Alfa Romeo Automobiles is an Italian manufacturer of cars. Founded as A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) on June 24, 1910, in Milan, the company has been involved in car racing since 1911, and has a reputation for building expensive sports cars. The company that became Alfa Romeo was founded as SocietÓ Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) in 1906 by the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq, with some Italian investors. After years of promising, Alfa finally returns to the U.S. market with the incredible, mid-engine 4C sports car.