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      11-23-2006, 03:43 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Anyone in Oxnard? Ideal place to get spyshots!

Anyone on the forum live in/near Oxnard, CA?

The BMW North American Engineering and Emission Testing Center is on Arcturus Avenue in Oxnard (not sure if this is colocated with the BMW Vehicle Distribution Center also in Oxnard?). I'd be willing to bet they have a few E90 M3 mules there and that they drive in and out fairly regularly! As I understand it, this is the place where vehicles are tested by BMW NA to insure they are suitable for the large NA market. Have a look at the attached image from Google Earth. Well it is nothing like the size of a manufacturing facility but they do have a lot of cars there.

Shoot it is only 180 miles from me in San Diego and I do get up to LA fairly often. I may just have to drive by and hang out for a bit. Damn I'm anxious for more pics and specs....
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      11-24-2006, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hmm thats not a shabby idea. We should all go for an m3post.com meet, and jump one of the test pilots for the car!
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      11-24-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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nice try...lol
i hope that works and reveal EVERYTHING of new M3!
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      11-25-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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They run the canyons all the time.
Placerita Canyon all the way over......
Off the 14
I see them a few times a week.
The new testing team is the M3 and the 335 Cab.......

You won't see anything you don't/haven't seen on these forums.
It's still in the same guise as all the photos.

It's not worth the drive.......
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      11-26-2006, 04:11 AM   #5
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Nice thought at least.

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They run the canyons all the time.
Placerita Canyon all the way over......
Off the 14
I see them a few times a week.
The new testing team is the M3 and the 335 Cab.......

You won't see anything you don't/haven't seen on these forums.
It's still in the same guise as all the photos.

It's not worth the drive.......
I'm sure you are right, but damn, I am dying for a shot of the interior with the tach clearly visible! Take some shots the next time you get a chance. We'll all thank you even if they still have lots of camo.
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      11-26-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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my bro lives in Oxnard but he isn't into cars though. i think if i asked him, he'll say
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      11-28-2006, 12:33 AM   #7
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The interior is all jacked up with laptops and testing devices.
It's NOT the production interior yet.
Though, the test vehicles are 6mt !!!!! and NOT SMG......

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The interior is all jacked up with laptops and testing devices.
It's NOT the production interior yet.
Though, the test vehicles are 6mt !!!!! and NOT SMG......

kj
Sounds quite interesting. Is this from a personal sighting, rumor, from your best friend, etc.???

Come on, you are a photographer, get us some spyshots of something we have not all seen already. It would be just as interesting to see the non-production interior with test gear as the production interior.I'm so sick of the black camo'd mules....Cheers.
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I'm from Calabasas which is about 25 minutes from Oxnard.

I see them testing an all black covered up mule out here ALL THE TIME. From Sherman Oaks up to Santa Barbara seems to be the best place to spot the mules.
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