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 — octanebooks.co.nz (Giorgio Nada Editore)
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