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Where's "Pinyo"??

It's T minus 7 (days) now, and ready to go. We pick up "Pinyo" in a week in Lommel, Belgium. I will use this thread to keep my "THC" Homies (& others) updated on progress and news. Route map below (# days). Hope to be able to post a few pics along the way when we get internet service or a CyberCafe. C'ya in awhile!
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In "two years" . . . . Sure . . .

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This is going to be a great thread, I am looking forward to seeing the updates! But then again, every time I open it, I'll be (pino) green with envy! We'll all just keep working while you're gone. Like most of our THC members will concur, it's only because you're such a nice guy, otherwise we'd hate you All kidding aside, have a great trip, and come home safely!

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In "two years" . . . . Sure . . .
LOL!
ditto what Peter said
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They arrived safe and sound although a bit tyred from the long flight

First meters with Pino were not a deception I think ;-)
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Bedankt voor de update Roland! Bruce en Kristy zijn goede vrienden van me en ze waren Super Excited. Het is geweldig wat je voor ze gedaan hebt.!

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Hi Peter,

Ik weet het, we hebben 2 dagen geouwehoerd, tegen banden getrapt en gegeten

Ze zijn 10 min geleden vertrokken naar het hotel voor een goede nachtrust, morgenvroeg vertrekken ze naar Parijs, last van een jetlag

Zijn zeer tevreden over de auto, was mooier en beter dan verwacht, nu maar hopen dat ie het goed blijft doen, tís toch een hele reis, heb ze mijn TomTom maar meegegevn voor de zekerheid

Morgen zal hij zelf wel reageren hier, ben benieuwd !!

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Het klinkt goed tot dusver voor travlers. Ik hoop Bruce zijn handdoek met hem heeft. Ik ben bezorgd om zijn eerste update te lezen. Since this seems to be a Dutch thread now.

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Het klinkt goed tot dusver voor travlers. Ik hoop Bruce zijn handdoek met hem heeft. Ik ben bezorgd om zijn eerste update te lezen. Since this seems to be a Dutch thread now.
Larry, you never cease to amaze me!

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You remember me saying I used to go to Holland all the time, but have not been back since about 1999 or so, 10+ years. But it's not so much skill as it is tools. I have good tools.

Nochtans, waar is Bruce en Kristy? Wij hebben een update nodig!

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You remember me saying I used to go to Holland all the time, but have not been back since about 1999 or so, 10+ years. But it's not so much skill as it is tools. I have good tools.

Nochtans, waar is Bruce en Kristy? Wij hebben een update nodig!
Yeah, I remember..... and to echo your sentiments, where's Pinyo?

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We're Here!!!!

Ok. ok jongens. We zijn weer terug hier nu. Gewoon veel te doen in Lomel zoals Roland zegt, schoppen banden en eten als kampioenen! Roland en Liesbeth zijn prachtige gulle gastheer.

We made it just fine but I am struggling with the time change this trip. Not enough wine & beer to get asleep I guess. We arrived Tuesday AM and received "Pinyo" at Roland's shop. What a beauty! Exactly as described. Pretty, well restored, solid, and runs very well. For example, there are not any rock or door dings at all. I learn that it is a later Alfetta 2L engine with lots of pull and a delightful deep throaty sound with the GTA repro headers. Even loaded down with 60 kilo of luggage she outpaces most cars. Every other car gives oogling and thumbs up. They like the old timers here, . . . or my wife. Kristy now thinks it is her car as she gets so many men looking with interest! Roland did a lot of work to make it even more road worthy. What a fine fellow he is and such a charming partner in Liesbeth! He is not simply an Alfisti but a very fine fellow with immense knowledge and heart. We toured the beautiful Lommel environs on Tuesday & Wednesday. Left Thursday for Paris to visit Kristy's auntie yesterday and today. Off tomorrow for Provence for 2 weeks. Time to practice your French now!! Cya later!
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And PS: When I bragged that the Austin club had 4 Supers with one pending, Roland pointed out that he had that many alone in his driveway!! And double that if you add his shop. He has some exciting projects planned when he gets some time. So who is going to step up next? L8tr!

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En avant en Provence alors, mes amis. Mon Français est prêt quand vous êtes. Quant au Super, quatre est ma limite sur des Alfas... pour maintenant.

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