Hello lady’s and gentleman’s😉
Thank you for accepting me and I would like to introduce myself.
I’m Julian Garbacea (… a Transilvanian- Romanian name ), born in '78 leaving in West Palm beach, Florida. Like all of you here I’m a car enthusiast since early ages . Everithing started long ago , back in Europe, Romania , where I was “exposed” to auto racing , rally and hill climbe. My home town, Brasov, was and still is the place that holds most of the auto racing events during a calendaristic year. So obviously as a kid I was dreaming about ,…that day….
So,here I m after long time, in this Great Country, working hard and fulfilling my dreams.
Since 2010 I had started doing autocross with a 07 STi ( a child hood dream😉), then I “upgraded” to a Miata, NA, and discovered the Track Day events .This was something that close to my dreams😉. After time I had exchanged couple of NB’s ,but,dreaming about something more serious, more of a different car. Not long ago ,last year I decided to try my verry first bmw.
The model was obvious for me, E30, the car I grew up in Europe, the one that everyone want it in the 90’s in my country after the revolution.
I started to do some research, and found one in Lawrenceville GA. Because the nature of my job, I could go and take it in short time.
It’s a 87 E, well I know, some would say , why an E?
For me, being my first e30 ,works ok, I need to learn it the way it is.
Then I started to look for the forums , gatherings, bmw culture, racing etc.
I remember my first discussion was with Mr Gress , I called to find out about the Spec E30.I had a great conversation and was advised to check out the Florida region group. Great advice that lead me to another great person, Carlos Mendez.
Since I started the conversation with Carlos allot of things started to take great shape, and under his advice my future target is set!
So far I take my time and read as much as I can, checking both platforms of communication and “religiously” doing monthly trackday’s getting to know this great car and hopping to join soon the amateur racing.
Hope you enjoyed my long introduction 🖒:oncoming_automobile: