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Now you've found your way to the Alfaowner Scotland lounge, why not introduce yourself to the rest of the Tartan Alfisti. Even if you've been here for a while why not give a few lines about who you are etc.

I'm Frank, I've been an Alfisti for over a year now and love my 156 2.0 JTS Veloce. I've driven Italian ever since my 2nd car, a Mk1 Punto, which was great fun.
I'm married to Kirstine (20 Years) and we have two girls aged 5 and 10. I live in Wishaw and work in Glasgow for a major Scottish education authority.

You will also have noticed the green user name and big orange banner below my post marking me as the Scottish area rep.

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I'm Matt, a young(ish) scallywag with a 156 2.4JTD. This was my first Alfa, purchased in December 2006, but I've always owned Italian cars - 2 Punto's and a Bravo.

I live just outside Glasgow and currently work for a large construction consultancy as a technician - with a view to moving over into engineering, what discipline I'm not too sure about yet.

From my grey username you can tell I'm a mere mortal
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I'm Jamie, had Alfas for about 13 years now - 33 16v, GTV6, GTV V6, 147, and my RZ.

I work for myself 'in computers', and live in East Lothian.

Haven't been to any AOS meets yet.
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I'm Fraser (not that you'd guess) and I'm Fast Frank's big brother. Despite this relationship I, too, am a mere mortal and getting on a bit (nearly 49).

I'm married 25 years and have a 16 year old daughter.

My 159 is my fourth Alfa after a 145 1.6TS, 166 2.0 TS and a 156 2.4 JTDm. Other interesting cars I have had include a MkII Golf GTi, A Renault 5 GT Turbo, an Opel Manta GTE (cack) and a Toyota Corolla GT Coupe.

Like Puntomat I also work for an engineering consultancy although we specialise in ground engineering and contaminated land.
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Hi I'm Oz (everyone calls me it, once you meet me you'll know why, so there's no point in telling you my real name).

I had my first Alfa ownership experience way back in 1990, in amongst some quick Japanese machinery. But then some serious travelling, moving to another country, getting married, buying a house etc meant the next one arrived in 2001.

Live in West Lothian, work in Edinburgh (for the Govt.) and enjoy AO meets with like minded folk. Oh and I get the chance to enjoy my car over some great roads!!!!!
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Hi! I'm wee Shaz. Currently drive a black pre face lift 147 and my previous Italian car was a wee Mk1 Punto. Still fairly new to AO, though I have managed to go to 2 meets.

I work in the Construction Industry too . . .though I sell hooses not built 'em!

Ladies don't usually give their age away, but if you have read any of my joke threads you'll know ah canny call myself ladylike! . . . . I'm 37 years young Nae weans but share ma hoose wiv three Persians.
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I'm Chris, and I'm a relative newcomer to the joys of fine Italian motoring. Bought my 156 a few weeks ago after promising myself one for years. I live in Glasgow and have a potted motoring history, I've a strange fetish for old Citroens and Land Rovers. The Alfa is the first car I've ever owned that doesn't lend itself to lying underneath it in a pool of oil every sunday morning

I currently repair and sell guitars and music gear for a living, and play in a reasonably successful rock tribute act a few nights a week. This is why i'll look like an unshaven mess on sunday morning meets. I should really settle down and get a proper job so i can afford more nice cars

My age can be guessed from my username (moment of inspired thought, right there) although I do look about 12 when clean shaven. My favorite flavour of jelly is rasperry and i can eat a packet of jaffa cakes in under three minutes.
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Hello, I am Andrew. 21 and from Aberdeen so quite far north. I try to make what meets i can.

I have been an Alfa Owner for 4 months now after popping my Alfa cherry with a 145 Cloverleaf. I have always driven italian cars and have owned 4 different models of Fiat punto before turning to the dark side.

I am a systems analyst/proffesional Geek, also a home mechanic.

