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Made To Drive | S11 E13

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33: The Racers’ Reunion

Alfisti or otherwise, if you don't feel something tingling please consult your physician.
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bozeman pantera
bozeman pantera
3 years ago

Again, Petrolicious is just kicking it out of the park! Wonderful photography, capturing the essence of days gone past with these wonderful drivers stories. You can feel the emotion and smell the exhaust when the bugs are on the front spoiler . Love it

Larry Kirkpatrick
Larry Kirkpatrick
4 years ago

Lots of fun and excitement to see this car and the owners enjoyment. Thanks so much!

JB21
JB21
4 years ago

Wow!

Steve Goudy
Steve Goudy
4 years ago

Thank you for the best story you have ever done. I enjoy the stories you do about many interesting cars. However, combining these great cars with the great men who drove them was fantastic.

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa
4 years ago

I have to agree with the other comment on how the old race cars and their drivers are by far the best Petrolicious has to offer. These are the guys we wanted to be. These are the men and the machines that made most of us hungry for automobiles. These “old men” were kind to us today. To be given a little insight to the reality we all have dreamed about. Thank you, gentlemen. Thank you Petrolicious.

Mikko Puhakka
Mikko Puhakka
4 years ago

This smile stays a week! Awesome story!

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay
4 years ago

As wonderful as most Petrolicious films are, the ones featuring vintage/historic RACE CARS, are untouchable. Period.
Yes- its great to see a guy with his civilian car that’s been in the family or that he resorted.. etc. etc..
BUT seeing competition cars, on a track, especially with commentary from the actual Supermen that campaigned them… pure joy…
thanks Petrolicious- this one is in the top 5 Ever.. (the other 4 are also about old race cars… 😉
– Kurt

google_user
google_user
4 years ago

Wonderful video.

I was fortunate enough to witness the #30 Alfa T33-3 win, outright, at the Watkins Glen 6 hours Endurance Race in July of 1971. The “little” three-liter Alfa whipped the large bore (5L) Porsches and Ferraris in the rain — winning by two, repeat, two laps. The rooster tails behind the cars on the main straight seemed to shoot up twenty feet, leaving a completely opaque cloud of spray for a hundred feet.

The victorious drivers were Andrea de Adamich and Ronnie Peterson.

My most lasting memory is the bravery of the drivers in keeping up a desperately fast pace in a driving (no pun) rain. The race was especially dangerous as the production cars in the circuit were vastly slower — thus, there were a dozen or so “moving chicanes” on the track while the rain poured down. If my 71 year-old memory serves, the top speeds dropped only 5-7 mph from dry racing conditions. It was a sight to behold; the likes of which I will never see again.

It was a happy coincidence that I had a chance to see the race in person. That summer of ’71 my friend, Ted, and I were on an 8 week drive around America from Arcadia CA to South Florida to Quebec to Idaho (Sun Valley) and finally back to So Cal. The road trip was the first real chance I had to “unwind”, having been discharged from the Army a year earlier; what a fantastic journey it was.

Howndog
Howndog
4 years ago

great video, man I wish I had been a driver in those days. Love the guardrail vs pine trees comment! I thought Derek was tearing up when he finished driving and they asked him if it was the same…melancholy.

PDXBryan
PDXBryan
4 years ago
Reply to  Howndog

I don’t know man. I think those were possibly tears of joy! How could you be melancholy about a life that well lived? If I got to do one lap like that, in a car like that, in my whole life….I’d feel blessed.

Petrolicious – Thank you SO much!

canyon
canyon
4 years ago
Reply to  Howndog

.. Bell ~ ‘settling in there like an old girlfriend’

Mattia Franchin
Mattia Franchin
4 years ago

I have no words to describe this video, most likely the sexiest thing on the web ever. Brilliant Briliant Brilliant

Bertram Wooster
Bertram Wooster
4 years ago

Day: Made!

Dennis White
Dennis White
4 years ago

Oh man, an Alfisti’s dream video! Listening to Derek Bell is almost as good as reading his terrific essays in Octane, the most recent including a wonderful tribute to Dan Gurney. Love the sounds, both machine and men. Thanks and Forza Alfa!

wing nut
wing nut
4 years ago

A feast for both eyes and ears! Do they make them like this anymore? I’m talking about cars and drivers? Don’t think so.

PDXBryan
PDXBryan
4 years ago

These guys are great! Arturo is such a character, he and Nanni just epitomize Italian spirit, and Derek Bell seems such a warm person. And these cars! My lord, how exquisite! My only problem was that the white nosed car got no close up attention. That must have been due to some sort of legality. I got to see the TIPO 33s race against the Ferrari 312s at Watkins Glen. What epic sounds! Thanks for the memories Petro.

B Bop
B Bop
4 years ago

As a die hard Alfa enthusiast, that was a stunning feast for the eyes and ears, as well as an uncontrollable tingling feeling in the old nether region. Just fabulous !!
I will be watching this quite a few times, I’m sure.