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Old 08-03-2006, 06:38 PM
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We are pickingup our e90 335i on Tuesday, October 10th. We'll be in Munich starting Saturday afternoon and as soon as we pick up, we'll head for the Alps and then Italy.

A real must for my son is the BMW plant tour. We can't stick around for the Tuesday tour and there is no English language Monday tour. I asked Rolf if he could give us a private tour since there seems to be references to him doing that in some of the posts. He misunderstood what I was asking. Anybody has any first hand knowledge if he has ever been able to do that?

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I would go on whatever language tour you can get on. Sure it is nice to understand everything, but if your son is into this, he will enjoy it even if he doesn't understand the narrative. If you ask nicely, they may allow your son to sit in the passenger seat when the technician "test drive" a finished E90 (at about 90 MPH on the dyno). Good stuff!

I took the Munich tour last month as a "backup" when I missed the Dingolfing tour due to a late flight, and I am glad I did. The Munich plant is THE original BMW plant (and it shows) - lots of stair climbing. I wonder what that factory was cranking out, say, 60 years ago?
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:49 PM
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I would go on whatever language tour you can get on. Sure it is nice to understand everything, but if your son is into this, he will enjoy it even if he doesn't understand the narrative. If you ask nicely, they may allow your son to sit in the passenger seat when the technician "test drive" a finished E90 (at about 90 MPH on the dyno). Good stuff!
I seat in E90 4dr M3.
Happen to be somebody order euro spec 318 with M3 steering wheel and M3 stick shift. Freaking looser!
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:00 PM
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I mentioned in my post last evening to the ED Board that I was met yesterday at the airport by Rolf. He said the fleet was unavailable, so he was good enough to meet me with his personal car, a 3 series wagon. We had a lovely chat on the way to the delivery center, and he joined me for lunch while we waited for my car to be prepared. During this time, he was good enough to give me some great recommendations for coffeehouses, etc., for the next couple of days. He even gave me a couple of small BMW puzzles for my children at home. He refused to take a tip, though I was able to persuade him to take a lapel pin from my office as a small additional thank you. Best of all, he's going to pick me up at the hotel Saturday morning for the ride to the airport in a new stretch 750! Cheers, Rolf
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:33 AM
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:50 PM
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Rolf not replying to email

I sent email to Rolf on 8/23 and again on 8/27 to the address in this thread. No message bounce back or reply from him. This is my second trip for ED, scheduled for October. Last October for my first ED, I also had no reply from him so I'm not too impressed with his responsiveness. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:38 PM
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I sent email to Rolf on 8/23 and again on 8/27 to the address in this thread. No message bounce back or reply from him. This is my second trip for ED, scheduled for October. Last October for my first ED, I also had no reply from him so I'm not too impressed with his responsiveness. Anybody have any suggestions?
I don't know what to tell you.
I emailed Ralph this past week in the PM and had a response by the AM...
I'm guessing he never received your messages,
(...or maybe he doesn't like you )

If you try again tell him your arrival date and time and mention bimmerfest.
If he still doesn't respond, you must have done something to piss him off.
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:12 AM
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Try Peter!
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion.

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Try Peter!
Peter's e-mail is : fahr-flug-service@mucinfo.de

I've emailed Peter. (Shouldn't be any reason Rolf would be angry with me. They must have not gotten to him. I'll let you know how it goes with Peter.
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:37 AM
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I've emailed Peter. (Shouldn't be any reason Rolf would be angry with me. They must have not gotten to him. I'll let you know how it goes with Peter.
They "work' together.
They both show up in Munich to pick up my family and then next morning Peter pick up as and take to delivery center. Very cool guy, former pilot - hi will 'fly' you from MUC to your hotel in his 3 convertible.
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:21 AM
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I also received a response quickly from Rolf. He is picking up up at the airport and dropping us off the next day at the ED center.
I would suspect he is not getting your emails. Maybe try another email addy from your end.
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:36 AM
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It took him a couple of days to respond to my Emails, but he always did respond and he was punctual and courteous when I was over there. Maybe he's away? In any event, he's worth the effort!
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:33 AM
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Got a response

