Testimonials

UK Customer John Stonehouse

I have done maybe three hundred miles now since the completion of the work done by Alfaholics on my 916 Phase 1 12 valve 3 litre Spider and I have to say that the difference in the car’s performance is amazing. It just does not feel like the same vehicle. With the up-rated sports suspension including the Alfaholics handling kit (front and rear anti-roll bars), Q2 Limited Slip Differential, complete Alfaholics sports exhaust system, up-rated braking using Alfaholics 6 Pot front calipers and Brembo grooved discs and replacement clutch, the handling and performance of the car is dramatically improved. UndersteerMore...

American Customer Martin Lauber

“Thanks to our friends Max and Andrew Banks at Alfaholics in the U.K. we were able to quickly and accurately order the best of their light weight parts, like spring plates, narrower diameter springs, trailing arms, spindles, and even honest to goodness magnesium 15×5.5 wheels that weight about 8lbs less per than the set we used last year. Kudos to Alfaholics for not just selling us everything and the kitchen sink. They worked with us to determine the right parts and even opted not to sell us parts that, while light, were maybe not durable enough for rough road useMore...

Swedish Customer Ulf Aggeryd

“Hi Max! As mentioned before; thanks a lot for all your help with our build of a great car! It took a much longer time (and money) than expected but it was a lot of fun! As you can see in the first photo you have my son Johan standing at the car as a very proud 50% owner and a coming race driver of the car and the second one just showing how great we feel it came out! I must say again that all of you have been absolutely fantastic in your support, good advice, and of courseMore...

Dutch Customer Jan Willem Lange

Hi Guys, I am very satisfied the way the car is handling as result of your fast road suspension kit and the 2L engine picks up, revs and sound with your all stainless steel sport exhaust. I drive her almost every day Together with 4 new red Koni’s, new silent blocs, steering joints etc. the car is really fun to drive. Many modern car can not keep up with my pace in in long and medium turns and even while cornering. Furthermore I have given the Giulia a body restoration and now she looks as new, see the picture. OnceMore...

Australian Customer Pete Hughes

‘Thankyou to you and the Alfaholics team for my Veloce wheels and wheel nuts. Service was outstanding, postage and packaging can’t be faulted and they arrived so fast to Australia.  The quality for the price is just brilliant.  Gobsmacked.  The 15″ Veloce alloys has transformed my 1750 Spider and I’m so happy with the result and performance. I’ll be back for more suspension bits now !”

Irish Customer David Mc Tigue

“Hi, I recently bought a full exhaust system for an Alfa GTV. I just want to write to you to say how happy I am with my purchase. You were a pleasure to deal with and very helpful giving me advise over email and on the phone. The delivery was very prompt and the exhaust was with me in no time at all. As for the exhaust itself, it is fantastic, it looks great and sounds even better. The build quality is of a very high standard and it fitted easily. It has a lovely purr at idle and a sportyMore...

American Customer Rex Chalmers’ FIA GTV

I just finished a total resto on this FIA GTV, it has many thousands of $$ of Alfaholics parts, love your suspension and Watts link!!!

South African Trevor Tuck Mixing it with the Big Boys!

“Only when you spend your entire salary with Alfaholics can you start driving around the outside of 2000Hp Thanks for all the great work boys! More testing please! Regards Trevor”

US Customer Ken Girard

“Dear Max and the Alfaholics staff: I have all great things to say about my experience with Alfaholics! From initiating an order to the prompt delivery of well packaged product. First, the design of your products was spot-on for what was needed in the construction and development of my GTV race car. Secondly, the craftsmanship involved in the manufacturing of your products has been extraordinary. Every component fit precisely as designed, and each has performed as required on track, at speed. And, third, the consultation and support regarding matching each of the components to the specific parameters within which thisMore...

Rex Chalmers, Alfa Sport

“Just wanted to thank you for all the nicely engineered suspension components  and other Alfaholics products that we used on the FIA GTV!  We have run several times now and it has performed faultlessly!  We dressed it in its FIA touring car livery that it ran in the 70’s, the fan’s just love it!!” Car fitted with: Watts link Conversion Geometry Kit Aluminium radiator Adjustable blade rear anti-roll bar Rose jointed front anti-roll bar drop link conversion

US Customer Don Peterson

“Alfaholics wheels arrived today. WOW! Please allow me to repeat that. WOW! In addition to being beautiful, they are light, and immaculately executed. I like seeing evidence of both competency and commitment to the task. Meanwhile, I ordered these (and a few other things) from them I think last Thursday. Five days across the ocean with two very large boxes, delivered by the USPS to my shop door. Everyone please stand and applaud. I was really gobsmacked by the wheels. I was expecting a rough surface with casting imperfections, possibly heavy, but nevertheless an improvement over what I had. TheseMore...

