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Diehard BMW fan

By SYF77 on 11 May 2010

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Talk about a diehard BMW fan, we have got one here. When Joanne Marsh's husband Steve passed away at the age of 51, she wanted to honor him with a headstone he would be proud to rest under. Nicknamed "BMW Steve," it was only natural that Joanne and her two children should look for a BMW-inspired sculpture.

The family found a Chinese exporter who is willing to build a scale-model BMW M3 convertible, Steve's favorite, completely from granite. The model cost Ł50,000 and weighs about a ton. BMW's logo can be seen on the hood, trunk, and the wheels. Silver-painted headlights, quad exhaust, and an accurate replica of the dashboard are featured. The license plate on the car is "Steve 1."

However, not everyone is happy about the gigantic headstone, which some see as a bit of a mockery in an otherwise grim location. But the family insists otherwise, noting Steve's passion for the car, and his sense of humor. Because of this, a family member placed a fake parking ticket under the windshield wipers when the tombstone was unveiled last month.

I won’t mind a prancing horse as my tombstone next time, since I don’t see myself being able to afford the real thing during my life time.

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Mr Steve himself

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Watwheels May 12 2010 12:04 PM
More like Dead-hard fan now.
Carmour May 12 2010 01:49 PM
It looks a little dis-proportionate.
Very nice nevertheless.
Viceroymenthol May 16 2010 12:44 AM
it is made in china, that's why
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