: The Ring and Amsterdam w/ LOTS OF PICS!!!!



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mberisha
02-12-11, 03:39 PM
Well the weather finally broke and I was able to check out the Ring on my way to Amsterdam this past week!

Unfortunately the track was closed until March for repairs....but I was able to finally see what all the rave was about....and yes gentlemen....it is true!

Enjoy the pics!


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306909/The_Ring_Sign_III_desktop4_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306913/The_Ring_km_Sign_desktop5_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11307031/GM_Ring_Test_Center_with_V_desktop5_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11307019/GM_Test_Center_Ring_Sign_desktop4_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306956/Ring_Welcome_Center_desktop5_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306936/The_Ring_Entrance_desktop4_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306937/The_Ring_Entrance_Sign_desktop5_medium.jpg


http://img003.picture2life.net/11306932/The_Ring_Entrance_Sign_CloseUp_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
02-12-11, 03:49 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11306924/The_Ring_GPS_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11306914/YokoHama_Ring_Test_Center_desktop5_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11307001/Ring_Hairpins_original_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11306992/Ring_StraightAWay_desktop5_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11306996/Ring_Turn_desktop4_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11306988/Ring_Turn_StraighAway_original_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11306990/Ring_Turn_UpHill_original_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11306951/Sick_Turn_III_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
02-12-11, 04:01 PM
The new M3 Coupe.....speedo goes to 330 km/h!??!



http://img003.picture2life.net/11307030/M3_Coupe_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307034/Ferrari_Store_desktop4_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307044/Audi_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307042/Audi_II_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307043/Aston_Martin_Store_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11306939/Sick_Turn_with_Roz_desktop4_medium.jpg

Fastone27
02-12-11, 04:11 PM
Awesome pics! The only time I'll be close to that track is on the game Gran Turismo!

mberisha
02-12-11, 04:13 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11307311/Ring_Shock_Sign_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307315/Sick_Turn_Rear_of_V_desktop5_medium.jpg





On our way to Amsterdam....btw...this was the V's first ferry ride....needless to say...we were both a little scared....;>



http://img003.picture2life.net/11307334/Vs_first_Ferry_Ride_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307319/Taking_the_Ferry_II_desktop5_medium.jpg



Check out the elevation.......




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307040/Elevation_in_ADam_web-large_medium.jpg



Only in Amsterdam can a Porsche and a Bentley pull up to you at a stop light and point at you as much as you are pointing and smiling at their rides....God Bless Detroit Muscle!



http://img003.picture2life.net/11307036/Bentley_and_Porsche_desktop4_medium.jpg



Videos to shortly follow......

Houdini
02-12-11, 04:17 PM
Cool pics man...thanks for sharing. I'd like to see the vidz

mberisha
02-12-11, 04:28 PM
Found a few more pics on my other camera.....enjoy....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11307487/Ring_Map_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307489/ring_record_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307485/Ring_Grandstand_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11307480/GM_Ring_Test_Center_with_V_II_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11307476/V_with_Xmas_Trees_desktop4_medium.jpg

thebigjimsho
02-12-11, 04:42 PM
Very nice! And the 'Ring and the V are nice, too...:sneaky:

MikeV
02-12-11, 04:43 PM
Awesome pics! I WILL drive the ring someday.

mberisha
02-12-11, 04:52 PM
Very nice! And the 'Ring and the V are nice, too...:sneaky:

Hahaha....how'd I know you'd have a comment! Thanks!

BTW...all this Ring talk and V's....I got her looking at the Coupes.....and she thought she wanted a Land Rover only a few days ago...hahahah....

CadzillaTN
02-12-11, 09:22 PM
Nice pics! I can't wait for you to take the V on the ring...If I'm not mistaken it would be the only (published) video of it's kind in existence correct? If they allow people to follow each other down the track it would be nice to see the perspective from a trailing car as well as your in car video, meshed together..

Do you have any shots in town amongst a sea of bmws etc? I like seeing the V in bavarian settings.

Ps, Do you have a shot of just the nurburgring sign and the V? Thats a gteat pic. The current pic is fine of course, I just want one for a desktop :)

Any autobahn videos yet?

That's all the questions I have lol.

JD03Cobra
02-12-11, 10:00 PM
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

jcollege
02-12-11, 10:32 PM
Awesome pics man, wow that must have been cool to see the 'Ring too bad it was closed! The V and the lady looking great :)

V-Guy
02-12-11, 11:25 PM
Aw, the attractive fršulein that we discussed!!! Very nice pics, bud!!!!

Twitch
02-13-11, 06:14 AM
Nice pics! I can't wait for you to take the V on the ring...If I'm not mistaken it would be the only (published) video of it's kind in existence correct? If they allow people to follow each other down the track it would be nice to see the perspective from a trailing car as well as your in car video, meshed together..

Do you have any shots in town amongst a sea of bmws etc? I like seeing the V in bavarian settings.

Ps, Do you have a shot of just the nurburgring sign and the V? Thats a gteat pic. The current pic is fine of course, I just want one for a desktop :)

Any autobahn videos yet?

That's all the questions I have lol.
+1 on the autobahn pics

mberisha
02-13-11, 09:49 AM
Nice pics! I can't wait for you to take the V on the ring...If I'm not mistaken it would be the only (published) video of it's kind in existence correct? If they allow people to follow each other down the track it would be nice to see the perspective from a trailing car as well as your in car video, meshed together..

Do you have any shots in town amongst a sea of bmws etc? I like seeing the V in bavarian settings.

Ps, Do you have a shot of just the nurburgring sign and the V? Thats a gteat pic. The current pic is fine of course, I just want one for a desktop :)

Any autobahn videos yet?

That's all the questions I have lol.


I'm going to try to get back there the week the track opens to run it with my buddy's M3.....we plan on doing a few laps so we'll take turns filming each other....however the weather is soooo unpredictable around here we are probably looking towards the mid to end of March.

BTW....working on all your requests for pics! :)

mberisha
02-13-11, 09:52 AM
Aw, the attractive fršulein that we discussed!!! Very nice pics, bud!!!!

No doubt....always got to deliver....I'd hate to get a bad rep.... haha....

V-Guy
02-13-11, 11:10 AM
No doubt....always got to deliver....I'd hate to get a bad rep.... haha....

LOL. I see a new term developing here: "V-Candy."

mberisha
02-13-11, 03:24 PM
Here's a video on the AutoBahn passing the cops.....



http://s887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/mberisha77/?action=view&current=VID_00016-20110205-1051.mp4


More to follow.....

CancerJCC
02-13-11, 04:31 PM
Sweet pics! Thanks for sharing them. BTW Your CEL is on...

liqidvenom
02-13-11, 05:13 PM
nice, i always want to take my V with me when i go driving through the nordic countries. you also have a german stalker jumping into your photos.... american cars will attract them.

GMBOUND
02-13-11, 07:03 PM
Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing with us!

mberisha
02-13-11, 09:24 PM
Sweet pics! Thanks for sharing them. BTW Your CEL is on...

