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Old 11-01-2014, 04:12 AM
enzed4 enzed4 is offline
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Warm day, top down, a drive to the coast

Actually we're never far from the water in this small country, but I haven't been to Akaroa for many years, and it's a good 1.5hr drive with some twisty hills along the way - what better way to stretch the legs in the Z4 after it has sat in the garage for too long waiting for nice weather...
Akaroa was the landing point for French colonists who were thwarted in their attempt to claim the area for France by the British who had claimed it only slightly earlier. The area still retains some French influence (mainly street names) but more as a tourist point of difference. It has a beautiful harbour and is popular for swimming with the Hector's dolphins.


Note the nod to the French with the flag. And you wouldn't believe how impressed I was that I could fit that whole tree in the trunk of the Z4...


A great place to sit back and relax on a warm day, watching people and boats go by....


And of course, what trip in New Zealand is complete without some sheep....?


I hope to get more trips like this done this summer. To me, it's what having a Z4 is all about (not just fixing, tweaking or replacing things)

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:32 AM
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Awesome....totally awesome scenery. I think I'm a bit jealous....
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:19 AM
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Beautiful area! Thanks for the photos.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Vladi Vladi is offline
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Seems some people have had fun... Wonderful photos - NZ looks like a beautiful country!

I too had a nice afternoon out with the Bimmer (sunny, warm for the season, top down). Plus it got a rare chance to get washed...
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:11 PM
impreza276 impreza276 is offline
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It's so green there, Love it. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:18 PM
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It's so green there, Love it. Thanks for sharing!
Yes, but it takes plenty of water (rain) to keep it green, so I probably don't live in the best place to get the most out of a convertible .
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:10 PM
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Green countryside is a soft spot for me. Despite the complaints the British have about their weather I envy how green it is there every time an episode of Wheeler Dealers comes on.

you must be entering into summer now. Here we are winding down for winter so I scrambled out to get out today to get some fall pics before the 45 mph winds came to the leaves down.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:31 PM
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Green countryside is a soft spot for me. Despite the complaints the British have about their weather I envy how green it is there every time an episode of Wheeler Dealers comes on.

you must be entering into summer now. Here we are winding down for winter so I scrambled out to get out today to get some fall pics before the 45 mph winds came to the leaves down.
Beautiful colours there impreza276, not much fun picking out leaves from the car when the wind catches them
I loved that show Wheeler Dealers when it was on here - it always seemed to be raining at some stage of their do-up though. Had to laugh at Ed the mechanic though, he made things look easy but you had to remember he was an auto mechanic and had all the right tools. Still fun to watch though
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:39 PM
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I'm planning on doing something like this this summer. Very nice
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:56 AM
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Beautiful colours there impreza276, not much fun picking out leaves from the car when the wind catches them
I loved that show Wheeler Dealers when it was on here - it always seemed to be raining at some stage of their do-up though. Had to laugh at Ed the mechanic though, he made things look easy but you had to remember he was an auto mechanic and had all the right tools. Still fun to watch though
Thanks, it was way too cold so the top is down only for pics. I think it looks so much better that way! Even though the car is a daily driver I feel that don't get enough bonding time, so hopefully the pics will help.

Ed is amazing. How he is able to do so much work yet turn cars around so fast is a mystery to me. It would take me half a year to do what he does in a couple of days.
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