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      01-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hopefully not a repost, but just saw this:



Asian guy at 2:13 cracked me up though.
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      01-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Repost . Member M3Adjuster is in the video ..
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      01-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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1M Pre-Drive Contest (November 2010):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446220
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452079

Reviews of participants:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456890
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456976
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457073
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458238
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      01-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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I watch that video 100 times dreaming of my new car I just orderd



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      01-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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still so jealous, good to watch the vid again
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      01-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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still so jealous, good to watch the vid again
Agree 100% still surprises me that so few of the 12 actually bought a 1M
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      01-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #7
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Agree 100% still surprises me that so few of the 12 actually bought a 1M
M3 Adjuster (one of the "Original 12" - "The Lucky Dozen" - http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458238) reported about this finding when he took delivery of his 1M (ED):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10397037
"To date [Sept 11, 2011]... I am the only one of the original 12 that has opted for the car, a fact that is a bit disappointing, but not surprising, given the fact that the pre-drive 12 are all normal people, and to be honest, although we all LOVED the 1M when we drove it [November 2010], none of us are independently wealthy, and while we all instantly wanted to own a 1M... we all also realized that there may be challenges in selling our current cars and making such a big investment.
Since I wasn't smart enough to listen to my own advice and plunk money down on a deposit right away... I entered the fray to purchase a 1M in May [2011]... and through assistance from Papethova (who is currently on his own ED experience) I secured an allocation, although not without a lot of heartache and concern. Finally my allocation came through in July and my ED date was determined as 09/01/11 and I set about making plans for the trip."


See also: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...php?p=12803711 ("Original 12 ownership")
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      01-25-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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M3 Adjuster (one of the "Original 12" - "The Lucky Dozen" - http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458238) reported about this finding when he took delivery of his 1M (ED):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10397037
"To date [Sept 11, 2011]... I am the only one of the original 12 that has opted for the car, a fact that is a bit disappointing, but not surprising, given the fact that the pre-drive 12 are all normal people, and to be honest, although we all LOVED the 1M when we drove it [November 2010], none of us are independently wealthy, and while we all instantly wanted to own a 1M... we all also realized that there may be challenges in selling our current cars and making such a big investment.
Since I wasn't smart enough to listen to my own advice and plunk money down on a deposit right away... I entered the fray to purchase a 1M in May [2011]... and through assistance from Papethova (who is currently on his own ED experience) I secured an allocation, although not without a lot of heartache and concern. Finally my allocation came through in July and my ED date was determined as 09/01/11 and I set about making plans for the trip."


See also: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...php?p=12803711 ("Original 12 ownership")
Agree with all of the above, maybe it was because i had the money in my pocket and did not win the trip Either way the original 12 sure had the trip of a lifetime and who knows maybe some of us will be lucky next time
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      01-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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Agree 100% still surprises me that so few of the 12 actually bought a 1M

I also got no invite i am proberly the only one in the world who bought two of them and my Youtube BMW movies go all over the world at BMW Forums/internet but that doesn t help either

I never have seen the bmw factory nor BMW Motorsport headquarters. Only got invited by bmw dealers who paid mega money for VIP tickets at DTM and Lemans. But nothing from BMW!!!

Maybe it s about time for something else.
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      01-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Ive watched far too much battlestar lately to talk about this

I remember being livid that I didnt win...then they wouldnt give me a 1M allocation...all told it was a depressing few months
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I also got no invite I am probably the only one in the world who bought two of them and my Youtube BMW movies go all over the world at BMW Forums/internet but that doesn't help either
I never have seen the BMW factory nor BMW Motorsport headquarters. Only got invited by BMW dealers who paid mega money for VIP tickets at DTM and Lemans. But nothing from BMW!!!
Maybe it's about time for something else.
Follow the link and check the top result for the answer, Advevo:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Why+wasn%27t+Ad...+pre-drive+%3F

In other words: the instructors did not want to jizz in their pants.
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      01-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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Entertaining reading the contest winners individuals posts concerning their group experience.

I never signed up for it because I was sure I probably wouldn't win, and if I had I knew I would want the car something bad and the timing for that just wasn't right.

So now more than 2 years later here I am with this special car anyway, kicking myself that I didn't enter the contest.

If nothing else those jackets the winners got are boss.

Are they available on-line anywhere, or were they just for the contest winners and M elite employees?
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      01-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #13
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Lol artemis!

We all get 1M Coupe T shirts for 85 euro so we should not complain.
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      01-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #14
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I also got no invite i am proberly the only one in the world who bought two of them and my Youtube BMW movies go all over the world at BMW Forums/internet but that doesn t help either

I never have seen the bmw factory nor BMW Motorsport headquarters. Only got invited by bmw dealers who paid mega money for VIP tickets at DTM and Lemans. But nothing from BMW!!!

Maybe it s about time for something else.
Clearly you already get enough exposure?
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Entertaining reading the contest winners individuals posts concerning their group experience.

I never signed up for it because I was sure I probably wouldn't win, and if I had I knew I would want the car something bad and the timing for that just wasn't right.

So now more than 2 years later here I am with this special car anyway, kicking myself that I didn't enter the contest.

If nothing else those jackets the winners got are boss.

Are they available on-line anywhere, or were they just for the contest winners and M elite employees?
The jackets and vests we received are awesome, and the memories are ones i will treasure for ever along with my euro delivery experience. I haven't seem them elsewhere. It looks like they were custom made for the event for the 12 and the group of engineers and photographers that were there.



As far as entering the contest, one of the 12 encouraged his flat mate to enter and that person didn't enter, and of course he was extremely disappointed with himself.
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LOL yes for sure.

I lost count how much money i have brought at BMW and ///M. With my Youtube channel i have lots BMW enthusiasts watching everyday!!! It would be nice to see something back from BMW. But i quess thats not how it works. I have Contacted BMW M and also Schubert Motorsport what kind of possibility s there are for racing/testing for BMW i got the answer we won t forget you at M we watching youre movies also. Now they don t even respond!!! A longtime i was dissapointed about it. But i have let the dream go.

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LOL yes for sure.

I lost count how much money i have brought at BMW and ///M...
Advevo - we all love your drifting videos!! Perhaps its time to make some new videos? M6 in snow?
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Dackelone no problem for drive and drifting an M6. But i don t have an M6.

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@ M3 Adjuster, could you please take pictures from your jackets and vests you've received on these wonderfull day....

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Dackelone no problem for drive and drifting an M6. But i don t have an M6.

LOL what's next , a Leopard II.


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Agree 100% still surprises me that so few of the 12 actually bought a 1M
I was very close to getting one myself. The problem was that my allocation came up late in the year and I was also under contract on a house. It's never a good idea to take out other loans and affect your credit score before the deal on the house is done and the paperwork is all signed. Ultimately, the house had to win out, though I do sometimes regret net getting the 1M. I suppose I could of bought the car and waited on the house, but the home prices in my area have recovered a bit so I would have ended up paying more on a house had I waited. On the plus side, my 135 has been paid off for a while now and it is so nice not having a car payment.
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