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Jim Spackman here from Wales. I work as Sales Manager for Alfa Romeo specialists Alfaholics.com. We sell parts for and build 60s and 70s Alfas both for road and track.

As you can imagine, selling race car parts for a living is pretty dull so to motivate myself to get out of bed in the morning I bought my 124 Spider Lusso in October last year. It's my daily driver and I use it to commute about 100 miles a day. So far I've done 13,000 miles (it's racking up pretty fast).

The car's been completely trouble free in that time and I'm enjoying it. I'll be keeping it stock as I have a modified track car already. Yes, that's an Alfa (it's kind of a rule around here that you drive one).
 

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Good stuff. Thanks for posting.

I'm an amateur compared to many here. Remembering the Spider from my childhood in the 70's.

Keeping it stock, teaching my kids how to drive a stick and enjoying the **** out of it.

Life is definitely better in a convertible!
 

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Mmmmmm....105 stepnose.....dribble

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Welcome to the forums! Care to share some photos of your race car Alfa with some details ;)
It's not a race car, it's a trackday/fun car, see my garage and avatar pic for details.

You lot are likely to be more interested in what we do at work!

Enjoy! -

 

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Welcome Jim, with your mileage you put te rest of us to shame - 850 miles so far!

Your workplace looks very interesting do they do visitor days? It would make a great venue for a Spider run and visit. I would be up for that.
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Tenby eh? Know it well. In fact my missus has just inherited her late aunt's house in Harries Street! We were there on Sunday tidying up but took her Punto so we could fill it with bin bags (something the 124 is a bit crap for). I was born in Haverfordwest just up the road, my parents lived in Milford Haven at the time.

Small world.

We've got an open day coming up on the 2nd of June. Postcode for the satnav is BS21 8XU if you or anyone else want to come.

Day after that is our track day at Castle Combe circuit. Free to come and watch lots of old Alfas honking around a racetrack.

I'll even take you out in Black Despair but I'll want a "No Hurl" guarantee!
 

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Jim Spackman here from Wales. I work as Sales Manager for Alfa Romeo specialists Alfaholics.com. We sell parts for and build 60s and 70s Alfas both for road and track.

As you can imagine, selling race car parts for a living is pretty dull so to motivate myself to get out of bed in the morning I bought my 124 Spider Lusso in October last year. It's my daily driver and I use it to commute about 100 miles a day. So far I've done 13,000 miles (it's racking up pretty fast).

The car's been completely trouble free in that time and I'm enjoying it. I'll be keeping it stock as I have a modified track car already. Yes, that's an Alfa (it's kind of a rule around here that you drive one).
Jim,

I'm right up there with you, as far as mileage goes, except that I got mine at the end of August. I'm also there with you as far as Alfas go. I have had a few, '53 1900C, '74 Alfetta GT and a '88 Milano Platinum. I currently have an '87 Spider Veloce, which I drive once every couple of weeks. (Driving the Fiat is so much fun, I forget the Alfa.)
 
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