Thanks for the heads up :cool2:! It's weird....whenever I push the car over 110-115 mph for awhile it kicks on and then turns back off driving at "normal" highway speeds. Go figure.....

mberisha
02-13-11, 09:28 PM
nice, i always want to take my V with me when i go driving through the nordic countries. you also have a german stalker jumping into your photos.... american cars will attract them.

Hahah...she's not German....she's from the good 'ole U.S & A! What's funny is that the Germans over here think she is Russian....who would have "thunk it?"

Nonetheless.....she digs fast cars (especially the V) and the Red Light District.....God Bless American Chicks! :lildevil:

CI-V-IL
02-13-11, 09:33 PM
Cool pictures!

leosul@verizon.net
02-13-11, 10:58 PM
not cheap, das Ring!

mberisha
02-14-11, 08:57 AM
not cheap, das Ring!

At $40 bucks a lap...not cheap at all. Also...the driver is responsible to pay ALL damages to the track if they wreck...good luck with that claim.

perfect
02-14-11, 10:14 AM
Nice pics Met!

Is that the same girl I met this summer when we took pics in KC?

CancerJCC
02-14-11, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the heads up :cool2:! It's weird....whenever I push the car over 110-115 mph for awhile it kicks on and then turns back off driving at "normal" highway speeds. Go figure.....

Might want to get yourself a cheap code scanner and look at what code(s) you have. Could be a multitude of things that I personally would want to fix especially when maintaining those speeds sustained.

FYI A bluetooth OBDII module (ebay) and the app Torque will set you back $30ish and can reset/scan codes plus monitor all OBDII operations like IAT's, ECT's, O2 rich to lean switch rates etc etc. Cheap and very valuable tool that everybody ought to have.

mberisha
02-14-11, 02:41 PM
Nice pics Met!

Is that the same girl I met this summer when we took pics in KC?


Thanks....and hahah...nope!

mberisha
02-14-11, 02:51 PM
Might want to get yourself a cheap code scanner and look at what code(s) you have. Could be a multitude of things that I personally would want to fix especially when maintaining those speeds sustained.

FYI A bluetooth OBDII module (ebay) and the app Torque will set you back $30ish and can reset/scan codes plus monitor all OBDII operations like IAT's, ECT's, O2 rich to lean switch rates etc etc. Cheap and very valuable tool that everybody ought to have.

Wow...didn't realize they were so cheap....the light just popped on during this trip and that was the longest sustained that I ran it....plus it was VERY humid and raining on an off so I didn't think to much of it.

I'm definitely gonna get one and figure it out...the first & last time it popped on was in August after I had it in a KC shop getting the Navi replaced, an alignment and an oil change. When I pulled it off the lot it popped on...I went back in and they ran it and said it was a rich code caused by....yup...you guessed it.....the typical dealer answer....the K&N filter and the Borla catback. They reset it....I argured with them....but didn't have the time. I drove it to St. Loius the next day to get the V put on a ship to come over here to Germany. BTW....no codes were thrown on the 400 mile drive down I-70.

Needless to say....now you got me thinking....

CadzillaTN
02-16-11, 12:32 AM
Yeah get that code checked out, then MOAR!

shadybx7
02-16-11, 08:37 AM
great thread! thanks for sharing, i have always wanted to drive on the bahn,period and you have done it in the :v:very:jealous:

mberisha
02-16-11, 08:59 AM
great thread! thanks for sharing, i have always wanted to drive on the bahn,period and you have done it in the :v:very:jealous:

Thanks...however I didn't get a chance to actually drive the track due to maintenance....

I talked with the M-Series club here on base and they are doing a club tour on the Ring next month and I'm gonna jump in their rodeo....

CancerJCC
02-16-11, 01:14 PM
Wow...didn't realize they were so cheap....the light just popped on during this trip and that was the longest sustained that I ran it....plus it was VERY humid and raining on an off so I didn't think to much of it.

I'm definitely gonna get one and figure it out...the first & last time it popped on was in August after I had it in a KC shop getting the Navi replaced, an alignment and an oil change. When I pulled it off the lot it popped on...I went back in and they ran it and said it was a rich code caused by....yup...you guessed it.....the typical dealer answer....the K&N filter and the Borla catback. They reset it....I argured with them....but didn't have the time. I drove it to St. Loius the next day to get the V put on a ship to come over here to Germany. BTW....no codes were thrown on the 400 mile drive down I-70.

Needless to say....now you got me thinking....

Hmmm If you are only getting the code periodically it could be a lazy O2 sensor that isn't switching from rich to lean fast enough and thus indication a rich condition when none is present. Of course a good way to check that is with a scanner! :) O2's should move from next to 0 mv up to 900 mv nearly every second and keep repeating. If you see one that is moving slower than the other you know you have to replace it sooner rather than later. (O2's control your part throttle fueling).

mberisha
02-16-11, 03:09 PM
Hmmm If you are only getting the code periodically it could be a lazy O2 sensor that isn't switching from rich to lean fast enough and thus indication a rich condition when none is present. Of course a good way to check that is with a scanner! :) O2's should move from next to 0 mv up to 900 mv nearly every second and keep repeating. If you see one that is moving slower than the other you know you have to replace it sooner rather than later. (O2's control your part throttle fueling).

Is this the right scanner?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hottest-Bluetooth-ELM327-ODB-II-2-CAN-BUS-Scanner-Tool_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43989QQitemZ320587 143141

CancerJCC
02-16-11, 09:39 PM
Is this the right scanner?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hottest-Bluetooth-ELM327-ODB-II-2-CAN-BUS-Scanner-Tool_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43989QQitemZ320587 143141

Yep. Notice its from Hong Kong though so plan shipping time accordingly. I myself got mine from HK but didn't care about a 3-4 week ship time. They are all the same unit but just re-badged and where they are shipped from so if you wanna pay a bit more you can get it quicker...

gsx-lex
02-16-11, 10:34 PM
I'm so jealous right now...

mberisha
02-17-11, 12:41 AM
Yep. Notice its from Hong Kong though so plan shipping time accordingly. I myself got mine from HK but didn't care about a 3-4 week ship time. They are all the same unit but just re-badged and where they are shipped from so if you wanna pay a bit more you can get it quicker...

Awesome....thanks....just order'd it....and yup...I did notice the shipping time....arghhhh......

thebigjimsho
02-17-11, 11:56 AM
Yep. Notice its from Hong Kong though so plan shipping time accordingly. I myself got mine from HK but didn't care about a 3-4 week ship time. They are all the same unit but just re-badged and where they are shipped from so if you wanna pay a bit more you can get it quicker...
I ordered mine from Brooklyn and had it in 3 days. Now I have an accurate boost gauge...

mberisha
02-17-11, 03:48 PM
I ordered mine from Brooklyn and had it in 3 days. Now I have an accurate boost gauge...

I got an idea...why don't you grab one for me....jump on a flight to Frankfurt....and I'll pick you up at the airport....we'll scan that code really quick and figure it out.....and then I can show you around the Ring? Deal? :smilewide:

Btw....my girl has some friends that want to head to the Ring to check it out too....:cheer:

CancerJCC
02-17-11, 03:49 PM
Awesome....thanks....just order'd it....and yup...I did notice the shipping time....arghhhh......

