Formula 3 FTW!
(click to enlarge this wonderful pic)
a nice Alpine A310. check out the interior….funky indeed. As mentioned before, I am increasingly attracted to the A310, as a by product of my obsession with the A110.
Yesterday I sat at an Italian Pastry Shop with my friends who run Automobilac and Motoring Con Brio and we discussed our favourite cars, automotive musings, and anything related to our favourite hobby. I distinctly remembering mentioning to them how obsessed I have become with the Alpine A110…and I felt later that the only people who could truly understand would be people into automobiles and motoring. I have been gathering an unhealthy obsession with the Alpine-Renault A110. Readers of this blog will know that I have always carried an obsession with it—however these days it is interfering with my time. The last time this happened, was in 2000 with the then-new Audi TT. I ended up buying that car 3 years later after 3 years of incessant obsession and lust. I have owned it ever since, for the last 8 years. I have been obsessed with the Alpine A110 for at least the last 4 or 5 years. But it has been steadily been increasing.
Are there any stories of Automotive obsession that you have? What became of it? Are you currently obsessed with a car of your absolute dreams? There are days I close my eyes and imagine myself on an evening mountain road with dim lights in my Alpine, pummeling through empty rough roads in an anonymous country. These scenes flood my brain.
However, for the time being, I am simply confined to these daydreams and imaginary movements; while I remind myself to work hard on my career to develop the financial character to go out and buy the A110 of my choice—–assuming they are not (A) all destroyed by then (B) they don’t all get purchased by the Japanese, and (C) their price does not move past the ‘buyable’ level….whatever that means.
As some of you know, i have a deep, winding obsession with the Alpine A110. It is the ultimate holy grail of automotive wonderfulness. Through my obsession with the A110, I have also developed an appreciation for the successor, the Alpine A310. For a long time, i didn’t really care much for the A310, however now i do. I found these photos on a japanese site, from what i presume to be the owner of the car. A lot of A310s were very badly modded and turned into pseudo-rally cars, etc….however I have a distinct appreciation for close-to-stock A310s. I think they were very unique cars.
This video is wicked fantastic. It’s amazing how well i know this track now after playing GT5…
In Portugal? with a Lancia engine?? ha.
This of course, showed up in the early 60s right before the A110 appeared…..it’s sort of like a milder, smaller A110….pretty cool bit of history either way…even though the engine isn’t original. This one is on sale….for 30K GBP. Pretty absurd price for a non-original 1963 A108…if i may be honest.
original ad: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C165277/
IEDEI blog LOVES Alpine-Renaults, and the A110 and A310 especially. Here’s a fantastic film of a bloke just driving his A310 through some great roads….