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      08-16-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Here are the first US i8 owners and cars

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These were picked up today at the BMW tents for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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Among the first group receiving a BMW i8 is Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Team Penske, which operates race teams in both the NASCAR and IndyCar series. With a strong legacy in transportation services, Penske understands the significance of the plug-in sports car to the automotive industry. Rick Hendrick, Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, currently the second-largest privately held dealership group in the country, will also be taking delivery of a BMW i8 during Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Additionally, Hendrick is the owner of Hendrick Motorsports, fielding four teams competing in the premier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“Today marks an exciting day for BMW of North America, as we take another step towards furthering sustainable mobility with the BMW i8, the plug-in hybrid sports car made with carbon fiber,” said Ludwig Willisch, President & CEO, BMW of North America. “We are proud to see the i8, the second of BMW i’s visionary vehicles, enter the market.”

The list of those joining the exclusive dinner and taking delivery of a BMW i8 at the BMW Villa during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also includes:
  • Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO of Nest, which reinvents unloved home products, like the thermostat.
  • Michael Fux, a pioneer in the mattress and bedding industry and is currently CEO of Comfort Revolution.
  • John Hendricks, Founder of the global media company Discovery Communications and Founder of Curiosity Project, a multi-platform service delivering highest-quality deep-dive content to lifelong learners.
  • Barry Klarberg, Founder, CEO, Monarch Business and Wealth Management.
  • Miles Nadal, Chairman, CEO President and Founder of MDC Partners, one of the largest advertising holding companies worldwide.
  • Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SBE, a leading global hospitality and entertainment company.
  • Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, a premier next generation global content leader.
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So, as of the writing of this post, there is one 1 blue BMW i8, 1 silver, 3 whites and 2 blacks on the streets of the USA
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7 here and 1 auction to equal 8...how fitting!
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Um the first guy sure looks like Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se fame... maybe they let him pose in the pic because he was doing the food at the event?
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Um the first guy sure looks like Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se fame... maybe they let him pose in the pic because he was doing the food at the event?
I agree 100% - it's him for sure
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So, as of the writing of this post, there is one 1 blue BMW i8, 1 silver, 3 whites and 2 blacks on the streets of the USA
Damn...i'm not in that picture !
My wife says ...the i8 is a Science fiction car , and think she's right , we just love the design but not the price
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AARP sponsoring the i8 I see
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Hmm..........So this is a CEO's type of car

Waiting for the Income inequality/wall street protesters/left wing people to be furious...................Bahahahaha
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Damn...i'm not in that picture !
My wife says ...the i8 is a Science fiction car , and think she's right , we just love the design but not the price
Haha!
This tech is ever more rapidly becoming prevalent and so the price will decrease proportionately over the next few years (though premium brands will most likely keep it a bit inflated)
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I've done my best with Pebble Beach coverage, if you're interested in seeing what else the week had (and still has) to offer:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1023233


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How come they didn't mention the first guy in the pic? World renowned Chef Thomas Keller, owner of the French Laundry 3 star Michelin restaurant...

Yeah this is a high rollers type of car.

Congrats to all the new owners!
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Old people or early adopters?
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Good for them. They work hard. They deserve to be first in line! Looks like a fun time.
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I can't wait until I see one.
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Um the first guy sure looks like Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se fame... maybe they let him pose in the pic because he was doing the food at the event?
said the same thing as soon as I saw him. That is Keller..for sure
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Awesome! Congrats for sure!
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Just be happy for them, guys. No need to crap on them.
No matter how they've acquired their wealth, they've chosen to be a part of something and purchase something that is important to both environmental and human history.

Instead of projecting, just be happy for their purchase.
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