N/P.


I ordered mine from Brooklyn and had it in 3 days. Now I have an accurate boost gauge...

Yeah there are US distributors on ebay as well but they charge a bit more.

BTW I am jealous you have a stock PCM and 2 bar MAP to display such information. I need to get myself a 2 bar MAP and wire it into my HP Tuners to see what I am getting...

thebigjimsho
02-17-11, 10:23 PM
I got an idea...why don't you grab one for me....jump on a flight to Frankfurt....and I'll pick you up at the airport....we'll scan that code really quick and figure it out.....and then I can show you around the Ring? Deal? :smilewide:

Btw....my girl has some friends that want to head to the Ring to check it out too....:cheer:
Very tempting... :drool:

mberisha
02-18-11, 02:03 AM
QUOTE=thebigjimsho;2500561]Very tempting... :drool:[/QUOTE]

So what time does your flight arrive.....3 day weekend! :eyebrow:

ajjones44
02-18-11, 03:00 AM
mberisha,

I am glad I checked out the V1 forums....you guys have move going on the the V2 side. I would love you link up with you sometime late spring to hit the ring. I am down in Stuttgart and have been waiting for the weather the clear myself....that and the fact I tore my knee snowboarding.

mberisha
02-18-11, 03:13 AM
mberisha,

I am glad I checked out the V1 forums....you guys have move going on the the V2 side. I would love you link up with you sometime late spring to hit the ring. I am down in Stuttgart and have been waiting for the weather the clear myself....that and the fact I tore my knee snowboarding.

Wow....I had no idea there was a V2 that close to me over here...looking forward to linking up!

BTW...if the weather is nice on Sat or Sun (supposed to be 45-50 and no rain)....I plan on throwing some coats of Zaino on the V and hitting the Hooters in Neunkirchen....near Saarbruken...about 30 mins west of me and about 10 mins from France.

http://www.hooters-neunkirchen.de/

I know that's a little ways for you....but you could make a day out of it and hit the "Big BX in the Sky" at Ramstien while you are down this way? I'll PM you.....

mberisha
02-22-11, 03:50 PM
I went to a car detailing place today to get an estimate for a small scratch on my buddy's 135i M.....and to my amazement he really had some nice cars in he tiny "hole-in-the-wall" shop.

BTW....the old German guy only uses Swizol wax and did a small demo of how he applies the wax on my buddy's hood....pretty impressive stuff....has anyone ever used the wax?

Anyways....below are some pics of the shop and the cars....enjoy.....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11405490/IMG00784201102221427_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405473/IMG00763201102221334_desktop4_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405480/IMG00775201102221349_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405476/IMG00767201102221337_desktop5_medium.jpg



The Audi had a real carbon fiber rear diffuser....pretty impressive....




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405486/IMG00772201102221346_desktop4_medium.jpg



Notice the real carbon fiber hood on the M3?


http://img003.picture2life.net/11405487/IMG00771201102221344_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405484/IMG00768201102221340_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405485/IMG00769201102221340_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
02-22-11, 04:03 PM
Another M3 in the shop....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11405494/IMG00779201102221353_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405492/IMG00782201102221412_original_medium.jpg



A M5 waiting to get waxed.....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11405488/IMG00777201102221350_desktop4_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11405489/IMG00778201102221351_desktop5_medium.jpg




Below the detailer is applying the last coat of wax by hand on my buddies BMW? I didn't believe that it was supposed to be applied like that....so I asked to see the container....yup...apply by hand?!



http://img003.picture2life.net/11405496/IMG00783201102221427_desktop5_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11405498/IMG00785201102221428_desktop5_medium.jpg

V-Guy
02-23-11, 11:07 AM
A M5 waiting to get waxed.....

Ah, it must be waiting to race your V.

AutobahnMonster
02-23-11, 01:18 PM
Nice so there's a little V community in Germany. I am located in Bamberg about two hours north east of Stuttgart. We all should link up one of these days when the weather is better?

ajjones44
02-23-11, 02:32 PM
Met,

Do you know what your buddy paid for the detail? I am looking to get one done next month.

mberisha
02-23-11, 03:06 PM
The full blown detail is about 350 Euro and takes 2 full days....super pricey....but by the cost of the Swizol wax according to the detailer....about $1100 a jar....and he uses 3 different waxes....some type of a liquid sealer and that hand wax/sealer......350 Euro isn't relatively too pricey?

I'm sure some detail guys could chime in and let us know if the Swizol treatment is worth it. Anyways....by the quality of cars he has in his stable....he must be doing something right!

Nonetheless...he recommended to bring the car in after the last snow and salt....so about the last week of March at the earliest.

ajjones44
02-28-11, 06:10 PM
Nonetheless...he recommended to bring the car in after the last snow and salt....so about the last week of March at the earliest.

What I was thinking. 350 for two days. That isnt bad at all no counting the current Euro Rate.

Met,
There is a car show down here in Stuttgart on the 12th. PM or email me if you are interested and I will shoot you the details.

mberisha
03-06-11, 01:03 PM
Cruised out to the "local Hooters" down the way....snap a few quick pics before it got too dark....

On the way back...was crusing on the A6 Autobahn back to K-Town at a sustained 135mph.....and in my rearview mirror I caught a car with some BRIGHT low HIDs gaining on me....I pull over to the "slow lane"....and guess what I saw. A sexy late model yellow Vette...gave THE nod at 135 mph....and then he was GONE! Damn that was sexy Vette....

GOD BLESS DETROIT MUSCLE!!!!



http://img003.picture2life.net/11511838/Hooters_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11511842/Steel_Mill_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11511845/Steel_Mill_II_desktop5_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11511848/Steel_Mill_III_desktop4_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11511839/Steel_Mill_Hooters_desktop5_medium.jpg

liqidvenom
03-06-11, 05:41 PM
sporting the off road package?

mberisha
03-07-11, 11:48 AM
sporting the off road package?

Well I do have the tow package! :sneaky:

liqidvenom
03-07-11, 01:58 PM
lol...

mstrjon32
03-07-11, 04:25 PM
I put my V on the boat this morning! Looking forward to taking some group shots!

mberisha
03-08-11, 04:18 AM
I put my V on the boat this morning! Looking forward to taking some group shots!

Bad-ass....where will you be picking the V up at?

BTW....do you have window tint? If so...the front windows have to come off....I tried everything....bribed...everything...these Germans don't play....

mstrjon32
03-08-11, 05:55 AM
No window tint, the car had a nice 10% tint when I bought it and the morons in Maryland made me take it off. I figured I'd just leave it off because I knew I'd get hassled in Germany anyway.

CadzillaTN
03-08-11, 11:28 AM
Fish bowl V!

The V windows come with a base tint although they look clear. I think it's 70%?..

Only reason I know is because I got true 35% on my car, but it tested in the mid 20s afterward. I was told to go 50% to land at the legal limit..

DrSpeed
03-08-11, 01:40 PM
So, what does it take, $$$, time, to get the V over to Deutchland?

