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      03-06-2009, 06:03 AM   #1
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SUNDAY 26TH APRIL - VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED!!!!

Hi guys - im a regular on the UK E90Post forum but new to here. Ive recently purchased an E92 M3 in White with Black leather and i am absolutely loving it. Ive had the pleasure of owning two E46 M3's (Manual and SMGII), two E46 M3 CSL's and an E92 335i over the past few years - and the E92 M3 is without doubt the best of the bunch to date. Ive just recently got out of a Porsche 997 C2S and apart from maybe the kudos of the 997 the M3 is in a different league in my opinion. Every time i drive the M3 it just seems to get better and better and that V8 growl is simply infectious. It has also proven how ineffective test drives are too - i test drove at least 2 different E92 M3's a while ago and on that basis bought the 997 C2S as i didnt think the M3 was that great at the time. When i sold the 997 i thought i would give the M3 one more try. I had to have it in White and i wanted it fully loaded but i struggled to find one. I'd almost given up when this one rose to the surface so i snapped it up without really test driving it!! I was a little nervous that i'd made a mistake but on the drive home alone i gave it some stick and it just came alive!!! I knew there and then it really was as special as everyone had claimed. Im genuinely in love with a car again. The 997 was a great car and that rear wheel grip was truly awsome. It also looked amazing as i had the 997 GT3 kit fitted including GT3 alloys and exhaust. But i always felt it lacked something and felt a little dated somehow. I also have a 20 month old baby daughter and it simply wasnt practical enough to accomodate a family. The M3 on the other hand simply ticks every box and then some. I was always slightly disappointed with the 997's performance in the same way my 07 plate R32 was equally disappointing - far too heavy and needing another 50bhp. But the M3 really does feel quicker. High speed cornering doesnt feel quite as planted and sure footed as the 997 but its still very competent. Im certainly looking forward to my first track day and especially my next Ring trip!!! I also cant wait to start modifying!!!!!

Anyway - to the topic of the post!! Ive been chatting with my very good friend and fellow M3 owner Booforty (Paulie) and i know he has a post about trying to arrange a get together. I am unable to make both the UK7 and the proposed meet on the 15th as i am away snowboarding til the 16th - but i would genuinely like to try and see if we can arrange another M3 meet sometime after these dates. Im open to suggestions as to where and when - which i appreciate is often the hardest thing to pin down!! I will leave the thread open to suggestions - and then when im back in UK on the 16th i will kick start the idea again and try and firm up a date.

In the meantime - have a great meet at UK7 and on the 15th!!

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      03-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Are the 2 cars very different on a day to day city driving? Do you get more unwanted attention with the 997? Presumably the running cost of the M would be better. I like the wheels on your M.
BTW where do you intend to have the meet?
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      03-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi Stevie! Great write-up

Glad you are loving the M3! Wow, I'm surprised you like it more than your CSL's - really?

I'm free the weekend of 25th/26th April, does that work for you?

Other than that we're talking mid-May for me...
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      03-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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I'm keen. Mine is in for warranty work in 10 days time so hopefully will be looking good as new and maybe with the new software
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      03-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #5
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BTW where do you intend to have the meet?
Steve is near Chigwell, Essex and I'm near Cobham in Surrey. Speedtrap will be up for this and he's near Barnet, so I expect it will be somewhere on the outskirts of London!

The last M3 meet was held at Westerham in Kent (J5 M25)
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      03-06-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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I can make most weekends, as I don't tend to plan too far ahead, like to keep my options open . Anywhere around London is fine for me. I live out on the west side of London near Beaconsfield. Just let me know when and where
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      03-06-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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Glad to hear your enjoying the new car mate

I'm up for a meet, but work is pretty mega and I have a young family, so my wife is pretty tricky to let me off out at weekends... so i'll have to plan well ahead. Currently I'll be in South Africa 20th-25th April, so those weekends are out... otherwise pretty free at the mo.

Enjoy boarding and look forward to catching up soon...

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      03-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #8
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hi,
Count me in. I should be able to make the 25/26, live in east london, not too far from steve. Wanstead E11...
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      03-06-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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25/26th April works well for me Keep me informed Any suggestions on locations? Ace Cafe? Ikea car park? photoshoot?
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      03-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #10
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Glad to hear your enjoying the new car mate

I'm up for a meet, but work is pretty mega and I have a young family, so my wife is pretty tricky to let me off out at weekends... so i'll have to plan well ahead. Currently I'll be in South Africa 20th-25th April, so those weekends are out... otherwise pretty free at the mo.

Enjoy boarding and look forward to catching up soon...

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      03-08-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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I'm up for this meet too; however due to university commitments (10 flipping exams in 2 months), I dont think I cam nake it until at least mid may.

I'm also in gansta East london...lol
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      03-08-2009, 03:52 PM   #12
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I am doing my Ph.d, have to travel 15 countries in the next 4 weeks, arrange my sons christening, sort out my mates debt collecting agency, and meet my close friend who is coming out from jail, and I still can make this...
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Fair enough! I thought I was gonna be busy!!

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25th / 26th is good for me...at any location.
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      03-09-2009, 04:49 AM   #15
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I am doing my Ph.d, have to travel 15 countries in the next 4 weeks, arrange my sons christening, sort out my mates debt collecting agency, and meet my close friend who is coming out from jail, and I still can make this...
No wonder the amp and speakers aren't in yet mate!
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I am doing my Ph.d, have to travel 15 countries in the next 4 weeks, arrange my sons christening, sort out my mates debt collecting agency, and meet my close friend who is coming out from jail, and I still can make this...
At least you've got your priorities right!
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I've just had email confirmation of my Sth Africa trip, 18th-25th April... so I definatly can't make this weekend... boollax !
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I've just had email confirmation of my Sth Africa trip, 18th-25th April... so I definatly can't make this weekend... boollax !
We need you Paul - still owe you some dosh, and we definitely need to meet We can work around you and Paul - the two Pauls....
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We need you Paul - still owe you some dosh, and we definitely need to meet We can work around you and Paul - the two Pauls....
The trip to SA has gone down like a lead balloon at home (already been on two other 'work' trips this year, Vegas & Amsterdam!)... so I'm already in the dog house.

However apart from those weekends, it's looking pretty clear elsewhere...
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Hi chaps - im now back in UK from my awsome snowboarding trip - snow was unbelievable, never boarded in powder like it, even my Canada trips pale into insignificance to the snow in Europe right now!!!
Anyway - looks like that 25th/26th April is most favoured (sorry Paul/Biscuits) - if we can all confirm that will be the date then i will work on a venue for the meet. Be good if we can get a mini photo shoot sorted at the same time.
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If it's the 26th April, I'll be there... Just bought Mrs B a kahoona eternity ring, so back in the black bownie point wise... So feck it, I'm going out on the Sunday!
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