An Abundance of Alfas: Bert Everett’s Trans Am Racing 1967 Bobcor Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA

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The post of Richard Davisson’s ’69 GTV got me thinking about Alfas. Now I don’t claim to be an expert on Alfa Romeo’s. Far from it. I get confused with which one’s a GTA or a GTV, and I’m not sure that I could tell a Giulia from a Giuletta. Doesn’t matter. They’re fabulous cars and the people who own them are as passionate about their cars as anyone in the enthusiast world. Last year’s Concours of America had, as one of its special classes, race cars that competed in the legendary Trans Am racing series back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We’ve shown a couple of the cars that made Trans Am a legend, like Sam Posey’s Dodge Challenger, which Dan Gurney’s AAR shop built, and the 1967 Mercury Cougar built by Bud Moore, that Gurney himself, along with Cale Yarborough, raced in the series. While those cars, the Boss 302 Mustang that Parnelli Jones raced or the Sunoco Camaro that Mark Donohue raced for Roger Penske understandably make people think of American muscle cars when the SCCA Trans Am series is mentioned, the fact is that foreign brands  also raced in the series. Bob Cozza, who ran Bobcor Motors, an Alfa dealer, campaigned this GTA in Trans Am, with Bert Everett at the wheel in 1970, and later (rather famously among Alfisti, apparently) went racing with an Alfa Romeo Montreal. This car actually has a pretty impressive racing history. It raced in the U2 (under two liters) class and in seven starts Everett had three wins and two more top 10 finishes.

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