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Roy van den Brink-Budgen
Professional Car Detailer
Single but live with my girlfriend
which cars do you drive and why?
1996 Alfa Romeo GTV TS, because I love the looks and that free revving twin spark engine
Are you a real passionate for Alfa Romeo?
Without a doubt, Iím on my third already with a fourth planned for next Summer - It's 3ltr V6 time.
What or how started your passion for Alfa Romeo andÖ
Ö.do you think itís fundamental to own one to have the passion?
I had always had ďdifferentĒ cars including a great Saab 900 Turbo convertible, but then I wanted something more exciting to drive and so an Alfa was the obvious choice. Iíve now had two GTVs and a 145 QV, its that intoxicating blend of passion, speed and sound that makes an Alfa the only choice!
Would you ever consider joining an Alfa Club or are you already a member of one?
Already a member of AROC
What do you like most about Alfas?
The fact that you canít help but give it a second and third glance when you park it up at night
What do you like least about Alfas?
The fact that I have to go over any speed bump at the speed of a one legged tortoise just so to avoid hearing that awful crunch of metal on road!
What would be your dream cars?
Pagani Zonda F Roadster
The list is too longÖ..
What car would you least like to drive?
A Vauxhall Agila (I had one as a courtesy car when I took my girlfriends car in for a service. It was one of the most disturbing moments of my life)
Any humorous Alfa or car-related stories you wish to share with us?
I took an ex girlfriend out for something to eat at a particularly nice restaurant, the GTV was gleaming and so we parked up, had a great meal, got back in the car and started it up. It started revving wildly between 1-3k revs and wouldnít stop, the whole outside part of the restaurant thought I was a chav revving his car and I had to sit there and wait for the RAC for an hour. Obviously the car didnít approve of that particular girl.
What interests do you have outside of Alfas?
Obviously detailing, my girlfriend thinks Iím insane as I detail all week as my job and then talk about it in my sleep. Apart from that plenty of holidays and great wines.
Tell us something nobody knows about you. (E.g. special skill, ever been on TV, etc)
You can see my head in the audience on an episode of Top Gear
Do you have a party trick? If so what is it?
I am pretty good at impressions
What do you like most about the Alfaowner forum? Any favourite threads, episodes or people?
Itís all one big happy family and when the car goes wrong there are plenty of people to help!
If you had £50,000 you had to spend in 72 hours, how would you choose to spend it?
I love great watches, so it would be a watch or three followed by a V6 GTV and as my girlfriend would flutter her eyelashes at me, probably a ridiculously expensive piece of jewellery and a case of great wine.