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Well, not quite but I was in the Cartier "Style et Luxe" concours area at the FoS yesterday when I heard this awesome noise behind me, while there was a general rush in that direction. I looked around, and there was a Tipo 33 Stradale being driven gingerly across the grass to its parking space. I was lucky enough to follow it during its little trip and then stand right next to it while the owner revved it up and showed off the engine to the scrutineers.

The Tipo 33 Stradale is IMO the best Alfa ever, certainly my favourite Alfa ever, and it was a real pleasure to be in the close presence of one that was fired up, it was in stunning condition as well, an amazing car to see, smell and hear. Will post some pics later in the images area.

Just shows what a great event ythe FoS is - this was just a "random" incident, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

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Nigel
 

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Was there too but didnt hear the Tipo however was near the 159 Alfetta whilst that was being run it sounded like the god of hell fire a fantastic noise.....
 
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Saw them refuelling that and had a good nose around it but didn't hear the start up. But last year i was stood right next to it when they started it up, fantastic.

I am going again on Saturday, I want to try to hear "Mefistofele", the huge Fiat with the aero engine, start up. Apparently the starting sequence takes 20 minutes!

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I was tempted to throw myself in front of it, but it was only going about 5mph!
 

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Tipo 33.............ultimate automative porn, but an 8c runs it close!!
 

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no photos:confused: One of my favourite Alfas too :thumbs:
 

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Okay now dont get too excited it was this one.......:thumbs:

Well ok i did....lol
 
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That's the one. I really wish I had had a brief chat with the owner. I nearly did but didn't want to appear like a drooling fanboy. Which I was anyway.

Agree Gibbo, the most beautiful car ever. The 4C does take a lot of cues from it btw, but just doesn't have the same elegance. But it looks a lot better in the flesh than in the pics.

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