Z8 for zed gathering

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Z8 for zed gathering

Post by JAY » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:21

Anyone know of any Z8 owners that would be willing to come along and join in the social events on the 2nd april at Gaydon?

I almost have the full range of Zed's now. The Z8 would be the icing on the cake.

I've looked at the meberlist here but thare is a lack of activity from Z8 owners and no one with an e-mail I can get hold of.

Any suggestions out there guys???


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Post by Alfie » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:51

Hey Jay....

I've been thinking about this, and the only place you'll find a reasonable number of Z8s in this country is Hexagon of Highgate. They normally have more than one in stock.

I guess it might be worth a very polite letter to their chief salesbloke to invite.... 'a representative and a Z8 to make a special guest star appearance at the largest gathering of BMW Z Roadsters in the country.'

They can be assured of excitement and interest from the country's most dedecated BMW roadster enthusiasts..... Perhaps you could even hint that there might be a few potential Z8 buyers attending?

I wonder if Gimlet or anyone high up in the BMWCC could send the invite on headed paper? I realise that our Gaydon meet is not an official BMWCC doo, but headed paper would give our invite even more clout.

I really wouldn't expect Hexagon to agree, but it's gotta be worth a letter.

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Post by ///M_aniac » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 13:02

Yes, a letter would do no harm. Having a Z8 present would be fabulous.
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Post by Alfie » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 13:10

I just looked at the BMW AUC website.

Hexagon currently have 3 Z8s, all Titanium Silver, two with that incredibly audatious (but nice in a mad way) red and black interior, one all black, all priced at £65k - £70k. :shock:

Of course, those prices include the well-known 'Hex Factor'.

They are such YUMMY cars and would've been a smash hit if they'd have made a few RHD and adjusted the price a bit!

So Jay, does that mean we've got EVERY UK production Zed model in attendance except the Z8?
If so, that's really amazing.....

8-)

Do you reckon we'll get an ///MZ4?

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Post by JAY » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 14:08

Alfie wrote: So Jay, does that mean we've got EVERY UK production Zed model in attendance except the Z8?
If so, that's really amazing.....
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All uk models except a 1.8 zed and the S50 & S54 coupe But I think were gunna get these too.

Also the very latest Z4 facelift models but I may be getting those too.

Only seem to have a few hardcore Z4 enthusiasts coming which is a shame we don't have anymore. I haven't had any response from my thread on z4um :(


how many engines went in the uk production Z1's??? ..... spokey ????

The Z4///M now that would be a nice treat wouldn't it ;)
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Post by Zed Roadster » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 15:15

My Z is a little 1.8 and I will be there on the 2nd all booked in with food!

Would be great to see a Z8 I haven't seen one in the flesh yet.

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Post by John Boy » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 15:27

Z8, Nice!

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Post by Zed Roadster » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 16:43

Sorry typo :oops: It is a 1.8 for sure even has the badge.

So does my car complete the Z3 range at the gathering or is there still a few M/// varaiants missing?

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Post by JAY » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 16:47

Zed Roadster wrote:My Z is a little 1.8 and I will be there on the 2nd all booked in with food!

Would be great to see a Z8 I haven't seen one in the flesh yet.
Just checked my PM from you and you said you had a 1.9 !!!

If you got a 1.8 thats magic. Can you confirm its a 1.8

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Post by Phil » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 17:10

The car club letterhead is almost certainly a no no as its not a car club event.
I have car club stationary but would only use it for events under the club banner as things like event insurance etc come into play and events being open to all BMWs not just Zs etc..
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Post by JAY » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 17:15

Zed Roadster wrote:Sorry typo :oops: It is a 1.8 for sure even has the badge.

So does my car complete the Z3 range at the gathering or is there still a few M/// varaiants missing?
Complete , except the coupes. & Z8

I've posted on z3mcoupe.com hopefully I'll get a response
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Post by Alfie » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 18:54

Phil wrote:The car club letterhead is almost certainly a no no as its not a car club event.
I have car club stationary but would only use it for events under the club banner as things like event insurance etc come into play and events being open to all BMWs not just Zs etc..
Yep, of course.

Silly idea.

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Post by Giles » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 21:23

The 'Hex factor' of which Alfie speaks really hacks me off.

Their cars are viciously overpriced, for no good reason and they take an age (if ever) to sell.

I'd love it if an representative from Hexagon decided to show his/her face. I for one would love 'chat' with them about market forces and supply/demand.... :wink:

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Post by stu » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 21:39

Phil wrote:The car club letterhead is almost certainly a no no as its not a car club event.
I have car club stationary but would only use it for events under the club banner as things like event insurance etc come into play and events being open to all BMWs not just Zs etc..
Phil, I'm surprised we're not trying to help out here under the Z register banner of the Car Club? What harm could it do the event of the Z register? Something to put in the club mag with a unique line up - surely worthy of the registers support?

Jay, the Z1 only had the 2.5 motor!
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Post by JAY » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 21:56

stu wrote: Jay, the Z1 only had the 2.5 motor!
Ok cheers Stu.

Was the Z1 alpina not reg'd for the uk market then?
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Post by spokey » Wed 22 Mar, 2006 22:06

I doubt you'll get an RLE there. I don't think I've heard of one in the UK. :(
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Post by Alfie » Thu 23 Mar, 2006 12:33

Giles wrote:The 'Hex factor' of which Alfie speaks really hacks me off. Their cars are viciously overpriced, for no good reason
Giles, you have to remember their location. They are situated opposite the end of the second richest road in the country, The Bishops Avenue. People drive out of their mansions and spot a cute little car in a nice colour on Hexagon's forecourt. They pop in as they're passing, rattle a bit of loose change and drive away in an £80k ///M6.
Market forces? Exactly.

Anyway, let's be really nice to Hexagon coz we might need their favours sometime, ok?????

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Post by Alfie » Tue 28 Mar, 2006 14:50

John F wrote:If it had been the following weekend I could have obliged with a Z8 but not 1st/2nd April....it is our wedding anniversary.
That's such a shame!

But what better way to celebrate your wedding anniversary than a trip down south in a beautiful car? How COULD she say no???

Congrats anyway John and Mrs!

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Post by John F » Tue 28 Mar, 2006 15:01

Sorry...just noticed this thread.

If it had been the following weekend I could have obliged with a Z8 but not 1st/2nd April....it is our wedding anniversary. Amazingly we got married on April Fools Day!!!

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Post by clarinettedn06 » Fri 28 May, 2010 04:23

John F wrote:Sorry...just noticed this thread.

If it had been the following weekend I could have obliged with a Z8 but not 1st/2nd April....it is our wedding anniversary. Amazingly we got married on April Fools Day!!!
That's indeed amazing!! :lol:

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Post by kruisn » Fri 28 May, 2010 06:38

Pretty amazing how Alfie answered before John F posted too. Fast man that Alfie.
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Post by estocks » Fri 28 May, 2010 07:44

Or indeed how it all happened 4 years ago.
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Post by Ian_C » Fri 28 May, 2010 11:07

estocks wrote:Or indeed how it all happened 4 years ago.
Such a shame. I get all excited when I see a new post in the z8 section alas it's just a bump of an old post :bawl:

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