Usernames. Explain yourself!

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rgf
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Usernames. Explain yourself!

Post by rgf » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:24

I am intrigued by some people's usernames.
There are clearly some very obscure and surreal ones amongst a variety of childhood nicknames and plays on anything with Zed or Z in it.

I get the prize for the most boring and unimaginative username, going for my initials due to a complete lack of creativity or originality.

So Yocky, Snoops, Spokey, OXO etc etc - explain yourselves please!
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DC
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Inverness-shire

Post by DC » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:29

I claim second prize then.
Dave.
Dave. 1998 Arctic Silver Z3 M44 1.9 Automatic

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Tufarlian
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Cheshire
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Post by Tufarlian » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:36

OK then.

Tufarlian.

Pronounced Too-far-lee-an.

I live at number 2, Farley Close, so that makes me a Tufarlian. :-)

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Canman
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Rotherham

Post by Canman » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:37

i was a Mechanical Engineer in a beverage can manufacturing factory at the time of joining the forum. The kids used to take the pi$$ out of me singing " Kevan the canman " so guess it just stuck . :D
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  M roadster S54
Location: Solihull

Post by Phil » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:45

Mmmm - my login is Phil
Oooo - my name is Phil, so thats really really boring.
Originally I was the second person to register after Tim but when we were hacked a year or so back all my details vanished so I dont show as number 2 anymore.
Sapphire black/Imola red and black interior/ red roof/ S54 - the only RHD one made.

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  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
Location: wisbech

Post by macca » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:45

Canman wrote:i was a Mechanical Engineer in a beverage can manufacturing factory at the time of joining the forum. The kids used to take the pi$$ out of me singing " Kevan the canman " so guess it just stuck . :D
I work in the same business, you didn't work for Crown did you?

Oh by the way, my name comes from my surname (Scottish)

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Canman
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Rotherham

Post by Canman » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:54

macca wrote:
Canman wrote:i was a Mechanical Engineer in a beverage can manufacturing factory at the time of joining the forum. The kids used to take the pi$$ out of me singing " Kevan the canman " so guess it just stuck . :D
I work in the same business, you didn't work for Crown did you?

Oh by the way, my name comes from my surname (Scottish)
Rexam at Wakefield. worked there for 5 years , got fed up of shifts so now im am Engineer Surveyor for large insurance co.
do you work for crown then macca ?
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Location: wisbech

Post by macca » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 17:56

Canman wrote:
macca wrote:
Canman wrote:i was a Mechanical Engineer in a beverage can manufacturing factory at the time of joining the forum. The kids used to take the pi$$ out of me singing " Kevan the canman " so guess it just stuck . :D
I work in the same business, you didn't work for Crown did you?

Oh by the way, my name comes from my surname (Scottish)
Rexam at Wakefield. worked there for 5 years , got fed up of shifts so now im am Engineer Surveyor for large insurance co.
do you work for crown then macca ?
Yes I do work for Crown, I've been with them since leaving school nearly 40 years. A bit too late to change now...lol

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Geoff H
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wellingborough

Post by Geoff H » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 18:16

Phil wrote:Mmmm - my login is Phil
Oooo - my name is Phil, so thats really really boring.
Originally I was the second person to register after Tim but when we were hacked a year or so back all my details vanished so I dont show as number 2 anymore.
I joined really early too, but changed some of the details in my profile a few days later and it changed my joining date too, Most people did use their own names then
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Titan
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: North Yorkshire

Post by Titan » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 18:23

I'm an astronomer ( yeah right :roll:)
Titan is my favourite moon (honest :cool:)
Coincidentally it's also the colour of Dot's car :oops:
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Dolfan
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  M roadster S50
Location: Milton Keynes

Post by Dolfan » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 18:42

I'm a big fan of the Miami Dolphins

Known around the NFL as Dolfans :D

zedwheels
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  Z1 Alpina Roadster
Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 18:47

Zedwheels! Well not much i can say about that one eh! Realy inspiring and original. :shrug
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seaDog
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Location: East Yorkshire

Post by seaDog » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 18:57

Plenty of years at sea and went round the world 27 times :lol:

It's my nickname in my present job but I am a land lubber now.

Jas

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Post by ZZZEMMCO » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:14

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Frank.A
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Twixt York and Hull

Post by Frank.A » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:25

Mine is fiendishly ingenious. :idea:

First name and surname initial. :roll:
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2000 Topaz 2.8 Individual.

Youth would be more useful if it came later in life!

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GazHyde
Joined: Fri 26 Feb, 2010 21:27
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  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett

Post by GazHyde » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:27

errrm, not gonna bother 8-)

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OXO
Joined: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 09:32
Posts: 566

  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: France

Post by OXO » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:27

:D

Nice idea.

