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Alfaholics Podium Finish in Masters Pre-66 Race @ Spa-Francorchamps 2016!

For our last race of the season we headed to Spa-Francorchamps, deep in the Belgian Ardennes forest. This time we chose to run with Masters, which would put our GTA wheel to wheel with the big American V8s, namely the Ford Mustangs and Falcons, as well as the usual array of Cortinas. Qualifying proved to be a very tight battle,…
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Alfaholics Finish on U2TC Podium at Silverstone Classic 2016

For our third race of the year, we returned to the sensational annual Silverstone Classic - the world’s largest historic race meeting with packed grids and plenty of action all weekend.  The racing is always fierce at the Classic as some of the big names come to fight it out in what is recognised to be the toughest historic touring…
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Alfaholics Win U2TC Outright @ Donington Historic Festival 2016

After a fierce battle at our season opener at Goodwood, next stop was the highly acclaimed Donington Historic Festival which is always a fun event. Having finished on the podium 4 years in a row and having won the race outright for the past 2 years, there was much expectation for us to complete the hat trick! However we were…
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Alfaholics Annual Castle Combe Trackday 2016 – Report

Our ever-popular trackday reached its 15th anniversary this year which shows that Alfa Romeo owners really like to use their cars in the way Alfa intended! The format this year followed the same pattern as the most recent years with an Open Day at Alfaholics on Friday where customers could come along and see the workshop, storage and warehouse.…
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Alfaholics 1600 GTA Races at Goodwood Members Meeting 2016

An invitation to race at the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting was a fantastic opportunity to kick off our 2016 race season.  Now in its third year and proving to be a huge success, the Members’ Meeting was conceived by Lord March to recreate the wonderful atmosphere of the original BARC Members’ Meetings of the 1950s and 1960s.  There was to…
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Alfaholics Open Day 2016!

Refreshments Owners of all 105 and 750/101 series Alfas are very welcome to attend and enjoy a sociable day. We will be providing lunch for everyone and drinks (including espressos!) will be available…
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Alfaholics 15th Spring Track Day at Castle Combe

All 105 and 750/101 series owners welcome! We would once again like to welcome owners of all 105 and 750/101 series Alfas to take part in our 2016 track day at Castle Combe. Over the last…
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Alfaholics Take Pole Position & Outright Win @ Portimao!

We rounded off our 2015 season in the best possible style, taking outright victory in the last round of the fantastic U2TC series at Portimao. In making the long journey to the Algarve, we had expected to enjoy some warm and sunny weather.  Unfortunately it wasn’t to be – the further south we drove, the more it rained! Fortunately, qualifying…
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Alfaholics Victorious at Donington Historic Festival 2015

The cream of the U2TC grid assembled for the 2015 season opener at Donington, with all the fastest FIA cars present. Having won the race in 2014, all eyes were on Alfaholics to see how we would fare this year. Qualifying was due to be a tricky session, as it had rained overnight and showery conditions in the morning were…
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Alfaholics 2015 Open Day and Castle Combe Track Day Report

Once again the doors opened at Alfaholics on the Friday before the track day to allow visitors to see what we do here. This year, in addition to the warehouse and the workshop, we opened our storage facility resulting in a wonderful array of 25 Alfa Romeos on display with special focus on 7 GTAs (including 4 Autodelta cars) to mark…
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Alfaholics Open Day 2015

Preparations are well underway for our annual open day, this Friday 10th April. We will be displaying a wonderful array of 25 Alfa Romeos with our special focus being a display of 7 GTAs (including 4 Autodelta cars) to mark our celebration of this year being the 50th anniversary of the GTA! Our open day starts at 11:00am and we…
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Happy Birthday 1600 GTA!

Happy 50th Birthday to the 1600 GTA! First launched on the 18th February 1965 at the Amsterdam Autosalon where 613001 was displayed next to a production Sprint GT. To celebrate, here are some great photos of 1600 GTAs we have restored over the past few years, along with a couple that are still in progress! We will have a great…

Alfaholics Finish On The Podium @ Silverstone Classic July 2014

This was a tough weekend's racing in our FIA App.K GTA after an issue in qualifying left us outside the top 5 on the grid and doubtful of a good result. In the 50 minute 2 driver race, Andrew battled door to door with several Cortinas in the first half of the race, ultimately losing out on raw laptime to…
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Alfaholics 14Th Spring Track Day – Castle Combe 11th April 2015

Alfaholics 14th annual track day for classic Alfa Romeos will once again be held at Castle Combe on Saturday 11th April 2015. This year, we are celebrating 50 years since the launch of Alfa’s legendary 1600 GTA.  In fact, our track day will mark almost exactly 50 years since a GTA first competed in a race – the Monza 1000kms…

