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      03-25-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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Smile New member introduction ...

Thought Iíd introduce myself as I settle in here at M3Post and adjust to life in the States again. After living near London for the past 5 years, my family and I recently moved back to Arizona (where we left in 2009). We loved living in England and had hoped to continue living abroad. Unfortunately, job changes required a near-term return to the US (3-5 years). Upside is ... an empty garage and chance to start fresh with a new fleet of cars.

In my 30 years of driving Iíve owned close to 40 vehicles (including those purchased with the wife) along with several motorcycles.

In addition to picking up a new Volcano Red 2014 Audi SQ5 in early March, Iíve just bought a 2012 E93 M3 ... for when the weather here permits top-down motoring. I searched for weeks, nationwide, looking for a 2012 or 2013 Mineral White or Silverstone with Fox, or perhaps Space Grey with Fox Ö or any of the three with Black/Fox combo. And I came this >ó< close to buying a new (left over) Dakar Yellow with literally every option available, including a gorgeous reverse stitch Individual interior. Ultimately, I settled on color ó ubiquitous Alpine White over Black ó in exchange for a pristine low mileage CPO example. In fact, Iíve never seen a used car this perfect, with ZERO signs of use/wear. Plus Ö I figure I can always wrap it if I want a different color.

Next week will see KW V3s and Vanguard Ti exhaust. I also have a set of Satin Bronze HREs on order. Iíll do a few cosmetic/aesthetic changes over the coming weeks as well ó OE Euro-spec front, upgraded LEDs, front lip, blacked out kidneys, etc. Iím also looking into custom upholstery options to liven the interior up a bit. Maybe tartan inserts or something unique like that. After that Iíll move on to my next project, either a(nother) Tacoma D-cab 4x4 or Rubicon build.

Iím a freelance travel/editorial photographer and "stay at home dad." A small (constantly updated) portfolio of my public photos can be seen here: robotography.com

A sampling of recent cars to get things started Ö

Quick ďdelivery dayĒ snaps. Once mods are done Iíll take it out for a proper photo shoot.

E93 M3 by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


E93 M3 by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


E93 M3 by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


E93 M3 by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr

My wife and kids taking delivery of our SQ5. Canít wait to take this up to Sedona for a photo shoot against the red rocks.

SQ5 Delivery ... by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


Nice rear ends ... by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


And here are some of my rides over the past 10 years Ö

2005 Estoril Blue Individual E46 M3 convertible. Bone stock with 100k miles.

Weekend toy ... by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr





2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman

Cooper S Clubman ... by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr

View from the right seat.

Self portrait ... in action by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr

Our 2009 320d Touring M Sport

The Ultimate [Practical] Driving Machine by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


Grocery Getter by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr

2004 Carbon Black / Cinnamon E46 M3 Coupe

8000 RPM ... by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


Motorrad by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


2004 Carbon Black/Cinnamon M3 coupe by pixelrobber, on Flickr


2004 Carbon Black/Cinnamon M3 coupe by pixelrobber, on Flickr

2001 Nogaro Blue / Silver S4 Avant (one of my favourite cars ever)

MADWAGN by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


MADWAGN by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


In 'the zone' by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr

2007 Tacoma Doublecab 4x4 TRD Offroad (lifted, touchscreen nav)

Who says the desert lacks color? [HDR] by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr


Greasy Spoon (Sedona) by pixelrobber, on Flickr


Entering Hyperspace by Rob Overcash Photography, on Flickr
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      03-25-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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Very nice man! I have to admit, that green grass really caught my eye! Beautiful photos.
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      03-25-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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Welcome back to the states! And thanks for sharing the photos, great collection of cars, great looking family and I really love the color on that SQ5...

Coming back to Arizona will be a little drier and a little warmer than London, especially with all the recent storms hitting the UK! We were in London over the Christmas break and the wind storms came one after another...
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      03-25-2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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for when the weather here permits top-down motoring.
This phrase gets me every time.

+1 for posting wife and kids pics. And for having a CB/Cinn e46
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      03-25-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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This phrase gets me every time.

+1 for posting wife and kids pics. And for having a CB/Cinn e46
That phrase is interchangeable with "for topless motorboating"

As for the family, paid stand-ins for sure. carbon fiber on cinnabon is the best color combo for that E46.
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      03-25-2014, 02:50 PM   #6
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nice shots =)
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      03-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #7
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Welcome to the AW E93 M3 Club! Very nice ride!
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      03-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #8
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That phrase is interchangeable with "for topless motorboating"

As for the family, paid stand-ins for sure. carbon biber on cinnabon is the best color combo for that E46.
Fixed.

Welcome back to the States (and the club) OP.
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      03-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #9
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This phrase gets me every time.

+1 for posting wife and kids pics. And for having a CB/Cinn e46
Nice thing is ... That weather lasts a good 6 months of the year in AZ. He'll, I drove my E46 M3 this past summer from July until Sept and never had the top up once. If I can drive a 'vert in the UK top down ... I can certainly enjoy one in Arizona!
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      03-25-2014, 05:58 PM   #10
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That phrase is interchangeable with "for topless motorboating"
Nothing wrong with that either!

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As for the family, paid stand-ins for sure. carbon fiber on cinnabon is the best color combo for that E46.
I liked it better when it read "carbon biber on cinnabon".
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      03-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #11
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Welcome back. What part of AZ are you at? My folks live in Scottsdale and sister in Mesa (i'm from AZ now living near San Jose, CA). I'm always in town during Thanksgiving week hoping to make it out to the C&C @ Gainey Ranch next time I'm in town.
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      03-25-2014, 09:02 PM   #12
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      03-25-2014, 11:36 PM   #13
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Welcome!, but why u get so many car with the steering wheel on the wrong side?
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      03-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #14
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Lookin good, welcome.
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      03-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #15
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      04-12-2014, 03:04 PM   #17
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Akra installed, KW V3s mounted and a sneak peek of what's to come this week. Will do a proper photoshoot when the wheels are on.



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Very Nice, and welcome back from good old England. Nice to see a fellow Phoenician.
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