|THE REAL 8C 2300 MONZA.
Designed by Vittorio Jano, who joined Alfa Romeo in 1923, at the beginning of 1931, with a supercharged straight eight engine, twin overhead camshafts and Roots compressor born the 8C 2300.
The motor consisted of two light alloy cylinder blocks fitted with steel liners and aluminum pistons. The crankcase, sump, and two detachable cylinder heads were also cast of light alloy. The engine delivered 165hp at 5400 rpm. Dry weight 920kg. Top speed 220kmph.
El 8C 2300 was constructed between 1931 y 1933. Debuted winning the 1931 G.P. d' Italia 10 hours race leaded by Tazio Nuvolari and Giuseppe Campari. Same year also won the G.P. Dieppe, G.P. Grenoble, G.P. des Comminges.
1932. G.P. Monaco, G.P. Eifel, G.P. Picardia, G.P. Polonia, G.P. Lorena, G.P. des Commingues, G.,P. Marsiglia and G.P. Finland.
1933. G.P. Swiss, G.P. Tunez, G.P. Picardia, G.P. Eifel, G.P. Barcelona, G.P. Marna, G.P. Ireland, G.P. Swiss States and G.P. Rio de Janeiro.
Also the Targa Florio in 1932 & 1933 and a lot of Sports Races more.
The Mille Miglia
The Mille Miglia was undoubtedly one of the big classic tests of the driving. A competition of thousand six hundred kilometers of tour, that was disputed across the public roads that were joining Brescia and Rome. The race was passing in an alone day. The participants were going out to Brescia's dawn and were finishing the proof to the late afternoon, of return to the point of origin,
after approximately sixteen exhausting hours of pilotage.
Between 1927 and 1957 there were disputed twenty-four editions of the Mille Miglia, which can differ clearly in two stages separated by the second world war. The first one occupies from 1927 until 1940 (with the exception of 1939, year in which the race did not celebrate owed even serious accident happened in the edition of the previous year) whereas the most recent was disputed between 1947 and 1957.
The first stage of the Italian test had a clear dominator. The Alfa Byzantine 6C and 8C in his different versions were crowned as the big winners of this stage, obtaining Alpha Byzantine the victory in ten of thirteen disputed editions. Only the editions of 1927 (OM), 1931 (Mercedes Benz) and 1940 (BMW) had a victor who was not piloting a car of the Milanese brand. As for the winning pilots we meet big names of the age like Tazio Nuvolari, Rudolf Caracciola or Giuseppe Campari.