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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
Sigh.......

The sooner that guy fades into obscurity, the better ..... :(
 

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Geoff from austin, texas.

Former 16mm film maker/focus puller then in LNG business, real estate for the last 18 years, married with two boys, 6 and 3.

Bought a silver euro spec 530iT about 5 years ago...improved to look like an M5 and was debating an Alusil swap and 6 speed when the silver elekta reappeared after 3 years of dying for it. Spent 8.5 months in the process and took possession in california last september...drove home in 3 days SF to Indio in day one, Cali border to El Paso day two, El Paso to Austin day three.

Made a recent south texas run for quail season last weekend. Love this M5T business, and would like to have another.

Am 46 in april, and I now restore old houses for spec and I've never been happier. Parts chase in the M5T, get material in the 57 chevy

my house which was my first restoration with the 57


before

after
 

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greetings !

my name is Brad. I am married with 2 adult sons, and just celebrated my 52nd birthday. My oldest son is an IT specialist and his younger brother is a BMW tech at the local dealership (can you say - employee pricing for parts ? :applause:)

I am an aircraft jet engine field rep, providing customer technical support on USAF KC135 tankers. Having owned and driven everything under the sun to include american muscle cars, 4x4's, asian, british and other german makes - became devoted to BMW's seven years ago, when I purchased my 635CSi. I still have that car along with a 1992 735i and a 1991 M5.

Loving life and living the dream in the heartland of America, in a place called Kansas.

The picture includes me on the left, my wife Carole in the center and the man himself - Gustav - on the right. The occasion was Gustav's America Tour last summer.


 

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Noob to thread and plan to stay!

Howdy folks, I'm Rob (50) from Safety Harbor, Florida, (presently sunny and 65F).

I retired from the US Coast Guard back in 2000, I spent 24 years as a C-130 Flight Engineer and Maintenance Technicial. I now have to work for a living as an instructor for C-130 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers. Many of our customers hail from the Air Forces of The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Spain, New Zealand but no Aussie's!

My wife Darlene of 27 years passed away last January after a short bout with cancer. I have an adult son and daughter, my daughter is following in dad's foot steps and joins the Coast Guard on Feb 12.

This is my second BMW, first being an 03 745i Sport. Great car but I wanted the M5 for the times when I feel like driving hard. Also satisfies my mechanical fix it jones, always preferred to maintain and repair my own vehicles. Look forward to keeping the M5 in prime mechanical and cosmetic condition.

Main Hobby is golf (10 handicap) play 3-4 times a month. Other than that it's trying to keep up the house and cars. Major hockey and Football fan (European, not American) which makes me an odd duck when it comes to sports. Thank you Fox Soccer Channel!

Happy Motoring and hello to all, Rob
 

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I'm Alan,

I'm 35 and have lived in south east London all my life.
I work as an office equipment / I.T engineer in central London.

I have been mad about cars my whole life, fuelled by my father who
as a sales rep travelled the entire country at over and above the national
speed limit:wroom:

I always wanted a BMW, and fell in love as a teenager with the marque.
I got my first E28 in 1992 aged 20.
It was an Arctic blue 528i Manual with M-tec & LSD.
The rest is history....I progressed through E34's to the M5.

I have a habit of being given cars throughout my life,
latest project being a citrine yellow Mondeo SI complete with ADAPTIVE DAMPING ! ! ! hiha
Which of course is BROKEN ! ouich

I am a keen biker, a Mini enthusiast & competitive behind the wheel of
anything with an engine.
I have a 1976 Mk3 Mini Clubman, and also pictured is my best friends'
1425 street racer...130bhp at the wheels, lsd, straight cut etc etc.
1/4m in 15.2sec:checkeredflag:

A few years ago Autocar magazine with Jonathan Palmer ran the "HOW FAST?"
events.
I attended in the M5, the idea was to benchmark all classes of car around
Bedford autodrome 3.6mile GT circuit.
Out of 100 cars I put the E34 10th over all on the day, being fastest placed
4-door saloon :deal:
The results appeared in Autocar magazine 12th September 2001.

I have trained in kickboxing for 6 years, run about 12 miles a week and will
be seen out in all weathers washing / polishing Farrells I mean my M5.

I got to the Nurburgring last year & hope to go again this year.
I travel to many rounds of the Moto GP championship including last year
Holland, Portugal, UK & France.

I suppose my dream come true would be to meet a sexy petrolhead girlfriend
who didn't cost as much as an M5 to run.

Thats me !
:byebye:
 

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Hi everyone,

I am Phill, a 26 year old car nut. I have been married to the wonderful Tona for the last year and a half, and we have been together for nearly 9 years.
(This is despite the fact I spent our first anniversary, on the inside of the Esses at Le Mans, getting cold and damp)

We have two kittens, who, annoyingly, are way too cute to stay mad at.

