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I had a wonderful day today, I wanted to tell you about it and ask if you've had one similiar...

It started badly...My husband woke me up asking if I wanted a coffee at 6 this morning as he was already up ready to go fishing. I appreciated the thought, but not being woken up so early on a Sunday. I knew that ahead of me was a day of hard graft and I didn't want to be pushed into it just yet.

I dont know how much you have picked up from my threads/posts, but I do not wash my own car. In three years I have done it three times and the reason is I am RUBBISH, un-methodical, sporadic, and lazy. Missing bits, smearing bits etc. But today the task was waiting for me as my valeter hasnt been available.

So I spent three and a half hours cleaning, Chamois-ing and polishing my car. I must admit she looked very tidy and I was quite proud of myself. By this point it was about 2pm, and I was sure the day was over, finished as tired and achy as it had started. After a short break I set off to see my husband at the fishing lake, careful not to bound into puddles with my newly cleaned and very pretty Spider.

The inevitable happened, as I am a girly girl...I got cold and bored in an hour and headed for home. but then, but then! the sky, I noticed as I left the lake, was that beautiful Orange/Purple/Pink of the best of British Sunsets. Sod it, I thought, I'll take the girl for a spin.

And off I went, my mood lifting and lifting the further I went. I didnt go far, as its a week til payday and my funds are getting tight for petrol. But It seems I went far enough...

We've all seen them, the top gear films, A beautiful car, a beautiful scenery and a song that seems to pull it all together. Well here I was, my beautiful car, the beautiful sky, the open road...And Tom Baxter's Better suddenly comes on my stereo via the Ipod. It tied it all up nicely.

My day started with a frown, and a groan, a filthy car and a backache before I even started...but it ended, so much Better.

Have any of you guys had a day like mine, a drive like mine? I've had a few before, the open roads in the alps for one, but it was never quite right. Today just seemed to work out so perfectly. :)
 

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Great story. And I know exactly what you mean by it all fitting perfectly. Have had the exact same occur in previous cars, but 3 months into my GTV I have not yet had my perfect moment just yet. Something that will happen, its inevitable. . . bring it on
 

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Cant wait to hear your GTV story when it happens! I just fell in love with Charlotte Spider all over again!
 

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hasn't happened in GTV yet, but remember being in my 1968 daimler v8 250, leaving donington park couple of summers ago summer, gliding down the country lanes, shades on, "cant buy me love" comes on the motorola radio, just like travelling beack in time, priceless.
 

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well not quite, but in alfa fashion, the other night, the windows stopped screeching when moving, the door clunked shut rather than smashed shut, and the horrible ticking from the engine has stopped and the sound from the quad exhaust was just right and i though aahhhh!!!! perfect. today however the left indicator only works when it wants, the windows screech and the door smashes. well it was perfect for a day!!
 

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Heading up the M5 from Cornwall after dropping the Mrs off at the airport was mine!!!!

There I was, after a summer break with the outlaws in Cornwall. Karen works in Holland so after dropping her off its always a bit sad (however I am in Hamsterjam again, its great here). My mood was lifted as I looked in the wing mirror of my GTV. I saw a Red Audi R8 just coming up at a good rate on my right. Following that was a Green Porch GT3. Thinking that I wouldn't be outdone by the Germans I put my foot down and followed. Travelling along in our little convoy, each taking the front of the pack was a happy little band of petrol heads!

Whilst not wanting to sound like a criminal, that was the fastest return journey I have ever had from Cornwall!

We only parted at the Junction of the M1-M18. Whilst I know these two super cars could have left me for dead, I like to think they didn't. As we showed the appreciation of each others cars.

I had the Stereophonics on the Ipod. From Dakota to A Thousand tree's. Great music great drive.