DrSpeed
03-08-11, 01:42 PM
Here are my photos from my last trip to the 'Ring....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/sets/72157608584684309/

An R8:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/2994144360_e0409e750b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2994144360/)
Audi R8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2994144360/) by DŽnny (http://www.flickr.com/people/dennyhao/), on Flickr

Lotuses....or Loti?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2993293761_873d4e01fc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2993293761/)
Pair of Lotus Elises (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2993293761/) by DŽnny (http://www.flickr.com/people/dennyhao/), on Flickr

Poor rental car never saw it coming...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/2993293229_c504199752.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2993293229/)
Saab 9-3 2.3t (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennyhao/2993293229/) by DŽnny (http://www.flickr.com/people/dennyhao/), on Flickr

ajjones44
03-08-11, 02:55 PM
I put my V on the boat this morning! Looking forward to taking some group shots!

Where are you going to be stationed at? I bet you cant wait to get the V on the Autobahn. I know I couldnt.

mberisha
03-09-11, 09:11 AM
So, what does it take, $$$, time, to get the V over to Deutchland?

About $2k and 45 days....however the military will pick up the tab for one vehicle....

DrSpeed
03-09-11, 01:03 PM
About $2k and 45 days....however the military will pick up the tab for one vehicle....

Thanks - wow, that's pretty spendy!

And thanks for serving our country!

mberisha
03-11-11, 03:19 AM
Thanks - wow, that's pretty spendy!

And thanks for serving our country!

You can also find some shippers for about a grand....but at that price you have to drive the car to the port and pick the car up at the port on the other side.....the ~$2k is from driveway to driveway.

jordan00escalade
03-11-11, 04:22 AM
See, I need to move to Germany.. I was built for the autobahn. and that black V, 100 man!!

mberisha
03-12-11, 05:25 PM
Rally'd up with the local Corvette Club here in the central Germany to head on down to the Stuttgart AutoShow. Needless to say..the Corvette Club welcome'd the V w/open arms.....enjoy the pics!




BTW....."InterWeb" is running super slow tonite in Deustchland! So I may have to do a couple of posts to get all the pics loaded.....



Prepping the car after gassing up with some Zaino Z6!


http://img003.picture2life.net/11567722/Roz_V_desktop4_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11567715/Roz_V_II_desktop4_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11567927/Corvette_FOOM_III_document-small_medium.jpg








Want to know how to get the best gas mileage ever....draft a bunch of Vettes.....got about 19 miles a gallon cruising at a sustained 105mph...pretty impressive......



http://img003.picture2life.net/11567933/Corvette_FOOM_IV_desktop4_medium.jpg

mberisha
03-12-11, 05:48 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11567981/Corvette_FOOM_V_original_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11568021/Corvette_FOOM_VI_desktop4_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11568033/Parking_Lot_II_original_medium.jpg








http://img003.picture2life.net/11568039/Parking_Lot_III_original_medium.jpg

jordan00escalade
03-12-11, 06:05 PM
living the dream man...

wedding crashers

CadzillaTN
03-12-11, 06:12 PM
Nice.

Sie brauchen einen Flugsicherungssatz!

mberisha
03-12-11, 06:31 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11568164/Mercedez_Concept_II_desktop5_medium.jpg



http://img003.picture2life.net/11568198/Mercedez_Concept_desktop4_medium.jpg


BTW....if you didnt notice the the Benz.....there is a pretty woman with a pretty pink shirt on! ;>



http://img003.picture2life.net/11568198/Mercedez_Concept_web-large_medium.jpg

jordan00escalade
03-12-11, 06:38 PM
lol epic post

mberisha
03-12-11, 06:57 PM
Nothing better than a Porsche Sedan next to a Vette on the AutoBahn!


http://img003.picture2life.net/11568298/Porsche_and_Vette_document-small_medium.jpg



Better yet.....a Porsche Sedan and a AMG E63.......within spitting distance......



http://img003.picture2life.net/11568300/Porsche_and_Vette_and_E63_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
03-12-11, 07:04 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11568315/Mercedes_web-large_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/11568220/Mercedes_Tire_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
03-13-11, 08:20 AM
This was one of the eight expo centers that the carshow was held in.....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11574447/Carshow_desktop4_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11574477/Roz_AutoShow_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11574497/AMG_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11574502/Roz_Lambo_desktop4_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-03-11, 01:54 PM
Went for a spirited cruise today with my buddy in his new M135i up to the Kusel castle and some other spots.




http://img003.picture2life.net/11781765/Castle_II_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11781721/Castle_I_desktop5_medium.jpg





BTW....found a nice bar to visit!:devil:





http://img003.picture2life.net/11781746/Wildcats_desktop4_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11781781/Wildcats_II_desktop5_medium.jpg






BTW...these were clean rims before I started....talk about brake dust!






http://img003.picture2life.net/11781794/Brake_Dust_desktop5_medium.jpg







http://img003.picture2life.net/11781793/Brake_Dust_II_desktop5_medium.jpg

liqidvenom
04-03-11, 02:34 PM
was it a 135 with a m pack or the new m1 coupe?

mberisha
04-03-11, 02:48 PM
It's the 135i with the M Pack (twin turbo, M rims, Brembo brakes).....I haven't seen one of the M1s yet in the wild....

mberisha
04-10-11, 03:36 PM
Went for a cruise today and took some pics....enjoy....




http://img003.picture2life.net/11851968/Jet_VIII_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-10-11, 03:57 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11852312/Hanger_IV_desktop4_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11852315/Jet_VI_desktop4_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11852319/Jet_X_original_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11852323/Jet_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-10-11, 04:02 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11852326/Windmill_VIII_desktop4_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11852328/Windmill_V_desktop5_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11852330/Windmill_IV_desktop5_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11852335/Windmill_Sunset_III_desktop4_medium.jpg

jcollege
04-11-11, 08:11 AM
Great looking shots man!

mberisha
04-11-11, 11:24 PM
Thanks bro....I'll get some videos w/my GoPro this weekend on some gnarly twisties I found.....more to follow!

JimmyH
04-12-11, 06:26 PM
I must be in the wrong line of work.

CadzillaTN
04-12-11, 08:45 PM
Nice pics! I like the castle shots.

Can't wait for the videos..

mberisha
04-13-11, 03:19 AM
I must be in the wrong line of work.

Hahah.....why do you say that JimmyH?

V-Guy
04-13-11, 04:10 AM
Fantastic pics!!!!!!! I think GM should hire you as their Director of Marketing - Europe. (If you could fit that in with like, protecting the free world and stuff.)

The castle pics are amazing.

And I think I've been to Wildcats. (No wait - that was in Atlanta.)

mberisha
04-13-11, 09:28 AM
Might want to get yourself a cheap code scanner and look at what code(s) you have. Could be a multitude of things that I personally would want to fix especially when maintaining those speeds sustained.

FYI A bluetooth OBDII module (ebay) and the app Torque will set you back $30ish and can reset/scan codes plus monitor all OBDII operations like IAT's, ECT's, O2 rich to lean switch rates etc etc. Cheap and very valuable tool that everybody ought to have.

BTW....just got the OBD II scanner in the mail from Hong Kong. Anyways....I was throwing this code = P0171.

