Your Forum name
35 going on 14
Alfa driver and Financial Adviser Extraordinaire
Just outside Manchester
Married to Kate for almost 4 years, daughter Holly 2 years old
which cars do you drive and why?
2005 156 2.0 JTS Veloce in Lipari Grey with grey Alfatex. Years of company cars had me itching for something with a bit of character. So when I went self-employed I wanted a family-size car that looked good and went a bit, nothing else ever really got a look in
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?
Not as knowledgeable or passionate as many on here but I’m learning fast!
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo and…
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion?
Thanks go to Buck Bundy who I’ve known since I was about 4… He was into his Alfas when we were at school and his ultimate car at the time was a Sprint Cloverleaf. I had a girlfriend at Uni whose dad drove one and I sent Buck a piccie of me with it. Anyway, the father took me for a spin and I was quite simply blown away – I just thought it was the dog’s wobblies and easily the coolest car I’d ever been in! I then spent 15 years admiring Alfas from afar so yes you can be an Alfista without actually owning one
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?
Considering joining AROC
What do you like most about Alfas?
The styling, they’re just so much cooler than anything else on the road this side of a Maser
What do you like least about Alfas?
What would be your dream cars?
Hmmmm decisions decisions….
In no specific order: TVR Cerbera, 156 GTA, Audi RS4, V8 Vantage, Lambo Gallardo
What car would you least like to drive?
Simple – Citroen Xsara Picasso, the motoring equivalent of a vasectomy
For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO?
What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)?
Most popular thread would have to be the Alfa wave thread, full of people talking about never having had the Alfa wave
Ideal drive would be round some Alpine twisties on a nice summer early morning in something like an F430 spider. No passengers, just me and the Prodigy's Fat of the Land album at full tilt
Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us?
Co-driving my learner-driver mate round some local twisties when we were 17, racing another car – I was telling him which gear to be in & what speed to approach every bend/corner and we were making great progress. The first one I didn’t tell him about he oversteered straight across the road and into a stone wall at 50mph… Giving a statement to the police was a tea-party compared to telling his “Big Momma” mum that her car was dead!!!
What interests do you have outside of Alfas?
Music, geography, holidays and Liverpool FC
Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc)
I’d love to tell you all about how I can fart the French National Anthem whilst standing on my head….. …but I’d only be lying!
Do you have a party trick? If so what is it?
Farting the German National Anthem whilst standing upright
What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people?
Everybody’s a friendly lot and (so far!) nobody’s taken the p!ss out of me for knowing nowt about car mechanicals
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?
On women, booze & fast cars. The rest I would just squander ;-)