alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan
 
alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan
sep 28, 2010

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan

il segno alfa la triennale di milano, milan on now until october 10th, 2010

8C 2900 B speciale tipo le mans, 1938 image © designboom

alfa romeo has long been an authentic icon. it has interacted with its times, mobilizing attitudes and giving them new life with its presence. currently on show at la triennale di milano is an exhibition entitled ‘il segno alfa’ which illustrates the history and impact the alfa romeo has had on the automotive industry, aiming to trace the presence and interaction of the car against the backdrop italy’s social and cultural life.

the idea of the exhibition is to show more than just the industry and technology of the car. within the individual rooms, each one dedicated to a decade, the physical cars on display engage in a dialogue with accompanying photographs and posters of cars in settings that illustrate their historical times. each gallery includes a short compilation film taken from documentaries, newsreels and movie clips.

the exhibition is curated by francesco cassetti.

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan 8C 2900 B speciale tipo le mans, 1938 (front view) image © designboom

8C 2900 B speciale tipo le mans details: year: 1938 engine: in-line 8, 2905 cc, twin cam, double supercharger power: 220 hp @ 5800 rpm (217 bhp) top speed: 150 mph (240 mph) front suspension: independent wheels, transverse arms, coil-springs, hydraulic shock-absorbers rear suspension: indpendent wheels, longitudinal arm, transverse leaf-sprins, hydraulic and mechanical shock abs measurements: 4480 mm, length / 2800 mm, wheelbase / 1100 kg, weight production: 1 (1938), bodywork touring

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan giulietta, 1955 image © designboom

giulietta details: year: 1955 engine: in-line 4, 1290 cc, twin cam power: 53 hp @ 5500 rpm (52 bhp) top speed: 140 mph (88 mph) front suspension: independent wheels, transverse quadrilateral and bar, coil-springs rear suspension: rigid axle, coil-springs, struts, central triangle, hydraulic shock-abs measurements: 3900 mm, length / 2380 mm, wheelbase / 915 kg, weight production: 39.057 (1955-1963), bodywork alfa romeo

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan giulietta, 1955 (front view) image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan giulietta, 1955 (back view) image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan gran premio tipo 159 ‘alfetta’, 1951 image © designboom

gran premio tipo 159 ‘alfetta’details: year: 1951 engine: in-line 8, 1749 cc, twin cam, two stage supercharger power: 425 hp @ 9300 rpm (419 bhp) top speed: 305 kmph (191 mph) front suspension: independent wheels, longitudinal arms, transverse leaf-springs rear suspension: de dion, transverse leaf springs, hydraulic and mechanical shock-abs measurements: 4280 mm, length / 2500 mm, wheelbase / 710 kg, weight production: 4 cars and 8 engines (1951)

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan gran premio tipo 159 ‘alfetta’, 1951 image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan gran premio tipo 159 ‘alfetta’ (side view) image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan giulia sprint GTA image © designboom

giulia sprint GTA details: year: 1965 engine: in-line 4, 1570 cc, twin cam, twin spark power: 115 hp @ 6000 rpm (113 bhp) top speed: over 185 kmph (over 116 mph) front suspension: independent wheels, transverse quadrilateral and bar, coil springs rear suspension: rigid axle, coil springs, struts, central triangle, hydraulic shock ads measurements: 4080 mm, length / 2350 mm, wheelbase / 745 kg, weight production: 4 cars and 8 engines (1951)

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan alfa romeo giulia super print image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan history of a symbol through stamps image © designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan stamp details photo by designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan alfa romeo advertising photo by designboom

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan advertising poster

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan artistic poster for alfa romeo

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan artistic renderings and ads for alfa romeo

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan artistic renderings and ads for alfa romeo

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan historical photo of the alfa romeo factory

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan historical photo of the assembly line in the alfa romeo factory

alfa romeo exhibition at la triennale museum, milan historical photo of the alfa romeo factory

  • there is a all time exhibition of all alfa-romeo cars ever made, and of some concept vehicles in italy, near milan in arese, have a look http://www.alfaromeo.it .

    Marcelski
  • Could spend a couple hours there, no trouble. Deserves to be a big success d;-)

    Jetwax
  • What a great history. I wish I could be there for this exhibit. I always liked the GTAs / GTVs.

    Marc D.

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