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0171

I disassembled the K&N CAI and looked a the MAF....and in inside of the K&N housing was quite a bit of filter oil. I cleaned the MAF and the housing.....and then cycled through the Cold Start etc.. procedures.

Today was the first "true" Cold Start of the V on my way to the window tint shop.....and the light has yet to come on.....so I'm hoping it was oil on the MAF.

Anyways....has anyone else had this issue? And thanks to all those who recommended the scanner....not sure how I lived w/o one in the past!

+1 for the forum members!

JimmyH
04-13-11, 12:59 PM
Hahah.....why do you say that JimmyH?

Because I eke out my meager living, go to work, go home, play with kids, repeat ad nauseum. No 'Ring trips for me http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/gif/frown.gif

mberisha
04-14-11, 02:16 AM
Because I eke out my meager living, go to work, go home, play with kids, repeat ad nauseum. No 'Ring trips for me http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/gif/frown.gif

That is true....but I'm missing out on the Indy V meet w/all you guys....and the meet is only about 4-5 hours from my old place....arghh!

However....driving 140mph+ (legally)....and nailing sic twisties on the Bavarian country-side is pretty bad-ass too....ok....I see your point....:sneaky:

JimmyH
04-14-11, 01:30 PM
:thumbsup:

mberisha
04-17-11, 03:30 PM
My V finally found a friend in Germany....mstrjon32 and I were able to rally up.....enjoy the pics....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11912991/Hill_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-17-11, 04:04 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11913195/Cars_IV_desktop4_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11913239/Cars_original_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11913267/Castle_Cars_desktop4_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11913273/Castle_II_desktop5_medium.jpg






http://img003.picture2life.net/11913412/Castle_2_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11913454/Castle_II_2_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-17-11, 04:11 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11913541/Road_desktop5_medium.jpg





http://img003.picture2life.net/11913571/Roz_Garage_desktop4_medium.jpg





BTW....you think gas prices are high in the states.....check out this fill-up.....and don't forget to do the exchange rate for the euro to the dollar....





http://img003.picture2life.net/11913478/Gas_desktop5_medium.jpg

JDB
04-17-11, 08:38 PM
so, it's after March... get to the 'ring yet? on my bucket list.

liqidvenom
04-17-11, 11:30 PM
nice pics... yeah i remember what i felt when ever i buy fuel in sweden. Very painful.

mberisha
04-18-11, 02:20 AM
so, it's after March... get to the 'ring yet? on my bucket list.

There is supposed to be an open day next Monday....going to try make it up there for same laps assuming the weather is good.....

JimmyH
04-18-11, 01:35 PM
BTW....you think gas prices are high in the states.....check out this fill-up.....and don't forget to do the exchange rate for the euro to the dollar....


I would be doing a lot of staying home if I were you. But thanks. I don't feel so bad about my $90 fill-up this morning now.

mberisha
04-19-11, 01:02 PM
I would be doing a lot of staying home if I were you. But thanks. I don't feel so bad about my $90 fill-up this morning now.

Stay at home?! Awwww......JimmyH....you are killing me. That cost of that fill-up barely made a dent on mstrjon32's and mines first tab at the FIRST bar we went to after we put the V's in their stables!

ajjones44
04-20-11, 05:00 PM
Met,

I am going to German Race Wars next month. Let me know if you are interested.

http://www.german-racewars.com/

jordan00escalade
04-20-11, 05:32 PM
As always great photos of the V's MB. Every time you update this thread with more pics, I love it.

mstrjon32
04-20-11, 06:04 PM
Met,

I am going to German Race Wars next month. Let me know if you are interested.

http://www.german-racewars.com/

Is this a car show and drag racing, or is there more I'm missing. I'd probably be down for going, either way.

mberisha
04-21-11, 07:08 AM
Met,

I am going to German Race Wars next month. Let me know if you are interested.

http://www.german-racewars.com/

I'm in!

mberisha
04-21-11, 07:09 AM
As always great photos of the V's MB. Every time you update this thread with more pics, I love it.

Thanks bro....

I'm tagging along w/the BMW crew for an Easter "Poker Run" on Sat...should have some GREAT photos to post up....more to follow!

ajjones44
04-21-11, 12:17 PM
Is this a car show and drag racing, or is there more I'm missing. I'd probably be down for going, either way.

Its both from what I here. One of the guys in the unit brought me up to speed. He will be running a procharged mustang GT will over 600rwhp. Should be a fun time!

mberisha
04-23-11, 02:27 PM
Cruised w/the M Flight guys today....super legit bunch of dudes....enjoy the pics....






http://img003.picture2life.net/11970449/IMG_0150_original_medium.jpg









http://img003.picture2life.net/11970451/IMG_0153_original_medium.jpg








http://img003.picture2life.net/11970454/IMG_0154_original_medium.jpg









http://img003.picture2life.net/11970456/IMG_0164_original_medium.jpg










http://img003.picture2life.net/11970460/IMG_0167_original_medium.jpg









http://img003.picture2life.net/11970465/IMG_0168_desktop4_medium.jpg

liqidvenom
04-23-11, 02:39 PM
you guys know you need to go and show how america does drag racing properly..

just dont leave drivetrain parts anywhere.

mberisha
04-23-11, 03:00 PM
you guys know you need to go and show how america does drag racing properly..

just dont leave drivetrain parts anywhere.

You know what's funny....is they have ALOT of respect for the Vs....

liqidvenom
04-23-11, 03:18 PM
people in other countries love american vehicles.

honestly people always love something imported.

JimmyH
04-23-11, 03:19 PM
It's probably very difficult to get one over there. I bet Ms are a dime a dozen.

liqidvenom
04-23-11, 03:21 PM
M3's cost something like 100k US over there

mberisha
04-23-11, 03:21 PM
It's probably very difficult to get one over there. I bet Ms are a dime a dozen.

No kidding...there were 13 M3s there.....all super sharp....but a dime a dozen.....

JimmyH
04-23-11, 03:24 PM
baker's dozen then :lol:

mberisha
04-23-11, 03:30 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11971089/IMG_0165_original_medium.jpg

JimmyH
04-23-11, 03:35 PM
I used to pine for an M5. but the snooty bmw attitude has changed my mind. V ftw.

mberisha
04-23-11, 04:01 PM
I used to pine for an M5. but the snooty bmw attitude has changed my mind. V ftw.

That's unfortunate the way some Beemers owners are in the states are.....everyone here is SUPER cool.....

Just think about it....I'm the ONLY non-BMW in the whole crew....and no doubt....they welcome you in.....

BTW....was entered into a raffle and won a BMW coat, keychain and wallet.....great bunch of guys.....

At the end of the day....it's about loving bad-ass cars....for those who don't understand....I guess there is no need to apply! ;>

mberisha
04-23-11, 04:11 PM
I forgot to mention....they had a "bouncey castle" for the kids and face painting.....super legit....



http://img003.picture2life.net/11971241/IMG_0159_original_medium.jpg

JimmyH
04-23-11, 05:55 PM
I know most of bmw owners are cool. they just seem to have a small amount, that is disproportionately large, of owners who make them look bad.

mberisha
04-23-11, 06:05 PM
I know most of bmw owners are cool. they just seem to have a small amount, that is disproportionately large, of owners who make them look bad.

