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Forum: Performance Center Delivery Today, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By vmcvey
Yes. The factory tour is about 1hr: 40 minutes. ...

Yes. The factory tour is about 1hr: 40 minutes. There's a whole other six hours of DRIVING that makes PCD worth it.

:)

- V
Forum: European Delivery Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
Just a little cow-impediment driving. I cannot...

Just a little cow-impediment driving. I cannot recall which village this was.


http://youtu.be/IKg54Nd_8MM


- V

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Forum: European Delivery Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
We had a funny thing happen with the GoPro (as...

We had a funny thing happen with the GoPro (as seen on the Stelvio Pass photo above):

The story:
On day One of the European Delivery, I had the GoPro suction-cup mount on the very top of the...
Forum: European Delivery Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By vmcvey
Post Drop Off Locations 2014 & Country Speed Limits

Last week, the very helpful people at the BMW Welt provided us with two documents that could be useful for upcoming travelers:

a) Drop Off Locations 2014: a two-page listing of locations, with a...
Forum: European Delivery Today, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By vmcvey
Here is a copy of the form advising "appropriate...

Here is a copy of the form advising "appropriate equipment" required, that I had to sign at the BMW Welt.

- V

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Forum: European Delivery Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By vmcvey
We just returned two days ago from the delivery. ...

We just returned two days ago from the delivery.

The people at BMW Welt have made a Google Maps route, the "Romantische Driving Map" (something like that), which is a circular south of Munich road...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By vmcvey
I've put loads of miles on rental cars in and...

I've put loads of miles on rental cars in and around Rome...never had a bump.

Now...I wouldn't ride a scooter! LOL.

- V
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By vmcvey
Hello. Unless you are planning to helicopter...

Hello.

Unless you are planning to helicopter your new vehicle over the mountains, I am pretty sure you will, in fact, encounter mountains and twisties...even if you take tunnel routes. If it...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By vmcvey
Oh, no. Well, look, the good thing is that...

Oh, no.

Well, look, the good thing is that these days, all of this can be adjusted easily (which it appears you have already done) and your entire itinerary doesn't collapse.

Have fun anyhow!...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
It was some petrol station (truck stop) between...

It was some petrol station (truck stop) between Stelvio and Zurich, just about 20 - 40 km east of Zurich, if I recall correctly.

- V
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
Thanks. Yes, she earned it. Now, the most...

Thanks. Yes, she earned it.

Now, the most difficult part of the whole process is in-progress...the waiting! But, I don't have to be the one waiting, LOL. Not this time. :)

Have fun on...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
Okay, we're back. It was great! The weather...

Okay, we're back. It was great!

The weather in Europe has been between ten and TWENTY degrees (F) below average! It was much more like Autumn than August...seriously.

A few pictures:

1) ...
Forum: European Delivery 08-24-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By vmcvey
Agree with skierdoc. I'm also in Houston, my...

Agree with skierdoc. I'm also in Houston, my dealer is in Atlanta, and I won't add the new car to insurance until mid-October when it arrives at PCD.
Forum: European Delivery 08-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,173
Posted By vmcvey
21 August 2014 Delivery. 22 August at the photo...

21 August 2014 Delivery. 22 August at the photo spot.

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Forum: European Delivery 08-23-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By vmcvey
Stelvio. Awesome. ...

Stelvio. Awesome.

http://youtu.be/eKT3UpNivT8
Forum: European Delivery 08-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By vmcvey
Peter grabbed us from the hotel and transported...

Peter grabbed us from the hotel and transported to the Welt with precision. He also stopped and showed us a very cool inner-city river that is a permanent "surfing" point. Just awesome.

Benjamin...
Forum: European Delivery 08-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By vmcvey
Arrived at MUC airport this morning. Peter was...

Arrived at MUC airport this morning. Peter was exactly in the pre-planned location. He took us over to do a quick (pre-planned) stop at the Lufthansa World Shoppe, then to ADAC and arranged for...
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By vmcvey
I'll let you know this coming Wednesday...

I'll let you know this coming Wednesday afternoon! :)

- V.
Forum: European Delivery 08-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By vmcvey
Please just store it in an offsite tank,...

Please just store it in an offsite tank, somewhere nearby. I'll be there on Thursday to retrieve that free gasoline. And "thank you." :rofl:

- V

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Forum: European Delivery 08-14-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By vmcvey
Ha. You have about 40+ days... don't sweat it. ...

Ha. You have about 40+ days... don't sweat it. They're probably replying to emails from people writing "I arrive tomorrow, can I have a tour?"

:)


- V
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By vmcvey
I've got a bit of auto manufacturing background...

I've got a bit of auto manufacturing background in Detroit-area factories. I've done both the Munich plant and the PCD plant. So... the high-points about the Munich plant is that it's a rare...
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By vmcvey
It's just general "shopping" that will be closed...

It's just general "shopping" that will be closed or limited. In other words, in the USA, you figure that if you want to buy an iPhone power charger at 4:00 pm on a Sunday, you can go to BestBuy,...
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By vmcvey
It will be hit-and-miss. If you are in a city of...

It will be hit-and-miss. If you are in a city of about 100,000 people or more, you can usually find open businesses in the central part on a Sunday -- but even most of these close at 5:00 pm or 6:00...
Forum: European Delivery 08-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By vmcvey
Looks great. And, thanks to that...

Looks great.

And, thanks to that bullet-proof roof-glass. :)

- V

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Forum: European Delivery 08-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By vmcvey
It would be cool if they could attach videos of...

It would be cool if they could attach videos of each of us making the victory lap. :)

- V
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