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by Simon Davey
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Once goodbye, twice goodbye, three times goodbye
Replies: 18
Views: 6618

Once goodbye, twice goodbye, three times goodbye

Chaps and Chapesses Well, mixed news from me. Goodbye number one - I've sold my half of the B8. I shall miss it, a fabulous car, possibly amongst the best three cars I've had. Certainly the most fun. Goodbye number two - I've sold my half of the B10 BT. I shall also miss that one, such a fast fast c...
by Simon Davey
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B10 V8 saloon in Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 2125

Good to meet you today Onzie, and thanks for making the introduction. It's always a worry when someone comes up and taps on the window. That's the fifth time a complete stranger has approached me saying "Are you Chas?" :shock: You sure it's not just me being drunk and not remembering who you are?
by Simon Davey
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B8 in Aberdeen
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Hey, could've been me!
It wasn't, but could've been!
by Simon Davey
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina hate
Replies: 29
Views: 8151

There's some very amusing comments on there! And some downright silly ones. "BiTurbo sounds lame" was my favourite! The racing heritage of Alpina is one of which to be proud, it's up there with Maserati, Alfa, Ferrari, BMW Motorsport. Someone should then point out the heritage of Alpina Blue and Alp...
by Simon Davey
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Scottish pub meet
Replies: 18
Views: 10907

Oh alright, I suppose so.

A double lemonade for me.
by Simon Davey
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Bye bye B8
Replies: 9
Views: 3409

Never mind you lot - imagine what I was just thinking... He must have gone mad and px-ed it for a large Volvo or something equally hideous... Or parked the B8 in a tree... :shock:
by Simon Davey
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The best value used Alpina?
Replies: 27
Views: 7512

This is a first - having something with which to disagree with Dunk about... No way is the E46 the same size internally as the E39. I couldn't even move around two nippers with buggy and stuff in the E46 (which led me to sell one of only three cars I never wish I'd parted with, my beautiful B3 3.3 i...
by Simon Davey
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New D3 interior trim
Replies: 26
Views: 8429

Looks superb, Tony and Pet!
I can see that no child has ever been inside your car(s)!
I wonder if I dare post a picture of the inside of our daily drivers... :oops:
by Simon Davey
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.4 Engines - Drive Belt Tensioner Warning!
Replies: 89
Views: 37503

I sent a link to this thread off to the owner of my old B3 3.3 so he was forewarned...

Lo and behold he replies telling me that it's happened TWICE to him! with foresight, the warranty was still running, so no costs. Still....
by Simon Davey
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: This week I will be mainly driving....
Topic: ... a 330Ci in Le Mans Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 4900

The answer Thomas, a little late of course: paddle shift nowhere near as good as the switchtronic in the Alpina. I prefer the engagement and solidity of the response to pressing the Alpina buttons as opposed to pulling the paddles. The paddles are not bad, just that the Alpina setup which I've now d...
by Simon Davey
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: This week I will be mainly driving....
Topic: .... a lovely silver with red leather B3 BiTurbo
Replies: 0
Views: 3726

.... a lovely silver with red leather B3 BiTurbo

The bad news - the X5 back in the garage for another niggle (driver's door window and mirror switches given up). The good news - they've lent me their demonstrator B3 BiTurbo for the day. What a hoot! Reminds me a lot of my E46 B3 3.3. A shade quicker. Just as supple and smooth though, much more lov...
by Simon Davey
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Unofficial caption competition...
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

How about:

"I've just noticed that BMW appear to have turned the front indicators upside down when it came to facelifting the E46.

La la la la la... I can't hear you."

Sorry Dunk... couldn't resist.
by Simon Davey
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Tips on filling your car with fuel....comments please
Replies: 23
Views: 8257

Glad you have all found this post of such interest and that Charles somehow managed to cross relate to his cellar of wine, now that does interest me. Yes Charles, have you started on your 1995s yet? How about the 2000s? I hope that you're not wasting all that fabulous space just with Chablis and ot...
by Simon Davey
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: 'Weekly' Caption Competition
Topic: Competition 52 (Winner Achitophel)
Replies: 25
Views: 18761

Now that Mrs Lovibond has finally taken to driving the Alpina, and with the other seats taken up with his vast brood of kids, our beloved Mr Lovibond has a great idea for keeping up on family trips. "See, he joyfully points out, it even has Alpina stripes, of a sort..." and follows it up with "And t...
by Simon Davey
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Another reason to loathe Sh*tners
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

In response to Ged being asked about this post by a customer here is his response. Hi Neil, To help clear up any confusion, I would like to confirm the current turnaround time for registering ALPINA vehicles. The DVLA take a maximum of 5 working days to process the registration of any of ALPINA mod...