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Thread: Alfaholics 'Classic' Alfa Day -Castle Combe April 21st 2018

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    Usual format for the event by the look of it.
    Classic '105 series' and the odd Giulietta etc. on track at racing speeds - Alfaholics cars did very well last year in international events.
    There are also free 'parade laps' for any other Alfas attending, you will possibly need a crash helmet though this year!
    Always a great bunch of Alfisti there to chat to so you won't be lonely.
    A good opportunity to improve the camera skills as well.
    Peter

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    Hi guys,

    Just a nudge for next Friday/Saturday for Alfaholics 17th Event, at their HQ on the Friday and 'Combe Circuit on Saturday.

    I'll hopefully be there both days but don't let that put you off!
    Peter

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    2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 916 Twinspark - SORN'd for rolling chassis/body parts.

    ENGLISH: 1975 Lotus Elite Mk2 in Carnival Red.
    Last project before I resigned from the company.

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    Missed this completely. Which is a shame as I fancied going. I've got other things planned now so will have to make sure I pencil it in next year.

    How's your GTV after your last trip around Castle Combe?
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    Hi MRMICKS,

    Sorry you overlooked this one but yes, it's a good event.

    The Alfa is fine thanks and I was so lucky there was no structural damage 'cos it walloped the tyre wall quite hard and the onboard video shows a few feet of 'conveyor belt' torn from the tyrewall flying across the bonnet! I did have to fit the drivers door off the Twinspark however as it was too much of a challenge to repair.

    Due to the carp weather since October and the petulance of the English car it, sadly, remains sub-concours but is still a pleasure to drive daily and I'm really looking forward to sorting it out properly if we ever get some decent weather.

    Hope to see you during the year and don't forget to pencil in the October 'Combe event!
    Peter

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    ITALIAN: 1999 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV6 'Nero' in Nero.
    2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 916 Twinspark - SORN'd for rolling chassis/body parts.

    ENGLISH: 1975 Lotus Elite Mk2 in Carnival Red.
    Last project before I resigned from the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckesGTV6 View Post
    Hope to see you during the year and don't forget to pencil in the October 'Combe event!
    Already pencilled in and getting some track practice in the Alfa Spider for it.
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    FYI Guys - I've spoken to a spokesman at the Alfaholics 'speakeasy' and I was told that the parade laps will not require a crash helmet.

    I probably go there for the wrong reasons (social, domestic and pleasure as it says on insurance policies) but it's great to view Alfaholics spotless workshops and to chat to fellow Alfa enthusiasts and on Saturday to walk round the track with camera, sandwiches, flask and revive old memories of midfield jousts without the chicaines and when the paddock was (strangely) just beyond Old Paddock Bend.

    Good to see the championship winning 'Alfa classics' and others driven at speed.

    Good also to trot around the circuit with the mid day tsunami of Alfas on the parade laps.

    Appreciation to Alfaholics for inviting us to be at this event.
    Last edited by luckesGTV6; 15-04-2018 at 09:22 AM. Reason: Typo = 'For Thy Information' Shoud have been 'For Your Information' :)
    Peter

    The current menagerie

    ITALIAN: 1999 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV6 'Nero' in Nero.
    2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 916 Twinspark - SORN'd for rolling chassis/body parts.

    ENGLISH: 1975 Lotus Elite Mk2 in Carnival Red.
    Last project before I resigned from the company.

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    We will be there for a couple of hours on the Saturday don't know yet if I can get away from work for Friday

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    Anybody going to the open day at he workshop today get pics please..... i can't make it
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    Cracking weather forecast for tomorrow, very suitable for open top or climate controlled motoring and the application of sunblock and Fosters (in moderation).

    Today's the 'Alfaholics at home' day of course. I understand that they are offering refreshments so it could be a good lunchtime 'jolly' for Brizzle Alfisti who have to work.

    Will be attending in 'the other car' for it's overdue shakedown run, all being well and subject to the DVLA's beta online presence being restored so I can get it legal!

    Have a good weekend everyone
    Peter

    The current menagerie

    ITALIAN: 1999 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV6 'Nero' in Nero.
    2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 916 Twinspark - SORN'd for rolling chassis/body parts.

    ENGLISH: 1975 Lotus Elite Mk2 in Carnival Red.
    Last project before I resigned from the company.

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