Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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I guess they all left to have a bbq with the family. How many BMW's turned up in total, any idea? Some real special stuff apart from your known special cars? Curious, I WANT PHOTOS :lol:


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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Well there were 25 E24's on the stand plus others dotted around.

Four E21's including a track/race car.

More Zed's than you could shake a stick at.

A noticable lack of spare parts traders.

Sadly, I only got a couple of photos of the E24's. I'll see if anybody else got more.
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Yea not a bad show overall.
Had my hennarot baur on show
But i always like to see more trade stands.
I had centre consul for you at show.
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Was good to see a few guys at Gaydon and the Baurs looked just about perfect for the hot weather.

On the drive up m3gaz's white 320 looked lovely in convoy with my Mrs in her white 02tii. The roads being peppered with cherished BMW's is my fave part of the day tbh.

It was a shame that there were so few e21's allowed down on to the stand area. There were several very nice examples in the car park, including a pretty mint 323i in henna and a special. There were certainly far fewer cars on display overall.

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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Nice, thanks for the pics! But more E3's than E21's... :roll: shouldn't be too difficult to double the figures next year guys!
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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The guy with the red 323 in car park. poped up to see us on the show area.
He was telling me he has owned it for 30yrs.
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Car looks brilliant! So one owner, full history and low mileage?
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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cobbler2u wrote:I had centre consul for you at show.
Damn, yes. Well hopefully an auto console isn't too different to a manual as I have one of those.

One of the guys on the E21 stand is sending me a set of centre caps. Did his buyer turn up? His car looked really good - he had a new interior custom made that looked really factory. He was from Carlisle so had travelled a similar distance as me.
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Had a great time, there were some real beautys there. Met some guys from the forum, which was nice. Only big let down
was how many e21's arrived. And shows like this should have a stand selling parts for e21's, PERFECT.
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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BlueBaur: I was having a look at your Baur for some reference points to mine.

Your ride height is much better - mine seems to have gone everywhere on the sump.

When the old wings were removed they seem to have taken away the lip that the bottom of the wing bolts to. I guess I need to get one welded on.

I wanted to see the inside of your targa lid - mine is a bit grotty (I believe there's a how-to on restoring them).

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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Gaydon is such a waste of time really.

Its all about boring bmws and nothing else.. Static shows are ok but gaydon isnt so good. Because there is no action.

Next year I'm going to not bother and go to some shows where I can thrash my beemer against other cars.
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nas80 wrote: Its all about boring bmws and nothing else.. Static shows are ok but gaydon isnt so good. Because there is no action.
Apart from the track bit.
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Only took a couple of phone pics of the E21's, Amuses me how there was always someone stood by my engine deep in thought :)
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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Thanks! :thumbsup
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Re: Gaydon 2012 - August 19th

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nas80 wrote:Its all about boring bmws and nothing else.. .
At a BMW show, yea I see your point. :D
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