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Well hello there.

Good morning/ afternoon/ evening (delete as appropriate) my real name is Mike, I'm 51 this year and live in Cheshire in the UK with my lovely wife.
I sell new cars ( hence my forum name. It may well not be recognised over the pond as it derives from a character in a comedy show over here) and have done so for a long time, both in the late '80's in UK, then for 23 years in Spain and now back in the UK since 2011.
Bought the SLK as a summer toy for the missus (I've got my ZZR1400/ ZX14), it's a 2000 320 Auto in Blue with the black and cream interior.
Currently upgrading the trim to the carbon fibre look, have a set of 17" alloys to be refurbished and generally slowly (very slowly) working my way through the jobs on it.
Will obviously be bleeding the forum dry of information on the car but if I am able to contribute I shall do, even if it is just upsetting people, which is a gift I have, so apologies in advance.
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Hi Mike, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! Let's hope you don't keep the mods too busy by upsetting too many people.

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We're also plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map - Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the map.

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Hi Mike, welcome from Northamptonshire.


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Welcome Mike from Mersea Island Essex, UK.


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Hi Mike,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/

The poll for May opens on the 15th. Spare a moment and pick a winner.
Next month you could be hoping someone does the same for you
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/438977-vote-here-may-2017-slkworld-com-ride-month.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html

The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/422554-uk-spring-summer-2017-new-members.html

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Mike?
Cheshire?
SLK?
Bikes?

Rings a bell.
Myk, South Wirral, Cheshire, SLK & Bikes.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!


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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and I promise I'll try not to upset anyone too much. I'll try. No guarantee of success though.
Lots of useful links as well. Will have to make time during work to have a nose.
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Hi Mike,
Good forum name and introduction. I know the comedy character you mean.... Now what would he say "Driving an SLK is very much like making love to a beautiful woman.....".
Enjoy your car and the forum.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Hi Mike, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.


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Hello and welcome to the best SLK forum known to myself. There is lots of enthusiasm on this site. Great, knowledgable people always willing to lend a hand. Enjoy the experience, it's addictive.
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