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Old 11-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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anyone headed to Austin for the F1 race this weekend?

I hope to leave Friday around 3PM, how bad will the traffic be on 35S
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:35 AM
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anyone headed to Austin for the F1 race this weekend?

I hope to leave Friday around 3PM, how bad will the traffic be on 35S
Sounds like fun, have a good time.

I just got back from Poland. Awesome trip! Is the HH at sfuzzi still on?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:32 AM
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anyone headed to Austin for the F1 race this weekend?

I hope to leave Friday around 3PM, how bad will the traffic be on 35S
Already in Austin for the event. Got here yesterday evening. Can't wait for the race. Will you be going to any parties or events in Austin tonight? Also, which turn? We are on turn 4 in the bleachers.

35 is going to be insane!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:40 AM
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Ah, I so wish I could have made it to that Austin race!! My buddy works for Ferrari, and will be in the Ferrari Paddock by turn 13. His name is Billy, if anyone wants to get a foot in the door.

Today may be a bit difficult for me to make it to SFuzzi's; however, if you guys are going out there I will find a way to make it. Thanks for organizing this Chris. Sorry for my late response.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:46 AM
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Today may be a bit difficult for me to make it to SFuzzi's; however, if you guys are going out there I will find a way to make it. Thanks for organizing this Chris. Sorry for my late response.
What he said...
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:01 PM
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I never heard back from anyone.. So I made other plans
Maybe sometime next week?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:11 PM
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 PM
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Already in Austin for the event. Got here yesterday evening. Can't wait for the race. Will you be going to any parties or events in Austin tonight? Also, which turn? We are on turn 4 in the bleachers.

35 is going to be insane!
Turn 9
Sat and Sun
Staying in round rock
Me and friends will probably do dinner sat night downtown

Now deep how do I get into Ferrari area,
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:37 AM
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Turn 9
Sat and Sun
Staying in round rock
Me and friends will probably do dinner sat night downtown

Now deep how do I get into Ferrari area,
Not exactly sure. My buddy said if you are able to be in that area where you can get access to the Ferrari Paddock, you can ask for him. My other friend sent me some pics and video of the track. It is amazing! Billy, the Ferrari tech, said this is truly one of the top tracks in North America.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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Not exactly sure. My buddy said if you are able to be in that area where you can get access to the Ferrari Paddock, you can ask for him. My other friend sent me some pics and video of the track. It is amazing! Billy, the Ferrari tech, said this is truly one of the top tracks in North America.
We need to plan a group trip next year. If we reach out to BMW or BMWCCA we can try to wrangle some special access.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:31 PM
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Hey Guys

Just came across this thread.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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Just came across this thread.

Joe in Plano (work in Las Colins)
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Thanks for the intro Joe. We have a lot of F10 festers in Las Colinas .

I often see a black 550 on MacArthur in the mornings heading towards Las Colinas. It may be you. Have you done any mods to her?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the intro Joe. We have a lot of F10 festers in Las Colinas .

I often see a black 550 on MacArthur in the mornings heading towards Las Colinas. It may be you. Have you done any mods to her?
I'm afraid not, I come in from the other direction.
As far as mods, I've been looking at the Dinan Stage 2. As well as some coding (still looking for someone with cable & know-how).
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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Welcome Joe.

Not to worry on the coding, once I get mine delivered at PCD, i am going to head down to Houston and spend a little training time with Shawn Sheridan. Hopefully be able to help some folks out when I get back.

So you have a 550? We needed one in the group to show us what we are missing.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:17 AM
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So you have a 550? We needed one in the group to show us what we are missing.
In "Sport Plus" mode she gets up to 150mph too quickly. Feels stable and planted at 4300lbs, minimal wind noise just stiffer steering wheel and a little "click" at the bottom of the pedal.

Hmmm so I've heard...
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:21 AM
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Sounds like you'll be getting a free beer!
Little update - had to change my order ever so slightly before it went in (was haggling over a rebate and gave up the cold weather package for just heated front seats), but, my car is now built ("Production Ends" on the "Track My 2013 535i" page)! Not really sure how long it'll take to get here, been too busy to research it much but I imagine my car will be on its way in not too long now.

On another note, I am visiting family in the DC area for just two days and driving my 1989 535i (my first and most beloved car) - I never cease to be amazed by the sheer driving satisfaction that that vehicle always delivers, even in a slight state of disrepair at the age of 24 with 250,000 miles on the clock. I also can't help but LOL a little at the virtually identical sunroof switch and the check control display in the cluster which displays the EXACT same readings as the 2013, actuated by pressing the turn stalk in the same way...
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:41 PM
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Welcome Joe, nice to have you join the group.

Nirvana, you mean to tell us that you drove your 24yrs old, 250k car from Dallas to DC? That is awesome. I would have been too afraid of the car breaking down on me to travel that far from home.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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No, I think he left his 89 in DC before he left and drives a VW until his new ride comes in. That right Nirvana?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:31 PM
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No, I think he left his 89 in DC before he left and drives a VW until his new ride comes in. That right Nirvana?
miamiboy's got it exactly right - I did drive my old 535i halfway across the country when it was a bit younger (5 years ago - at 19 still wasn't a new car by any means), but these days it's not quite in shape for that. If I had a few days to fix all the little nagging mechanical issues, however, I'd have no problem making that drive - the M30 engine is rock solid and especially so because I rebuilt the top end myself a few years back. Also, the E34/E32 comfort seats are the most comfortable seats that I've had in any car - great for long journeys.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:33 AM
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Howdy Cindy!

Miami-B, did you bring your baby home yet??

Ok, we should really try to get a quick get together before 2013. Let's do a F10 welcome for MiamiB's .


Btw, anyone do any more mods to their F10?? RambleJ, did you get that exhaust?


I threw some spacers on the rear to get the wheels flush:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=663170

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:27 PM
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I got back on Sat and it was a great experience. Will post some details later in the week when things calm down at work.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:59 AM
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Hey fellas,

I'm about to join the BMW world again, after a short (3 month) gap. I did ED for my 2012 E92 M3 in October 2011, along with PCD re-delivery. After a year, I realized that car could not support my growing family so I pulled the trigger on a custom ordered ActiveHybrid 3 w/M-sport. Couldn't do ED this time around, two small kids now. But, I'm doing PCD on January 18th and looking forward to the experience again.

Keep an eye out for me... I might be the only ActiveHybrid 3 you see on the road, and most certainly the only Black Sapphire Metallic M-sport version!
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:31 PM
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I picked up my car on Thursday from Classic - unfortunately I am going to Maryland and won't get to see the car for two weeks from tomorrow. That said, the first 100 miles have been wonderful! The auto start-stop is a bit peculiar - almost feels like I'm kick-starting the car when I put the clutch in and the engine comes to life.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:44 AM
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I picked up my car on Thursday from Classic - unfortunately I am going to Maryland and won't get to see the car for two weeks from tomorrow. That said, the first 100 miles have been wonderful! The auto start-stop is a bit peculiar - almost feels like I'm kick-starting the car when I put the clutch in and the engine comes to life.
Nice to see a fellow fester with a "proper" gear box.
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