Sunday, September 2, 2018

Alfa Romeo's 'Ferrari' Like SUV

If Ferrari built an SUV, this could be it.  Really!  The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is as close to a Ferrari as it gets.  The same can be said if Ferrari ever built a four door sedan, the Giulia Quadrifoglio could be it! Here's why.

Ferrari engineers helped design the chassis, including handling dynamics as deduced from Ferrari's handling simulator, and the engine is a V6 version of their Califorinia T V8 engine.  It is twin turbocharged with over 500 horsepower and sounds like no other V6 you've ever heard .  And there are more visible Ferrari inputs like the red Start/ Stop button on the steering wheel as well as a few 'invisible' bits we will not know about . But most important is the Italian design and style that comes from being part of a bloodline that started with Alfa Romeo over 100 years ago.

To demonstrate this family relationship one only needs to see this picture of  Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen riding in vintage Alfa Romeo race cars prior to the start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza today.

 On this beautiful day in Florida I stopped by the St. Petersburg Maserati/ Alfa Romeo store to get a glimpse of a gorgeous Stelvio 'Quad' in Rosso Competizione.  (Competition Red for non Italians) Take a look at this beauty.

I also got the latest edition of Motor Trend magazine yesterday that ranked the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quad as the best driver's SUV when compared to the Porsche Macan Turbo, Mercedes AMG GLC 63, Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.    Go get a copy and read the results as they support my claim that the Stelvio Quad is like what Ferrari would build if they built an SUV.  Here's what the cover of the mag looks like:

Considering all the above, Ferrari influence goes into a world class SUV and a fantastic four door sport sedan- only they are Alfa Romeos!  

If you are ever near St. Petersburg, FL check out the Maserati/ Alfa dealership.  They have a great selection of cars and SUV's for you.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Cool Car Dealers in Vancouver

Here's  a few car dealers I found walking from my hotel in downtown Vancouver. Special thanks to to Mark Harrison at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver, Mike Jones at Weissach and Nathan Chu at Lamborghini Vancouver for their hospitality.

You never know what you might find by walking around downtown Vancouver- I did not expect to find a number of car dealers in a small area of the city. Here's a view of car dealers in the city from a short walk near the Burrard St. bridge.

The pictures speak for themselves - here are car dealers you will not find just anywhere, and these are all within two blocks!

This picture on display at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver was taken from their building downtown!

The cars car get pricey.

And not to be outdone:

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Alaska Ramblings

I've just returned from two weeks worth of 'ramblings' into the wilderness'.  No not really, but I've spent two weeks way away from my Florida home on a trip to Alaska and there were a few nice vehicles where I went but the most impressive things I saw were on four legs, not four wheels!

So this post will deviate from cars - to all things that move from cars to trains, planes and yes, animals. Bear ( Pardon the pun) with me while I show you some incredible pictures of all the above.

This photo collage will give you a taste of what it is like in one of the last frontiers left on earth. Some of the land there has yet to have a human walk on it.

                                                     Our Cruise Ship the Norwegian Jewel

Let's Take A Look

We Can Ride In A Mustang From Vancouver

Or Take a Plane

But Here's An Eagles View of My Alaska Trip

Land of BIG- That's Our 'Little' Cruise Ship Three Miles Away

Land of Contrasts

Land of Eagles

Land of Caribou

Herds of Caribou


And Relaxing

Land of The Moose-  Momma and Babies

And Papa Moose- Huge!

And Running Moose

And Land of The Grizzly Bear

Always Eating- Something!

And Land of Bears Everywhere

And Land of Sled Dogs

And Land of Salmon


Always Changing

You Can Even See By Rail

Like A Painting

And Stunning by Twilight

That's it for now- I have other photos- too numerous for one post- so I'll have more later.
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Car fans- don't worry. there will be plenty of car pictures coming your way soon.