Mine says 348. I'm not sure when I first joined but it was before 2005. I remember I first upgraded to the orange diamond when I won an upgraded membership at a CTB Fun Caravan at the Group Camp in Uwharrie in 2003 or 2004.
Man, took me till August 2005 to get back here. I remember being here back in 2001-02ish for the first time. I was really wanting a K5 Blazer and ran into @thecarman on campus at NC State somehow and we got to be friends and he introduced me to NC4x4.
I'm old enough to remember having posted somewhere like this in HS in the late 90's but also old enough to not remember when or who or what. I was mostly posting on Pirate back then and reading here. Still kinda quiet. I dont post much I just read a lot.
I do remember a meet and greet in 08ish in Huntersville where someone brought their CJ on rockwells. That was a treat.
I remember finding this place from searching prior to the 05 shutdown, and then not making it back until Oct 05, likely from running into OG hardtaco at a ncsu party at an apartment complex of western ave.
Been here ever since.
Some of favorite days were 07ish and driving rickyb from Raleigh to DPG to wheel for the day, and driving back after folding the tailpipe on the YJ up.
That and getting schooled from Ron and Lee Agee on everything I didn’t understand, but I thought I did haha.
Met some incredible people and became friends/family with people from NC4X4.
That’s my favorite part, meeting all the great people off here, that I otherwise likely never would have.