2698 Nolan Rd.
Aniwa, WI 54408
Alfa owners swear by Tom. Tom is a complete Alfa fanatic and knows his stuff. Sponsors concours each year at AROC national meet. Past AROC national director. *Be sure to ask Tom about ice racing GTV-6's. He truly knows how to make 6's fly. His anti-dive kit is an inexpensive adjustable rear suspension for GTV-6's that flat out works. (Elder)
Alfa Milano, Inc.
1652 South La Cienga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Service by Mr. Aquiles Gemba, formerly of Autodelta and Alfa Romeo.
3422 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
New and used parts, service and repair.
1221 Fourth Street
Berkley, CA 94710
510-525-9435; fax 510-524-3636
Jon Norman and Ruth Ann Yager sell mechanical parts and performance items. Choice of factory originator aftermarket parts for 1300, 1600, 1750, 2000 and V6 Alfas. Reconditioned fuel injection pumps on exchange basis.
Alfa Parts Exchange
2436 Whipple Road #2
Hayward, CA 94544
Alfa Romeo dismantler. Used and new parts for most models of Alfa. Ask for Larry Dickman.
Alfa Performance Connection
1753 N Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92865
Service and repair by Stewart Sandeman, former technical editor of the Alfa Owner. Matched only by Tom Zat in the strength of his opinions, most of them from long experience. Can you imagine a mythical shop run by Stewart and Tom?? Help!
6644 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91201
Very extensive collection of OEM, reproduction and rare used parts. Prints 16-page newsletter, catalog. For years sponsored Alfa Club of Colorado but now is pulling ads from local clubs, although still offering parts donations for door prizes at events. We still like 'em. Includes John Shankle's line of high-performance products for Alfas. Many vintage parts, oddball stuff. *They are a good source for performance parts - a true wealth of Alfa "go fast" experience is embodied in this unique organization. They also import Sparco race seats, which are some of the best. Another division handles Japanese cars - let's just not talk about it. (Elder)
Alfa West RSR
Englewood, CO 80110
New and used parts, service race car motors and suspension, and restoration. A typical list of used parts includes: 2000 core engines $225; 2.5 V6 engine (needs rebuild) $300; 101/1600 hood (no chrome) $125; 105 pancake hubcaps (3) $75; 750 Veloce intake manifold, air box and mounts, etc. Plus a 1956 three-window 1900 and a 1959 Giulietta Spider (750) for sale. Remember the red Duetto in The Graduate? Ask Dale about his Duetto. Yes, it's the one from the movie. *Dale is well-known to Colorado Alfa enthusiasts. He has built many performance Alfas from mild to wild. He is another one whose motors typically run at the front of the pack. Dale has successfully raced Alfas for years. He quite simply knows how to make your Alfa go fast. (Elder)
4422 SW 74th Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
Performance parts, conversions, custom fabrication and customized Alfas. Created some interesting Alfetta "cafe racers" a few years back and built an Alfa-powered IMSA world sports car racer. Innovative crew in this shop. We wish them many victories! (Elder)
127 Verdi Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
**Danny Tamburrino**, Alfa Romeo Specialist: Service, Sales, Restoration & Parts
21W167 Hill Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Mike and Dianne Besic of the Chicago chapter will tweak, repair and tune cars for Blackhawk or other competition. A smaller operation than most on our list, but personal service by an AROC member with racing and tuning experience. *Mike's cars win events. I have never met him, but it is clear his cars are quick. Mike was fastest at the 1995 AROC time trials. He beat some great cars. (Elder)
Centerline Alfa Products
1220 Commerce Court
Lafayette, CO 80026
Toll Free: 888-750-ALFA (2532) (303) 447-0239; fax (303) 447-0257
Centerline Alfa Products
Giulia through current model mechanical parts. Superb catalog available. Excellent selection of parts, friendly, helpful service, definitely worth a call. *Centerline is one of the very best Alfa mail order companies. They have a great reputation, knowledgeable staff, fair pricing and customers from all over the world. Centerline is always a great place to start your Alfa parts search. They also have used parts available. Check for current selection. Centerline suspension parts were directly responsible for my '86 Spider being the fifth fastest at the 1994 National autocross competition. They have the good stuff, folks! (Elder)
24349 Ann Arbor Trail
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Looks like an old gas station, but Dean's work is respected by everyone and Trail auto an authorized Alfa Romeo repair facility. Mechanical repair and rebuilding of Alfas, used parts and cars, race engines and competition preparation. Alfa restorations accepted during winter months (if shop traffic allows Dean time for complete disassembly and restoration). No metal work.
DiFatta Brothers, Ltd.
5928 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206
(301) 426-7524; (800) 638-7656
Importer and distributor of OEM parts plus accessories.
12 Newton Street
Southborough, MA 01772
From street performance to full race prep. Ward and Dean street and race suspension kits, KYB gas shocks, used parts.
European Auto Specialists, LTD.
4453 Sycamore Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
From everyday driver to Concours cars, we handle all manner of mechanical restoration and service. There are more years of Alfa experience in our shop than anybody cares to readily admit. Stocking common Alfa and some not so common parts.
46 Peters Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Enrico Ciabattoni sells axle shaft boots for Alfas. Made of silicone for longer, heat-resistant life.
2604 South Harbor
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Sales, service and kits for Weber carburetors.
Frank's Interstate Tire
Does your Giulietta or 2600 Zagato need a special tire for the concours? Frank Salemi knows about such things, besides having the most wonderful Alfa miniatures collection this side of Tokyo. He even has tires for his 158 Alfetta pedal car!
9 Green Ledge Street
Repairs and restores all types of Alfas from Tipo 33s and TZs to Milanos. Repairs rusted GTV6 and Milano catalytic converter pipes for $150.
4528 East Courtland Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726
Richard Goodrich offers fiberglass panels for GTV, including all stock panels and original GT Am flairs. Complete front and rear clips for Alfa race cars, etc.
GT Car Parts
2302 East Magnolia Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Tail light assemblies and lenses for 1960-1970's Alfas.
Hank's Auto Body West
4890 Robb Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 424-4242; fax (303) 424-4773
Absolutely, positively one of the best collision repair shops on earth for Alfas, with a huge state of the art facility that cuts no corners and uses only the highest quality materials. Hank's work will last better than original and is fabulously beautiful. If you want the best for a crunched Alfa, this is it. (Elder)
12988 Meadowbrook Road, SE
Jefferson, OR 97352
Bill might be better known for his AROC contests and "TechToons," but restores Giuliettas to 100-point concours standards, one at a time after a day of teaching industrial arts. Those who have seen his work say Bill Gillham can fabricate anything out of metal and could probably pass the old touring master test of constructing a perfect sphere with only a hammer and a flat piece of metal as judges watched.
Import Tyres International
4507 SE Milwaukie
Portland, OR 97202
Pirelli 155 SR-15 P3's in stock. Correct size for Giuliettas.
Burlington, WA 98233
Wes Ingram rebuilds Spica fuel injection pumps and systems. He set up a dial gauge on a Spica cam and developed a map of its surface. If you have an old 1750 or 2000 engine with a faulty or worn Spica fuel injection pump, this is good solution (also see "Mad Piper" and "Alfa Parts-Jon Norman").
Route 29 North
PO Box 9036
Charlottesville, VA 22906
(800) 726-0555; (804) 973-0555 (from outside USA);
fax (804) 973-2368; (804) 974-7118 (administrative)
Street and competition parts for Alfas and other Italian cars. *Sadly they no longer support Alfa Club of Colorado and we have no idea why. (Elder)
International Parts Source
20850 Leapwood Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
New GTA parts, Autodelta heads, fiberglass doors and hoods, piston sets and transmissions.
Italian Toy Store
(503) 239-0703 (eves); (503) 762-0737 (fax - "Gary")
Used parts from 750 through 105 model Alfas (Giuilietta, Giulia, Duetto, 1750 Spider, GTV, Berlina, etc.). Also parting out Alfas.
John's Auto Body
4609 Madison Street
Riverdale, MD 20737
Specialist in Alfa Romeo frame, body and paint repairs.
Keith Magnuson's Ralli-Round
1512 Fairview Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Used parts, parts cars, dismantling and recycling of Alfas.
