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by bfive
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Another B5 in Leicester? - FJ55 ***
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Another B5 in Leicester? - FJ55 ***

Who's got the other B5 in Leicester! - saw last night around 2.30 - 3.00 travelling from Blaby down the A426. FJ55 ***. Only a brief flash I'm afraid - I think it was black.
by bfive
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: WTF
Replies: 19
Views: 4094

Already sent an email explaining my suprise and joy at finding out that ALPINA now do a 3 series compact version. I asked him for the plaque number........No reply so far. By the sound of it this guy is going to realise he has made a big mistake!!!!!!!!
by bfive
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Inspection 2 and Sytner Coventry
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Totally agree. Although I live in Leicester, have always taken previous BMWs and current Alpina to Coventry - they seem to appreciate the cars and have excellent customer service - not just lip service.
by bfive
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: WTF
Replies: 19
Views: 4094

Clearly the owner is a collector of unique Cars - his other cars include an AMG Astra, A Ferrari Focus and a Lotus Cavalier!!
by bfive
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BMW Car Club National Festival 2008 Gaydon - 10th Aug 2008
Replies: 143
Views: 43556

Got your PM thanks. See you early Sunday - seems a few daughters want to come along as well!!
by bfive
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BMW Car Club National Festival 2008 Gaydon - 10th Aug 2008
Replies: 143
Views: 43556

Have done waiting for a reply.........
by bfive
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BMW Car Club National Festival 2008 Gaydon - 10th Aug 2008
Replies: 143
Views: 43556

Brain fade

Can't believe I forgot about this. Too late to get in?
by bfive
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: VMax - Bruntingthorpe
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

The B5 had 185 on the ‘head up’ before hitting the anchors short of the timing equipment which was pretty impressive but ‘by ek’ stopping that amount of car with two large blokes in it was more and act of faith than driving ability. Glad you got to 185 mph - that is exactly the speed I got ...
by bfive
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: VMax - Bruntingthorpe
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

VMAX

Can't believe I missed this - with the right wind direction I can hear Bruntingthorpe from my house!! What was this all about - who arranged it?
by bfive
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Rear Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Rear Tyres

As per my post in Donnington Track meet, I have to buy two new rear tyres for my B5. 275/35 19" Heavy load. Currently Mitchelin Sport SP2. Best figures seem to be around £280 - £300 each. However came accross a web site - Top Tread Ltd for only £250 or thereabouts. Has anybody had dealings with t...
by bfive
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Sytner Trackday - Donington 14/7/2008 - FINAL INFO ADDED
Replies: 57
Views: 24302

Hi there guys. Booked my place on the Track day. A little dilema with tyres. I have about 1 - 1.5mm left on the tyres before they are the legal limit. Initial pricing enquiries suggest around £300 for each rear tyre. Ouch!! Bearing this in mind I don't want to put on a brand new set of rear tyres a...
by bfive
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Sytner Trackday - Donington 14/7/2008 - FINAL INFO ADDED
Replies: 57
Views: 24302

Track Day

Thank goodness for the register, never heard about this from Sytner - despite having 3 cars from them!! I am booked in.

Tim B5.
by bfive
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: 'Weekly' Caption Competition
Topic: Competition 51 (Winner Petrolhead)
Replies: 22
Views: 15412

article from "Homes and Garden"....... Hoover have now diversified into a range of automotive gardening attachments. This attachment is for the autumn to suck up all those unwanted leaves! Local councils are also thinking of possibly exchanging their pedestrians street cleaners for this new product
by bfive
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: It's official - ALPINA returns to Racing ! (bigger photo)
Replies: 16
Views: 30837

That's superb. Nice to see a new cat amongst the pigeons!!

Neil we are relying on you to, of course, arrange a alpinaregister road trip to one of the races..........
by bfive
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina B5
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

I had a 535d before going for my B5. I tend to get 22 mpg usual or 18 mpg if I really have alot of fun! This is obviously alot poorer than the diesel, but heck, its tons more fun. Having said all this, having recently been to the factory and seen, first hand, the care and attention that goes into an...