Same here. I think 2-11-2001 was the date the forums got re-constituted then. I *think* I joined about 6 months before I got my Supra, which would be about Jan 1999.I was one of those who joined in the late 90's (I think it was early 1998), and had to re-register a couple time with the changeover. It's been a very long time. I bought my 94' 6 speed in 1999 and kept it until 2002 when I sold it. Definitely the most fun vehicle I've owned. I remember those days on the forums, when Mr. Akimoto's posts were the only real entertainment.
I think I started lurking around 2002 but didn't sign up until a few years later. I got my first Supra in 2006. I remember really getting into the old T04R site in the early 2000's. One of the few sites to have large, hi-res (for the time) images of really impressive Supra's. Use to download them all for my desktop. 17 years...I think I started lurking here in the early 2000's, but didnt create an account as I didnt own a Supra at the time, so felt like an imposter.
Once I bought mine in circa 2006, I kept lurking for a year of so before signing up and becoming part of, what was at the time, a thriving community.
Things change, and everything has its day, but I sure am glad that this forum still exists, and some of the OG members still pop in now and then to say hi