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Who am I

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:)
Farrell
 

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papa smurf said:
Friends I value :

There are some really dodgy looking mugs on there.
Does JK Rowling know you're 'friends' with her creation? She'll have the lawyers on you in no time :p
 

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Oh dear ....I think that my wife may have fallen for Gerg !

Binary Star , I have a load of Old skool Hip Hop on vinyl dating back to 87 that you may be interested in .......p.m me with your flavas !
 

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Ha ha Greg never would have guessed you to be the "hairband" kind of guy! V funny

I guess I have to do a proper one since even Dirty Harry Farrell has

As you all know I am 26, living in the Netherlands, have been employed in the automotive world for 11 years. Since the end of 2006, I run my own business, called Nevea , basically providing any automotive service possible varying from consulting to chauffeuring to maintaining and restoring. I work closely together with Stevie and Lowplainsdrifter


I bought my first car when I was 17, it was a bog-standard Opel Ascona (90hp) which soon got converted to Calibra Turbo engine (288 whp) and I kept ever since, original mileage 102.000 km



I like bikes aswell, in feb 2006 I built my best friend Simon this Kawasaki :







This is what I like to try doing best:



Fancy the occasional sideways action, which has got me to build my own driftcar out of an M535i kindly provided by Midnightsun


This is the man who taught me everything I know in a 1948 Cooper-Jap"



I like to travel too, mainly to visit my good friend Martina who lives in Prague:





Ofcourse a large part of my life is connected to M5board, and my gratitude for the fun and friendship from both this board and the German E34M5.de is huge.

 

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Hi there everyone, I'm Paul and 45 yrs young. I am married with 2 boys and 1 girl aged 9 to 13. I used to be a stockbroker, laid off in 2002! Now I manage a poultry breeding farm and own a food importing/distribution business. I still invest in stocks, and luckily have'nt been fully invested lately:M5thumbs:. I am now into cycling, but before that I was into tennis, scuba diving & golf. In the motorsports arena, I used to love motocross when I was a kid. I also used to own a Suzuki SRAD 750. Favorite websites/reading material are cycling websites(cyclingnews.com, pezcycling.com), stock news(cnbc.com) and of course(m5board.com & bimmerforums.com). I currently subscribed to BMW Car and love re-reading every issue! I also devour EVO, European Car, Car and Bimmer too! Me and my wife love travelling and would want to visit London. I havent been there but been to Paris, Florence, Venice etc.

Here is a pic of me in a cycling crit which was held in a car race track. I am no. 321, wearing a light green outfit with the team logo "autotrend".
 

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I started shooting firearms when I was 8 yrs old & has been a life long passion:



This is me:)
Farrell
Looks like I know whom to ask if I want to get into guns! That picture of your skyline is really cool. Now, why on earth did you sell it?
 

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Looks like I know whom to ask if I want to get into guns! That picture of your skyline is really cool. Now, why on earth did you sell it?
He didn't - he has it along with the M5.
 

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The rice rocket is indeed v cool. Took a while for us to get the right torque splitter setting on the Ring though ;)
 

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Discussion Starter #30 (Edited)
Wow...was a bit worried about this thread cause i started it after spending the afternoon in the pub but it sure turned out great !

Great to read all your stories and seeing those great pics. Really enjoy this thread !

Hardly told anything about myself so here goes...

I'm Raymond, 36 years old, living in the east of Holland and single.

Quit my job with bright career prospects quite some time ago. Nowadays they call it burnout and stay at home for 6 months but i just quit and went travelling.

Used to do what everyone seemed to expect of me without really making any choices and without much joy. Nowadays i only do what i like doing. Nobody is depending on me so why not. Not being after status, the latest gadgets and financial security brings great freedom and that's exactly what i need. Always work ****ty temporary jobs and once i've got enough cash to go travelling for a couple of months i'm off.

Always travel on my own and without a plan. Love meeting interesting people and sole backpacking sure is a great way. Every year i spend Xmas on the same Thai island (see pic). That's where i really feel at home, knowing most of the locals and all the regulars is really great. Also...a white sandy beach with a palm tree in the background works wonders while chatting up Swedish chicks ;)

Sadly didn't have the cash to go last Xmas because of spending too much on the M5...reminds me of something Tyler Durden said in Fight Club:

The things you own end up owning you.

Cheers guys
Raymond


Xmas 2006 (me on the left)


My little Honda Wave



My best friends (the barstaff haha)



Love shaking off GT3's at the Nordschleife

 

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Well I guess I should say something about myself in that case.

