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Mr Paddle.Shift 01-12-2002 01:05 PM

Just a brief reminder: Malibu Canyon Drive This Sunday Jan 20th
 
Confirmed: Dave, Emission, James, Topazmanian, Myself.

Uncertain: Kaz, over90

Date: Jan 20th (sunday, long weekend)

Time: 8:30am?

Where: Malibu Canyon Drive. Meet first at McDonalds off Las Virgenes, 101N freeway.


nate 01-12-2002 02:48 PM

Looks like fun! I'll be skiing that morning http://forums.off-topic.net/images/smilies/wiggle.gif

ChetG 01-12-2002 04:15 PM

I so wish I could do summin like that, here in the UK it seems that bimmer owners arent very united, It would be great to go on a drive with you guys, and talk about the cars, it'd be a blast. Infact, it almost completes my long list of reasons to emigrate to the US :)

ChetG 01-12-2002 04:16 PM

Vince, your Alpinas break up all the M68's there.

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-12-2002 04:31 PM

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skiing sounds good aye! ;) But we get a lot of sun for the next week or so. Better take the opportunity to go driving... ;)

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Originally posted by nate328Ci
Looks like fun! I'll be skiing that morning http://forums.off-topic.net/images/smilies/wiggle.gif

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-12-2002 04:35 PM

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Hmm..aren't the Brits as passionate as the Germans are in terms of driving? In fact, I do wish to take a trip to UK and Europe soon, mainly to salivate over Alpina cars... ;)

If you got a chance, take the B3 for a test drive soon.. ;)

Quote:

Originally posted by ChetG
I so wish I could do summin like that, here in the UK it seems that bimmer owners arent very united, It would be great to go on a drive with you guys, and talk about the cars, it'd be a blast. Infact, it almost completes my long list of reasons to emigrate to the US :)

ChetG 01-12-2002 04:54 PM

I got to test an Alpina B10 V8, god that car was something, almost the best car ive ever driven (Best was a Jag XJR V8), whats the B3, 3.0??

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-12-2002 04:57 PM

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Oh my gosh! you tested a B10 V8???? That 4.6L beast. B3 is for the E46/E36 models. 3.3L to be exact. Alex Baumann tested one last year..and he loves it too.

Tell me more about the B10 V8, in particular to throttle response, suspension, cornering and handling. I heard that Alpina fine-tuned all these parameters.

Quote:

Originally posted by ChetG
I got to test an Alpina B10 V8, god that car was something, almost the best car ive ever driven (Best was a Jag XJR V8), whats the B3, 3.0??

ChetG 01-12-2002 05:14 PM

The car was absolutely incredible. Its funny you mention throttle responce, as this was the only weak point of the car. Ive noticed with all the V8's, theres this hesitance moving off the line. This was not as bad as a 540, but still hesitant. But once that car got going, my god, the power and torque is breathtaking, it really is scary. It would feel even quicker if it wasnt so refined. It had 35 section tyres, but still rode well. Cornering, you definately feel the weight compared to the 330i, but its weird. As you turn in to a fast corner, you expect the car to roll, but it doesent. The speed you can cary through corners is bloody frightening. Steering feel was very good, but defininately not as good as the 530i. I think it uses the recirculating ball steering rack, as opposed to the rack of the 530. I Love the Alpina wheel it had, well feel wise, I didnt like the look very much. I honestly cant imagine the M5 being much better than the B10.

nate 01-12-2002 05:40 PM

Re: ...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
skiing sounds good aye! ;) But we get a lot of sun for the next week or so. Better take the opportunity to go driving... ;)


Sunny and cool here :)

http://www.weather.com/weather/local/70118

lib 01-13-2002 09:18 PM

I drove it today, although in a rental.. hope you get better luck than I did, there were quite a few cars on the road today. I also tried Topanga Canyon which was also busy (many cyclists too). Maybe I just had one of those days.

Drove 152 to get back to Palo Alto (152 is off of I5.. I think). That is a fun fun fun road to cruise.

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-15-2002 09:17 AM

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Who else is interested?? :D

over90 01-15-2002 06:43 PM

I'm thinking about going!:thumb: Just so early! Someone persuade me please to wake up at those god awful hours!:tsk:

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-15-2002 09:12 PM

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I am pushing back the time a little bit actually. Trust me, it's worthy to wake up early! Besides, Monday is MLK holiday! :)

Quote:

Originally posted by over90
I'm thinking about going!:thumb: Just so early! Someone persuade me please to wake up at those god awful hours!:tsk:

over90 01-15-2002 09:31 PM

Re: ...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
IBesides, Monday is MLK holiday! :)

How come I don't get this day off?:dunno: What time are you going to change it to?

Nevermind, I see...

From the South Bay, do I take 405N to 110S, exit Las V?

Inaux 01-15-2002 11:35 PM

Can anyone come? I *may* come, although that is so damn early ;) My friend says the drive would be totally worth it though, so if he decides to come with me I might show up, is that cool? Can't give you a solid yes or no at this time.

jAb 01-16-2002 12:22 AM

hmmm.... tempting

over90 01-16-2002 08:55 AM

Hay Brandon (Inaux),
I'll go if you go!:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: If you want, we can meet up at my house (Redondo Beach) cause it's half way from Irvine & Malibu then we can cruise there together... email me...

Inaux 01-16-2002 05:09 PM

Ok, called my friend to confirm that he wanted to come, so you'll see us there ;)

over90: that sounds good, e-mail me at bfriend1@home.com and give me all the info, how to get there, etc., we'll meet up at a certain time and then head to Malibu

Mr Paddle.Shift 01-18-2002 12:06 PM

Correction:
 
Should have been 101N exit las virgenes NOT 110N

over90 01-18-2002 12:16 PM

Re: Correction:
 
Quote:

Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
Should have been 101N exit las virgenes NOT 110N
AHHH:thumb: That's where I got confused!:confused:

ALEX325i 01-18-2002 01:08 PM

Have fun you guys!
 
I wish I lived in Cali... :(

over90 01-18-2002 01:56 PM

Move to CA. :thumb: I personally could not handle the humidity out here.:thumbdwn: I'll take pictures for you.:D

ALEX325i 01-18-2002 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave 330i
Alex325i,
Florida isn't all bad, at least you have nice warm water beaches. Here is CA, wet suit or die of hypothermia.

True! I guess one can never have everything... I just wish I could "drive" my car here... No scenic routes... :( At least, I don't know any...

ALEX325i 01-18-2002 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by over90
Move to CA. :thumb: I personally could not handle the humidity out here.:thumbdwn: I'll take pictures for you.:D
Thanks bro! :thumb:


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