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    Thumbs up BMW Z8 Club meets with BMW Classic

    On April 14th BMW Z8 Club, e.V. President, Sonja Tietz, along with Dieter Weidenbrueck, Chairman Technical Matters, and Christian Schmidt, Chairman PR, met with representatives of BMW Group Classic at the Techno Classica Show in Essen, Germany.

    BMW Z8 Club regional representative Alf Ehrkamp had his pristine black Z8 on display in BMW's hall right next to a spectacular 507. He and fellow members manned the Z8 Club stand within the huge Classic compound.

    Sonja, Dieter and I met with Georg Blumoser, BMW Group Classic Head of Parts Sales, who confirmed that starting March of this year the Classic Division has taken on full responsibility for our cars. BMW's 50 year parts support commitment for our cars is reality and has been reconfirmed.

    Classic is in the process of assessing the overall parts situation and will be responsible for all parts unique to the Z8 with the exception of 368 parts shared with other BMWs. These engine and braking system related parts will be provided by BMW AG.

    We discussed various concerns in detail and Dieter has offered the Club's assistance when it comes to researching and addressing technical matters.

    We wish Mr. Blumoser and his team of 14 specialists all the best and are looking forward to many years of enjoying our cars with BMW Group Classic on our side.

     
    ZAchterbahn
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    Very good news on the parts, I look very forward to hearing more about Classic here in the US. I wonder if it'll be run like a franchise dealership, or as part of BMW NA.
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Excellent news, Christian.

    90 years of Motorrad? Wow, I remember touring the roundel museum in Munich for the 75th anniversary. The spiraling display of all the bikes was incredible.
    thegunguy

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    I ordered some parts in the classic shop. I asked if a membership of the Z8 club could get a discount and they said they would consider it. :-)
    Ton
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    What is the real world significance of having the Z8 under BMW Group Classic? What advantages does it provide for us into the future?
    Skip Hammerman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musta10000 View Post
    What is the real world significance of having the Z8 under BMW Group Classic? What advantages does it provide for us into the future?
    BMW Classic is responsible for all parts of BMW's older than 12 years: they want "to keep them rollin". I think the last years show that BMW AG was not that eager to provide us with parts like tail lights. After production ending there was no responsible department anymore....and that has changed now!( I hope )
    Ton
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    This is great news. Thank you!

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    Christian and all the rest who attended the meeting thanks so much for your effort and success.