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Made To Drive | S14 E21

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1: The Project

Tube frame, aluminum bodywork, and a second lease on life.
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Peter Inshaw
Peter Inshaw

I pitted with Tom on his inaugural race in Monterey at the Rolex MSR in his mom’s Giulia Spider. Great to see the TZ he told me stories of and to know more about its life with his mom. Conrad is a master with Alfa’s and an avid racer, enthusiast and artisan. Couldnt of gone to a better place to be reborn. Great video

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis

GREAT STORY

JB21
JB21

You know why TZ has the speedometer on the passenger side? Just to scare them off. About 20 years ago, I was driving pretty briskly through the winding back road near the shore down the south of Boston. Super early Sunday morning, no cars about, just me blasting through, when I saw a very flat, red car came approaching in the mirror, very quickly, so I stepped on it, of course. But a couple of corners later, the car just blast passed me, and that was one and only encounter with Alfa Romeo TZ2 on the public road ever. drdugklein,… Read more »

Steve Barratt
Steve Barratt

“Your getting to emotional” this is why the car turned out so well ! Hats off to both the restorer and the owner, the TZ is where it belongs .

drdougklein@gmail.com
drdougklein@gmail.com

Did any of the TZs come with dual plug heads or were those heads exclusive to GTAs?
Beautiful, beautiful car!!
Congrats Guys

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Excellent, wonderful, fantastic, in every way…. Now- David- get that car back on the track !!!
Kurt

Valor007
Valor007

Beautiful car! How was the tail section repaired? Hand beaten aluminum?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Good question. It is not as if there are a bunch of these things lying around that you could take the rear clip from. From the syntax of what was said, it does seem that the tail was replaced. And that would mean hand hammered sheet metal
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tom_brengle
tom_brengle

Valor007 and Robert – Dr. Eichenbaum and Conrad can probably shed more light on the details, but after the crash discussed in the film, the original Zagato aluminum tail was quickly replaced with fiberglass over chicken wire so the car could be ready for the next race. I believe Dr. Eichenbaum and Conrad obtained a replacement aluminum tail section from Europe for the restoration.

Nicholas Sokach
Nicholas Sokach

Viva Alfa Romeo!

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis

I drink to that as an Alfa Romeo fan, but the future unfortunately does not seem so bright…..I worry a lot about how the merge of FCA with PSA could affect a brand like Alfa Romeo……

tom_brengle
tom_brengle

I think my mom would be very pleased with how the car has been restored and how its story is being told. Thanks so very much, David and Conrad!

Dennis White
Dennis White

Tom, if those are 4 brothers in the photo, then your Mom was Superwoman and your Dad was definitely the Y factor!

tom_brengle
tom_brengle

Dennis, yes, I have four younger brothers, and she was unquestionably a Superwoman! Thank you for your comment!

Dennis White
Dennis White

Great story and video, and what a great livery for an Alfa! Conrad is a pretty amazing guy. The last time I saw him was from a restaurant in Carmel during car week a couple of years ago, and he was on the street working hard to coax a Giulietta or Giulia Spider to start! Also love to watch him race his classic 39 Alfa 6C2500 CS at the Rolex. And kudos to David for his dedication to restore and maintain this car and it’s history. Forza Alfa!

Dennis White
Dennis White

Er, make that a Sprint, not a Spider (in case Conrad is watching)!

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

As a sports car crazy teenager in 60’s Southern California I watched this car race in SCCA/Cal Club events more times than I can count. My lifelong love for Alfa Romeo was in large part due to this fabulous Tubolare and it’s intoxicating exhaust note.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Does the ‘tubolare’ refer to a ‘tubular frame’. What’s the reference if not?

tom_brengle
tom_brengle

Yes, Robert, that is what “Tubolare” refers to.

Terry VanDervort
Terry VanDervort

There is no substitute for passion. In this case passion times Two.