We salute gearheads, their projects,
and their Italian fun machines
T.J. Noto’s 1900C SS came to him via Tom Sahines. The car is now undergoing restoration. T.J. hopes to one day show the Alfa at Pebble Beach.
This GT belongs to T.J. Noto, who lives in northern California. T.J. also now owns the GT that used to belong to Tom Hardy. It’s shown elsewhere in our SNO pix.
Ken Kottke’s 1984 Spider Veloce, at home in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Lionel Swanepoel, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa plans to restore this barn-find 1969 1750 round tail.
The Spider is one of nine Alfas in the Swanepoel family.
Lionel’s 1974 1600 GT Junior got a ground-up restoration.
Here’s another in-progress shot of Lionel’s restoration of his GT.
What does one call a large collection of Alfas, as shown in this photo from Lionel Swanepoel? Is it a herd, a flock, a pod … or just a really nice car show? In this case, the cars are all members of the Swanepoel family.
Andrew and Max Banks share this authentic GTA and do quite well with it.
The Banks family GTA at speed. The “Wall of Death” sign behind the track adds an interesting backdrop.
This is a normal track view for those who race against Andrew and Max.
The Banks GTA works through the pack. Photos supplied by proud father, Richard Banks.
This beauty belongs to Sam Isneria, from Montreal, Canada. Sam made the side mirrors seen here.
Sam’s 1978 Alfetta is painted Fly Yellow and features some special touches, like the spoiler he built himself.
Just tossing this one in from my personal photos. This is my ’67 GT on a snowy day in southern Washington State. I like to think of this as the very first SNOmobile. The co-founders might dispute that, but I have the website. 🙂 <-- Smiley thing
The spectacular GTV Junior belongs to Jorge Gatica, from Australia. I’m particularly fond of the green color.
This is Jorge’s 2004 GT, with 240-horse V6 engine.
Jorge’s 2-liter Spider.
Simon Johnson, from the U.K., stripped down a rusty MK2 1750 GTV and turned it into a beautiful GTA replica.
Simon Johnson’s great looking GTA replica feaures a wide lightweight, composite body with step front.
This 1995 164LS belonging to Ron Calkins has GTA 3.2 intake cams, Squadrachip ECU, Q runners, SplitSecond MAP conversion, and a whole lot more, including a 6spd close-ratio gearbox. Wow!
Ron Calkins belongs to this 1967 Duetto. While it may look sedate enough to chauffer your own favorite Mrs. Robinson, it has a 2L motor, modified brakes, Panhard rod, and other suspension mods.
Ron Calkins also owns this lovely ’84 GTV6, with RSR suspension, Jemison close ratio lightened gearbox, tightened LSD, aluminum radiator, Recaro racing seats with Schroth Racing belts, and GiroDisco Big Brake Kit (and I thought Disco was dead!).
Ron’s 1973 GTV2000 has Ingram Spica Race pump and flex fuel lines, Ward&Dean suspension and Panhard rod, among other upgrades. Let the Originale Police try and catch him! Fat chance.
Roger Harmon, from Virginia, is about to take a welder to this ’67 GT. New panels are on the way!
Roger Harmon with his latest Alfa acquisition.
This is Roger’s GT as he bought it. Can’t wait to see how the car turns out.
If you look really hard, you can barely make out a Scuderia sticker on the front bumper of Roger Harmon’s 1954 Hudson Hornet. There’s another on the back bumper. Imagine the confusion those create in the minds of car buffs who see the Hornet on the road.
Neil Martin’s 1967 GT has a 3.0-liter V6. Neil says the V6 is 40 pounds heavier than a 4-cylinder motor, but sits 4 inches back. He’s also moved the battery to the trunk. As a result, his GT is now a road rocket with the same nimble handling one expects from a GTV.
This is Neil Martin’s 1963 “Abnormale,” purchased in 1975 for $350. It’s now got a 1750 motor with repro 1300 Veloce air box and repro 1300 air cleaner.
Wow! Can’t wait to see Neil Martin’s Alfa 2000 Spider when this manifold is on its Rover V8 motor. Sacrilege? Maybe, but won’t it be fun!
Doug Bender pilots his fully race prepared 1965 GT at Laguna Seca. It has a 2-liter motor, close ratio tranny, modified suspension and gutted interior.