Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 (Hardcover)

The development and racing history

By Peter Collins, Ed McDonough

Veloce Publishing, 9781787111318, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/18/2006)

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Description

Alfa Romeo’s World Championship-winning sports car, the Tipo 33, enjoyed a long career; as a factory car, as well as in private hands from 1967 until 1977. The great Italian motor sport engineer Carlo Chiti designed and ran a prolific number of different models of this Tipo.

Unfortunately, nothing of the history of these developments was documented at the time. That is where authors Peter Collins and Ed McDonough come in. After an intense investigation and numerous personal interviews, to uncover much about this marvelous sports prototype, they are able to present Alfa Romeo Tipo 33.

The fruits of their labors abound, manifesting as many previously unseen photographs and the personal recollections of the prime movers in the Tipo 33's career. If you like Alfas, you'll love this book.


About the Author

Co-founder and Editor-at-Large of Auto Italia magazine in the UK since 1994, Peter Collins' enthusiasm for Italian motorsport emanated from Le Mans 1967 as a Ferrari supporter. He has subsequently become intimately involved in the total Italian motoring scene, both with the cars and the people. Peter has now published several books with Veloce, including books about the Lancia Delta Integrale, Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, Ferrari 312P, and British Touring Car Racing. 

Ed McDonough was born in the USA but has lived in the UK and France for many years. He has raced saloons, sports cars and single-seaters from the late 1950s, and took part in the World Championship Sports car Races in the 1970s at a time when the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33s were competing. He was UK Chairman of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club for 10 years, and was European Editor of Vintage Racecar Journal, as well as contributing to Autocollezioni , Auto Italia, Porsche Post and other journals. Ed still competes in historic races and is Track Tester for online motoring magazine Retro-Speed, specialising in some of the rarest and most exotic historic racing cars.