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Old 01-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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The 19-year-old was driving with his girlfriend, Donay Meijer, in his orange BMW when he was pulled over for "showing off" in a restaurant district.

Details are sketchy on what happened next, but published reports suggest that a forsenic policeman tried to pull over Tomic again a few hours later, but the Wimbledon quarterfinalist kept driving until he was parked behind the gates at his house. The Herald Sun reports five policemen were waiting for Tomic, who then refused to exit the premises.

Tomic and his $150,000 car are familiar to Gold Coast police. He was accused of hooning (the Australian term for drag racing) in December.

Because of his P-plate restrictions, Tomic is only allowed to drive to and from practice. Thursday was a national holiday in Australia and Tomic said he wanted to spend it hanging out with a friend.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis...084324107.html

cliff: tennis teenage star got ticketed by a kangaroo cop for show boating in his M3 GTS. Minutes later teenage star got pulled over again but refused to pull over and went home instead. he parked his car in the driveway and refuse to get out until he felt he was safe.

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Talk about being spoiled. Surprised he didn't throw a temper tantrum.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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Thats no GTS. No adjustable rear spoiler, no adjustable front spoiler and wrong wheels.
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It's an island of criminals, what do you expect.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:23 AM   #6
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It's an island of criminals, what do you expect.
Only a few Australians have a convict heritage, try to understand that the majority don't. By the way, having travelled your country and being mugged within two hours of touching down in LA i feel you've a little kitchen cleaning of your own to do. For the most part i loved the U.S but it is the only country in all my travels that an incident like this happened.
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Only a few Australians have a convict heritage, try to understand that the majority don't. By the way, having travelled your country and being mugged within two hours of touching down in LA i feel you've a little kitchen cleaning of your own to do. For the most part i loved the U.S but it is the only country in all my travels that an incident like this happened.
Our cops don't have real criminals to go after. With gun laws the way they are and the amount of cops we have it's no surpise that most of our police force are traffic cops.

Having said that though it would be cool to have Steven segal as a law man though
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That's not an ///M3 GTS. Its just an E92 ///M3 painted orange.

If you look, you can see that the ///M3 GTS has a rear wing, rather than a spoiler.
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Thats no GTS. No adjustable rear spoiler, no adjustable front spoiler and wrong wheels.
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That's not an ///M3 GTS. Its just an E92 ///M3 painted orange.

If you look, you can see that the ///M3 GTS has a rear wing, rather than a spoiler.
good catch!
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You guys are aware that you can change things about the car when you order them right? Like colour and wheels....and spoiler?

How do you know he didn't request to not have that gaudy rear wing?
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You guys are aware that you can change things about the car when you order them right? Like colour and wheels....and spoiler?

How do you know he didn't request to not have that gaudy rear wing?
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You guys are aware that you can change things about the car when you order them right? Like colour and wheels....and spoiler?

How do you know he didn't request to not have that gaudy rear wing?
Is something gaudy when it's functional?


There's also no roll cage, which would be especially difficult to remove.
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There's also no roll cage, which would be especially difficult to remove.
factory option delete?
he prob took delivery with track mods deleted from BMW
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NO. You cannot order a GTS in any other way other than the way they come.

That's an E92 M3 ordered in the Fire Orange with BMW Performance parts.
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NO. You cannot order a GTS in any other way other than the way they come.

That's an E92 M3 ordered in the Fire Orange with BMW Performance parts.
if i was him, being top australian pro tennis player, i'd at least rock a REAL M3 GTS
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NO. You cannot order a GTS in any other way other than the way they come.

That's an E92 M3 ordered in the Fire Orange with BMW Performance parts.
Source?

Even if you were correct which I don't. Many dealerships will modify you car to your hearts desire after it shows up.
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There's also no roll cage, which would be especially difficult to remove.
Yes especially when it's for the track and your are driving down city streets.

I hope you realize they didn't build the car around the roll cage it's put in after? If it went in, it can come out.

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Step 1: Order M3 GTS
Step 2: Customize order from factory to remove all parts that make it a "GTS"
Step 3: Hoon
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Profit?

Really, though, why would one order a custom M3 GTS where all the customization is the actual removal of parts that differentiate a GTS from a regular M3?

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Not a GTS.

Source: my sales advisor at my dealership.
Correct, the GTS was not available here as it wouldnt be street legal according to our laws.

No we are not an island of criminals, i dont know too much about this story but the latest update i heard on the radio this morning was that he is filing an official complaint against the QLD police for harrasment.

No idea why as i said earlier, im not that in tune with the background of this story.
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