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GALLERY: Behind The Scenes On Our Alfa Romeo Film Shoot

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
March 28, 2017
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Photography by David Zu Elfe

Each week with every film we produce we’re going to aim to give you a bit of a gallery from behind the scenes. This week we partnered with Alfa Romeo to sample a buffet of tasteful Italian machinery.

The full spread includes an iconic Autodelta-prepared GTA racer, the Barchetta-style Giulietta Competizione Spider Sebring, the luxurious grand touring Montreal, and their modern brethren: the carbon tub chassis constructed 4C, and the German-performance-sedan-crushing Giulia.

We sat down with Alfa Romeo USA Brand Ambassador and all-around genuine Alfista, Brandon Adrian, to uncover what it is about the century-old sports car staple that’s so special. Is it the sheer beauty evoked in so many of the marque’s designs? Or is it the way they deliver the drive and make their devout wheelman feel?

Brandon proclaims it’s both. “An Alfista is someone that has dreams of Alfa Romeo, pretty much constantly, and those dreams become a reality when you actually get in those cars and drive them.” Many would argue that the deep feelings stirred from driving an Alfa is a hyperbolic cliché, but that’s simply not the case for those bewitched by the Italian roundel.

Like many Alfaholics, Brandon’s lifelong love affair with the manufacturer stemmed from its romantic racing history. “It all goes back to the racing heritage. I actually much prefer to be at the racetrack than a concours. If there’s an opportunity between the two, I’ll always pick the racetrack because that’s where my passion and the fun lies. But these cars can do both,” declares Brandon.

Alfa Romeo’s mix of divine driving dynamics and stunning design aesthetics has always secured the endearment of enthusiasts. Whether it’s a vintage racer or a modern performance sedan, “Any Alfista would rather be driving an Alfa Romeo than looking at an Alfa Romeo, even though looking at it is just as beautiful.”

Drive Tastefully®

 

 

 

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Per Eldh
Per Eldh

I sort of miss the Alfa Arna in there.

Fernando Souto
Fernando Souto

I don’t agree. Petrolicious made it clear that the video was in partnership with Alfa Romeo, so there is no disguise. Any car from the 60-70s will rust while you look at them. The BMW 3.0cs has to be the biggest rust bucket of them all. Most people in this country may not remember but Alfa Romeo was that good. I believe they were using V8 engines in that Targa Florio victory . The hardcore reality is that we will never see what potential Alfa Romeo has under the Marchionne leadership. It will always be shackled. The new Giulia is… Read more »

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Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

OK .. having been a former Alfasti lets play Devils Advocate placing aside all myth in favor of hard core reality 1) AutoDelta prepped GTA . At its core .. motor included its a gem . But the reality is the body work rusts faster than you can drive the car .. and unless you’ve replaced every bearing and piston ring in the engine with modern ones its a time bomb waiting to go off 2) The Spider … as a road car it was top o’ the pops . As a racer on the best of days it was… Read more »

David Zu Elfe
David Zu Elfe

I have had the pleasure of reading more than one of your comments on more than one of my films so far, and for the most part there is truth in what you state. None that I can relate too much to for the most part, but I have to admit that it is there. Which raises a questions: Why do you still watch these if they do not seem to provide quality entertainment for you?

Nope
Nope

If only you were an intelligent, self aware human being. How many years have you been constipated for now?

Dennis White
Dennis White

OK, who overturned the rock?

Conni Menschel
Conni Menschel

It is one Alfista or two Alfisti. Everything else is wrong. I thought you know that…

James Andrew
James Andrew

Ah guitar slinger.
You comment on a lot of the Alfa Romeo features don’t you? I won’t entertain your ideas by arguing as based on your other posts you are neither open minded or reasonable. What you are however is a fool with a chip on his shoulder and a point to prove but I don’t think even you know what it is. Do you actually like classic cars?
Thank god you got out of alfas.

Per Eldh
Per Eldh

Keep to guitars man. At least do yer homework.
The Giulia has nothing to do with any f—–g Dart.

Mason Roalsvig
Mason Roalsvig

I do not have experience with the older cars so I’ll defer judgement there but the claims on the newer models are just false. While the 4C is based on similar construction as the KTM X-Bow, as it is built by the same company, it does not have all that much similar to it. The X-Bow has a monocoque made completely from carbon fibre (CFRP, graphite fiber) with another carbon fibre deformation zone in the front. The complete structure weighs around 80 kgs (175 lbs). The 4C has a central tub made from sheet moulding composites (SMC, polyester reinforced with… Read more »