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Car of the month

The member selected for May was Gavin Moffitt and here is Gavins Alfa story so far.

Gavin tells us that his  2022 Giulia Sprint is the second Alfa Romeo that he has owned, having upgraded from a Mito, which he  owned for five and a half years, at the end of 2022.

Gavins Story …

I had decided that I wanted a Giulia in late 2021 and had set myself a target of having the car for my birthday in November the following year – I missed that target by about 4 weeks, so I guess that wasn’t too bad!

The plan was to buy a Veloce & eventually I’d narrowed it down to 2 cars that D Salmons in Colchester had for sale – a Misano Blue Veloce and another in Alfa red (both 2021 cars). The plan was to take a trip to Colchester just after Xmas & decide from there, they both fell within my £30000 budget.

But that all changed on December 22nd when I had a look on the Alfa Romeo website & spotted that Snows in Southampton had listed a new Giulia that afternoon – a 2022 Sprint in Blu Anodizzato that was their demonstrator & was just over 5 months old. I was attracted by the colour as it’s a less popular shade of blue than the Misano or Monte Carlo blue options. Decision made – I immediately pulled out my debit card & paid the £99 reservation fee! A quick trip to Southampton the day after Boxing Day & we’d concluded a deal to trade in the Mito and the Giulia was mine.

I absolutely love how the Giulia looks and drives, its’s such a sweet handling car. I’ve owned a variety of sports cars in the past (including a pair of Honda S2000s), but as a 4-door saloon, the Giulia handles brilliantly.

Whilst the original 200bhp felt great in such a lightweight car, I quickly decided I wanted a bit more oomph, especially as I planned to use the car on track days. So, in the 14 months I’ve owned the car, it has seen a few modifications:

  • Celtic Tuning Stage 2 remap.
  • Celtic Tuning ZF8 remap.
  • DNA Race mode enabled.
  • K&N air filter
  • Powerflow custom-built stainless-steel exhaust system.
  • Tarox Sport Japan brake discs
  • Tarox Braided brake hoses
  • EBC Yellowstuff brake pads

As a result of all of this, Giada the Giulia (the name of the Instagram account for the car!) now has a little over 335bhp, more than 470Nm torque and a top speed north of 155mph. The Powerflow exhaust gives the car a much more mellow sound, without a headache inducing drone!! Plus, the exhaust note is the only clue that it might be a bit more than a standard 200bhp Sprint. I’ve had the car at Goodwood, Bedford Autodrome & Curborough for track days & loved every second of it.

In my 14 months of ownership, I’ve clocked up just over 19000 miles & every second of it has brought a smile to my face. It’s a car that I just love owning.

Gavin Moffitt
Instagram: @giadathegiulia
Guardian 2042

Thank you, Gavin, for your Alfa story and some great pictures. We look forward to seeing Gaida, And you of course, during the year.  It’s very clear to see that you love your Alfa.

Hope you all enjoy the article – look out for Junes Car of the Month Selection in a few weeks.

Take care all, Safe driving.

The member selected for April was Jacob Green and here is Jacobs Alfa story so far.

Jacob is new to the club and is hoping to join us at a few shows this year. Welcome to the club Jacob we all look forwards to meeting you – and of course your Alfa!

Jacob has a 159 Ti 5-cylinder diesel engine. He became the custodian of the Alfa in 2023 after many years of admiring just how the car looks and knowing that he wanted a 2.4Ti waited until one came up for sale … after a day of pacing with coffee in hand talking myself out of it, I bought the car!

As far as modifications go, Jacob bought the car as He thought it was clean. It mostly needed some respraying and a little bit of love.

Jacob says, “as I have had the car part for maintenance, I have seemed to uncover a different beast, from aftermarket breather pipes, air filters, and I still haven’t got the bottom of how they achieved the turbo flutter!”

In the months that Jacob has owned the car, he has taken it as far as Germany and back driving through 4 countries in one day!  In the future He hopes to take the car to southern Europe, as far as Milan. He has heard there is a great museum there…

Jacob says, “the road is long, but I am looking forward to refurbishing this car to looking near on new and is looking forward to many years in the club. 

Once again Jacob, Welcome to the club and thank you for your article.

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Independant Alfa Romeo Specialists

Please check out the interactive map to locate your independent Alfa specialist. This interactive map is being updated all the time so check in regularly. Map of Services (Servicing Dealers, Specialists & Parts) | Alfa Romeo Owners Club ( 

Day & White’s Automotive

Unit A, Brands Hatch Park, Paddock Entrance Scratchers Lane Fawkham, Longfield Kent DA3 8PU 
Phone: 01474 879210 / 01474 879838 

We are a family owned and operated modern fully equipped garage. With factory trained technicians, we also sell preowned quality cars and have a passion for Alfa’s. Everyone very welcome.


Unit 5 Dunkirk Industrial Park,  London Road, Dunkirk Faversham, Kent ME13 9LG
01227 750362
Over 20 years experience with Alfa Romeo. Comprehensive repair and servicing facilities, new and used parts. Electrical and electronic diagnosis. Bodywork repairs also arranged.

Alfa Romeo Main Dealers


Tates, 94-106 Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex. BN41 1TA
tel 0117 971 1311


Northgate Garage, Northgate, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 1FW
tel 01227 829930


Lipscomb Alfa Romeo, Performance House, Forstal Road, Aylesford, Maidstone ME20 7XA
tel 0845 338 9907

Tunbridge Wells

Thames (Tunbridge Wells), Longfield Road, North Farm Industrial Estate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN2 3EY
tel 01892 549766

Alfa Romeo Main Dealer – Service Only

St Leonards-on-Sea
St Leonards Motors, Churchwood Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. TN38 9QQ
tel 01424 852233 : fax 01424 853915