Spettacolo 2015
Nov29

Spettacolo 2015

This year’s Spettacolo would have to be the biggest show I’ve ever seen, with near-perfect weather making the whole day a real crowd-pleaser.  A good display was made of other Italian marques, for me the most lovely of which was the silver 250 GT Lusso.  There was a huge display of Montreals as well, more than I’d seen in one place before.  Sadly there were only three Alfasuds on display, and one Alfasud Sprint...

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Carlton Italian Festa 2015
Oct26

Carlton Italian Festa 2015

The Alfa club was putting on a display at Argyle Square near Lygon St for the Italian Festa, so Jack and I dropped in to soak up some of the Italian vibe.  There were some nice Alfas on display as well as some Ferraris and Fiats.  It reminds me I really need to finish that 1750...

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Motorclassica 2015
Oct26

Motorclassica 2015

Jack (12yo) and I made a flying visit to the excellent Motorclassica show at the Royal Exhibition Buildings this year.  As with previous years it’s an eye-watering smorgasbord of sensationally prepared classics on display.  I do wonder if any of these cars get driven with any real gusto however, they are simply that clean.  The silver Ferrari 250 GT Lusso really left me picking up my jaw from the ground, achingly...

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AROCA Sandown Sept 2015
Sep06

AROCA Sandown Sept 2015

A fine day at Sandown Raceway after a bit of early drizzle.  I spent the day officiating and the day went very smoothly, the competitors seemed to enjoy themselves with only the odd mishap.  Not too many photos though – too busy! The Brown Hornet attracted a nice bit of attention parked in the pit lane, and quite a few nice...

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Run to the North August 2015
Aug30

Run to the North August 2015

We joined a nice group of folk and their cars today on a club drive to the north and a lunch organised by our friends Bruno and Mary.  Lots of nice roads up past Yea where I’ve certainly never driven before.  This was our first club run in the Brown Hornet and the car did very well, definitely needs a little tuning but lots of fun.  Not over-endowed with horsepower, but enough to keep up and still plenty of good handling on...

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Spa Country Alfesta 2015
Apr20

Spa Country Alfesta 2015

This year’s Alfa Romeo Owners Club Easter Nationals (A.K.A. Alfesta) were held in Creswick and the surrounding Spa Country of Victoria. Very pleasant few days of touring, and consuming vast amounts of good food and drink. The beautiful Alfasud Giardinetta came to visit from NSW, and attracted a lot of attention including winning the ‘people’s choice’ award at the show and shine display. The two Alfa 4Cs also...

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