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post #31 of 85 (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 07:29 PM
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In future sir, don't overtake a police car
What? When did that become a law? Sounds like he was pretty good about it though.
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post #32 of 85 (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 08:35 PM
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Yeah, quite funny actually. Mind you, I can just imagine the smug looks on the faces of the drivers of all the cars I'd previously passed!

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For speedos, Magoos in timaru can do a readout on their rollling road, then you could change your tire dia to re calibrate and recheck, but parrots in chch can do a full calibration so i have been told.

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I took my cluster into parrots out of my 75 and those muppets stuffed up putting the rev counter needle in the wrong place, at still they read 500 revs, mine was set to zero and always reads low, i took it back apart and fixed it, lol

think im a one off though as i havent heard much bad about them other than cost.

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Unless you are ultra familiar with Alfa 75`s it is normal to expect the rev counter at zero revs to start at zero revs not 500rpm. Hardly muppet territory. They do have a good reputation and employ experienced competent technicians. When I had my workshop we sent a lot of instruments to them -usually faulty speedos-and never any problems. I still use them.

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Sorry guys, I seem to have hijacked this thread with my post. That wasn't my intention. I'll give the companies mentioned a call and gt my speedo checked.
Now, back to the Alfa spotting!

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Now, back to the Alfa spotting!
Maroon 155 coming down the Wairarapa side of the hill on Sunday evening, and a red 105 GTV, obviously on the Targa, in Wellington on Saturday.

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8C Competizione in Chch

8C Competizione at recent Alfa Centenary Tour function @ Euromarque
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Leon Witte's Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca at a recent Italian car display in Hagley Park, Christchurch. This car is one of about 40 SZ made with the Kamm tail. It has Sebring/Daytona history from the early 1960's with the Martini & Rossi Racing Team. Weighs less than 800kg. A very special car!
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Did Leon bring any of his other cars? He has owned a (driven daily) a white Dino 2.4 since it was new, plus he owns (I assume he still owns it) a P3. He is one of the owners of Auto Restorations although daily occupation is farmer (at Teddington).

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By the way forgot to ask who owns the 8C? Assume it remains in Christchurch and hasn`t gone further South?

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Canterbury Alfas

Leon didn't bring any other cars although I believe he has 3 Ferraris to choose from plus a Bugatti plus a Maserati plus old Rileys etc. The Alfa P3 has long since been sold overseas. During Leon's tenure with the car his neighbour (Bill Clark) had one as well.

The 8C Competizione belongs to Michael Frawley.

The Christchurch SZ3.0 that someone asked about on the forum some time ago belongs to Jon Everitt. It's not registered as yet but he's working on it...
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Bill wasn`t a neighbour of Leon`s- he lived the other side of the hills in Taitapu (at the time) and as a fellow Country Gents member I was priveleged to have seen Bill`s P3 being driven in anger several times when we had our closed meetings at Wigram airbase as it then was. Leon Witte`s P3 was never completely restored as I understood.
Leon`s been a collector before it was evan fashionable to be a collector and at the time Bill competed in the P3 Leon competed in his 1953 Aston Martin DB3S (sports racing car like a C type Jaguar) He and Bill (and Gavin Bain from Fazazz) have wheeled and dealed in collectables and exotica for decades but I think Leon kept more than he sold.
It always used to amuse me back in the `80`s when I used to see Leon at least 4 days a week that he took his old mum out in the Dino just like you or I would use our normal everday sedan-it even had dusty sides and dirty wheels just like typical farmers car. I think at the time he had a Daytona as well as there were a few around Christchurch at one time.

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Hawkswood Hillclimb Nov 2010

Couple of pics from the classic car hillclimb at Hawkswood (North Canterbury) Sun 21 Nov.

Yellow car is a 1750 6C Zagato (1930); the one behind it is a Berlina 6C (1934) - bothe entered in the hillclimb and driven with verve.
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Sud ti at Hawkswood

Nice personalised plate for a Sud ti
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