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> Review Of 'alfa' Events 2013, From Spring Alfa Day to MITCAR 2013
Ganz
post 28th December 2013 04:02
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This was my first year visiting the 'Alfa' events. Have to say I really enjoyed them. So I've posted a few pics (145s, 146s, 75s, 155s, and a few gate crashers)

Alfa Spring Day
The first Alfa show I ever attended. The road there was awesome (I took as many b roads as possible to get there with great views).

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Making our way there

Other Alfas
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This was going for 350.. it had leather seats! Should have brought it. sad.gif
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My 145

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To me the Alfa Spring Day was the best event for 'our' Alfas. The atmosphere was really friendly, loads of good old Alfas (like ours) and I must have walked around at least 10 times.


Auto Italia Brooklands
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My car is in the background whistle.gif . BTW, check out the perv in the dark glasses..

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Cotswolds Alfa Day

Nice little event. The Giro Panoramica really made this event fun. My other half was pretty good at map reading.
Only spotted one 145 there (not my own as I went in my 147) but it was a bit camera shy and was gone by the time I was taking snaps.
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Stanford Hall Auto Italia day
This was my local event. Cracking day too.

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Rob's Fiat Turbo

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Owen's 145 Boxer in Lambo orange and Speedlines.

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Team Dynamic wheels look really nice.


National Alfa Day, Kent.
Only one 145 that I saw. Bit disapointed as I thought it was Alfa's National day and was expecting it to be the biggest Alfa event. The docks and its history kept me interested though. So had to include 155s. Did see a nice 146 which seem rarer than the 145!

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MITCAR.
Even worse for 145s. I didn't see any. TBF I got there really late and probably missed them. So no photos.

Overall I rated them like so
1. Alfa Spring Day (great roads there, lots of alfas, traders, stalls, s**t weather but it was still my favourite of the year)
2. Auto Italia Brooklands (Great weather, Hill climb was brilliant. Concorde was there and I got to sit in a Harrier!)
3. Stanford Hall (Great weather but could have been a few more 145s)
4. Cotswolds Alfa day (the start at the pub with the Giro run was a great way to start)
5. NAD Kent (historical setting)
6. MITCAR ( the car park layout didn't make it easy to 'browse' around the cars). Felt I was infringing on people's picnics.

Southern Alfa Day.. I didn't go. Too far. Hope 2014 is as good or even better!

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post 28th December 2013 12:35
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You did a good load then! good to see loads of pics.

I was meant to get to a load of shows this year with the green 146 but everytime I missed them and then the car got written off anyway.

NAD was in a ridiculously stupid place and hopefully they will do it in a proper location next time. I hope to get to some of these meets next year!


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post 28th December 2013 12:44
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WOW just seen the time you put it up
was it a late night or a eraly start ?


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post 28th December 2013 13:10
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QUOTE(NaanBread @ 28th December 2013 12:35) *
You did a good load then! good to see loads of pics.

I was meant to get to a load of shows this year with the green 146 but everytime I missed them and then the car got written off anyway.

NAD was in a ridiculously stupid place and hopefully they will do it in a proper location next time. I hope to get to some of these meets next year!


Some of the Alfas were parked in various locations which I completely missed as I spent time in the Submarine and destroyer before I got to the other locations. Best bit of NAD was the Oak museum where I found out that it took 3500 oak trees to build a Royal Navy ship like HMS Nelson and that most of southern england's oak trees were razed to the ground for the ship building industry at the time. The other thing I remembered about NAD was the 147 GTA with, what looked like, 8C Competizione alloys.

It took 5 minutes to get round all the cars in the main car park. If you went around too many times you ended up looking like a nutter. I was guessing the GTA guys sitting in their cars were probably thinking what a t****r. Didn't get the concept of sitting in a car when it was hot and sunny with blue skies. If you are outside your car people are more likely to come up and chat about your motor.

Nice weather though and location was interesting but would I had traveled all that way to see the old dockyards of Kent?

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WOW just seen the time you put it up
was it a late night or a eraly start ?


It was an early start but ended up a very late night. The server doesn't accept anything 1MB or above. Had to size everything down rant.gif . I'm on holiday so it's OK biggrin.gif .


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post 28th December 2013 19:41
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Love all the pictures smile.gif

Great to see my old 145 (Black cloverleaf at SAD) and my dads 145 (Red Cloverleaf at Stanford Hall)feature in your pictures worshippy.gif
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post 28th December 2013 19:50
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Yup that was my 145 at Nad thumbup.gif

Shame it was the only one there thumbdown.gif
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post 21st August 2017 23:32
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Just looking back at 2013 and the number of 145s, 155s and 75s at those event. Hardly see the same numbers of those super models anymore.


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It does look pretty epic-

some lovely 155s

that's why we gotta-keep-'em-rollin' Ganz!!
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 22nd August 2017 11:34) *
It does look pretty epic-

some lovely 155s

that's why we gotta-keep-'em-rollin' Ganz!!


Yeah, I must admit I do like the old 155 with it's angular lines. The 145/46 shares some of those similarities. I suppose it was in between the angular shapes (155,75) and the more rounded shapes (147/156). Definitely got to keep them going. Most of my mates have got Jap cars.


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