Join Date: May 2008
HughJanus' self interview
Your Forum name HughJanus
Real name Carl Whitley
Occupation Senior Technical Services Officer for a County Council
Marital Status Single
which cars do you drive and why? Vauxhall Vectra 2.5v6 SRi - I bought it because I wanted a normal but sporty looking car and it was a bit of a billy bargain. I'm looking to buy an Alfa 156 2.4JTD Sportwagon though.
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo? I have a real passion for most cars - spread the auto love!
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo and…
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion? As I have a passion for cars in general, I think it's important to have one, to drive one, to feel one - otherwise it's just a load of people messing about with inanimate lumps of metal.
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one? When I get an Alfa, I will be joining a club.
What do you like most about Alfas? The looks, the way that everything is about the driver.
What do you like least about Alfas? The reputation for being unreliable - that can be said of almost any car - especially British!
What would be your dream cars? Noble M12 GTO-3R. Aston Martin V8 Vantage - with Prodrive kit on. Koenigseg - the bio fuel one.
What car would you least like to drive? A Robin Reliant.
For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO? This one
What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)? Destination - Nurburgring. Passenger - Sabine Schmit. Music - 3 Colours Red, or any punk/rock stuff.
Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us? I once wrote a Range Rover off. With a Mini.
What interests do you have outside of Alfas? I play and coach rugby union. I am into martial arts and will be opening my own taekwon-do school up this year.
Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc) I can insult huge amounts of people without knowing it. It's a gift.
Do you have a party trick? If so what is it? I can roll my tongue around - sounds weird - but it's difficult to explain.
What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people? Not yet - looking forward to finding that out though!
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it? I'd go buy myself a Noble M12 GTO-3R
Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance - Sun Tzu