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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Saw a new black Giulia in Kimberley BC on Saturday afternoon. I think it might have even had BC plates on it. It was cool, I waved but I was in my old green Honda Civic. Only the second time ever I have seen a new Alfa Romeo product out in the wild. Ironically, the last time was last year, also in Kimberley, that time I was at least in the 164, I waved then too but it was super last second as I was really caught off guard.

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Will be interesting to see if owners/drivers of the new Giulias will wave to other Alfa drivers of older versions, let alone other new Giulias, as the drivers of older Alfas have done, including myself of course, and that of some other sports car marques.

Or, will the majority of new owners be a different breed, not recognizing the camaraderie of the owners of the other models of this marque.

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I have found through years of observation that in general, owners of 164s wave to other Alfa drivers, but those drivers tend to not wave back unless they drive a 164. I think drivers of older Alfas tend to ignore the 164, perhaps even the Milano, even diss it on occasion. Maybe an example of this to me was the national conference in Olympia, and also the issues of the club magazine I have recently received, where there is no mention or pictures of 164s, just the older cars and the occasional new.

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Hi Del, I have been out in my 1965 Giulia sprint GT , and have had a few thumbs up (we tend not to wave in the U.K , from new Alfa owners , also when out in my 2018 Giulia , another thumbs up the other day from a nice 1750 GTV ,I think people who buy the new Alfas have an affection to the history of Alfa, it sets you aside from the crowd , although I sometimes think it could be "a I share your pain signal" Cheers Chris
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Passed a Stelvio today, flashed the headlights and waved, but, alas, nothing back, as I figured. Just another SUV driver I guess. Also saw the Giulia Quadrifoglio in the doctor's office parking lot again.

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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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Will be interesting to see if owners/drivers of the new Giulias will wave to other Alfa drivers of older versions, let alone other new Giulias, as the drivers of older Alfas have done, including myself of course, and that of some other sports car marques.

Or, will the majority of new owners be a different breed, not recognizing the camaraderie of the owners of the other models of this marque.

Warning: rant below

I have found through years of observation that in general, owners of 164s wave to other Alfa drivers, but those drivers tend to not wave back unless they drive a 164. I think drivers of older Alfas tend to ignore the 164, perhaps even the Milano, even diss it on occasion. Maybe an example of this to me was the national conference in Olympia, and also the issues of the club magazine I have recently received, where there is no mention or pictures of 164s, just the older cars and the occasional new.
Hi Del, I'm in Sydney, Australia and have a '67 Giulia Sprint GT Veloce. I find that drivers of all Alfas prior to the 156 and 147 will always wave to each other. 156, 147, 159, modern Giulietta and Mito drivers don't seem to understand the Alfa camaraderie. I suspect that most Giulia Quad owners would have owned other Alfas before and will probably wave. Not sure about the standard Giulia drivers though.

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