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    Random sightings...

    I thought it would be fun to start a thread of random iPhone/Android snaps of Z8 sightings from all over the place. I love the idea of cataloging caught moments, the freedom of the mobile cameras we all carry with us these days to document cars on the loose.

    I'll start off with a snap of Dride spotted in his Alpina in Hollywood earlier today...
     
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    At the car wash in Studio City last month while getting my truck washed.
     
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    LAX, 10am, 10/24/2011.
     
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    Wow. I'd never squeeze my Z8 into such a tight parking spot.
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    I suppose for most of us on this forum taking the Z8 to a carwash or parking it at an airport is a no no.
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    I've parked nose in to another space like the above photo only to be hit on the nose by someone "parking" in the space in front. She said she normally pulled in until she hit the curb and this time there was no curb.

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    Is that a Rolls next to the Z8? At the airport parking lot?!! Only in LA

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    spotted LIE a couple of weeks ago
     

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    Spotted yesterday on Beverly Blvd.
     
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    LIE..... Long Island Expressway?
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    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112 View Post
    LIE..... Long Island Expressway?
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    yup

    also spotted this one a long while ago - think it was in winter/spring of 2012

    i278 eastbound approaching the rfk bridge toll
       

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    And...

    Hey Marty, I spy a Raptor in there too! Both, unique and excellent vehicles.
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    Well spotted. Yes, I was behind the Alpina in my Raptor.
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    Was it VegasAlpina?
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    No. It was someone else.
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    I have been seeing a few Z8s around LA. This was this morning down by LAX.
     
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    Well spotted, I haven't seen one out on the streets in ages, except on our drives!
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    A lot of blacks out lately, I just caught this one turning off Laurel Canyon on my way home from location today...
     
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    Glad to see people out driving them.
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    Gorgeous. And you know what they say....

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    I know Jerry .....and they are right
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    Another "Random Sighting"

    Well - not random technically as its my ride, but I didn't see anything from The OC, so I felt obliged with the palm trees, ocean, etc
     
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    Random Sighting: Safeway Parking Lot Redwood City CA

    I see maybe one or two Z8s on the road each year in the SF Bay Area. Here's one in the Safeway parking lot.
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    And here's another totally random sighting right outside my front door, down on Sunset!
     
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    Sweet images- looks like RX1 derived!

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    Those are iPhone snaps, processed with Snapseed.
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    Nice Andrew- now that I look more at them I see it.

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    Z8 in Carmel

    I spotted Rifle's Z8 on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, apparently he was out shopping with his now fiancée...

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    Congratulations indeed!!
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    Double credit when you know the owner!

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    Sexy shoes.
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    It's all about sexy shoes! Are we talking about the same thing?

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    100,000 mile Alpina roadster in for trans replacement
     

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    Why? Any idea?

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    I was at the North Shore in Oahu last week, looked at the street and saw a silver Z8 with hard top cruising by. It went by too fast (I know like that's possible...) for a photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    Why? Any idea?
    apparently torque converter was slipping

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledin...r_is_probably/

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    It is the 5hp24 but it has Alpina stamped into the trans Identification plaque. It shifts very nice and firm now. It was replaced because the toque converter was slipping and turning the CEL on. The fluid in it was blacker than the paint on the car and was slap full of metal and clutch material.
    since this guy has been working on it since Pre-Delivery Inspection he's not much of a master tech to have believed in the "Lifetime Fluid" b/s

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    Read the reddit thread, there's some pretty uninformed opinions out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Read the reddit thread, there's some pretty uninformed opinions out there!
    yea, reddit is definitely not a place you want to invest much reading time in, i didn't bother to read past the OP until jawz asked for some background. I was surprised to find the tech posting on reddit, i'd originally thought the OP of the pic was some random guy who visited the dealer

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    Just like anyone with a car can drive fast in a straight line, anyone with a computer can post.

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    Near Boise

    My wife and I just picked up our car from the good guys at Sin City BMW in Vegas . They have been caring for our 'child' since we moved in January. We went from Vegas to the Shakespeare festival and then all the way up to Vancouver BC. Just the south side of Boise I looked down from the elevated highway and saw a lovely silver Z8 (red interior). It looked great out there. You were past us before we got over our surprise enough to wave.

