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Forum: European Delivery 09-20-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By boothguy
Biggest embarrassment for me was what my friend...

Biggest embarrassment for me was what my friend MB330 was linking above. To save you wading through the whole trip report, I short-cut a corner on the Stelvio Pass and bottomed out on a piece of...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By boothguy
Next trip, I've definitely got to put "driving...

Next trip, I've definitely got to put "driving the auto barn" on my itinerary. Don't know how I've missed that thus far. Probably didn't handle the twisties too well, I imagine, being a barn and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-02-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,062
Posted By boothguy
Driving an M-car is Italy is a little like dating...

Driving an M-car is Italy is a little like dating a supermodel. Lots of looks, whistles and arm-waving. But it's for the car, not you. Still fun.

Enjoying the report thus far - keep it coming!
Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By boothguy
As you say, a lot depends on how you handle...

As you say, a lot depends on how you handle jetlag. For me, it takes a few days to adjust, and going that direction (I always want to drive the Stelvio), I always pick the first route of your trio: ...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,427
Posted By boothguy
Your exact model/equipment/color are on my short...

Your exact model/equipment/color are on my short lift for my 2017 ED. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: European Delivery 07-19-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,062
Posted By boothguy
Hey Bick: adding my congratulations on a...

Hey Bick: adding my congratulations on a terrific looking car and an excellent trip report. Thanks especially for the interesting info on the First Class accommodations. Glad you avoided being in...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By boothguy
Snowy Stelvio in late May

Just a one-photo post since this was not an ED trip. But thought you might enjoy this pic of myself one corner from the top of the Stelvio Pass on May 30th of this year.

Brief background: some...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,638
Posted By boothguy
Very nicely done. We can all identify with that...

Very nicely done. We can all identify with that first glimpse from the stairs at the Welt.
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By boothguy
Your vehicle/color choice clearly identifies you...

Your vehicle/color choice clearly identifies you as a discerning gentleman of refined taste with an impeccable eye for beauty. Congratulations.

I do recommend the M-Sport package since it makes...
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
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, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,362
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,148
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
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, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
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: 1,319
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: 2,050
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: 70
Views: 6,271
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: 55
Views: 4,989
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: 672
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: 672
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...
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