This was recently posted to the Xweb forum by Al's wife Fumiko. Rest in peace Al.
"At this time, I must sadly announce that on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Alfred passed away and is now with the Lord.
As you know, Alfred was a supreme competitor, a fighter, he took on the "Giant's" in his businesses without fear. He also took on his illness in the same way for more than 5 years. Alfred seemed to be content in his situation, never a complaint, often smiling up to his last breath.
I wish personally thank you for your concerns, your long time friendship and interests in many of the things that Alfred was also interested in. He will be missed, I hope all of your fond memories of Alfred will remain in your heart, as it will be in mine.
Thank you for your kindness and consideration, at this time we have not scheduled a public Service, after a while when we finally deal with our loss, we may consider one, in the future, I hope to advise you further."
As some of you may remember, Al was a force to be reckoned with in the Abarth world. May he rest in peace.
Last edited by Abarth67; 11-07-2012 at 02:28 PM.
Always remember those cut and paste ads in the back of the car mags! And if you were patient he could even get some things for your Alfa
Rest in peace Al. You were the one that first made me aware of Abarth.
If you were patient, he could get things for your Fiat.
I ordered a set of adjustable Ariston shocks for my 850 from him. 6 months later, still waiting for them, I told him I needed the shocks, or I would have to cancel my order. He sent me a set of Bilstein Sport shocks for no extra charge.
I met him up at Mosport, where he was running a Formula 5000 car.
He will be missed. A real character.
Former - 1971 Fiat 850 Spider
IT'S HERE - 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
Currently in Garage - 2002 E46 M3, 2000 M Roadster, 1995 E36 M3 Lightweight, 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Spec Racer Ford