The 1913 ALFA 24 hp is the first car produced by the Italian make which now is known as Alfa Romeo. In 1909 French car manufacturer Alexandre Darracq founded a new company in Turin that would produce and sell special Darracq models for Italy. The company was named Società Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID). As Darrack sales were low, the company hired Italian automobile engineer Giuseppe Merosi to design new Turin-made cars. The new company was established on 24 June 1910 and was named A.L.F.A. (“[Società] Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili”. The first non-Darracq car produced by the company was the 1910 24 HP, designed by Merosi. In 1911 couple of ALFA 24 hp driven by Nino Franchini and Ugo Ronzoni was entered in Targa Florio race. Both had retired on the 2nd lap, but the Alfa Romeo’s racing history launched. The 24 hp cars then raced in other events in 1911 – 1913. One of them was the first edition of Parma – Poggio di Berceto Hillclimb held on 28 September 1913. The ALFA #5 driven by Nino Franchini with Giuseppe Merosi as co-driver finished second covering 53 km distance in 44 minutes and 26,6 seconds.
|1913||Hill Climb||Parma – Poggio di Berceto Hillclimb|
|Nino Franchini / Giuseppe Merosi||5||A.L.F.A.|