Alfa Romeo Exchange
Pre-'68 Alfas, parts and collections bought/sold. Publishes a monthly newsletter (see "Books" heading).
17167 Hill Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Former metal fabricator and restorer at Harrah's fabled Reno, Nevada shop. He left to restore vintage race cars and old sports cars that people would drive hard. High standards, especially recommended for aluminum panels.
Krause & England
8613 Barefoot Industrial Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Service of all post-war Alfas. Peter Krause owns and has restored an ex-Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo Formula One car, to be used at vintage races. He said the tough part of maintenance is finding tires for it.
KTR Engineering, Inc.
Groton, MA 01450
Restorations and vintage race car prep. Also makes a replica cold air box for Giulietta Veloce vintage race cars. Owner is the leader of the rock 'n roll J. Geils Band, after you visit your radio will only play, "I Musta Got Lost." He's an automotive engineer, by the way.
Mad Piper Products
1821 Rivenell Circle
Newberry Park, CA 91320
Cloisonne emblems, custom parts casting, apparel. Also sells Electromotive's TEC electronic engine management system as a replacement for dead Spica pumps. The MS-DOS interface allows laptop computer reprogramming of fuel and ignition curves.
1660 Del Monte Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955
Authorized Alfa Romeo sales and service, plus restorations and race preparation, located just east of Monterey. Al Mohr is owner.
Neff Auto Restoration
141 Slater Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Will reproduce plastic and fiberglass parts which are no longer available. Requires a part as pattern.
North Hollywood Speedometer
6111 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Speedometer repair facility and other instrument repairs. Plenty of local speedometer shops can do the work, but this and one other came recommended.
517 North Jackson
Papillion, NE 68126-3029
(402) 331-5913; fax (402) 331-1637
Free catalog, race engines, chassis prep for IMSA, SCCA and vintage Alfas, modifications for autocross and street, restorations. If you've seen Jack Beck's tube frame GTA Jr. "science project" at the Road Atlanta, then nothing more need be said. *Beck's shop is the best thing about a visit to the Omaha area. His prep work is on the very first level and his cars and motors typically lead the pack. He is a 1750 wizard. (Elder)
Pacific Coast Cartel
950 Enchanted Way, #104
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Mechanical and body parts, both New Old Stock and used, lights and lenses, literature, manuals, investment quality autos for sale.
Pacific Coast Vintage Spares
2219 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506
Marc Greenwald's parts for vintage Italian cars (pre-'68).
Paul Spruell Alfa, Inc.
3320 Laventure Drive
Chamblee, GA 30341
Alfa Romeo dealer and past SCCA national champion Paul Spruell carries Panasport wheels, sheet metal sections, lightweight flywheels, Carrillo rods, J&E pistons, Weber carbs and rebuild kits, complete competition preparation, and used parts for late model Alfas as well as standard Alfa dealership items.
Paeco Import Parts
2400 Mountain Drive
Birmingham, AL 35226
Will build engine or sell parts to any specification from IMSA to SCCA national. Kits available, full machine shop and new or remanufactured parts. Selling Stage 1 through Stage 4 performance engines in built or kit form. *Great catalog. (Elder)
Phil Reilly & Co.
5842 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Located next door to Cretsa Alfa Romeo. It is said that many of the cars at the Monterey Historics are maintained and prepared by Phil Reilly (formerly the famed Griswold restoration shop, with Jon Norman acquiring other pieces). Although known mainly for mechanical restoration, the company will reproduce parts unavailable anywhere in the world, and have them fabricated to concours standards.
Pine Ridge Enterprise
13165 Center Road
Bath, MI 48808
John and Betty Schoepke created the Omnibag, a sealed plastic bag for winter or long-term car storage, lined with a dessicant to absorb moisture. Your Alfa will be preserved -- even the brake rotors come out shiny instead of rusty next spring because steel, rubber and vinyl do not seem to age inside the Omnibag. Terrific indoor storage protection.
