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    Carmel - May 16-19

    This is a loose invite for any Bay Area drivers who fancy joining in for a drive or a lunch. Every year a small group of us do a house rental, usually on the central coast, and we always invite any local drivers to come and join in for a drive or a lunch. Since this year we'll be further north in Carmel Valley, anyone who'd like to join in our Friday's drive through Hunter Liggatt with lunch at Ventana Inn is most welcome. At this point I'm not sure exactly what our Saturday plan is, but we'll certainly be eating lunch in the area.
    Andrew Macpherson

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    My business travel plans now have me in the Bay Area on Friday, 17 May 2013. Please keep me posted as the schedule firms up.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    A week today we'll be heading to lunch at the Ventana Inn, so let me know if there are any other locals who'd like to join us and I'll add you to our reservation.
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    Possibles for lunches, drives or dinners...
    Tony S (Carmel)
    Ed (Peninsula)
    Richard (south Bay)
    Phil (Oakland)

    Any I've forgotten?

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    And Semi, who is a new owner and also helping arrange our lunch at Ventana on Friday.
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    Tires checked, oil checked, gas filled, leatherique applied, camera gear checked.

    Excited for a great few days of Z8'ing!

    It looks like Ed, Richard and Semi are all joining us for lunch on Friday so far.
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    Cool! Need to clean my car up a bit... Tuesday or weds!

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    Can't wait to get on the road
    Alpina, Silver/Black

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    Me too, but hope it cools off a bit, it's mad hot today!!
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    Looks like low 70s in Carmel!

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    Perfect, it is in the 90's here today!
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    We're going to start our trip by grabbing a super early breakfast at the Pantry in downtown. Should be at Starbucks right on time. Can't wait; boy do I need a few days away from the office and my Clients.
    C.A. Cardenas (AKA Dan)
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    Clients! You can lead them to water, but you can't hold them under... At least not until the bubbles stop!

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    I think Carlos is still trying to find the fortune cookie with better clients!

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    See you all tomorrow! Can't wait

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    There's a delicious excitement the night before a road trip that never fails to delight. It's a feeling like being a kid the night before Christmas all over again. Really makes me realize, as much as I love cars, it's the drives we do in them that are the glue, the bond and the real magic of motoring. Taking the Z8 out for a good long run is the very best tonic I know, and getting to do it with old friends is even better - an experienced shared is an experience multiplied!
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    Funny ? I was having some of the same thoughts tonight as I was making preparations.

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    What a fun trip, here's so of Ian iPhone snapz of the evening, wish we could share the food, it was awesome!!

    Congratulations to Rifle, he and Laura got engaged, making an aleardy magic day even more special!!
       
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    Seven in a 7 :-) The short run down the hill to Bernadus put Ian's new 7 to the max load test!
     
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    The official group portrait...

    Great group, great trip, great weather, great cars!!
     
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    Some iPhone snaps (captured and edited on the phone). Such a great trip.
                   
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    Congratulations and all the best to Laura and Rifle!!

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    To go with the stills of the cooking, I managed to get some super-slo-mo video - maybe not as exciting as F1 suspension video....


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    Damn, that was so much fun fun, for sure the best weekend away since Napa! :-)
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    Sure was! Always my favorite time.... Z8ing. Thanks to all for helping arrange everything... Especially Andrew! I am sooo tired. All that fun, driving, cooking and partying sure takes it out of you.

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    Fabulous at 40

    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    A week today we'll be heading to lunch at the Ventana Inn, so let me know if there are any other locals who'd like to join us and I'll add you to our reservation.
    I enjoyed seeing everyone last Friday at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur as well as meeting fellow Bay Area resident Semi with his newly acquired Z8. It was a great opportunity to catch up with everyone and to join the celebration for Laura and Rifle engagement!

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    Following Tom in Ian's car with Carlos in the rear view mirror

    On the 200+ mile round trip the odometer reached 40,000 miles on my Z8. I couldn't help but think about the folks on this board with their advice in selecting and maintaining a Z8 as well as the guidance of Dana Caldwell and the artistry of Matt Carver in keeping my car running like new.

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    Fabulous at 40

    I hope to see a few Z8'ers in August for the Legends show in Carmel.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    So happy you could join us Ed. Hope your drive home was as great as big sur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Great group, great trip, great weather, great cars!!
    The pasty white person in the red hat is a new group member - Alpina d'Milo

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    I hope to see a few Z8'ers in August for the Legends show in Carmel.
    It was great to see and break bread with you Ed. I'm fairly certain I'll be at Legends, but the with the M6 (Z8 stays home). Maybe we can have an informal dinner on the Friday or Saturday night with all the Z8ers there.
    C.A. Cardenas (AKA Dan)
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    1988 M6 - 32K mi. - Original Owner
    1989 DINAN 750iL - 73K mi. - Original Owner
    1998 M3 - 63K mi. - Original Owner
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    Carlos, if you go, can I split a room again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    It was great to see and break bread with you Ed. I'm fairly certain I'll be at Legends, but the with the M6 (Z8 stays home). Maybe we can have an informal dinner on the Friday or Saturday night with all the Z8ers there.
    I just registered with PCA for corral parking at Legends on August 16th.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunguy View Post
    Carlos, if you go, can I split a room again?
    It would be really cozy since Renate is coming with me to help me with loading the car on the trailer and such; otherwise you'd be more than welcome.

    The good news is that there are still rooms available from the BMW CCA block at the Lover's Inn (imagine the ribbing we'd take if we shared a room at the Lover's Inn!) and they are only $180 a night!!! That's less than what we each paid when we shared the room in 2011. I just made the reservation this morning, so I know there are still rooms available.
    C.A. Cardenas (AKA Dan)
    2003 (last one?) Z8 - Hellrot / Sport Rot
    Original Owner - Munich Tourist Delivery
    -- Others --
    1988 M6 - 32K mi. - Original Owner
    1989 DINAN 750iL - 73K mi. - Original Owner
    1998 M3 - 63K mi. - Original Owner
    2015 X5 (F15) Diesel - Daily Driver