Maybe we need to be more proactive in making sure we have a good presence at shows - not only Alfa shows (maybe some classic car shows too). I don't know...I wonder what everyone else thinks.
I suppose the place to start would be to get more of them back on the road!
At the Auto Italia day at Brooklands, which saw a huge Alfa turn out I don't recall seeing many 33's, did anybody else?
My 33 ownership started with my late model Series 3 33 Racer earlier this year, it was already stripped and race prepped, but the engine has nearly 90k on the clock so I wanted a spare. Seeing another late model Series 3 up for sale (no M.o.T, slipping clutch) with only 50k on the clock I bought it for the engine and transmission. By the time I collected it I had learned how few 33's had survived in the UK much less were roadworthy (Taxed & M.o.T'd), and found the car to be in amazing condition, and couldn't bring myself break it.
Unfortunately I don't really have the time or space for this new 33 so it's at Autolusso where they have replaced the clutch and carried out some other minor repairs to get it through it's M.o.T. After that it has a single rust spot on both front doors which I'm going to have fixed, the rest of the paint is good but needs a t-Cut, I don't want to respray the whole car as I'd like to keep as much of the orignial paint as possible.
In fact the intention is to keep the car completely original, which leaves me to find examples of the original alloy wheels a late model Series 3 would have worn, she came to me riding on steels as the owner kept the alloys (I never saw them), when I bought it wasn't an issue only wanting the engine and gearbox etc.
Once she is back on the road I'll definitely be taking her along to Alfa events to get the word out about 33's (Ace Cafe etc.). I don't know how long I'll be able to keep her but I intend to enjoy the 33 while I do have her!
Just thinking, is this considered a thread hijack?