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by dwz8
Sun 23 Mar, 2008 20:52
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Manic Z8 experience in italy yesterday
Replies: 14
Views: 7344

///M_aniac wrote:Cool. How is the racing going Dieter?
Hi,

going well. Lots of fun last year.

We are working on a second Z4 now, I will post something soon.
by dwz8
Sat 22 Mar, 2008 08:24
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Manic Z8 experience in italy yesterday
Replies: 14
Views: 7344

whiteminks wrote:Marvellous 8-) ! Hi Dieter where have you been hiding?
Hi P,

mostly in this one here.... :D

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by dwz8
Fri 21 Mar, 2008 07:34
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Manic Z8 experience in italy yesterday
Replies: 14
Views: 7344

Re: Manic Z8 experience in italy yesterday

I returned from holiday on lake garda last night. Yesterday there was a big car rally on in Brescia. Until then I had never seen a Z8. Yesterday in the course of 3 hours I saw 12 :lol: I got some pics of 2 in a car park and one on the road (together with numerous ferraris and Porsche). How many Z8'...
by dwz8
Fri 10 Aug, 2007 22:27
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Whiteminks
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Happy Birthday, Paula !

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by dwz8
Tue 26 Jun, 2007 11:03
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

stu wrote:Some superb photography and action shots there!

Thanks for posting.

How did you get on in the race?
The first time we came in 9th in our class, the second time 4th.

The video is the start sequence of the second race.
by dwz8
Mon 25 Jun, 2007 09:16
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

http://images.mw-sportfoto.de/2007/vln/vln070526/images/070526vln0003.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070525_qp4/IMG_0216.jpg And here is a video showing the start of the last race and the first two laps: http://www.zroadster.com/race/movies/070525_VLN_Start.wmv enjoy. http://www.dwz8.de/qp.jpg
by dwz8
Mon 25 Jun, 2007 09:13
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

I promised to post a couple of pics, sorry that it took so long. Pics have been taking on May 12 and May 26 at the Nurburgring. http://www.foto05.de/galerie/12.05.2007_VLN/070512VLN_321.jpg http://www.racepicture.de/html/joomla/bilder/VLN%202007/4%20Lauf/04-%20VLN%20095420070512.JPG http://www.foto0...
by dwz8
Mon 21 May, 2007 20:32
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Re: Z4 coupe.

Dieter. A fantastic video. What made you choose the z4 for this treatment? Was it the tracktime you have had in the z8 or have you been racing for a while? Martin. Martin, the Z8 is way too heavy for serious track usage. You can have a lot of fun with it, but not more. The choice was between an M3 ...
by dwz8
Sun 29 Apr, 2007 21:36
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Forgot to reply... The motor stays unchanged, actually it will be sealed so that no changes can be performed. In the stock classes all cars will be dyno tested to ensure fair competition. The difference is really the setup and the weight. The driving experience - especially on slicks - can not be co...
by dwz8
Sun 29 Apr, 2007 21:02
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

stu wrote:Very impressive effort on the car. What about the motor?

When are the races? It would be nice to follow your progress.
here is the web site: http://www.vln.de/

Sorry, everything in German.
most likely our first race will be on May 12.
by dwz8
Sun 29 Apr, 2007 20:27
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Re: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...

All Pina wrote:
dwz8 wrote: Notwithstanding, a stock Coupé is hardly in a state you want to drive around with.
Huuuh :| ? ? I think many would disagree with that statement and not everybody wants/demands motorsports performance. Each to their own, I say.
Sorry that it wasn't clear enough that this was meant ironically.
by dwz8
Sun 29 Apr, 2007 11:42
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

