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      02-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Talking Entropic Artist F30 European Delivery Thread

Fellow bimmer people,

I will be heading down for an epic voyage across the Atlantic ocean to pick up my very first new car (and ofcourse, my first BMW) and I cannot put into words how enthused I am at the moment.

Car Build:
  • 2012 BMW F30 335i
  • Mineral Grey w/ black Dakota leather
  • Brushed aluminum trim w/ black accent stripe
  • 8-speed automatic transmission w/ sport paddle shifters
  • Sport package w/ 18" wheels
  • Premium package
  • Cold weather package
  • Technology Package
  • HK Premium Sound

Camera Gear:
  • Nikon D7000 DSLR
  • Nikon FM3a 35mm Film
  • Nikon 18-105mm F3.5-F5.6 AFS Zoom lens
  • Nikon 50mm F1.8 Prime lens
  • Fuji Film Velvia 50 color slide film
  • Fuji Film Neopan 400 b&w negative film
  • Kodak 400 b&w negative film
  • GoPro Hero2 video camera
  • GoPro motor mounting accessories
  • 16GB + 4GB SD Cards
  • Gitzo Traveler series tripod
  • Gitzo Ball head

Tentative Itinerary:
  • March 1st: Phoenix >> Atlanta (Join my friend) >> Munich
  • March 2nd: Arrive in Munich at 7:40pm. BMW Welt Appointment at 9:10am. Car delivery at 10:40am. Factory tour from 11:30am-1:30pm. Lunch 1:30-2:30pm.
  • March 3rd: Alpenstrasse to Lindau/Zurich/Geneva
  • March 4th: Unplanned
  • March 5th: Unplanned
  • March 6th: Unplanned
  • March 7th: Unplanned
  • March 8th: Unplanned
  • March 9th: Arrive in Nice, France. Car drop-off at 4pm.
  • March 10th: Depart for USA at 1pm from Nice. Nice >> Paris >> Atlanta >> Phoenix.

Pics below! . I already bought the BMW Y-Cable (from Amazon, it was about $27) since I didn't get BMW Assist. I will keep updating this thread with more information. Stay tuned!




























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      02-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Cant wait for the next update!

Cant wait for my turn too!

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Cant wait for the next update!

Cant wait for my turn too!
Hey man, when are you planning yours?
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Entropic Artist - have a great time, it will be an experiance.

What's your itinerary?
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Nice furniture and nice Breedlove.
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Hey man, when are you planning yours?
mine is beginning of April, a month and 10 more days

your trip is gonna help me pass the time
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Great start to your thread! Looking forward to meeting you in a couple nights here in Munich!
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How do you like the Breedlove?
I absolutely love it! I'll post some more pictures of the back wood. It is Oregon's Myrtlewood and it sounds as if your ears are submerged in pure bliss. Extremely untextured clean tone (unlike Mahogany) but still has some defined bass like the Rosewood.

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Entropic Artist - have a great time, it will be an experiance.

What's your itinerary?
Just updated the post with itinerary - not much planned really.

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Thanks I'll post some more pictures .

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cant wait to see all the pics from your ED trip!! one day I hope to do ED
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Seriously! Soooooooo jealous.
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so,..how has it been so far?

any updates?

congrats on your new BMW!!
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Sorry haven't gotten a chance to update. A quick update:

Picked up the car on Friday and it was quite an overwhelming experience. Where do I start...we got a tour of the factory after the pickup. Filled up gas and went for a short drive into the country side. Weather was not very good and extremely foggy. Returned back to the hotel and had a dinner with SJID! It was fun, but we were very overwhelmed, tired, sleepless and jet lagged - all at the same time.

Woke up early next day and started driving at 6am. Undecided of where to go with no hotels booked - we ended up driving for 17.5 hours on Saturday and reached Barcelona at 1am!!! Booked a hotel at a highway restaurant on the way.

Today, we got up late and drove to Girona, Spain (1 hr drive from Barcelona). Beautiful city! Staying at a very nice hotel on a hill too overlooking this historical city of Girona.

We're planning to go for a longer drive into the Andorra mountains tomorrow and spend the evening in Tossa Del Mar :-)

Stay tuned and pardon for not updating frequently. Everything is still very overwhelming and we're having a great vacation. What an unforgettable experience this is turning out to be....

I am mostly shooting film and will take a few days after I return back to the US to be able to post pictures.
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Fantastic thread man!

I'd love to see a pic of your F30 stuck in Barcelona trafficjams LOL. /jk.

My daughter is going to study there from this fall on.

Cheers
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Sorry haven't gotten a chance to update. A quick update:

Picked up the car on Friday and it was quite an overwhelming experience. Where do I start...we got a tour of the factory after the pickup. Filled up gas and went for a short drive into the country side. Weather was not very good and extremely foggy. Returned back to the hotel and had a dinner with SJID! It was fun, but we were very overwhelmed, tired, sleepless and jet lagged - all at the same time.

Woke up early next day and started driving at 6am. Undecided of where to go with no hotels booked - we ended up driving for 17.5 hours on Saturday and reached Barcelona at 1am!!! Booked a hotel at a highway restaurant on the way.

Today, we got up late and drove to Girona, Spain (1 hr drive from Barcelona). Beautiful city! Staying at a very nice hotel on a hill too overlooking this historical city of Girona.

We're planning to go for a longer drive into the Andorra mountains tomorrow and spend the evening in Tossa Del Mar :-)

Stay tuned and pardon for not updating frequently. Everything is still very overwhelming and we're having a great vacation. What an unforgettable experience this is turning out to be....

I am mostly shooting film and will take a few days after I return back to the US to be able to post pictures.
Sounds like you are having lots of fun. Good for you.

Can you share how pricey hotels are in Europe? Is it easy to find rooms on the spot? What is your average MPG so far?

And lastly, how do you like Barcelona? FC Barcelona is my favorite soccer team since forever. My dream is to visit the city and their stadium (Camp Nou).
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How do you determine where you will deliver the car before coming home? I was under the impression you have to return it to Munich.
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How do you determine where you will deliver the car before coming home? I was under the impression you have to return it to Munich.
there are several ports you can drop your car at, some outside of Germany.
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Dude, where are your pics? I'm dying here
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I am back to the US! I'll drop the film off for development and pick them up in the middle of the next week. Stay tuned

I am positing a few that I've taken with my DSLR:

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