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American Glynn Bloomquist Finalizes His Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

One Of The 33 Units Sold, Is Headed To Texas...

Alfa Romeo’s latest limited-edition supercar, the 33 Stradale, is a modern homage to the iconic 1960s Tipo 33. This highly exclusive model will be produced in only 33 units, each meticulously customized by its owner. Among the select group of owners is Glynn Bloomquist from Texas, who recently finalized his one-of-a-kind configuration in Italy.

Bloomquist, who attributes his love for speed to his birth on an Air Force base, recently traveled to the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese to work on his car’s design. The museum, home to some of the most beautiful cars ever made, including the original 33 Stradale, provided a fitting backdrop for this special occasion.

American Glynn Bloomquist Finalizes His Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. (Alfa Romeo).

The final design meeting took place in the historic Sala del Consiglio, where the original 33 Stradale was approved in 1967. Here, Alfa Romeo’s designers, engineers, and historians collaborated with the 33 new owners to create unique, tailor-made masterpieces.

“Alfa Romeo created the new 33 Stradale, a tribute to the legendary 1967 original, for the most passionate of Alfisti around the world, including right here in America,” said Larry Dominique, Head of Alfa Romeo North America. “A true Alfista, Glynn Bloomquist will be representing the Alfa Romeo brand in the most fitting way, by driving his 33 Stradale in the Lone Star state, on both streets and racetracks.”

American Glynn Bloomquist Finalizes His Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. (Alfa Romeo).

Bloomquist’s journey into the world of high-performance cars began with a passion for American racing. He spent a decade sponsoring the Indianapolis 500, forming lasting memories with drivers like Jimmy Vasser. This exposure to motorsports fueled his interest in European brands, particularly Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.

“My love for Italian motorsports started after reading about Enzo Ferrari’s deep connection with Alfa Romeo,” Bloomquist explained. His growing admiration for Alfa Romeo led to his purchase of several Italian cars, including the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversary edition.

American Glynn Bloomquist Finalizes His Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. (Alfa Romeo).

At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Bloomquist met Cristiano Fiorio, Head of the 33 Stradale project, who offered him the chance to become one of the exclusive 33 owners. “It didn’t take me long to accept the idea of becoming one of the 33 customers of the new Alfa Romeo custom-built car, as long as it was red and red alone,” Bloomquist said with a smile.

Bloomquist’s 33 Stradale features a striking Rosso Villa d’Este livery with a distinctive white band on the front. This design pays homage to the classic red and white color scheme of the original Tipo 33. The car also includes special touches like the Quadrifoglio and Autodelta logos on the rear air intakes and custom 20-inch black alloy wheels with carbon-fiber inserts.

American Glynn Bloomquist Finalizes His Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. (Alfa Romeo).

Inside, Bloomquist chose the Tributo configuration with two-tone slate and biscuit colors, aluminum trim, and slate Alcantara upholstery. The No. 14 is prominently displayed on the doors and headrests, honoring both Enzo Ferrari and American racing legend A.J. Foyt.

“I can’t wait to get my hands on the steering wheel of my 33 Stradale and hear the sound of its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with over 620 horsepower,” said Bloomquist. “Of course, it won’t stay sitting in the garage. In and around central Texas, where I live, there are plenty of fantastic streets and circuits where I track all my cars, and my Alfa Romeo custom build will be no exception.”

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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