Foley’s GTAm…

Posted: January 7, 2019 in Fotos, Touring Cars
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(G Ruckert)

‘Brian Foley in the Alfa Romeo GTAm nicely on line as he exits The Karrussell, Lakeside 18 April 1971’ wrote photographer Graham Ruckert…

This is about as natural a setting, devoid of signage and the visual clutter typical of racetracks by the early seventies you could hope for to capture surely one of the most beautifully proportioned and delicately toned Touring Car racers ever?

Foley’s ex-works car in its various incarnations is very well known to Oz enthusiasts, I’ll get around to writing about it again one day- I first did so in an Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Australia magazine circa 1978! About time to do so again, thankfully the car is still in Australia, in Melbourne’s east and in the very best of Alfista hands too.

Photo Credit…

Graham Ruckert

Comments
  1. Colin Devaney says:

    Hi Mark

    I would love to help you with the Alfa story

    I was Brian’s Mechanic and I built the Porsche and the Alfas for him

    Cheers

    Colin Devaney.

    [Colin James on Facebook]

    • markbisset says:

      Thanks for getting in touch Colin, would be great to get your involvement in all of the nitty-gritty of the build of both cars. My number is 0419 332342, give me a yell. I’ve a few promises to keep to a few others first but would be great to have a chat!
      Mark

  2. Gianluca says:

    Hello everybody from Italy. Since a very long time I’m looking for more infos about this car. Mainly I need back side images. One question, you wrote that it’s a GTAm but the front mask is of a GTV 1750. Sure about the GTAm ?

  3. Gianluca says:

    OK, but all the article talks about GTA (not GTAm) and all the pictures are referred to GTA’a recognizable by the typical step at the end of the front hood while the Foley’s Alfa had no step and had the typical 4 lights and mask of a GT Veloce.

    • markbisset says:

      Gianluca,
      Correct- but it does have some shots of the GTAm. As i said Google ‘Brian Foley, Alfa Romeo GTAm’ and dozens of images pop up of the car both in its factory specification and when fitted with an ex-Mildren Racing Tipo 33 2.5 litre V8.
      Mark

  4. Gianluca says:

    I know that if you digit Foley GTam on google dozen of picures appears, but even if you write gtv same pictures appears too, I think that this is not the discriminantig factor. I believe much more to the bonnet car shape and front mask unless this parts has been modified or replaced at a later time, since the fenders also have an unconventional shape and widening.

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