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Who am I

raymondw said:
Analogue to the parallel running thread in the E34 section about who we all are, I think it is a good idea to give a small introduction about ourselves. Some members and moderators have already added a small profile in the above mentioned thread, and I have been no exception, but let's give it a start.


Hello
For those of you who do not know me.;)
My name is Darren ( though I have been known by other more explicit names!)
I am 41yrs old & currently enjoying what many would to refer to as a
"Midlife, what is this life business all about" chapter.

My Grandfather was a VTOL propulsion Engineer on the Hawker Harrier.
My inspirationlovelove.
I have been an Engineer for 20 yrs within the Automotive industry.
Recently, I have been trying something different maintaining & repairing //M
& tricky Jap cars( Oh, & a siton lawnmower before Davidoli mentions it:3:)
I hope my dedication to the vehicle will make up for my lack of interpersonal
skills:haha:

I started shooting firearms when I was 8 yrs old & has been a life long passion:
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With some success on occasion ( more down to luck actually)
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My family.
Jacqueline,
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Imogen, our youngest @ 3yrs
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( She gets her looks from her mum...her eating habits from her Dadmmmmmm)

Lucas, our eldest @ 13 yrs, looking rather confused by a failed coilpack from
a rather well known Granite silber Touring.
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Jordan & Nasya, my estranged children whom I miss very much.
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Surfs up...
A moment in time on one of Cornwalls Surfing beaches with Imogen.
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Friends I value :
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In a place I hold close to my heart.
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This is me:)
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I am Raymond (36), married with Annie and together we have two children, Wouter (5) and Thomas (3). Like their father, both are crazy about cars, but also trains. I work as a hardware design engineer in Hengelo (Netherlands). Next to driving and maintaining my E28S and E34S, I love spending time with my family. Other hobbies are skiing, Single ended directly heated Triode amplifiers, hiking, photography and (military) history. As part of my interest in the E34S and E28S I take part in organizing meetings, most important the annual E34S meeting in the Alps.

As there are already enough pictures of me and the cars, I'll limit to my other hobbies and interests.



On a hiking trip in the Tirolian Alps.



Another picture of a sport that I like to do, but for which I don't have time enough.



Photography is not only a hobby, but also enables me to document all my interests.



My wife with Thomas, our youngest.



My two sons, Wouter and Thomas in the Austrian Alps.
 

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David , 36 years old , likes cuddles and humanity .

Formerly USD $ trader until Nick Leeson put a dampener on things , at which time I resigned and moved into Equities at Bank of America and Deutsche bank amongst others .

Upon the loss of a close friend to cancer , I left investment banking to continue the running of his office cleaning co www.a2zcleaning.co.uk and have been the proprietor for 5 years.

There is a time for work and a time for love . That leaves no other time !

I am married to my beautiful wife , Melissa , with 2 children , Dillon aged 4 years and Yasmin 20 months .



I am very interested in sport , being a keen golfer , angler , motorbike rider and I am also a qualified ABA coach at Sudbury ABC , having boxed for The Fitzroy Lodge and Kingston ABC in my younger years and represented Mugendo ( The Ultimate Way ) Kickboxing Organisation in 5 British Championships nationwide .

My R1 .....


I have been fortunate to appear in BMWCar magazine on two separate occasions in the past year , particularly in relation to the E28 M5s younger sister , the E34 M5 .....having the pleasure of test driving the E61 M5 Touring with 8 other board members at Bruntingthorpe.



Pic of myself ( left ) and member FinalEdition at The Ring last year .

 
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