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It's about the machine AND the people (archive)

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Posted by Bob Hildebrand on September 06, 1999 at 20:00:54:

In Reply to: I don't understand posted by Der Flustern Bombe on September 06, 1999 at 15:47:02:

I don't read and contribute to the board just for techno info or tips. I do it because I like the 2002 and identify with those who own them. That's the same reason I'm a BMWCCA member. If it was just about the cars I would just read tech manuals and keep my car to myself. But it's not. Is there any greater feeling of pride than being complimented by a fellow 02'er? It means something because we share an admiration for this particular automobile. In identifying with the members we sometimes share similar views on topics not related to just 2002's. When one member gets spammed we want to hear about it. If another is slighted we want it rectified. I like to think of the other message board readers as my friends. I attach personalities and faces to each of you. It will be great to actually meet some of you face to face someday at club outings or Fests.I feel sorry for readers of other message boards who dwell only on the car and leave out the human componant(not to mention having to deal with clearly inferior automobiles with frightening Lucas electrical systems). Again I wish to thank all board readers for the help and comments posted (yes, even the criticisms)regarding the inumerable topics that help me not only keep my 02 on the road but provide me with enthusiasm for owning the best car on the road. Drive in the best of health and see you (on-line)all next weekend!

Bob Hildebrand
72 2002i

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