Spot on......

mberisha
04-24-11, 11:15 AM
Just bought a new Mac Book Pro and have been messing with some of my pics.....enjoy...






http://img003.picture2life.net/11978033/Windmill_VI_original_medium.jpg







http://img003.picture2life.net/11978026/Windmill_wcolor_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-24-11, 11:20 AM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11978060/V_and_Ms_color_original_medium.jpg

jordan00escalade
04-24-11, 11:22 AM
Looking good.. Happy Easter bro!

mberisha
04-24-11, 11:26 AM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11978083/Vs_and_M_2_Color_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-24-11, 11:40 AM
http://img003.picture2life.net/11978136/2vs_at_Pentagon_Color_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-24-11, 12:43 PM
BTW.....how's the pollen in the states?







http://img003.picture2life.net/11978484/pollen_original_medium.png







http://img003.picture2life.net/11978494/Pollen_2_original_medium.png






http://img003.picture2life.net/11978503/Pollen_3_original_medium.png

jordan00escalade
04-24-11, 01:48 PM
That would drive me insane.. better keep a nice car cover and a good wax on it. lol

mberisha
04-24-11, 02:37 PM
Looking good.. Happy Easter bro!

Thanks brother....same to you....

JimmyH
04-24-11, 06:42 PM
Just bought a new Mac Book Pro

and to think, I used to respect you :nono:

liqidvenom
04-24-11, 08:32 PM
I know most of bmw owners are cool. they just seem to have a small amount, that is disproportionately large, of owners who make them look bad.

you think that isnt applicable to all groups of vehicles? you must not hang out with enough gm people who think their car is the shit and their poop doesnt stink.

at least if you have a 90k m5 its someone understandable, but i know people with 7k f bodies that at the same. Not to mention some of the other V guys i have come across...

mberisha
04-25-11, 03:31 AM
and to think, I used to respect you :nono:

HAHAhah....come on now Jimmy. Trust me...I was a DIEHARD PC dude up until about two weeks ago when my PC couldn't smoothly play my GoPro videos.

Long story short....I loaded the video files on my girlfriend's 4 year old MacBook and they played perfectly.....that was enough for me. Now I'm the self-proclaimed "Mac-Daddy"...:yup:

perfect
04-25-11, 08:53 AM
Cool pics as always Met! That's awesome that you met some ///M dudes and are having fun. KC has remained fairly uneventful.

JimmyH
04-25-11, 11:36 AM
HAHAhah....come on now Jimmy. Trust me...I was a DIEHARD PC dude up until about two weeks ago when my PC couldn't smoothly play my GoPro videos.

Long story short....I loaded the video files on my girlfriend's 4 year old MacBook and they played perfectly.....that was enough for me. Now I'm the self-proclaimed "Mac-Daddy"...:yup:


macbooks stay "new" longer than pc because you can't install anything on them :lol:

mstrjon32
04-25-11, 02:19 PM
Long story short....I loaded the video files on my girlfriend's 4 year old MacBook and they played perfectly.....that was enough for me. Now I'm the self-proclaimed "Mac-Daddy"...:yup:

Ha, I see that little episode pushed you over the edge. You order a second camera yet, or what?

RippyPartsDept
04-25-11, 03:00 PM
anyone seen the GoPro models w/ the detacable lcd screen?

mberisha
04-25-11, 03:23 PM
Yup....sure have. It's called the LCD BackPak ($79)....and it attaches to the back of the standard HD GoPro.

I just bought the LCD last week....I pretty much can't use the camera w/o it now....highly recommend.

mberisha
04-25-11, 03:27 PM
Ha, I see that little episode pushed you over the edge. You order a second camera yet, or what?

It sure did....you saw first-hand how crappy my PC played that video....

No second camera yet....but did you see that GoPro now has a 3D version that puts two cameras in a mount and then records the video in HD 3D?!?!? So for less than $500....you can now record HD in 3D. Good thing I got this Mac.....I couldn't imagine my poor PC trying to splice TWO HD streams into a 3D video.

mstrjon32
04-25-11, 03:35 PM
Yep, I saw that link you sent. To be honest, I'm not super crazy about "3D" videos so I don't find it that exciting, but I might order two cameras anyway so I could try it. I'm mainly interested in mounting one on the gages and the other out the window.

I've got a little time...I'm sure I don't want to film my first few laps on the ring...

RippyPartsDept
04-25-11, 04:31 PM
i can't stand the push for 3D these days...
i'd much rather have higher quality (4k) than 3D

but that lcd backpack is really cool...

chicoweb
04-25-11, 05:41 PM
nice pics.

mstrjon32
04-26-11, 02:12 PM
A friend of mine who's been to the 'ring a number of times told me today that cameras are verboten. I don't know how strict they are about it, but it's kind of a bummer to hear that. I'm sure I'll still find a way to sneak the camera somewhere in the car.

RippyPartsDept
04-26-11, 03:40 PM
yeah it would be pretty easy to hide a GoPro ... they're so tiny

i bet that the owners of the ring want extra money if you're going to film (licensing etc)

V-Guy
04-26-11, 03:48 PM
Think this would be too conspicuous?

mstrjon32
04-26-11, 03:52 PM
Um...yes. I was thinking about "hiding" it in front of the rear view mirror or something. I think they'd see that as you pull up to the gate.

jordan00escalade
04-26-11, 03:55 PM
I could understand you not wanting to cut into your mesh grill... If it's possible you could sand the casing and paint it flat black and people will be less likely to notice it. I mean from this picture, it doesn't look terrible. Do you have a picture of the car not so zoomed in? Just out of curiosity is that a night vision camera, or just a camera to toggle on/off with a view (what's the camera do)?

mstrjon32
04-26-11, 03:59 PM
Well unless you're explicitly trying to hide the camera (like I would be) there is no reason to really hide it, other than maybe for personal aesthetic reasons.

V-Guy
04-26-11, 04:05 PM
Just out of curiosity is that a night vision camera, or just a camera to toggle on/off with a view (what's the camera do)?

It's just a GoPro HD video camera.

V-Guy
04-26-11, 04:24 PM
Um...yes.

I agree - although I was being facetious, which never quite translates on the internet. My bad.

mstrjon32
04-26-11, 04:35 PM
It's not all you, I am feeling particularly thick today...

V-Guy
04-26-11, 04:46 PM
It's not all you, I am feeling particularly thick today...

Not at all. I've read many, many of your posts, and "thick" is never a term that's come to mind. Rock on, my friend.

JimmyH
04-26-11, 06:23 PM
If you don't need hd, the quality of spy cams has gotten very, very good, and you can tuck them away just about anywhere.

thebigjimsho
04-26-11, 09:18 PM
Install them in your front bumper and make them look like a radar parking sensor...

mberisha
04-27-11, 02:12 AM
A friend of mine who's been to the 'ring a number of times told me today that cameras are verboten. I don't know how strict they are about it, but it's kind of a bummer to hear that. I'm sure I'll still find a way to sneak the camera somewhere in the car.

