X makes it on TV at Boston's Tutto Italiano...

X makes it on TV at Boston's Tutto Italiano...

Joined: August 7th, 2006, 3:12 pm

August 4th, 2008, 2:36 pm #1

...not mine, 'cause it didn't make it (it was raining at my house)... but I think it was Joe F's '87... Joe??

Its a quick shot in the the last 20 seconds of a 1 minute segment... Go here...

http://www.necn.com/Boston/Arts-Enterta ... 02610.html

Glad someone made it...



Jim W. (in the Northeast)
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Joined: December 31st, 2006, 9:00 pm

August 4th, 2008, 2:50 pm #2

You'll see him as he steps to the left side. (with his arms crossed)
That's his BLUE X sitting there, and an empty spot where mine should have been. Ha!

Thanks for representing us Joe! Looks like it was a great show. Next year I'll be there.

Bob Brown
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

August 4th, 2008, 4:45 pm #3


Well... its more air time than me... HAHAHA!

Thanks Joe!


My best,



Tony
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Joe F
Joe F

August 4th, 2008, 5:04 pm #4

...not mine, 'cause it didn't make it (it was raining at my house)... but I think it was Joe F's '87... Joe??

Its a quick shot in the the last 20 seconds of a 1 minute segment... Go here...

http://www.necn.com/Boston/Arts-Enterta ... 02610.html

Glad someone made it...



Jim W. (in the Northeast)
I was trying to position myself for an interview, but I guess my shirt was too Hollywood!

Dispite the modest Fiat turnout (1 X-1/9, 5 124 Spyders, 2 131's and a Vignale), it was a good show.

Here are some pics:

This was the Fiat group when I got there:



And later in the day:



Best of show:



There were at least 100 Red Heads there:



And a few Alpha's behind Bert:




All in all the weather was great, and so were the cars.

Next year we need more Fiats!

Tony: I enjoyed my 7.5 seconds of fame!

Joe F
87 Bert

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August 4th, 2008, 5:59 pm #5

Interesting... as the crow flies, I'm only ~40 miles north-east of Larz and it showered all frigg'n day at my house... I shoulda went...

Thanks for pics... ...and carrying the torch this year...

Jim W. (in the Northeast)
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Joined: August 6th, 2005, 6:03 pm

August 4th, 2008, 7:25 pm #6

I was trying to position myself for an interview, but I guess my shirt was too Hollywood!

Dispite the modest Fiat turnout (1 X-1/9, 5 124 Spyders, 2 131's and a Vignale), it was a good show.

Here are some pics:

This was the Fiat group when I got there:



And later in the day:



Best of show:



There were at least 100 Red Heads there:



And a few Alpha's behind Bert:




All in all the weather was great, and so were the cars.

Next year we need more Fiats!

Tony: I enjoyed my 7.5 seconds of fame!

Joe F
87 Bert
Back around '92 or so I had the opportunity to pick up a Blue X with black trim on it- was located in Everett with really low mileage, like 6000 miles or so. Kicked myself for years..... Wondering if it is the same car that you ended up with ?
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Joe F
Joe F

August 4th, 2008, 8:11 pm #7

I bought this car from a woman in Newton, MA in '93.

It had American Racing wheels on it (replaced by CD91's from 82 X), the motor was replaced by PO (not her, but she knew it was not stock) from a 79 (i think) 1500 carb (Carb since replaced with Bayless "high-performance" Weber), had anti-sways f&r (removed), Lugi small diameter steering wheel.

It had 68,000 miles on odo when I bought it.

It is possible that she bought it from someone the previous year or two, as she was totaly unfamiliar with the car. She did not understand "X-speak when I asked her a few basic questions. She refered me to her "expert" boyfriend. He knew cars, but not the X-1/9. Included with the sale were a 'new' shop and electrical manuals, so I knew she was having trouble and wanted to dump the car. She was asking $2500 and I got it for $1500.

But I doubt she put 60-odd thousand miles on the car in one or two years.

I had the car running like a top in a few months and now have 119,000 (smiling) miles on the odo. I am a happy consumer.

Back in '92, I was hunting for an X for a few years and I work in the Everett area, but I did not come across a car that fits your discription (blue, low miles).

I hope I gave you enough info.

Do you think it might be the same one?

Joe F
87 Bert
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Joe F
Joe F

August 4th, 2008, 8:26 pm #8

Interesting... as the crow flies, I'm only ~40 miles north-east of Larz and it showered all frigg'n day at my house... I shoulda went...

Thanks for pics... ...and carrying the torch this year...

Jim W. (in the Northeast)
The day was beautiful, a lot more sun (and humidity) than the photo's indicate.

However,

As I was heading home on Rt 93N towards Tewksbury, sans top, it got dark as I drove through Winchester, and as I crossed Rt 128, the sky opened up like the devil. I got soaked! By the time I found a bridge (occupied by three cars and two motorcycles)to replace my top, it was too late.

However part two:

This being New England, by the time I got home, the sun was out and I was able to dry the seats before it started to rain again.

Looking back, I would do it all over again!

Same time, next year

Joe F
87 Bert
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August 4th, 2008, 8:35 pm #9

I bought this car from a woman in Newton, MA in '93.

It had American Racing wheels on it (replaced by CD91's from 82 X), the motor was replaced by PO (not her, but she knew it was not stock) from a 79 (i think) 1500 carb (Carb since replaced with Bayless "high-performance" Weber), had anti-sways f&r (removed), Lugi small diameter steering wheel.

It had 68,000 miles on odo when I bought it.

It is possible that she bought it from someone the previous year or two, as she was totaly unfamiliar with the car. She did not understand "X-speak when I asked her a few basic questions. She refered me to her "expert" boyfriend. He knew cars, but not the X-1/9. Included with the sale were a 'new' shop and electrical manuals, so I knew she was having trouble and wanted to dump the car. She was asking $2500 and I got it for $1500.

But I doubt she put 60-odd thousand miles on the car in one or two years.

I had the car running like a top in a few months and now have 119,000 (smiling) miles on the odo. I am a happy consumer.

Back in '92, I was hunting for an X for a few years and I work in the Everett area, but I did not come across a car that fits your discription (blue, low miles).

I hope I gave you enough info.

Do you think it might be the same one?

Joe F
87 Bert
This wouldn't be the same car. It was the summer of 92 (IIRC, maybe 91) and had 4000-6000 miles on it, bone stock virginal, and was for sale for $4k. No way did it get 60K and an engine in two years.

It would have been quite the upgrade from my 75X at the time!

Back at that time, there was a great Italian garage near the produce markets, just off the Parkway. They had 4 or 5 X1/9s for parts, a couple of 124s, a few biturbos, all sorts of neat items. I worked there for a brief while (mostly to offset the repair bills...) and it was always great to see what would roll in. Lancia Zagato, Jag E-type, Countach, 288GTO, but my all time fave was an Alfa Montreal....
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August 5th, 2008, 6:22 am #10

I was trying to position myself for an interview, but I guess my shirt was too Hollywood!

Dispite the modest Fiat turnout (1 X-1/9, 5 124 Spyders, 2 131's and a Vignale), it was a good show.

Here are some pics:

This was the Fiat group when I got there:



And later in the day:



Best of show:



There were at least 100 Red Heads there:



And a few Alpha's behind Bert:




All in all the weather was great, and so were the cars.

Next year we need more Fiats!

Tony: I enjoyed my 7.5 seconds of fame!

Joe F
87 Bert
...and thanks for the picts...

BTW... I never thought I'd get bored at looking at redheads...&nbsp;


My best,



Tony
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