Martin Swig was extremely active in California’s car culture in the 1950s and 1960s. The businessman and vintage racer started his career selling Fiats and Alfa Romeos at European Motors in San Francisco before expanding his business to including almost every automaker under the sun, but his love for the two Italian brands never ceased to die.
Swig’s two sons, David and Howard, inherited their father’s passion for Fiats and Alfa Romeos and today spend their time restoring, collecting and driving them. Their two cars, a 1959 Alfa Romeo Veloce Zagato and 1960 Giulietta Sprint Veloce, have prevented David and Howard from growing apart over the years as many other siblings do, which is just one of the many rewarding aspects of their hobby.
In 1991 Martin founded the California Mille, a point-to-point event inspired by the Mille Miglia revival. It’s one of the best vintage road rallies in the world, and naturally David and Howard and their two Alfas are recurring participants. That’s just one of the many ways the two brothers enjoy their two cars, as they explain in the Petrolicious video feature above.