“Cars Yeah” Podcast Interview of Max Banks – October 2014

When at the 2014 Laguna Seca Historics, we bumped into Mark Greene who runs the superb American automotive Podcast - "Cars Yeah". After chatting about the Stahlberg GTA Corsa, he invited me to do a Podcast interview via phone, which we just completed. Check out the link below to listen to the 35 minute interview which gives an in depth…

Classic Cars Magazine – November 2014 – Epic Restorations

The November edition of Classic Cars magazine, currently on the shelves in Newsagents, features a 7 page 'Epic Restorations' article on our recently completed Stahlberg Racing Medley Bourbon GTA!

Classic Cars Magazine – 60s Saloon Racer Shoot Out!

The October issue of Classic Cars Magazine - currently on the shelves in newsagents - features a 13 page shoot-out of road going versions of the 1960s saloon racers built to homologate cars for racing. We supplied a gorgeous 1600 GTA Stradale that we restored in 2012 for the test, ensuring the Alfa Romeo brand was well represented! Find a…

Alfaholics Victorious at the Donington Historic Festival 2014!

We are very proud to report that we took outright victory in the U2TC race at the Donington Historic Festival! U2TC is widely regarded as Europe’s toughest and most competitive series for pre-1966 touring cars, so it was a wonderful result to beat all the Lotus Cortinas and BMW 1800s! Qualifying was always going to be closely fought and Andrew…

Alfaholics Trackday April 2014 – FULL REPORT WITH PHOTOS!

As an array of 105 series Alfas began arriving on Friday morning, it was set to be another cracking track day weekend.  Once again, customers had travelled from far and wide to check out the latest products on offer, tour the workshops and generally chat all things Alfa.  Of particular interest in the workshops was a lovely white Sprint GTV…

Alfaholics 13th Spring Track Day, Castle Combe, Saturday 5th April

Alfaholics 13th annual track day for classic Alfa Romeos will once again be held at Castle Combe on Saturday 5th April 2014. Owners of 105 series Alfas who would like the opportunity to drive their cars at speed in a non-competitive environment are very welcome. Castle Combe, conveniently situated between J17 and J18 of the M4, is 1.85 miles long…

Alfaholics Race in the Monterey Reunion at Laguna Seca – August 2013

This summer, we were invited to take our FIA App.K 1600 GTA to California to race in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which takes place at Laguna Seca over the Pebble Beach weekend. Although this would mean us missing two important European meetings, namely Silverstone Classic and Spa 6 Hours , it was a one off opportunity that we…

On Board Andrew Banks’ Alfaholics TI Super-R @ Goodwood!

Wonderful on-board footage of a top specification Alfaholics TI Super-R at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. Driven by Andrew Banks at the recent Octane Magazine Trackday. Beautiful balance and poise exhibited by both the car and driver!

Alfaholics Finish on the U2TC Podium at the Donington Historic Festival 2013

To start our 2013 race season, we entered the opening round of the super competitive European U2TC series at the Donington Historic Festival.  As usual, it was a full grid made up mostly of Lotus Cortinas, a couple of BMW 1800s and a few GTAs - no doubt it would be a race for Alfaholics to battle the GTA's lifelong…

Alfaholics R-Types set 8m15sec lap time at the Nurburgring!

An invitation to take part in an open pitlane track day at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in June gave us the perfect opportunity to take the Alfaholics R-type cars to the infamous 14 mile circuit deep in the Eifel mountains. A quick phone call to track day enthusiast and customer Richard Cotton confirmed that he was keen to bring his Alfaholics…

Alfaholics 12th Spring Track Day 2013 – FULL REPORT

With a capacity field of 50 cars booked for Saturday’s main event, the 12th Alfaholics Spring Track Day once again kicked off with an open day at Alfaholics HQ on the Friday.  We were delighted to welcome customers and friends from far and wide who were able to check out our latest products and car builds with other like-minded Alfisti. …

Another part of the history of our 1966 Autodelta GTA discovered!

We have just received some interesting new information about our Autodelta GTA - 613102. Martin Übelher and Patrick Dasse (the authors of the wonderful new version of Alleggerita) have discovered a photograph in a collection which reveals something not previously known!  In addition to the already remarkable history of the car, this photo shows that the car was raced by…

No room at the Inn!

With life so hectic at Alfaholics at the moment, there's not even room for a little one in the workshop!  If you look carefully you'll see  a fantastic Giulietta SZ hiding away ......