Leadfoot and I, discovering both of us have or had owned the BMW Z3, deemed the lack of an automotive thread here as a deficiency in need of remedy.
I'll start this off with some personal stuff. When my twin brother and I were 18 or 19, I bought my first car, an Austin Healey Sprite and he picked up an MG Midget. They were the same car with a few decorative changes
At that same point in time, dad had a Volvo and our older brother had a Morgan Plus 4
And one of our uncles owned the first Jaguar XK E to arrive in BC
We had, without question, the coolest driveway in town. Our older brother went on to race (as did some of his friends) and did ground-up restoration of a couple of Lotus Elans one of which won Best in Show (Lotus) at the Vancouver British Car Show. He also did a full restore of a Formula V car which was one of the vehicles he raced.
And here's the Z3 that was mentioned up top. This is the car I presently drive. And I love this car. It's a 6 cylinder 2.5 and light so it has agreeable zip. Handling is delightful and the shift throw tight and slick.