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  1. Thread: The Virus

    by Satch
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    Keep Yer Social Distance!

    How odd that my lifestyle has now become all the rage. Here's how bad it is: I can go days without wearing shoes. My commute is about twenty feet from one room to another. Boy, talk about an excuse...
  2. Thread: Something Else

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    "It's also the 20th Anniversary of the launch,...

    "It's also the 20th Anniversary of the launch, and the car model year, so that gives a good reason to do something."

    Wait, what? 2021 is the anniversary of the launch? I thought that might be...
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    MikeT says: "I bring my Z8 to our home in Pebble...

    MikeT says: "I bring my Z8 to our home in Pebble Beach each August and generally stay there until the later part of October. Any others who will be in the area?" Well, me 'n' Nancy Drew will be...
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    Z-Acht say: "The photographer is Helmut Werb and...

    Z-Acht say: "The photographer is Helmut Werb and he lives in Los Angeles." Um... well, he did until he moved back to Germany! I had been trying to get the story on the coupe for years, ever since...
  5. 2000 Z8 (#60297) Topaz/Crema - Sold

    This Topaz/Crema was originally posted at the Palm Springs dealership below, but subsequently sold through RM Sotheby's at Amelia Island.

    This thread combines the history of those sales in Mar...
  6. Thread: What's My Color?

    by Satch
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    Sticky: Poll: Nice hand position, however. Particularly cool in...

    Nice hand position, however. Particularly cool in an F150. I had dinner with Dr. Theisen (one S or two?) in Indianapolis at the Formula 1 race (which makes it 2007, I think). I asked him to name his...
  7. Sticky: Poll: Nancy Drew passed 135,000 on the way home from...

    Nancy Drew passed 135,000 on the way home from South Carolina....
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    Headlight washer covers? We have headlight washer...

    Headlight washer covers? We have headlight washer covers?!
  9. For me it's usually, "What the #$%@ is a guy like...

    For me it's usually, "What the #$%@ is a guy like you doing in a car like that?!"
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    Sticky: Jesus, Andrew, even your "here's something for...

    Jesus, Andrew, even your "here's something for sale" photos are stunning!
  11. Sticky: Oh, man... if only I had the money and the wall...

    Oh, man... if only I had the money and the wall space! These are the closest thing to the no-longer-available Dinan wheels that I have seen!
  12. Thread: Forum member?

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    No true Z8 devotee would ever appear in public...

    No true Z8 devotee would ever appear in public with his shirttails untucked.
  13. Thread: Monterey 2019

    by Satch
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    Monterey 2019

    Me 'n' Nancy Drew will be staying in Salinas again—cheaper (via the BMW CCA), more convenient to the track and Legends Of The Autobahn, and it has a bitchin' underground garage that was virtually...
  14. Thread: Radio Problem

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    There is a certain joyous frustration to living...

    There is a certain joyous frustration to living with a Z8. Like cats.
  15. Nineteen-inchers!

    See my post under Tires & Wheels to see the Z8-style Alpina in a smaller size.
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    Nineteen-inch Alpina wheels

    Okay: So over on Bring A Trailer, with the Silver Z8 Of The Week auction going on, I mentioned a 19" version of the Alpina Z8 wheels. Here is what I saw in Buchloe (if I can figure out how to insert...
  17. Those are HRE's?! Bitchin'—they look something...

    Those are HRE's?! Bitchin'—they look something like the no-longer-available Dinan wheels!
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    It may be pressure from the steering-wheel lock...

    It may be pressure from the steering-wheel lock (at least it is in my Z4); try a little torque on the wheel one way or the other as you turn the key.
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    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by...

    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by custom coach builders in Milan..." Um... no, not exactly: it's a BMW show car originally created by custom coachbuilders in Milan and recently built by BMW...
  20. Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared...

    Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared with the Alpina suspension both for safety but also for a huge gain in overall handing and poise on the road." But do remember that there are two...
  21. I can't seem to find the price!

    I can't seem to find the price!
  22. Thread: New Post on Z8

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    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard...

    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard Written English is her second (or third) language.
  23. I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is...

    I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is such a stunning car that it can carry any wheels, just as a beautiful woman can wear any shoes." But some of the modern Transformer-style designs give me...
  24. Ride Height

    "Is the [Alpina suspension] ride height any different on the alpina suspension vs the regular suspension?" Yes, it is—or at least it looks like there's an abundance of space above stock 18" wheels...
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    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I...

    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I come on here! For what it's worth, I continue to use Optima battery maintainers on the Z8s because they provide information, not just a red/green LED...
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    Heh. You know, of course, that Party A has...

    Heh. You know, of course, that Party A has Michelin Pilot Sports on her Z8, don't you? :)
  27. Wow. "Beneath the spreading chestnut tree the...

    Wow. "Beneath the spreading chestnut tree the village smith stands; the smith, a mighty man is he, with bitchin' 3D printers and scanners...."
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    Heh. Officially, its top speed is a mere 198....

    Heh. Officially, its top speed is a mere 198. Just wait for the B8!
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    My aesthetics are suspect, but why would you want...

    My aesthetics are suspect, but why would you want a more modern look on a deliberately retro design? Echoing the '50s, I have a set of chromed Style 89s that I've been dying to put on the car.......
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    Oh, I agree that HRE makes great wheels. But...

    Oh, I agree that HRE makes great wheels. But style is subjective, nicht wahr? If I put Michelinos on my 19" Style 89s, will you forgive me?
  31. I was right: With its chrome elements, the Z8 CAN...

    I was right: With its chrome elements, the Z8 CAN stand a little chromie bling on the wheels!
  32. So, you think your Z8 is nice and shiny, do you?

    Okay, I admit it: I am not worthy. Yes, I have at least $2,000 worth of polishes and pastes, waxes and buffers, microfiber cloths and intricate brushes. Yes, I have occasionally spent hours in what I...
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    Sigh. I wonder if the people criticizing...

    Sigh. I wonder if the people criticizing run-flats have recent experience with them, as opposed to the first-gen tires available at the turn of the century. After three trips across the country—oh,...
  34. But will a 3D-printed wheel be as strong as...

    But will a 3D-printed wheel be as strong as forged aluminum? I keep thinking of the additive process as being somewhat akin to sandstone deposits, whereas forging seems more like seismic rock....
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    Eeew. Just—eew.

    Eeew. Just—eew.
  36. It apparently went for $203,500. Not sure if that...

    It apparently went for $203,500. Not sure if that included auction fee.
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    And you don't get to drive the damn thing! The...

    And you don't get to drive the damn thing! The ultimate example of people who don't get it.
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    Oh, I think your birthday wishes are pretty...

    Oh, I think your birthday wishes are pretty satisfactory. Let's see: J-O-A-N-N-A....
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    I always thought January birthdays were a cheat,...

    I always thought January birthdays were a cheat, because somehow gifts were expected to stretch from Christmas to my birthday. I hope that didn't happen to you, Andrew!
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    Heh. We could take a poll and see who has heard,...

    Heh. We could take a poll and see who has heard, "Hey, you have a back-up light out!" the most times.
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