I just heard the same thing about the cameras on the 'Ring....

mberisha
04-27-11, 02:15 AM
Install them in your front bumper and make them look like a radar parking sensor...

Wow....Big Jim....that's a pretty slick idea....I never thought about that....

RippyPartsDept
04-27-11, 11:29 AM
If you don't need hd, the quality of spy cams has gotten very, very good, and you can tuck them away just about anywhere.
SkyMall FTW (http://www.google.com/search?q=site:skymall.com+spy)
#1 google result (http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=102688027)
sunglasses (http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=102943593&c=102672398)


Install them in your front bumper and make them look like a radar parking sensor...


Wow....Big Jim....that's a pretty slick idea....I never thought about that....

it is a pretty interesting idea, but the 'spy' cameras are so small and cheap these days that it should be no problem getting footage of your ring laps

spin2nd
04-27-11, 12:50 PM
I have a Contour HD camera for snow skiing, with the available suction cup mount for it or the Go Pro HD it seems it would be easy enough to pop it out of the glovebox or from under the seat and stick it to the windshield as soon as you hit the 'ring, I can't imagine they'd be able to do much about it then as long as you took it down when you got to the end...

The Contour HD shoots 1080p wide-angle and is about the size of 1.5 "C" cell batteries end-to-end. Excluding however you mount it its completely self-contained and can be concealed quite well...

My buddy's Go Pro is similar and its about the size of a pack of cigarettes with equally awesome video quality.

mberisha
04-28-11, 01:26 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12014742/IMG_0285_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
04-28-11, 01:50 PM
A less cropped format:




http://img003.picture2life.net/12014831/IMG_0285_original_medium.jpg

mstrjon32
04-28-11, 02:02 PM
Hey, it's my desktop background!

I was going to post that photo, but as usual I got lazy and didn't.

JimmyH
04-28-11, 02:47 PM
You guys are living the life.

CadzillaTN
04-29-11, 01:33 PM
http://fast1.onesite.com/my.nba.com/user/ryboslybo/908fbdf4a2282715bcf2fd82a5a80472.jpg

mberisha
04-29-11, 04:18 PM
http://fast1.onesite.com/my.nba.com/user/ryboslybo/908fbdf4a2282715bcf2fd82a5a80472.jpg

Dude....hahahah.....that is toooooo funny!

mberisha
05-01-11, 03:00 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12041354/Car_House_original_medium.jpg

V-Guy
05-01-11, 03:10 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12041354/Car_House_original_medium.jpg

Zaino, FTW!!! Looks fantastic!!! Better than showroom.

mstrjon32
05-01-11, 05:56 PM
Damn, I wish my car looked that good. I've got so many scratches and dings...and today I was pleased to find a nice new 4" long deep scratch in my rear driver side door; no idea how it got there. I need to just take a weekend, break out the sand paper and the polish, fix all these blemishes and get the car looking nice and sharp.

V-Guy
05-01-11, 06:51 PM
Met's pic looks like it should be in a Cadillac brochure. Awesome.

mberisha
05-02-11, 02:31 PM
Damn, I wish my car looked that good. I've got so many scratches and dings...and today I was pleased to find a nice new 4" long deep scratch in my rear driver side door; no idea how it got there. I need to just take a weekend, break out the sand paper and the polish, fix all these blemishes and get the car looking nice and sharp.

Let me know when you get some free-time....and we can give that "dirty V" some Zaino love....!

mberisha
05-02-11, 02:39 PM
Met's pic looks like it should be in a Cadillac brochure. Awesome.


Thanks for the comments Guy......here's the same pic I messed w/using ColorWash......

Btw....I got your pic from the Indy Meet....thanks.

If I get a chance this evening (between watching the news and press conferences of the dead terrorist :usflag: )....I'll see if I get some time to tweak the pic a little for you.







http://img003.picture2life.net/12049918/Zaino_Wax_Resize_II_original_medium.png

mberisha
05-02-11, 03:06 PM
Here's messing with the pic for about a min in Aperture 3.0.....sic photo editor.....






http://img003.picture2life.net/12050073/Car_House_original_medium.jpg

JimmyH
05-02-11, 04:03 PM
oops

http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/jan11/zaino.jpg

mstrjon32
05-02-11, 11:58 PM
Let me know when you get some free-time....and we can give that "dirty V" some Zaino love....!

Sounds like a plan. I'm going to need to break out the touch up paint and sand paper to fix this friggen scratch on my driver side. I was able to use some compound to smooth it out a little, but I can see it's going to need to be filled and sanded to even look acceptable.

Didn't you have a nasty scuff on your car? Who did you bring it to?

mberisha
05-03-11, 04:09 AM
Sounds like a plan. I'm going to need to break out the touch up paint and sand paper to fix this friggen scratch on my driver side. I was able to use some compound to smooth it out a little, but I can see it's going to need to be filled and sanded to even look acceptable.

Didn't you have a nasty scuff on your car? Who did you bring it to?

There is a place in K-Town that will fix of it for up rather inexpensively (Autopflege Lukas - 0631-3508680 ask for Mike)....

Also...once they mix the paint they'll touch up the entire V w/the leftover paint for the quoted price of the original repair....

Great shop....the shop manager Mike "hablas ingles" pretty well too....plan on a day turn over....

mstrjon32
05-03-11, 01:24 PM
I took it to Auto Hollmann in Kastel and he said it would be about a grand to fix the scratch. I think that's a little nuts. I'm going to sand it out and try to fill it and wet sand it down myself before I pay someone, but I might end up taking it all the way down there if I have to.

mberisha
05-03-11, 03:35 PM
Whoa!.....way too much....the German dude just saw a Caddy in his bodyshop bay and went on the high-side.

Give me a pic of the scratch and I'll show it to Mike.....guarantee he'll beat that ridiculous price of a $1k.

BTW...while the car is getting worked on....we can go hit "the spot" in Landsthul!

Also....Roz was concerned about your issue w/the V too.....so this message is approved by her as well! :banana::banana:

mstrjon32
05-03-11, 05:00 PM
Glad to have the sympathy. Not sure he saw the Caddy and went high, I think he might just be expensive overall. He has a euro-spec CTS he uses as a loaner car, so it's not that foreign to him. He's the GM specialist I was telling you about, and the self-proclaimed "best body shop in Kastel."

I'll try and get a picture of it tomorrow.

mberisha
05-07-11, 02:44 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12092736/CTSV_Barn_v2_Internet_original_medium.jpg

mberisha
05-07-11, 03:07 PM
Cropped.....






http://img003.picture2life.net/12092912/CTSV_Barn_v1_Crop_Resize_v2_original_medium.png

JimmyH
05-07-11, 05:14 PM
What do you do besides driving all over europe photographing your car? :lol:

jordan00escalade
05-07-11, 05:30 PM
He's living the dream man... lol (wedding crashers)

mberisha
05-08-11, 03:31 PM
What do you do besides driving all over europe photographing your car? :lol:

Hahahah.....pretty much....

I had to head to Garmisch, Germany for work today...and took a "short cut" through Austria....unfortunately I wasn't able to take the V.....but I was "lucky" enough to be able to rent a Peugeot! :annoyed:






http://img003.picture2life.net/12103381/Alps_Email_original_medium.png

mberisha
05-08-11, 05:04 PM
The rental.....






