I like simple and subtle mods. I may paint my brake calipers in that same green color once my 19's show up that I had custom drilled.Nice splash of color, definitely one of the more tasteful mods I've seen on a Giulia so far
Well look at that! I learned something new today!Guys guys guys... this is not the serpent. It's il biscione!
i think you might have used up the whole Happy Hour with that tall tale LoLwell kind of...the Alfa shield (white field w/red cross) is that of St.George the Serpent/Dragon Slayer...just a little useless cocktail party trivia
i think you might have used up the whole Happy Hour with that tall tale LoL
since we are recalling lets look at it
here is the reply from the Alfa Museum
Alfa Romeo has one of the most ancient and historical emblem among all car brands in the world. This emblem was born on 1910, a few months after the Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (ALFA) foundation, on June 24th 1910.
On the left: the red cross on white field is the symbol of Milan, the hometown of Alfa Romeo.
On the right: the symbol of one of the most important families in the history of Milan (and Italy), the Visconti family – the family that ruled Milan. There are a lot of legends about the origins of this heraldic symbol, representing a mythological animal with a human in his mouth (some believe it to be a dragon, but most likely a snake). During the time of the crusades, Otone Visconti , the founder of Visconti Family and a knight, fought against a noble Saracen knight (nomad from the Syrian Desert that bordered the Roman Empire). Otone beat the Saracen knight and, following the tradition, took the symbols the Saracen carried on his shield: a snake with a human in his mouth. At first glance, it looks like the snake is eating the human. Instead, the human is coming out of the snake a "new man," purified and renewed.
then there is this from Alfa Romeo website Aus which explains the origins of the red cross against the white background
The red cross and white background meanwhile recalls the accomplishments of Giovanni Da Rio who may have been the first to scale Jerusalem's walls during the first crusade, and erected a cross there. This simple image has since become the widely recognised symbol of Milan.
i think you better get back to your cocktales because your tall ones arent getting much of a bitethe white field & red cross has been used by MANY over the course of history...so I will differ to Alfa's story on their website...LOL
and good old Saint George was around before the Visconti....which is a blue Biscione:grin2: