There’s SNO cars like our cars for track and street
The crew of Bonnie, the world’s fastest Alfa, gathers on the lawn at Concorso Italiano in 2005. This car has run just a hair under 233 mph at Bonneville.
Richard Kreines, owner of Bonnie, with his record-setting Alfa.
Note the SNO sticker, placed there by engine-builder and driver Jim Steck (third from right in the group photo).
Bonnie’s turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces about 600 horsepower. To lend a little perspective, a full-race GTA, “back in the day,” was good for about 165 flywheel horsepower.
This lovely 1975 GT 1600 Junior lives in the United Kingdom, with its owner, Sander Bot.
Max Banks and his brother Andrew in the pit garages at Spa. On this day they finished 8th in the Spa Six Hours.
The Banks brothers qualified their GTA replica 26th in this race, but stormed through the pack of 91 cars to win the Eau Rouge Trophy and finish 8th overall.
We pleased to report that the SNO stickers seen on the corners of the Alfaholics GTA replica appear to have given Andrew and Max Banks the winning edge. They may claim careful preparation and driver skill, but we know the truth.
Max Banks dives into a corner at Belgium’s Circuit Zolder in his GTA replica, the pack hot on his heels.
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Here’s Peter Nitoglia’s Vintage 2.5 Challenge GTV.
Peter Nitoglia at speed in his GTV.
Nitoglia’s vintage racer on the track.
This is the road-going GTV replica of Max Banks.
The Banks GTA replica (street version) has a 198 hp twin-spark engine.
Two of the non-originale Alfas that led to the formation of SNO. In the foreground is the 1967 GTV of Gary Williams. Behind is Richard Lane’s 1967 GTV. They are on the lawn at Concorso Italiano.
Anyone taking on Brian Berger’s 1978 Alfetta GTV would get quite a surprise. Check out the following photo to see why.
This is the engine of Brian Berger’s Alfetta, turbo-charged by Autocomponenti.
Jim Steck, owner of Autocomponenti, calls this beast 4SFED. Guess why.
Note the “minor” modifications to Jim Steck’s GTV.
Here’s the front end of 4SFED, Jim Steck’s “street” Alfa. Okay, it probably doesn’t go 233 like Bonnie, but I’ll bet it’s plenty quick.
Another detail shot of 4SFED.
Founding SNO member Steve Smith’s 1959 Sprint was stored for more than two decades, but it finally came out to play once again in August of 2005. All it needed was cleaning and a battery. it fired right up.
Smith’s Sprint proudly wears it SNO sticker, though it looks stock at first glance.
Under the hood of Steve Smith’s Sprint is a 1750 engine with genuine Shankle 8L cams and other upgrades befitting the car of a former Alfa dealership mechanic and parts manager.
Another view of NorCal Steve Smith’s Sprint. We also have a SoCal Steve Smith in SNO.
Here’s NorCal Steve Smith at Concorso Italio,.
Anna Mae Smith stands behind Steve’s Spider, at Concorso.
This GTV belonged to Ben Lamprecht, another founding member of SNO
Ben Lamprecht engineered the tidy engine swap on his GTV.
Lamprecht also did his own interior.
The Junior Zagato of SNO Founding Member Tom Sahines.
Tom Sahines with his GTV at the 2005 Concorso Italiano.
Here’s a look under the hook of Tom Sahines’ GTV. Tom is equally at home building prize-winning cars to originale specs as he is to making his cars Scuderia Non Originale.