh new face in Australia .....
Last Hurrah for Holden's Legendary Monaro
26th July, 2005
Holden will next month release a striking special edition, Monaro CV8-Z, as
the final chapter in a remarkable success story in Australian automotive history .....
10,000,000 engines produced at Audi Hungaria
15th July, 2005
Audi Hungary has manufactured its ten millionth engine, a 1.8-litre four-cylinder
five-valve engine with turbocharger and an output of 165 kW, which will power a specially equipped Audi TT police vehicle
Honda To Discontinue The NSX
13th July, 2005
Honda has announced that it will discontinue production of the NSX, a vehicle
that has enjoyed considerable popularity as pure sports car and won many fans worldwide
Porsche's Open-Air Duo With All-Wheel-Drive
5th July, 2005
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, presents a new generation of open
911 versions with all-wheel drive. The market launch of the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolets in Europe
takes place on 22nd October, 2005
Powerful New FSI Engine for Audi A4 and A6
22nd June, 2005
Audi has introduced an impressive, powerful new six-cylinder engine
for its A4 and A6 model range, combining the company’s exceptional FSI direct petrol injection technology
with a potent 6-cylinder engine for the first time in Australia
And some road tests: