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Forum: European Delivery 12-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By boothguy
Maybe I hit the end of the long-delay period. ...

Maybe I hit the end of the long-delay period. Glad for you guys...
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By boothguy
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're...

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're likely looking at some significant additional time. According to my CA, who is a VERY experienced hand at this ED thing, the current back up at the West...
Forum: European Delivery 12-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations and welcome. The way...

Adding my congratulations and welcome. The way to add pictures to this thread, which we all want to see, is simple: when writing your response, click on the "Go Advanced" button below the text box,...
Forum: European Delivery 12-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By boothguy
Hey Beth: we have some friends who decided to...

Hey Beth: we have some friends who decided to live in Italy for a year (we visited them on our 2011 ED trip), and they shipped a US car there to use and then sold it at the end of the year. They...
Forum: European Delivery 12-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By boothguy
Congratulations on your obvious impeccable taste.

Congratulations on your obvious impeccable taste.
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By boothguy
Fine color choice - congrats. The Valencia...

Fine color choice - congrats. The Valencia Orange was the main attraction for me with the Z4, but couldn't live with the space restrictions. Sounds like a great, if short, trip.
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By boothguy
The easiest way to know is to watch out for the...

The easiest way to know is to watch out for the signs: they're round, with a red center and the white "no-no" bar in the middle. There's probably some list or other sophisticated way to find them,...
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By boothguy
Tell your GF I watched your entire lap strictly...

Tell your GF I watched your entire lap strictly because of her commentary. Loved it. Not even any cursing, which was very impressive. Where your passenger was saying, "Waaaaa.... holy crapolas!"...
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By boothguy
Hey - I recognize those happy faces from our...

Hey - I recognize those happy faces from our joint deliveries in 2011. Congratulations, guys! But, no driving to Rome and back? Wassamatter?
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By boothguy
Glad you didn't leave us hanging on the full trip...

Glad you didn't leave us hanging on the full trip report. Your short clip of your first lap at the 'Ring brought back memories of my first lap there. A BMW driver had slid off-course on the first...
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By boothguy
I'm really enjoying your just-at-sunset shots. ...

I'm really enjoying your just-at-sunset shots. The one looking down Lake Como from Varenna makes we want to put up my feet and reach for a glass of wine.
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By boothguy
I'm really enjoying your just-at-sunset shots. ...

I'm really enjoying your just-at-sunset shots. The one looking down Lake Como from Varenna makes we want to put up my feet and reach for a glass of wine.
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By boothguy
Yes, it is a two lane road, and yes, it is a...

Yes, it is a two lane road, and yes, it is a major WTF-inducing experience to see and drive it for the first time. But by way of explaining just how big a WTF, consider the following:

1. I...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By boothguy
What a great experience! Drove the Nordschliefe...

What a great experience! Drove the Nordschliefe once, and if I can ever pry The Spousal Unit away from Italy on a future trip, will most definitely do it again. And I'll be sure to book some laps...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,933
Posted By boothguy
Very nicely done. From my experience three years...

Very nicely done. From my experience three years ago, Driving an M3 in Europe is somewhat akin to dating a supermodel in terms of the attention you and your ride attract. So I can only imagine what...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By boothguy
A rainy afternoon in Panama I happened to...

A rainy afternoon in Panama

I happened to check Marine Traffic's website this afternoon, and saw that the Virgo Leader was about to transit the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal. So I made an...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations. I'll be looking for...

Adding my congratulations. I'll be looking for you here on the SoCal freeways.
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By boothguy
Nice photos - thanks for sharing. We just...

Nice photos - thanks for sharing. We just completed our third delivery at Welt, and although I mentioned it to my CA and to the ED department in NJ and to my delivery coordinator at Welt, we didn't...
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By boothguy
Mike: find time to do the factory tour. Well...

Mike: find time to do the factory tour. Well worth the time investment.
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By boothguy
While there's no law that says you have to be in...

While there's no law that says you have to be in the picture, we can see the car(s) by going on BMW's website whenever we want. This forum is about the experience of European Delivery, and our...
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By boothguy
IIRC from the factory tour in '08, a 7-8 day...

IIRC from the factory tour in '08, a 7-8 day production turn is about right. Mine was also built a week or so ahead of what I recall being told, but that was for a late-August delivery date, so...
Forum: European Delivery 09-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By boothguy
I swore I wasn't going to get sucked in to the...

I swore I wasn't going to get sucked in to the whole 'Where's the ship right now, this minute?" thing again this time. Thus far, not off to a great start.

It started off innocently enough. A...
Forum: European Delivery 09-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By boothguy
MB330: We're back in SoCal, car's on the Virgo...

MB330: We're back in SoCal, car's on the Virgo Leader, sailing today from Bremerhaven. Expected docking in Port Hueneme 10/24.

But to stay on topic, the gift shops at the airport were stocking...
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By boothguy
Just because I thought you would enjoy it, here’s...

Just because I thought you would enjoy it, here’s a couple of minutes worth of video taken while driving the ridiculously narrow roads in the hills (mountains to me) above Valpolicella.
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Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By boothguy
Yeah. That looks like good, clean fun. ...

Yeah. That looks like good, clean fun. Especially all the pools of vomit. How have I missed it all this time?
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