French Customer Bruno Manfredini

As a long term Alfista, I nearly owned all the 105 chassis version possible. I know the Banks’ for more than 5 years now and I am a faithful customer for race and road parts. My last road car was a 2000 GTV with Alfaholics road B kit, Alfaholics 4 pot brakes and some comfy mods. But I always find the car tiring on last distance tour (like the Centenary in Milano) majorly because of wind noise on door windows and a bit too long legged for that nearly stock engine. As a pure afficionado of 4 doors Alfa’s (More...

Dutch Alfaholics customer Erwin Arentsen’s Alfaholics Upgraded GTA Replica

“Hi Max and Andrew, I thought it might be interesting to read my experiences with my newly build GTA Replica. Honestly I think it is the most fun You can get out of a classic car. Yes I modified the car a lot with its 216 bhp big valve twin spark, geometrykit, big brakes, racingdiff, racingclutch, race propshaft, stainless under axle exhaust, alu t-bar etc. etc. but no way I could have spent my money better! It is just stunning, the big valve twinspark behaves so unbelievable nice and pulls trough all gears from 1500 rpm so easy it reallyMore...

Australian Customer Darrin Field from Walk on Wheels

“Hi Jim Thanks heaps for my package, great service as I have heard from everyone else who has ordered from you!! The disy has solved all of my rough running / pinking problems”

Australian Customer Peter Dunkley

“Hi Jim.  The shockers arrived today thanks.  It amazes me how quickly things get here from England, quicker than internal Aussie”

Alfaholics’ Estonian Customer Leslie Laasner

“What can i say to Alfaholics is many many thanx! Best service, parts and know how you can find when falling in love with 105 series!”

Dutch Customer Dino van Lingen

“Hi Jim, Fitted the Montreal exhaust yesterday… looks very good, perfect fitting also. Sound is now more Maserati than alfa :0 Best, Dino van Lingen”

Alfaholics Fast Road Suspension Kit – Anthony Serra

“Really enjoying the car, the suspension kit worked out well and it rides very well even over harsh roads, it handles awesome and the quick steering arms make a nice difference too. Your spring and bar combo is the best I have driven on these cars. Your header & exhaust, lightweight flywheel & clutch worked out well too. I’m very happy with your products!” Anthony Serra – New York, USA

US Customer Carlos Rodriguez

“Dear Jim: Thank you for the shipment of the wheels.  I got them today on Saturday.  My wife and I could not believe how beautiful those GTA Veloce Supperleggera wheels look.  We were both blown away.  These wheels looks awesome!  I got the other items you sent inside the wheels.  Your service to the U.S. is extremely fast.  It is the fastest service I have ever gotten from anyone.  I order items from all over the U.S. and even my own state, and it is never this fast. Thank you.  I will be ordering more things from you in theMore...

Alfaholics’ South African Customer Trevor Tuck

“Hey Max, Andrew, Mr Banks and Jim. Just a note to say Thank you! Thank you for turning my Giulia Super into a World Sports car! My “Holics” stuff as I like to call it has transformed my Giulia from a mid field Pre 66 runner to a race winner across the board! “GIULIA CAESAR” as it has affectionately become known is now a proper race car. Every time I’ve added an Alfaholics part the car has gone faster. It has so far proved completely reliable too. This car started off doing 1:29s at Zwartkops in 2009. Today it canMore...

Alfaholics’ Customer Robert Paul

Dear Max/Andrew and the team, I just thought i would let you know that our Alfaholics spec’d 1750 won the Indonesian Retro Championship for the third year in a row! For the final event of 2011 we managed to qualify on the pole in a 49 car field (race was restricted to 45 starters) but a gear shifting problem forced us to fall back and finish in 3rd place, which was still good enough to win the 2011 Championship by 2 points! The competition has been getting tougher with the entry of more mid-80s European cars to balance the previous JapaneseMore...

