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Alfa Romeo

Alfa Automobiles S.p.A. ( Italian [ˈalfa roˈmɛːo] ) is an Italian of cars. Founded as A.L.F.A. Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) on 24, 1910, in Milan. [ 2 ] the company has involved in car racing since and has a reputation for building expensive cars. [ 3 ] It was owned by Italian holding company Istituto per la Industriale between 1932 and when it became a part of the Group. [ 4 ] and since February a part of Fiat Group S.p.A.

The company that became Romeo was founded as Società Italiana Darracq (SAID) in by the French automobile firm of Darracq. with some investors. In late 1909, the Darracq cars were slowly and the Italian partners of the hired Giuseppe Merosi for new cars.

On June 24th, a new company was founded named (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica English: Lombard Automobile Public Company), initially in partnership with Darracq. The non-Darracq car produced by the company was the 24 HP. designed by Giuseppe Merosi. ventured into motor with drivers Franchini and competing in the 1911 Targa with two 24 HP models.

In August 1915 the company under the direction of Neapolitan Nicola Romeo. who converted the to produce military hardware for the and Allied war efforts. In 1920, the of the company was changed to Alfa with the Torpedo 20-30 HP the car to be so badged.

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In 1921, the Banca di Sconto, which backed the Nicola Romeo Co, went and the government needed to support the companies involved, among Alfa Romeo, through the per Sovvenzioni sui Valori Industriali. In the railway activities were from the Romeo company, and in Nicola Romeo left.

In 1933, the state ownership was under the banner of the Istituto per la Industriale (IRI) by Benito ‘s government, which had effective control. The company to return to profitability after the World War, and turned to small vehicles rather hand-building luxury models. In it developed the Alfa Romeo Cam engine. which would in production until 1998. [ needed ] During the 1960s and Alfa Romeo produced a of sporty cars, though the government parent company, struggled to make a profit so it the marque to the Fiat Group in

Alfa Romeo has competed in many different categories of including Grand Prix racing. Formula One. racing. touring car racing and It has competed both as a constructor and an supplier, via works entries under the name Alfa or Autodelta ) and private entries.

The first racing car was made in three years after the of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the world championship for Grand cars in 1925. The company a good name in motorsport, gave a sporty image to the marque. Enzo Ferrari the Scuderia Ferrari racing in 1929 as an Alfa Romeo team, before becoming in 1939. [ 5 ]

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