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Old 05-27-2012, 08:11 PM
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Thank You Bimmerfest!

Hi! As a long time lurker, i will like to take this first post to show my appreciation to this forum which contained lots of infomation that has helped in planning the trip.

Special thanks to John Lance and especially Annette from ED winter tires who really got out her way and helped to get someone to stay late when I was late in returning the winter tires due to traffic… Thumbs up for the excellent service!

Also thanks to Rolf for picking us up at the airport and gave us a good introduction on the city of Munich. It’s a shame as there are a lot of other places that we are not able to visit due to itinerary constraints. Will recommend his services to anyone!

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:39 PM
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Sweet shots. This is an excellent resource. Rolf was on vacation when I went, wish I could have met him.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:29 PM
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You did an E92 M3 Euro Delivery. What on Earth wouldn't you love about that. Very cool.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:58 PM
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So is your ED trip over?
did you drop off your car ? In paris ?
how many kilometers did you end up doing ?
how many days?

Looks like you did everything right...
the right car, check
the right place, check
the right pictures, check

! Hopeing to hear and view more from you!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:00 AM
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You violated the 12 hour rule- you must turn in that awesome E92 to the European Delivery Forum Committee as a penalty!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:45 AM
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Oh No.... Got caught!! .. Will compensate with more pictures of the trip!

Took delivery on 5/12 and came back 5/20. So its just a 1+ week trip.
5/11: Munich
5/12: Munich Delivery - Nurburgring - Munich
5/13: Fussen Day Trip
5/14: Munich - Venice via Grossglockner
5/15: Venice
5/16: Venice - Munich via San Bernadino Pass
5/17: Munich - Paris
5/18-5/20: Paris

Distnace travelled: 4000km

I guess that this is not really a optimised trip time for some people some days are mainly driving days... but it works for me as i wanted to spend more time with the machine across the back country roads... Well most sights can wait when we visit the main cities again(with wife's blessings of course!)... eheh..


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Old 05-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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Pic1: Wallgau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Pic2: San Bernandino Pass
Pic3: Grossglockner
Pic4: Outside Monza
Pic5: Along route B307
Pic6: San Bernandino Pass
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:39 PM
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whoa, your pictures brings back so many memories, with matching alpine white E92 M3 hope you're having a ball!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:14 AM
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you are one crazy dude !!!
didn't seem you optimized your trip at all!!

you went north, then you went all the way south, then you drove up north again in Paris !!

I would have imagine this be a better way:

Munich, Fussen, Venise, Nurb, Paris...
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:05 PM
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Oh No.... Got caught!! .. Will compensate with more pictures of the trip!

Took delivery on 5/12 and came back 5/20. So its just a 1+ week trip.
5/11: Munich
5/12: Munich Delivery - Nurburgring - Munich
5/13: Fussen Day Trip
5/14: Munich - Venice via Grossglockner
5/15: Venice
5/16: Venice - Munich via San Bernadino Pass
5/17: Munich - Paris
5/18-5/20: Paris

Distnace travelled: 4000km

I guess that this is not really a optimised trip time for some people some days are mainly driving days... but it works for me as i wanted to spend more time with the machine across the back country roads... Well most sights can wait when we visit the main cities again(with wife's blessings of course!)... eheh..

So abotu 500kms - 600kms per day? Was that OK or did it seem like too much?
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:48 PM
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Ha ha ha! It was a driving holiday! Drive!!!!
We did 2400 km in 6 days on mostly back roads with frequent stops for hikes. It felt reasonably relaxed with comfortable driving days.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:28 AM
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I see you had sunny weather on the Grossglockner. We weren't so lucky.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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agreed Annette is a wonderful and helpful lady
congrats on your awesome ride!
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:32 PM
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:46 PM
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whoa, your pictures brings back so many memories, with matching alpine white E92 M3 hope you're having a ball!
Oh it's Mineral White actually... But still white is the color to go!


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you are one crazy dude !!!
didn't seem you optimized your trip at all!!

you went north, then you went all the way south, then you drove up north again in Paris !!

I would have imagine this be a better way:

Munich, Fussen, Venise, Nurb, Paris...
YEh man.. actually was intending to go the route u suggested... but Nurburgring is the odd one out but i found out that the ring wasnt opened for tourist on the day i intended to visit(didnt check on my part) Otherwise it would have been a round trip.

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So abotu 500kms - 600kms per day? Was that OK or did it seem like too much?
There are actually 4 days of solid driving from morning to night and i think i covered almost 700 km a day i think.. Otherwise the rest was spent sight seeing
From Munich - Nurburgring
Munich - Venice
Venice to Munich
Munich - Paris

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I see you had sunny weather on the Grossglockner. We weren't so lucky.
I think it really depends on luck.. well there's always a next time maybe?

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:54 PM
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PCD confirmed

For those who are anxiously waiting and interested in redelivery dates.. This my timeline:

5/20: Drop off Paris
6/18: Liner Discharged Brunswick
6/19: WW website indicated CUSTOMS RELEASE/LINER RELEASE/DELIVERED FROM
6/22: BMW ED Department indicated still VPC undergoing inspection
6/25: BMW ED Department indicated Tires needs to be changed due to minor scratches (my fault actually.. noted at drop off)
6/28: PCD Scheduled
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