It was one of the greatest driving moments in my life! Apart from the drive from Milan to Cannes a couple of years ago. Sadly it was in a hire car. I took a wrong turn off the highway and ended up driving accross the mountains on the E80 (at least I think), then scenery between Genova and Cannes was something else too (Hammond did it in Ferarri Daytona racing May in the Boat). Tunnel after tunnel. Each time you hit the daylight again, looking left was the Med, quite beauitiful!

Just found this on YouTube, this guy has the same first name but it ain't me lol.

YouTube - Scenic Drive from Cannes, Southern France to Florence, Italy
 

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There is somthing about driving with the roof down spesh at night, the smells it is just great , dont get that at the mo with the GTV used to with the Spitfire but that just seemed to brake down all the time then the Escort Cab ..... please dont laugh it was a softop and cheap although that also costed a small fortune till i let it go .GTV rocks thoough , may change to a spider later but i tend to have the roof down all the time so fear is that i would ruin it .
 

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My golden driving moment was on 2 wheels as opposed to four. Riding with 2 friends (one of them a very handy former AMA racer) up from San Diego through the Sierra Nevadas. I was on a rented Ducati 749 and the roads were perfect. Beautifully surfaced, no massive straights and lots of long sweeping corners. Then we crested the top of the mountains as he sun just started setting behind us and came up the most amazing view. A seemingly endless succession of 2nd gear hairpin bends down to the Palm springs valley. Traffic was light and I got my first kneedown without actually trying. I'd go back tomorrow if I could.
 

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Sounds like the planets converged and combined to give you a moment but had you not been looking, you would have missed it. That said, the romance of a 'girly girl' in her spider heading off into a crimson sunset is just too much.... lovely story, but I think I'm in love with you now Anjenha, sorry, can't help it, I'm like that.... ;)

I have had one or two moments like that being fortunate enough to be living in a place that is surrounded by natural beauty. Recently I was with a good friend of mine (who just happens to be an incredibly attractive woman :eek: ) having a nice lunch and one of those crazy sweet smelling cigarettes down by a paradisic remote beach. The route home was along a terrific B road with the GTV making all the right noises out of the Novitec DTM's, listening to the perfect tunes on a perfect afternoon, windows down and all at just the right speed to make it exciting but not dangerous. My friend was singing to the song (local tunes) and was enjoying the moment as much as me. It was like as if I provided the entertainment, she provided the glamour and the stage was set by the incredible surroundings.... Perfection. I often close my eyes and remember the moment which always brings on a grin. :)
 

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why did you fall in love with charlotte?........is she dead fit like, you have a husband aswell:eek::lol:
Charlotte is my car...She's gorgeous...
 

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Sounds like the planets converged and combined to give you a moment but had you not been looking, you would have missed it. That said, the romance of a 'girly girl' in her spider heading off into a crimson sunset is just too much.... lovely story, but I think I'm in love with you now Anjenha, sorry, can't help it, I'm like that.... ;)
Mwah! xx
 

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Great stories :) Reminds me of the time of driving in the very early hours of the morning, watching the sun rise from behind the wheel of a spider and the crimson sky stretching in every direction, the cool, crisp and fresh morning air, the sound of the wind and the sound of that beautiful Alfa engine... sheer bliss = ] That's what it's all about. That's why we put up with the poor service and the occasional breakdown. That's what makes us different from the rest - we're Alfisti. And as such, we're all romantics at heart. And we're richer for it. Just my two cents :inlove:
 

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I have had a moment like that once but it was in my Corrado VR6 and not the Alfa (I haven't had the Alfa long). It was a lovely sunny spring afternoon. I was driving back from London to Devon along the A303 after watching a band play. I had stinking hangover, I had broken up with my girlfriend a few months before and I had the remains of a cold looming over my body. It was warm so both windows were down and I was blasting out The Kings of Leon. For the first time in ages I felt at one with the car, it was almost like the car was an extension to my soul. Then bang! I got flashed at by a mobile police van for doing 87 on a 70, 3 points and a nice little fine!

On those rare moments where I can actually "enjoy" my car, something always has to wreck it. Yes I am looking at moving out of this country!
 
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