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Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
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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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,709
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
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, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,775
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, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
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, 09:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,700
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,226
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...
Forum: European Delivery 04-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By boothguy
Assuming the OP wants to visit Venice since it IS...

Assuming the OP wants to visit Venice since it IS one of the unique cities of the world, then the comments above are spot on. To reiterate:

Tronchetto is a big garage with plenty of space, and...
Forum: European Delivery 02-15-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By boothguy
Well, obviously, a lot of stuff happens. But as...

Well, obviously, a lot of stuff happens. But as nearly as I can make out, it's not washed before it goes on the boat. That's up to you. In fact, LogInOut requests that you wash it yourself to get...
Forum: European Delivery 01-30-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations. Bernard really gets...

Adding my congratulations. Bernard really gets into the spirit of the thing. Had him as our delivery specialist in 2011 and had requested him again this year but he was away on vacation. Let us...
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By boothguy
BMW tells us 8-10 weeks for a reason. There are...

BMW tells us 8-10 weeks for a reason. There are variables on both ends and sometimes even in the middle. It always depends on how soon it gets on a vessel and how long the queue is when it makes...
Forum: European Delivery 01-17-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By boothguy
They're not included. And since I forgot to pull...

They're not included. And since I forgot to pull my BMW-branded ones from my last ED out of the M3 when I turned it in, I had none to take along on this trip. I passed on spending the credits on...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By boothguy
Hey Bikie: Thanks for the horrifying...

Hey Bikie:

Thanks for the horrifying photo. The mind boggles.

While more than a year or so ago, the incident I'm remembering didn't involve a sinking - just a heavy list that may have come...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By boothguy
You mentioned two key likes: food and wine. ...

You mentioned two key likes: food and wine.

Not to pimp my own ED trip report, but it does talk in some detail about the SudTirol (Lagrein), Valtellina, which is just over the Stelvio Pass, Lake...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By boothguy
IIRC when the Tricolor had its misadventure, not...

IIRC when the Tricolor had its misadventure, not all the cargo was damaged, and of the cars that were, not all of them were totaled by BMW. Anyone remember for sure? At the time, there were some...
Forum: European Delivery 12-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
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...
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