That's about it really
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Hello to all old or long time members that know me, and to all the newer folk that dont!
I'm Philip from Fife and work for local authority transportation, still in my mid twenties I think!
My second name is Suttie and date of birth 17th......hence the number plate.
Although my other half Jackie is now a keen Alfisti too I've been a member since buying my first Alfa in 2004, a nice black 146ti and the others I've had since can be seen in my signiture......all 2.0 Twin Sparks except the 33 Boxer.
Before the black 146 I had a Punto Sporting which got me into Italian cars along with the fact I've got relatives in Italy and have always loved Italian supercars!
I like having an older car as well a my daily driver so we currently have the facelift 145, a Bini Cooper and a MK2 Golf GTI....... in the procees in moving to a house with a garage and bigger driveway for them all at present!
Other Italian cars I've owned include a Lancia Delta GTie and Fiat Marea 2.0 20v.
Looking forward to owning a V6 Alfa next and plenty more Scottish meets!

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- Black 146ti - Silver 156 2.0 TS - Grey 145 QV - Red GTV TS Lusso, tan leather -
- Red 33Boxer 16v Cloverleaf - Cosmos Blue 145 Cloverleaf, tan leather -
- Black 147 GTA - Silver GTV TS Lusso - Blue 147 TS lusso -
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Wow Frank, this is a bit like the start of the 'Cripton Factor' which might give a clue to my age....but for the avoidance of doubt that makes me 44 years old.

Anyway I'm a Glasgow boy living in Paisley for my sins - it's sort of missionary work really (no missionary position jokes please ). My other half, Denise, lives in Hamilton which means that we have eight bedrooms and three garages between us. My current two cars, 3.0 V6 GTV and FIAT Panda 100hp, live with me and Denise runs a Mazda MX-5 for our open top fun. No kids between us......they don't do them on my home planet and I see it as our contribution to saving your planet's valuable natural resources.

I'm currently in practice with two other partners in a small architectural practice in Glasgow......don't ask us to do you an extension....you can't afford us.

My interest in and ownership of modern day italian cars stretches to pre- internet days and first started with the FIAT Motor Club GB, where I was Scottish Co-ordinator at one time.

Cars to-date:

Mk I FIAT Punto Sporting
Mk I FIAT Bravo HLX
Mk I FIAT Bravo HGT
ALFA 156 2.0 TSpark Veloce
ALFA GTV 2.0 TSpark Lusso
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ALFA GTV 3.0 V6 GTV Lusso [6-speed] & FIAT Panda 100hp

Oh another one of interest was a Citroen AX GT (the pwer to weight ratio of a high powered crisp bag)

News Flash......I am currently seriously considering selling my GTV 3.0 V6 after three years of ownership, but before it goes on the open market I am offering the car to a fellow scottish enthusiast as part of a 'first refusal' agreement - very keen to 'keep it in the family' so to speak. I know it will be sorely missed but I've had my share of ownership fun out of it. Not sure what I'll replace it with right now but I will be back in another ALFA before long, so if anyone wants to give me a 159 2.4JTDm TI in grey you know where I am.

I've met a great bunch of people on this and other ownership sites/clubs and established some long term friendships which won't end just because I temporarily don't have an ALFA in my stables. Look out for a Panda 100hp hanging on for dear life behind Frank at the back on future runs if all goes to plan.

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hey my name is chris, been on here for a while but never really posted, been into my italian cars fr years as my dad worked between fiat and alfa for arnold clark,m got the bug when i first passed my test, bought my 156 just over a year ago now and loving it, bought it as a shed but fixing it up slowly as im fairly young i still like the modding scene but prefer to keep to suttle as had the big stuff and its just problems, got a 1 year old daughter and work in a bodyshop where i have came throught the ranks from panel beater to estimator but for some reason moved to office manager anyways just thought id say hi nd hope to meet you all soon.

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Hi all I`m Andyman (and sometimes can be!),live in deepest Angus,this is my first REAL CAR ,love it to bits (not literally!) ,I`m a mech.engineer,and tamper....eerrr tinker as much as possible.Have already met some of you on a meet earlier this year,look forward to old & new faces on the nov meet My age.....I`ll let you guess that one..
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My name is Duncan and I'm a 166aholic.

Ive got 2 of them and if I had more cash I'd buy them all.

I am in my 50's ,married with 4 children. F27,M24,M21 and F13.

Born and brought up in Motherwell I crosed the river to Bothwell.

