The Front-Wheel Drive Alfa Romeo Spider Did Not Entirely Suck

You have to wonder what kind of special crack Alfa Romeo was smoking back in the early 1990s when their entire lineup went front-wheel drive. Sure, it probably saved money, but it was the fastest way possible to water down their legendary performance heritage. » 1/01/15 10:00am 1/01/15 10:00am

Is A Diesel-Powered Mazda Miata In Our Future?

Could you really stand the thought of a diesel Mazda Miata? Mazda engineers are apparently toying with the idea of the fourth-generation of the roadster, due in the next couple of years, being available with a super-efficient, yet totally uncharacteristic, engine. » 5/05/13 3:00pm 5/05/13 3:00pm

1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Here's a very clean Spider Veloce, fresh from California. » 8/22/10 9:00am 8/22/10 9:00am

Index Of Effluency Battle Heats Up: Audi 5000 vs Citation X-11 vs Omni…

If you're a serious 24 Hours of LeMons fan, you know that the Index Of Effluency (given to the team that overachieves beyond all expectation with an all-around terrible car) is the real top prize. Who's leading after Day One? » 5/23/10 2:00am 5/23/10 2:00am

1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Several Alfa Spiders have appeared in this series, but they've been final-days-of-Alfa-North-America 80s cars... until today! » 5/16/10 9:00am 5/16/10 9:00am

Project Car Hell, Affordable 60s Alfa Romeo Edition: 2000 Spider or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's coolest... and most hellish! Look how well the trio of Alfas did at Lemons New England- great cars, obviously! » 7/12/09 9:00pm 7/12/09 9:00pm

Can Sex Sell This Armada Of German Hell Project Cars?

When you're trying to unload a basket-case Peugeot 504 Familiale or a terrifyingly incomplete Renault Juvaquatre on eBay, what's your best approach? That's right, female flesh and plenty of it! » 5/10/09 11:00am 5/10/09 11:00am

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Pasta Burners

It's just not racing without Italian cars, and we're fortunate that mere mortals are so terrified of Fiats and Alfas that the prices are quite reasonable for not-so-perfect examples. Sadly, one of the promised X1/9s didn't show, but the red-white-and-green was still amply represented at the Arse Freeze. » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

1985 Alfa Romeo Graduate, With Bonus Italian DOTS Poll

Italian cars have been mighty rare in this series, so I was pleased to run across this '85 Alfa Romeo Graduate parked in the island's East End. I see this car moving under its own power on a regular basis, so it's a genuine driver (not just someone's hopeless Hell Project). » 6/06/08 9:00am 6/06/08 9:00am

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera, Spider Facelifted Everywhere But The Face

Alfa Romeo doesn't want you thinking that, like most manufacturers, the important changes come in the face. To prove the point, they've released photos of their revised 2008 Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider without releasing photos of the nose so as not to confuse those of us who consider the Brera to be one of the best… » 2/22/08 6:00am 2/22/08 6:00am