695 Creek Drive
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(408) 338-2715 or 1-800-HOT-SHOE
Race car restorations and preparation, Giuliettas a specialty. Vintage racing Alfas for rent and sale. Makers of reproduction fiberglass Giulietta and GTA cold air boxes, fender flairs, trunks, doors, hoods, front clips, etc. Many Giuliettas and Giulas disassembled for parts. Also carry Sebring Motorsport accessories including an entire Giulietta nose clip or spider trunk for mounting on the wall, Alfa hubcap clocks, carved glass Alfa Romeo logo table tops. Al Leake, Jr., was 1991 AROC Driver of the Year and a former Alfa Romeo dealer.
Tom Zat sold his huge vintage Alfa inventory to these folks. They have an automated, computerized inventory system to speed your order along.
Precision Import Service
2809C Dorr Avenue
Builder of SCCA national and regional championship cars, certified in all NIASE categories, complete inventory of Alfa Romeo factory tools for 1300, 1600, 2000 and onward, Allen computerized analyzer and Sychograph Ignition Distributor test machine, fuel injection test and flow equipment, large inventory of new and used Alfa parts, full welding facilities for gas, ac-dc, MIG, TIG and heliarc welding. All Alfas, all models, experienced TZ, TI Super and SS mechanics.
New Yorker Tom Pelletier's parts for '60's through '80's Alfas.
Houston, TX 77057
Discount accessories such as personal steering wheels (original equipment on Alfas for many years and available in several variations in leather or wood), Recaro seats, Simpson race products, Koni, Bilstein and KYB shocks, Enrico Nardi steering wheels, Momo products.
3336 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
Carter Hendricks is a certified Alfa nut, presently researching and restoring his 1900 TI Pan Americana. Carter is the St. Louis chapter tech advisor and assembled a gathering of 1900's for the '92 AROC convention in St. Louis. Offers cars, parts, service and tuning.
Cypress, TX 77429
(713) 807-1045; fax (713) 807-1946
New Italian rubber floor and trunk mats, rubber gaskets for trunk, body, glass and doors for 1947-1974 Alfas. Reproduction Duetto bumpers. Also a limited number of Pirelli 155x15 Cinturato tires for the concours fanatic.
Robbins Auto Top Co.
711 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tops and tonneau covers for Giuleitta and later Spiders.
575 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320
Factory authorized body repair for heavy collisions and frame repair from Secor Alfa Romeo of Connecticut.
Sperry Valve Works
2829 Gundry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90806
Specializes in Alfa Romeo cylinder head work. Aluminum flywheels, lightweight rods, porting and polishing of Alfa Romeo cylinder heads. Video tape of work available. Free brochure. *Mike is a great guy who knows Alfa heads. He truly has performance down to a science. Wonderful reputation that is well deserved. His custom camshafts are top quality. If you are racing a high horsepower four cylinder, sooner or later you will need his high strength fly wheel bolts. Do it sooner! (Elder)
1492 Topar Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94040
Reproduction rubber parts, 750 and 101 rubber mats. Floormats, trunkmats, firewall mats and other mats for Giulia Spiders and Veloces. Also dash pad replacements.
Stewarts Ferrari of Denver
4300 South Federal Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80110
Factory trained repairs, new parts, restoration and always a nice selection of used Alfas. Curtis races his GTVm "Alfredo" in the Rocky Mountain region and is well-known in Alfa circles. This is a great place to find a used Alfa. Colorado does not salt roads so rust-free Alfas are very commonly available. (Elder)
Total Performance Software
1106 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Computer chip "upgrades" for $195.
2911 Unit BS Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Replica GTA racing parts. Carbon epoxy GTA panels, reproduction steering wheels, plastic windows, parts and suspensions fabricated. SCCA and vintage Alfas designed and built. Paul and Alex.
Ward & Deane Racing
1317 West El Segundo Boulevard
Gardena, CA 90247
Two former aerospace engineers teamed to manufacture their own suspension packages for GTVs and Spiders, performance gearsets and items for street and race track. *This is the good stuff. Their parts have a well-deserved reputation for being fast. (Elder)
Wilco Sales Corp.
666 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14603
Not specific to Alfa, but perhaps the oldest sports car accessories firm still in existence. A general line of aftermarket items from car covers to shift knobs and luggage racks.
PO Box 4857
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359
Manufacturer of replacement upholstery, tops and carpets for Spiders -- Duetto through current. Inquire for Giulia, Giulietta, Alfetta and GTV (they have patterns, but only intermittent stock).
