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79sunrunner
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Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby 79sunrunner » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:09 pm

While posting a topic on Bob is the Oil Guy, a forum member their suggested this site for my interests in manual transmissions. (I think I'll find members with similar interests here too :) ).

Anywho here are some basic stuff about me:
I own a MG Midget that won Top Gear's Rate Your Ride http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/extr ... ride-2013/

I own a 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

used to own a 1998 Jaguar VDP, I miss that car :/

I like photography, and am taking journalism classes in a junior college, and many other cool things

I'm a member of many forums, including MG Experience, BITOG, and Fiat 500 USA, all having the same 79sunrunner username, so if you recognize me, just say hey!

I hope to find this forum a fun website to share my gear jamming stories, and make new friends along the way, seeya out there!

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InlinePaul
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby InlinePaul » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:26 pm

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* (Welcome image stolen from Bobistheoilguy site) :lol:
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ClutchDisc
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:27 pm

79sunrunner wrote:While posting a topic on Bob is the Oil Guy, a forum member their suggested this site for my interests in manual transmissions. (I think I'll find members with similar interests here too :) ).
Official welcome from me! Hope you like the site! :)
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potownrob
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby potownrob » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:44 am

WILLKOMMEN :!: :o 8) :twisted: :lol:
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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AHTOXA
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby AHTOXA » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:32 am

Hey Buddy.
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
'17 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5+
'08 Giant Trance 1 (old school 26'er)

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theholycow
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby theholycow » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:22 am

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

Put your car in your sig!

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Squint
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby Squint » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:25 am

theholycow wrote:Image

^^

Welcome! A few years back, I saw an old MGB for sale on the side of the road (when I was living in WV). It had been pretty much fully restored and was a beautiful car, though I didn't (and still don't) have the ability to go out and just buy one for giggles currently. Ah well, still a beautiful car.
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

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zenfiz6
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby zenfiz6 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:48 pm

A hearty "welcome" from a fellow noob to the board.

So far, none of the regulars have bitten. But I haven't asked nicely, yet, I guess. ;-)

I'm also a former Illinoisan. From where do you hail? I lived in the Chicago 'burbs as well as U of I territory. I have a friend in Bloomington-not-so-Normal.

Hope you enjoy your visits here.
2013 -- Present: 2011 Audi A4 6MT (45k---???)
2001 -- 2013 .... 1999 Honda Accord AT (RIP 239k)
1999 -- 2005 .... 1987 Acura Legend 5MT (RIP 174k)

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AHTOXA
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby AHTOXA » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:10 pm

I am also a former Illinoisan. Lived in Chicago proper for many years but more recently in Glendale Heights in the western burbs. Been in Texas for a couple years now.
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
'17 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5+
'08 Giant Trance 1 (old school 26'er)

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tankinbeans
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Welcome to our corner of the intarttubez. Sit long, talk...uh...type much, try the veal.
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zenfiz6
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby zenfiz6 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:14 pm

AHTOXA wrote:I am also a former Illinoisan. Lived in Chicago proper for many years but more recently in Glendale Heights in the western burbs. Been in Texas for a couple years now.


So what got you to flee the land where Lincoln still votes? I fled a crappy job.

I used to live in Carol Stream! We were almost neighbors. :-)

And now we both live where seldom is heard the scrape of the snow plow.
2013 -- Present: 2011 Audi A4 6MT (45k---???)
2001 -- 2013 .... 1999 Honda Accord AT (RIP 239k)
1999 -- 2005 .... 1987 Acura Legend 5MT (RIP 174k)

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AHTOXA
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby AHTOXA » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:21 pm

Well, I fled WITH the job. I've always wanted to try living in different parts of the country. When the opportunity presented itself, my boss sent me down here for 4 months to work and try it out, after which I moved here permanently.

No state income taxes, no food tax (grocery) and much much better area for my outdoor recreational hobbies mean that it was a no-brainer. Oh and lower cost of living overall was definitely a plus.
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
'17 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5+
'08 Giant Trance 1 (old school 26'er)

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zenfiz6
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby zenfiz6 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:34 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Well, I fled WITH the job. I've always wanted to try living in different parts of the country. When the opportunity presented itself, my boss sent me down here for 4 months to work and try it out, after which I moved here permanently.

No state income taxes, no food tax (grocery) and much much better area for my outdoor recreational hobbies mean that it was a no-brainer. Oh and lower cost of living overall was definitely a plus.


My aunt lives in DFW somewhere...

I've lived in a few places: Illinois (30 years), Alabama (the longest eight years of my life), Connecticut (2 years), and now Norfolk, VA.

All I really need are cool people to hang with. Everything else is small stuff.

Now, if I just had time to haul my 'scope out and do some deep-sky observing again....
2013 -- Present: 2011 Audi A4 6MT (45k---???)
2001 -- 2013 .... 1999 Honda Accord AT (RIP 239k)
1999 -- 2005 .... 1987 Acura Legend 5MT (RIP 174k)

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bk7794
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby bk7794 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:53 am

Nice car. I had access to buy an MGB and have access to a Triumph. Nice cars indeed.
2000 Honda Civic EX 5 Speed
Volvo S60R 6 Speed

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RomPirate
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Re: Hello from Illinois!!!

Postby RomPirate » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Roadster FTW :D
97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
04 Mazdaspeed Miata


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