JRo Posted 17, September 2006 Report Share Posted 17, September 2006 Greetings all, As a new owner of a 182 Cup I had a look on the web and it did not take long to find this site. After a few days of flicking through it is very releaving to know that there is such a knowledgable group of people interested in these fine automobiles. Anyhow enough smoke blowing for now - a little about me; I have owned several Alfas over the past few years but my affair with these ill tempered wenches is over for now. My first was a '85 2.0L GTV, 50-50 weight distribution and a heap of character. Over about three years I rebuilt and replaced everything, except for the engine which never missed a beat and had the most glorious burbbing sound. Ahh first love. Then I pranged it and was heartbroken. Not content with the amount of money I had poured into that car, I got another Alfa. This one was a little newer, an '02 V6 156 Monza, which i rekon must be the best sounding car this side of a Ferrari - 24 valve of glorious metallic opera that sends shivers down your spine. Much better for the daily commute but it handled like a barge (V6+6sp gearbox all over the front wheels) combined with the most bloody rubbish suspension on record meant that it was straight line aural joy only. One long understeer drift/ trip down the great ocean road and I knew it had to go. So I was looking for the best steer around that could accomodate my track day aspirations and my daily driver reality. I always wanted to own a Clio Sport and so the decision was made. And 2000ks later, I am wondering why I wasted so much of my life driving Alfas!!! (...but the new Brera is nice...) Anyhow, I am very interested in talking track days with anyone who into that kind of thing - I need to get a helmet and some gear in the next few weeks and am looking at putting a cage in perhaps at some stage? (safety first!) Anyone done this? (guess I should read some more posts first) Anyone got anything planned in Vic anytime? Anyone want to plan something? I am keen to do a few suspension mods and I have been following the group buy that ends tomorrow, but I need to get out and push it a bit first so I can feel the difference when I bolt bits on - otherwise I won't be able to feel the difference my $200 bit of metal has made! I will follow the comments with great interest. Anyhow that it for me - look forward to meeting some of you soon. James. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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