Historic Vehicles & Culture

    Colorado Grand – 2019

    I, Malcolm Welford, am delighted to advise that the Colorado Grand was a big success for FIVA and in fact Miles Morris (my business partner and co-Ambassador in Connecticut) presented the plaque to the car most deserving for its originality. In the end I did not get an entry on the rally this year and then I had a conflicting appointment with US homeland security for my global entry which I could not miss, so Miles did the honours for me.

    Attached is a photo of Miles presenting the award to David Brynan (with beard), with CO Grand board director Tom Horan in the picture too. The organisers made a dummy Colorado number plate too, which Miles is holding, which was a lovely touch.

    The history of the car is fabulous: 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce (750F) – an early short-wheelbase model in Celeste Blue that was delivered new to the US.The first owner was a Mr. David Elder, an electrician from Rochester, New York. He raced the car from 1958 through 1962 at tracks such as Watkins Glen, Thompson, Dunkirk, Marlboro, Giant’s Despair, and Put-in-Bay. The car still has its race programs and entry plaques from most of its races, as well as the original side pipe, roll bar, Brooklands screen fitted. His race results can be found here

    Dave Elder got married in 1962 and parked the car in his garage with just 25,500 miles and it stayed with him until 2016 when the current owner David Brynan of Los Angeles bought it from him. Sympathetically gone through mechanically, it was also just shown at Pebble Beach this year in the postwar preservation class and has now successfully completed the Colorado Grand with 27k miles on the clock!

    Also attached some lovely period photos and David Brynan holding the FIVA plaque.

    With my best regards as always,

    Malcolm Welford

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    La FIVA est la seule organisation internationale de son genre à s’être fixé pour objectif l’encouragement d’une utilisation sûre des véhicules routiers historiques à propulsion mécanique au même titre que la préservation et la promotion de la culture des véhicules routiers en elle-même. En 2016, la FIVA a célébré son 50ème anniversaire avec le programme « Année du Patrimoine Automobile Mondial » sous le patronage officiel de l’UNESCO.

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