Alfa Romeo to showcase first ever car

Shortly after taking centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo will once again be the guest of honour at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the US.

It is the 60th year of the car show, which aims to judge some of the most prized collector’s cars to find the ‘best in show’.

This year, Alfa Romeo is celebrating its centenary and in recognition of this, the manufacturer will be the featured marquee at the show on Sunday 15 August.

Event organisers promise a ‘significant’ list of privately owned and historic Alfa Romeo models at the show, including seven priceless Alfa Romeo museum cars.

These will include the very first car to be badged as an Alfa – the 1910 Alfa 24 HP and a Disco Volante Spider from 1952.

Other classic Alfa models include the RL Targa Florio, 1923, Gran Premio Tipo A, 1931, Gran Premio Tipo B – P3 aerodinamica, 1934, Gran Premio Tipo 158 Alfetta, 1938 and an 8C2900 B Lungo, 1938.

The latter was winner of the 1947 Mille Miglia thousand-mile race and was the forerunner to stunning 8C Competizione of recent years.

While the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance celebrated the history of Alfa, the UK is gearing up for the introduction of two new models in the Alfa range; the Giulietta and Giulia.

The Giulietta first appeared in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it took part in the famous hill climb alongside illustrious names such as the Jaguar XFR and Chevrolet Camaro.