Monday, August 18, 2014
ALFA ROMEO Heritage - Legend of the Four-Leaf Clover
Alfa Romeo's first big racing win after WWI came at the 1923 Targa Florio with the RL TF driven by Ugo Sivocci.
This also marked the debut of the Quadrifoglio Verde (four-leaf clover) that was painted on the hoods of its racing vehicles for good luck. Alfa Romeo went on to establish itself as a premier motorsports company, winning the Targa Florio 10 more times, along with numerous racing championships.
Today, the four-leaf clover designates an Alfa Romeo racing version of a production vehicle. In this way, the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio designation is very similar to the MC designation of Maserati vehicles, the ABARTH version of FIAT vehicles or the SRT versions of Chrysler vehicles.
Learn more about Alfa Romeo's return to the United States right here in Columbus, Ohio at Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT. 614.328.0830