Fast Frank I apolgise for messing your Thread and I thought that you'd get me ,so here goes. I like your quote No Mr Bond I expect you to die.

1 of mine would be Never say never.

As a young tearaway on British bikes I swore I'd never be a polis or have a foreign car.

No having retired as a policeman I have 2 beautiful 166's.

I always laugh when the terrorist is fighting John Mclane in Die Hard when the terrorist says to McLane like " But you are a policeman you have to follow the rules" and Mclane replies like "Thats what my Captain keeps telling me" With me it was Assistant Chief Constables who had never lived.But Heh thats life Jim but Not as WE know it.

I graduated with an electrical and electronics degree (Now worthless due to unbelievable advances in the old electron and logic gates)from Strathclyde Uni.I worked with Ferranti's in Edinburgh at the Laser ranging equipment for the Jaguar and Harrier fighter planes (God I hope HE is not reading this Fraser or EcosseOz)and ended up a complete U turn and entered the University of Life with the Polis.

My machines have been BSA Bantam,Triumph Speedtwin,Triton,Vanden Plas 3 Litre MK2,Vauxhall Victor FD, Triumph Stag, Ford Orion Ghia, Volvo 480 ,Honda 250,Rover 827 and the best for last my 2 166's (Pomeo 2.5 and Lacey 3.0 Sportronic )

I have been a nipper,labourer, brikies labourer,whisky bond worker, library assistant, trainee bus driver,driver salesman and served in the Royal Naval Reserve at Granton in Edinburgh.

So you can see I am a Jack of all trades Master of none.

Self taught motor mechanic and Diyer.

Hope to meet you on a meet soon.

Bet you wish you hadn't asked now Frank


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Hi all. My name is Al (or if your my wife or Mum,Alan) I've been in the Royal Navy since I was seventeen, nearly nineteen years and have spent all my time onboard S-class submarines with the exception of a brief stint on an old Polaris submarine when I was eighteen. Live in Faslane through the week and in SW Scotland at the weekend.
On my second Alfa, a much loved 156 suffered a catastrophic cam-belt failure and cost more to get it out of one garage than I got for it at another!
Look forward to seeing as many of you as poss at next meet. (Galloway forest area is stunning)

If she said "it's me or the Alfa" would you miss her ?
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Hi I'm Mr Ts sister (Heidi).

Although I live in Yorkshire I'm a true Scot at heart (brought up in an Alfa/Fiat mad family from Inverness). Only down this way because of the job.

Bought my first (lime green) 147 3 years ago - was a bit jammy with the amount of extras (Bose, rain sensors, heated leather sports seats, you name it, it had it) on it and really really miss it since I totalled it on the M73 whilst driving home for Hogmanay. Would be very interested in finding out where it is now - was re-registered (FA02 LFO) in the summer. Hope it's being looked after....

My rather hurried purchase of a (dark blue) face-lifted JTD has proved ok so far (although I've not had it in for a service yet). Like the power and fuel economy of the diesel but can't find this one in a car park!
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Hi! I'm Greg, I own a Red 2000 plate 156 1.8ts which I bought in June '07

I've lived in Bonnybridge for the last 3yrs and no, i've not spotted any UFOs in that time

Haven't been to any AOS meets yet , but hope to catch up soon
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Name - Alex
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Age - 27
Occupation - Financial Controller (Oil Industry)

Car - '98 GTV TS (July 06 - Present)
Joined Alfa after a short (2 wks) unsuccessful (write off) spell with a Fiat Coupe (N/A). Prior to that it was a beautiful 205 GTI 1.6 after a chain of vauxhalls(5)/ford(1)/VW(1) since passing my test.

Been to Scottish Italian Day but yet to make a met. Must change that.
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Hi all, my name is Scott and im an alfaholic - erm wrong thread! (lol)

I already said hi in the main forum, but im 42, live in Fife and this is my first alfa, a 53 plate 1.9 JTD, in a luvvly dark blue.

I spend my days at a computer screen now, since being made redundant after 20-odd years as an electronics tech, and now I "dabble wi a couple of stupid websites till I find a proper job!" (the wife says)

Pleased to meet you all, my god theres loads o us fae scotland, yet I almost never see another 156....
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Hello People!

