29.04.2010 AUSTRALIAN ALFA ROMEO G1 RETURNS TO ITALY

ALFA ROMEO G1
ALFA ROMEO G1
ALFA ROMEO G1

Alfa Romeo G1 was the guest of honour at a reception held by Gianludovico De Martino di Montegiordano, the Ambassador of Italy to Australia, in the grounds the embassy in Canberra.

The first ever model to carry the "Alfa Romeo" name and the only one left in the world, the Alfa Romeo G1 owned by Kiwi Alfa Romeo importer, Neville Crichton, has returned to Italy as part of its Australia-wide tour to celebrate the centenary of Alfa Romeo, but it has not left the country.

During a visit to the Australian Capital, Canberra for the Auto Italia car event, the Alfa Romeo G1 was the guest of honour at a reception held by Gianludovico De Martino di Montegiordano, the Ambassador of Italy and, with the event held in the grounds of the Italian Embassy which is technically Italian soil, the G1 made a symbolic return to the country of its birth.

Surrounded at the Embassy by some of the most valuable classic Alfa Romeos in Australia, the reception for the G1 was the ideal precursor to one of the largest displays of Italian cars - and, in the shape of a Fiat Ducato commercial vehicles ever seen in the national capital, with a fleet of Alfa Romeos, headed by the G1, leading the display the following day alongside Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of capital.

The next outing for the Alfa Romeo G1 is, once again, in Italy, or rather, Sydneys little Italy, Norton Street in Leichardt, when it will lead off the competitors in the annual Italian Connection Trophy, the motoring event that links the Sydney and Melbourne Italian communities and which raises money for the Duchenne Foundation. The Alfa Romeo G1 will be on display from 07.00 in The Forum at the start of the event on 21 May 2010.
 

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