A defector, but
still an Alfista at
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Poole, Dorset
The shape of the Alfa grille.
This is something that doesn't often appear on alfaowner.com, but lets give it a try, it's a pasted quote from a discussion in today's Guardian newspaper.
The Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo use the triangle symbol as their distinctive grille badge. I daresay many of you will disagree but the design pretty clearly was intended to evoke the pubic triangle of a naked woman. Observers might also note how the design has evolved from the wide isosceles of the 70's and 80's to its much narrower current version, following the trend of female pubic grooming. We will have to wait to see if the Alfa triangle will start to get wider again in the next year or 2.....
I have to confess it's an aspect of Alfa design that's never occurred to me before, when I was driving one nobody pointed it out to me, whereas two or three of my wife's women friends have commented with a knowing wink about the first two letters of my current car's registration, BJ... It's an interesting point, lets see if we can discuss it without giving the moderators any reason to jump in.