Our coverage of the Geneva Motorshow 2012

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Our coverage of the Geneva Motorshow 2012

Post by neil » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:23 am

Hi Guys

Back in the room at the hotel - plenty of stuff to share with you - I'm currently uploading some videos - slow hotel broadband :( - will let you know as they finishing uploading !

Andy is busy dealing with the photos !

Quick Summary of the stand....

ALPINA Blue with Silver Stripes D5 Bi-Turbo Touring (No. 23)
With Champagne leather and high gloss black interior trim
Riding on new Classics

ALPINA Green B5 Bi-Turbo Saloon (No. 175)
with Champagne Leather with Green piping
Riding on new Classics

Matt ALPINA Blue B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe (No. 15)
Dark Grey + Light Grey (Leather / Alcantara cross stitched)
Riding on new Classics

Fully wrapped B3 GT3 Coupe (No. 41)
ALPINA Racing Green interior trim
ALPINA Racing seats with Blue/Green Stripe
Riding on Racing Classics
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Post by neil » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:00 am

The Hotel broadband is creaking !!

Here's the first video...

A walkround of the BMW ALPINA B3 GT3

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 am

Ok going to post these all in 1 post as still having trouble with the hotel broadband !! Good news though the videos uploaded.

The ALPINA Press launch at Geneva 2012
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The ALPINA Stand at Geneva 2012
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The BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo at Geneva 2012
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The BMW ALPINA D5 Bi-Turbo Touring at Geneva 2012
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Post by neil » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:05 am

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Click Here for general stand photos


For those who haven't had the ALPINA treatment at a motorshow it includes some photos of the bar area:

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Including a shot of my favourite ALPINA tipple:

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The benefits of ALPINA being a wine 'investor' as BB said in the recent video.

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Post by sherlock » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:35 pm

Thanks a lot for these videos.
I learn that Maxime Martin, the son of Belgian Importer Jean-Michel Martin, will race next year. Very interesting.
The GT3 is a really unique piece of work. Very tempting..

I will be there on Monday, I can't wait !

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Post by neil » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:24 pm

sherlock wrote:Thanks a lot for these videos.
I learn that Maxime Martin, the son of Belgian Importer Jean-Michel Martin, will race next year. Very interesting.
The GT3 is a really unique piece of work. Very tempting..

I will be there on Monday, I can't wait !

Cheers.
Yes I met Jean-Michel briefly when he was on the stand.

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:24 pm

I've created a permanent page with some write up of our coverage of ALPINA at Geneva 2012:

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/geneva ... ow2012.php

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Post by CarlP » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:13 am

Saw the cars yesterday.. Great cars and a great stand, the paint finish on the green B3 was pretty poor though?
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Post by Chas » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:05 am

CarlP wrote:the paint finish on the green B3 was pretty poor though?
I'm fairly sure that's a vinyl wrap, not paint :?:

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Post by neil » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:06 am

Yes it's vinyl wrap and not finished version that will be put on customers cars. They've been testing various ones.

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