Alfa Romeo is an Italian car company. The company was founded in 1910. Headquarters located in Torino, Italy. Initially, the company was known as ALFA, Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica abbreviation of Automobili. This company is a division of Fiat, joining with Fiat since 1986.
A company that became the forerunner of today’s Alfa Romeo was founded with the name of Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) in 1906 by a Frenchman named Alexandre Darracq, along with several investors from Italy.
In 1909, Darracq cars in Italy is slowly and then sold the new company named ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili.
The company is still cooperating with Darracq. The first cars are not made Darracq manufactured by this company is a 24 HP in 1910, designed by Giuseppe Merosi.A.L.F.A. Then entered the Targa Florio race in 1911 with 24 HP this car.
In August 1915 there came an entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who change the company’s factory is to produce objects that will be used Italian military in the war. In 1920, the company name was changed to Alfa Romeo with the Torpedo 20-30 HP car launch.
By 1928 Nicola Romeo left the company after his contract expires. In late 1932, Alfa Romeo was rescued by the government of Benito Mussolini. The company is somewhat difficult to return a profit after World War II.
Finally, the company chose to produce small cars rather than manufactures hand-made luxury cars. During the period of the 1960s and 1970s to produce Alfa Romeo cars even though its parent company, Finmeccanica, lack of funding, so must sell this brand to the Fiat Group in 1986.
LFA Romeo has successfully competed in various racing cars (Formula One, Rally). In various championships, the Alfa Romeo had become a constructor as well as suppliers of machinery as well.
Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929 initially as the Alfa Romeo team, and then he chose to split up in 1939 as the team itself.