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Hello from good ol' Europe

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by pedl, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. pedl

    pedl New Member

    Hi guys,

    my name is Peter and I live in Linz, which is the third biggest town in Austria.

    I'm 28 years old and a huge fan of american cars since I was a little kid.

    My first V8 powered car was a `80 Chevy Caprice Station
    pretty sweet ride.

    Last year I drove through Linz and saw a small car dealer hidden in some backyard. I stopped as I saw that out of the three cars he had for sale, two were Chevy Silverados and one was a GMC Suburban.
    After I found out that the Suburban had the 454ci engine, I immediately knew I had to buy this car.
    This was a friday late afternoon, so all banks are closed and everybody was ready for the weekend.
    First thing on monday morning was a trip to my bank to get the cash to buy the burban.

    Well since then I'm riding my truck day and night and became best friends with all gas station owners around town.
    We pay 1,2 Euros per liter these days, so you can imagine why

    But I love the truck and don't want to have any other car.

    Since I bought it I had to do some minor (and major) repairs and unfortunately I don't have the knowledge yet to do everything on my own. But I am willing to learn and hope to find some answer and information here in this forum.

    regards from Austria
    Peter
  2. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hello from the States across the pond.

    Welcome.
  3. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Howdy, peter! Welcome to the site. I enjoyed the story and I'm very glad that you are enjoying your new truck. Austria is a great place, I have a great friend from there and she always loves going back to visit her dad and grandparents. I hope you have a great time here at GMTC and get plenty of great information.
  4. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome....and Congratulations on your new ride!!!!!
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, Peter.
  6. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Tons of info here for your burb,Welcome!
  7. MANBEARPIG

    MANBEARPIG New Member

    love the Vauxhaull* dont know how to spell it but the one thats like th GTO is sweet
  8. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard. That burb sounds sweet. Good luck with it, and post some pics if you can. You write good English. Did you spend any time in the US?
  9. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site! Congrats on the new ride! Glad to have you here!
  10. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome aboard!

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