O.T's best drives. (1)
This is the first of a number of short articles recounting my favourite driving experiences.
I'd like to start this article by setting a scene. You're 18, you're able to drive, so you decide that it's a good idea to go on a family funded ski trip to the alps with some friends. This was one of the most remarkable driving experiences I've ever had.
But writing this articles is very difficult, recounting a distant experience, but I'll try my best.
I woke one wintery morning, woken by clock, to the shock to realise the holiday was today, my 635i did not have space for all the friends to join in, and my friends had a rather damaged Audi A3 which, surprisingly, didn't start. So, It was down to a good mate, to offer for all of us to go in his gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6. We crammed into the 4 seats and loaded up the luggage precariously all over the remaining space.
We drove, and crossed the channel, and landed safely on the other side. We drove through the beautiful scenery of France until we came to the start of the ascent up to the resort. This, as my friends new, was where I should drive. So, I excitedly leapt into the driver seat and drove, seamlessly (or that's how I thought it was at least), up the curving, and surprisingly steep road. But, as the snow pilled onto the road, the little GTV6 continued pulling up the snow covered climb effortlessly. It was such a brilliant experience.
And that's not where the surprise ends, the car then worked seamlessly throughout all the trips to pistes and back home again. It really does go against the "Unreliable" heritage of Alfa!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that memoir into my experiences, and I hope you look forward to more to come!