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System Administrator/Almost Software Engineer
Southwest of UK, in Lisbon, Portugal.
which cars do you drive and why?
A rosso 2001 Alfa 147 1.6 TS, because I didn't like any other car that I could afford (and maintain), and since I first tested it, I got imediately the Alfa fever.
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?
I think I am... At least, I think I haven't driven a car with so much soul from another brand yet.
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo and…
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion?
What started my passion for the Alfa was seeing the 147, what made me fell in love with Alfa was driving it.
Ithink you can have a passion for the Alfa by its styling, or by what it makes you feel when you're driving it. Either way, you don't have to own one.
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?
Yes, I would but only one that has decent activities (such as track days) and that isn't too far away.
What do you like most about Alfas?
I love the looks and their soul. Ican't find a better word to describe it.
What do you like least about Alfas?
They're a bit underpowered and a bit heavy. I'd like to have a 1.6 turbo (or supercharged)!
What would be your dream cars?
Well, this is a long list. My achievable dream car number 1 is the 911 Turbo, and the number 2 is the 147 GTA and the 3rd is the Porsche Boxster. My almost impossible dream cars list is the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Gallardo and an Alfa 8c.
My 3 older dream cars are a Lamborghini Miura, a DeTomaso Pantera, a Lancia Delta Integrale.
What car would you least like to drive?
American cars. Because to drive an american car is an option, and one that I'll never take. I hate french cars too, but at least they're cheap.
For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO?
What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)?
Well I can see at least two different ones:
1st, nurbugring, me and an Autodelta pimped 147 GTA - no music and no passenger.
2nd, in an 8c convertible cruising the French Riviera with a gourgeous woman (that I didn't met yet) listening to Portishead.
What interests do you have outside of Alfas?
Well, I like IT related stuff and I love Cinema. I play drumms. I love to learn how everything works.
What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people?
I like most the habituees, and Ithink this whole community is very cool.
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?
I'd buy a 147 GTA and a full pack of Autodelta tuning. Then I'd go from London back to Portugal (which probably would cost me the change!!!)