May Meeting - CPC @ Amersham - Sunday 20th May 2018

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Post by hap » Sat May 19, 2018 11:08 pm

Have a great meet looks like it'll be a scorcher
Looking forward to all the pictures esp the 333i if it comes

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Post by Metrics » Sun May 20, 2018 5:23 pm

A lovely day, great cars and top people, great to meet you all :)
Some pics:

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Post by Metrics » Sun May 20, 2018 5:27 pm

Thank you Charles for arranging and Phil for hosting, and well done both for arranging the weather 8)

Charles in his special Alpina shirt :lol:

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Post by hap » Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 pm

Great pics asim thanks

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Post by Cygnet » Sun May 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Looks like a good day for all. Thank you Asim, for posting the photos.
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Post by Charles » Sun May 20, 2018 6:49 pm

Glad you enjoyed it Asim and thanks for uploading the pictures - saves me a job :D

One particular highlight - apart from meeting everyone in the glorious sunshine - was the chance to drive a G30 B5 BiTurbo allrad and then an E61 B5 Touring.

The G30 was insane - so much power (600bhp) delivered instantly quite shook me, if I am honest. In contrast, the E61 "only" had 500bhp but the lovely linear delivery from the spooling supercharger was much more my cup of tea.

However, I couldn't help feeling that the driving experience in the G30 was a bit like being ensconced in a cocoon compared to the levels of feedback I am used to in my meagerly powered 300bhp E46 and the E61 suffered from having quite a high centre of gravity causing it to roll in corners more than I normally experience.

Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed both cars a lot - but they are both very big (the G30 is enormous!) and I guess I like my compact little E46 in comparison - less toys and more driving, perhaps?
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Post by PhillV8S » Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 pm

Great little meeting today, pity I had to leave early but family duties called! Had a catch up with some familiar faces and look forward to the next meet. Thanks for the photos Asim as I was useless and took none as too busy nosing around the cars on show.
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Post by jolls » Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 pm

Thank you for the great pictures Asim. Looks like everyone had a good time and the weather was kind too.
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Post by simon13 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:47 pm

bit pissed i didn't get there, looks like you all had a good day!
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Post by hap » Sun May 20, 2018 10:12 pm

Any e30 ?
Also the silverstone b10 is for sale at Jason barkers unless just bought ?
Anyone else get some snaps ?
Cheers

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Post by Metrics » Mon May 21, 2018 12:14 am

hap wrote:Any e30 ?
Also the silverstone b10 is for sale at Jason barkers unless just bought ?
Anyone else get some snaps ?
Cheers
Sadly no E30, one of the few models not there. Needed Simon's there :wink:

Yes the Silverstone B10 is for sale - and it's a lovely car, such a special combo. One of my favourite of the day!
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Post by brett » Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 am

Hi Azim

Great pictures and a good turn out , do you have any more pictures of the dark blue V8s, fe52fmz as I haven’t seen this one around before
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Post by Metrics » Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Brett

Hope you're good. That V8S is AdamB10 - lovely car, with Ecru extended leather and a sunroof. No more pics though, sorry.

There were 3 V8S there:

Alpina Blue with Black, only 58k
Techno Violet with Grey and violet piping - Brian's
Topaz Blue with Ecru extended - Adam

Plus 2 V8S owners - me and the gent with the B5s who's bought the Avus blue with Lotus white example.

Good to know the V8S is being loved by all these owners :D
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Post by B10BRW » Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 am

Great meeting, with some stunning Alpinas glad I could make it.
Nice to see old acquaintances and meet new ones.
Looking forward to the Ace :D
By the way Adams V8S is Midnight Blue.

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Post by D3-No.435 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am

Some nice photos there.

Weather was beautiful and was great meeting some of the forum members. Charles your E46 looked great on the move when you passed us on the M40.

See you guys at Ace Cafe next month.
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