Since I have moved to FL in 2000, I had never seen an E39 M5. I live in the Melbourne/Brevard area and I spend most of my road time driving at night (90 miles a day/night average) delivering newspapers or just cruising.
It was about 7AM still dark outside; and I just passed I-95 on Eau Gallie blvd heading west at about 60mph (don't know actual speed limit of road) and I'm having a rough night, minds full of stress with taxes, new girlfriend (Not too sure about her), a busted toe, and too much money unnecessarily spent this week.
I'm in the left lane, enjoying the oddly strange lack of traffic in it, and the whole turning lane to my right is practically filled and doing about 40 mph back to back.
I see a silver BMW with 5series shape/trim, and as with all
BMW's I ever see, I look at the rear to catch the model in hopes of "seeing" an M5. Still in the left lane, no traffic behind or ahead, I expect to see just a 5 series or such...
But no,...? the emblem looks too close together to be a 5series, My mind/heart starts to shimmer with excitement, I press hard on the brakes in my boat of an oldsmobile to match the slowing turning lane to my right (no traffic behind me
) and the driver of the BMW gives me this look of "Now whats this guy doing?" (I would have too if it were my baby) and as I catch view of the rear insignia, my eyes widen, my jaw slackens, and I cannot believe it is an M5!!!! I was so awestruck that I couldn't re-match the speed of the BMW and stayed behind the rear bumper. I took in all the beautiful eyecandy I could, admiring the style and fact that such an amazing car, my dream car (My passion goes out fully to any E39 M5) felt as though it was "sleeping" beside me at those speeds. I was too shocked to hassle traffic as to give the driver a thumbs up :7: but I suppose around lunchtime if by any chance he still wondered what I was doing, he probably figured it out by then.
My bad day took a full 180 and just remembering that moment keeps me smiling. (I probably stayed next to that M5 for less than 20 seconds, but it felt like a minute)