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ugame

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$3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:09:11 PM »
Filmed this a while ago and only just got round to cutting and uploading it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbLbL1xjwK0

(LINK FIXED (Thanks John))
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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 01:19:45 PM »
err, think that's the wrong link unless you've suddenly learned to speak Polish!
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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 01:49:41 PM »
err, think that's the wrong link unless you've suddenly learned to speak Polish!

Cheers matey. Fixed.
Past: 180SX | 300ZX Twin Turbo | 350Z HR Roadster | 300C 5.7 V8 HEMI | 98 GTV 2.0 TS
Present: 2002 GTV 2.0 TS | 147 TS | 74 Super Beetle | Porsche Cayman S 987.1
Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.

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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 03:36:42 PM »
Really enjoyed watching , Lovely roads , did not know WA had Hills ,mountain climbs like u drove .
forza lazio,viva l'alfa

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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 03:50:34 PM »
Nice vid Chris. so Episode Two will be about passing the baton to the next generation?
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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 04:05:23 PM »
Really enjoyed watching , Lovely roads , did not know WA had Hills ,mountain climbs like u drove .

Slim pickings but there are a few nice roads. Most are marred by horridly low speed limits designed for the lowest common denominator.

But yes, the Perth Hills is a wonderful area. Moving here was the best choice of my life.

This area is The Perth Hills. The most famous road would be the Zig Zags which is a 1 way switch back down the side of the hill, that used to be a steam freight railway for the logging trade I believe.

It's a 40K zone and always has walkers and cyclists (going the wrong way gggrrrrrrr) but still a nice scenic drive. Not the place to be a hero and as I am now local to the area, I treat it with even more respect that I used to because I know the amount of people who walk on it.

Here's a normal drive down it.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpWYxteTGyQ (this was just a camera/microphone test before my UK Porsche 997 trip)

However...the Zig Zags are driven the opposite way as a "Hill Climb" as part of the Targa West Rally. Closed road for that of course, but here's some footage from this years 2nd place car, shooting up it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILlxVRhzLOY

I really want to enter this one year, but watching a top driver do this leg (and other legs) scares the crap out of me now lol.
Past: 180SX | 300ZX Twin Turbo | 350Z HR Roadster | 300C 5.7 V8 HEMI | 98 GTV 2.0 TS
Present: 2002 GTV 2.0 TS | 147 TS | 74 Super Beetle | Porsche Cayman S 987.1
Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.

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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 04:06:15 PM »
Nice vid Chris. so Episode Two will be about passing the baton to the next generation?

Episode 2 may be me lying under the beetle with a hammer, swearing my Fn head off :D
Past: 180SX | 300ZX Twin Turbo | 350Z HR Roadster | 300C 5.7 V8 HEMI | 98 GTV 2.0 TS
Present: 2002 GTV 2.0 TS | 147 TS | 74 Super Beetle | Porsche Cayman S 987.1
Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 08:46:49 PM »
Chris,
thanks from a Perth based Alfa addict. I really enjoyed the video, especially because I just picked up a 2002 TS Spider. I have some work to do before it's finally sorted, but am looking forward to really seeing what a modern "Alfa" is like. Cheers Vne

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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 10:51:41 AM »
Chris,
thanks from a Perth based Alfa addict. I really enjoyed the video, especially because I just picked up a 2002 TS Spider. I have some work to do before it's finally sorted, but am looking forward to really seeing what a modern "Alfa" is like. Cheers Vne

Thank you for your kind words re the video. Just a bit of fun really, for my own amusement more than anything else, but it's always nice to know that others enjoy watching.

Enjoy the TS. Such great cars! I Highly recommend joining the WA Alfa Club if you're not a member already, if for nothing else, but to join in with the annual Pasta Run :)
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Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »
Just took the 116 GTV down the Zig Zags - what an amazing stretch of road. Can't believe I had never heard of it before your post Chris, given I grew up in Perth.

Also can't believe they use that on Targa West - would be terrifying at speed!. I had to have two goes at the last switchback its so tight - not game to try a handbrake turn ...
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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 06:59:56 PM »
Just took the 116 GTV down the Zig Zags - what an amazing stretch of road. Can't believe I had never heard of it before your post Chris, given I grew up in Perth.

Also can't believe they use that on Targa West - would be terrifying at speed!. I had to have two goes at the last switchback its so tight - not game to try a handbrake turn ...

Great photo!

Mate if you're ever in the area, hit me up.

PMing you my number.

Any excuse for a drive :)

PS: Do you need a co-driver for Pasta Run this year? I'm out of Italian cars lol
Past: 180SX | 300ZX Twin Turbo | 350Z HR Roadster | 300C 5.7 V8 HEMI | 98 GTV 2.0 TS
Present: 2002 GTV 2.0 TS | 147 TS | 74 Super Beetle | Porsche Cayman S 987.1
Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 07:41:19 PM »
Cheers mate, will do that for sure next time.

And could use a co driver next Pasta Run.

PS - Another good (short) stretch where you can have a bit more Gusto is the road up to the Bells Rapids Lookout.

And Chittering Rd-Julimar Rd that nicks up the back way into Toodyay.
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Re: $3000 Cars - Episode 1. My 916 GTV
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 01:44:38 PM »
Look at this 916 Value , Busso V6 Modern Classic ;)

https://youtu.be/ePkPRStJO_E
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