The legend started in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Società Italiana Automobili Darraq, the Italian plant of a French car maker.
The first plant was at number 95 Strada del Portello in the north-west outskirts of Milan and the company was called “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili” (Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company), hence the acronym A.L.F.A.
Racing VictoriesAlfa Romeo was able to amass a racing resume that became the envy of the motorsports world, including:
- 5 World Championships
- 17 European Championships
- 11 Mille Miglias
- 10 Targa Florios
- 4 Le Mans
- Plus many more…
Alfa Romeo is represented by Ron Lewis Automotive Group
Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo
20839 - Route 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
The folks at Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo tell us they are very proud to be Pittsburgh’s only Alfa Romeo dealer. They are the only official retailer of Alfa Romeo models in a 50 mile radius from their 20839 Route 19, Cranberry Township showroom. They are one of only six dealers in Pennsylvania, and are gladly welcoming customers from around the country when they visit the Cortile this summer.
Alfa Romeo in the USA
Alfa Romeo was imported to the United States by Max Hoffman from the mid-1950s. The Giulietta Spider was born by request of Max Hoffman, who proposed an open version of the Giulietta. In 1961 Alfa Romeo started importing cars to the United States.
In 1995, Alfa Romeo ceased exporting cars to the United States, the last model sold in that market being the 164 sedans.
lfa Romeo's return to United States was officially confirmed on 5 May 2006 by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. North American sales resumed in October 2008, with the launch of the low production 8C Competizione coupe.
The next significant milestones in Alfa Romeo's North American return occurred in 2014, with the launch of the more affordable two-seater 4C coupe.In 2015, Alfa Romeo's return to this market was further bolstered by the automaker's display of the new Giulia in 2016.
Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing, and rallies. It has competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, via works entries (usually under the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta), and private entries.
The first racing car was made in 1913, three years after the foundation of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix cars in 1925. The company gained a good name in motorsport, which gave a sporty image to the whole marque.
Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929 as an Alfa Romeo racing team, before becoming independent in 1939. It holds the world's title of the most wins of any marque in the world.
Last Update to this page: 8 June 2017