I just wanted to say thanks..
I have been a LR owner for a few years now, first a 90 Classic, then my fathers P38 I also own an SE7 D2 and my 73 Series 88. I have been in the collector car business for the last 13 years, member of many forums and specific car clubs (BMW CCA, PCA etc..) I have been witness to many marque specific collectors and tons of general automotive nutbags who enjoy buying, driving, racing, restoring and collecting automobiles. I am a new member of this site, Guns and Rovers, LRO, D Web RR.net, Expedition portal and the like (D-90 and Guns and Rovers are my most favorites..). I try my hardest to answer questions when I can (sometimes I'm right and sometimes not..) I ask a ton! I have had a lot of off forums talks with LR owners, have bought a bunch of parts, have helped out when I can or at least offered my services. I watch youtube and vimeo at the countless LR based videos. Poured over hundreds of pics on the net of the many varied interpretations of Land Rovers's. And I need to say that I have never run into a more passionate, generous, humble, kind lot of people than I have through my Land Rover owner experience. From the dealers to the owners, past and present, to the guy on the street just passing by.
What brings me to write this is, after a very trying past 2 weeks at work, and the recent news of the death of a childhood friend, I had the pleasure to spend just a fraction of my day today purchasing some parts, turns out for every LR model that I own, with a gentleman that is also a member of this site. Not knowing each other he welcomed me to his house, listened to me ramble on a little, and answered some of my questions. I walked away with more than I had intended, plus a few little bits tossed in just 'cause, and a mental note of what I want to go back for when I can afford it.
Now I am a firm believer in passing on items when I can for a fair price, sometimes giving it away, I truly believe that there is a circle of kindness that exists out there. I have taken and I have given with great success.
So in closing I just wanted to say thanks, in general and specifically (hopefully some will know who you are..) the sense of community I am experiencing being a LR owner has been nothing short of terrific, I plan on being an active member for as long as I can.