An array of stunning Alfas were paraded at the brand's Milan museum.
The average Alfa Romeo may not rearrange your organs in the same way that a Lamborghini or Ferrari does, but this Italian automaker's fan base is just as passionate. The brand's 110th anniversary was a perfect occasion for fans - well, at least some of them - to head out this week. Of course, Alfa fans are affectionately known as "Alifisti", and some gathered at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan to celebrate.
The museum was opened to the media and public but adhered to current safety protocols as classics like the Alfa Romeo Spider rubbed shoulders with modern sedans like the stunning Giulia, a range which was recently topped by the manic GTA.
For a striking photo opportunity, over 30 new and old Alfas were arranged in an AR110 formation to celebrate 110 years of some of the most stunning coupes, cabriolets, and sedans to come out of Italy.
As is the case for all manufacturers at the moment, no event is complete without an online component that allows fans to feel involved from the safety of their own homes. Alfa obliged with several videos of the brand's colorful 110-year history. Seen in these videos is the Alfa 24 HP, the brand's first-ever car which surprisingly could already reach a top speed of 62 mph.
What would our favorite Alfa Romeo be? Well, it's impossible to choose just one. The Tipo 33 Stradale and the 8C Competizione are just two examples of iconic designs that still make us weak at the knees. The Giulia Spider is one of the brand's most legendary roadsters.
In the late 1990s - during Alfa's hiatus from the American market - the 156 was launched to stunning overseas reviews and was one of the most fun-to-drive, beautiful sport sedans of the time. Today, its spirit lives on in the Giulia, and especially the Giulia Quadrifoglio, possibly the best driver's car with four doors.
Although often flawed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a non-exotic that stirs the senses like an Alfa. The next 110 years should be just as special.