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Old 02-12-2008, 08:36 AM
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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.
There is a good chance we will be in the area around the tour date. I'm trying to work it into our schedule.
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That's great news, dash!
According to the 800# our is "at the port awaiting a vessel" as well.
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There is a good chance we will be in the area around the tour date. I'm trying to work it into our schedule.
Great, always glad to meet fellow forum members!
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I hate to bring this up, but the longest wait will likely be at Port Hueneme VDC.
This time around (for me) I think the longest wait will be the boat trip. When I ordered my MINI, I bought from a NY dealership so the trip to the US was fairly quick. This time around we went local, so the boat ride to Cali is gonna seem veeeeeeeeery loooooooooong.

Thanks for all the good info A*D!
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Turandot!

Hot, Go to this link and punch in your VIN, I didn't think I was on the Turandot, but apparently I am, maybe you are too. www.2wglobal.com
customer centre, cargo tracking, auto cargo, VIN.
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Hot, Go to this link and punch in your VIN, I didn't think I was on the Turandot, but apparently I am, maybe you are too. www.2wglobal.com
customer centre, cargo tracking, auto cargo, VIN.
Congrats, dash!
Sadly, my VIN is not in their system. Time to harrass my CA.
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Thanks! They were actually a pretty good deal too (from eas).
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Thanks! They were actually a pretty good deal too (from eas).
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croc and dash,
I guess I'm in transit, at least that's the latest status. Not sure which vessel though. I'm guessing it's on the Faust that left Bremmerhaven yesterday. It's the most recent vessel sailing to Charleston, SC on this site www.2wglobal.com. I don't know if there is another shipping company or not. My VIN is not yet listed as cargo, but I understand that may take a few days to show up. Anyway looking forward to the pickup date of 04/03.
Thanks for all the info here.
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That's great, Keith!
My OC status still shows "Awaiting Transport" and my CA says he has no info on a vessel. I'm hoping we got on the Falstaff that left Bremerhaven yesterday (doesn't arrive in Cali until 3/25 though), but our VIN isn't in their system [yet?]. More waiting...
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Hot, mine didn't show in WW's system until it was a few days out of port. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. If I were a betting man (and I am), I'd say you're on the Falstaff. Good luck!
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I did get confirmation that I am on the Faust, due to arrive in Charleston VPC on 2/29.


Big THANKS to Adrian..................
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:26 AM
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Our VIN showed up on the WW site today! WOOT! We're on the Flastaff - due to arrive at Port Hueneme on March 10th: 19 days to landfall and counting!
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Way to go Hot! I was hoping you made it on the Falstaff. Now you have to go to http://www.sailwx.info/ and obsessively watch your car cross the Atlantic.
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Way to go Hot! I was hoping you made it on the Falstaff. Now you have to go to http://www.sailwx.info/ and obsessively watch your car cross the Atlantic.
That's the plan... except that I can't determine the ship's callsign and the search comes up empty when I go by ship name. Any suggestions?
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??? I just tried for you and am having the same problem. It did take a few days before my ship showed in the system, it will probably be there in the next day or two.
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Thanks for trying, dash!


In more exciting news... we received our Whalen Shiftknob today:

Custom engraved Autobot logo


The pic hardly does it justice - it looks absolutely stunning in real life - very fine detail!
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You are going to have one interesting X3!

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That's the plan... except that I can't determine the ship's callsign and the search comes up empty when I go by ship name. Any suggestions?
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??? I just tried for you and am having the same problem. It did take a few days before my ship showed in the system, it will probably be there in the next day or two.
Falstaff (callsign SLCO)
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ship...f-8320767.html
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You are going to have one interesting X3!

Better load up the digital camera with extra bytes -- we will want lots and lots of photos!

Coming from the world of MINIs where everything about the car is "you-ified" it's impossible not to do something custom/unique/quirky/fun to any new vehicle we get. BUT... the X3 will remain a fairly normal luxo-mobile, with just a touch of quirky/fun here and there.


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Last reported at 2008-Feb-26 00:00 UTC. Time now 2008-Feb-28 18:31 UTC.
Position N 4018', W 06818'.
Warning: this ship's position is 2 days out of date.
My ship was 2 days out from New York, then it stopped communicating. Last known position from sailwx.info.
I wonder if this is typical and they stop communicating once they get close to the port. The Faust was due to arrive in NY today sometime.
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