I have a family member working for the local stealer, (I have used them a couple of times before, and can attest to that), so, the same as Brad, cheap (?) parts. Rear EDC shock at cost price, along with all the fittings. While I work at a commercial vehicle workshop, so, which means I use the local specialist to get the M5 sorted. (Anyone who has worked in this sort of place knows what I mean, your vehicle NEVER gets in)

My only real hobbies are driving, and messing about with computers. Oh, and motorsport of almost any kind. I LOVE YOU MOTORS TV!!!lovelove

ASBO said:
...spend most of my waking hours thinking about or being around cars. Sometimes the ladyfriend gets a look in too


Other hobby's include spending rather too long on the Xbox, and err, cars I guess!
I spend too long chatting with mates on the PC and gaming on the PC, but, I know how it is!!:grinyes:

My LE needs some work, but the service is soon, and that should help point me in the right direction!

Phill
 

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There are already enough pictures of me and the cars and I already added a small written profile, but not some pictures so here they are.



Me on a hiking trip in the Tirolian Alps.



Another picture of a sport that I like to do.



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



My wife with Thomas, out youngest.



Both our sons, Wouter and Thomas in the Austrian Alps.
 

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I am George (...), 37 as of yesterday. I'm a radiologist.
My motor background is mostly Porsches, having owned quite a few, some of which rather rare.
The M5 is my wife's daily driver, and likely the last BMW we'll ever own. It is a pinnacle of sorts, being the last hand-assembled BMW, the first super grocery-getter of them all. The best part is, MC (my wife, whom some of you know) is the real good driver of us two.
I ride bicycles. A lot.
Here I am with the most important subject of my life. Vincent
 

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Great thread!
I'm Mike, 37, married with 3 kids. I'm an optometrist by day, a bmw club driving school instructor when i can get a free weekend, enjoy my free time with the family and tinkering around the house/garage/cars. Grew up as an american muscle car guy, had an encounter with a sinister black bmw sedan circa 1988 (just after high school graduation) while in my pontiac gto, was quite impressed.
Later, in college, i worked at an auto detail shop, we prepped the new bmws for the local dealer. Being the clean cut college student who spoke english, i was entrusted with the nicer cars. One day, summer of 90 or so, a very mean sounding e34 pulls up, with what looks like whitewalls, but turns out to be funky, brake dusted alloys, and i remembered that //M5 badge. Wanted one ever since, went thru all of the mods on an e39 first before finally getting my e34 to join it in the garage.
Attatched a pic of myself and the boys at last summer's monterey historics, and another of my younger son with the e34, on the day we brought it home.

:cheers:
 

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Excellent thread!!!
Anyway, My name is Sakari and I am an A......anesthesiologist. Born Finnish, studied in Sweden and currently living and working in Norway. Living in sin with a Norwegian woman, Marianne and we have one son, Sigurd(just turned 1,5 years).
Car nutter since early age, one of my first words was car(and tractor,go figure).
Major hobbies are cars, cars, cars(spell B-M-W), I currently own a -69 BMW 2002, -93 M5 touring and -99 530d. Also like alpine skiing and pool.

cherrsagai
Sakke
 

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Suppose I should chime in too....been lurking on here for a long time, don't post as much as I should, but read near enough every day.:grinyes:

I'm a 30 year old materials engineer of Cornish decent who has lived the last 8 years in Switzerland, a country whos roads and mountains I love dearly. I currently live with my beautiful Spanish girlfriend Laura who besides being an architect is very patient with my fascination of cars and driving, i.e. 3300km road trip in our very loud elise patient lovelove.

I work here in Switzerland for Alstom, a French industrial giant (TGV's, Power stations etc). Over the past 8 years I have worked in laser machining, diffusion brazing, superalloy development. More recently I managed the build/setup of a new materials testing laboratory in China.

My hobbies and interests are any rare and unusual cars (think brown maserati bi-turbos with brown velour interior unusual). I have owned all sorts, from white Manta GTE saloons to Porsche 928's. Not in love with any marque but have had a few BMW's and my M5 longer than anything else which says something. Dream car would be an e31 B12 5.7 Coupe or something equally as stupid. Garage is currently a '95 model M5,a Lotus Elise and a half restored MGB GT.

Outside my love of cars my hobbies include wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, travelling and getting out of trouble with my missus.

Love this board, and it's great to see faces behind names.
Great thread!!! :goldcup:

Passmore
 

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Hi, I'm Dan, I'm 38 living in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire which is about 20 miles NW of central London. I live with my beautiful girlfriend Julia, we have no pets or children yet.

