Beauty in the dungeons. So, it won’t be long before I will be surrounded by cars again, as I’m almost ready to leave for Brands Hatch. With another weekend of motor racing following at Donington Park in two weeks, I’ve decided to bring the good lady along and stay in the UK in between the two meetings. Meanwhile, as it’s Throwback Thursday, here’s a look back at that one part of my visit to Milan that I hadn’t touch upon in previous posts - the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, northwest of the city. The region north of Milan is probably the ugliest part of Italy I have ever witnessed - it really is truly dreadful - and the Alfa Romeo headquarters with its brutalist shapes of concrete from the sixties fits in just perfectly. But right in the dungeons of this edifice Alfa have created a true temple devoted to the passionate motorcar designs they are famed for all over the world - such is the quality of the redecoration done a couple of years ago. It’s always difficult to shoot cars in a museum environment but the Alfa museum was among the best possible options I have seen in my life. Yes, the interior decoration is still somewhat industrial but it does help the curvy designs stand out even better. That also applies to this glorious 8C-2900B Touring Berlinetta, one of the most beautifully shaped coupés in automobile history, especially in that colour. I had seen this particular car once before when it was on loan to the Galleria Ferrari ten years ago, and our reacquaintance was most welcome indeed.