Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Tempted Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-26-2015 09:18 PM
Richard2
What do Kiwis love to drive?

The Kiwi love affair for old Detroit iron was evident. The '55 Ford was LHD, the "57 RHD. Also, I had to stop at the Fiat dealer in Wellington. They had an Abarth. No 4Cs have been imported to NZ, but the dealer got one from UK and sold it for NZ$130,000
03-26-2015 09:07 PM
Richard2
Going to Hawkes Bay

Couple of interesting sites on the way to Hawkes Bay
03-26-2015 08:57 PM
Richard2
Revisiting the NZ trip

A few pics of Kerry's 164 going camping in Hawkes Bay, and on the South Island. Crossing the ferry to the South Island was this old Vette.
02-04-2015 05:58 AM
davebrossi My problems driving on the left hand side only became a problem the one instance a roundabout onto a dual carriage motorway left me going forward on the right hand side of the freeway vs. the correct direction. Thankfully my idiocy was only visited on me and maybe a couple steely eyed drivers five miles back. Never again, once going the wrong way down a freeway in Ireland is all it takes to make you never get that wrong again :-)
02-03-2015 08:15 PM
Michael Smith The first rule of italian driving

No need for a rear view mirror.

I found I relied on the door mirrors mostly because I find it hard to remember to look up to the left....
02-01-2015 12:20 PM
Del The worst for us was always looking up to the right for the inside mirror when driving. Took a while to get over that. Shifting has never been a problem.
02-01-2015 05:33 AM
Michael Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evgeny 164 View Post

Ever wondered how you can drive with the wheel in the glove box.
Or you bang your left hand into the door panel searching for second gear.

Or you wipe the windshield when turning left, if you rented a Toyota...

Just returned yesterday from three weeks in Godzone
01-29-2015 09:03 PM
Evgeny 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard2 View Post
You know you've been in NZ long enough when you gwt home and keep getting in the right hand door looking for the steering wheel!

Ever wondered how you can drive with the wheel in the glove box.
01-29-2015 06:50 PM
Richard2 You know you've been in NZ long enough when you gwt home and keep getting in the right hand door looking for the steering wheel!
01-26-2015 09:48 PM
Richard2 LOL It at least beats the one I got once for going 25mph in a 15mph zone Must have been a camera. I only got stopped twice on the same night. Once for a spot breathalyzer, which showed 0 alcohol, and 10 min later for driving too slow...in town with no traffic. It was a beautiful evening and we were enjoying the sunset.
Have you broken that door handle yet
01-26-2015 09:24 PM
alfettaGTAm
Except for little surprises from PC Plod!

Tsk tsk Richard!

I'm informed that you "drove a vehicle on State Highway 2 at a speed exceeding 100 kilometres per hour being an offence detected by approved vehicle surveillance equipment" at Pahiatua on 11 Jan at 14:27.

Are you feeling publicly shamed? :-)

(The fine is a massive $30 so don't worry about that.)
01-24-2015 04:40 PM
brewtech
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfettaGTAm View Post
So, in summary, I bought a car some distance and a ferry trip away from me. Arranged for an AlfaBB member who I had never met to pick up and use the car while on holiday in return for delivering it to me when he had finished.

Gains to me:
1. saved $750 (plus) that it would have costed me to get it here.
2. Had an Alfisti spend time with the car finding its little issues and providing me with a list
3. Met a great fellow Alfisti and had a really wonderful evening chatting with him and his wife. This turned out to be the highlight!

I highly recommend doing things like this. It may involve being "generous with trust" but the rewards are awesome.

Kerry
Win, win situation. Awesome! Plus you got Richard to drive your 164. He knows them well, and has helped me out in more than one occasion. Great guy! It couldn't have gone any better!
01-24-2015 12:04 PM
alfettaGTAm
Highly recommended!

So, in summary, I bought a car some distance and a ferry trip away from me. Arranged for an AlfaBB member who I had never met to pick up and use the car while on holiday in return for delivering it to me when he had finished.

Gains to me:
1. saved $750 (plus) that it would have costed me to get it here.
2. Had an Alfisti spend time with the car finding its little issues and providing me with a list
3. Met a great fellow Alfisti and had a really wonderful evening chatting with him and his wife. This turned out to be the highlight!

I highly recommend doing things like this. It may involve being "generous with trust" but the rewards are awesome.

Kerry
01-24-2015 11:05 AM
Alfisto Steve So when is this trip to NZ ending?
01-24-2015 10:44 AM
Richard2 [/B]Gave Kerry his 164 yesterday. Met his family and he even treated us to a bbq. Thanks so much, Kerry it was great. When he dropped us off at the Holiday Park where we stayed the night, I told him to take good care of my car He replied that it felt like my car to him...He replied that it felt like my car to him also. We had such a good time travelling around NZ with it.
Kerry now has another Alfa to add to his stable. He gave me a tour, but I lost track of how many he has...sevaeral of each model...Suds, Alfettas, 164s, 146s...have I left any out, probably. He even has a track on his property. He's a real Alfisti!
Great meeting you and your wonderful family.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome