3.2 Busso powered
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Abu Dhabi
I think I owe you all an apology: -
As a newbie Alfa owner I dived in enthusiastically about a month ago without having introduced myself; full of my own ecstatic opinions, having absolutely no previous experience of Alfa Romeo machinery. This is also my first go at on-line forums and I now realise that this forum is populated by very knowledgable individuals who are always prepared to offer instant advice based on their own first hand experience.
I'm basically an Old Fart, 58 next month, with an incurable condition (refuse to grow-up). Cars/bikes have always been my No.1 sport/hobby since the age of about 13, and my first experience of performance cars which to this day I still refer to as having " A Sense of Urgency" was an original full race 1275 Cooper S, followed by a full race Cosworth/BRM Lotus Super 7, and a road going S4 Elan Sprint with a BDA twin-cam installed.
My first Italian car was... (dont laugh) a Fiat 500 Combi which I used for camping trips around Europe whilst based in Germany with BAOR. In more recent years post marriage etc I've owned a Fiat Bravo 1.8 GT which I tweaked with a Novitec suspension kit, Momo alloys+decent rubber, plus a Piper Cam Kit; and a very aggressive Lancia Delta 2.0L HPE Turbo (again with loads of after market tuning kit).
However, I've always wanted an Alfa Romeo, and when the GTA version of the 147 was announced I just knew that it was for me, and the reality of ownership is just pure undiluted joy.
Last edited by AlfaMartini; 21-10-05 at 19:27.