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Made To Drive | S08 E05

This Alfa Romeo Montreal Plays With Light

For one photographer, this ’70s classic is the perfect muse
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Austin Powers
Austin Powers
4 years ago

Stunning car. Very under-rated in the car world. Those door pillar scallops, the rear end – poor man’s (lesser rich?) Muira? Love the sound of that small V8.

Charles Cleaver
Charles Cleaver
5 years ago

I also really like the blue color of your Montreal. Also totally get your photographic fascination. I always take pictures of pretty details of my 1975 Euro Mercedes-Benz 350SE. Fine details not seen on modern cars. I want to step my photographic skills thanks to your inspiration.

johnsanta
johnsanta
5 years ago

Gave me a new perspective and appreciation for the unique beauty of the Montreal! Love the color on this great car.

drjbf1
drjbf1
6 years ago

Excellent film!
I now have a teej desktop.
Can anyone tell me the last piece of music used in the film please?

MIKE
MIKE
6 years ago

I had the pleasure of meeting TJ some time in 2014 and was immediately drawn to him. He has a quiet humbleness, but behind his subdued demeanor you can also sense the passion and genius that lurk within. He never brags, never self promotes, and never reveals his hand and as a result you’re always left wanting a little more TJ. Since meeting him, TJ and I have spent countless Sundays together and we also enjoyed our Alfas on this year’s Targa California. Seeing his Montreal in action was a real treat. This video really does capture “the essence of TJ” and highlights his intense love of cars and photography and how he blends the two with such finesse and artistry. I’m happy to see that he has been bestowed with the honor of having a Petrolicious video spotlighting him, although in his humility TJ would never tell anyone to watch it. Kudos Teej (and Petrolicious) and I’ll see you up in Monterey next week!

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis
6 years ago

just perfect. And it was only the ’70’s

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
6 years ago

Amazing!

I don’t fancy Alfas, but if I ever decide to get one, this is the model I want !

The first time I saw one, was in a book, and was immediatelly in love with its shape, stance and style!

I’ve only seen one here in Portugal (but I know that there are a few more). There was even a magazine article about them (Teej .- if you’re interested I can see which number is and scan it – mind you that’s in Portuguese 🙂 )

As to THAT color – it ads even more personality to it!

PS: what’s up with the left headlight “thing!” on 5.09 – left is down and the other is up – Alfa Romeo electrically gremlins showing ? 🙂

Also loved the way they combine the car with your Teej’s passion for photography!

Cheers from Portugal

teej
teej
6 years ago

Thanks for all the comments. The Montreal is a great GT sportscar for many reasons as you’ve mentioned.

Oh, and the license plate is “fakey rs” – the car is built to RS specs but isn’t a real one… it’s fake, but the experience is very real

IRONBLOCK
IRONBLOCK
6 years ago

What a wonderful car and such a friendly owner. I really enjoyed your video and can really relate to a ‘Blue Montreal’. I also love that “interior with the Groovy 70’s feel”. The other rides in the garage are pretty cool.

The tag on the Porsche says: ‘FAKEYRS’ or is that ‘FAKE YRS’?

Samir Shirazi
Samir Shirazi
6 years ago

I know it has similarities with Miura, but has any one else seeing the Jarama nose in it? specially on headlights?

IRONBLOCK
IRONBLOCK
6 years ago
Reply to  Samir Shirazi

I sort of see the connection with the headlights but the Montreal’s are cooler with the louvers. The shape of the Montreal door definitely says Miura.

Samir Shirazi
Samir Shirazi
6 years ago

One of the best Videos done recently! Tnx Teej

JsT Fartin
JsT Fartin
6 years ago

The cappuccino and cigarette comment was great, part of the broader emotional landscape of our attachment to automobiles. It’s not just the conveyance, it’s what it conveys.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
6 years ago

Love that opening track — Perfect choice!

JB21
JB21
6 years ago

“…has somewhat of an A/C…,” that was golden. Love the car, and the color, I’ve actually never seen Montreal in that blue, that’s definitely best!

GARY MILES
GARY MILES
6 years ago

As always, another great film from Petrolicious! When I saw the Montreal in the header, I knew what it was as I had seen one once before. As I watched the film, I realized that I had met this very car and the owner during the recent Targa California. The vehicle was sitting outside the motel where we had stayed for the night. The body is stunning, and the color, mesmerizing in the early morning as the sun began to rise. As my buddy and I walked around the car, TJ came out and we chatted for a bit. I had no idea of the existence of the Montreal until this moment and really appreciated having the opportunity to talk to him and to have him share his passion about his Alfa. Great guy. Great car! Thanks again for sharing a ‘second’ time!

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt
6 years ago

That’s one cool car!
One cool owner too.

I don’t know what it is about that colour blue, but It just does it for me.

Amother great film from the masters.

GCT
GCT
6 years ago

Wow. What a beautiful example and incredible photography TJ. Love the paint colour (what’s its codename?) Beautifully shot as always thank you Petrolicious – if I ever wanted one of these Montreal’s the itch just got stronger…2.6 V8 with 230bhp what more could a chap ask for?!