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Pat Braden 06-24-2007 04:25 PM

I Spied.....Anyone Know the Car?
 
I think it was Friday, June 15, 2007, (it's been a long week with some unexpected adventures) around 3:00 p.m. heading westbound on Chapman Avenue in Fullerton between Euclid Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.

A "distracted" redish/blonde haired female, driving a "weird" colored kam tail spider eastbound on Chapman Avenue while talking on her cell phone who made an illegal u-turn on Chapman Avenue between Woods Avenue and Highland Avenue, and then proceeded westbound until she made a right turn on Target Way into the shopping center.

About the spider; it was a silver/bronze color depending on how the light hit it with kind of a pink cast, had a personalized license plate that misspelled rainbow with an "I love heart" after it. It also had non-original Alfa emblems on each side of the rear personalized plate.

sidewaysalfa 06-25-2007 11:35 AM

I don't know about the car but she sounds like a future Board Member !!

Pat Braden 07-29-2007 07:59 AM

I Spied.....Anyone Know the Car?
 
About 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2007, making a right turn off of Euclid Avenue going northbound on to Chapman Avenue heading eastbound. Creme colored kamm tail spider. May have been Ian Evans, I was heading westbound on Malvern and couldn't see that much in my rear view mirror as far as further identification or if the car turned again at the next light.

Pat Braden 04-26-2008 02:18 PM

My Younger Teenage Daughter's Cell Call Today
 
I'll apologize in advance that this daughter didn't get the same Alfa training as the older one....Pat died too soon, when she was 10.

While I was sitting in a gas line that you can read about on "Changing the Subject within the Thread" Pat and my youngest daughter was attending a car show in Seal Beach with relatives. The conversation went something like this through her excitement:

"Mom, I'm so excited there was an Alfa at this car show and I talked to the guy and he knew Dad. He said he was the 'God of Alfas.'"

(I've heard him referred to as a lot of things and in a lot of ways, but not quite this phraseology.)

I ask her, what kind of Alfa was it? How did you know it was an Alfa?

"I don't know." "I recognized the logo." "But it was the only Alfa there."

(I'm pretty sure that means emblem or badge to you and I.)

(Back to the basics, was it a coupe or a spider....)

"I don't know."

(Did it have a top and two doors or was it a convertible? I suppose it was red.)

"It had a top and two doors." "It was red."

(What can you tell me about the guy or the what he told you about the car.)

"The car is a 1968, it has lived in many states and countries." "The guy had on a red and white Alfa shirt, grey hair, and was thin."

I'm assuming it's possibly a red GTV and that the owner has traveled abroad and possibly taken the car with him. I have to say it just cracked me up, with her description --- how many of us own red/white Alfa shirts, that's a very distinguishing characteristic; some of mine actually say Barber's Shop on them.

Any idea who this might have been that talked to my daughter this a.m. and lit the Alfa fire under her that has been barely flickering previously?

GTV Ham 05-06-2008 06:32 PM

I don't know, but let's hope it keeps on burning! A woman Alfa enthusiast is rare commodity these days.

I about break my neck every time I see a woman driving her Alfa.

Pat Braden 05-06-2008 08:05 PM

Spotted a Alfetta GTV Today / 05/06/08
 
4:45 p.m. heading south on the 605 Freeway in the lanes to change to the 405/22 southbound. Red, had two of those breast cancer bows on the rear, one on each side of the license plate. The one on the right hand side was yellow. I was over 4 lanes of traffic so I couldn't see the plate or what color the other bow was. It appeared to have some kind of gold trim.

Anyone know the car?

manuelalfaholic 05-06-2008 08:51 PM

More femmes fatal sightings in LA
 
Rosso Amaranto 74 GTV with tan interior in Beverly Hills. I saw her 3 times already. The last time she was sitting in the car talking on the phone , I approached her and talked all about the BB asking her to join. Dark curly haired brunette. I hope she joins the board and posts some photos of both car and driver!:p ( this should be in Alfa sightings , but this thread looks like a lot more fun ! Sorry! Manuel..........)

Scooterpat 05-18-2008 10:07 PM

I spied... a white spider traveling north on the 405 near the 101 today, around 5:00 pm. Out of state plates.

Pat Braden 11-01-2008 07:44 PM

I Spied.....Anyone Know the Car?
 
Close to 6:00 p.m., 11/01/08, white kamm tail spider with black spoiler and what looked like a bike rack on the rear, heading eastbound on Madison Avenue in Placentia, toward the 4-way stop at Bradford. Anyone on the bb? It was getting dark, so hard to see much else as I was heading westbound in a light drizzle.

Pat Braden 04-20-2009 10:03 PM

I Spied .... Anyone Know the Car?
 
Sliver kamm tail spider with black spoiler and black convertible top heading westbound on Imperial Highway at Palm in either Brea or Fullerton, not sure where the city line is in that area, at 6:59 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009. Driver had on a baseball cap.


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