When I was shopping for my car, I found
the Z3 Message Board. I started asking around about many things,
including options, people's opinions about their choices, what
aftermarket upgrades they chose, among other things. That's where
I met Rachel.
During my inquiries, she was one of the
first to chime in with the Z3 Mantra "Get What YOU want"
and also gave a negative recommendation for the local dealership
I was working with. Skeptic that I am, I thanked her for her opinion,
and chose to ignore it. BIG mistake. As far as dealerships
go, this one pretty much sells cars and does nothing else. Just
about everything that other BMW dealerships do without flinching,
you have push them for. I'm still kicking myself for ignoring
her advice. Since those days, we've become good friends.
But anyway, Rachel is very enthusiastic
about her car Esmerelda, aka Emmy. She's organized
two Z3 drives - the Catskills
Best Roads Cruise and the Sleepy
Hollow Best Roads Cruise . She also
organized my favorite Road Trip, ever - The
1999 Shagadelic Convoy to Homecoming
down in Spartanburg, SC. Also, back in December, she arranged
for Daniel's BMW in Allentown, PA to host a Fixit
Day, where we Z3 Drivers could come
and have our cars services, en masse.
Aside from that, on the cruises and the
other events, she's taken various pictures of me at the different
Z3 events, for which I'm extremely grateful. Here are a couple
of them that I've used on my site. (click on the thumbnails for
a better view)
I've had some trouble describing how
I take pictures while driving at the various events, but here
she's captured the essence of it rather succinctly:
In case you were wondering, this is the
picture I was taking (although it's not all that good):
Here's drive-by pic she took of me recently.
Visit Rachel's Site
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