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      07-11-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Grand Venus

i finally got word from my ca that my car is on the Grand Venus...

anyone else find out if this is your vessel?
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      07-11-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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i finally got word from my ca that my car is on the Grand Venus...

anyone else find out if this is your vessel?
I'm on the Grand Venus. I can't find the ship. Last position was the English channel.
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      07-11-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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ya every website site i tried could not find the vessel... port in san diego says it will arrive on the 26th

anyone have news of that hurricane over in the atlantic... if it fucks up my baby im gonna be pissed
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      07-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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ya every website site i tried could not find the vessel... port in san diego says it will arrive on the 26th

anyone have news of that hurricane over in the atlantic... if it fucks up my baby im gonna be pissed
hurricane Bertha. This sucks. The captain better not be sleeping at the wheel

http://www.weather.com/multimedia/vi...rom=hp_video_1
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      07-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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The ship that carried my M3 was Grand Venus. It was almost impossible for me to track it during its time on the sea.
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      07-13-2008, 07:08 AM   #6
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I think mine is on the Grand Venus..............CA said it is scheduled to dock in NJ on July 21st.

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      07-16-2008, 04:51 PM   #7
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my car is on the Grand Venus also anyone have any tracking info for this ship. expected port date in california is 29th i think.
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      07-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #8
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seems like the date got pushed back a few days... im sure the captain is adjusting to hurricane bertha... and that new hurricane in the pacific
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      07-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #9
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Delays! Delays!

http://www.portofhueneme.org/documen...0718101136.pdf
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      07-20-2008, 11:47 AM   #10
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i dunno about you guys but im worried about all these tropical storms in the path of our vessel... not sure if you guys saw that one pic posted on here a while back with all those m3's fucked up on the dock... i got that picture stuck in my head when i think about these hurricanes!
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      07-20-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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i dunno about you guys but im worried about all these tropical storms in the path of our vessel... not sure if you guys saw that one pic posted on here a while back with all those m3's fucked up on the dock... i got that picture stuck in my head when i think about these hurricanes!
This one...
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=91720

Yep! I was thinking the same thing. I think we are safe. Looks like GV left Jacksonville, but ETA pushed back 4 days (JULY 30th). Zadam does your car go to Hueneme or a port in SD?

Last known position...
7/17/08 02:00 Jacksonville
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      07-20-2008, 04:12 PM   #12
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as far as i know hueneme is the only port in sd that GV is stopping at
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      07-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #13
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i finally got word from my ca that my car is on the Grand Venus...

anyone else find out if this is your vessel?
Yup. Mine is on the Grand Venus, as well. This is agonizing. Being as impatient a little kid as anyone, I've been trying to track the Grand Venus for weeks. The last position on Vesseltracker.com was just outside the Engligh Channel http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ship...s-9303211.html

I was watching the Panama Canal webcam this morning, and saw a blue cargo ship coming out of the Miraflores locks, but it's a cargo ship with a bunch of containers on the deck. I read the Grand Venus was scheduled to go through the canal this morning. Check out the webcam here: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html There's a thread at BimmerFest for European Deliveries (they call it ED LOL...Viva Viagra )

www.portofhueneme.org still shows the Grand Venus is scheduled into port on 7/30, so looks like I'm looking at 8/05 to 8/10 (probably the later date )

I need some patience and I need it NOW. I should be thankful it's coming this soon, since I ordered it the first week of June. There are some people that took European Delivery, got to drive the car for a while and dropped it off in early June and STILL don't have the car. I'm sure it's much tougher if you HAVE the car and then have to give it back and drive your old car for 2+ months. Probably a great experience, but ED is not for me (either one).

