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Old 06-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #391 (permalink)
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OD - '05 Ford Econoline
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I read through the wiki and this alpha has an interesting history. To my mind more interesting than the car itself. It was supposedly kept in a garage until 1946 when the owner in Hungary drove it under the border gate at high speed on Christmas eve to escape the Communist regime.

The border guards were shooting at him for his crime of escaping their control. Sure makes a good point for the capitalistic free enterprise system over the socialist big government.
Originally Posted by some_other_dave View Post
How about the Alfa Romeo 6C 2800 Aerodynamica Spider? Someone posted a random photo of it on another web site I frequent, and I felt compelled to track it down.

Alfa Romeo 6C - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was evidently a development by a couple of Eastern European brothers, made in parallel with an official Alfa racing car with a possible sports car derivative.


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