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      01-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Nat Geo "Ultimate Factories"

Hey Hiya all you early morning addicts.

I am up early, sitting around watching TV. As I was flipping channels I came across a show on National Geographic channel that I really dig called "Ultimate Factories". The episode that is on at the moment, 7am PDT, is about the BMW Factories. The way the episode is laid out, they are following a Z4 that a customer ordered. Really cool so far. At the moment they are showing the crankcases being made.

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      01-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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Cool. Just tuned in with my morning coffee. Thanks.
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I'm watching it too. Pretty darn impressive.
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      01-10-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have seen the z4, corvette, and farrari.

All very impressive.
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I have seen the z4, corvette, and farrari.

All very impressive.
What is a Farrari?
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There was another show on today about a ship coming from europe to north america... and on it were tons of 128's 135's 335's m3's just all BMW. Interesting watching what they go through to get our cars over here!
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There was another show on today about a ship coming from europe to north america... and on it were tons of 128's 135's 335's m3's just all BMW. Interesting watching what they go through to get our cars over here!

Oooohhh, what channel? Or was that Nat Geo also? Any idea what it was called?
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damnt wish i would have seen this thread this morning. Oh well ill have to put it on my tivo to record it next time it is on. What are the names of the shows?
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Looks like Feb 11th is the next time:

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co.../3326/Overview
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Excellent show (especially in HD). I saw the Ferrari epsiode this morning, and just finished the Corvette Z06 episode about an hour or so ago.

It's interesting both the Z06 and Ferrari engines are hand assembled, only the Z06 engine takes about 4hrs to assemble and Ferrari takes a full day.
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Oooohhh, what channel? Or was that Nat Geo also? Any idea what it was called?

Discovery channel, it may have been Nat Geo, it was mainly about a eco friendly freighter that just happened to be carrying BMW's.
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      01-11-2009, 08:53 PM   #13
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I need to catch this, I saw the one on the Ferrari Factory the other day!
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