Happy to be joining the party guys. I just picked up a manual e60 - a car I've lusted over for years.
Here's a picture of the M5 back in 2019 before I owned it. My friend picked me up for a ride in it when I was in Houston for business and it was a ride that will stick with me for years to come
My other vehicle is an E92 M3, also alpine white and manual.
The story behind this car is pretty special. I'm from Newfoundland, Canada, the most eastern part of Canada. A friend of mine who I've known for decades was living in Houston up until a couple of months ago. He purchased the car in question back in 2019, and it suffered from a failed valve spring shortly after he picked it up. Being that my friend was extremely busy with family life and his job, the car sat, and sat...
Towards June of this year, it became apparent that my friend in Houston would be moving across the world to the middle east for work. I - being off work with free time on my hands - made the ridiculous decision to make the drive - approximately 7000 miles round trip (also two 12 hour ferry rides) picking up a trailer in Houston in my beater Dodge Ram (check out the odo). This was a crazy adventure and I'll start off the thread with some pictures from the road trip to get the car.