Re: Old owner returns to the marque.
Thanks guys for your welcomes. I do have Alfas in my blood as my godfather was an Alfa dealer in Northamptonshire in the 60s and then for many years a Alfa specialist, my mother had a new1300 GT Junior in the early 7os, then a new black Sud Ti which I had fitted with Konis, Momo s/wheel, the optional Alfa alloys at that time and a load of other goodies.
I re-started the London section of the AROC when I set up the sales dept for a London dealer in the late 80s and have owned a number of Bertone 105s.
Did go off and do things with Porsches but am pleased to be back. I also had a spell with Lancias (my mother's fault as she had new Fulvias and then new Betas, so no rust problems) and Integrales were a passion for a few years.
Am enjoying my 916 Spider, lots of chassis flex I know, but its OK as I can hopefully stiffen it up a bit.
I also have put my ideas to Alfa GB as to what they should be doing to sort themselves out in the UK but typically they insist they know best. I worked in the motor industry from the mid 70s, was involved with TKM when they were importers, my working experience of Alfa was from 1978, I worked in the Lancia network when Heron brought the cars into the UK and also worked for Jaguar, Porsche and BMW.
Then I had a car leasing company which I sold to an American equity company. Love to see Alfa where it should be in the UK but these present people won't do it. I've said this since 1990 and havn't been proved wrong yet. Sorry, got onto my soapbox which I do when I talk about Alfas.