interview with Jay W
Your Forum name Jay W
Real name Jason White
Occupation Self employed Training Consultant
Lives Plymouth weekends / wherever the work is during the week
Marital Status Married
which cars do you drive and why? Daily drive – Vauxhall Omega Elite / Weekend fun car Alfa GTV TS
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo? I love cars in general, I am a petrol head, I loved the noise of a Sud and that’s what got me into Alfa, circumstance has always got in the way of me owning one until now
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo the noise of the Sud, and the looks of the original GTV and the v6 noise to die for.
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion?
I think that you have to love cars and appreciate them in order to really understand what an Alfa is about
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one? I’m still new to the scene, have been heavily involved with other car clubs in the past to the point of helping to run one.
What do you like most about Alfas? A difficult one, there are some Alfas that don’t do it for me, but what do I like about my GTV, the looks, someone with a passion looks to have designed it, I love the way the clock are so heavily set into the dash, only the driver can se what’s going on, that way the wife can't moan that she KNOWS how fast you’re going
What do you like least about Alfas? other peoples preconception that they A) rust and are B) unreliable
What would be your dream cars? 80’s 911 (the engine note again, something about boxer engines) 8C (looks to die for) SZ (a quirky car that looks as mad as a box of frogs)
What car would you least like to drive? anything Rover
What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)? Col Du Torini in the south of france (going there in the summer so will give it a go, and the Stelvio pass, my wife (just to scare the hell out ofher) - music, I have a very eclectic taste ranging from the 50 through to today, I would take my ipod and about 5000 tunes
What interests do you have outside of Alfas? don’t get time for hobbies as such, like spending time with the family and down at my friends garage messing with cars
Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc) I have 6 pieces of surgical metal in me from a car crash I had many years ago
Do you have a party trick? If so what is it? you mean aside from acting like a compete muppet…….nah
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it? sensible stuff like paying off the mortgage