RIAR plans for Giulietta’s 60th birthday
On the occasion of the Giulietta’s 60th birthday, the Italian Alfa Romeo Register (RIAR) is organising a major international rally dedicated to this iconic car, which has played a fundamental role in the history of Alfa Romeo as well as being a symbol of Italian rebirth following the dark years of WWII.
The event is scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 September between Lake Garda, Mantua – specifically Castel d’Ario, the birthplace of the legendary racing driver Tazio Nuvolari – and Verona, the city of “Romeo and Juliet”. Approximately 60 Giuliettas are expected to attend the rally, representing all the models built and travelling from all parts of the world: from the founder “Sprint” to the “Sprint Veloce”, the “saloon” to the “t.i.”, the “Spider” to the “Sprint Speciale”, right through to the racier “SZ”.
The event will also see the attendance of two vehicles provided by Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring: a 1960 Giulietta SZ, a model which belongs to the second series and stands out for its “stub tail”, and the 1955 “750 Competizione” prototype, a one-off racing boat model fitted with an engine derived from the Giulietta’s twin-shaft engine.
Emphasising the common thread that ties Alfa Romeo cars from the past to those currently in production, the cars taking part in the rally will be accompanied by several Giulietta and MiTo models, which feature a strong personality and character and portray the perfect blend of all-Italian style, compact and high-performance engines, the right weight-to-power ratio and Alfa Romeo technical content dedicated to driving satisfaction.
In addition, Alfa Romeo enthusiasts attending the international rally will also get the chance to admire two models of the Alfa Romeo 4C, the brand’s modern icon that represents the essential sportiness embedded in the ‘Alfa Romeo DNA’: outstanding performance and technical excellence for maximum driving satisfaction combined with breathtaking style.
A non-profit association that has been officially recognised by the Alfa Romeo brand for over 50 years, every year the RIAR organises major events across Italy and abroad – from Japan to the United States – with the most significant cars of its members: it is a genuine travelling museum that illustrates the fascinating story of Alfa Romeo.