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    hello from the Netherlands

    My name is Eric van Haag, I'm 43 years of age, and we, me, my wife Mariska and two sons Richard and Sander are living in a little place named Kerkdriel in the Netherlands.

    I've been a BMW fan since forever I think, and finally found a beautyful Topazblue Z8 with a black interior I decided to buy and add to my little BMW collection, for the rest all M models.

    Here are some pictures of my Z8:










    I'm looking forward to meeting other Z8-owners and making great roadtrips, can't wait for sunny weather !!

    Best regards,

    Eric

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    in Coral Gables, Florida DirkZ8's Avatar
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    Hello Eric - welcome from a fellow Dutchman in Florida.
    Waiting for sunny weather ....
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    Welcome. One of the best colour combo you have ;-) and a very selective BMW collection. I can see an E61 M5, F10 M5, F80 M3 Comp. and E30 M3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zed8 View Post
    Welcome. One of the best colour combo you have ;-) and a very selective BMW collection. I can see an E61 M5, F10 M5, F80 M3 Comp. and E30 M3.
    Thank you I agree about the colour combo ;-)

    Nothing wrong with your eyes btw, the F80 is the limited 30 Jahre Edition and my M5 F10 went on a Manhart summer camp once and came back a little modified :-) (I wasn't really happy before but I love it now; 705 BHP and 912 Nm)

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    Welcome Eric and enjoy your beautiful Z8! If you have any questions about your new BMW, you have found the right place to ask.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Hello Eric, welcome! A wonderful collection of BMW you have got!
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    Thank you Ed and Ton, and I allready stalked Ton with some questions Ed :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Thank you Ed and Ton, and I allready stalked Ton with some questions Ed :-)
    You picked a great person to stalk!
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Welcome Eric, that is a great collection of cars. Hope you enjoy your new Z8 as much as I do mine!

    Bill

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    Thank you Bill, I think I'll enjoy the Z8 a lot. I still remember the first time I saw a Z8, exact moment and place. Februari 15 in 2001, at BMW dealership Ekris in Arnhem. That day I went to pick up my first brand new 5-series and there she was, the most beautyful silvergrey BMW I ever saw, it was my first Z8 expierence, and one to remember ! It was twice the price of my 5-series and I was a bit broke after buying the 5-series a new home and starting my own company, so no Z8 back then ;-)

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    I also remember my first "up close and personal" viewing of a Z8. It was a silver car at the 2000 New York Auto Show, and I fell in love with it. Once I was done with putting kids through college, I finally got one (in red). Topaz is a great color, I might have gone with the blue if I had come across one before the red one found me.

    Glad to hear you have already been in touch with Ton, he is a great source of any and all Z8 information, not to mention a great guy.

    Bill

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    Such a great color combo, bravo, and what a glorious collection of BMW's too!!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    I'm very happy with the blue/black combo, I think the blue matches with the BMW logo :-)

    Thanks again for resetting my profile over and over again, according to my administrator the adress you sent the activation mail from was on some blacklist, that's why I didn't receive it...

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    hi Eric, welcome from NL as well, Utrecht area. I have also a blue z8 but with topaz interior.

    i will see you around one day, our country isnt too big...

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    Thanks JW (JanWillem?), I think it would be nice to have a minimeet in the Netherlands, I'm sure Ton is in for that as well !

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Thanks JW (JanWillem?), I think it would be nice to have a minimeet in the Netherlands, I'm sure Ton is in for that as well !
    Definitely!
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    ... if only you had a decent place to store those cars instead of that hovel...


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    Is that a slate grey gr3rs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    ... if only you had a decent place to store those cars instead of that hovel...

    you should see my livingarea if you think this is bad

    @ Norcal, funny you should say that, because there used to be a Porsche in my hovel as Satch calls my humble shack, but I'm very sure it's not in the picture, spectre in the hovel ?

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    My mistake... horse in the center hub!

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    last wednesday I went to nearby Ede for a photoshoot with Sander van der Linden, I think he did magic with the last sunbeams of the day, check out these pics





































    all credits to Sander van der Linden: https://www.facebook.com/pg/svdlfoto...41107259281265

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    Wow. Thats an exception work out there.
    Hattat

    AF77768 Topasblau / Schwarz

    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    Very nice pictures indeed!
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    Welcome Eric, wow is an understatement on the photoshoot !! Outstanding.
    Best Regards,

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    Absolutely beautiful
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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