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      05-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Second UK Meet - Sign Up Here!

Well boys and girls, we finally managed the first UK meet back in April and what a day! It still stands as the biggest ever E90 meet on the planet (with photographic and video evidence), you should be proud of yourselves....

New friends were made, E90post members turned up, anonymous surfers turned up, an E46 turned up, an E90 that didn't even know the meet was on turned up, our American friends with steering wheels on the wrong side turned up , we learned more about our cars (well I did), we met celebrities (Dermot), satnavs gave wrong directions (okay it was mine!!), pub carparks were overloaded, we brought villages to a standstill, and curries were consumed a plenty (and they were hot! . It was a cracking day and I'm sure the next one will be even better...

All are welcome at the second meet - our US friends of course, possibly our European friends too? We need another E91 to give Ric1 some company and we need some Arctic, White or Red E90's too!!
E90post members are welcome, non-members welcome, celebrities welcome, dentists welcome (but bring the Ferrari, please! ) partners welcome , children welcome, mistresses welcome ...basically all are welcome!!

So when shall we meet? Please post suggestions and thoughts. Viv and I were thinking a July/August date would be good. We need plenty of time to plan ahead. Also please suggest locations. We could meet at Donington again, somewhere new, or we could join Paddy in Wales!!

And this time we need a seriously big attendance. If you were not at the first meet come along to meet us, we're all quite friendly (well most of us!) and we make sure we have a really good time. The more the merrier. So come on!! Sign Up Here.... Let's agree a date and location and then sign up!!!

Look forward to seeing both old faces (I mean young) and new faces soon.

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Paul, I enjoyed producing the DVD of the First UK Meet so much, I'm now thinking of getting an Apple MacBook just to make the next one even better!

I think we had a good day with friendly people, good weather & an entertaining experience overall.

To get an even bigger turnout, I think we need to look at a few alternatives:

  • a few different venues- Scotland or Wales could be good, but may not attract members from further away- unless we made the meet last over a couple of days!
  • a few different daytime activities- it was difficult organising that stuff for the 1st meet, but we've got a better understanding of what sort of things we all like doing, so it may be easier now, but I reckon we need to look at what different people want to do over the day or days
  • preparation- the 1st meet was tricky to plan- plate covers for example, with not knowing who or how many would exactly turn up, so one way of improving turnout could be to pay a deposit- for a hotel, entertainment venue, or just to me, if you don't mind!
  • although I think we now have a core group who are likely to turn up no matter what, it would be nice if maybe there were more friends/relatives there, who are just as passionate about the BMWs. Also, having a few more women around might have made things easier for Mickey & Bea. I'm sure the blokes would have been entertained as well by the presence of more women!
  • although I tried to get a friend to come down just for the photography, he couldn't make it, so I'll try again & we may get even better shots than the stuff I knocked up!

    Matt's (OilBurner) shots made up for it I thought.
Right, that's enough from me for the time being I think, so I'm going to find out about the new Apple MacBooks.

All the best.

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July or August sound fine with me.

A central location would probably be best so as to attract more attendance. I have no problem with a multi-day event. It might even attract some from Scotland, the south-west (that would be Cornwall, not Arizona ), the continent or even further away (Hong Kong maybe? ).

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I would definately concider coming to the next meet, but I am based in Essex, so Scotland would be a bit far for me, but if it were further south, I could be seriously tempted...would be the only 318d ES there I'm sure
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I'm in - anywhere really but it would be good to have something arranged for the day. Karting gets my vote!!!
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ooh, Karting...sounds fun...haven't been Karting for years.
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I'm in - anywhere really but it would be good to have something arranged for the day. Karting gets my vote!!!
Karting would be a great idea. I used to do quite a lot several years ago. The trick is to find somewhere that is not too anal about the participants actually (heaven forbid) racing.

The other big decision would be whether to race indoors or outdoors. Indoors you don't need to worry about the weather, but it's single engine karts (35mph) rather than twins(60-70mph).

Kartsport near Cambridge have been in the game for a long time and are fairly level headed about racing. They have both indoor and outdoor tracks. Last time I was there They were using single 390's on their outdoor circuit . Indoors they were using LPG powered karts which were slow to pick up, but really flew when they were in their power band. In reallity, the LPG engines enhance racing by punishing ragged driving. They also have a large car park and catering.

Might be a bit too far south for some 'though

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Count the heritage section in

Central location would I am sure have the biggest pull, but perhaps it could be stretched north/south if we spread over a couple of days and travel a bit.

