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 so...

Formula 1 should target a triple-header of grands prix in Italy this year, according to Imola’s boss, as grand prix machinery returned to the circuit on Wednesday. Formula 1 has so far confirmed the opening eight races on its revised 2020 calendar but an event at Mugello, likely a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, is poised to be added to...

The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars. With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati’s DNA: it was in competition that...

John Andretti grew up thinking his first name was Other. As in, The Other Andretti. But, as the nephew of Mario and the cousin of Michael, John established quite a career for himself. He won in Indycars. He won in the NASCAR Cup series. He won the 24 Hours of Daytona. He raced NHRA Top Fuel dragsters. He won on dirt tracks in midgets and sprint car...

“It is a very forgiving car. Very pretty, too.” That’s what the legendary Steve McQueen said about Duetto in the summer of 1966, having been invited by Sports Illustrated to try the Italian spider, along with other “fast friends.” The model he drove was one of the first Alfa Romeo 1600 Spiders to arrive in the US, after its debut at the Geneva Moto...

A 2003 Ferrari Enzo was the top seller at RM Sotheby's Driving Into Summer online collector car auction, also setting a new record sale price for an online-only car auction at $2,640,000. Clearly, wealth in this country is still being spent despite broader global events and record unemployment levels, and while things weren't all roses for the auct...

Declining sales and repeated overhauls to its future plans are not typically signs of a car brand’s good health. So alfisti - passionate fans of Alfa Romeo - should be concerned about the short and long-term future of the storied Italian brand. The new-car sales data released this week showed Alfa Romeo sales had declined almost 40 per cent year-to...

There are few things as quintessentially American as the Indianapolis 500, especially during the inter-war years when European manufacturers and drivers had all but abandoned the prestigious endurance event. But that came to an end - albeit briefly - when a native of Indiana, Wilbur Shaw, won the race in a Maserati 8TCF consecutively in 1939 and 19...

My name is Bill McElveney. I am a FCA Empire State Region WNY Chapter founding member. My introduction into the world of Ferrari began in the mid 1980’s when my daughter Jennifer, (10) and son Joe, (8) asked to decorate their rooms with Ferrari posters and photos. This request was certainly much less expensive than the real thing, so I agreed sayin...

Following the Daytona and Road Atlanta rounds, the 488 Challenge Evos of the North American series will return to the track as scheduled over the weekend of 26 July. The venue will be Indianapolis instead of Laguna Seca as previously planned. However, the latter will play host from 25 to 27 September after the fourth race of the season at COTA from...