Antiguan Customer Jim Fuller

“Dear Max & Andrew I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team at Alfaholics for transforming my car into a super competitive car. As you know the HRSR is an incredibly competitive class and to feature in any of their races a car must be very well prepared and very quick. When I brought my car to you it was riddled with reliability and handling problems, and, it suffered from a lack of power. Your suspension package fixed the handling problems immediately and it is now one of the most predictable racing cars I haveMore...

Alfaholics Race Suspension Package – Australian customer Spencer Rice

”Thought I ought to drop you a note to let you know how we got on with the car once we had made the changes to the suspension…We ran at the Australian Muscle Car Masters at Eastern Creek, which incidentaly was the biggest Historic Touring Car event ever to be staged in Australia… this field is made up in the majority by V8’s. Chevy Camaro’s, Holden Monaro’s, Ford Falcon’s and Mustangs etc.   We set the car up in the shop paying careful attention to ride height as per the email shot of your track car…I drove it for theMore...

Alfaholics Race GTA Suspension Package – US customer Jonathon Burke

“I wanted to let you know that I installed all of the suspension bits on the GTA and the results were great! I drove the GTA in the Saturday morning race, I qualified in the top four and knocked 6 seconds off my best time for that track! While some engine works certainly helped, a great deal of credit should go to your suspension kit: the GTA was brilliant to drive and amazingly predictable! I thought you’d want to know. In the mean time I’d like to order a similar kit for my ’74 GTV!”

Alfaholics Rally Suspension Package – Spanish customer Blas Hermoso

”Hello Max. Just to tell you how pleased I am with your KitB springs. With the 29mm sway bar I had and Bilsteins was the perfect combination for my Rally car. Just the right height, very good in asfalt and superb on ice and snow. I´ll tell all my friends with Bertones to forget Eibach and get suspensions from you! Cheers!” BLAS

Norwegian Alfaholics’ Client Bjarne Reistad

”I`ve been lucky enough to take part in an Alfaholics Trackday , an amazing happening. I really appreciate their knowledge and their fast deliveries. Wether it regards race or original -there`s no such thing as a problem in their books!”

Alfaholics’ Customer John Everard

“To Max and all of your superb crew!  After the rather disappointing result in Barbados (not the car’s fault maybe the driver), we took our 1600 Sprint GT into Sherwood Forest at the weekend. First forest event for me in 25 years. I must thank you and all of your staff for all of the hours of technical advice and parts advice that have gone into the building of this historical 1 category car, which is for rallying of cars aged from 1959 to 1967. The car in the forest was absolutely superb.  It’s slightly narrow track to the Escorts made it aMore...

Long Standing Greek Alfaholics Client Steve Rokkos

”The car was a dream to drive, a really upgraded feeling with beautiful balance and handling, thanks once again to all the Alfaholics team!” Steve Rokkos Car fitted with Alfaholics 2 1/4” FIA small spring kit and rough rally suspension pack tailored to his requirements

Geometry Kit Upgrade on New Zealander Philip Hehir’s Montreal

”Balance on the car is great and with zero bump steer, it’s so much easier to control the car mid corner without having the steering wheel kick around all over the place. So power overseer has become really controllable and it’s such a pleasure to drive now!” Philip Hehir – New Zealand

CeroStress Racing Team

Dear Team Alfaholics, My son Paco Monterrosa Jr. won the Alfa Romeo Racing Group of El Salvador 2011 Championship! In a very close competition enviroment, the confidence given by Alfaholics suspension and tuning tips given by Alfaholics were a key factor in our win! Thank you Alfaholics for all your continued help & support! Best regards. Paco Monterrosa Sr. CeroStress Racing Team. El Salvador, Central America

German Alfaholics’ Client Harald Bauch

”We had a pleasent and safe journey home and are still full of emotions about the lovely countryside around your area…I had my repair shop install the exhaust right on monday and they were very satisfied with the good quality i had bought from you. Big compliments! It fits perfectly and I like the sound – very sophisticated!” Harald Bauch

Italian Alfisti And Alfaholics Client Fabio Risini

”Hi Max, today arrived all and I very happy! CIAO GRAZIE MILLE FABIO” Fabio Risini, Brescia Italy

Alfaholics’ Client James Nairn

”Hi Max, Last Saturday was the final HSCC race of the year and the car remained comfortably quicker than all the other Alfas. When the season’s points were finally added up I finished second in class and 9/54 overall. I also won the Samuels Trophy for the best placed Alfa Romeo in all the HSCC championship. We managed to achieve fastest lap in the wet at Donington Park and on a drying track at the Oulton Park Gold Cup, plus class pole at Brands Hatch… I won the historic class of a 50 minute Alfa Championship race at Snetterton onMore...

