Teki04 Posted 1, October 2007 Report Share Posted 1, October 2007 ...great people! I have been meaning to type this up for ages, but just haven't quite had the time! (Wasn't sure where to put it either - off topic, newbies or website feedback? meh) I'm yet to be part of another forum that is so passionate about their cars, and yet also friendly and into all cars non-renault too! Unfortunately I can't speak for the Melbourne, SA or Brisvegas crew... but the Sydney bunch are such great guys (and girl). We've all made such great friendships. Doesn't matter how long you may not have seen the member in, you can always guarantee yourself a long chat when you bump into them! The passion is always there, even long after the car has gone. Clioblue (George) is evidence of this. Spotted him not long ago in his new SP23, and he gave me the thumbs up and quick chat as he overtook me on the Anzac Bridge. Gates after selling his 172 is still a frequent viewer/poster of this forum. I've made best friends with a few members (Walkie86, Danny & Huw to mention a few) and met some locals with the same passion (Jeffster, Moosey etc). Hell, even made friends with the cute couple on the forum... Anthony (and Adriana!). Even the brothers Nickg and Traki with their passion for the 182s. Again, strangly small world with the fact they grew up and still live (well, Nick) about 5 doors down from my best girlfriend! The RS world is so small, that you sometimes realise you have certain 'links' with some people. JPM (who now has a Subaru Liberty) still goes to my uni so I sometimes bump into him. Mario Carbone (Mariolino) was also an active forum member who had a Silver 172, and bought the 3dr Golf GTI. He now works with me! Small world! Even links via nationality (um, INOV8, Portal and I ) I can't mention EVERYONE here, but you all know who you are! The drive days are fun, the meetings at the pubs after a drive even better. I think it's just great seeing such a mixture of people, all in different points of their life however with one simple link - Their love for what they drive. I think Walkie86 spotted my car all the time before he bought his. It just made him want it even more! Another member Hussey (Luke) on the forum is a friend of mine at uni (we do the same course and classes sometimes). We were placed into a group assignment together and paired up to answer our question. After about 5 minutes of chatting we got onto cars and Luke mentioned he wanted a 182 Cup and always saw this P plater in a FRB driving into Balmain quite frequently. I still remember pulling out my key and replying "that's me". After talking about the 182 Cup all the time Hussey gave in and changed from his beloved Peugeot 309 GTI into the 182. Even made friends with an ex member who now owns an Golf Mk4 R32. It's just a great forum, and as mentioned with Moosey over the phone this weekend... the passion with RS vehicles I think is what sometimes makes people stay within the brand. I know it makes it really difficult to leave such a great group of people and buy into another brand. Sometimes we have to... but the love and friendships are always there Cheers all! Steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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