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Post by Austin Powers » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 10:58

Dieter - absolutely stunning car...and almost perfect driveway - one Z8 for the winter, one for the summer, Aston for opera nights, only the X3...do swap that for the new X5... :lol:
Thanks for sharing. It is good to see, that some of these cars are actually put on the road and driven as they were suppose to be driven...
Take good care of the ultimate Z...
Respect. 8-)
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:36

Austin, thanks for your nice words.

I really love the Z8, it's a fabulous car - if you like this kind of a car.

The X3 is indeed up for discussion, we're going to look at the new X5 soon.
Cheers, Dieter

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Dunsfold?

Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:47

So Dieter are you bringing the Z8 to see us all at Dunsfold?

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... t=dunsfold

It would be good to see you there :D


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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:51

Hi Paula,

I'd love to. I can't commit at this point in time because I can't foresee business travel for so long.
But I have it on my calendar. :wink:
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:54

dwz8 wrote:Hi Paula,

I'd love to. I can't commit at this point in time because I can't foresee business travel for so long.
But I have it on my calendar. :wink:
Okay we'll believe you :wink: but you must promise to come to at least one event this year :D It will be fun :lol:

Cheers Paula
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:56

That's quite certain that it would be fun.

How many cars to you expect to participate?
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:59

dwz8 wrote:That's quite certain that it would be fun.

How many cars to you expect to participate?
I am not quite sure Dieter .... it varies but if you are there with your Z8 it will probably be twice as many as there would have been :D :D :D

Cheers Paula :wink:
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:03

:oops: :oops:
I am shy, so I should rather stay here on the safe continent, I guess?
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:05

dwz8 wrote::oops: :oops:
I am shy, so I should rather stay here on the safe continent, I guess?
Nooooo we are not mean ........... we will look after you :wink:
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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:06

dwz8 wrote:Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )

Great stuff :wink:

Paula :wink:
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Post by spokey » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:06

dwz8 wrote:Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
:twisted:

Oo-er, missus. Next thing he'll be asking you to bring your riding crop! :D
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:07

Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:07

spokey wrote:
dwz8 wrote:Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
:twisted:

Oo-er, missus. Next thing he'll be asking you to bring your riding crop! :D
That can be arranged :wink:
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:10

spokey wrote:
dwz8 wrote:Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
:twisted:

Oo-er, missus. Next thing he'll be asking you to bring your riding crop! :D
My sister owns one, so I know how to successfully avoid horses. :)
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by whiteminks » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:13

dwz8 wrote:
spokey wrote:
dwz8 wrote:Alright then. If possible timewise I'll be there.

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
:twisted:

Oo-er, missus. Next thing he'll be asking you to bring your riding crop! :D
My sister owns one, so I know how to successfully avoid horses. :)
I think it can be safely said ......... not horsepower though Dieter ? :wink:
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:22

whiteminks wrote:
dwz8 wrote:
spokey wrote: :twisted:

Oo-er, missus. Next thing he'll be asking you to bring your riding crop! :D
My sister owns one, so I know how to successfully avoid horses. :)
I think it can be safely said ......... not horsepower though Dieter ? :wink:
:)
I'll bring about 540 horses with me, that should suffice for the day. :wink:
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by spokey » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:23

dwz8 wrote:Finally, some laps on the Nordschleife, not too fast, but the sound is quite good.
Does the guy in the Porsche belong to the PCGB? He drives like one of them. :head:
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Post by dwz8 » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:25

spokey wrote:
dwz8 wrote:Finally, some laps on the Nordschleife, not too fast, but the sound is quite good.
Does the guy in the Porsche belong to the PCGB? He drives like one of them. :head:
no, he was German.

Unfortunately, he kept driving middle of the road most of the time, and since this was not a race I preferred to stay on the safe side.
I think I gave him quite clear signals that both I wanted to drive faster, and that I could. After I passed him on the final straight he didn't show any interest in further conversations with me though.
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by spokey » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:57

Kesselchen must be a laugh in that car! :D
Ciao,
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Post by Austin Powers » Tue 06 Mar, 2007 20:57

dwz8 wrote:Austin, thanks for your nice words.

I really love the Z8, it's a fabulous car - if you like this kind of a car.

The X3 is indeed up for discussion, we're going to look at the new X5 soon.
BRAVO. :) 8-)
Best wishes!

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Post by Toucanbird » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:18

Saw this Alpina and thought of you Dieter, the two would make a great photo shoot !! How about getting them both to Gaydon in August ?
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Post by Gazza » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:21

Love the number plate 8-)

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Post by dwz8 » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:22

Toucanbird wrote:Saw this Alpina and thought of you Dieter, the two would make a great photo shoot !! How about getting them both to Gaydon in August ?
Great idea!

As I said before, I have to watch may business travel before I can commit. I'd love to go there.

Is this yours, or did you take the photos only?
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by Toucanbird » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:28

Hi Dieter, lets try for Gaydon and yes, I bought it to keep my Z1 company. Only 8 originally imported into UK by Synter of which 3 were in Alpina Blue. This is the actual car that Clarkson was so kind to on Top Gear !!

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Post by dwz8 » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:32

garythefish wrote:Love the number plate 8-)

Gazza.
I'm afraid it's incorrect. The car was officially called Alpina Roadster V8, not Z8.
http://www.alpina-roadster-v8.de/
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by dwz8 » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:34

Toucanbird wrote:Hi Dieter, lets try for Gaydon and yes, I bought it to keep my Z1 company. Only 8 originally imported into UK by Synter of which 3 were in Alpina Blue. This is the actual car that Clarkson was so kind to on Top Gear !!
Well, congratulations then!

I just love the color combo and the engine!
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by Toucanbird » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:35

Yes that's correct but felt I was unlikely to get away with putting "Alpina Roadster V8" onto the number plate here in the UK !!

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Post by dwz8 » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:37

Toucanbird wrote:Yes that's correct but felt I was unlikely to get away with putting "Alpina Roadster V8" onto the number plate here in the UK !!
:lol: :lol:

accepted!

although I am not quite sure about the car's denomination in the US, because there it was sold by BMW, not by Alpina. The official manufacturer was also BMW. So maybe they were called Z8 there.

A great companion to your Z1 for sure.
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by Toucanbird » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:43

The 450 sold in the States were all marketed as "BMW Alpina Roadster V8"as they were here.
Cheers,
Chris.

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Post by dwz8 » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:51

Interesting, I didn't know that BMW sold the Alpinas in the UK as well.

So it's not a long trip for you to Gaydon I guess. Let's hope the best.

Are you on Andrew's board as well? Club member?
Cheers, Dieter

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Post by Austin Powers » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 19:44

@Toucanbird: :shock: :shock: :shock:

AWESOME car. :shock:
Nice color combo... 8-)
Love the plate. :D

Is Gaydon far from Eurotunnel? :D
Bw,

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Post by Straight_Six » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 21:04

what a car toucan! what a car!

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Post by MrsMozart » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 18:35

...I want burbles like that...!!!!!! :drive

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Post by Alex L » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 18:44

MrsMozart wrote:...I want burbles like that...!!!!!! :drive

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M5 engine conversion

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Post by MrsMozart » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 18:45

Hm. Guess will have to wait a while, unless can sell body on the streets... it must have some use :puzzle:
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Post by DreamZ » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 02:04

Pure art
dwz8 wrote:You're welcome.
Here you go....enjoy.

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