LeMons Torture Test Results: Alfa Romeo Alfetta

The Alfettas would have an even better record, had we used results from 2007 races, but even so they've done very, very well as LeMons cars. For reasons that make no sense, the Alfa Twin Cam four-cylinder engine hasn't been as reliable as the Milano's V6, but it's been good enough to propel many pre-GTV6 Alfettas into… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

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

PCH, Invasion Of The Hell Projects Edition: Three Alfas or Four…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/10/08 5:20pm 10/10/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we had the chance to choose between two potential moonshine runners, with either of which one might keep bread on the table during the coming , and the like Junior Johnson beat…

Alfetta Lives On In Brooklyn Despite Dead Owner

As big fans of the Alfa Romeo Alfetta » 8/29/08 4:30pm 8/29/08 4:30pm, this profile of one abandoned Alfa in Brooklyn has touched us. Owned by a Romanian immigrant who passed away, the worn 1975 Alfetta should have been towed away after a few parking tickets because alternate side of the street parking in NYC is strictly enforced. Miraculously, an…

What Do You Do With Two Garbooned Alfetta Engines?

Anyone who followed our coverage of the Altamont 24 Hours of LeMons race in October knows that we really, really enjoyed seeing a 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta participating in the race. And not just participating, but contending... well, until a blown head gasket sidelined the car. So we were overjoyed to find that the… » 12/29/07 8:15pm 12/29/07 8:15pm

PCH, Cheap Italian Edition: One X-1/9 or Two Alfettas?

Since so many of you backed away in confusion from the unknown torments of Australian Hell Projects yesterday, we'll return to good ol' stick-to-your-ribs familiar machinery. Cars that we trust like old friends... old friends who borrow money and squander it on Night Train and cheap hookers, that is. Yes indeed,… » 11/01/07 5:30pm 11/01/07 5:30pm

The Alfetta That Deserved To Win LeMons

While there was no shortage of underdog cars to root for at the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont, cold reality made it clear that none of the Detroit battleships, Tercel wagons, or even the Jag XJ had any chance in hell of beating the BMWs and CRXs. But there was one underdog that was consistently among the race… » 11/01/07 1:30pm 11/01/07 1:30pm