Z Engineering - The Alfa Shop
PO Box 2093
12530 Old French Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Specialty items: Clutch release bearing carrier allowing Giuliettas/Giulias to adapt the early mechanical linkage to late 2000 clutch assembly; 101-series Veloce headers in three different sizes for 1300 through 2000 engines including collector pipe; Mag Plug - a sacrificial anode plug to help prevent corrosion in water passages, and other items. Founder Dan Zebell sold the operation to Max Weiss, but the name remains the same.
OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA
Alfa Man Ltd.
59 Minerva Road
1950's through current Alfas, parts, body panels, trim, body shop and restoration. Mail order and Visa accepted.
Unit 5, Honeypot Business Centre, Parr Road
Contact numbers are 02089514100 and fax on 02083812255
An Authorised Alfaromeo Service Dealer and look after classics e.g montreals,and 105 series and new alfas such as 147s , Breras etc.
Unit 10, Ealing Car Repair Centre
2534A Ealing Road
Alperton Wembley, Middlesex
Engine conversions and upgrades. 3.5 litre and 3.3 litre conversions for 164S. Parts and service, racing.
Cubley's of Ainsdale
609 Liverpool Road
(Tel.) 0704 74114
International service and parts, including competition department.
Orchard Bank New Road
Mill Corner, Northam, Rye
East Sussex, England
Classic Alfa broker/Zagato specialist.
The Italian Job Automobile Pty. Ltd.
5-9 Ells Road
Oakleigh, Victoria 3166 Australia
Automotive engineers and wreckers.
Viale Marelli Ang. Via XXIV
Racing parts for 105-series through current Alfa products. Also GTA and Autodelta parts.
Merton Bamk Road
St. Helens WA9 1Hy
(Tel.) 0744 25499; fax 0744 21929
Road, race and rally preparation of Alfas. 1993 Alfa Championship winners in Britain. Many competition parts.
T.A. & J.M. Coburn
Wiltshire, England SN2 4DA
(Tel.) 0793 721501; fax 0793 725531
Hoods, seats, carpets, headlinings, retrims for Alfas.
31 Link Road
West Wiltshire Trading Estate
Wiltshire, England BA13 4JP
(Tel.) 0373 823856; fax 0373 858327
Probably Britain's largest independent Alfa spares place. Very helpful and knowledgeable - a lot of stuff for all models.
Highwood Motor Company
137 Bishopston Road
Swansea, Wales SA3 3EX
(Tel.) +44 792 234314
105 series parts specialist, both new and used. Owner Chris Sweetapple is very helpful, prices good.
Gjerdrums vei 10 D
(Tel.) +47 22 233300
+47 22 950023
Business run by Jon Atle Rasmusson since 1979. Very competent, worked as a mechanic in Italy, Alfa dealer. Races Alfas. Original and high-performance parts from many vendors, many contacts in Italy.
Alfa Rosso AB
(Tel.) +44 31 402510; fax +46 31 833723
OEM and high performance parts from many vendors on the continent.
Ondrak & Koerber GmbH
8000 Munchen 40
(Tel.) 0892723038; fax 0892725781
Spare parts for Alfas 1955-1995. Catalog. Export orders welcome.
Schaberger strasse 81
5650 Solingen 1
(Tel.) 021245307; fax 021245505
Parts for Zagatos, Montreals, Spiders, Berlinas, Giulias, Giulettas. Catalog.
KFZ-Handel and Ersatzteilservice
fur Klassische Alfas
Harpener Feld 34a
(Tel.) +49 234 864143; fax +49 234 864699
66-page parts catalog for 105-series Alfas.
Alfa Owner Back Issues
AROC National Office
2468 Gum Tree Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Available through AROC's national office, issues since 1958 may be ordered. Type or print your address along with volume and issue number and date, and enclose a check or money order for the amount of the purchase (prices include postage and handling). In the few cases of very rare issues (usually from the earliest years of publication), you will be sent a photocopy instead of an original). If you require articles regarding a specific model or topic, ask about the index published by an AROC chapter. It was scheduled updated, but no firm information was available as we "go to press."