If you follow the link at the bottom of my posts, you will see I'm very involved in a Competition Soaring Simulator. I chose OXO as my competition ID because it reads the same when the glider is inverted :)

The use of the gravy avatar is just .. because I can :)

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muppet
Joined: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 17:16
Posts: 1841

  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
Location: Roof down getting a tan

Post by muppet » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:35

Muppet..... 'cos i am one :zmurf:
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billz
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  Z4 roadster 3.0si
Location: nottingham

Post by billz » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:37

Bet no one can guess mine. names bill and i have a zed, bet no one could of worked that one out :lol:
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Z3 3.0 Sports Sold
Z4 3.0si Ruby Black with Champagne Leather and Piano Black Dash

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nobynom8ss
Joined: Tue 13 Apr, 2010 18:08
Posts: 87

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: wigston

user name

Post by nobynom8ss » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:45

nobynom8ss
well how many people in leicester are on here so i will remane noby with no mates :head:

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Gazza
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  M roadster S54
Location: East London/Essex

Post by Gazza » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:48

I've explained mine before.
Gazza

"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you"

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yocky z3 2.0
Joined: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 21:49
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  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Barnsley

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Post by yocky z3 2.0 » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:59

Hi roy my surname is yoxall but get called yocky or yocka for short ie username missed a good day at waterton today cheer's tony.
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<br><b>2000 2.0</b></br>

Z3cade
Joined: Sat 09 Jan, 2010 18:18
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  M roadster S50
Location: Peterborough

Post by Z3cade » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 19:59

garythefish wrote:I've explained mine before.
Yeah but i dont know so explain... :twisted:



Well mine... Z3... you get the picture and `Cade` is my middle name :wink:
///M Roadster - Evolve Stage 3
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Ragtop
Joined: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 21:38
Posts: 790

  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: Bexhill on Sea

Post by Ragtop » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:03

My name came from a visit to this museum in Florida a few years back - http://www.ragtopsmotorcars.com/
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('_')Z3
zroadster sponsor
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Posts: 551

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Lymm

Post by ('_')Z3 » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:14

('_') is a rubbish picture to show the shape of my head :oops:

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Robert T
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Cheshire

Post by Robert T » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:17

's me name, innit. :D

Cheers R.
Arctic Silver '99 Z3 1.9 & Black '59 Frogeye 1275cc
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swamper
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  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:38

Robert T wrote:'s me name, innit. :D

Cheers R.
thats a very short last name Robert...or is it Tee or Tea :D
the badness makes me do it...!

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Zed Carer
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wakefield

Post by Zed Carer » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:57

Mrs ZC set her heart on getting a Z3 and at the time (not knowing any better) I tried to pursuade her that it was a totally impractical car :oops:

When she sensibly didn't listen to what I was saying and eventually achieved her dream I got to collect it, wash and polish it, make sure it was serviced, etc, etc. - oh and fill it up with petrol so I became Zed Carer.
Hers: Z4 2.0i Sp --------------------- His: Z3 2.8
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HPFirenza
Joined: Tue 29 Jun, 2010 15:49
Posts: 56

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by HPFirenza » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:57

HPFirenza, High Performance Firenza, nicknamed the Droop Snoot Firenza or the Flying Pig, one of only 200 built by Vauxhall in the 70s. This is my all time favorit car and I own one of approx only 50 left.

mikez3oldgit
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Post by mikez3oldgit » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 20:59

No elaboration required with mine...... :wink:

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snoops
Joined: Sat 12 Jun, 2010 18:08
Posts: 971

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lancashire

Post by snoops » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 21:14

I'm a spy - sshhhhh don't tell anyone
Image...........No Mods...... I like him just the way he is

Vic-Z3
Joined: Fri 11 Jun, 2010 20:28
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: Redditch
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Post by Vic-Z3 » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 21:18

Hmmmmm ...........................Anyhow ....... :oops:
----------------- BMW Z3 Das Beste Auto -----------------

Mein altes Auto riecht nach Nudeln, hat dieses Auto eine Wurst Geruch.

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unclemart
Joined: Tue 12 Aug, 2008 21:29
Posts: 279

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Thatcham

Post by unclemart » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 21:37

2litrezed - lacked imagination at the time but what will I do when I upgrade to a 2.8 or a 3.0 :?
Remember "To become old and wise - First you need to be young and stupid"

Titanium Silver 2.0
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Ferdinand
Joined: Sun 16 Nov, 2008 17:25
Posts: 444

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Sjælland, Denmark

Post by Ferdinand » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 21:46

Ferdinand - because I love the cartoon!
Ferdinand


BMW 3.0iA Sport Edition 08/2002 - iPod kit, CTEK MXS 7000 batterycharger & Protek Protector Roof Cover ;o)
Range Rover 4.6 V8 HSE 03/2000, Webasto preheater and CTEK MXS 7000 batterycharger
Citroën Xsara 2.0 110 Hdi Prestige hatchback with VTS alloys, Musketier rear spoiler and Webasto preheater
Volvo 144 1.8 B18 09/1967


http://www.zroadster.org
http://www.zroadster.net
http://www.z3-roadster-forum.de
http://www.z3-forum.de
http://www.zroadster.com

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lebigmec
Joined: Sun 17 Oct, 2010 14:04
Posts: 217

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Downham Market, Norfolk.

