Alfa romeo - the Italian producer of cars. The company was founded under the name of A.L.F.A. (ital. Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) on June 24, 1910 in Milan. A.L.F.A. I risked to take part at once in an auto racing with pilots Franchini (Franchini) and Rontsoni (Ronzoni) in the race Targa Florio of 1911 on two models 24 HP. Since the basis, Alpha took active part in a car racing, and deserved a rank of worthy sports cars.
and else modern facts:
The head of the Italian company Fiat Sergio Marchionne on monday quashed rumors which appeared in the German press about possible sale of the automobile Alfa Romeo brand to the German concern Volkswagen.
According to data of the German Focus edition, experts of Volkswagen concern visited some enterprises of the belonging Fiats in Italy which release cars under the name of Alfa Romeo. Hearings about purchase of the Italian brand by Volkswagen concern go about two years, since that moment as in the run-up to the Parisian motor show, the chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen Ferdinand Piyekh mentioned that the unprofitable brand of the Italian sports cars could become happy, 13th brand in a portfolio of the German concern.
Since this moment, Sergio Marchionne constantly quashes rumors about possible sale of Alfa Romeo. The head of Fiat reported that the plans of its company include increase in more than twice sales of cars of the Alfa Romeo brand, from 150 000 cars last year to 400 000 by the end of 2014.
At the beginning of September of this year the head of Volkswagen Martin Vinterkorn spoke meaning that the German concern has enough cares and with 12 already available brands, including such new acquisitions as - Porsche and Ducati. Against new acquisitions of the German concern, also act and in labor union of VW.
Romeo it not only all the famous theatrical Shakespearean character, but also the Italian mechanical deity creating magnificent cars for mere mortals. It is Alfa without Omega without stopping making cars since 1910. The coat of arms of Alfa Romeo looks as though traces of participation in Red crosses and crusades and, of course, a snake with the head of a dragon are reflected in it, the devil being killed by Saint Georgy, but actually it was developed with one purpose in the head: devotion to work.
and more history facts:
It is considered that it is 100% the Italian firm. Initially the Company was called as Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq and was founded by the French businessman of automotive industry of Alexandre Darracq with assistance of the Italian investors in 1906. One of aristocrats known under a name of Hugo Stella, became the chairman of recently created corporation on which shoulders the heaviest time of car sale - fell 1909 later.
Hugo then took very important step, having founded the new company on production of cars in cooperation with other investors and Alexandre Darracq. Early Alfa Romeo was equipped with fine spare parts and it helped the company to sell cars in the Italian market, later, unfortunately it will become a stone of "predknovenye". In 1915 during World War I the Neapolitan Nikola Romeo – the mathematics teacher – took charge of the company and made essential changes to operation of factory conveyors of the Company to follow high requirements of military equipment at that time.
Alfa Romeo, also participated in the known races Sicilian Targa Florio and won competitions in 1910. Soon after their phenomenal start, the huge number of victories was gained by Alfa Romeo across all Europe.
The huge success of Alfa Romeo cars proceeded five more decades.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 350 | 351 - 400 | 401 - 436
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