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      03-23-2010, 08:36 AM   #45
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For the record Aiwa is the Richest States in America.
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Can I ask two questions:
1) How does a 'programmer' make enough $$ to afford a $200K car (I'm assuming it was around $200K or so)? Is he the next Larry Ellison? This car is amazing!
2) Can I just drop in unannounced on BMW M during my ED and talk to them??
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      03-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #46
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      03-23-2010, 08:39 AM   #47
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It is really sick m6
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      03-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #48
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Gold M6

Is the owner sitting behind the steering wheel or in the passenger seat?
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      03-23-2010, 11:24 AM   #49
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not my cup of tea, but its great to design your own bmw so i must admit that i really admire this guy. now i have another purpose in life, to get a new bmw with my personal taste. and when it happens i wont care if anybody doesnt like it as it will be my personal car, i mean if you have a car that suits your taste its all about having a car that wont need to please everybody just the special taste of the owner.
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      03-23-2010, 11:31 AM   #50
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I like the interior of the car. I would've chosen a different color for the exterior though. Either way, still pretty cool that BMW went that custom.
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      03-23-2010, 01:41 PM   #51
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nice Story, nice Car

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      03-23-2010, 02:47 PM   #52
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      03-23-2010, 06:23 PM   #53
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exterior colour is meh, I wouldnt go for it. Interior wood on a sports car is a fail for. The only cars that suits wood IMO are luxury saloons or Bentleys etc. Anything that wears an M badge should not have wood. Just my 0.02
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      03-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #54
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Didn't like the exterior color much till I saw that last shot of it in the sun.
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      03-23-2010, 06:39 PM   #55
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wow, seems like a great experience
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      03-23-2010, 11:09 PM   #56
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Consultant should be fired for suggesting that exterior colour. At least BMW should employ someone with taste, even if customers don't have any.
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      03-23-2010, 11:27 PM   #57
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I love koa wood, partly as I'm in hawaii all the time, great grandmother, grandmother, and mother all born in hawaii.
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      03-24-2010, 04:10 AM   #58
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There is no gold in Ontario!

Well maybe a little bit of fools gold.
BMW often uses the names of race tracks for the special colors of their M cars. In this case "Ontario Gold" as in Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario California.

Other include:
Le Mans blue
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      03-24-2010, 04:15 AM   #59
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Adventurous story. I value the dedicated effort that he showed in getting his M6 exactly the way he wanted.

Mark also pulled up in that AW e92 M3 at the 52 second mark of the vid.
I was the passenger in the M3. It was driven by Christine Fleischer of BMW M who picked up me up at my hotel and drove me to the M Studio in Garching for that filming segment. I had been to the M studio the year before where the process did start.

The next day, the delivery of the M6 at the Welt, she picked us up in an Individual M5.

Remember, the point of all this is: to each his own. Make your own, not what anyone has to like.
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      03-24-2010, 04:17 AM   #60
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For the record Aiwa is the Richest States in America.
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No, the car was not $200K. I telephoned and made email contact before showing up in Sep 2008. They were great hosts. It can all be done, but it takes planning and persistence.
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      03-24-2010, 04:20 AM   #61
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This color is not my cup of tea...so is the wood interior.

but It makes him happy and it shows that BMW is willing to listen when it comes to customization.

Loved the video.

cracked me up when they said "it all started with this great piece of wood" ...Thats what she said.
Actually true. That plus a couple of visits to the M Studio.
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Really nice job, and it wont get any more individual than that!

And all you whiners who complain about his M6, show your own individual M series so we can compare.
Roger that!
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      03-24-2010, 04:27 AM   #63
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The color is horrible on that car. I can see that on a 7 maybe. Same goes for the wood. When I think of any M car, I just can't fit gold and wood into it. I'm happy that Mr. Carson is happy, but if they only choose two people a year, I would be more selective of what they are going to put out there, especially if they are going to promote the PR. I feel bad for the other guys that probably had some real good ideas for individual and couldn't get it done.
They don't "choose two people a year". The only said that they get this sort of very special request a couple of times a year. There is not quota on this sort of thing.

Other Individual M cars in the past 6 months have included a Frozen Gray M5 for an M5Board.com member in Florida and an M5 with bright red and black interior (with red contrasting stitching) for an M5Board.com member in Saudi Arabia.
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      03-24-2010, 08:35 AM   #64
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a really beautiful car - great story
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      03-24-2010, 09:18 AM   #65
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nicee.. soo did he lease it? :P

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Okay this maybe the most gangster white guy thing i have ever seen. "You can only harvest the wood from a Koa tree that falls down or is uprooted in a storm" I mean that is just unreal! And did you see that thing in the Hawaii sunset, um perfection? in La i might not drive a gold car but in Hawaii, in that sun, with that wood, just prefect. Not to mention this may be the only M6 ever made with this wood. I'm thinking appreciation in the long term rather then depreciation. Good investment and enjoy the hell out of that thing!
Exactly my thought! At first I was like "umm gold??" but after seeing the car at the Welt it made sense. After seeing the color during sunset it made even more sense.
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