Email from the Author, Luigi Giuliani

In December 1998, a few months after I'd uploaded my first version of the translation, to my amazement I received a very complementary email from Luigi Giuliani, the book's author.  He has given me his permission to reproduce it:

Caro signor Street Le faccio tanti complimenti!!

Non avrei mai pensato che qualcuno traducesse il mio libro.

Al momento della sua commercializzazione, l'editore pensr a una traduzione
in inglese. Poi ci ripensr e non se ne fece piy nulla.

E invece Lei...

Io sono un grande appassionato dell'Alfa Romeo. Avrei dovuto scrivere altri
libri sulla Casa milanese ma non ho trovato l'accordo giusto con l'editore.

Cosl ho continuato a fare il consulente tecnico per il restauro di vetture
d'epoca Alfa Romeo. Attualmente scrivo anche sul sito: www.automobilismo.it

La ringrazio tanto per la gioia che il Suo lavoro mi ha dato.

Luigi Giuliani

Or, as far as my limited Italian permits:
Dear Mr Street.  I give you hearty [literally "all"] congratulations!!

I had never thought that someone would have translated my book.

At the time of its publication [literally "commercialisation"], the editor thought of a translation into English.  Then we had second thoughts and did nothing more on it.

And instead you...

I am a great fan of Alfa Romeo.  I have written other books on the Milanese company but I have not found agreement with the editor [presumably to have them published].  So I have continued to be a technical consultant for the restoration of classic Alfa Romeos.  Actually I write also on the site:  www.automobilsmo.it.

I thank you very much for the joy that your work has given me.

Luigi Giuliani.

Mr Giuliani's Web site, www.automobilismo.it, which among more typical motoring enthusiast things includes aids for disabled drivers, is well worth a visit.  While most of the site is in Italian, if you select Collezionismo, then Acquisti e restauri, you'll come to a site for Alfa enthusiasts; click on the Union Jack and you get the English version of the page for his Alfa data bank!
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