I've just joined the BMWCCA, and this is my first post. I am known in the automotive world for being the service manager at J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We're one of about 17 4-star Bosch Car Service facilities in North America. That means we service Bosch systems on all BMW cars, and we can provide warranty support on Bosch systems on new BMW. We do lots and lots of BMW work. But I'm also known as an author. I'm the author of Look Me in the Eye - my life with Asperger's, and my brother wrote about me in his bestselling memoir Running With Scissors (made into a movie in 2006) It's kind of ironic . . . I worked 20+ years to make a name in the auto business, but our books are really what we're known for as they're published all over the world. I am published as John Elder Robison. My brother is published as Augusten Burroughs. It's an unlikely combination - books and cars. I know. But there it is. Actually, it makes sense. I'm slightly autistic, and I've always had an unusual ability to connect with machines. I've had a love of cars all my life, and I've been around BMWs most of it, starting with a 2002 I had back in the 1970s. Today, I have a new 2008 535xi and a 2003 540. My brother has had BMWs too, with the last being a 2003 330xi. Anyway, I am looking forward to participating on the forum. Any of you that are curious can visit my author blog at http://jerobison.blogspot.com You can find our car company at www.robisonservice.com If you're into photography, I have a photo site too, at www.pbase.com/robisonphoto Those of you who've read our books know I was on the road with Pink Floyd's sound company in the 1970s and I built many of KISS's effects, so I have quite a few music images up there. Woof!