I have enjoyed your posts from the very beginning, and had followed your ebbs and flows with your cars (and flying) episodes, be it the M5, the M3, the RMS experience (and kudos to you for being a fine gentleman through that time priod), the DA experience, the change in your life that prompt you to think the impossible: parting with your most beloved M5. It's an incredible saga, and you're still at a tender young age yet (anyone younger than 40 is of tender young age to me). I really respect your maturity and persistence through all these years. You are a fine man amongst men.
You are an idol to my daughter. I have followed most of your posts as well (here as well as the Porsche forums), from getting your M5, to all the mods, to buying your 996tt, to selling both cars to get Rob's uber M5. And of course you are even younger than Rob.
Your spirit of adventure (on your board and on most car Boards) is truely awe-inspiring.
So I want to congratulate you both on first creating such an incredible machine, and then appreciating such uncommon creations. That defines enthusiasts in my book. These first two posts about the passing of the batan confirm what fine gentlemen you both are. I am privileged to have known you both in cyber-space.
So my best reagrds to both of you. Rob to move on with your life with fond memories of your ultimate M5, and Josh, for many years of enjoyment of this unique car in great health.
And I mean every word I say here, to the bottom of my heart.