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|03-26-2015 09:18 PM|
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|
Going to Hawkes Bay
Couple of interesting sites on the way to Hawkes Bay
|03-26-2015 08:57 PM|
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|
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|
Originally Posted by Evgeny 164 View Post
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|
Originally Posted by Richard2 View Post
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|
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|
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|
Originally Posted by alfettaGTAm View Post
|01-24-2015 12:04 PM|
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.
|01-24-2015 11:05 AM|
|Alfisto Steve||So when is this trip to NZ ending?|
|01-24-2015 10:44 AM|
[/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.
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