Zoom Zooma, Who's Got the Key to my Bimmer?  Who am I ????

                                             Hello - My name is Michael.  I am what you might call a Petrol Head, Piston Head, Gear Head, Car Guy, etc. 

                                             All those wonderful things you might call someone with a keen interest in cars.  As often typical of things like this,

                                             I have always been interested in cars, right from an early age.  Back from when Corgi / Matchbox cars were sold

                                             for pennies.

                                             I have also always liked to tinker with things.  I used to replace the stereo in my Mum's cars as a kid.  Or you might

                                             find me in front of the a home stereo component supposedly trying to make it better.  Sadly, I sometimes ended up

                                             with spare screws and nuts when I was done.  Maybe this is why I did not end up as an Engineer.

                                             One of my favorite brand of cars has always been BMW's.  They seem to have this mystique about them.  Well they

                                             used to anyway.  Now they just seem like bloated marvels of gadgetry.  I can't tell if James May would be thrilled or

                                             dissappointed with them. Jeremy at least we know will love the power and Hamster the Bling :)

 

The first BMW I remember seeing was a E21 323i.  To me as a kid, it was the most awesome car in the world.  I used to get ahold of as many BMW brochures as I could.  I would gawk at the pictures of the 635 Csi, the 323i Bauer Convertible, I used to dream of owning one of these cars.

Fast forward many years later, I was able to get back into the car thing and get more into BMWs beyond just dreaming.  I'd like to think I have achieved a modicum of success with this.  Over the years, I have owned a number of these cars.

My first one was a 1995 530i Wagon which was a member of the E34 era of cars or models.

After that I had an E34 540i Wagon.  Over the years, it has been a mixture of E34s, E39s, E38s and a smatter of an E53 (X5) or E36 here and there.  There was even once an E46.

Apart from cars, I of course enjoy driving and taking trips like long road trips.  So, with all these "likes" combined in one slighty crazy package - Me - we had arrived at where we are today.

This is my story of how I am attempting to drive cross country in a 2000 BMW ///M5.

I hope you will join me here, or any of the other wonderful social media places where I will be sharing my experience/s

We ALL matter, ALL of us.  Whatever your race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, and socioeconomic status.  We ALL matter; let's stop the violence!

There are a lot of sad, tragic things happening these days.  Rather than tearing ourselves apart, we should come together, band together and solve the issues together.  Let's not allow a few bad apples to spoil the whole bunch that is US.  It still rings true that we will either stand united or fall divided.

L I V E S

MATTER

ALL

I posted the above back in 2016 when I journeyed across the US.  It is now the summer of 2020.  Back then, there was racial tension, there were a number of tragic things happening.  I truly believed in the message that ALL lives mattered and still matter today. 

 

But, here we are - again - about four years later and it seems like the clock went backwards.  This time however, it seems more focused on Black people.  It is hard for me to just say ALL Lives Matter as I did then as it seems there has been a recurring tragic impact on the Black / African American community - particularly here in the United States.  

 

That said though, I do have to voice out that BLACK LIVES MATTER!  This term is not to say other lives don't matter, or matter less.  At this moment in time, Black lives are at risk, very high risk and so we MUST pay focused attention to this.  For us all to matter, we must ALL matter equally and that equality has not yet been achieved.  

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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