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      03-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #23
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This sounds awesome. I hope I get to do Euro delivery, at some point. This time, I'm getting to do PCD, though. Consequently, does anybody have any tips on "capturing the moment? Like the OP mentioned, I'll have more camera "firepower" at my delivery than should be mentioned. But is there anything I should pay special attention to, as far as capturing that moment on film? I definitely want to get that first startup (from the back), and get a pic of that odo reading 1, or whatever it will be, by then, and then the person telling me all about my car. Anything else you guys are glad you "caught", or wish you did?

I've done both Euro Delivery and PCD with the car. They're fun in many ways unique to each.

For the PCD, you'll arrive in the morning and your car will not be on display out front. You'll sit for a short safety class and introductions, then they will take you out back to a car similar to what you've ordered. You and your partner (hopefully you are taking someone with you) will switch off doing maneuvers on their track. What's fun is that the other new drivers will often have X's or 5'ers whatever, and their vehicles will take longer distance to do the "stop" and the "stop and turn" braking strips. The M3 stops in like 2/3 the distance. LOL.

Anyhow, you'll spend the morning slamming around the course and ride with an instructor.

Then, for our group, they put us in X5's and we followed them down the road a bit for the factory tour and gift shop. Afterwards, we came back to the Performance Centre and had lunch, then drove the X5's on their off-road course. Every bit of this should be filmed! The off-road course is a blast, and I wish that I'd taken a GoPro with suction-cup and had stuck it on the outside of the X5. Get video of yourself up on the two-wheel hill, where you are wobbling side-to-side (that's your partner, who should have driven ahead of you in the queue and is shooting back at you).

Then you bring the X's back to parking lot, and they walk you through the rear to front of the building. You'll see your new car out the front door, all sparkly and pretty. That's when you want to have your partner running the video, so you can get your reaction. Take tons of pictures because it'll never be as so clean as right then and there.

Afterwards, we drove my car back to the factory; there's a spot on the end of a sidewalk that we previously drove the X5's on; at that spot you can pull up on the sidewalk and shoot pictures of the car with the building and flags in the background, and the fountains in the background. Nobody told us to stop; and other people came up behind us and parked their new cars on the same spot to do photographs. It's a real good picture-spot.

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Ill bet your car will turn some heads in Germany
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I've done both Euro Delivery and PCD with the car. They're fun in many ways unique to each.
Awesome rundown. Thank you!
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Congrats! Have fun, enjoy the trip, and take pics!!
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      03-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #27
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Well guys, after months of waiting I'm finally heading over to Germany to pick up my Santorini Blue E92 M3 to replace my Alpine White E92 M3 that was destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October. I'll be documenting the trip with my Canon 60D, 5D2, and Hero2 so there will be no shortage of media for my full write up when I get back. I'll try to update this thread while I'm over there as best as I can.

Having never seen a Santorini car in person I'm more than a little anxious to see it...

Everything seems to happen very fast at the Welt when you get your car. They put your name on the screen and you go find the representative, then you walk down the Staircase of Joy, and see your car spinning on the disk -- it's amazing. They will show you features of your car and take an official photograph or two of you -- just ask. They'll give you those pictures before you drive off on your Victory Lap.

I took two Victory Laps. I didn't have a GoProH2 back then (slaps head); if you can remember to do it, toss your GoPro up on the side rail so that you can video yourself doing one of the Victory Laps. You can also video going down the ramp. I think that's the only real photograph/video that I didn't get on the Euro Delivery that was important -- the Victory Lap.

You'll have a blast -- take advantage of everything they offer, and enjoy the experience!

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Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!
Oh really? I couldn't imagine why...
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Have a great time!!
Thanks! I hope it "looks good".
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I have to board the plane in a few minutes, I sorry that I didn't have time to respond to all of you! I'll try to catch up when I get a chance. Thank you for the well wishes everyone!!!
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I just ordered a Santorini Blue car as well and I haven't seen it in person either. Mine won't be here for a couple months. You have to post pictures while you're there!
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Oh really? I couldn't imagine why...
Pictures for me to maste.... uh, I mean, dream about over the next month and a half.
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      03-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #33
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I just ordered a Santorini Blue car as well and I haven't seen it in person either. Mine won't be here for a couple months. You have to post pictures while you're there!
Nice! I should have pics of mine up on my Instagram account on Monday. @ mfatuation if you have it.

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Pictures for me to maste.... uh, I mean, dream about over the next month and a half.
Hehehe... I will get them up as soon as I can! Have been going nuts over here, not much downtime. Just got home from dinner and saw a frozen fire orange E92 M3 (not sure if it was factory, and couldn't get a shot off of it) and a frozen brownish E60 5er. Saw a factory test mule right outside of my hotel last night. Just crazy here carwise...
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Nice! I should have pics of mine up on my Instagram account on Monday. @ mfatuation if you have it.
Instagram? Put them up on the forum brother!
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Well congratulation on your new car. Enjoy the trip and be safe!
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Dude...those IG pics are a horrible tease! let's see this thing!!!
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In for updates! European delivery sounds like a blast, can't wait until I get a chance to do it.
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Instagram? Put them up on the forum brother!
Well... I'm back in the US! Having never seen Santorini Blue in person, I was very apprehensive and worried that I may have made a $5,000.00 mistake... Those of you that have seen this color in person will surely agree that pictures do it no justice whatsoever. The paint literally stopped me in my tracks when I saw it for the first time, and I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

I am going to try and process the pics and do a write up within the next few days.

Here are some pics from my Instagram feed which do the color absolutely no justice, the closest color rendering can be seen on the shot of my Canon 5D's screen. The iPhone camera makes the color appear much darker and saturated than it actually is.






Mmmm, dat orange peel...





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WOW! If this is the 'non-justice' version, I can't even guess what a good pic will look like. Congrats.
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Thanks! Made it back home last night, I cannot wait to get this thing stateside!
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