Arese (Milan), February 6, 2016 – Each year, the Scuderia del Portello Alfa Romeo rewards its drivers during a meeting in the multipurpose room of the renovated Museo Storico Alfa Romeo. For the first time since it was renovated, the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese hosted the traditional awarding of the Portello Scuderia Champions. More than 300 guests from Japan, Portugal, England, Belgium, Germany, Mexico and Australia came together to celebrate with great enthusiasm and emotion their common passion for the brand Alfa Romeo. [Read more…] about Portello Awards at the Alfa Arese Museum
Story by Roberto Motta
Photos by Robeto Motta unless otherwise noted
Once again Scuderia del Portello managed to galvanize the fans at the Milano Autoclassica, held at Fiera Milano-Rho, April 25 to 27. Dedicated to vintage cars, this event is now in its 3rd year and attracted more than 40,000 visitors. [Read more…] about Scuderia Portello at Milano AutoClassica
Story and Photos by Roberto Motta
Over the weekend of 31 May to 2 June, the Autodromo di Monza played host to the 61st edition of the Coppa Intereuropa. More than 350 racing cars were involved in dozens of races, as well as a series of events and parades to celebrate the 50th year of the 911th Porsche and the 50th year since the founding of Autodelta.
[Read more…] about InterEuropa 2013, In English and Italian
Story and photos by Roberto Motta
The second edition of Milan AutoClassica, held between February 22 and 24, is an event that is rapidly becoming a key venue for lovers of glorious cars of the past.
There were several legendary cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, whose exhibition kicked off the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the Chiti Autodelta works. These include the TZ, the 1300 GTA, the 33/2 Daytona, the 33TT12 that won the World Sports Car Championship in ’75 and ’77, and the 179 F1 experimental.
[Read more…] about Scuderia Portello at Milan Autoclassica
By Roberto Motta
Photos courtesy of Scuderia del Portello
Scuderia Portello has a big month planned for May as they celebrate their 30th Birthday.
On May 5th and 6th, the Scuderia del Portello will be at Donington Park “Historic Festival”, with its English partners. The Milanese team entered the first race with the Alfa Romeo GTA U2TC driven by the “gentleman drivers” Jason Wright, Michael Gans and Simon Tate. Wright and Gans will also take part in the “1000 km”.
From May 10 to 13, Scuderia del Portello, and Ross Zampatti, the ubiquitous Australian pilot of Italian descent, will participate in the ‘”8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique”, with the De Tomaso – Alfa Romeo that took part in the Grand Prix of Italy in 1961 with Nino Vaccarella. The car will be entered into the D category, reserved for cars with rear engines up to 2,000 cc. Zampatti won the European Car GT Historical 2006 with Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato entered by Scuderia del Portello.
On May 17 to 20, the Scuderia del Portello will be at the “Mille Miglia” with four cars.
Wishing to emphasize the international aspects of the club, Scuderia del Portello will assign the MM cars with drivers from different countries.The all-female team formed by the crew of Christina D. Von Schinkel and Caroline N. Koc, (based in Turkey) will be at the start of the event with an Alfa Romeo 1900 TI. This car competed in the Carrera Panamericana in 1954, with Bonini and Zanaboni.
The Italian crew, composed of Paolo Zanardi and David Tizzi, will drive an Alfa Romeo Spider Sebring.
Shintaro Goto and Takayoshi Matsui, members of Scuderia del Portello Japan, will participate in a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 TI Super.
Finally, the German partners and Josef Joachim Isselhorst Schnippering, will participate in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina
A team of mechanics at the wheel of an Alfa Giulia Wagon of 1972, fully restored to be a mobile workshop, will be on the scene to assist as necessary.
We hope you will stop to see our Scuderia Portello friends at these events, and tell them you read about them in VeloceToday…
Continuano i festeggiamenti per i 30 anni i Scuderia del Portello
By Roberto Motta
Photos courtesy of Scuderia del Portello
Nel corso dei festeggiamenti per i trenta anni dalla fondazione, nel prossimo mese di maggio la Scuderia del Portello sarà presente in numerose manifestazioni di carattere Internazionale.
Il prossimo 5 e 6 maggio, la Scuderia del Portello sarà presente al Donington Park “ Historic Festival con i suoi soci inglesi.
La scuderia Milanese sarà impegnata nella 1° gara di campionato U2TC con le Alfa Romeo GTA affidate ai “gentleman driver” Jason Wright, Michael Gans e Simone Tate. Wright e Gans prenderanno parte anche alla “1000 Km“.
Dal 10 al 13 maggio, Scuderia del Portello e Ross Zampatti, l’onnipresente pilota Australiano di origini italiane, saranno presenti all’“8°Grand Prix de Monaco Historique”, con la De Tomaso – Alfa Romeo che prese parte al Gran Premio d’Italia del 1961 con Nino Vaccarella.
