||MY FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM THE
TORREY PINES CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE HELD OCTOBER 18, 1998
The performance of these pre-war cars was so great that their acceleration, top speed and handling would not be matched until 1954 when Ferrari developed his 4.5 liter 375 Mille Miglia sports car.
The Alfa on the right, a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta-another of Pinin Farina and Alfa Romeo's classic designs-this particular Berlinetta was the Paris Motor Show Car.
The super cars of their day, both featured a Straight 8, twin camshaft supercharged engine, which was directly descended from the race-winning Alfa Romeos 2300, P2 and P3. Extremely advanced in construction, the 2900B also featured a gearbox in unit with the back axle, a feature we refer to today as a transaxle.