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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:44 pm    Post subject: ALPINA / Sytner Donnington Event Reply with quote

Just got back from the ALPINA UK / Sytner event at Donnington.

Great evening - good turn out:

ALPINA B3 S touring - Charles's !
ALPINA B3 S touring
ALPINA B3 S convertible
ALPINA B3 S convertible
ALPINA B10 3.3
ALPINA B12 6.0 - Richard's !
ALPINA Roadster S

Sytner brought down:

ALPINA Roadster S on semi-slicks
ALPINA Roadster S on semi-slicks
ALPINA B5

Also Frank Sytner brought down his M3 racing car

Andy Bovensiepen and Kris Odwarka we there...

More details to follow -

Andy took me round in a Roadster S,
and
Frank took me round in the B5 !!!

I've taken lots of photos - but as I'm off for the weekend (tommorow 4am start Crying or Very sad You'll have to wait until I get back.

Fantastic to see so many ALPINA's on the track - 3 a breast at some times.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just want to second what Neil said - enormous fun, great camaraderie and wonderful vehicles.

Best bit for me - chatting to the owner of the other B3S Touring which is the sister car to mine. They came over on the same lorry back in March 2003.

Other best bit - I quote another driver: " Those Tourings are deceptively quick"

Other other best bit - entertaining the spectators with a bit of estate car racing

Final other other other best bit - being invited by the instructor who showed me how to take the Craner Curves properly to join him in the pits at Le Mans later this month when he is racing a D type.

Neil and I are hatching plans for a few more events like this - watch this space Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have missed details pre-event.

Donnington only 30 minutes away from me, and I cannot do the Alpina Meet this weekend as I'm down at Twickernham for the Sevens.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi gimlet

I was an invitation only event by Sytner - not sure the criteria that was used to pick the attendees - but quite a diverse range from Mini owners to ALPINA ones. I think each sales guy invited people.

Sorry you missed out - hopefully I should have the photos on tonight


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not bitter or twisted ... but perhaps when it comes to changing my Car I'll use a different Sytner Dealership.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gimlet -> Who and Where did you buy it from - obviously Sytner - which one ?


Anyhow not to rub your nose in it or anything - BUT here are the photos !


[url=http://www.theALPINAregister.com/photoindex.php?pagename=donnington05]

Lots of photos.....[/url]
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leicester, then it was serviced (12K Miles) at Nottingham.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to have a quiet word with Ged Scanlon at Sytner Nottingham
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually spoke with Ged at the time of the Service. (Early April)

He rang me in mid-April and left a message, I returned the call and left a message in return. As I heard nothing from him I then emailed him. He replied (21.04.2005) saying he would call me but I've heard nothing since.
I assume it was something to do with the BMWCC as that formed the main part of our discussion during my visit.

In fairness though, previous to this Ged has been very helpful, particularly regarding my Factory visit in a couple of weeks time where he has actually emailed them for me as I'm hoping to meet the Technician who built my Engine.

I think Dealers in general could learn from Sterns at Worcestor. They have actively participated on the BMWCC Forum and encourage infomal contact from Owners.
My experience of Gorners at Wigan (TVR) was very similar to this whilst I had my Tuscans.
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