AROC Technical Library
10 Raskin Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ed has maintained and expanded the club's technical library for several years. Most of what you need -- old factory manuals, bulletins, etc. -- is available in Xerox copy or microfiche form for the cost of reproducing a copy to send to you. Contact Ed Geller for details.
AROC Tech Notes
Alfa Romeo Owners Club
c/o Ralph Moorhouse
312 Bless Circle
Richboro, PA 18954
First in a series of technical reviews is a Spica booklet produced by Fred DiMatteo and John Hertzman. Reprints of factory, club and chapter articles from by various authors, the tech notes assemble rather than dissect information. Sometimes one article will contradict another (especially with the controversial Spica mechanical injection units), so there's a large caveat to ponder, but mostly it's a compendium of "more than one way to skin a cat." $20 includes shipping and handling. Include your AROC membership number (the first five digits on your Alfa Owner mailing label) when ordering.
AROC Technical Hotlines
Open to all AROC members, the hotlines are both technical questions and mechanical emergencies. Advisors are typically professional mechanics or engineers, all with many years experience diagnosing and repairing Alfa Romeos. Technical Hotline Advisors donate their time and services to AROC. Please abide by the times listed.
(207) 676-9649 (April-September)*
(813) 768-9384 (October-March)
All post-'71 Alfas
7 AM to 11 PM
*If the DiMatteo summer home in Maine is sold, they will move to the Boston area. Refer to the latest issue of Alfa Owner for updates.
All Alfa Romeos
1 PM to 5 PM Central time
All Alfas since 1946
7 PM to 10 PM Pacific time
All Alfas since 1954
7 PM to 10 PM Pacific time
1685 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 3C1
Richard Stafferton, one of the founders of the Alfa Romeo Club of Canada (ARCC), sold his TZ-1 to finance his dream of opening an automotive bookstore.
7017 SE Pine
Portland, OR 97215
(800) 289-2819; (503) 252-5812; fax (503) 252-5854
Keith Martin sells auto books and an Alfa video as well as producing a sportscar market newsletter.
PO Box 1
Osceola, WI 54020
Prints a 100-page catalog listing the books they sell, including many of their own. Publisher Tim Parker is an Alfa enthusiast.
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOK SELLERS
T.E. WARTH, ESQ.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Out of print auto books from the founder and former owner of Classic Motorbooks. $9.95 gets you the 175-page book Car Value Guide and Stock List.
42 NW Wallula
Gresham, OR 97030
fax (503) 661-6335
$5.00 for a 64-page catalog.
48 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
New titles, out of print titles, manuals, models, prints. Free catalog -- mostly newer titles.
PO Box 3
East Horsely, Surrey
$10.00 for an 87-page catalog with 1,500 titles offered. Huge selection, higher prices.
PO Box 21094
South Euclid, OH 44121
$2.00 catalog of old books.
3119 Oakmont Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429
Free mailing list of available titles.
EWA (Eric Walter Associates)
369 Springfield Avenue
Berkley Heights, NJ 07922
Torrey H. Brinkley
PO Box 722
Mead, CO 80542
Original Alfa Romeo sales brochures 1967-1994, plus other Italian marques. *Torrey has a nice selection. An original sales brochure adds a classy and unique touch to your treasure. (Elder)
NEWSLETTERS & YEARBOOKS
7017 SE Pine
Portland, OR 97215-1429
Keith Martin's monthly newsletter tracks auctions and prices of Alfa Romeos plus sections for other Italian, German and British autos. Rare and common Alfas listed in the classifieds, tips on separating modified from original and restored autos, reviews of models, auctions, predictions of future market values. $48 for twelve issues.
333 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
fax (312) 782-1331
$12 per copy for the second issue. Limited quantity of first issue also available. Alfa club events around the world. Richard Kreines and Steve Crowley are behind this interesting publication.
Did you realize that many chapters offer subscriptions to AROC members or that you can belong to more than one chapter? Velocissima (New England) and Alfa Bits (Oregon) always contain technical information. i Saluti (St. Louis) is another exceptional one, and about 32 chapters produce newsletters on a regular basis. Alfa Owner contains a list of chapters and contacts. The Oregon Alfa clubhouse is a must stop web site. Look under our "links" to other Alfa sites for a path to the clubhouse. Kudos to Oregon for a job well done!
