Hello & Welcome.
First and foremost I am a pistonhead and a big fan of Italian Marques. I was seemingly born with Italian cars in the blood, our family driveway was rarely without an Alfa Romeo while I was growing up.
I used to be taken around the country to watch the Alfa Romeo Owners Club championship and the Italian Inter-marque championship, and relished the sights and sounds of all the beautiful cars rushing past. Years later, upon leaving school, I went to work for one of the race teams in the Alfa championship as an apprentice, where over the years, my apprenticeship was completed and I earned my IMI qualifications and a wealth on experience of many many Italian cars. I then served my time in the workshop, gaining more experience, until I decided it was time to move on.
Subsequently, AforAlfa was born in 2005 to specialise in Italian cars, with a vision of doing great work, at competitive prices, but with one aim above all. To treat others like I wish to be treated and to take care of the vehicles as they are my own.
To start with, it was just me and my van touring the country, working mobile on all sorts of Alfas, Fiats and Lancias, in wind, rain, sleet and snow, and the occasional shine! With the great support of my wife, taking care of the paperwork and advertising amongst other things, I moved into my little workshop in Aylesbury In November 2007 so I could work out of the weather, but continued doing mobile up until mid 2008 when workload was too much to get out anymore. Although I still do the odd mobile job if it’s close by, or a customer is in a real pickle out there, because we all know what a big inconvenience it is to find yourself stranded.
As of June 2014, we have relocated again into a lovely premises in Rabans Close, Aylesbury, primarily to allow us to keep up with the workload coming through the door. The new shop is less cosy than the old workshop, but now we have all the facilites we could ever want. Customers are still welcomed to stay while their cars are looked after, but now we can offer somewhere to sit, free WiFi and a hot drink, so you can work while you wait!
I am active in the Italian car scene, and can be found at many meets, including the Ace café, on the second Thursday of each month, most Auto Italia meets, and the Alfa days, maybe I’ll see you there.