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Old 08-27-2016, 02:56 PM
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:54 AM
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After landing in Munich, went to check out location of LogInOut. Several cars waiting for shipment.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:57 AM
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When you see this sign, turn right and prepare to see LogInOut immediately on right.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:23 PM
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When you see this sign, turn right and prepare to see LogInOut immediately on right.

Good advice. It is easy to pass that turn in and then you end up in the hotel parking garage only to find you cannot go back the direction you came.

Looking forward to photos from the Welt with your new car.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:07 AM
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:37 AM
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Went out to Welt today just to snoop around and practice my moves for my pick up on Thursday.

They had an opening for the factory tour so I took it. I am taking the factory tour on Thursday again with wife and daughter. You never get too many factory tours.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:49 AM
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They even let me look at, but not sit, the Rolls Royce on display.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:22 AM
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:20 AM
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I pick mine up next Friday (9th)... will be a close cousin to yours~

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Old 09-01-2016, 01:37 PM
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Congratulations to Stevarino - our spiritual guide.
Congrats to you as well, Motch.

I'll be leaving tom'w to pickup my ride on Monday. Busy time for the Welt.
Aloha, see y'all on the road.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:31 PM
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Congratulations!!! we have nearly identical cars, aside of the leather color. Enjoy it, its a beast, I just dropped mine off. Let me know when you are back in town with the car!
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:16 AM
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Nice car! Seeing your verte with its wings spread brought back memories of a similar photo showing the wings spread from my first BMW ED back before the Welt was completed.






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Old 09-02-2016, 01:06 AM
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That looks like Friemann or whatever they called that place before the Welt.
And before that it was a BMW dealership in Munich.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:46 AM
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I'm getting an "F" for photography. The sun was at the wrong angle and I was using an iPhone which has no filters. My wife was using a Nikon so maybe some of hers are usable. Oh, and we had three suitcases in the trunk, so the top was up.

But until then, this shot fills the square until next time.

PS Marienbrucke bridge has re-opened.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:26 PM
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I am happy to hear that Marienbrucke has reopened. It really is the best vantage point for photographing Neuschwanstein. Was it obvious what had been done to it? The last time I was there (fall 2013) there were a lot of people on the bridge. Perhaps the designer underestimated its popularity - he/she might have expected a couple of hikers every half an hour, not 50 or so on the bridge at one time.
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Today, I would say over a hundred people were on the bridge at once. Two buses got there at the same time and it was jammed with people for half an hour.

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Old 09-03-2016, 08:04 AM
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That Linderhof Castle is going to be nice when they get it done.
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They said to not go faster than 100 mph for the first 1,200 miles. At 100 mph on the autobahn you can see the grass grow!

I am going to have to cheat a little to keep up with the farm machinery I share the right lane with.

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They said to not go faster than 100 mph for the first 1,200 miles. At 100 mph on the autobahn you can see the grass grow!

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That rule is so hard to follow, although I found it more difficult to keep it under 5,500 RPMs. Sometimes you really want to accelerate in your new car!
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That rule is so hard to follow, although I found it more difficult to keep it under 5,500 RPMs. Sometimes you really want to accelerate in your new car!
I found that in most cases the car shifted at 5500 when I was accelerating so I couldn't go above that, but I was certainly able to go above 105. :-) luckily for the cars take most of my time was not in Germany and so there were speed limits around 80 miles per hour in most places
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I asked the Welt delivery specialist about the maximum speed during the break-in period. She told me to build up the speed gradually, not to be concerned with speed limit, just don't red-line it. Other than Autobahn, where else would you enjoy the top speed?
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I asked the Welt delivery specialist about the maximum speed during the break-in period. She told me to build up the speed gradually, not to be concerned with speed limit, just don't red-line it. Other than Autobahn, where else would you enjoy the top speed?
They must all have different info. They told me not over 105mph or 5500rpm.
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I asked the Welt delivery specialist about the maximum speed during the break-in period. She told me to build up the speed gradually, not to be concerned with speed limit, just don't red-line it. Other than Autobahn, where else would you enjoy the top speed?
This is a dilemma for European delivery. Long term car longevity versus driving like a German.

My understanding of breaking the car in is that the rpms should be variable and not to drive at the same speed for a long time. Keep the rpms sort of low, maybe to 3500, 4000 at the most, at first. Also gentle on the brakes for maybe 200 miles, which also allows the tires to roughen up a bit.
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