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.
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
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.