ART & ARTISTS
Two schools: One is "art" and the other "illustration." The illustration style is typical of most advertising with near-photo realism. Not very creative from an art standpoint, but very marketable and appealing (as would be almost anything from the Norman Rockwell school). Bill Neale, Ken Eberts and Jay Koka are core "illustrators" which is not a knock but a definition of their work. Dennis Brown almost straddles the two categories because his skill with watercolor paint itself can overshadow whatever object he's illustrating. Randy Owen, using violent splashes of primary colors, makes the break into what many would consider "art," instead of "illustration." The objects are identifiable, but not photo-like representations - they're more concerned with emotional, fleeting, impressions of movement and power than accurately depicting the tire treads. Choose and enjoy!
304 East Street
Rochester, MI 48307
Original art, books, limited edition prints, die cast scale models, memorabilia. Jay Koka, Bill Neale, Dennis Brown, Jack Juratovic, Hale, Eberts, and many other artists, both original art and limited-edition prints. One of the first such galleries, it also features some very gifted people you never heard of because they work in the Detroit area as auto stylists or in other studios by day, becoming unshackled artists by night - including the gallery owner!
1895 South Woodward Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009
Art and collectibles, books, posters, models, videos, clothes and magazines from around the world.
Via Moto Ltd.
Water Tower Place
835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2201
Original artwork and prints.
Lake Orion, MI 48360
Created various paintings and prints, ranging from Alfa Romeo Monterey poster art to a painting of Jim Ibold's 8c2900, priced from about $100 to $10,000. His technique is not polished, almost a primitive, but distinctive and sells fairly well.
Randy Owens Studio
9606 Percission Way
Vienna, VA 22182
Prints by Owen of his painting of Roberto Guerrero's Alfa Romeo debut at Detroit with the "Spirit of Detroit" statue behind the Alfa Romeo. Limited edition of 125 at $225 each. Brightly colored paintings with much movement.
662-B Shoppers Lane
Covina, CA 91723
Not the most technically detailed, but great skill and craftsmanship with paint and a brush. Surfaces have almost a luminous quality. Will always sell well because he's "arty" enough to not look like a technical illustrator, but still conservative in his representations for mass appeal. Bill Neale falls into a similar category.
PO Box 613
Temecula, CA 92390
His paintings of Victorian architecture always seem to have old cars in front of them. Or is it the other way around? Either way, his black 8c2900 painting and print is of interest to Afisti. Can't draw people worth a darn (look like cardboard), but neither can Ken Dallison or Syd Mead. Appealing settings and paintings, seems to be a gifted architectural illustrator at heart.
"Chromeo" of a Sprint Speciale grille by Charles Dooman, is available from 500 signed and number prints for $100 each through Automotive Images, 8512 Chalet, Wichita, KS 67207-5220 or call (316) 683-1989. Near-photo realism, with no strong personal style getting in the way.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-0430
Former professional illustrator and art director at General Motors, now an ad agency creative director for Ford plus AROC member and editor of Alfa Giornale, past national director. Not top notch, but only one step below. About one-sixth the price of the big guys because he paints at home only when he feels like it, after working all day with tight schedules in an agency studio.
AROC National Convention Poster
(303) 247-9679 (evenings)
From the 1994 meet in Colorado, a Giulietta climbing a mountain road by Mike Mate. $20 signed, $10 not signed, $3.50 postage.
MODELS & MINIATURES
701 North Keyser Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508
140-page catalog of scale models $3.95, also Danhausen's World Model Car Book (published in Germany) with 286 pages of thousands of scale models in color - $16.95. *Autoworld used to sponsor a Mclaren racer back in the glory days of CanAm. They have a long history of HO 1/87 scale slot car racing and carried some of the best parts and cars for micro racers. Everyone should buy a vintage Aurora Alfa T33 slot car - they are quite nice. (Elder)
Black Bart's Auto Emporium
2315 South Calhoun
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Bob Bartel has more Alfa Romeo scale models and Italian car badges than anyone else I know.
