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Old 09-24-2013, 08:15 AM
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Speaking of group hugs :-) why don't we put together a meet for those of you you had car on this ship?
I'm probably in as long as there wont be any real hugging involved.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:22 AM
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Ghost and at least one other have leases of their current ride that go until the end of October, you should schedule this no earlier than then.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:52 AM
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Hooray finally!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:18 PM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

Sounds like I need to do a drive by lol


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Old 09-24-2013, 12:51 PM
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End of Oct? That's too far off! We will just host a second meet then! :-)

Let's get together. What week works best for everyone?
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:04 PM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

I am in Bayonne and I have found The Turandot. Our cars are being unloaded as I type this post. I am attaching picture of the ship.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the update and picture, Ghost.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:21 PM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

Thanks Ghost for that drive- by


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Here are some more pictures of the Turandot that were taken earlier today (9/24/13). When I was there, the new BMW cars were being driven off the ship and then they were driven to a massive holding area where BMW stores all the new vehicles. The VDC, which was formerly called the processing center, is here. I saw all of this while I was on the other side of and closer to the Turandot, where the area is under the control of the Department of Homeland Security. If you look at a map of Bayonne, there are two fingers of land that jut out to the west that are side by side. The Turandot is docked on the south shore of the northern finger. That is the area that Homeland Security controls. The southern finger has private apartment complexes and businesses. The pictures were taken looking north from the southern finger of land.
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You all understand that people reading some of the posts think that we are clinically insane.

We've been stalking a cargo vessel for the past 2 weeks. We first figured out which vessel to stalk, then we tracked it over the ocean and now one of our brethren did a drive by today. I think we need help.

On second thought, we're actually stalking our own car that happens to be on a ship. That's perfectly normal. I could stop doing this any time I wanted......................

Anyone see the "Smilies" do the happy dance recently?

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You all understand that people reading some of the posts think that we are clinically insane.

We've been stalking a cargo vessel for the past 2 weeks. We first figured out which vessel to stalk, then we tracked it over the ocean and now one of our brethren did a drive by today. I think we need help.

On second thought, we're actually stalking our own car that happens to be on a ship. That's perfectly normal. I could stop doing this any time I wanted......................

Anyone see the "Smilies" do the happy dance recently?

Perhaps this is why the area where the Turandot is docked is under the control of Homeland Security.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:49 PM
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Perhaps this is why the area where the Turandot is docked is under the control of Homeland Security.
Perhaps.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:19 PM
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You all understand that people reading some of the posts think that we are clinically insane.

We've been stalking a cargo vessel for the past 2 weeks. We first figured out which vessel to stalk, then we tracked it over the ocean and now one of our brethren did a drive by today. I think we need help.

On second thought, we're actually stalking our own car that happens to be on a ship. That's perfectly normal. I could stop doing this any time I wanted......................

Anyone see the "Smilies" do the happy dance recently?

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:33 PM
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:58 PM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

What's even worse is I have an F34 on order and have been reading your thread to learn how to stalk mine once it starts it's journey. So I'm sort of practice stalking I guess.... Haha.


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Old 09-24-2013, 09:10 PM
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This is the funniest post I ever saw. Why are bananas getting busy? lmao
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:57 AM
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The delivery has been completed, the Turandot has left Bayonne & is heading for Port Newark. Now our cars have to clear customs. Then BMW preps the cars before sending them to our dealers.


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I got an email from my CA last night, confirming that my vehicle was already at the VPC and that it was scheduled to be delivered to his center (north of Boston) this Saturday. But I'm going to wait until October for delivery to see if any incentives or lease numbers get better.
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What's even worse is I have an F34 on order and have been reading your thread to learn how to stalk mine once it starts it's journey. So I'm sort of practice stalking I guess.... Haha.


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I got an email from my CA last night, confirming that my vehicle was already at the VPC and that it was scheduled to be delivered to his center (north of Boston) this Saturday. But I'm going to wait until October for delivery to see if any incentives or lease numbers get better.
Excellent!
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I got an email from my CA last night, confirming that my vehicle was already at the VPC and that it was scheduled to be delivered to his center (north of Boston) this Saturday. But I'm going to wait until October for delivery to see if any incentives or lease numbers get better.
That's a good idea about waiting for October , just in case any new incentives turn up


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The delivery has been completed, the Turandot has left Bayonne & is heading for Port Newark. Now our cars have to clear customs. Then BMW preps the cars before sending them to our dealers.


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So BMW has a warehouse in Bayonne, why is there a stop in Newark afterwards? Drop off for M-B and Audi cars?
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My car is ready for pick up. Traveling, so will do this on Monday.
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Well just tracked mine and it just arrived in Brunswick this morning. So I guess 7-10 days I'll be behind the wheel. Does anyone know what they do to the cars at the VPC? I've read some bad stories about cars getting repainted and repairs from damage on the ship.


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With my luck , hope my car did not sustain any damages


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