Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that is still true today, 30 or 40 yearsContinue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!

I purchased the Audi S4 Avant just prior to the dreaded lockdown early last year. So although a year has passed I have been able to drive her very little indeed. Well, finally last week we managed to get 3 days off and so I prepared the S4 (checked the tyre pressures and fluids, allContinue reading “Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!”

I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….

We have been locked-down at home since early March and it is just starting to be eased some 3 months later. So the old S4 has been locked in the garage gathering dust and looking rather sad and sorry for herself. Finally I have been able to take her out for a drive and wowContinue reading “I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….”

Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!

I work part time for a lovely bloke called Luigi Cioffi, at Auto Cioffi Ravello. He is a vehicle bodywork genius, he has been repairing cars and vans for the last 50 years and for the last 45 years in his amazing premises at Pontone near Ravello, which was previously a paper manufacturing factory. ThisContinue reading “Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!”

Have a look at this lovely classic car…..

You may love or even hate the original Fiat 500, but you cannot deny that they form a large part of the European motoring heritage. When Italy came out of the Second World War, the first cheap and mass-produced contribution to get the Italians mobile again was possibly Piaggio with their little mopeds, and thenContinue reading “Have a look at this lovely classic car…..”

You just godda see what this man can do with a damaged car or van or whatever…….

I recently started a part time job at a local bodyshop. My mates are convinced that my lady pays him to pay me just to get me out of the house, which of course could be true but I don’t really care cos the experience is amazing. Mr Cioffi has been plying his trade inContinue reading “You just godda see what this man can do with a damaged car or van or whatever…….”

The (fast) ride home…

Well I collected my beautiful new Yamaha MT10SP last week in the Midlands from Alf England and I then rode her home to Amalfi. You need a day to ride through France and then another to cover Italy, on a bike you MUST take yer time and allow for weather, tiredness, traffic and all ofContinue reading “The (fast) ride home…”

We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..

Here at Autocioffi (see us at http://www.autocioffi.it) we have a super premises which used to be a paper mill (so it is next to a small river) and we have 3 floors of covered parking space. We generally have about 20 of our own cars here and we have space for at least another 30.Continue reading “We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..”