Brief History About Alfa Romeo
Alfa stands for (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili). Alfa Romeo Automobiles is a car manufacturer from Italy and was founded in 1910, having been formed from the Società Anonima Italiana Darracq firm that was formed in 1906. The name Romeo was added to the name Alfa in 1920 after the company was run by Nicola Romeo who joined in 1915. Originally setup to build luxury cars, the company struggled to make a profit after the 1st world war, however Alfa had been involved in motor racing since 1911 and had much success and even had Enzo Ferrari as a racing driver in the early 1920’s.
With struggling sales of luxury cars Alfa Romeo also turned to building more mainstream cars and after the 2nd world war returned to motor racing with great success. The company’s financial struggles continued and Fiat took over in 1986/87 to help keep Alfa and its Italian workers going. Alfa’s charm, character and racing heritage has kept it going despite continuing financial and sales struggles, having a strong base of enthusiasts who support the make and it hasn’t hurt with Maserati joining the group in 2005.