Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alfa Romeo Sign - Anyone know anything about it?

So during my travels and moving, I came across this sign while working on a 1972 Honda N600 sedan in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Long story, but basically in the 90's I purchased the '72 Honda car and then found out I was moving and wouldn't have a place for the car or any of the other donor car parts. I had already given the gentleman a deposit, and since I didn't feel it was right of me to ask for the money back, I asked if I could have the sign in exchange... which was staring at me from the rafters above the car in the garage of the house where the car was being kept. Deal was struck and the rest is history.

So, does anyone ELSE actually HAVE one of these or anything else related to the original sign or the chassis it was mounted to? I've had this thing for a long time and have wheeled it all over the US knowing very little about it.

If anyone can provide any information about the sign at all, please email me:

Good thing I LOVE old Alfas! Good thing my WIFE loves the sign hanging in our DINING ROOM! HAHA! (I'm a lucky man) :)


Toadeus Maximus said...

From the good folks at Wikipedia...

Alfa's badge incorporates emblems from fifth century Italy.[43] It was designed in 1910 by an Italian draughtsman Romano Cattaneo who used two heraldic devices traditionally associated with Milan: on the right is the Biscione, the emblem of the House of Visconti, rulers of Milan in the 14th century; on the left is a red cross on a white field, the emblem of Milan, which Cattaneo had seen on the door of the Castello Sforzesco.[43][44] In 1918, after the company was purchased by Nicola Romeo, the badge was redesigned with the help of Giuseppe Merosi. A dark blue metallic ring was added, containing the inscription "ALFA — ROMEO" and "MILANO" separated by two Savoy dynasty knots to honour the Kingdom of Italy. After the victory of the P2 in the inaugural Automobile World Championship in 1925, Alfa added a laurel wreath around the badge.[43] In 1946, after the abolition of the monarchy, the Savoy knots were replaced with two curvy lines. The name "MILANO", the hyphen, and the lines were eliminated when Alfa Romeo opened its factory at Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples in the early 1970s.

Word verification = Facto ! How appropriate.

ScooterMcRad said...

Thanks man! I read that also! Really cool! I LOVE that kind of stuff...

I think mostly, though, I would like to know more the actual sign itself. The internet seems to bring the world just a little closer together. I'm hoping that someone will actually come forward and say they ALSO have one or maybe even the original chassis it mounted to.

Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Scott -

FYI ... "Someone" posted an answer to your ALFA Dealership Sign question in the "Old Signs" thread on the H.A.M.B. (see

ScooterMcRad said...

Awesome! Thank you!

If anyone has anymore info, let me know.