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Upgraded by accident

Upgraded by accident

So late at night driving the super. Suddenly the car in front of me hits the breaks then swerves. Instantly a huge branch of a pine tree is thrust up from under that car and slams into the front of the super with a smash. Feeling sick, I pull over to feel the damage; I … Continue reading

New or old, still fun to drive!

New or old, still fun to drive!

This vintage advertisement from a 1957 issue of Road & Track explains all the features a new Alfa Romeo offered for fun driving – and those features are still viable today in a vintage Alfa.  It’s why we’re driving 3,000 miles.

114 days to go

114 days to go

I have a box, marked Route 66, where I put all the things I shouldn’t forget to pack. There’s not much in it at this moment, just the business cards I had made for this trip and a roll of dollars I still had from my last trip to the States. It will fill in … Continue reading

Shipping the Alfa back home

Shipping the Alfa back home

As we only have time on this adventure for a one way drive to Sonoma California we need to have our cars shipped back home.  In the past I purchased a 1972 GTV 2000 in  San Jose, California.  I had the car shipped home with Dependable Auto Shippers and was very happy with the price and service. I have recently received a … Continue reading

The road to Route 66

The road to Route 66

On both sides of the Atlantic, preparations for the upcoming cross country trip are made. I just received my own copy of the EZ66 guide. I also started reading ‘Blue Highways‘ by William Least Heat-Moon and ‘Reizen zonder John’, a 2010 re-travel of John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels with Charley‘, by the Dutch historian and author Geert … Continue reading

Packing guide

Packing guide

A long road trip in a small car requires careful planing. The limited space will not afford us to simply drag around unnecessary items as if we were covering the miles in a huge SUV.  Our last cross country trip showed us of what was important and what would fit. As summer temperatures will be quite warm on this Southern route … Continue reading

Things to do

Things to do

As we like to share our experiences with others it was no question whether we would start a website or blog or not. In 2011 we got a lot of response on the website from the Three Men and a Giulia trip. The first one for this trip (Blogger) did not offer all the features … Continue reading

Getting a Giulia Super ready for the trip

Getting a Giulia Super ready for the trip

The Alfa Romeo 105 series of cars when they were developed in the early 60s were one of the most advanced designs for a mass-production car. Alfa was also quick to add new developments to the platform to improve the performance and driveabilty of all the cars in the 105 series of cars. The Giulia sedan was not left … Continue reading