Your Forum name
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Married (for now
) with two kids
which cars do you drive and why?
Alfa GT 1.9 JTD. Had a 156 Selespeed previous to the GT and loved it but decided it was time to get something a bit more economical. Wanted a GT even since they were launched so it was the perfect replacement.
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?
Definitly! Even my best friend always buys me gifts that are Alfa related for Birthdays and Christmas.
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo and…
….do you think it’s fundamental to own one to have the passion?
I first ‘noticed’ Alfas through a friend’s uncle when I was a teenager. He had a 75 Cloverleaf and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. A few years later I got to know someone through the Peugeot owners club who swapped his car for a 155. After driving that I decided that I would be buying an Alfa as soon as possible! I do think it is fundamental to own one to have the passion….Once you have owned an Alfa no other car ever feels the same even if it is better built or more reliable (unless you buy something like a Ferrari anyway
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?
Member of the AO club and still consider joining the AROC from time to time.
What do you like most about Alfas?
They are infectious! People who joke about them and pull them down have only to drive them once and you can see the look on their face when they get out of the car…they loved it even if they wont admit it! Very few cars can produce the feeling that Alfa’s do.
What do you like least about Alfas?
The dealer network. It’s been said so many times and I know they are supposed to be improving, but they really do let the product down. I also hate how people still think they are unreliable and rust into nothing within a couple of months! When will this image go away?
What would be your dream cars?
An Aston Martin Vanquish S and a MkII Escort RS2000 X-Pack Droop Snoot.
What car would you least like to drive?
An Audi TT Roadster. Friends got one and I feel a complete twonk if I have to go anywhere with him with the roof down…would feel even worse if I was driving it!
For you, what’s the most popular thread on AO?
It seems to be the ignore thread, but I like to keep an eye on the Alfa wave thread…in case anyone is in my area.
What would be your ideal drive in an Alfa (destination, passenger, driving music, etc)?
Driving through the Alps on a clear sunny day with Simple Minds on the stereo….and no one in the passenger seat
Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us?
Uuurm….don’t think so.
What interests do you have outside of Alfas?
I love home cinema and AV and enjoy watching movies with my two kids. Also play on the Xbox 360 a lot and listening to music.
Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc)
I would rather not. I have secrets that no one should know
Do you have a party trick? If so what is it?
What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favorite threads, episodes or people?
The people. I have met a few in person and every single one is friendly and easy to get on with. The forum members are helpful and you can always get help and advice on anything as well as have a bloody good laugh
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?
I would pay off all my bills and debts and then invest the rest for my kids.