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    Wind-powered Z8

    Jack and I took a quick drive up the Altamont pass, just East of Livermore a month or two back. It's one of the country's largest wind farms. I thought I'd be a fun backdrop for a few quick snaps at sunset. The backdrop is Tracy with the central valley and the Sierras beyond.

    To get even a few snaps was quite challenging with the wind blowing at what I'd "technically" classify as near hurricane force. I'd be a whole lot easier to keep the tripod still if they'd turn off all the fans.
       
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    Ohhhh, that really suits the black well, as does the silver grille!
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    The grille looks really good. Perfect in fact.
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    Beautiful photos, great contrast between black and gold

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    Wow! Stunning. That is the only time to shoot our black cars. And the grills look spectacular, I must say! You need to shoot a little more so you can put a "6-pack" in the gallery. A pretty fun road too.

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    I second that, we always need more Gallery submissions!!
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    Thanks!

    I probably have nearly six gallery "worthy" shots at this point. I can count four or five from memory. I might need to add a day trip to Yosemite in the car later this month to finish out a set.

    I'd love to clear the Vegas strip sometime and do a black car shoot.
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    I just love those wheels on the Z8.

    oh yeah, nice pictures too.
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    I'm down for trip to Vegas! The girls can fly in if they want.

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    Looks great!!!!

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    Rifle/Norcal - Keep me posted if you decide to go to Vegas for a black car shoot. I may join you if it's OK with you guys.

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    I'd say not looking too likely this fall. Everyone is so busy and there's already snow in the sierras.

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    I agree those wheels are terrific looking, whose are they? and size please?
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    They're direct from the E60 M5. They're good, but not great on the silver cars. They really work best on dark colors.
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    But they are a bit heavy.... : )

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    Yeah, they're only 2 or 3 lbs less per corner.
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    Its because they are cast wheels. Thats nearly all the Europeans. Very few are forged.

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    Hmmm. I just re-read the weights. My memory was off. They're 9 less in the front and 7 less in the rear. More than I thought.
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