Alfa Romeo G1 Takes A
Third In Class Award At Pebble Beach


Alfa Romeo G1

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.

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