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    If your silver z8 was by the SF Ferry Building last week (hardtop ON), I saw you!
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    I spotted an Alpina with an interesting plate, RAW NRG at Center BMW while getting the final sensor of my ten year service installed.
     
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    Nice!

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    One of my roommates, so the speak, in the facility where I keep a few cars. Alpina #388/450.
    Not particularly crazy about the rear license plate bracket.
       
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    That's kind of hilarious, that's the front plate holder that someone's somehow attached to the rear! What were they thinking?
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    That's really funny...I wonder if someone at the dealership put that on.

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    Car must have been bought out-of-state. Florida has no front license plate, hence no front license plate bracket.
    Maybe one day I'll run into the owner and can ask him about this blunder. Or should I print this conversation and stick it under his windshield wiper ?
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    It would be an act of kindness to make him aware so he could correct his error!

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    Maybe it's a stealth feature or speed radar counter measure...deflects the radar signal to the ground so it can't be reflected?

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    That is really very strange.

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    Good one Jawz. Funny.
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    Spotted a silver/black Z8 driving in Atherton CA today, but it passed too quickly to snap a picture. Was it anyone on this board?
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    Sunday afternoon around 3:45 PM I spotted a silver/black Z8 driving on Georgetown Pike from Great Falls toward the Beltway as I was heading to The Old Brogue Irish Pub for a Celtic music concert, but as with EDEZ8 it passed too quickly to snap a picture. Was it anyone on this board?
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    This morning I saw a Silver Z8 leave a residential parking garage in Long Island City, NY. Anyone on this board?

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    Anyone at Trump National Yesterday

    I was invited to show my car at the Eric Trump fundraiser for the St. Judes Children's hospital at the Trump National golf club in Bedminster, NJ yesterday. A silver/black Z8 was also in attendance, was that anyone here on the forum?

    I was directed to park alongside a white RR Phantom, which turned out to belong to "The Donald". An absolutely huge vehicle!

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    Throw me both keys and I would know which one to throw right back !
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    I am not alone here !!!

    Des Moines Golf and Country Club 09 28 2014. If this car belongs to the gentleman I believe it does, he also has one in Florida.

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    Black z8 Vancouver

    Buying a torque wrench the other day and what should I see but an ever so lovely Z8. The owner seems like a great guy and is a frequent visitor here.
     

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    The alpina wheels look great on that car. Nice!

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    Saw this beautiful Topaz Crema/Black Z8 at the West Omaha Cars and Coffee on Saturday 8/15. Car has 6,000 miles on the clock and is pristine. It was parked a little to the side form the main action which featured quite a collection of multiple Ferraris, McLaren MP4-12C Alpha, Ford GT, BMW 850Csi, Lamborghini Hurracan, Multiple Porsches etc... and of course my Z8 as well. Quite a collection in Omaha.

    http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/...psj2hl7ckv.mp4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsbreath View Post
    Buying a torque wrench the other day and what should I see but an ever so lovely Z8. The owner seems like a great guy and is a frequent visitor here.
    Summit Tools?

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    That's a beauty...I've always thought Topaz with the sport interior(?) was the best of the best.

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    no - 'Pneu Canada' (Canadian tire)

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    You mean people actually GO TO STORES to buy things?! Must be a Canadian thing.

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    Actually - it may be. Amazon.ca is limited and until recently it was just sad. Getting better slowly

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    No drones?! Gad. Barbarians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    You mean people actually GO TO STORES to buy things?! Must be a Canadian thing.
    Its partly the shipping cost, and partly the lousy selection from Canadian vendors. Example: shipping a 4 lb parcel from Detroit to Blaine, WA (about 1 mile from my home in Canada) costs US16.38. Same parcel from Windsor, Ont (1/2 mile from Detroit) to my home in Canada costs CA$39.22. Vendors typically offer, in Canada, less than 10% of the product line available in the US. Sad but true. Online shopping from US vendors is the way to go, although the dollar exchange between Canadian and US is killing this too.

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    A triple black Z8 sighting by my uncle at Marin's Cars and Coffee on Sunday.

     
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    Local for sure!

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    The Peace sign is a nice retro touch in keeping with the Z8 vibe!

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    A friend spotted this Z8 traveling to San Jose on I280.
     
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    Nice wheels.
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    I was thinking the same thing, dirk. Thanks Ed!

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