I’m sure that there are many regulars on here who feel the same way as me.
Since buying my car in January 2001, I’ve met so many great people, & formed lots of friendships with like minded folks Obviously, this bbs has played a key role in making the “total” ownership experience so special, & the number of opportunities for socialising (not only at trackdays) is quite fantastic.
I was reminded just how much I owe to being an Exige owner yesterday. Some of you will recall that Roger (keyboard maestro of The Cure), used to own an Exige & was a regular poster on the bbs - when not on tour! To cut a long story short, Roger had met a few of us at Cadwell in May 2002, & he kindly invited myself & family to stay over at his place in Devon in the summer - which we did. Since then, we’ve kept in touch, & out of the blue a few weeks ago he told me, Russ & JohnO that the band were playing in Manchester on the 9th July, & that we (& 5 of our mates) were all invited as his guests. So, last night we enjoyed the gig from our “allocated” spot in the Pavillion.
But, the icing on the cake was Roger & his family then spending an hour chatting with us all, before he had to get back to his hotel for some kip - they’re playing in Dublin tonight. Guess what we talked about! Yep, it was cars, cars, cars - but mainly Exiges 1 & 2, & tales recalled from various trackdays & trips to Le Mans. Thanks again, Roger, you’re a top bloke
Anyway, sorry for prattling on, but I was just using this as an “out of the ordinary” example of what owning an Exige can do, but it really got me thinking about all the other great folk I’ve met since having the car - you know who you are, & you’re from all parts of the UK, from Scotland, the N West, Central, East & West Midlands, Yorkshire, & of course the South & S West