La vettura sarà iscritta nella categoria D, riservata a vetture con motore posteriore fino a 2.000 cc.
Ricordiamo che Zampatti ha vinto il titolo Europeo Auto G.T. Storiche del 2006 con Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato iscritta dalla Scuderia del Portello.
Infine,Dal 17 al 20 maggio, la Scuderia del Portello sarà presente alla “Mille Miglia” con 4 vetture
Volendo sottolineare l’internazionalità del Club, Scuderia del Portello sarà presente alla MM con vetture affidate a piloti provenienti da diverse nazioni.
Il team tutto femminile formato dall’equipaggio Turco delle sorelle Christina D. Von Schinkel e Caroline N. Koc, saranno al via della manifestazione con un’Alfa Romeo 1900 TI.
Questa vettura partecipò alla Carrera Panamericana del 1954, con i piloti Bonini/Zanaboni.
L’equipaggio Italiano, composto da Paolo Zanardi e Davide Tizzi, porterà in gara un’Alfa Giulietta Spider Sebring Monoposto.
Goto Shintaro e Matsui Takayoshi, soci di Scuderia del Portello Giappone, parteciperanno alla MM con un’Alfa Romeo 1900 Ti super del 1954.
Infine, i soci tedeschi Joachim Isselhorst e Josef Schnippering, parteciperanno alla MM con un’Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina.
Il team ufficiale del Portello sarà seguito, come ogni anno, dalla squadra di assistenti meccanici alla guida di un’Alfa Giulia Giardinetta del 1972, perfettamente restaurata ad officina mobile.
By Roberto Motta
Photos Scuderia del Portello
Italian version below
Milan – The Scuderia del Portello celebrated 30 years of sporting activities with the “Trophy of the Thirty Years” held in Milano on February 17 to 19th. The event was held at the new Fiera Milano, a 345,000 sq meter pavilion in conjunction with the “Milano Autoclassica”.
The celebration was attended by the Alfa Romeo race cars such as the GTA, GTAm, and Giulia, and Giulia GT sedans. The cars were challenged to participate in a circuit specially designed in the square in front of the pavilions of Nations Autoclassica. Eighteen GTA/GTAms were on hand and divided into two classes. The winner of the trophy for the GTA category was Jason Wright followed by Arturo Merzario, while in GTAm, Sabino de Castro and Francesco Frisone were first and second.
A large, passionate audience attended the exhibition of seven historic cars of the Carabinieri, and watched performances by go-karts and cars of every make.
Story and Photos By Roberto Motta unless otherwise noted.
NEW! Scroll down for the Italian language version.
Most vintage car enthusiasts are aware of the famous Scuderia del Portello, named after the town near Milan where Alfa Romeo was born. Its distinctive shield has been seen all over the world on a great variety of Alfa Romeos. To learn more about the Scuderia del Portello and its president Marco Cajani, we had a meeting with him in the team headquarters in the town of Seregno. We found that Cajani is an inexhaustible source of ideas, a passionate collector and a good driver. During his life with cars, thanks to his organizational skills and an innate charisma, he was able to bring the world famous Scuderia del Portello to new levels of excellence. A graduate in architecture, Cajani is responsible for recovery and building restoration. But the Alfa Romeo is his great passion, a passion that binds him hand in glove with the Scuderia del Portello.
But who is Marco Cajani and what is his background? We’ll let him tell his story without interruption:
[Read more…] about Interview With Marco Cajani of Scuderia del Portello in Italian and English
Roberto Motta gets an exclusive look at the jewels in the Scuderia del Portello. All photos by Roberto Motta unless othewise noted.
Scuderia Portello has been at the forefront of Italian Vintage Racing since its creation in 1989. At first a small but enthusiastic group of Alfa owners began competing in European vintage car events, but as the sport grew the Scuderia was also entrusted by the company of Alfa Romeo to manage the appearances and transportation of the Arese Museums’ jewels. ( See Interview with Marco Cajani, President, Scuderia del Portello )
Below is the lair of the famous Scuderia, opened to our correspondent Roberto Motta. It is not open to the public and naturally discretion is always optimum.
[Read more…] about Inside Scuderia del Portello with Roberto Motta
By Daniel Tomicic and staff
It’s hard to imagine a more exotic, multilayered, castellated and picturesque area than a small part of Croatia called Istria, which is actually a peninsula on the Adriatic Sea. Croatia itself is in southeast Europe and once part of the Roman Empire and later fought over by the Turks, Germans and Italians. In the early 20th century there was a large segment of Italians living in Istria, among them being the Andretti family, who lived in the mountain top town of Motovun (then Montona). Always sparsely populated, even today there are few cars but great roads.
All of which make the ingredients for an interesting car tour. On November 5-7th, the Scuderia Zagreb tossed up a small six car tour of the area. Significantly the entrants were all Alfas and three of them part of Scuderia Portello of Milan. [Read more…] about Alfas Tour Istria, November 5-7th 2010