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Old 02-08-2008, 11:14 AM
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On the homefront, mods are amassing:
-Carbon/White Roundels came in last week*
-Dice Ipod kit arrived yesterday*
-19" Wheels showed up today*
-H&R Springs were delivered today too


*Big hats off to eas for their great service and super speedy delivery!
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:08 PM
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Since we went with the 19" staggered wheels, tire choices were limited... we settled on Contintental CrossContact UHP from Tire Rack. And they should be arriving next week.

Being Cali residents, we don't see much snow and our roads are in fairly good condition.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:26 AM
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Hot, If we are getting on a ship in the immediate future, I see two possibilities. The Turandot which leaves Bremerhaven today 2/09, or the Falstaff which departs 2/15. Both of these come to Oxnard, I don't know how your car gets to Nocal. Of course perhaps they have a totally different ship that goes to Santa Cruz. Have you heard anything yet?
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:46 AM
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Wow, dash! You're better informed than me! lol
I didn't get a chance to call my CA yesterday and haven't researched specific ships yet. That would be sweet if our cars got on the Turandot!
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:29 PM
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Stopped by the dealer today - they don't have a line or ship assignment for ours yet. Guess it's not on the Turandot.
CA said he'd check again Monday and give me a call if there's info available.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:07 PM
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:27 PM
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They get to NoCal dealers by covered car carrier. There is almost certainly a stop for checking and inspection after they roll off the ship, and then up on the trailer and on their way. Have seen many of these loads on the roads branching out from Oxnard/Port Huenume. Is there still a BMW store in SCruz or are you going over the hill?
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:46 PM
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No dealer in SC. We went to Stevens Creek BMW because they had a large inventory to peruse - and ended up with a fair deal.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:51 PM
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Hot, Spoke with my CA today and he said it wasn't loaded yet and to check back with him in a week(I don't think so!). If your CA is more on top of it than mine, keep me updated. I'll do the same. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:35 AM
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Got mine at Stevens Creek too. Large inventory fair deal. Always a BMW loaner too if you call ahead. I dealt with Paul, very satisfied ATC.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:22 PM
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Phil is our CA but we got to meet Paul (GSM) after he approved our deal and put in our order. Kinda wish he could've been our CA.

Good to know about the loaner! MINI of Mtn View gives me a loaner when I take my MINI there for svc, but it's always an Enterprise rental car.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:15 PM
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My X3 is on a dock in Bremerhaven, does anyone have a C-130 on the tarmac in Germany that they could load it on, I would tip you really well(the pizza guy always gets at least 25%). Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:23 AM
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My X3 is on a dock in Bremerhaven, does anyone have a C-130 on the tarmac in Germany that they could load it on, I would tip you really well(the pizza guy always gets at least 25%). Thanks.
Do you want them to land on the Interstate or attach the 'chutes and drop it in your driveway?
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:38 AM
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Driveway please, I'll get the gps coordinates.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:42 AM
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Driveway please, I'll get the gps coordinates.
10 digit please - we don't want to get you in trouble by wrecking the neighbor's flowerbed.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:45 AM
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Very precise, I would expect nothing less of the Germans.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:51 AM
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Very precise, I would expect nothing less of the Germans.
Oh... you want the Germans to deliver? In that case we expect three cases of Germany's finest beverage, pre-chilled and ready on delivery. And NO Becks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:58 AM
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Just looked at a map, you're a long way from the coast, I'm not sure you're the man for the job.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:59 AM
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Just looked at a map, you're a long way from the coast, I'm not sure you're the man for the job.
I've got connections and for the right price....
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:57 AM
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Coors it is!
Coors??!!

Man, I have never seen anyone more in need of an ED than you. Fly on over here and break your new X3 in properly. In between runs down the Autobahn I'll ensure you're properly weened off of that carbonated water.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:11 AM
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My X3 is on a dock in Bremerhaven, does anyone have a C-130 on the tarmac in Germany that they could load it on, I would tip you really well(the pizza guy always gets at least 25%). Thanks.
Give these guys a call:
http://salinasforw.com/air_transport...portation.html
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:19 AM
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My X3 is on a dock in Bremerhaven, does anyone have a C-130 on the tarmac in Germany that they could load it on, I would tip you really well(the pizza guy always gets at least 25%). Thanks.
That's great news, dash!
According to the 800# our is "at the port awaiting a vessel" as well.
It's a tad early to call my CA just yet, but he will be getting a call later today!
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That's great news, dash!
According to the 800# our is "at the port awaiting a vessel" as well.
It's a tad early to call my CA just yet, but he will be getting a call later today!

I hate to bring this up, but the longest wait will likely be at Port Hueneme VDC.


Non ED cars usually clear customs very quickly.
After that they all go the the VDC. It can take awhile for the cars to make it though. You cars should have priority over cars destined for dealer stock. The new 1ers and M3s may cause a flood of priority one cars though.



There are several good on-line posts about the VDC. Google found one:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...ad.php?t=21112
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There are several good on-line posts about the VDC.
The NY Chapter of the BMW CCA will be offering a tour of the NY VDC.
http://nybmwcca.org/events.php?id=30

This is available to BMW CCA members and their guests.
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