I've been totally obsessed with anything that has wheels for as long as I can remember, although I didn't learn to drive until I was 32!
Before then I was mad about motorcycles and used one as my only transport from my 16th birthday. After 16 winters I finally decided enough was enough and bought a wreck of a '73 mini clubman and started my first car project. Its still not finished :hihi:

I spend my days and a few nights providing anaesthetic support services at a local hospital which is certainly interesting and varied if a little time consuming.

My M5 came into my care in November 2006 and has been a joy to own. I think I've been very lucky and got a good car, it makes me smile every time I drive it. I have to thank everyone on the board for all the great advice you have given me, I can't see me ever selling it.

This is my awesome car and a picture of me after a 20 mile mountain bike ride across Exmoor, lots of beer/vodka/absinthe and a night in a tent.
 

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Australian Dentist in Bonn.Germany .
E28 & E34 M5`s , Triumph T160 , Rickman CR K900 &
Bellanca Turbo Viking . My Serious interest are Flying & Sailing : Farrier Trimarans & a Grand Solail 45`monohull. ( The boats belong to friends)
 

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Hi im Tom im 27 and i work in the city (london) as an IT tech currently on a 7 week contract at SKY TV. i live in Old Knebworth Hertfordshire.

no kids and split up with the bird just before xmas landed ;)

im a massive arsenal fan and love goin out and gettin on it!!
 

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Hi, nice to meet all of you and to read all your nice stories.
I'm Erik, 32 years old and living in the northern part of Holland. I'm working as a Design Engineer at a forklift truck manufacturer.
I'm a huge car-fanatic, and own a '93 M5T since december of last year. This has been my dreamcar for a long time, and I'm very happy that now I really own one. Besides the M5 I have a classic '72 Alfa Giulia with 2.0l engine. Lovely car too. Only driving it in summertime, to keep the delicate Italian metal in perfect condition. Owned various BMW's like E30 td, E28 td, E34 tds, E36 in the past.
Other hobbies are traveling with my lovely Suzanna, squashing and playing guitar (I used to play in a blues-band, unfortunately we quit last year).
Attached some pictures of the most important items in my life.

Cheers, Erik
 

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Hi im Tom im 27 and i work in the city (london) as an IT tech currently on a 7 week contract at SKY TV. i live in Old Knebworth Hertfordshire.

no kids and split up with the bird just before xmas landed ;)

im a massive arsenal fan and love goin out and gettin on it!!
Shame,

she was a cracker too mate !
 

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Good thread Ray.
Hello I'm Phil, 34 fast approching 35, been married for 6 years to Daniela and we have a 14 month old 'devil in the making' - Luca:blink:, and along with our dog, Bruno makes up my family. I work in technical sales - render, roughcast and walling systems.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and sleeping. I have been interested in motorsport most of my life and managed to do a year of karting when I was at college, although as you'll see, I am / was, not exactly the ideal weight for that particular activity, although could hold my own with a current btcc front runner....
I have been a fan of the e34 M5 since I saw the first spy pic in autocar in 1987 / 88 ?? - black with turbines as I remember.
Unfortunately I have not driven my car for over 8 months (well, other than a couple of unoffical laps of the queens park in edinburgh:nono:) but I'm hopeful that I can get some air in its lungs in the spring regardless of whether I get the edc sorted or not !
Cheers.
 

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Finally home so I have access to my pictures ...

I'm Stephen, 36 years old, born and live just outside Glasgow in Scotland, on the banks of the River Clyde, where they used to build all the ships! Single at the moment though I've a date tonight! I work as a Management Consultant expert in Information Security across all industry and government sectors. Always been into cars, but got properly into them when I bought a Honda Integra Type R and I've turned it into a bit of a track monster. Bought the M5 as my "comfortable", "economic" :hihi: runaround for when I was working away from home a lot, meant I could have a car in each city.

I spend Monday->Friday away from home a lot (Aldgate in London currently), which gets on my nerves as my other big love is making music (electronic stuff) and I have quite a few old Roland synthesizers and drum machines .... this also means I've got a kick-*** sound system and my house is famous for my parties! I'm also a bit of a social animal, but that's just because I'm single - I love getting out in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of Scotland when I can and I go up Glencoe on my snowboard (it's only 90 minutes drive from home, and the drive up is as good as the boarding).

Considering a move to Luxemburg - I love the city, I have good friends there and it's only 90 minutes from the Nurburgring and Spa ... we'll see .... not sure what to do now the Global economy has started becoming unstable, it would be a silly time to leave the good job I have.
 

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Hi im Tom im 27 and i work in the city (london) as an IT tech currently on a 7 week contract at SKY TV.
Tom, you in 123 Buckingham Palace Road Sky office? If so, then my company (PA Consulting) is above you - I spend a lot of time in there - we could meet for a coffee ;)
 
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