Alfaholics Fast Road Handling Kit with FIA 2 1/4″ Upgrade – Portugese Client João Vale

”The car is fantastic! Lots of grip and driftable when you want it. Always under control! I can carry speeds into corners that I never thought I could! The best money I spent on the car! Thank you!” João Vale, Portugal

Alfaholics Race Propshaft Conversion – Puerto Rican Customer Miguel Matos

“Hi Max, Miguel A Matos from Puerto Rico!   This month I had the oppertunity of driving my Spider Quadrifoglio around 100 miles for 60miles of Puerto Rico Island! No stopping and worries about driveshaft “dougnut” thanks on your driveshaft conversion . The aluminum t-bar feels good when handling the car in zig,zag roads. Other owners of Alfa Spiders are amazed when they see this parts in my Spider!! I am very, very happy with my special Alfa!”

Alfaholics Kammtail Mohair Soft Top – South African Customer Colin Preddy

“I had my soft top fitted on the weekend (sourced from yourselves) and the specialist who did the fitment said that it’s the best soft top he’s ever fitted. He also complimented the quality of the fabric and how well it fitted. Many thanks for ensuring that the components that Alfaholics supply are so well engineered” Colin Preddy, South Africa

UK Customer Dave McFarland

Hi Andrew, I recently enjoyed a track day at Donington and just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your handling kit.  The car was a joy to drive, with very little roll, good turn-in, higher corner entry speeds and great transitional changes of direction, big improvement.  I could lean on the front far more than expected, until the Goodyears started to complain. Also alot of people commented on how good it sounded going past the pit wall; flat in 3rd and into 4 at 6700 only problem was I couldn’t hear it myself!!! I will be orderingMore...

Alfaholics 7×15″ GTA Veloce Wheels – American customer John Yannatell

” Wanted to thank you for all of your help. Love the wheels! You were right they fit like a dream and I can’t imagine any other wheel for it. Thanks again!” John Yannatell – Phoenix, Az USA

Alfaholics’ Customer Christian Brewers

Christian says “The car is bloody amazing on the track! handing just as advertised ….and some!  It features a lot of your kit as you know, 2 1/4 springs up front with kit C, rose jointed 29mm front roll bar, all polybushed, adjustable konis, stainless exhaust system ferodo 2500 pads.  Looking forward to Castle combe next year.”

UK Customer Michael Doe

“Hi, I recently purchased a front pipe, sport cat and centre section stainless exhaust for my 916 Spider T.Spark from you and had it sent to (and fitted by) BLS Automotive in Lincoln. I thought you might be interested to hear that Phil and Tom at BLS were very complimentary about the quality and ease of fit of the system.  I did see the parts prior to fitment and would echo their observations on the quality of fabrication – and also the difference in weight between the original and the Alfaholics parts! It actually took longer to remove the oldMore...

Alfaholics 4-pot Brake Kit – John Wagstaff

John recently bought the Alfaholics 4-pot race braking kit ”Frankly they are awesome and easily the best single modification I made to the car in seven years. To be honest I’m still braking too early!”

Alfaholics Fast Road Kit B – American Alfaholics’ Client Carl Liebold

”The Alfaholics springs with Koni yellow sport shocks are a revelation. The car’s stance is very stable with negligible body roll. But it’s still supple enough to handle bumps without complaint. Frankly, the ride is very comparable to a BMW M series or M-B AMG. No wonder this car was so well respected in the 60’s, it’s even pretty great today!”  

Alfaholics Fast Road Kit B & 4-pot Brake Kit – French Customer Bruno Manfredini

”Indeed a very good suspension kit for fast road , very comfy , straight forward to install, very good support from Max and Richard for the set up. The four pot caliper kit is very powerful with all the feeling needed on such brakes. I will come back for special parts for sure”

South African Customer Carl Esterhuysen

“This is a photo of our GTA replica (now in race trim) competing in its first race (Alfa Trofeo Series) at Zwartkops in March this year only a few months after completing in a gruelling classic car rally from Johannesburg to the equator. We were the only Alfa on the trip (about 30 cars entered) and the poor thing didn’t skip a beat the entire way thanks to plenty of new Alfaholics parts on the car.”