That looks serious stuff Dieter :shock: :wink: If you are going to do it I guess you should do it the way it should be done! :) Doesn't it get hot without the air-con? ( sorry I'm a girl :D ) Cheers P :wink: Hi paula, you're absolutely right, however, the air condition comes with a certain loss of ...
by dwz8
Sun 29 Apr, 2007 07:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Blimey - buy a track car and don't molest the coupe! Your car your choice but you've just turned a great car into a 1 trick pony. For what you've spent you could have had an M Coupe and a track car. Sorry I hate to see art disfigured. We are not talking about a track car here, this is a competitive...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:35
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

back into the pits http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070427_qp4/images/070427%20041.jpg semis look good after 9 laps on the Nordschleife: http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070427_qp4/images/070427%20044.jpg changing to slicks http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070427_qp4/images/070427%20045.jpg Changing to more appropriate outfit...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Yesterday we finally saw the rollout during a driver's training on the Nordschleife. Unfortunately, the suspension is still too high and needs some adjustment, that's the reason for the slight SUV look. However, this is not really important with regard to the driving experience. http://www.dwz8.de/m...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

We are not barbarians (almost wrote Bavarians), hence the car is sprayed on the inside: http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070421_qp4/images/070421%20002.jpg Slicks and semi slicks on ATS rims are examined http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070421_qp4/images/070421%20004.jpg first seating exercise... http://www.dwz8.de/m...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

Some drivers should be in jail, therefore a cage was mounted: http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070318_qp4/images/070318%20008.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070318_qp4/images/070318%20011.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070318_qp4/images/070318%20012.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070318_qp4/images/070318%20013.jpg ht...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:34
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

There, the guys approach the Coupé with great love and care... http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070221_qp4/images/01.03.2007%2017-46-05_0002.jpg the interior looked a bit boring, so it was removed... http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070221_qp4/images/01.03.2007%2017-46-17_0003.jpg Also the wild growing plants on the ...
by dwz8
Sat 28 Apr, 2007 22:33
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...
Replies: 34
Views: 8629

The best thing you can do to a Z4 Coupé...

There is no section for regular Z4 Coupés, so I had to post it here. Now, I have to admit that I never had an undisturbed relation to the famous dent in the door of a Z4, which can hardly be embellished by using precise kicks with heavy shoes. However, the Coupé comes with this sugarsweet top, a goo...
by dwz8
Tue 24 Apr, 2007 22:26
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Sunny weekend...
Replies: 14
Views: 6866

Nice pics! Why do you need two? Can I have one? :D One Z8 is not enough to chase a Z4, so I need a second one that I can corner the Z4... :wink: I'm pretty sure your Z8, towing your other Z8, would still catch up to my Z4 and leave me in the dust! :) To be honest, I am not totally unhappy with its ...
by dwz8
Tue 24 Apr, 2007 19:11
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Sunny weekend...
Replies: 14
Views: 6866

takedown8 wrote:Nice pics! Why do you need two? Can I have one? :D
One Z8 is not enough to chase a Z4, so I need a second one that I can corner the Z4... :wink:
by dwz8
Sun 22 Apr, 2007 19:51
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Sunny weekend...
Replies: 14
Views: 6866

Thanks for your nice comments.

In fact, I started the session with a different car, but then decided it had to be the Z8...
http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070421_raps/index.htm
by dwz8
Sun 22 Apr, 2007 17:45
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Sunny weekend...
Replies: 14
Views: 6866

A couple more... http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20019.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20021.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20024.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20026.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/im...
by dwz8
Sun 22 Apr, 2007 17:44
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Sunny weekend...
Replies: 14
Views: 6866

Sunny weekend...

I made a couple of pictures this weekend. Enjoy. http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20001.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20002.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20004.jpg http://www.dwz8.de/misc/070422_raps2/images/070422%20006.jpg http://...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:51
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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?
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:37
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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 ...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:34
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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!
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:32
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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/
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 17:22
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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?
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 12:25
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Great Global Warming Swindle
Replies: 78
Views: 3739

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D we should probably add jodphurs for 2010? :wink: :D Gazza and I have already got ours ready Dieter http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12041&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=member+photos&start=100 See page 3 :wink: When do we get to see you in yours? Cheers ...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 12:03
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Great Global Warming Swindle
Replies: 78
Views: 3739

whiteminks wrote:
dwz8 wrote:here is the final proof that global warming is happening... :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D
we should probably add jodphurs for 2010? :wink: :D
by dwz8
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 11:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The Great Global Warming Swindle
Replies: 78
Views: 3739

here is the final proof that global warming is happening... :wink:
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:25
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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 s...
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:22
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

: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 ...
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:10
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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. :)
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:07
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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

(and if it is just to learn what jodphurs look like :wink: )
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 19:03
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

:oops: :oops:
I am shy, so I should rather stay here on the safe continent, I guess?
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:56
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

That's quite certain that it would be fun.

