Happens all the time with folks of all ages, sexes and stripes here. After last Saturday's THC CNC in Austin, some of us were at lunch and Bob said to me, "I don't know if you know but there has been a constant procession of people coming out of that store ogling your car, and this guy is now into it from the waist up." And there was a guy leaning in the window (high 70's here, no heater required Jerry) from the waist up. I was approached when I arrived by a fellow, and when I left by an older couple who owned 4 Alfas way back. Twice later I was chatted up, once by a guy who ran out while I was waiting at a mall exit red light, and at Costco a guy left a business card on the window wanting to buy it (now conversing, but not for Pinyo). Once in a drug store a nice young lady asked me if that was my Alfa outside (how do Alfa guys look; how do they know.). It happens stopped at stoplights, at gas stations (near Stonewall an old rancher asked me it were an Irish car - green with four leaf clover), and at an auto parts store in Burnet two big guys in overalls driving a 350 dualie with a Cummins diesel wanted to see the engine after ogling the outside while I was in the store. And driving, many, many cars shadow it (drive up in the 2nd lane and just hover for miles then creep by to look at the front, and then fall back again). And yes, the young ones really like it also. I was followed into a parking lot by a young teenage couple who inquired about the car. They thoroughly inspected it, took pictures and then reported that it was disturbing that a snake was eating a baby. I explained that it was just a Saracen. At Central Market, there was an armada of demo Smarts driven by a gaggle of cute young things and they stopped me to inquire about it. And it goes on and on and on, too countless to recount. I can't figure it out. And I can't figure out why in comparison my nice Duetto gets far less engagement. The allure indeed. Now my wife wants to adopt it as her driver. Heck no!
; Ph.A., B.S.A., U. of NOTASME
- Spider Veloce
, '69 US1750/4.56 LSD (pictures
) - since '75 for that early mid-life crisis!
- '72 Super, 2L/4.30LSD (pictures
) - for that late mid-life crisis!!
- Gina Lolo Bianca
- '65 early Series 1 Super, white/lt.blue-gray, stock 1600/4.56 (pics)(more pics) (Blog)
- for the heck of it now!!!
- Mr Meconium
- '73 Giulia Super 1.6, Giallo Piper/black, very stock (pics
) - for another Euro trip?
- El Blanco -
'75 Super, ex-Nuova to earlier Super style, 2L/4.30LSD, white/gray-black - pics
- Colonel Mustard
- '67 Giulia Sprint GTV, Giallo Ocra/black, very stock, 1600 (pics
) - LINK
- '70 1300 TI
, 2L/4.10LSD, white/black - for a short while only . . .
- '76 ex-Nuova to 1600 Super (pics
) - for the 2011 Euro trip
- '69 1750 Berlina
(wish I still had)
Pinyo's 2010, 10 wk, 8000 mi "Super" Euro-Trip Blog
Benjamin's 2011, 7 week, 3500 mile "Super2" Euro-Trip Blog
Gina Lolo's 2011 Alfa Convention, 3350 mile Roadtrip blog
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