German Customer Dr Eduard Chen

“Hello Jim, I would like to thank you (and Alfaholics) for your kind support providing me with the necessary parts and advice. The Alfaholics parts I bought from you were fantastic and I attach some pictures of my Alfa. Be assured that I will recommend you and your company to my fellow “alfaholics” in Germany. Best regards” Dr. Eduard Chen

Australian Vincent Giorgi

“I’m sending you a snap shot of the vehcile with the Rims and Wheels installed, they are a great add to this little old lady which I have owned for 32 years. Thx for your support and products, they are always 1st Class. Regards from Down Under Vincent”

Alfaholics’ Customer Paco Monterosa

“Max, The car is faster now and we feel a great improvement in handling with the Blue coil kit. It is more stable and the way it moves on the corners, definitely it’s much better. Now we recognize the difference over other kits we have bought in the past! Thank you. Regards, Paco Snr”

Australian Customer Anthony Brooks

“Hey guys just thought you might like to add this one to your photos. Recently took the car to a club meet and it was very highly praised. I owe it to you guys for your brilliant wheels and suspension kit. The steering column extender with the Momo wheel brings a smile to my face every time I enter a corner as every Alfa I’ve ever owned felt like you needed to be a gorilla to drive it properly (short legs and long arms). I hope you continue to develop your excellent products as I will continue to add themMore...

American Alfaholics’ Client Gary Williams

Car fitted with Alfaholics Fast Road Kit B; commenting on his trip in the mountains with a group of fast Alfa\’s driven by track racers Gary said ”the GTV stuck like glue. It felt wonderful and I could easily have gone faster… your Fast Road Suspension works so well that I easily ran with the track experts while my wife dozed in the seat next to me!”

American Alfaholics’ Client Kent Kochheiser

”Compared to the 6 X 15” Panasports with 185/65 HR15 Pirelli P6’s, your Strada wheels with 185/70 HR 14 Sumitomo HTR200’s were 4.5 lbs lighter per corner!… I’m impressed!… Once again, thanks for the great wheels, I love them!”

Swedish Alfaholics’ Customer Fredrik Lavesson

”Last summer my Giulia Super had clutch problems, it broke down three times. Now the car is fitted with Alfaholics Lightweight Steel Cable Clutch Flywheel and the F&S clutch assembly. The flywheel is beautifully machined and with snug fit to the crank and the clutch. Now, after a 1600km the first week after putting all things together I got a different car to drive!”

Alfaholics 4-pot brake kit – Markus Tiddy

”Hello Richard and Max   I was smiling whilst driving down a particularly twisty road this morning and realised that I hadn’t said thankyou for your help, patience and service, as predicted my car is like new and stops on a sixpence (as promised) and has made me grin from ear to ear each time its started!”

Alfaholics S4 Spider Handling Kit – Black And White Garage

”What a difference! The ride on the car is superb with no fidgeting like before, good body control and composure… the steering on country roads feels much more precise as it is not fighting with floaty suspension anymore. It is the ride quality that has surprised me the most. Another quality and successful Alfaholics kit! Thanks for the advice. I wish I had changed the suspension before, it really is great!” James Wheeler, M.D. Black & White Garage

Alfaholics 916 GTV Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust – Tim Danbury

”The exhaust is fantastic, thank you very much! The commentary on your website, along with the pictures, was very helpful. The performance increase is immediately noticeable and the engine note is great (as opposed to other performance exhausts that are just too loud) as well as feeling a lot smoother than before. The appearance is also very subtle, especially in a time when people are over-modifying their cars. I look forward to hearing from you further once the Sports Cat is available for my version (CF3). Many thanks.”

Australian Client Angus Ross

”The car is a changed car – much more responsive on the throttle. And the new wheel and tire combination makes it feel much more natural -(Had oversized wheels and tires on it before). Have had heaps of comments about how good the wheels look! Thanks again for the speed with which the parts came over – place an order on the net, they appear 2 days later! No hassles. Brilliant!”

Alfaholics’ South African Customer Clive Densham

“Hi Max, We had the final round of the Historic Racing Car Register over this past weekend. I settled for a 3rd place in class for the first race to clinch the championship and then won the second race to end off a fantastic year!!! Results for the year are as follows: 1ST Overall in HRCR championship (Pre 77), 1st in class D 1st Overall in Pre 66 HRCR 4TH Overall in Pre 72 HRCR 1st in Class A Pre 66 Legend Saloons championship (Zwartkops & Wesbank) 1st overall in Alfa Trofeo championship. Thanks once again for your support!” CliveMore...