How many cars to you expect to participate?
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:51
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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:
by dwz8
Tue 06 Mar, 2007 18:36
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

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.
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 18:53
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

That is one sick collection Dieter, seen your car on the German forum before, and immediately fell in love with it. Beautiful rims and lowering job. 8-) Hope we can shake hands sometime on the ring, 90 mile trip from here. :D sure, I am at the ring quite often. I know, I shouldn't drive her up ther...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 18:22
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

garyw wrote:dwz8, loving the story.. looking at the naked Z8 frame 8-)
Your a very lucky man..

garyw
Thanks Gary, that's how I feel, although not because of the cars.
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 18:15
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Dieter if you haven't got a wife can Becky and I flank you in the Z8s while you drive the Aston? :D Cheers P :wink: I don't understand how this is related to my wife? 8-) Mmmmm I expect you don't but I sure she would Dieter :D I am looking at the meeting South of London in July, perhaps that might ...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 17:57
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Dieter not only have you got 2 Z8's :shock: (some would say thats greedy......I would say it makes sense :wink: ) But you also have an Aston Martin too, I think I'm going to faint http://bestsmileys.com/fainting/1.gif Is the Aston your wifes car? :D Becky Dieter if you haven't got a wife can Becky ...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 17:53
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Oops, looks like that picture caught your interest... :wink: I admit that I am a bit of a Z8 maniac. So here is the basic story: I bought the first one new in 2002, and not surprisingly I enjoyed driving it a lot. Then I started modifying it (see list in the other Z8 thread), which didn't really red...
by dwz8
Tue 20 Feb, 2007 12:08
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi from Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Hi from Germany

Hi everybody, although I won't be a frequent user of this forum I should probably introduce myself. I am living in the area of Cologne in Germany, about 45 mls away from the Nurburgring. In 2002 I bought my first Z8, which is the one that you see on most pictures in the Z8 section. After the frame d...
by dwz8
Sat 17 Feb, 2007 23:23
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

OMFG!!!!!! Dieter, your car sounds and looks fantastic. Please can you tell us what has been done to it? (just off to check my lottery ticket) Hi Paul, a lot of things have been modified, like wheels, coilovers, brakes, a Quaife diff, exhaust. The engine produces about 540 hp after serious mods. I ...
by dwz8
Sat 17 Feb, 2007 13:15
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

For all you guys drooling over Dieters stunning motor I thought you might like to know the opportunity to purchase your own has arrived :wink: :D Not a patch on Dieters though :wink: RobT crack open that Piggy Bank :lol: (sorry about the huge link, I'm not clever enough to turn it into a click 'her...
by dwz8
Wed 14 Feb, 2007 22:14
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

wait till you see(hear) the videos Conor!! I have just had to go and fetch some tissues. Now I love the sound of my Zed, but that is something else. From idle to 8000 i dont think I have heard a nicer sound. Thanks again Dieter! you're very welcome ! The car is big fun, and I hope I can keep it for...
by dwz8
Tue 13 Feb, 2007 12:04
Forum: Z8 roadster
Topic: Z8 Alpina
Replies: 85
Views: 28084

hahah I've just looked out of the window at my Zed and its crying :lol: :lol: Sorry, I didn't want to hurt your Zed's feelings... :wink: How about a couple of quick videos? The first ones were a try to capture the sound, however, the road was wet, so I had to be a bit careful with the throttle. Of ...