I don't believe in using silly names for forums so I use my own, equally silly, name.
I am originally from Somerset, England but moved to Umbria in Italy with my wife 9 years ago. We bought an old villa and restored it and run a property business here called La Porta Verde
, a B&B and a holiday cottage.
My big passion is slot cars. I have built a huge and very scenic strack in the stables of our villa and have a collection of cars including my favourite, a Giulia GTAm in gold and silver as raced at Spa Francorchamps 24-hour in 1971.
I organise the Mini Mille Miglia
(MMM), a slot car version of the full-size Mille Miglia, which Sir Stirling Moss kindly agreed to be the patron of. We raised 4,000 euros for Alzheimer's Research Trust this year. A truly magical event! Next year the MMM coincides with the full-size Mille Miglia so the drivers can watch the cars as they come through nearby Assisi and then go drive the models.
Anyway, I am delighted to have found this excellent website and the community of Alfa enthusiasts.