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Old 24-01-08
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56 hard fought years

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Yes – near Bristol

Marital Status
Married – happily I’m told (only joking, 30 years of bliss dear)

which cars do you drive and why?
Alfa 147 2l TS, ‘cos it’s the only car I’ve got!

Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?
Well, I fight their corner! Of course I am, why else would I tolerate gremlin infested electrics!?!

What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo and…
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion?

When I first saw the current (2000 on) models. If you don’t have the passion before driving one, you certainly would after.

Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?
Mehhh – thinking about it.

What do you like most about Alfas?
The admiring glances. I like to think they’re for me, but I know they’re not – it’s the damn car

What do you like least about Alfas?
The electrics!!!!!

What would be your dream cars?
Ferrari 250 LM Also a V6 Alfa - not sure which one yet.

What car would you least like to drive?
Some type of Yank tank I would think. Anything big and wallowy.

For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO?
Usually the Rant Room – keeps my blood pressure down and its good to see I’m not the only grumpy old Alfa owner around.

What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)?
Whooo, not sure, but it would have to include Italian roads (no brainer), some mountain passes and, oh yeah, some high speed autobahn, ‘specially with Claudia, oooops sorry I mean Denise - my wife in the passenger seat (even though she’ll almost certainly be snoring), oh yes and some Jean Michel Jarre, or Kraftwerk on the CD .

Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us?
Hehe, the funniest I keep for private functions.

What interests do you have outside of Alfas?
Radio control flying and searching for the plot I keep losing (seriously - I dreamt up an amazing plot line one night for a novel, but then when I woke up, I was sober and I'd forgotten it - damn it!!)

Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc)
Once saw a ghost and was interviewed on Radio Bristol, JK Rowling used to live just down the street from me and it is rumoured that I am related to Jenson Button. I’m also afraid of the dark, can’t write fiction and am absolutely useless on the track………coincidence?? Ahh doon't think soo!

Do you have a party trick? If so what is it?
I’ve got a double jointed thumb that can upset people with squeamish stomachs !

What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people?
There’s always something new, funny, interesting, helpful and/or downright outrageous to be found. As for favourites – well, pretty much all the high posters (you know who you are) seem like aquaintances although I’ve never met any of them of course (not sure I’d want to actually, some of them are, well, sort of, err…I’ll just say scary). WOT is always good for a larf.

If you had Ł50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?
On myself!! Perhaps that V6 I’ve always promised myself and a motorbike to keep the commute expense down. Plenty of wine, women (ooops again, sorry dear), and song then squander the rest.


Last edited by Sloucher; 24-01-08 at 19:03. Reason: Thought I'd better add the apologies to my wife! Sorry Dear
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Old 24-01-08
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Re: Slouching Around

nice one bernie....
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Old 25-01-08
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thanks for sharing Bernie You've got a few years on me but I've been married for 30 years too time goes fast. You saw a ghost? I hope it was friendly.
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Old 25-01-08
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Nice interview Bernie, thanks for sharing
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Old 26-01-08
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Great stuff Bernie, thanks :aaANYWORD:
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Old 10-02-08
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