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Steve
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am

Happy 30th Birthday to my E30 and to celebrate I've written a little article about my ownership of this car.

https://www.e30zone.net/a-love-affair-t ... years-ago/

Enjoy :thumb:
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:37 pm

awesome post Steve
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:05 pm

Thanks. I'm glad you like it :thumb:

I'm might have to enjoy a beer or two on it's behalf after work tonight. winkeye :beer: :D
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:20 pm

If its your e30 s birthday shouldn't you give it a bath lol
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 am

:D

It probably needs it after all this wind and rain.
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm

not sure whether to wave a flag , laugh or cry ...... my 12 yrs of e30 ownership has been emotional !
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm

We’ve all been there Mick :D
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:04 pm

What an attitude mate :cool: :cool: :cool:
I would be very proud of that car Steve, if had to buy another (her indoors says no) then that is what I would aspire to.
The zone I think speaks for itself but no harm in saying its the best forum I have had the privledge to become a part of. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:38 pm

Thanks mate, my wife would say no to more E30s as well, but I would love to build another, but saying that, this one isn’t finished yet. winkeye

When are you going to finish your E30 story? :D
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:49 am

What a nicely written tribute. I’m sure that message would resonate with a lot of us, just how much these cars mean to us. Those words non-car people say always tears me up “it’s only a car.”

I can wait to wish my Rory a happy 30th birthday!
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:04 pm

magpie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm
not sure whether to wave a flag , laugh or cry ...... my 12 yrs of e30 ownership has been emotional !
Steve wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
We’ve all been there Mick :D
Oh yes we've all been there :mad: My first one turns 35 in a few weeks and I've had it for a good 30 of those. Just could never bring myself to let it go. I am hoping to have it back on the road before it turns 40 but there's a few things to do before then :roll:

Good write-up Steve :thumb:
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flybynite wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:04 pm
magpie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm
not sure whether to wave a flag , laugh or cry ...... my 12 yrs of e30 ownership has been emotional !
Oh yes we've all been there :mad: My first one turns 35 in a few weeks and I've had it for a good 30 of those. Just could never bring myself to let it go. I am hoping to have it back on the road before it turns 40 but there's a few things to do before then :roll:

you've done well to avoid the zone till 2017 :snigger:
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:24 pm

magpie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm
you've done well to avoid the zone till 2017 :snigger:
:D It was parked on blocks in a barn with mothballs a good 5 years before the Zone came about. Poor thing didn't get much thought or attention for a couple of decades compared to the machinery that replaced it starting with an E36 Evo and so it went on but the E30 is one of the few I kept.

Couple of years ago I pulled the covers off it and started getting those thoughts again :twisted:

I may be mad but its quite nice to know I'm in good company :thumb:
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:11 pm

flybynite wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:24 pm
magpie wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:29 pm
you've done well to avoid the zone till 2017 :snigger:

I may be mad but its quite nice to know I'm in good company :thumb:
winkeye winkeye winkeye winkeye

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Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 pm

JackCornick wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:49 am
What a nicely written tribute. I’m sure that message would resonate with a lot of us, just how much these cars mean to us. Those words non-car people say always tears me up “it’s only a car.”

I can wait to wish my Rory a happy 30th birthday!
Thank for the kind words, :thumb:
flybynite wrote: I may be mad but its quite nice to know I'm in good company :thumb:
You sure are :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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