Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Dewi Sant, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Hi folks, apologies for not being around here for a while - it must be a while, the forum name has changed! The last few months have been something of a mixed bag and I've just not had any time to devote to photo taking. After the summer road trips I had a couple of months of ill health which meant I couldn't walk too far, then I spent a while helping my lad do a few things around his house - he bought the place 3 years and only just got around to doing somethnig with it.

    I've also been hunting for another car - some of you may recall I had the red Mazda MX5 (Miata for our American cousins). Well that's gone after a wee debacle with Mazda over a faulty powered roof. There was still a month's warranty left on it but they refused to repair it leaving me with a potential bill of about £1400, so I got rid via one of those "We buy your Car" websites. They gave me a surprisingly good offer for it - more than I was offered in part exchange. Anyway, I now have an older car - a 2006 BMW Z4, I like my soft tops. It was a bit older than I ideally wanted but I couldn't resist this one, it's got just 19.5k miles on it at 8 years old and is in quite a rare colour!

    I'm hoping to get out taking photos again soon and hopefully start taking a more active role on the forum again.

    The new girl:

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    welcome back, Dewi. That Z4 is freaking HOT!
  3. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    i likadacolor!
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Very nice. I always liked the looks of the Z4.
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Oh that looks like fun.
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I forgot to mention that the rest of both photos look great, too. Well staged....the clouds in the first are great, and I love the colors and the steeple in the second.

    Still, I want a racing harness and to test the rollbars by getting sideways on a racetrack!
  7. Yikes, I could have that as a midlife crisis car!! Gorgeous (oh wait... midlife was many years ago.. damn.) Excellent shots, showing a really lovely car!
  8. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Thanks folks - glad you like the new girl. She fits in the garage well too. As a plus the weather here in Lancashire has been quite nice of late so we've managed to get out for some airy top down runs. Today I picked up a mate who's just had an op on his hand so can't drive and we took off for the Lower Barn Cafe at Rivington. Apple pie and a cup of strong tea - lovely it was :smile:
  9. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Boo hoo.....I hate you!

    I had a couple of Z4's. A grey low miler Mk1 and a bright red/cream leather tin folding top which I had to give up to transport any two of 7 grand children around now and again. I still wake up sobbing for my loss.

    Enjoy, enjoy ....enjoy.
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Good to see you back! And I agree, soft tops are fantastic... if you avoid parking places under trees. ;-)
    Weather looks good in England for this time of the year.
    We had a fantastic convertible-summer here.
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