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      06-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #243
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I enjoy look at this thread bro. Looking forward in ED in 2014 on an M3/M4. I plan to do Germany, Venice Italy, Paris, Belgium and Netherlands for drop off. When we visited London/Paris and Rome in November last year, i noticed that its very difficult to drive there. Worst is Paris. Thoughts?
When I go to Europe (most every 2 to 3 years) I seek B&Bs outside the city(s) then use public transport to go into town (parking the car safe at the B&B). My next rip this fall will be from Eastern Canada to London, UK Paris, France Berlin, then München, Germany and return to London, UK for the trip back to Canada. I will do this on a Rail Pass rent cars when needed.

Fuel prices, parking and worries about your car parked in unfamiliar suroundings will leave you with sleepless nights something to think about.

This will be my third trip to München, Germany a visit to "Die Welt, the Factory and Museum" is a great experiance so is the ED delivery. I prefer to purchase my car then take local delivery in Canada. Perhaps it is just e worrying too much what would and could happen to that brand new car

Anyway these are my thoughts.
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Looks like you had a fantastic trip. Thank you for sharing your ED experiance with us.

Your thread has earned a special place in my signature link under the "Fun Links"

I did test drive the new 335i earlier this year and found it to be a fun car.

Happy and safe trails always!

Tschüs - Auf Wiedersehen Bis Später

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PS Will it be France and Germany or Germany and Spain in the Euro soccer tournement Final ... any thoughts? May the best team win
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Indeed an epic post! Thanks for sharing!
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Cool browser

if anyone already didn't know, chrome really works better than firefox in loading so many pics.. great pics and a great journey btw.. ur parents have had a million times more fun than me riding through such great roads and great countries! :-`(
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You really like taking pictures of women when they aren't looking lol. Looks like a blast. I am going to do euro delivery for theM3/M4 in 2014. I cannot wait. Your trip is truly inspirational.
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      06-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #249
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this thread is unfucking real. hats off to you buddy, were your parents ever annoyed of you taking so many pics? LOL.
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Great pics. Great posts. Now, I'm exhausted.
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OMG... I did it!!! It took allmost three days!!!

Thats definitv the "Godfather of ED Trips" !!! THX for sharing!

I allmost *hit my pants when i saw that you eat the Weißwurst with skin , that must taste terrible
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I'm still not all the way through this, but I have never, EVER seen an ED thread more detailed and documented than this. To see the car in front of not just one or two, but MULTIPLE historic monuments and places is just awesome. BMW should have you collaborate with them to develop an extensive brochure for ED!
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Very nice thread. I have seen all 12 pages.

I want to see more pictues but taken during roadtrips in the US.
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M3 CSL stole the show
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just thinking how close you had to get to grab a pic like d3-272.. beautiful anyways though ;-)
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My finger aches from pressing the page down key hundreds of times, but it was worth it.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you break your engine in!

Well done sir, good show.
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Wink thanks you all for your comments

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Thank you for sharing the awosome pics. It seems that you are professional photographer with all that equipment stuff. Just when you saw your "baby" for the first time in the BMW Welt hands got a bit shaky. I hope you enjoy driving in SoCal when the F30 has been shipped to the US. In LA I once saw a BMW still with ED license plates on the front. After delivery will you remove the german plates? Will you post some pics after the F30 has arrived in OC?
I will keep the german front plates for as long as the law allows me too.. :P
and yes of course i will post pics from re-delivery on... unless my cameras die before then.... or just gives up on their duty.


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Wow.

No words can describe how much fun that looks like!! You had to of taken at least 300 pics. All of them I loved. I'm 15 and whenever I get my first brand new BMW, that is what I'm doing.

Fabulous write up and fabulous car!!!
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yeah... 300... that's how many i shoot in one hour

Thanks Shane!
I remember when i was your age, i would be starring/drooling/dreaming at the Car&Driver magazine comparing the E36 M3 sedan to its competitors...
from then on, i was set to get my brand new BMW as soon as life would permit me to.
and today i finally got it!

Keep studying and working hard... you will get your brand new BMW with your own sweat, or if you are lucky to have parents give it to you
But enjoy it and be grateful for everything Man!

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Damn, that was a lot of pictures. I skipped a few pages and it still took me a while to get through. Looks very fun, and glad you're happy! I hope to take my wife on a journey like this sometime.
Make sure to prepare her mentally to the fact that there will be lots of driving ... But it's WORTH IT !!!
driving is not supposed to be a choir
driving is supposed to be a pleasure! especially in such a car, in such scenery How many times in your life can you do this...

well i understand it's not for everyone... but we gotta make sure we enJOY the Road of Life less wars ... more peace...



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Looks like you had a fantastic trip. Thank you for sharing your ED experiance with us.

Your thread has earned a special place in my signature link under the "Fun Links"

I did test drive the new 335i earlier this year and found it to be a fun car.

Happy and safe trails always!

