Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
November 2008: Goodbye, Old Friend
Mike, this is less of a "moment" and more of a good-bye to an old friend…Valentine
One serial number 3060550373. I purchased that guy from you back in 1994 and he has
kept a watchful eye over my most important life changes. Now he is going back to you
for an "upgrade".
He was there for me when I was fresh out of college and trying to make my way through
real life, which included the BMW Car Club of America; so many moments
getting to and from the track—Laguna Seca more often than not.
Then I realized that I needed more for a career, which led to admission to medical
school—clear across the country in Philadelphia. Again, V1 was there for me through
the numerous speed traps along Interstate 80.
After med school was residency in Denver. A long drive, again with V1 watching over
I don't know how many hours I've spent with him or how many times I've heard the start
up chirps, but today was the last time. He went into a box and on the way back to his
place of birth after nearly 15 years on my windshield.
So, thank you, Mike. I've never had a problem with SN 3060550373 and he delivered me
through countless moments. It was a moment of a different sort, sending him
back, bittersweet, but I know his replacement will carry on superbly.
Highlands Ranch, CO