Essex Alpina/BMW meet maybe??)

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Post by PaulCD3 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:19 pm

DannyB3D3 wrote:I think you are looking into this a little bit too much mate it is a family friendly pub I often go too and I will be surprised if there is more than 5 or 6 people who actually make it.

As Paul said it's just a few blokes getting together showing off our cars and having a beer! Thanks for calling the pub and checking it is ok Paul. There is plenty of space in the pub and the land next to it if need be.
No worries Dan. Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow 😁

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Post by hap » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:08 pm

Plenty of pictures please 😜

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Post by Norrie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:39 pm

I have been contacted by a few people on social media who say they will come so lets see what we get. My main concern was that there was not an event for another car group as the pub website indicates in future dates there are.

Weather looks good so look forward to seeing some ALPINA cars and owners I have not seen before.
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
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E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
E 60 - 525D new - sold to Cooper BMW
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E 39 - 520i new - sold at auction
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Post by DannyB3D3 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:34 pm

Sweet mate see you all tomorrow
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Post by scalesg » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:40 am

Time to get cleaning!! :-)
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Post by DannyB3D3 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:17 pm

Good to see everyone today! Thanks for coming 👍🏻
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Post by scalesg » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:19 pm

Was good!!
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So many other cars, faves below
Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia
Triumph dolomite 1850 (With Sprint wheels of course!)
Fiat 131 Supermiafiori
Mercedes 250CE Pillar less coupe (my first car!!)

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Post by TonyS » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:36 pm

Enjoyed meeting other people who also really like their Alpina !

Hope to see you all again
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Post by PaulCD3 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:06 pm

Well done for starting the ball rolling Dan and cheers for the pint. Next round is on me! Nice meeting all that turned up and even better talking all things Alpina. What a wealth of knowledge you all have :D Now to try and get the pictures on here. Did anyone else take any?

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Post by nealpina » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:21 pm

As previously mentioned a good meet.

Also good to see new and similar faces

To add: unfortunately didn't take any photos
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Post by Norrie » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:24 pm

Lovely day good to meet new people, 9 cars attended.
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!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
E 60 - 525D new - sold to Cooper BMW
E 60 - 530D new - sold at auction
E 39 - 520i new - sold at auction
E 30 - 316i new Touring - sold at auction

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Post by Charles » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:20 pm

Well done Danny :D

From initial post to informal meet in one month - impressive!

As is often said on here, there is nothing to stop anyone arranging a get-together for a few cars and, as Danny has shown, this can be turned around very quickly if, as "Nealpina" said, there is a will.

Of course, the "big ones" - such as Sytner Nottingham and Gaydon, for example - take a lot more organising as they are likely to be bringing owners and cars from everywhere.

However, an intimate little gathering in one corner of the country can be just as much fun :D
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