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      10-19-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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Many thanks to Lynn England for agreeing to record our homegrown BMW–fest this weekend, we hope you like the photos. We asked Lynn to help us as she specializes in trying to capture the details in her photography, and there are so many details that we just love about these cars.

After 3 weeks and 1250 miles of owning the i8 we are still in love with it, turning down the offer received from a neighbor to pay MSRP + $25k + his Audi S4 was not a difficult decision for us: if he had suggested including his wife maybe we would have considered the offer more carefully…

The reaction we are getting to the i8 is incredible, people approach us every time we go out and want to know about the car, no-one believes us when we tell them it is a 1.5 litre inline 3 plug-in hybrid, that is not what people in Texas are expecting to hear.

A couple of comments about the i8…

I am using it as a daily driver, and it is performing perfectly in that role…the only problem I am having is not wanting to leave the car in the parking garage each morning. It is a really fun car to drive, it brings a smile to my face every time I glide out of my garage in what I have dubbed ‘stealth mode’. I have downloaded the Knight Rider music that somehow seems so appropriate to the i8, though the onboard computer does not call me Michael (yet). Being a back seat passenger is not quite so comfortable – but who cares – the inconvenience is well worth the fun of watching people trying to get in and out of the car – particularly from the back seat!

We swung by the home of Curtis Burton - another Houstonian Z8 owner - on our way to the photoshoot, and he kindly agreed to join us for some of the photos. My son kindly pointed out that his Alpina BMW Z8 is probably worth more than my i8 and Z8 are worth combined! Brought me down to earth with a bump. We included the i3 in a few of the images, maybe it’s not quite the same level of car as the others but we are really enjoying it, and we thought it was fun to include it.

Lynn put some of the best images together into a couple of different calendars for me so I can remember this day all of next year, have a look and let us know what you think! We offered to plug her web site in return for doing us the favor of taking these photo’s

Z8: http://www.redbubble.com/people/lynn...7449-calendars
I8: http://www.redbubble.com/people/lynn...7449-calendars
http://www.redbubble.com/people/lynn...ist_title_name

Hope you enjoy the photos, we really enjoyed taking them!

BMW i8 - Z8 Photo Shoot



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      10-23-2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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Fantastic thanks!!

2 different eras and 2 different design philosophies... The Z8 looked back at the past and took inspiration from the 507. And the Z8, well, it steps confidently into the future and I'm sure is going to be a classic...
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BEST photo is the BMW startac.

My mom had one of those with her 7 when I was young.

I wonder if she still has it lying around.

And the rest of the shots--GORGEOUS.
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I am confused, you drove your i8, your son drove the z8 (lucky him), your neighbor drove the Alpina, so who drove the i3? The photographer?

Congrats and enjoy... i wouldnt call you lucky, i am sure you had to work hard at some point of your life to get where you are...

Thanks for sharing..visually at least.
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Awesome lineup!

Why didn't your neighbor simply put his name on the list for an i8? I'm also sure there are dealers around the country with one for sale.
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Awesome lineup!

Why didn't your neighbor simply put his name on the list for an i8? I'm also sure there are dealers around the country with one for sale.
My thoughts exactly. If he offered me $25k, plus the S4 (I'm assuming it's a 2010+), that's $50k, if not more, over MSRP. I would have taken it and placed another order for the i8. Haha.



To the OP: Awesome lineup. I've seen the i8 driving around NYC a hand full of times. It stops people dead in their tracks. It's a huge head turner... most people don't even know what it is.
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Nice flip phone !

But seriously, some STUNNING cars. The i3 is so tall!
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Thanks for sharing! Very cool seeing the i8 and Z8 side by side. Wish there was an E31 or M1 in the mix as well.
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there will never - repeat NEVER - be another BMW as jaw-droppingly awesome as the Z8. to see one in Alpina livery is breathtaking for me.

you sir have won today
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i honestly think the Z8 is one of the best looking cars ever made.
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ugh the z8 is so god damn sexy
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My thoughts exactly. If he offered me $25k, plus the S4 (I'm assuming it's a 2010+), that's $50k, if not more, over MSRP. I would have taken it and placed another order for the i8. Haha.



To the OP: Awesome lineup. I've seen the i8 driving around NYC a hand full of times. It stops people dead in their tracks. It's a huge head turner... most people don't even know what it is.
same deal would be easily considered by me. $25k alone to buy another one..easy decision. IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT THE $$$$.
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love it! all 3 cars! that i8 is stunning!

especially love that black z8 Alpina, Sr Thomas has a z8 Alpina as well (silver) and his next door neighbor has a black one, always nice to see another one out there since there so rare.
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there will never - repeat NEVER - be another BMW as jaw-droppingly awesome as the Z8. to see one in Alpina livery is breathtaking for me.

you sir have won today
My thoughts exactly............

Aw, remember the time when BMW took risks and actually MADE the ultimate driving machines?

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I am confused, you drove your i8, your son drove the z8 (lucky him), your neighbor drove the Alpina, so who drove the i3? The photographer?

Congrats and enjoy... i wouldnt call you lucky, i am sure you had to work hard at some point of your life to get where you are...

Thanks for sharing..visually at least.

So, my father (I operate this account on his behalf) drove the i8. I drove the Z8 (yes, very, very lucky me) the neighbor drove the Z8 Alpina and my dad's boss drove the i3 and his wife was the photographer!

Thanks for your comment!
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Awesome lineup!

Why didn't your neighbor simply put his name on the list for an i8? I'm also sure there are dealers around the country with one for sale.
I think it's because he didn't know it was coming out...

I imagine so too, the dealer we bought from say they don't have another one for a few months (only one more is coming to his dealer). Then they have a waiting list that is 2 and a half years long now!
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