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Old 07-05-2007, 03:00 PM
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1st report from Europe

Arrived yesterday July 4th in Munich. Peter was at the airport waiting for our group of four (self, spouse and our youngest two children both in college). Loaded luggage into Peter's Montego Blue 328d Wagon and off to Munich Marriott Hotel. Peter spent time with us suggesting sites and tips for the European Delivery experience. After freshening up we grabbed a taxi to the Dachau Memorial. The fireworks had to wait for the factory welding robots as they sprayed showers of sparks us on the 5th. Instead, the 4th was commemorated by sharing in the appreciation for the freedoms that were lost to those who became imprisoned at Dachau. Below is a photo where Barracks number 13 had been situated with the guard tower looming in the background. Additional photos and commentary will follow regarding the European Delivery experience and Regensburg factory tour of today's date. All photos in this thread were taken by my son with kudos to Peter who again picked us up this morning to take us from hotel to ED Center.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:03 PM
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:06 PM
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Appropriate commemoration of the 4th.

Looking forward to more pictures and commentary.

Your son's first photo is excellent.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:08 PM
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Picking up the car

Phillip hands us the keys to our Titanium Silver with Coral Red Interior and gray poplar trim E93 "cabriolet."

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:14 PM
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Congrats! Love the colour combo. Eagerly awaiting more pics.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:15 PM
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Have fun on your trip and good luck!
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Promised additional commentary

Thanks. Here I am programming (with Phillip's assistance) the Nav screen to take us to Regensburg for a factory tour. View shows the Coral Red interior. (Interestingly on the factory tour today only saw three red interiors and 3 saddle brown interiors out of the hundreds of 3 series cars on the assembly line. All of the red interiors had aluminum trim unlike ours with the gray poplar trim and all three with red interiors were mated to black exteriors.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:19 PM
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Demonstrating operation of the top coming down.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:21 PM
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European Delivery Bristo

And here our daughter (who aided in getting these photos onto the computer) is taking a look at today's selection from the European Delivery Bistro before we depart with sandwiches to go. The tuna salad wraps were to die for made with an interesting mixture of tuna and red beans with chopped red peppers.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:29 PM
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After sharing a snack at the Bistro Peter bids us farewell as he heads toward his Montego blue 3 series 328d wagon to which is attached a bumper sticker referencing flying. Interestingly Peter glanced over at the Bimmerfest book as we were signing it and noted an earlier entry referencing his name and how Rolf had some real competition which brought a chuckle from him.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:35 PM
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Wings spread and ready to fly.

Here's a photo my son shot at the Delivery Center that gives the appearance that the E93 is ready to take flight. In fact we then headed out onto the Autobahn and traversed the 75 miles to Regensburg at near aerial speed (for us), going 80 - 90 mph. Interestingly the Nav first said we would arrive at a certain time but as we sped to our destination the Nav posted time of arrival shrank. Einstein's law of relativity was thus tested and proven. I would like to post some factory tour photos here, but as all know photography is verbooten within the gates of the BMW Werks. I'll try to post some mental images though on a separate thread titled Regensburg Factory Tour.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:40 PM
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Flowers in Munich today July 5th

Upon return to Munich from the Regensburg factory tour we squeezed in a visit to Marienplatz with this photo, again taken by my son and computer prepared by my daughter, evidencing the beauty of a cool July evening here in Munich.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:41 PM
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:48 PM
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And a final photo to wrap up the 1st Report

It is now past midnight here at the Munich Marriott. The photo below is yours truly with our newly delivered BMW. The photo taken just hours ago is where our car is currently parked waiting for tomorrow's visit to Nymphenburg Palace, departure to Fussen and its castles,and then on to Innsbruck, the Interalpen at Telfs, Salzburg, Venice, the Wachau region incluing Durnstein and Melk in the days ahead.

Good night and Godspeed all.

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Old 07-05-2007, 04:10 PM
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Great post and pics, love the car. I have one on order and hope to do ED in late October, once they start allocating '08's (too late for an 07). Getting jealous looking at yours!
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Very nice. Keep up with the story.
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She is beautiful Dale Thanks for sharing and looking fwd to your adventure tomorrow
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She is beautiful Dale Thanks for sharing and looking fwd to your adventure tomorrow
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:40 PM
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Fastastic car; excellent reporting; outstanding pix.

Boy, am I jealous!!!

I think your style of reporting --- short, pithy, with pix --- has us coming back for more... time after time to the thread to see what the next instalment of the travelogue is.

Take care... Safe driving.... Have a great time....
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Congrats, have a great trip with the kids.

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It is now past midnight here at the Munich Marriott. The photo below is yours truly with our newly delivered BMW. The photo taken just hours ago is where our car is currently parked waiting for tomorrow's visit to Nymphenburg Palace, departure to Fussen and its castles,and then on to Innsbruck, the Interalpen at Telfs, Salzburg, Venice, the Wachau region incluing Durnstein and Melk in the days ahead.

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I parked in the same exact spot in front of the Munich Marriott in May!! Congrats on a great looking car. Have fun and be safe!
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:10 AM
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Northcar, didn't know you went with Coral... wise choice!! Ever figure out the fuel pump??

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