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    Euro Auto Festival at BMW Zentrum, Spartanburg, SC

    Is any one else going to the Euro Auto Festival this weekend (October 18-19) at the BMW Zentrum in Spartanburg, SC? If so, give me a call so we can say hello in person! I'll be driving my Z8 down Friday from Washington, DC area. My cell number is 301-648-7170.
    Doug Dolan
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    If you get a picture and send me a letter about this event, I'll see if I can sneak it into a magazine in which I have a certain influence...

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    Will do! Thanks, Satch.
    Doug Dolan
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    Attached is a picture of my 2002 Z8 (Stratus Metallic over Crema) in its primo place in front of the BMW Zentrum at the Euro Auto Festival which was held Saturday, October 18, 2014. I drove down to South Carolina from the DC area for what turned out to be a perfect weekend. The weather could not have been better, sunny and in the 70's, and the cars and people were terrific. There were over 400 cars placed on the lawn of the Zentrum, generally classed by marque, but my Z8 was classed as a "Super Performance" car with two McLarens (an MP4-12C and a 650S) and a Porsche Carrera GT. The People's Choice award for that class went to the Porsche Carrera GT, which wasn't surprising since Porsche was marque of the year and there were over 160 Porsches registered. My Z8 won the "Head Turner" award from one of the corporate sponsors of the event, Century BMW. As for other BMW's there was a special grouping of thirty-two 8 series on the field, honoring the 25th anniversary of the 8 series, including two Alpina B12 5.0's and several 850 CSi's among the other 840's and 850's, but the BMW People's Choice award went to a very cute blue and white Isetta 600 "Limo". Another BMW, Amy Lester's wonderful Polaris 3.0 CS won in the "Best of the Best" invitational class composed of previous years' People's Choice winners for all marques. Next year BMW will be Euro's marque of the year, so I hope for a really big turnout for the Euro Auto Festival next October.


    Also, here's a link to all the pictures I took at Euro: http://www.fototime.com/inv/DDF3526715BD7AC
     
    Doug Dolan
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    Head turner indeed! Sounds like a great event, congrats.

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    Awesome!!! Great recognition for the Z8 - thanks for representing all of us!
    Skip Hammerman

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    Thank you for sharing the pictures. Beyond your gorgeous stratus/crema Z8, I really enjoyed the images of the Porsche CGT, Ferrari 512Boxer and Dino, Sunbeam Tiger, and Austin Healey 100.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Hi Doug,

    FYI, a picture of your Z8 from this event can be found in the March 2015 issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car (page 46).
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Thanks Ed. I got my copy yesterday. Too bad they cropped out the back of the car, but half is better than none!
    Doug Dolan
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