The third email to Rolf with a copy to Peter got through. Rolf briefly said it was the first message received and he'd get back to me with a more lengthy response soon. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:28 AM
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Rolf confirmed a pick up for us for Sep 27th. Emailed him on aug 29th and received confirmation the next day. Thanks guys.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:01 PM
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I just got an email from Rolf. He was supposed to pick us up on Monday morning, but supposedly some Bimmerfest VIP needs a tour at 9:30 am and he can't pick us up now. Peter is going to stand in for him though. I just want to know which Bimmerfest VIP scoundrel took Rolf away from me? He better be pretty high up in the Bimmerfest chain. Come on show yourself.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:03 PM
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Peter is great - if the weather is nice, ride with the top down.

Are you sure it isn't a BMW VIP and not a Bimmerfest VIP?
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:09 PM
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Peter is great - if the weather is nice, ride with the top down.

Are you sure it isn't a BMW VIP and not a Bimmerfest VIP?
Rolf specifically said it was a Bimmerfest VIP. I wann be one.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:12 PM
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Rolf specifically said it was a Bimmerfest VIP. I wann be one.
Apply at www.bimmerfestVIP.com

If you are giving your car up in Munich, make arrangements for Rolf to meet you at EH Harms and take you to the airport.
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Apply at www.bimmerfestVIP.com

If you are giving your car up in Munich, make arrangements for Rolf to meet you at EH Harms and take you to the airport.
J, not a bad idea, but we are dropping off in London. Oh well, we are doing an ED again in 3 years, so maybe that time.
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:09 PM
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I just got an email from Rolf. He was supposed to pick us up on Monday morning, but supposedly some Bimmerfest VIP needs a tour at 9:30 am and he can't pick us up now. Peter is going to stand in for him though. I just want to know which Bimmerfest VIP scoundrel took Rolf away from me? He better be pretty high up in the Bimmerfest chain. Come on show yourself.
that's what happened with us too, but it was someone with BMW AG, not bimmerfest... oh well, Peter was great!
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:19 AM
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Rolf and Cabs

Here is my experience with Rolf and cabs:

I arrived yesterday to Munich and Rolf was waiting for me in the airport as we had arranged by email. I emailed him only a few days in advance and got lucky that he was available. He charged me 40 Euros to go to my hotel, the Sheraton. When I asked him about getting from Harms back to the airport he said a regular taxi would probably be 50-60 Euros but he would do it for me for 40 Euros. It then turned out that he was not available so I asked Harms to call me a cab. The fare on the meter was exactly 40 Euros. Harms did not mention any flat rate fare of 32 Euros but I also did not know to ask because I'm reading this while I'm back at the airport waiting to return home.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:57 PM
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MIA Rolf

This is my third attemp to contact Mr. Raffelsieper without success. Can someone call his attention and ask him to check his computer.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:34 PM
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Rolf is definitely around!

Trucheli: I contacted Rolf just two days ago via email (Sept 20th) and he responded that same day. He will pick my wife and me up at Munich's Airport on November 1st (All Saints Catholic German Holiday), right after our direct LH flight from SFO lands at 6PM. So I know he is around and, as confirmed by others in this forum, continues to be very friendly, courteous and helpful. Check the email address to make sure you have the correct one. He is using rolf.raffelsierper@web.de. Z356.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:23 PM
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Trucheli: I contacted Rolf just two days ago via email (Sept 20th) and he responded that same day. He will pick my wife and me up at Munich's Airport on November 1st (All Saints Catholic German Holiday), right after our direct LH flight from SFO lands at 6PM. So I know he is around and, as confirmed by others in this forum, continues to be very friendly, courteous and helpful. Check the email address to make sure you have the correct one. He is using rolf.raffelsieper@web.de. Z356.
e-mail has been corrected by Rolf 9/23 !
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:36 PM
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Dear Bimmerfest friends,

Due to my hollidays in Mallorca from 9/27 to 10/10/06, I cannot reply to your e-mails during these 10 days !

Kind regards
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:36 PM
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I did received an answer from Rolf and we are in business.
Thanks Z356.
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