Alfa Romeo and Alfaholics News
The team at Alfaholics have been turning Alfa Romeo GTAs into even bigger masterpieces of automotive design and engineering for many years now. The iconic GTA is beloved by pretty much anyone who has set eyes on one and is a regular crowd favourite racing at the Goodwood Revival. The question remains though, can you […]
Watch our GTA-R 290 go head to head with the new Ferrari Roma as Chris Harris takes on Paddy McGuinness in the latest Top Gear challenge Watch on iPlayer
5 victories for Alfaholics in the past 6 years at the Donington Historic Festival! Grid numbers might have been down for Donington this year, but the competition was no less fierce with British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan trying his hand in the series driving a JRT prepared Cortina, alongside the sister car of Ambrogio […]
Having won with the GTA at Spa in 2017 and with the McLaren M6B proving to be super-competitive in the Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, we went to Spa hopeful of victory with both cars. After free practice on Thursday everything looked good and, come qualifying on Friday, things only got better. Andrew went out […]
For our second race of the year, we headed to Silverstone for the world’s biggest historic race meeting. Knowing how fierce the U2TC competition always is at Silverstone, we scheduled a couple of test sessions prior to the event in order to do some more chassis setup work and try to eek out some extra […]
Have been so dominant in 2017 and winning the U2TC Championship, our GTA was firmly in the crosshairs of the top Cortina drivers as the 2018 season approached. Steve Soper had built another new car, while others had carried out development work over the winter. We knew that there was no room for complacency and […]
…as experienced by Lukas Duyck. Get a good night’s sleep they said, we’re leaving at 6:30. It turned out not to be that difficult, knowing that I’d be fully woken up in Andrew’s TI Super-R on the way to Castle Combe. Despite being England, it wasn’t even raining but a beautiful sunny day! We arrived […]
We are proud to announce that we have won the U2TC Championship for FIA specification pre-1966 Touring Cars! For the last race of the season, we embarked on the long drive to Portugal to the wonderful Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, near Portimao. Having won all 4 of the U2TC races we had entered this year, […]
A wet qualifying session saw us line up on the front row of the grid next to Steve Soper’s Team Dynamics run Lotus Cortina for race 1. Andrew got a typically excellent start and battled hard with Steve for the first 20 minutes regularly changing places until we finally managed to build a 2 second […]
Having won this race for the last 3 years in a row, there was a certain degree of expectation amongst followers of the series that we would win again this year. However, we knew that nothing could be taken for granted as the Cortinas had been undergoing some intense development over the winter. Of particular […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Charles Morgan looks at the Alfaholics GTA-R 270, a re-imagining of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
With life so busy at Alfaholics, we have struggled to find the time to get our race GTA out in 2012. Our first outing of the year would be at the Silverstone Classic meeting in the U2TC race. What initially seemed like plenty of time to get the car ready, turned into last minute preparations […]
August 2012 edition now on sale with full 105 Series review to celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Roz Shaw’s extensively Alfaholics equipped 1750 GTAm Video onboard Maxim’s Alfaholics GTA-R at the Alfaholics Castle Combe Trackday 2012 The track day weekend kicked off with our annual Open Day on the Friday. This was a great success once again as customers travelled from far and wide to check out the latest products on offer as […]
Our first race of 2011 was at the prestigious Silverstone Classic event, where we received an entry for our FIA App.K 1600 GTA in the ultra-competitive U2TC series. This event has exploded in size over the past few years, becoming the number one ‘must race at’ meeting in the European historic calendar. Arriving on Thursday, […]
The opening of the Alfaholics Workshop last year meant that there would be a new twist to the annual Castle Combe track day for 2011. This year we had built a pair of cars for customers who would be arriving at the Open Day with the promise of a track-ready car polished and waiting! As […]
For our last race of the year, we couldn’t resist the temptation to leave a typically damp October in England and follow the sun south, taking our newly built 1600 GTA down to Portugal for the annual Algarve Classic European FIA meeting; its first proper event since we completed the build. At Portimao, we would […]
Our pilgrimage to the Ring this year was once again a sell-out event as customers joined us from all over Europe for a fantastic weekend of driving and socialising. Rain showers could do little to dampen the excitement but certainly spiced up the circuit driving! The hotel was reserved exclusively for Alfaholics customers and the […]
Andrew Banks wins first Top Hat GTA challenge round! – AROC report
GTA Challenge visits Spa!
Andrew Banks wins second top hat GTA challenge round in the Alfaholics GTA Replica
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 […]
Top Hat Races Castle Combe 12th April 2004
The Top Hat circus rolls into the quiet town of Chimay in Belgium for a weekend of magnificent racing!
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 […]
Top Hat Endurance Race
Alfaholics race in Belgium
Alfaholics Win Eau Rouge Trophy!!!
Max races in Dutch Alfa Challenge at Zolder, Belgium: Aggregated 5th overall for 2 races
Grand Prix de L’Age D’Or Report
Dutch & German Alfa Challenge Season Finals
Alfaholics 2.0 Sprint GT races in Masters Touring 70’s
After being lent a 156 GTA by Alfa Romeo UK for use at our last Castle Combe track day, we were naturally delighted to be able to reciprocate by lending our 1600 Giulia Sprint GTA to display on their stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This fabulous 3 day event was blessed with wonderful […]
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club chose the GTA as the theme for their stand at the November 2002 International Classic Motor show at the N.E.C. Birmingham. In celebration of it\’s overall victory in the 2002 European Touring Car Championship a new 156 GTA was supplied by Alfa Romeo GB, whilst a 1300GTA Junior, resplendent in […]
ALFAHOLICS 3RD TRACK DAY CASTLE COMBE 17TH APRIL FOR CLASSIC ALFA ROMEO CARS Following heavy overnight rain which made the track slippery for the first hour of the morning, Alfaholics was blessed with another wonderful dry day for their increasingly popular classic Alfa Romeo track day. The event was fully pre-booked with all 48 cars […]
Richard visits Alfaholics customer Rodney Sachs
More photos of the trackday…
Castle Combe – 9th April 2005
Max visits Goodwood
Max takes his GTA Replica on a European Road Trip
Fantastic day out for 105 Series Alfa Romeos!!!
Alfaholics take display stand to NAD 2006 @ Boughton House
Photo Report of Show
Max takes his GTA Replica to the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife for another trackday weekend!
History of Bo & Robert
Sell out day, wonderful cars, beautiful weather!
Pre-production wheels arrive for trial fitments and final testing under race conditions!
Full report with photos!
Booking form for 2008 Alfaholics Trackday!
5 page article about Max’s Alfaholics GTA Replica & the Alfaholics Trackday
Alfaholics organise another customer trip for August 2008!
Another fantastic sell out day for 105 Series Alfa Romeos!
After 9 years operating from Devon, we have now moved to a modern 5,000 sq.ft warehouse on the outskirts of Bristol
Another Sell-Out Trip – Full Report with Photos!
2009 ALFAHOLICS TRACKDAY – BOOK NOW!
Alfaholics organise customer trip for August 2009!
Another wonderful day for 105 enthusiasts!
Ulrich wins his class, finishing 17th overall with 7 podium finishes in 7 days on this most gruelling 2000 mile desert rally challenge!
Alfaholics Launches its Alfaholics GTA-R Built To Order
Full Report with Photos!
Robert finishes his perfect GTAm Replica FIA App. K Race Car!
Alfaholics launches new workshops for customer car builds & maintenance!
Another Superb Sellout Alfaholics Event!
Words by Simon Charlesworth, photography by Gerard Hughes