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which cars do you drive and why?

An Alfa Romeo 147 Lusso Selespeed, and why? Because I received some inheritance and wanted an Alfa to replace my shockingly bad Rover 115 SD.

Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?

I am, yes. Always admired the looks and image, now I also appreciate the engineering behind them

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 it, not sure, was mesmerised by the Alfa's in the 1994 touring car championship though. Also I had some greek mates who where totally enamoured with Alfa's. It must have rubbed off. In particular the look of the 147 had always blown me away. Alfa's have always struck me as being incredibly cool cars. As for owning an Alfa, it helps. You only truly understand the thrill and pleasure of owning an Alfa when you actually do own one yourself!

Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?

I am considering joining the UK Owners club, but not sure about any others.

What do you like most about Alfas?

The styling, performance and handling.

What do you like least about Alfas?

The unreliability, parts bills and feeling that any second now, something may go wrong….

What would be your dream cars?

Maserati Quattroporte, Alfa 147 GTa 3.7 Autodelta

What car would you least like to drive?

Any BMW, hate them with a passion.

For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO?

The 147 Issues thread.

What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)?

Around the Yorkshire moors, just me, with Fallen by Evanescence bursting from the speakers

Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us?

I was driving to the British grand prix in my old metro and heard a crumbling noise from under the bonnet. The radiator fan starting working overtime but I thought nothing of it. I got home, looked under the bonnet and saw that the fan belt had failed and knocked out the engine temperature sensor lead. Had I been driving a petrol…. I would have been shafted!

What interests do you have outside of Alfas?

Football (Especially Southampton FC.) and Formula 1

Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc)

I’ve been on Match of the Day twice! Interviewed once and dancing about in the crowd after Saints beat Norwich 4-3 in 2005.

Do you have a party trick? If so what is it?

Falling asleep when drunk is about the only one…

What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people?

Nothing specific, it just seems a really friendly and pleasant forum.

If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?

I would buy a Alfa GT, with cash and head straight to an electronics store to get Sky HD with a 60 inch HD tele.

A Saints fan is for life, not just the premiership. Keep the faith.

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Hi Colin, very nice interview, thanks for sharing it with us
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Hi Colin, I enjoyed the interview....and 2 TV appearances. At last we have someone famous on AO
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Hi Colin, good intro!
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ah sky HD... had it installed a few months now, fantastic gizmo!

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Great job Colin, enjoyed reading your story. Famous eh
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Cool interview Colin
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