Thanks for all the nice comments. As I sat and read, it really dawned on me that I am the fortunate one to have such a wonderful son. He is the second oldest of five and graduates this year. We have spent many months together in the Beast learning to drive properly. I have to say I have gotten more enjoyment out of watching the smile on his face when he drives, than driving myself.
The power of automobiles to bring a father and son together. What's even better is that he arrived at prom with a classier ride than anyone he goes to school with. Limousines? I don't think so. Just something about an E39 M5 that makes me smile more than any other vehicle. Glad that your son is responsible enough to respect the vehicle and its power. I hope he had a great time and made it home safely.