Strada e Corsa
Strada e Corsa caters for the connoisseur’s Sports/Racing and Gran Turismo Automobile with an emphasis on the Italian marques. Our ‘automotive family’ background dates from the early sixties when our dad started to collect, restore and race Alfa Romeo’s and vintage Ferrari’s. We grew up in the middle of total restoration and race preparation projects of (amongst many others) Ferrari 340 America LM Berlinetta, Ferrari 250 Monza, 250 Mille Miglia, Ferrari 250 SWB/Comp, 275 GTB/C and GTB/CS ("Speciale") but also of Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint, Alfa Romeo TZ, Alfa Romeo 1300 and 1600 GTA, Brabham, Lotus formule 2 and 3 racers and other rare vintage cars ! This ‘private school’ was the starting point of our professional life.
After training at the School for Automotive Industry extensive practical, historical and technical experience was gained in the US, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, working with specialists and major collectors in the field.
Special emphasis at Strada e Corsa is on the vintage Ferrari 166, 212 and 250 GT range, Lancia Aurelia B20 and B24, Alfa Romeo 1900C, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce & Zagato, Alfa Romeo 1300 and 1600 GTA, TI Super and TZ. Last but not least the SIATA and FIAT 8V (Otto Vu), a model of special interest !
Since March 2005 Strada e Corsa is situated in a modern industrial resort area in the outskirts of Haarlem, just 10 minutes away from the Zandvoort race track and 20 minutes from Amsterdam Airport.
Our activities cover all aspects of the collectors’ automobile :
- Complete restoration in close collaboration with the best body shops
- Race, rally- and concours preparation
- Brokerage of rare automobiles
- Parts supply for the Italian automobile
- Race and event support
All mechanical work is carried out in-house in close collaboration with the best machine shops in the country. We also have full time access to the very extensive and exquisite international library on automobile history established by our family that warrants a thorough and historical back- up of our activities.
We sincerely believe that our automotive work is carried out to the highest standards respecting original design, materials and techniques. Originality, performance, reliability and safety are our pride !
Jurriaan & Lennart Schouwenburg