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Alfa Romeo Museum

Alfa Romeo Historical Museum
Established 18 December 1976
Location Viale Alfa Romeo
Arese, Milan, Italy
Coordinates
Type Automobile
Visitors 10,500 (2006)[1]
Website [1]

Note: the Alfa-Romeo museum near Milan is now completely closed as of 2014. It is unclear if the Alfa-Romeo company will ever re-open the museum.

Alfa Romeo Historical Museum (Il Museo Storico dell’Alfa Romeo) was a museum displaying a permanent collection of Alfa romeo cars located in Arese, Milan, Italy. The museum was officially opened on December 18, 1976,[1][2] and is located in the former Alfa Romeo Arese factory area. The museum was dedicated to over 100 years of history of the Alfa Romeo marque, which production included automobiles, commercial vehicles, railway locomotives, tractors, buses, trams, marine and aircraft engines.

The museum spreads over 4,800 square metres (52,000 sq ft). Its six floors are divided into four theme areas, including a historical review of all Alfa Romeo road cars produced since 1910, prototypes and "dream cars", aircraft and aeronautical projects, and scale models and awards.

The museum collection was over 250 cars and 150 engines, of which approximately half are on view. These include at least one example of each model produced, plus prototypes and racing cars.[2] Some of the museum cars are regularly on loan for festivals and historical events, like Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Mille Miglia.

At the beginning of 2009 the museum closed for renovations and opened in the end of 2009 to celebrate Alfa Romeo’s 100th birthday in 2010. The museum appears to have been completely closed from about 2012, due to political wrangling over the disposition of the museum and the assets. For example, http://www.autoedizione.com/reopening-alfa-romeo-museum-arese-delayed/ or http://www.leftlanenews.com/alfa-romeo-museum-to-reopen-in-2015.html

Contents

  • Scuderia del Portello 1
  • Selection of exhibits 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Scuderia del Portello

Scuderia del Portello is a factory-backed Alfa Romeo racing team which competing in vintage auto racing. The team was founded in 1982 by a group of Alfa Romeo gentleman drivers and it got mandate to campaign and represents historical Alfa Romeo cars from Museo Storico dell’Alfa Romeo in 1989.[3] The team participates in different exhibitions and historical racing events like the Goodwood of Festival of Speed and the Carrera Panamerica.[4]


Selection of exhibits

References

  1. ^ a b "Museo Storico Alfa Romeo". tafter.it (in Italiano). Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Alfa Romeo Museum". alfaromeo.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ "History". scuderiadelportello.org. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  4. ^ "News Conference at the Sinsheim Museum in Germany". lacarrerapanamericana.com. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 

External links

  • Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese on YouTube
  • Official Website
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