Eric Walter Associates
Miniature Cars USA
369 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Large selection of scale model cars.
Revere Auto Miniatures
406 Revere Beach Parkway
Revere, MA 02151
Fine scale automotive miniatures, accessories and automotive art.
Creative Miniature Associates
180 Howard Avenue
Custom built, rare and limited edition scale models/miniatures.
Art & Automotive, Ltd.
Regalo 4-4 Natsugicho
Nishinomiya 662 Japan
The collection starts with a multi-tiered group of 40 miniature Alfas made by Alfa historian Roy Slater, all mint, then moves on to a $23,000 Alfa Romeo Tipo B child's pedal car (circa 1926). Rare Alfa posters, art, etc., Hamada both collects and sells Alfa Romeo items.
Peter J. Winford
4770 110th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 34622
1/43 scale racing miniatures. Professional building services for collectors. 10 percent discount to AROC members.
2224 Buckingham Lane
Custom building or assembly for model collectors. Will assemble and modify Pocher kits to your specifications or build entire bodies (most recent design was a detailed, working Alfa Romeo body constructed of black walnut on a Pocher chassis). Show-winning quality work. Also creates jewelry.
Via Moto Ltd.
Water Tower Place
835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2201
Scale models by Brianza, Herpa, Onyx, Creative Masters.
Logos & Such
10 Raskin Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ed and Shayna Geller of AROC make custom embroidered shirts and jackets.
404 Basinger Road
Pandora, OH 45877
(800) 543-6648; fax (419) 384-3272
Cotton fleece sweatshirts with Alfa Logo having individual pieces of color fabric hand stitched - $42. Jackets, windbreakers, tool bags, folding chairs with Alfa Romeo logo; ceramic or glass coffee mugs $7 each.
914 Liberty Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Exact replica of the 1970 Alfa Romeo Trans-Am champion decal, celebrating the victorious GTA. Roman, who has owned various racing GTAs, reproduced these from an original. Available in two styles: Inside mounting (for windows) and outside (for tool boxes, etc.). $8.
2224 Buckingham Lane
Alfa Romeo jewelry - bracelets, ear rings, pins, buttons, belt buckles, etc., with excellent detail. The belt buckle consists of the two halves of the Alfa Romeo logo locking together as the serpent swallows the little man! Two-time AROC art contest winner. Also builds or creates scale models of Alfas. Recommended by Fred DiMatteo.
A partial grouping of manufacturers and direct importers only. Many other firms will sell wheels at a discount. Call your favorite Alfa aftermarket dealer for information and prices. Be certain to acquire wheels with the correct offset for your model as Alfas are rather particular about this.
BBS of America, Inc.
5320 BBS Drive
Braselton, GA 30517
Racing and road wheels.
Dayton Wheel Products
1147 South Broadway
Dayton, OH 45408
They're not much for performance, but some people really like the look of a wire wheel.
Fittipaldi Motoring Accessories
1425 Northwest 82nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
Italian road and steering wheels. This is the U.S. importer. Detroit's distributor is Beck's Inc.
HRE Performance, Inc.
2540 Pioneer Avenue
Vista, CA 92083
Manufacturer and importer of aftermarket wheels for Alfas, from street to 3-piece and race.
MOMO USA, Inc.
The main office this side of the ocean is in Florida. Call and ask for the location of your local dealer. Some avant garde, cutting edge stuff here, some ordinary.
O.Z. Italy/Motoring Accessories
1435 N.W. 82nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
Popular Italian maker of wheels for racing and street.
2872-A Walnut Avenue
Tustin, CA 92680
Importers of Etoile wheels for street and racing.
With special thanks to Dave and Andy Hammond
AROC - Detroit
Edited 4/3/96 by Bill Elder
*We all owe a huge thanks to Dave and Andy for assembling most of these sources. We are pleased to share these with you in cyberspace. Sherry Ford at McCormack, Cooney, Hillman and Elder in Denver is also to be thanked for the monumental task of preparing all of this for cyberspace. Dave and Andy also have a great list of Detroit Area Alfa Sources. Information on Detroit AROC can be obtained by going to the Alfa Owner site and looking under local clubs. (Elder)