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”…..”

A bike trip from Amalfi to the south of Spain, wonderful places and the best touring bike I have ever owned …

I had a full week holiday booked in downtown Estepoda, at a lovely resort called Costa Natura, practically on the beach (Costa del Sol) of the Spanish south coast only about 40km from Gibralter. We debated which way to travel from Italy and madam chose a flight from Naples to Malaga with Ryanair, cheap asContinue reading “A bike trip from Amalfi to the south of Spain, wonderful places and the best touring bike I have ever owned …”

Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…

Why, you may ask. Well, consider these points: The traffic along the coast road becomes just one long hot queue in the summer months. The coast road is very narrow and winding, two buses cannot pass easily. Overtaking is generally impossible. If two coaches or buses or trucks meet then one must reverse. You canContinue reading “Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…”

Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.

I have been buying, repairing and riding motorcycles since I was 14, and I still learn something every time I go for a ride. Whilst a car is relatively easy to drive at least from A to B, a bike is really complex and totally not easy to ride also because it will fall overContinue reading “Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.”

Selling off some of my fleet. Sob.

So the time has come to part ways with my cherished Audi A5, as well as some of my bikes. Garage space is one problem and cash flow is another as I now work part time so I have much less income of course, thus I have decided with a heavy heart to offer myContinue reading “Selling off some of my fleet. Sob.”

An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

Since I moved house from Roma to Tramonti I have had to restart with all of my contacts to look after my car, my van, and my small fleet of motorbikes. This was not easy as I had lived in Roma for more than 20 years and starting over is never simple, Roma is aContinue reading “An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….”