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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
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Yeah, Billy kinda found his schtick and stuck with it. Not much difference in what he was doing in the 60's (with the Moving Sidewalks) and for the next several decades. Just louder and flashier clothes. Gotta admire a guy that found a way to turn one note into a fortune.
Is the pic of you? With the low-res (plus my bad eyes) it looks a lot like Steve Morse.
I'm thrilled to be driving a 102. Never felt much drawn to the 106, as I guess I like the art-deco chrome and lighter weight. If you can make GTV6's stay on the road, you could easily bring a 102 back to life. It's all about rust and bodywork. The mechanicals are bog simple. With this 2300 engine it's faster than any 115 I've ever driven, and handles just fine for those windy drives up to Lake Tahoe. We're at 4,600 above sea level here, so I'm looking forward to the day I take it down to low altitude and gain another 20%+ horsepower. Probably blow up something.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
1971 Alfa Montreal (see above comment regarding rationality)
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 30 years) Nearly 50 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...