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Alfaholics Victorious in GTA Challenge! Donington Park – May 2002

Reports of the first round of the Top Hat GTA Challenge and the first Alfaholics track day from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - UK magazine (volume 36 number 3). Reprinted by kind permission 10x8 prints taken of each individual car in action at the Track Day are available from Ken Carrington on 01245 473455

GTA Challenge Spa Francorchamps – September 2002

The penultimate race of the GTA challenge series was held at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit over the weekend of 13-15 September 2002 as part of the Spa six hours meeting. As at Chimay, earlier in the year, all Top Hat Competitors ended up in a single, one hour two driver endurance race i.e. GTA Challenge, 50’s Touring Cars and pre’65 Touring…

Alfaholics Victorious again in GTA Challenge! Chimay Belgium – July 2002

The second round of the Top Hat GTA Challenge was held on the 4.5km road circuit at Chimay in Belgium over the weekend of 6th/7th July 2002. All Top Hat competitors comprising, Pre 65 Historic Touring Cars, 1950's Touring cars & GTA Challenge were put together in one 50 minute race for one or two drivers with an enforced pit…

ALFAHOLICS RACING YEAR 2003

After a very successful year in 2002 when Andrew Banks contested the GTA Challenge in our 2 litre 75 Twin/Spark powered GTA Replica, this year's objective was to contest enough English Club races to enable younger son Maxim to obtain his 'A' licence in time for the 'Banks Brothers' to contest the one hour, two driver Top Hat race together…

GTA Challenge & Top Hat Race Report – April 2004

First race meeting of the 2004 Top Hat Series was held at Castle Combe over Easter Bank Holiday Monday. The familiar Alfaholics Giulia Sprint GT, now with 2 litre engine, was entered in the GTA Challenge for Maxim Banks to drive, whilst the similar car of Simon Arber to be co-driven by Andrew Banks was entered in the 1 hour…

Top Hat Chimay 2004

We went to Chimay full of expectations for the 2 driver Top Hat Historic Saloon Car race; the so called ‘Dream Team’ was united for the first time, Andrew and Max Banks would share the Alfaholics GTA Replica for the first time, greatly improving our chances of success. We also fitted our newly aquired double adjustable Koni race shock absorbers…

Victory for the Alfaholics GTA Replica at Spa 2004

Spa 6 hours 2004 was a huge meeting, with over 600 cars entered to race it seemed an organisational impossibility. Nevertheless we sat on the ferry with a degree of faith in the Belgian authorities; after all they had won back their place on the F1 calendar! The Top Hat entry list of over 80 cars made for extremely varied…

Alfaholics Victorious @ Mallory Park

Top Hat End of Season Finals was set for the ultimate showdown at Mallory Park on 10th of October. All the Big Guns were entered to claim the final race win of the year, the Miles Townsend Memorial Trophy. It would be our first meeting since Castle Combe in April with Leo Voyazides’ infamous Mustang, with whom we battled last…

Chimay Historicar – July 2005

Our annual, not to be missed, trip to the fabulous Chimay road circuit on the Belgian/French border, south of Charleroi, had previously been undertaken as part of Top Hat’s Pre ’66 Touring Car Race, combined with GTA Challenge. However, this year we thought it would be more fun to run our car on serious slicks, instead of period Dunlop Crossplies,…

Classic 6 Hours Of Spa Francorchamps

The Classic Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps race meeting, held this year over 4 days from September 22nd has exploded in popularity in recent years. We had participated in the one hour Top Hat Race for the past 3 years, but due to a shortened race in 2004 and with much of it under the Safety Car, we decided only…

Zolder May 2006: Dutch Alfa Challenge

I have taken an interest in the Dutch Alfa Challenge for a number of years now and was finally able to join in the fun at their excellent race programme of 2x 30 minute races at Zolder recently. This gave me the opportunity I had been looking for to race against the fastest Alfas, both modern and 105 series, in…

Alfaholics 2.0 Sprint GT on the podium at Dijon 21-24 June 2007!

Some weeks ago we were invited to race our 2.0 Sprint GT in the French Championship for Modified 60’s & 70’s Saloon Cars at Dijon. The great news was that the race formed part of the famous Grand Prix de L’Age D’Or meeting. The biggest in the historic racing calendar for the French, it is the equivalent of the Spa…

Nurburgring F1 Circuit – 5-7 October 2007

This year has seen a reshuffle in the organisation of the Dutch Alfa Challenge that we raced in at Zolder in May 2006. This year, it has strengthened its ranks by teaming up with the German Kumho Alfa Series. Not only has this added more cars to the grid, some very impressive, such as a fully modified Montreal, but it…

Snetterton April 2010

For our first race of the year, we took our 2.0 Sprint GT racer to Snetterton in order to compete in the Masters “Touring 70s” series. This series runs as a 45 minute race with a single pit stop for a driver change and has been set up to give the homologation specials of the 70’s a home to race…

1991 ALFA ROMEO SZ 3.0 V6 2dr Coupe

This car is 3 times event winner for best show car. ( last two sumer of 2005.) 8 years servicing and mot's, All leather bound books / Red silk cover / Leather look spare wheel bag / 30 min,SZ Video / Tools in wallets etc. Approx 9,341 miles in last 8 years ( 35,000 Km now ) Approved alarm /…

1998 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24v

Bought new from DC Cook Doncaster (£28,118!) and first registered in May 1998. There was a second owner for less than a year (just not the right car for him ) and I bought it in September 2002 with 27,000 miles on the clock. It has been my weekend car since then and now has a mere 38,500 miles showing.…

2005 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Saloon

This 156 GTA is a very late Alfa Red 2005/54 Saloon that has had one private enthusiast owner and has done only 21,000 miles from new. The wheels are the optional factory spoked style and the interior is the Monte Carlo (all black) leather.

2001 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Lusso

53780 miles, full Alfa service history, 12 mths MOT, 6 mths tax, I had the important cambelt changed at 39k . This car I have owned for three years now and purchased it with 38,000 miles. I am the second owner and the car is absolutely stunning in dark blue, with its full tan leather trim and tan carpets, also…

2004 Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

Alfa Red 2004/54 model with just 20,000 miles from new and a high specification of 17" spoked alloy wheels, xenon headlights, electric glass sunroof and heated seats. The interior is the Imola black and tan leather.

2004 Alfa 156 GTA Sportwagon

Brilliant Blue, Black leather. Climate controlled air conditioning & Cruise control. Big brakes, Bose hifi . Winter Pack. 25,000 miles. FARSH.

1999 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Twin Spark 16v

Vela blue metallic with optional tan Momo leather interior, climate control air conditioning, full service history and recent full cambelt service. Fitted with 3.0 Aero Kit rear wing and 16" Teardrop wheels. The car comes with over £1000 of Alfaholics full stainless steel sports exhaust that constitues a power increase of 10 bhp. The car has just had a full…

1993 Alfa Romeo RZ

This RZ is one of only two painted in silver. It is one of the last and was built and sold by Zagato and not by Alfa Romeo (the last 50 cars where sold by Zagato ). The total mileage is just under 6.000 km at the moment. I have fitted 18" wheels with new tires. The original 16" wheels…