Florida, USA: For the second time running, the Alfa Romeo brand will attend the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance with vintage cars and models currently in production, to symbolise that unbreakable bond between past and present that distinguishes its legendary history spanning more than 100 hundred years.
The star of the American event is set to be the Formula 1 BT45, which belongs to the renovated Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, colloquially known as ‘The time machine’, along with some of the latest models, including the multi-award-winning Alfa Romeo 4C (Coupé and Spider versions) and the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Visitors will also get the chance to enjoy a thrilling driving experience behind the wheel of the 4C Spider.
The Brabham BT45, equipped with an Alfa Romeo engine, will be on display as the star attraction of the ‘Hans Stuck cars’ category, with the US event paying homage to the German driver in this edition of the event. The story of this race car began in 1976 when Autodelta – Alfa Romeo’s racing department – decided to join Formula One by supplying the Brabham team with the 500hp 12-cylinder boxer engine.
In March 1977, the Brabham team was devastated by the loss of driver Carlos Pace in a plane crash and they decided to recruit German driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, who during the season scored two third places in Hockenheim (Germany) and Zeltweg (Austria).
At the end of the ‘70, the partnership between the Italian brand and the English carmaker came to an end: Alfa Romeo decided to produce its own Formula One car.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will run from 11 to 13 March in Florida, USA.