Post by lebigmec » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 22:09

Mine's a nickname from years ago. Anybody who's interested, Mec is French for a bloke/guy,& as for the big part, I ain't fat, you'll have to imagine what it (might) mean! :)

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Devon Z
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Posts: 650

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Brixham, Devon

Post by Devon Z » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 22:59

Live in Devon and drive a Zed.....simples :lol:
99 Topaz Individual

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Boysie
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Posts: 1642

  M roadster S50
Location: Wallington Surrey
Contact:

Post by Boysie » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 23:04

Hi

When i was a young lad working as saturday boy in a greengrocers,
the owner called me "Boysie" because of my chose of outrageous
coloured and patterned trousers I wore. :bow

Strange but true

Ray
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S50 ///M Roadster, Arctic Silver, Imola Red/Black interior
1970 Austin Healey Sprite, Original ' Now Sold :-(
2002 Harley 1130cc V Rod Custom

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muppet
Joined: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 17:16
Posts: 1841

  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
Location: Roof down getting a tan

Post by muppet » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 23:09

garythefish wrote:I've explained mine before.
Bloody ichthyologist's !!
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hornel Z3M
Joined: Sun 16 May, 2004 21:33
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Location: RAGLAN

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Post by hornel Z3M » Sun 13 Mar, 2011 23:43

Mine is taken from the artist E.A.Hornel from Kirkcudbright as one of my customers left me the painting by him in her will.. and now i have a Z3M :wink:

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Jonttt
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Joined: Sun 28 Dec, 2008 16:32
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  M roadster S54
Location: Liverpool

Post by Jonttt » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 00:02

Mine is because I got fed up trying to find a username with my name that nobody else already had so I use this for everything, strangely its usually available :D
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audiovideodisco
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Post by audiovideodisco » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:56

Mine's Latin. ;)

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GazHyde
Joined: Fri 26 Feb, 2010 21:27
Posts: 1347

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett

Post by GazHyde » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 08:03

audiovideodisco wrote:Mine's Latin. ;)
Is that "I came, I saw, I Danced"? Or is that "Veni Vidi Boogi"? :D

audiovideodisco
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Post by audiovideodisco » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 08:53

GazHyde wrote:
audiovideodisco wrote:Mine's Latin. ;)
Is that "I came, I saw, I Danced"? Or is that "Veni Vidi Boogi"? :D
I do car seat boogie but get embarrassed when caught 'doing it' at the traffic lights. :lol:

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Gio
Joined: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 19:07
Posts: 235

  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: Worcester

Post by Gio » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 09:39

Short for Giovanni
Which is the Italian version of my first name
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Elt
Joined: Mon 31 May, 2010 20:28
Posts: 89

  M roadster S50
Location: Swadlincote

Post by Elt » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 09:43

Mines the first part of my surname...... :) no Elton John jokes pleeeeaaaase :shake: :cheers

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Badman gee
Joined: Sun 14 Nov, 2010 10:45
Posts: 2299

  M roadster S50

Post by Badman gee » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 10:02

Mine is from my old hip hop djing days

Used to scratch and mix on the wheels of steel

Technics SL1200's

:D :D :D :D :D

Wasnt bad either!!!!!
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The 'BEAST' 666

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motco
Joined: Tue 18 Aug, 2009 19:12
Posts: 634

  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Post by motco » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 10:42

m.o.t.c.o. acronym for man on the Clapham omnibus. I don't come from Clapham nor do I use buses, but it's a general term for a typical person whose opinion probably represents a broad average of the populus. Not true of me either! :nerd:

I use the full moniker on the Westfield club forum but it's a bit of a mouthful so I have initialised it for use on other sites. Once, before they made it paid-up members only, I used to post on the Lotus Seven club forum as 'innocent_bystander' because Westfield owners are not always quite appreciated on there (Westfields are deemed to be inferior copies with no 'heritage') and I wanted to put forward a face of unbiassed reason. :?

Fender2004
Joined: Fri 14 Aug, 2009 11:24
Posts: 876

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Houghton-Le-Spring

Post by Fender2004 » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 10:53

Mine was originally a reference to the guitar I had bought my self it was a Fender Stratocaster American Deluxe 2004 (50th Anniversary)

Then, I was thinking that fender is the American for the car wing, so mine has a double meaning :D
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Hard Top
Joined: Sun 17 Jan, 2010 23:16
Posts: 1239

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Netherlands

Post by Hard Top » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 12:06

Mine has nothing to do with the roof on my car. :!:
In my late 20's I started to go bald on the top of my head, just like my dad, so my good old mates started calling me hardtop, shortened to HT. :roll:
Bunch of barstewards, but you've got to love em though. :lol:

HT
HT

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Titan wrote:Occupations ?
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Cloz
Joined: Fri 30 Jun, 2006 02:41
Posts: 740

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Boucherville

Post by Cloz » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 12:53

Mine is because when I was young I was playing video games and sometime I had the best score I had to enter only three letters in the hall of fame. That was Clo because it sound like the first part of my first name (Claude)
And the Z well......guess? :D

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