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      07-23-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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Moving to Dallas!

My wife and I are relocating next month from Nashville. She's from Houston and I'm from Charleston so it'll be a much bigger change for me.

I'll be working uptown but I don't have a house yet.

I'm looking in the Preston Hollow area and east of town. I don't want a long commute and want to rent for 2 years before buying. If anyone has a house to rent or knows of one let me know. Just need 3BR, a garage of course and a fenced in yard for Fido.

What dealer should I use in the area?
Any good get togethers?

I'll be down for track days by October once i'm settled in. I have one last race at VIR in a few weeks before I say by to the east coast
I'll miss Road ATL, VIR and Barber but I hear Texas isn't so bad....we'll see

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Welcome! We'll have to get a photoshoot of our twins!

Check out www.thedriversedge.net or look in the sticky thread. Motorsport Ranch in Cresson is 30 minutes south of Ft Worth.

I be at MSR 28/29 Sep. You can stop by if you're in town...I can give you a ride on the track.
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Preston Hollow is really nice.

I like BMW of Dallas, it will be close by Preston Hollow. Only used them once or twice, but they did OK by me.
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Go to Classic BMW for service, much better IMO.
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Lots of good info in this thread (by another member who moved to Dallas in May): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682212

Check out DFW AutoClub a local multi-brand site. There's lots of info about events, drives, and track days.

Dealers are variable. Autoscope (3 locations) is great for an independent shop.
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Welcome!

You might be interested in this:

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/B3E27B82-9CD8-4DC7-504D78429C5C5C8D
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Thanks everyone!

I'll check out that other thread, thanks for the tip.

J - i might sign up for that MSR event although it looks almost full. I'm looking at it now
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I'll check out that other thread, thanks for the tip.

J - i might sign up for that MSR event although it looks almost full. I'm looking at it now
Need to sign up fast! I think they'll check you out in Green first and then they can move you up during the weekend. That will be a popular event, the 3.1 is super fun! How odd, 66% of all MCB E90s in the US will be at the same track!

I like TDE because its one organization that goes to many tracks...so you're not starting over at each track.
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Need to sign up fast! I think they'll check you out in Green first and then they can move you up during the weekend. That will be a popular event, the 3.1 is super fun! How odd, 66% of all MCB E90s in the US will be at the same track!

I like TDE because its one organization that goes to many tracks...so you're not starting over at each track.
All signed up! Thanks for the pointer. Where is the other MCB e90?
I'll be bringing chairs, a tent and tons of crap if you want to paddock together.
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I'll be bringing chairs, a tent and tons of crap if you want to paddock together.
Paddock together? Is that sexual or something?

I'd just bring a chair or two. A group of us has everything else taken of - tent, drinks, shade, tools, jacks, etc.

If you wanna stay over night, there's a hotel that's RIGHT across the street, Best Western Cresson. I'd call not to make a reservation and ask for the Driver's Edge rate. Its like $70 per night.

I think Golfrrr said there was a 3rd and he posted in your thread about picking up your car.
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Paddock together? Is that sexual or something?

I'd just bring a chair or two. A group of us has everything else taken of - tent, drinks, shade, tools, jacks, etc.

If you wanna stay over night, there's a hotel that's RIGHT across the street, Best Western Cresson. I'd call not to make a reservation and ask for the Driver's Edge rate. Its like $70 per night.

I think Golfrrr said there was a 3rd and he posted in your thread about picking up your car.
Cool, i'll just bring a cooler and chair then. Yeah maybe i'll stay over on Saturday night to save myself some time and miles.
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Cool, i'll just bring a cooler and chair then. Yeah maybe i'll stay over on Saturday night to save myself some time and miles.
We've got coolers filled up already. Just the chair.
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We've got coolers filled up already. Just the chair.
SWEET! I'm booked at the hotel as well. I'm liking Texas already and I'm not even there yet.
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SWEET! I'm booked at the hotel as well. I'm liking Texas already and I'm not even there yet.
I guess I'll have to bring my E90 out!
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Lots of good info in this thread (by another member who moved to Dallas in May): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682212

Check out DFW AutoClub a local multi-brand site. There's lots of info about events, drives, and track days.

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Thanks Calintexas!

That was me who moved here in May; I also work in the uptown area and live fairly close to there. I know I've only been in Dallas for a few months now but so far I am liking it quite a lot.

Everything I have gathered from Calintexas and the guys over at DFWAC has been great advice! I would definitely give their recommendations a shot as they all offer great advice.

Best of luck with your move! We'll see you around.
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You here yet?
Yeah man. Been here for about a month now.
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How are you liking it?
Been great so far. The roads suck though so I've been driving my FJ a lot. It's been rough getting used this traffic as well but i hear Austin is worse. We live close to my office in uptown hence the bad roads. Nashville was heaven in comparison.
I'm looking forward to buying a house next year so I can build out my garage again and get me a 911 to work on.
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I'm not sure, the traffic in Austin on I35 is bad but you can take TX130 and its awesome! Speed limit is 80mph and very little police presence. I might be cruising at 100mph from time to time. It is a toll road though but at least its a fast toll road. Unlike the PA Turnpike for example.

Still going to MSR Cresson at the end of the month?
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