Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

Please post a pic of yourself or your car tell us about yourself and let us know where you are from.
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:09 pm

Joemart ( Joe) thanks for heads up on this show last year !
Tomorrow is the Autosport Racing show at the NEC so tickets are booked and tank has been topped up for the long drive . If its anything like last year then its gonna be another great day . A few acres undercover of F1 to classic build all there . http://www.autosportinternational.com
Ahaa Saturday is the London Classic car show just incase the petrolhead migraine has not set in .
Will take pics :)
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by 75evo » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:27 am

Oooo Birmingham! Make sure to have the best of British national food there.... curry & vindaloo! :lol:
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by Joemart » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:07 am

looking forward to pics... I see Alfaholics had a stand
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:56 pm

The autosport show was awesome as usual . Definitely on the to do list if you like the ultimate in automotive technology from the largest cnc machines in action , 3d printing with titanium powder , ap latest clutches , quaife diffs in action , F1 cars , live auction , street cars and all the shock absorber guys .
Intrax had a stand ( the guys who make the RS shock ) and were displaying the latest technology in anti roll . You must check their website for more info on this but the just is , that they have a shock with separate canister which runs with your standard torsion bar set up which greatly reduces dive , roll etc . As they do have shocks that are on F1 stuff at a 1000 Euro per point it should be brilliant . So now you know the ultimate . I do know a chap getting a set for his standard GTV 6 so hopefully will get to drive that in a few months time .
http://en.intraxracing.nl/techniek/arc® ... ontrol%29/
The Alfa championship guys had a stand with cars from Bianco alfa . They are doing great job with the amount of cars they take to Europe for six races .
Pics to follow but you actually must go to appreciate that in 6 hrs I still did not get to see all the stuff .
Took a pic of a manifold that we were discussing in another thread on joints/connections .
The pic of items in cabinet were all printed out of titanium powder not to mention the motorbike on display that the majority of it was printed .
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:06 pm

Alfa championship car stand
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:09 pm

This GTV was on auction . Not sure what it sold for but they were hoping for £18000. The looked pretty standard on the underside ie no ventilated rear discs or gearbox coolers etc
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:44 am

With Goodwood 73rd members meeting approaching on weekend of 22nd March there was open practice yesterday but the restriction was that all cars had to have full silencer systems on .
This meant that all working activities came to a halt and we piled into the Range rover with four experienced back seat drivers giving tips on the fastest way to travel 10miles to the circuit to support Chris Snowdon ( and have trackside lunch :D ) As you might recall Chris entered the Alpilatte GTV 6 last year and was invited to enter again this year with this beautiful looking replica of Lella Lombardi and Tony Palmers GTV .
The car went out in the early session with a the Celebrity driver ( rules of Goodwood 73rd meeting) and all was good so it was just left to Chris to do his session . This of course was perfect with some blistering laptimes Their have been some brake upgrades and few things since last year which should give it the edge .
Pity rules force these non period tyres to be used in this category.
Some other cars practising in the same catergory were Liugi BMW 528, and the Rover . No capris has turned up by the time we left.
Some pics below with the usual suspects in their " summer " clothes including the two Chris's and Alex Jupe .
Look forward to race day and will post pics of the cars in action .
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by la_strega_nera » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:46 pm

Stanguellini?
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:14 pm

I cant remember but its badge looks like the iconic S.
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:03 pm

Finally got to see an event at Goodwood and what better way was to experience the 73rd Members Meeting . What I really like about this event was the age of cars was not limited to 1966 but to around 1984 so it included the GTV6 :) .
In between the races they added in a lot of other displays which were taken pretty seriously like a dozen of Mclaren F1 cars , Group C cars , the old F1 high airbox cars etc . Probably the most impressive race was the old 911 porkers . These guys hung these cars sideways on nearly every corner . Really spectacular to watch . Definitely tick that box for next year . Thanks Alex for tickets !
Unfortunately all pics were taken with ipad so not very good .
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Post by kevin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:39 pm

There were also stalls at the track with one company making cylinder heads , blocks etc for the 6c and 8c . ( Jim Stokes) See pics and of other Alfas on the day . Mark I think I snapped you up in one of those pics :D
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kramsenyah » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:12 am

who is that dapper dude standing next to the alfa6c?
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:35 pm

Mark you have set a bench mark on dress code for GTV owners :D ( maybe also for a few Aston owners as well ) . Must say it was weird being a passenger in GTV especially in the back seat ... But it was still more comfortable than the modern Alfa :)
Daytona somehow stole a bit of the limelight next to the rare silver GTV .
Apart from the 911 race been the most spectacular to watch the deck chairs were an absolute win . Just needed some sun though .
The BMW in pic below is the Luigi replica car , it handled superbly but that's what you expect from a Ohlins set up . See pics
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:42 am

Easter weekend was ofcourse Alfa and Italian car orientated . Horsham in South east of England opens their village for the weekend Italian festival which is by invite through the clubs only , to display cars for the public in the cobble streets surrounded by Italian foods stalls etc . It Was good fun and their were some seriously good examples of cars on display . Some of super cars also included non Italian cars and some bikes . Check out the Mito police car for the weekend .
We gathered just outside the town centre then went in a supposedly ordered procession into town but just as I was leaving the parking they stopped the traffic to let some public to cross and then signalled for me to go . So now I had to go catch the tail of the procession but but to my horror :D they lost me through traffic light change :shock: This was quite funny as now I had a whole procession following me and ofcourse being from SA I had no idea where to go . Their were no marshals so this new queue just followed me patiently around the town while I searched for the tail . I felt more pressure than being five abreast going into turn one at Zwartkops . Luck had it I guessed right at a five exit traffic roundabout and formed up in the town centre amongst the eagerly awaiting crowds . I could believe the amount of people lining the streets in the centre . What fun and good weather helped a lot . Thanks to Grant , chairman of Surrey AROC section for letting me use his GTV 6 ( beautifully restored by Alex Jupe ) as he was just a passenger with broken foot being driven by the man with the broken back . 8)
http://www.horshampiazzaitalia.co.uk
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Post by kevin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:50 am

More pics. Think I counted six new 4 C's there .
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