Event Thruxton May 2108 (edited to 2018)

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Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:11 pm

This information arrived with me this morning M Power & Alpina Festival - Thruxton May 2018

In the planning stage is a wholly new event to feature M and ALPINA cars with parade laps and track experience. Anticipated to be the largest gathering ever in one place of these models. Organised by BMW CC GB LTD.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:48 pm

Not sure any of us will be around in 2108 :wink:
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:25 pm

v8 ego wrote:Not sure any of us will be around in 2108 :wink:
But the cars might - although there may not be such a thing as petrol or diesel at that point!
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:15 pm

Apologies, yes, next year 2018. I was surprised that the BMWCCGB and the Chairman and former M register man, Richard Baxter even gave ALPINA a mention in the same breath.

Perhaps it is a co-incidence that a fair number of people from the south and in particular Hampshire own ALPINA cars. Anyway, no matter look forward to seeing what they suggest and attending a meeting in which turning up is my only contribution.
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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Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:04 pm

Please keep us informed as more details become available :D
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Its pretty certain that this event will not take place at Thruxton. The reason for this is that the BMWCCGB wish to get support from BMW UK Limited, both financial and practical. Thuxton is an Audi approved location.

The suggestion which is still under discussion and in the embryonic stage is for it to be at Bedford.

From an Alpina prospective I did email Sytner Nottingham about the original event location but apart from out of office got no response whatsoever, which is somewhat disappointing.

In particular as Schnitzer via Rossiters said they would support such and event and bring cars from Germany.
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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Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:51 pm

I hope it will not be at Bedford the circuits are Mickey Mouse.
Brands would be a much better venue, as BMW have quite a presence at the circuit, plus it's only 15 miles from me :D
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:09 pm

Brian, without breaking any confidences but the costs for Thruxton were massive and I suspect Brands may also prove to be so. Therefore, if BMW UK are prepared to make a contribution of a significant amount I guess they can suggest where suits them best?

I have no experience of Bedford, so cannot comment on the Disney association.
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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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Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:59 am

Perhaps it is a co-incidence that a fair number of people from the south and in particular Hampshire own ALPINA cars. Anyway, no matter look forward to seeing what they suggest and attending a meeting in which turning up is my only contribution.[/quote]
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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Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am

Hi Norman,

Is there any more news on this event pls?

It's one I'm tracking as there is good possibility I will be in UK that week/weekend :D

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:13 am

The latest I have been told is that BMW UK cannot accommodate this event in their calendar therefore it has been scrapped.
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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Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:04 pm

Norrie wrote:The latest I have been told is that BMW UK cannot accommodate this event in their calendar therefore it has been scrapped.
It is amazing that they have any brand loyalty, mind you come the much awaited Brexit you won't be able to buy a new BMW :wink: :lol:
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