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    Ready for a drive in April

    Manuel. Sorry for my delayed response. I am only checking in here periodically. We could plan something for April. A Hill Country run would be lovely that time of year. What is a good weekend for...
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    Welcome

    Kevin, congratulations to your acquisition and welcome to the joys and pains of Z8 ownership.

    i can highly recommend Classic BMW in Plano. John Kobell, the company’s General Manager, is a...
  3. Thread: Pandaman

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    Remembering Pandaman

    The Z8 brought us together back in 2002 as Dennis periodically would reach out to fellow Z8 owners with small gifts customized by his embroidery business.

    I had the privilege of getting to know...
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    Bummer, Ian! What is happening to the hard...

    Bummer, Ian!

    What is happening to the hard core of our group? I wish the Gullwing Group members would finally split with their rides and free up a fleet of some 150 of these awesome coupes and...
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    We will be there sponsoring the Carmel Mission...

    We will be there sponsoring the Carmel Mission Classic again this year. http://www.carmelmissionclassic.org
  6. cool! thank you for sharing.

    cool! thank you for sharing.
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    The "old" mistress

    Congratulations Ian! What a gorgeous specimen and already a collectors' car in the making. These things are absolutely addictive - as you well know.

    I got so frustrated after years of searching...
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    Spectacular! Congratulations to a super find....

    Spectacular! Congratulations to a super find. Enjoy!
  9. Good advice and much appreciated. The fewer...

    Good advice and much appreciated. The fewer people buy one the sooner it will appreciate.

    Coincidentally I feel the very same way about any BMW product lately. The factory's strategy with the Z8...
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    Sticky: Poll: Tail Light Poll

    Please take a moment and provide your answers to the attached poll.

    At this point it looks like BMW has decided to back track on the offer to replace the original, failure prone tail lights at no...
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    The interim fix to your problem is to simply...

    The interim fix to your problem is to simply disconnect the battery for a few minutes. The car will start up instantly after you have reconnected the battery. This procedure has helped me out on a...
  12. Congratulations Raj! Awesome car. Any plans on...

    Congratulations Raj! Awesome car. Any plans on bringing it to Cars & Coffee in Plano next week? I have not seen you there in a long time.

    Christian
  13. In my opinion the SLS Roadster has very little in...

    In my opinion the SLS Roadster has very little in common with the Z8 from a driver's perspective. However, if Mercedes made an AMG GTS Roadster with manual transmission it stood a good chance to be...
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    Frankly, judging strictly based on cleaning...

    Frankly, judging strictly based on cleaning effort I did not deserve an award. There was a fellow who actually presented his 5 series car with one wheel removed to show what a phenomenal job he did...
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    Red/red-black Z8 with 12 or 15,000 km fetched €...

    Red/red-black Z8 with 12 or 15,000 km fetched € 275k at Techno Classica in Essen, Germany, earlier this year.
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    .... and now the rest of the story!

    Thank you for the accolades, but I guess this was only on the merit of sporting Michelins on my car. Here is the rest of the story:

    In a moment of night walking exuberance and optimism I had...
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    Hi Rifle, Next year's festivities and Z8...

    Hi Rifle,

    Next year's festivities and Z8 activities around BMW's 100th anniversary wouldn't be right without you. Any chance you might reconsider?

    Either way, best wishes and good luck with the...
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    Interesting constellation of Z8 participants....

    Interesting constellation of Z8 participants. Can't wait to see if Buffy will join the Tourismo Group or the Grand Tourismo outlaws. Actually I can see a Super Bad Dog division in the making. Jeff...
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    Merry Christmas

    Wishing everybody on this board happy holidays and a Z8 eventfull 2015. :thumbsup:
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    Another "Meet in the Middle" on a larger scale is...

    Another "Meet in the Middle" on a larger scale is long due. What dates do you have in mid? Some of us here in TexOma have already signed up for the BMW VCCCA Florida tour following the Amelia Island...
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    Z8 Individual Paint Job

    Here it is:
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    I bought a car last year that had a very...