John, 47, not been on this forum long. Lived in Inverness since May 2000 having moved up from Surrey to be near where my roots are. (Mum's family were from Fochabers). White Van Man working for an international relief charity. Wife of 10 years Glenda from Hamilton via Peterhead and a few points down south, but still regards Hamilton as home. No kids.

My mistress is my 55 plated 156. Fancied an Alfa since my mate's dad got a Bertone GT Junior in the early 80s. That was a weapon - originally a 1300, but with a 1750 engine & the original gearing so wheelspins were the order of the day. Great fun for hooning around in as lads in our early 20s. Wanted a 156 since I saw one just after they were launched. Finally got mine 4 weeks before the 159 was introduced to replace it! Before that had a whole range of stuff: -

Bikes; - Puch sloped, CB125, Yam 650 twin, CX500, Z1000J, another sloped, GS550, K100rs, K75/s.


Cars; - Mini, MGB GT, Nova SR (got bored with that pretty quick), another MGB GT, VW Santana GX5 (poor man's way into an Audi?), MG Metro, Metro city (tin box with a heater as I was sick of motorcycling through the winter!), Mum's old Metro auto (bit of a theme going here!), Merc 190E, Mitsubishi Galant estate, and then finally got my Alfa! This one's going to be part of the family for a long time!

Hope to make it to an AO meet/event before too long.
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Ciao everyone!!

I'm Claudio and discovered this fantastic site not so long ago. I'm 32 and live in lovely Largsvegas.

When I'm not busy scooping icecream and frothing cappuccinos I love to zoom about in my Spider which I've owned for 5 problem free years (touch wood!!). It's a wee cracker which I bought from Autodelta and has been tuned to the hilt!!!

Last week I picked up another pocket rocket......a 147 GTA in pearl white . My father always drove Alfas so I got the bug pretty early on.

I also use a Panda Sporting as a wee runaround so all in all I must have one of the largest carbon footprints in Largs !!!

Hope to make the next meet even though its a real bugger for me to get weekends off
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Hi Im Damien Fae Killlie. I am an ALFANUT ,driven them for 16 years currently have a GTV 3.0 V6 and loving it .Hope to meet up with all you other Scots ALFISTIS at a run sometime .Cant do the NOVEMBER run to D&G cos im on Holiday but in the future its a defo
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Now you've found your way to the Alfaowner Scotland lounge, why not introduce yourself to the rest of the Tartan Alfisti. Even if you've been here for a while why not give a few lines about who you are etc.

I'm Frank, I've been an Alfisti for over a year now and love my 156 2.0 JTS Veloce. I've driven Italian ever since my 2nd car, a Mk1 Punto, which was great fun.
I'm married to Kirstine (20 Years) and we have two girls aged 5 and 10. I live in Wishaw and work in Glasgow for a major Scottish education authority.

You will also have noticed the green user name and big orange banner below my post marking me as the Scottish area rep.

Please try to stay on topic and post just once.
Just passing through and noticed you live a Wishaw , I used to live in Wishaw in Sutton Coldfield West Midlands , about 2 mile from The Belfry where they have the golf . Sorry to butt in on your thread , but when i was a wee lad i found Wishaw in Scotland on a map and always wondered what it was like .
I will be traveling up to Stranraer in October for a weeks holiday hope to get a few waves off you chaps.

Once again sorry to butt in and drivel on .
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my name is ray and im an alcoholic. sorry alfaholic ! anyway im from Lochwinnoch (where you may ask ) but living in scotland just thought i would say hi to all the scottish alfisti
 
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Hi Ray.....David here.

I see you are just along the road from me in Paisley. Nice spec of 147 you have there.

If you ever fancy a meet for an ALFA natter just give me a PM.
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My name is Darren and I'm sorry to say I don't own an *****. It belongs to my wife and she spends more time with it than she does with me. I love the car secretly from a distance.
We have owned the GTV lusso for about a year now and it costs a fortune to maintain...but my wife loves it and won't part with it.

We live 15 miles outside of Elgin in a small village.

I work as a bus driver and I am currently studying part time for a degree in Environmental Science with the Open University. I am in my second year.

My wife is a Contracts Officer with the local council.

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