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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
All kidding aside, it would amusing, and possibly helpful, if another effort at a registry was attempted. They never achieve anything like a comprehensive list, but can become useful for use as a future reference source.
I think what most of us found hilarious was that someone who owns one of these lovely cars actually thought the remaining population was so low.
Years ago, I operated an owner's club for the type of biplane you see as my avatar. I think we documented around 70 in the US, out of around 1,000 total ever made in France, Belgium, and Algeria. We tended to have a few members from the U.K. Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika, and Singapore, but none from France, where most of the aircraft were made. I know of a great many in France, but they had no interest in a foreign club regarding their national aircraft.
I think the moral to the story is that the few we see in the US, and other non-Italian locales, is quite possibly only the tip of the iceberg.
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)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
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...