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Why Alfa Romeo Cars Wear a Lucky Charm

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Rum Balls, Sep 12, 2019 at 5:11 PM.

  1. Rum Balls

    Rum Balls Well-Known Member

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    As Italian Grand Prix Unfolds, a Look Back at the Alfa Romeo Racer Who Invented the Quadrifoglio

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    On the 96th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo racer's death at Monza, we remember the lucky charm Alfas still carry.

    Have you ever wondered what the four-leaf clover on Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio models is? Why is it only on Quadrifoglio models? What does it mean? Has Alfa Romeo considered some sort of corporate tie-up with Lucky Charms?

    The answer goes back to the 1920s, but it's especially interesting today. On September 8, the Italian Grand Prix takes place in Monza, where the man who invented an enduring symbol of luck saw his own run out 96 years ago to the day.

    With World War I in the rearview mirror, Alfa Romeo resumed production of its famed racing cars and began to compete in Grand Prix racing, having drawn major attention in the early postwar years with a series of impressive performances in the numerous Italian races held across the country, throughout the year. By 1923, Alfa Romeo had a dominant car in the RL and a remarkable driver lineup. The four drivers were Enzo Ferrari, Antonio Ascari, Giulio Masetti, and Ugo Sivocci. The all-Italian squad performed admirably as a team, but Sivocci was unhappy with his performance. The former motorcycle racer had yet to win a race as a driver, so he decided he needed a change of some sort after a series of second-place finishes.

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    I do know this story.


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