Pardon me while I go watch paint dry and the grass grow. hehehehe

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Yup. Mine is on the Grand Venus, as well. This is agonizing. Being as impatient a little kid as anyone, I've been trying to track the Grand Venus for weeks. The last position on Vesseltracker.com was just outside the Engligh Channel http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ship...s-9303211.html

I was watching the Panama Canal webcam this morning, and saw a blue cargo ship coming out of the Miraflores locks, but it's a cargo ship with a bunch of containers on the deck. I read the Grand Venus was scheduled to go through the canal this morning. Check out the webcam here: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html There's a thread at BimmerFest for European Deliveries (they call it ED LOL...Viva Viagra )

www.portofhueneme.org still shows the Grand Venus is scheduled into port on 7/30, so looks like I'm looking at 8/05 to 8/10 (probably the later date )

I need some patience and I need it NOW. I should be thankful it's coming this soon, since I ordered it the first week of June. There are some people that took European Delivery, got to drive the car for a while and dropped it off in early June and STILL don't have the car. I'm sure it's much tougher if you HAVE the car and then have to give it back and drive your old car for 2+ months. Probably a great experience, but ED is not for me (either one).

Pardon me while I go watch paint dry and the grass grow. hehehehe

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It's called ED Separation Anxiety, and I have it. It wouldn't be so bad if we knew where the ship is.
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It's called ED Separation Anxiety, and I have it. It wouldn't be so bad if we knew where the ship is.
I feel your pain. The portofheneme.org site still shows the Grand Venus is due on 7/30, but they haven't updated the calendar since 7/18. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

I started the part-out of my E46 M3 last night, so the reality is starting to set in for me. I want my new car!!!

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      07-23-2008, 12:00 AM   #16
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Grand Venus due @ Port Hueneme on 7/30

I just checked the vessel schedule at www.portofhueneme.org and we're still on schedule for 7/30. It appears there are 878 BMWs on this ship. Woo Hoo!!

Funny, someone over at BimmerFest said they watched the ship go thru the Miraflores locks at the Panama Canal on 7/21. It's good to know I'm not the only excited little kid impatiently waiting for their new car.

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It's called ED Separation Anxiety, and I have it. It wouldn't be so bad if we knew where the ship is.
We're getting close!! I just put my M3 back to stock and I'm in agony, so my E92 M3 can't get here fast enough. LOL

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We have a San Diego sighting from bimmerfest...

So it turns out my timing IS as good as SusieBelle's. On a whim, I decided to drive over the Coronado Bridge from San Diego this afternoon to see if the Grand Venus was anywhere in sight. Sure enough, it was. I caught some photos from Coronado as it was leaving the dock in National City (just south of San Diego) and as it was passing by downtown San Diego heading out of San Diego Bay. It was moving quite fast, so it should be at Port Hueneme tomorrow (only 130 or so miles away). Maybe it's still on the schedule for Wednesday because of limited free berths. Anyway, now I know I'm certifiable. Or maybe since I sold my 325iC yesterday (yay!), I'm just more anxious than ever to get the new car.
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We have a San Diego sighting from bimmerfest...

So it turns out my timing IS as good as SusieBelle's. On a whim, I decided to drive over the Coronado Bridge from San Diego this afternoon to see if the Grand Venus was anywhere in sight. Sure enough, it was. I caught some photos from Coronado as it was leaving the dock in National City (just south of San Diego) and as it was passing by downtown San Diego heading out of San Diego Bay. It was moving quite fast, so it should be at Port Hueneme tomorrow (only 130 or so miles away). Maybe it's still on the schedule for Wednesday because of limited free berths. Anyway, now I know I'm certifiable. Or maybe since I sold my 325iC yesterday (yay!), I'm just more anxious than ever to get the new car.
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Did you see the pics of the Grand Venus over at BimmerFest. The ship is HUGE. It's like Noah's Ark for cars. LOL I wonder if there's 2 of everything. If time permits, I might go take pics of the ship over at Port Hueneme tomorrow. It's about 10 miles from me. I was talking to the guys at Borla today and they said they see all the cars get driven to Pacific Vehicle Processing, which is right across the street from them. So, all of our cars will have 2-4 miles on them from being driven from the port to the processing center.

Congrats to everyone on their new cars.

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Last time I was out that way I saw a parade of Maseratis. It was on Pleasant Valley or Channel Islands. They were being driven very slowly (25 MPH) on the public roads. I was thinking of running out there today also. 800+ BMWs would be a nice parade.
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Not bad. 7 weeks from Munich to dealer. Delivered yesterday. Did you guys take delivery?
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