    I bought a car last year that had a very expensive wrap job done by its previous owner a year or two before with less than 1,000 miles driven since wrap completion.

    It is a frosted matte black...
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    I believe the tonneau cover of my silver car had...

    I believe the tonneau cover of my silver car had never been removed from its bag until I bought the car last year. Luckily it was properly stored and the leather did not show any damage other than...
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    Welcome on board Frank. Just about when I thought...

    Welcome on board Frank. Just about when I thought this forum has surrendered to the heat of summer you are kindling the fire again. And what better color to do it with than in red!:thumbsup:

    Good...
  25. Ron, are you member of the international BMW Z8...

    Ron, are you member of the international BMW Z8 Club, e.V.?

    I stock a few brackets at my business in Dallas for the Club. They are available to club members on a first come first served basis....
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    It was not me. And yes, red is delightful, no...

    It was not me. And yes, red is delightful, no matter if on Road America , at AutoVino like my Z8 here, or in a bottle, or in a glass. Cheers, :beerchug:
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    Andrew, thank you very much for your support and...

    Andrew, thank you very much for your support and exhaustive reporting. Your girls have been good sports! :)
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    Only if the Z8 fits on top of it!:)

    Only if the Z8 fits on top of it!:)
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    Fearsomely quick & rocketing in value

    Here is the August cover of Classic and Sports Car magazine and the first page of the article. Great reading material if you don't mind the author' s take on the Z8's interior design! :rotflmao:
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    Single-clutching brilliance

    " ... the California has the fastest double clutch transmission I have ever driven. Other than that, it was a fun drive."

    :thumbsup: Well said, Pat!

    :driving: Do you know why they keep taking...
  31. We certainly missed you Andrew and all our Z8...

    We certainly missed you Andrew and all our Z8 friends. The good thing is that Colorado is not going anywhere - within our life times. Maybe we can pull off another "Meet in the Middle" one day.
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  32. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-16 CO National Monument to Beaver Creek

    Monday was the last day of our tour which took us from Gateway Canyon Resort via Colorado National Monument to Beaver Creek. More breathtaking views and a hugely appropriate finger puppet chipmunk...
  33. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-15 Telluride to Gateway Canyon

    Sunday morning we spent in Telluride a charming, old mining town that transitioned well from minerals to tourism. Then followed a roughly 100 mile drive through Gateway Canyon to Gateway Canyon...
  34. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-14 Durango to Telluride

    Saturday morning started quite relaxed with a stroll through downtown Durango where we happened upon a car show. No BMWs but an entertaining collection of American and European vehicles. Plenty to...
  35. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-13 Crested Butte to Durango

    Friday had several routes in store for us. Z8Doc and I decided to take the long way from Crested Butte to Durango. About 260 miles of phenomenal roads starting out with 30 miles of dirt road up to an...
  36. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-12 Mount Crested Butte

    Thursday morning we set out on our 200 mile drive from Colorado Springs via Florissant to Crested Butte, Colorado's wildflower capital. Another beautiful trip through alpine country side and rolling...
  37. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-11 US Airforce Academy

    On we went from Pikes Peak through heavy rain clouds and an occasional sprinkle to the visitor center of the US Airforce Academy followed by a photo op at their B52 display.
  38. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado 2014-06-11 Pikes Peak

    Wednesday morning we started our Pikes Peak Hill Climb up to 14,110 feet in breathtaking scenery, through stimulating turns and quickly changing weather conditions.
  39. BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club - Tour de Colorado - June 2014

    Day 1 of the BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club's fabulous Tour de Colorado starts in Colorado Springs at the Garden of the Gods Club.

    22 teams gather for the first meet and greet and to pick up...
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    Share your Easter Drive photos

    Just like in the olden days! Happy Easter to all.
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