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Forum: European Delivery Today, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By boothguy
Oh, no! We're going to miss each other by one...

Oh, no! We're going to miss each other by one measly day! I still have a year-and-a-half left on the 428 and I couldn't talk The Spousal Unit into a 5er. But some friends have been pestering us to...
Forum: European Delivery 01-30-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By boothguy
Be aware that with a very few exceptions, you...

Be aware that with a very few exceptions, you can't simply drive up to a winery in Italy and walk in to taste. Most places require a reservation in advance and will want to include a tour of the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,517
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations. I've said before that...

Adding my congratulations. I've said before that the staff at Welt gets that this is a big deal to each of us, and they most definitely contribute to the experience. And even more so in your case. ...
Forum: European Delivery 11-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By boothguy
Put Brunelli on your tasting list, since it's not...

Put Brunelli on your tasting list, since it's not far at all from where you're staying. Sounds like a great trip - looking forward to the details.
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By boothguy
Hey Doc: Nothing succeeds like excess. And...

Hey Doc:

Nothing succeeds like excess. And what better excess than two ED trips in the same year? Great price on the flights, but if SAS hasn't improved on their rock-hard seats from the last...
Forum: European Delivery 10-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By boothguy
Congratulations on your choice of model and color...

Congratulations on your choice of model and color - clearly a gentleman of refined taste and sophistication.

Noticed you made a nice stop in Chianti Classico country - did you taste at Antinori,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-03-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By boothguy
I'm sure that is you tell Alberto what...

I'm sure that is you tell Alberto what specifically you want to do, he'll give you a reasonable response. And as I'm sure you know, If he really doesn't want to allow cooking, you can certainly make...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By boothguy
Given your interests and language ability, I...

Given your interests and language ability, I personally guarantee that you'll enjoy this visit. If you don't, send me the bill. His apartments are actually nicer than they appear on the website. ...
Forum: European Delivery 08-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By boothguy
Hey soledoc: Since Verona is a popular...

Hey soledoc:

Since Verona is a popular tourist destination and can be absolutely choked with people, I wholeheartedly support your decision to stay outside of town. The Valpolicella region to the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By boothguy
Just as a point of interest, the service advisor...

Just as a point of interest, the service advisor at my local dealership told me to not sweat the 1,200-mile service during my 2011 trip, which I had estimated to be about 2,000 miles in total. He...
Forum: European Delivery 06-27-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By boothguy
A late posting can be forgiven when the...

A late posting can be forgiven when the accompanying pictures are as good as yours. Adding my congratulations on your handsome ride and wonderful-looking family. You even went the extra mile and...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By boothguy
I think Gluhwein capsulized the typical reaction...

I think Gluhwein capsulized the typical reaction very accurately. But I had an odd experience on one of my earlier ED trips I'd like to see if anyone can shed some light on:

On the flight to...
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,708
Posted By boothguy
Hopefully the misadventure(s) with the flight...

Hopefully the misadventure(s) with the flight means that the balance of the trip will be absolutely fantastic. Keep us posted, and best of luck.
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,503
Posted By boothguy
The entire bumper cover will be replaced, and...

The entire bumper cover will be replaced, and will be indistinguishable from new. It'll cost you hopefully no more than an additional week in the redelivery process.
Forum: European Delivery 06-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By boothguy
Agree that two laps at a time is a good plan. ...

Agree that two laps at a time is a good plan. Amazing, though, the difference between aggressive track driving versus street driving. After two laps of the Nordschliefe, all four brakes were...
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By boothguy
Stringing laps together helps you familiarize...

Stringing laps together helps you familiarize yourself with the realities of the circuit, assuming you've already done your homework on a computer racing sim. But then again, if you're pushing, your...
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By boothguy
Tronchetto garage in Venice. Try not to obsess...

Tronchetto garage in Venice. Try not to obsess about parking and enjoy the trip.
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By boothguy
Not unless your friend is on the title. ...

Not unless your friend is on the title.

Unless you're a cardiac surgeon, no one is that busy. You're missing the whole point of doing an ED. Notice expression in center photo below - 'nuff...
Forum: European Delivery 05-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations on car, trip and...

Adding my congratulations on car, trip and excellent video. Well done.

Now, how do I get that "I'm a rainbow too" song out of my head?
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,764
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations as well. But...

Adding my congratulations as well. But seriously, a picture of your leather conditioner? Come on, Raj. Who cares about that stuff? A picture of the happy new owners is required.
Forum: European Delivery 05-27-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By boothguy
Just as a point of clarification, Beth's still...

Just as a point of clarification, Beth's still "in the BMW fold", because Hanna-belle - her 328 'vert in the photo above is still her good weather driver. The Merc was for wintertime driving.
Forum: European Delivery 05-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By boothguy
Hi Beth! Wow - great timing! Forum members:...

Hi Beth! Wow - great timing! Forum members: Beth and I overlapped in '08, taking simultaneous delivery on adjacent turntables (photo). And when my trip went sideways because my car's...
Forum: European Delivery 05-10-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,304
Posted By boothguy
I was in a somewhat similar situation last year: ...

I was in a somewhat similar situation last year: wanted to do an ED in late August (like the 26th/ 27th). Did the deal through the ultra-experienced Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Barbara, and it was...
Forum: European Delivery 04-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By boothguy
...and it's even tougher if you're leasing,...

...and it's even tougher if you're leasing, because it takes quite a while for the lease rates to be set on a new-year model; and you get a shorter window on your pickup dates as well. Not saying...
Forum: European Delivery 04-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,595
Posted By boothguy
We've stayed at the Laimer Hof our first night on...

We've stayed at the Laimer Hof our first night on all three trips. It's outdated in a kind of funky and enjoyable way, but the staff is the greatest, the relaxing walk to Hirschgarden and back (not...
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