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Today 08:15 AM
IRONBLOCK
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Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.
Well done Don! That was the appropriate number of cars 102 for yours to be the class winner (102.04). I am surprised that someone didn't prevent you from sending the car back home by writing you a BIG check. It looks awesome at the show with its very unique color scheme.

Mark
Yesterday 09:36 PM
kuni123456 I restored my 1961 Sprint Veloce that I drove for 100K miles in the Los Angeles, CA. I used to run the car in the AROSC Time Trials and won my class in 1975. I had fun racing my old car at various Southern California race tracks like Riverside International Raceway and Ontario Motor Speedway. I even have some photos of driving my car at different race tracks that were taken by fellow AROSC owners. I should post them on the Bulletin when I can find them.
Yesterday 09:08 PM
AlfistiSA
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Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.
Excellent news, congratulations Don, a just reward for all your efforts

Ciao
Greig
Yesterday 09:07 PM
tubut
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Originally Posted by DPeterson3 View Post
Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300.
I drove a friend's car in Switzerland a couple of years ago. Result: I want one! The car was absolutely beautiful to drive: steering so easy it felt like flying an aircraft, a 1300 engine that sang, matched at the factory to a gearbox that never made me feel wanting more power. Like the Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Supers were exceptionally well balanced from the factory.
Yesterday 01:43 PM
DPeterson3 My hope is that a 1300, regardless of rear end, when driven at 4,700’ above sea level, will be barely fast enough to reach the speed limit, even going down hill.
Yesterday 01:21 PM
Jim G
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Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300. Runs well, but the right structural sill is essentially gone. Not sure about left side, but one might assume. I don’t see it as a candidate for restoration, but it might work as a first car for a teenager. I doubt the owner will accept a price appropriate for my intended use. We’ll see.
If it has the 1300 in it and the original rear end. Its peppy enough for a teenager to keep up with traffic.
Yesterday 12:48 PM
DPeterson3 Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300. Runs well, but the right structural sill is essentially gone. Not sure about left side, but one might assume. I don’t see it as a candidate for restoration, but it might work as a first car for a teenager. I doubt the owner will accept a price appropriate for my intended use. We’ll see.
Yesterday 11:27 AM
xalfaracer Congratulations, just saw the results in the daily blog from CI.
Yesterday 08:55 AM
PS70
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Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.
Congratulation !
Yesterday 06:49 AM
DPeterson3 Sun burned, bone tired, car loaded and headed back to upholsterer to get top installed, happy.

Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.

Prize from Pirelli is a 1/5 scale F1 tire used for wind tunnel testing. Was told they cost $600. Hmmm. Door #3? Maybe use it as a Planter?

Lounging in bed at a B & B in Watsonville waiting for the fog to lift a bit.

Everyone from the local Alfa Club were stupendously kind and generous. Almost made me wish I lived close enough to break my own aversion to clubs. Hale fellows, and gentle ladies.
08-16-2019 01:49 PM
xalfaracer Looking for a new project? I found this while looking for Alfas at Bonnieville.

https://bringatrailer.com/2018/06/10...pider-project/
08-14-2019 08:56 PM
DPeterson3 BTW, Div... I’ve had ten inflight engine failures in single-engine aircraft. I no longer assume “if”. I’ve gotten expert at having one eyeball flying the plane, and the other assessing the merits of landable fields within gliding range.
08-14-2019 08:52 PM
DPeterson3
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As an ex-military pilot that is precisely why I said it. It was ingrained in us to take nothing for granted. Sorry if it came across wrong... but those things are ingrained . i was just looking out for your safety under duress.
Ah... No duress. Maintain an even strain. I’ve had “Rambo”, my 64 M20E Mooney for exactly 40 years and three engines... the last one of which I rebuilt. Flying him to Monterey has far less stress than taking the Mazda down to Walmart.

To end the day, I ended up in an unexpected meeting with the high school football coach. My hormonally chaotic 16 year old sophomore grandson just got moved up to Varsity. First game six days after Concorso. Coach likes his combination of extreme fitness and feloniously violent tendencies. He dead lifts 415 and can clean 225.

The boy is also first chair Euphonium AND Bass Trombone in the Senior Wind Ensemble, and first chair Bass Trombone in the Jazz Big Band.

Interests and talents not often found in the same body. When combined with a criminal psychology...... watch out!
08-14-2019 05:09 PM
divotandtralee
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I beg your pardon?

I’m almost finished with the story boards. Got laundry to do. A teenage boy in full hormonal meltdown. A tournament bridge game tomorrow with one of my regular partners, who had a triple bypass 10 days ago. His playing will be enhanced by oxycontin.

Flying is about the easiest and least stressful thing I do.
As an ex-military pilot that is precisely why I said it. It was ingrained in us to take nothing for granted. Sorry if it came across wrong... but those things are ingrained . i was just looking out for your safety under duress.
08-14-2019 02:58 PM
DPeterson3
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Try to switch gears and put mind on the flying part
I beg your pardon?

I’m almost finished with the story boards. Got laundry to do. A teenage boy in full hormonal meltdown. A tournament bridge game tomorrow with one of my regular partners, who had a triple bypass 10 days ago. His playing will be enhanced by oxycontin.

Flying is about the easiest and least stressful thing I do.
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