I am 41, happily married 20 yrs to my gorgeous wife susan (just managed to keep it together thanks to someone on here (you know who you are & I am grateful) after a particularly dodgy period at the back end of l-yr).

Two kids Conor (15) & Shannon (13), I am of Irish descent hence the kids names & my surname which I am quite proud of and would really like to investigate my ancestors as my family has quite an interesting history.

I work in Dentistry (Henri , maybe we could do some business together ?) and have done for the last ten years which I quite enjoy even though its quite a volatile market here in the UK right now.

My interests are obviously E34,s particularly m5,s but I just love e34,s in general, Music, Guitar based rock, anything from Floyd & Zeppelin to later heavier stuff such as Foo Fighters to Trivium & I love going to concerts & jumping in the mosh pit on occassion (yes, even at my age).I also love playing guitar & bass and am proud to say that my son is following in my footsteps (but he is far far better than me).

Thats pretty much it for now, I will try & get some pictures that make me appear a bit more photogenic (IE when I was far far younger & slimmer than I am now) and also some of my wife & kids .

Paul
 

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Hi folks, my name is Richard, I'm 34, married, no kids (yet!). I'm pretty new on this forum so it's great to put some names to faces even if it is in a virtual kind of way.

I am a self confessed adrenalin junkie, I love rock climbing and have climbed for the past 20 years, I also love hillwalking, mountain biking and squash when I can be arsed. I love nature too, and grew up with parents that loved the outdoors so I guess thats where that came from. I think since the last year when my father passed away as a fit guy, it makes you take stock and reflect on what really matters in life. So, more, biking, climbing, and driving (in the M5 and the Integrale - a wee picture below) and meeting new people and enjoying the experiences along the way. Looking forward to meeting some of you guys soon and hopefully I'll make it along to the forthcoming Ring trip :)

Cheers

Rich
 

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Some pics of me and family

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Wintersport in the egglovelove

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Carcleaning with the kids...They are useful soemtimes you know:7::7:


Busy with modelcar hobby:cheers::cheers:. Driving 1/24 cars on wooden circuits using electrical power. If you want to know more, check out my website: http:///www.slotracinglemans.com
Note: Left is me (M5T '95 fjordgrau. Right is midnightsun (M5T '92 gaytonaviolet)

Almost forgot....the M5T
 

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Hi, I'm Kevin, married for nine years to the amazing and beautiful Trudy who is currently the size of a truck being 36 weeks pregnant with our first child :eek:

I'm terrified of fatherhood but will give it my very best. I'm a Paramedic by day and in previous lives was a Project Manager for Engineering and Building Projects and before that a Nuclear Engineer in the Royal Navy.

Trudes and I have lived in London, Bristol, Warsaw and Kiev and are now settled in a wee pad in West Yorkshire. I'm SOOOOO lucky she's a petrolhead and we have a fine collection of vehicles between us.

My passions besides Beemers are Watches, Architecture and History - I'm lucky enough to find some time for all these things at the moment - but our imminent delivery on the 24th of February will no doubt change a lot of this.......

I haven't owned my M5T for long and it still needs some TLC but I've found everyone on this board to be friendly and helpful.

Sharkfan
 

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I'm Chas, just turned 41 but still think I'm 26 (don't we all). I'm the finance director of a shipping company in the subsea oil industry. Married to Lynne with a 3.1/2 year old boy, another on the way in April, two stunning neices, and a dog called Mango.

My main passions in life are Alpinas, beautiful countryside, motorbikes and shooting. However I'm more of a sniper than a Dirty Harry so I won't put up any provocative pics of me with my weapon in hand :eek:oohhh:.

I'm fortunate to have a modest driveway containing 4 of Buchloe's finest which I intend to return to (or keep in) nearly new condition, and a big bike for those days when I fancy even more acceleration. I reside in a gorgeous part of Scotland, downriver from the queen's summer residence, which has a totally undeserved reputation for bad weather and has some extremely interesting and often surprising history.

When I'm not darting about on two or four wheels I value good company, good food and good wine.
 

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Oh an E39 B10 V8....my favourite car and a Bi-Turbo!! Maybe I should move from London and live in Scotland!!
 

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Photos taken in BMW Motherland (obviously)
 

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Melbourne Eh?

OT
This guy is from your town in sunny OZ. He is too funny!:7:

http://www.break.com/index//funny-kid-isnt-sorry-about-huge-party.html
 
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