Ace Cafe London Alpina meet - June 23, 2018

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Post by Metrics » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:27 am

2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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Post by Metrics » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:30 am

2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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Post by hap » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am

Great photos asim many thanks
Love that b5 touring colour nice to see a good mix of genres
Si your c2 is proper sleeper car that exhaust seems to protrud out quite a bit it is just the angle of the pic - a 320i badge perhaps
The red b5 is stunning also
Terry when are you going to badge her up ?

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Post by Metrics » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:38 am

There you go, hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed the event. I think I've got every Alpina that turned up that day. Some very special metal in attendance - from the lovely E30s to the brand new B5 BTs and everything in between. And the top people that own them, all passionate about Alpina.

Thought this was noteworthy:

Image20180623_134025 by Asim Humayun, on Flickr

Roof spoiler on the new B5 BT - to direct air over the sunroof, given the 200+mph capability of the car and the airflow issues caused by the sunroof!!

And this from my D5 BT en route:

Image2018-07-01_09-31-42 by Asim Humayun, on Flickr

Whatever negative things that get said about the devil's fuel, a car that can do 52mpg and has 350bhp/700nm is still deeply impressive in my book.

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2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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Post by Cygnet » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:44 am

Great photos Asim, thanks for posting. And thanks for getting my best side......my back :D
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Post by hap » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:06 pm

All in subtle detail no one would know what it was n its purpose
Cygnets did u not go in your b3s?

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Post by Metrics » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:10 pm

Were you there Cygnet? I'd have picked your brains about Golf R...
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2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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Post by Norrie » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:15 pm

Great pics thanks for including my B7
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
E 39 523i for winter and track day - leave it anywhere
E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
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Post by greenelekta » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:52 pm

Enjoyed the picture show, thanks Asim
E39 B10 V8S Touring Brass Metallic
E34 M5 Touring Elekta British Racing Green
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Post by Cygnet » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:53 pm

Hap, no I didn't take it. I've got it booked in soon for a mechanical inspection and mot, then I'll use it more when I know all is okay. At the moment I just potter about locally or just enjoy looking at it :D

Metrics, sorry, I should have made more effort to introduce myself to other forum members.
I think my Golf is a great package, practical but with super performance without shouting about it. And before anybody says it, yes I know, that sums up Alpinas too. I like my Golf and I love my B3s.
E46 B3 s coupe #122. (Sold)
VW Golf R. 1944 Matchless G3L 1942 Ford GPW
E46 330ci msport (sold)
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Post by Metrics » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:44 pm

greenelekta wrote:Enjoyed the picture show, thanks Asim
Hope to photograph yours one day!

Cygnet wrote:Metrics, sorry, I should have made more effort to introduce myself to other forum members.
I think my Golf is a great package, practical but with super performance without shouting about it. And before anybody says it, yes I know, that sums up Alpinas too. I like my Golf and I love my B3s.
No worries. Great combo of cars you have there, good taste. How thirsty do you find the R in daily use?
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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Post by Cygnet » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Last time I looked it was 29mpg, mostly a short commute and local driving. Mid to high 30's is possible I think on longer(and sensible) runs.
E46 B3 s coupe #122. (Sold)
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Post by nealpina » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:13 pm

Good meet.

Someone was trying to find me, but thought I was another member. Sorry I missed you but feel free to PM me
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Post by PhillV8S » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:16 pm

Great pics Asim, thanks for posting.
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Post by Charles » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Norrie wrote:.. there is not an ALPINA Club GB, perhaps it is not warranted? What do Sytner want if anything and what does ALPINA Germany want if anything?
For the record, theALPINAregister.com (this forum) is officially endorsed by ALPINA Gmbh and ALPINA UK, which I guess makes it the official ALPINA club in the UK
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