Karting sounds like a top plan - been a few years since I've been that fast with my a$$ that close to the ground .
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Karting would be a great idea. I used to do to quite a lot several years ago. The trick is to find somewher that is not to anal about the participents actually (heaven forbid) racing.

The other big decision would be whether to race indoors or outdoors. Indoord you dont need to worry about the weather, but it's single engine karts (35mph) rather than twins(60-70mph).

Kartsport near Cambridge have been in the game for a long time and are fairly level headed about racing. They have both indoor and outdoor tracks. Last time I was there They were using single 390's on their outdoor circuit . Indoors they were using LPG powered karts which were slow to pick up, but really flew when they were in their power band. In reallity the LPG engines enhance racing by punishing ragged driving. They also have a large car park and catering

Might be a bit too far south for some 'though
Cambridge area would be a great location, and I would really like to meet some of you guys, even if I am a bit quiet on the forum.
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Its so nice to see our friends are going to make
an honest attempt this time.
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We've got some work to do boys and girls - The US of A have evidence of a twenty car meet. Let's start dropping leaflets on any E90 we see. Anyone care to knock a quick flyer up????
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We've got some work to do boys and girls - The US of A have evidence of a twenty car meet. Let's start dropping leaflets on any E90 we see. Anyone care to knock a quick flyer up????
Hmmmm.... we could sort a flyer with info about e90post.com, the UK regional forum & some info about signing up for the forum, Paul. I'll knock one up in the next week or so, ok. All the best. Viv
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Once you guys have a date set for the 2nd meet, might I suggest using our new Meets/Calendar system (http://www.e90post.com/forums/calendar.php) to keep track of the date/attendees? You can access the meets calendar easily by clicking on the "Meets" link in the menu bar at the top of the forum.

You can add a new event on the date and then UK e90post members can indicate whether they plan to attend and the system will keep track for you.

You can then post a link to the calendar event in the official meet thread so people can discuss the meet, while also being able to click on the calendar event to see the # of attendees.
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Once you guys have a date set for the 2nd meet, might I suggest using our new Meets/Calendar system (http://www.e90post.com/forums/calendar.php) to keep track of the date/attendees? You can access the meets calendar easily by clicking on the "Meets" link in the menu bar at the top of the forum.

You can add a new event on the date and then UK e90post members can indicate whether they plan to attend and the system will keep track for you.

You can then post a link to the calendar event in the official meet thread so people can discuss the meet, while also being able to click on the calendar event to see the # of attendees.
Will do.

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We may have to take a few of them along to the Second UK Meet!

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Jason, where can I get one of your signs for my driveway?

You can get them off ebay, just as longtran did - http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...843#post288843

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Well boys and girls, we finally managed the first UK meet back in April and what a day! It still stands as the biggest ever E90 meet on the planet (with photographic and video evidence), you should be proud of yourselves....

New friends were made, E90post members turned up, anonymous surfers turned up, an E46 turned up, an E90 that didn't even know the meet was on turned up, our American friends with steering wheels on the wrong side turned up , we learned more about our cars (well I did), we met celebrities (Dermot), satnavs gave wrong directions (okay it was mine!!), pub carparks were overloaded, we brought villages to a standstill, and curries were consumed a plenty (and they were hot! . It was a cracking day and I'm sure the next one will be even better...

All are welcome at the second meet - our US friends of course, possibly our European friends too? We need another E91 to give Ric1 some company and we need some Arctic, White or Red E90's too!!
E90post members are welcome, non-members welcome, celebrities welcome, dentists welcome (but bring the Ferrari, please! ) partners welcome , children welcome, mistresses welcome ...basically all are welcome!!

So when shall we meet? Please post suggestions and thoughts. Viv and I were thinking a July/August date would be good. We need plenty of time to plan ahead. Also please suggest locations. We could meet at Donington again, somewhere new, or we could join Paddy in Wales!!

And this time we need a seriously big attendance. If you were not at the first meet come along to meet us, we're all quite friendly (well most of us!) and we make sure we have a really good time. The more the merrier. So come on!! Sign Up Here.... Let's agree a date and location and then sign up!!!

Look forward to seeing both old faces (I mean young) and new faces soon.

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Beaufighter Padyywac here, how do you get on the UK site of e90??
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Beaufighter Padyywac here, how do you get on the UK site of e90??
ok in english how do i get all the uk threads? I dont seem to pick them up
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ok in english how do i get all the uk threads? I dont seem to pick them up
Click HERE & use THIS as you e90post.com forum homepage in your favourites, Pads!

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Click HERE & use THIS as you e90post.com forum homepage in your favourites, Pads!

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Does that answer your question Paddy? Surprised you haven't raised the Welsh idea you had??

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