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Day one – East Hampton CT to Williamsport PA

Day one – East Hampton CT to Williamsport PA Hot weather but fairly constant movement kept things relatively cool. Staying off the interstates and on the twisty mountain roads shaded by trees also helped. The Giulia loaded down as she is with 3 people and luggage affects her handeling but at speed she drives smooth … Continue reading

Dinky goes dental

Dinky goes dental

It‚Äôs been a good idea to arrive in the US a couple of days before the real start of the Route 66 adventure. I (Dink) would have time to get used to the time difference and to deal with unexpected events. And yes, they did occur. About a week ago I went to see my … Continue reading

More DIY gear

More DIY gear

After Fred showing off with his home made cup holder it’s my turn to go cheap ūüėČ The low weight of my video camera has a big disadvantage: although it has a stabilizer the motion sensitivity is on the high side. Pushing or pulling the zoom button on top of the camera makes the image … Continue reading

Sacrilege! A cup holder in an Alfa!

Sacrilege! A cup holder in an Alfa!

With the days until we set of for California via Route 66 winding down I’ve got a few more items to add to the super to make the long drive more pleasant. Today I built a 2 cup and cell phone holder. Too often my coffee tips over – but no longer. Plus I can … Continue reading

Bagging for less

Bagging for less

As mentioned earlier we definitely have to save on weight and volume. Especially because one of the crew members is female, which means we will have to stow like six extra pairs of shoes. Girls…¬† ~sigh~¬† ūüėõ Purposely for this cross country trip I bought a Samsonite softbag from the paradiver series. With its length … Continue reading

Parts for the Road

Parts for the Road

As Alfa Romeo has been gone from these shores for over two decades now, finding¬†replacement¬†parts at a local auto supply will be difficult. Those with vintage American autos, say a 66 Mustang are fortunate enough to be able to drop into almost any parts supplier and pick up parts both easily and cheaply. We alfa … Continue reading

Final Route 66 Trip Upgrades to the Giulia Super

Final Route 66 Trip Upgrades to the Giulia Super

The final upgrades have been finished and the Giulia is now ready to hit the highway Modifications and changes: Replacement steering wheel¬†– from an earlier model of the super. Feels and looks great, although the different angle of the spokes block the fuel gauge a bit. Break-in sticker¬†– just for fun. – from Bertelsbeck alfaservice … Continue reading

Participants

Participants

The following¬†adventuresome¬†Alfisti are planning to make the trek across the wide-open and very warm USA to the Alfa Romeo convention in Sonoma¬†California. ¬†Note, most car photos are not the actual cars but used for illustration¬†purpose¬†only.¬† Rob Rizzo – rzz164@yahoo.com – 1994 164Q I’m leaving from Long Island, NY on June 23, and ¬†meeting up with … Continue reading

Printable Route 66 maps Available for Download

Printable Route 66 maps Available for Download

Driving via the road less travled is great fun but if you are¬†relying on a¬†mobile¬†¬†data connection to follow the google map route – you will discover cell coverage is¬†sparse. So, prior to departing ¬†be old-fashioned and ¬†print out the route with the¬†following¬†maps: Arizona California Kansas Missouri New Mexico Okalhoma New York to St. Louis (start … Continue reading