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  1. MrMickS

    Yorkshire Italian Car Day - Elvington Air Museum 11th September '22

    This is a new show by the same people that run the Italian Car And Bikes Day at Newby. Full details will be available here https://www.clubalfa.co.uk/events/yorkshire-italian-car-show-at-elvington at the end of the week, they are waiting for the museum trustees to sign off. Further information...
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    ITCAM 4 - 4th October, Newby Hall

    Italian Cars and Motorcycle Extravaganza 4 (ITCAM) has been confirm for 4th October at Newby Hall. In order cope with the COVID regulations entry this time is strictly by pre-booked ticket (£10 car + driver, £4 per passenger). Details are here http://www.italiancarsandbikes.co.uk. I'm going...
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    Auto Italia Northern Italian Car Day - Raby Castle, Saturday 5th September 2020

    This was originally planned for 12th July but cancelled due to the lockdown etc. It has now been rearranged for the 5th September providing things have eased sufficiently to allow it to go ahead. Its a pay on the gate event rather than pre-booked. I'm not sure about car club area etc. At the...
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    Italian Car Breakfast Meet at The Motorist Hub

    This is a new monthly meeting at The Motorist in Sherburn-in-Elmet on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10:00. I went along to the last one and it was well attended, but mostly by Alfabook members. I was in the only Maserati and there was a chap there with a Ferrari as well. Parking is plentiful...
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    Cars In The Park - Lotherton Hall 23rd Sept 2018

    The autumn cars in the park at Lotherton Hall is on this Sunday. We'll be taking the Ghibli and Spider as long as the forecast doesn't change for the worse by tomorrow morning. Is anyone else going? If so what club are you going with and is there a meet up planned? Tickets for club stands are...
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    York Cars & Coffee

    There's a Cars & Coffee event at a car storage and detailers place near me in York on 6th October starting @ 9:30. Its held at http://cheesevatfarm.co.uk and is an informal gathering with free tea, coffee, and bacon sandwiches. I've been to the last couple but am away for this one. I know...
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    Silverstone Classic 2018

    Anyone going to the Silverstone Classic this year? We'll be there all three days and parked up on the infield. Will be hopping, with that being the operative word, between the Maser Club area and the stands to watch the racing.
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    Lancia Flavia Spider for auction

    Got an email about this today https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auction-catalogue/7253-august-auction-entry-1965-lancia-flavia-convertible Sadly I’ve neither the money nor the room for it at the moment. Hopefully someone can find it a good home. SORNed and no MOT details available so it’s a...
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    Beaulieu Supercar Weekend 2018

    This year its on 4-5th August. Is anyone planning on going? I'll be there for Saturday at least, and probably the Sunday as well. The last show I went to at Beaulieu was great, really looking forward to this one.
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    ITCAM 2018 - Newby Hall - 3rd June

    This years Italian Cars and Motorcycles Day will be at Newby Hall on 3rd June. This is smaller than the earlier Cars in the Park and a little more select. Its a tenner in per car, including driver and up to three passengers, no booking needed. Details can be found here...
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    Italian Car Night - Squires Cafe 22nd March

    This recently popped up on my Facebook. The monthly Yorkshire Italia meet is going to be this Thursday at Squires Cafe near Sherburn-in-Elmet starting at 18:30. As this isn't too far from me I'll probably nip down as long as its not raining. Does anyone else fancy it?
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    Spettacolo Sportiva 2018

    Hi, Are any of the Alfa owners planning to head across the channel to visit our Dutch friends in Zandvoort in August? I've got provisional plans to make the trip over and stay in Zandvoort for the weekend. This will be either be preceded, or followed, by a trip across northern France...
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    Oulton Park British GT 2018

    I was looking for the dates for the British GT event at Oulton Park this year and it looks as though MSV are trying to apply the scheme that they use for Brands at Oulton Park as well. You can register with them to display, either individually or as a club, and you get a single ticket for the...
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    To polybush or not?

    The bushes are worn on the rear suspension on my 916 Spider. Specifically those on the shock absorber carrier arm. I've been given a choice of replacing the arms with new ones or to replace the bushes with a polybush set. My understanding is that the polybushes will last forever but give a...
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    Spider (916) roof cover not latching

    Well, after a few weeks we have the Spider back and its running well. There is one issue though in that the roof cover isn't latching so this is causing issues with the power roof. I've done various manual operations of it to reset but it seems that whatever causes the hooks to pull the hood...
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    MITCAR Warwickshire 20th August 2017

    I'm thinking of heading to MITCAR this year. Not sure which car yet. Will take the Alfa Spider if its fixed, otherwise the Ghibli. Though if the Spider is fixed maybe it would be wise to take both given past history ;) Is anyone else thinking of going?
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    My Alfa Life

    I'm not sure whether anyone here uses DriveTribe but, given my long term love of Italian cars, I decided to write up my experiences of owning Alfas and publish them on there. Reading them back I've no idea why I bought another one ;) Anyway, here's a link in case you're interested...
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    Alfa luck continues

    Loss of compression on more than of the cylinders. So on the back of a recovery truck and heading home.
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    My 916 Spider Videos

    I'm having a bit of fun playing with video cameras on the Spider, it does look good in the sun, so I thought I'd create a place to share them. Hopefully the practice I get on the Spider will mean I should be able to get some good video of the Ghibli in the mountains when we go to Italy. I'm...
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    Harewood Classic Car Show

    Anyone going to the Harewood Classic Car Show on Sunday?