Tschüs - Auf Wiedersehen Bis Später

Rolf-Dieter

PS Will it be France and Germany or Germany and Spain in the Euro soccer tournement Final ... any thoughts? May the best team win
Thanks Alter Peter !!
The trip is not as perfect as i had in mind, it was still missing a lot of things...
i didn't get to do entirely everything that i set out to do...
but i guess i am harsher with myself, or having too high of expectations...
but at least i didn't most of what i wanted...

Thanks for keeping a reference of my thread in your links !

As for Soccer, I am always rooting for the underdog...


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You really like taking pictures of women when they aren't looking lol. Looks like a blast. I am going to do euro delivery for theM3/M4 in 2014. I cannot wait. Your

trip is truly inspirational.
It's not so much i like to take pictures in a cowardly manner, actually i dont enjoy it... but i have too...
I have no choice!

Being asian, one of my legs is shorter than the others, so i cannot run as fast

I wish my next car could be the F80 4Door, doing ED... but i highly doubt it... unless i trade the F30


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this thread is unfucking real. hats off to you buddy, were your parents ever annoyed of you taking so many pics? LOL.
Thanks... and no my parents weren't annoyed... they are used to me taking pictures... and plus it wasn't as bad as you think...
they are very understanding parents, but most importantly we didn't have any agenda... the agenda was to take lots of pictures on our LONG way back to Paris... :P


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OMG... I did it!!! It took allmost three days!!!

Thats definitv the "Godfather of ED Trips" !!! THX for sharing!

I allmost *hit my pants when i saw that you eat the Weißwurst with skin , that must taste terrible
the skin didn't bother me... it didn't have any taste...
Is eating the skin considered by you Germans as similar to eating plastic bags?

you should try eating authentic chinese food... there is nothing part of animal that they leave out ... every part is consumed



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I'm still not all the way through this, but I have never, EVER seen an ED thread more detailed and documented than this. To see the car in front of not just one

or two, but MULTIPLE historic monuments and places is just awesome. BMW should have you collaborate with them to develop an extensive brochure for ED!
I should have thought about it... i was just not confident enought nor wasn't i sure i could have done it... the pressure and the promise based on
if i could have done such a trip in the first place...

But now in retrospective... having completed the whole thing: i think i could have saved a few thousands more if i had addressed this proposition to BMW :P

For me, the purpose of an ED is to get the car and to hit as many European landmarks as possible..
enjoying the car in Europe before it get shipped to the States... things you just cannot do once the car has crossed the pond...

well you could with a rental... but it's not your car :P
AND yeah, yes i know: you can enjoy such a trip with a rental just as much, if not more...
but i wanted to bond with my car


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Very nice thread. I have seen all 12 pages.

I want to see more pictues but taken during roadtrips in the US.
That's a great idea !! well actually, that's already on my list to do... but it will come slowly as i have other priorities...
but it will come some day... i have already spotted a few places in southern california
will continue to feed you if my GF allow me to :P


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M3 CSL stole the show
Everything is part of the show... but interesting that you found the CSL stood out.
Actually, i am enjoying getting feedback from each one of you, since we all have different interests:
like bimmergasm below: who found that D3-272 stood out
I tried to take a variety of photos


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just thinking how close you had to get to grab a pic like d3-272.. beautiful anyways though ;-)
As someone else above pointed it out: She wasn't looking :P

... and plus it help to have a zoom ...




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My finger aches from pressing the page down key hundreds of times, but it was worth it.
Just think about how many times i had to use the shutter over the entire trip ... but it was worth it

PS: i like your signature ... i guess it was the same for me
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my friend amazing stuff. This really sells me on the ED experience. Looked like an amazing journey. Thanks for adding in some of those beautiful ladies haha. My Goodness were there a lot of pictures, but i looked at every single one and couldn't stop haha.
... Now have fun tracking the car and awaiting its arrival haha
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Thanks for sharing. It was like we were there with you on the trip.

It's too bad you ended up stopping in Genova. Only 20min south, is Santa Margherita, Rapallo, & Portofino which are infinitely nicer cities.
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Great post, enjoy all the photos.
From the weather perspective, looks like April is not a great time to travel in Europe?
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Great post, enjoy all the photos.
From the weather perspective, looks like April is not a great time to travel in Europe?
Actually i though April would be a perfect time to go... but i guess i didn't have luck...

Usually the other years, April would be nice.

No doubt Summer time in Europe would be the perfect time, but it's just so crowded EVERYWHERE you go...

just go before June, when school is not out yet...
For me, i couldn't wait any longer than April, i wanted to go in March, but it would have still been considered Winter time, and i didn't want to do that either...
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Just think about how many times i had to use the shutter over the entire trip ... but it was worth it

PS: i like your signature ... i guess it was the same for me
Good point, I hadn't considered that. Euro delivery and the 'ring are certainly a proper way to break in a new car.
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probably the best thing i've read on the internet in years...

pretty sure i've drained my iphone battery numerous times coming back to reload these pages and looking at all the amazing photos. they should make a whole issue of roundel based on your photos.

now i need to lookup where all the possible dropoffs are for ED delivery!

thank you for sharing- enjoyable in its entirety.
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