Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer. The automaker was originally called ALFA, which stood for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili. Alfa Romeo is known for its car racing success in Formula 1, Prototypes, Touring and Fast Touring. The automobiles are also famous for being cars that allow for race driving on regular roads. In Italy an owner of an Alfa Romeos is called an "Alfista". Owners of these vehicles are known for being extremely passionate about their car.