Twin Alfas take to the Ards Peninsula

Twin Alfas take to the Ards Peninsula

The weather has been glorious over the Easter period so my brother and I needed little excuse but to take our cars for a spin round the Ards peninsula recently. In my case it was a chance to get my GT Coupe out for a decent run to listen to the glorious 3.2 Busso soundtrack and for Jeremy it was one of his first excursions in his recently acquired Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 Twinspark wide body. His particular car was a 1997 model and probably one of the last 155s in production before Alfa Romeo turned their attention to manufacturing its replacement – the 156. The distinctive rasp of the 2 litre twinspark engine was a perfect complement to the burble of the V6 Busso.

After a breakfast stop in Bangor we followed the coastal route around the peninsula from Groompsort, Donaghadee, Millisle, Ballywalter and then headed on through Cloghey to Portaferry before stopping for a light lunch in Kircubbin (no parking in Portaferry!!) before heading to Greyabbbey,  Newtownards, Comber and back to our starting point in Dundonald.

Whilst the Ards peninsula will never win any awards for the best driving roads it was good to give the cars a run and occasionally squeeze the accelerators a little harder when the roads were clear in front of us. We received some appreciating nods from fellow Alfistis along the way and thoroughly enjoyed the site seeing en route.

We look forward to more club runs in the weeks and months to come.


Tim Logan

Club Chairman