Finally! A childhood favorite is getting some well deserved recognition in Forza. The Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans!
I first saw one of these, well actually a close relative the A310, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Vintage Grand Prix, circa 1986. The car was parked in the spectator parking area of the infield. I remember just standing there, processing every vent, every bend of the sheet metal. It was something I hadn’t seen before.
Looking back, the car does seem dated, especially the headlights. The A310 never achieved the level of notoriety that it’s predecessor, the A110, reached.
However, the sleek design was everything my 1980's young car enthusiast’s mind wanted. And that blue paint just suited the car so well.
The picture I took that day spent many years on my bedroom wall. That photo has been lost to time for decades now, but to have one in Forza reminds me of the great times I had at car events with my late father. Those times that led to my life-long fascination of anything and everything automotive.