AU­TO­MO­BILIA Col­lectible mod­els / Life­style / Book and DVD re­views — edited by James Black Book re­views Alfa Romeo: All the Cars A

Books avail­able from Oc­tane Books, Auck­land — oc­tane­ (Giorgio Nada Ed­i­tore)

New Zealand Classic Car - - Words: Photos Courtesy - By ISBN Re­viewer’s own copy Re­view by

lfa Romeo is a mar­que with a long and dis­tin­guished his­tory on the road and in com­pe­ti­tion, so a com­pre­hen­sive look at the cars that have made up that his­tory is very wel­come.

Al­though fairly small, at about 30x16cm, Ardizio’s book runs to 592 pages. The way it works is that each model or sig­nif­i­cant vari­a­tion of Alfa gets two pages, in­clud­ing a small photo; a nicely-done side-view paint­ing; full spec sheets; and a page on the car’s de­vel­op­ment, race suc­cesses, vari­a­tions, etc. It all builds up to an im­pres­sive overview. The cars fea­tured are book­ended by the 1910 24hp and the 4C from 2013.

As an Alfasud owner, I was keen to see how it was cov­ered, and this long-run­ning

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