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New member. Infected with ALFA-ness!!

Hello all.
I have to say that I find it slightly amusing that I am here at all. I have, in the past, been the least likely person to join any affiliated club or association to do with cars. Ive been around the block with cars owning some crazy things. Porche, Supras, Suburu etc etc. And never really been happy fully with anything.

Recently, I bought, on a whim, and without any real forethought, an Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6.

Ive always looked at Alfas and thought, nice but mmmmm?!

After test driving the car for less than a mile I actually said out loud "why the hell havent I had one of these before?" From there, I had to have it. And it has gotten way way worse.

This is the first car I have banned smoking in. It is the first car that I dont get bated to race people in, because I dont see the point. Its the first car that I have ever meticulously cleaned every day. For some reason I have become infected by it!! It has captured my affection. And it is perfect.

So here I am. Like some kind of addict. Head held low in shame for what has become of my life. Yet if you look closely, there is a wry smile because I know Im going to drive her later!!! The engine noise alone would keep me satisfied for life. I dont know what more to say. It could be a ferarri and I wouldnt love it more.

What the hell is the matter with me?!?!
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Welcome and happy motoring.

Someone once quoted this to me when I first caught the bug.

“Alfa Romeo is not merely a maker of automobiles : it truly is something more than a conventionally built car. It is a kind of affliction, an enthusiasm for a means of transport. It is a way of living, a very special way of perceiving the motor vehicle. What it is, resists definition. Its elements are like those irrational character traits of the human spirit which cannot be explained in logical terms. They are sensations, passions, things that have much more to do with a man’s heart than with his brain”.

Orazio Satta
Former Alfa Romeo Technical Director

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Welcome in, you'll love it in here as much as your Alfa
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The only thing wrong with you is you are not bringing your car to Donington on Sunday 7th, you will have the chance to meet 50 other owners who feel the same as you...........check the thread in the East Midlands lounge and hope to see you there........ :HAPPY:
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That' exactly how it is! congratulations!
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Hello and Welcome :wave:

Yup sounds like you are addicted
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