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jcollege
05-09-11, 08:36 AM
Wow that is some amazing scenery thanks for the shots.

mstrjon32
05-09-11, 11:36 AM
Is that a 207SW, perhaps a diesel with the 5-speed? We had the same rental once!

mberisha
05-09-11, 12:23 PM
Is that a 207SW, perhaps a diesel with the 5-speed? We had the same rental once!

My my.....I see you have a penchant for Peugeots.....:quagmire:

jordan00escalade
05-09-11, 02:03 PM
Those pictures look like screen savers.. minus the rental lol

mberisha
05-09-11, 02:22 PM
Those pictures look like screen savers.. minus the rental lol


Thanks bro....btw...the Peugeot pic was taken with my BlackBerry....and the Alps pics were taken with my point and shoot Canon SD3500....the camera cost me $248 at the Ramstein BX.

I just snapped this pic out my hotel room window....damn I wish I had the V here to snap some photos with that background.


http://img003.picture2life.net/12112626/Landscape_Email_original_medium.png

mberisha
05-09-11, 02:33 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12112738/Landscape_II_Email_original_medium.png

JimmyH
05-09-11, 04:59 PM
I was gonna take a photo of the view out my window, but it would make me want to kill myself.

RippyPartsDept
05-09-11, 05:21 PM
at least you have a window

mberisha
05-11-11, 04:42 PM
Well....well....look what I found deep in Bavaria high in the Alps?





http://img003.picture2life.net/12130942/Caddy_in_Zugs_Email_original_medium.png

mberisha
05-11-11, 04:49 PM
http://img003.picture2life.net/12130968/Alps_Pic_from_Eisbee_original_medium.png

JimmyH
05-12-11, 02:17 PM
is that the standard taillight for european CTS?

RippyPartsDept
05-12-11, 02:35 PM
i think so...

mberisha
05-14-11, 03:56 PM
I hope not....ugly.......

mberisha
05-15-11, 06:47 AM
:thumbsup:

No heels hiking higher than 6500ft in Liechenstein....hahaha.....





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This is from the hotel room balcony in Liechenstein.....facing west towards the Swiss mountain range....btw....the river in the lower-half of the pic is the Rhine......





http://img003.picture2life.net/12162555/Swiss_original_medium.png

mberisha
05-15-11, 11:56 AM
Watch in HD....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd33dsUzHjg&feature=player_detailpage

mberisha
05-16-11, 12:31 PM
Watch in HD.....




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w06JodxYbEc&feature=player_detailpage

JimmyH
05-16-11, 12:49 PM
you need to resize your pics before you post them. The forum automatically shrinks them for display, but it still has to load the full image first, and at 3+mb each, those pictures take a while to load.

RippyPartsDept
05-16-11, 03:17 PM
ah, that's what takes so long to load this page... our connection at work isn't that good either and i've got 100 posts per page set in my settings ... so it takes about 5 minutes to fully load this thread

great images though ... do you have them hosted on flickr or some other photo sharing site?

mberisha
05-17-11, 03:29 AM
Argghh.....sorry about that guys....I put the wrong rez setting on the last few pics when I attached the links....thanks for the heads up.....

JimmyH
05-17-11, 01:18 PM
they are beautiful pictures. I am going to have to take a photography class before I post any more pictures.

mberisha
05-19-11, 01:49 PM
I'm gonna have a promotion party on Friday (tomorrow) and then hit the spots in K-Town later that evening. Then we're gonna cruise the Hooters/Baumholder/Kusel loop in the Vs/BMWs on Saturday.....let me know if any of you local Vs would like to cruise or rally at the party.....more the merrier!

BTW....we'll have a pair of 135is and a few M3s to play with.

mberisha
05-19-11, 03:53 PM
HD





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56UIwxQx_VE&feature=player_profilepage

JimmyH
05-19-11, 04:55 PM
I'm gonna have a promotion party on Friday (tomorrow) and then hit the spots in K-Town later that evening. Then we're gonna cruise the Hooters/Baumholder/Kusel loop in the Vs/BMWs on Saturday.....let me know if any of you local Vs would like to cruise or rally at the party.....more the merrier!

BTW....we'll have a pair of 135is and a few M3s to play with.

I'll be there http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/gif/biggrin.gif

mstrjon32
05-19-11, 05:10 PM
Tomorrow and Saturday are pretty booked for me already, but we do need to meet up again sometime soon. Tomorrow my stuff is being delivered (finally) and I've already got plans for Saturday afternoon.

Congrats on the promotion, by the way.

mberisha
05-20-11, 03:08 AM
Thanks bro....btw...Rob got promoted too.....let me know when you want to rally....

mberisha
06-04-11, 03:32 PM
Two CTS-Vs hitting the speed limiter on the Autobahn.....

Watch in HD so you can see the Speed-O....a little dark....but you get the idea....

BTW....this vid was NOT filmed in Mexico or Canada! :nyanya:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwLe4mMH8g&hd=1

mberisha
06-04-11, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulPAQ4Cnv_U

CadzillaTN
06-04-11, 04:48 PM
Nice...

I guess this means the camera is installed......we--I mean you.. you, are ready....for the Ring.

mberisha
06-05-11, 08:00 AM
This is one of our favorite Bavarian cruising roads.....alot of high rev 4th gear turns and some 100mph+ straight-aways......

BTW....if you notice in the beginning of the vid.....only in Germany will a Suburban give you the go ahead to pass and that the road is all clear to smash the throttle....enjoy.....





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMOp0eP4rQ&hd=1

mberisha
06-05-11, 09:26 AM
Nice...

I guess this means the camera is installed......we--I mean you.. you, are ready....for the Ring.

That is a fact....we may hit the ring next Sunday.....or take the V's to Lemans and watch the 24hrs from the Corvette corner.....decisions.....decisions.....

mstrjon32
06-05-11, 01:07 PM
That is a fact....we may hit the ring next Sunday.....or take the V's to Lemans and watch the 24hrs from the Corvette corner.....decisions.....decisions.....

People just can't appreciate the hardships of living in Germany. :)

jordan00escalade
06-05-11, 01:56 PM
lol I love the soundtrack.. Just a few more years and CTS-V here I come!

Cobrahunter
06-05-11, 02:03 PM
must be nice!!! US needs a autobahn.....no cell phones, eating or women drivers on it either.

jordan00escalade
06-05-11, 02:10 PM
No female drivers?... not even danica patrick? tough crowd.

JimmyH
06-05-11, 02:33 PM
People just can't appreciate the hardships of living in Germany. :)

. <---------world's smallest violin (you can see it if you do a CSI style zoom in)

mstrjon32
06-05-11, 03:28 PM
lol I love the soundtrack.. Just a few more years and CTS-V here I come!

No doubt, mberisha's car sounds amazing.

mberisha
06-05-11, 04:37 PM
Here's some pics from from the Rough Ryder/M-Flight Meet....enjoy.....




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mstrjon32
06-05-11, 04:40 PM
I took some shots in mbeisha's driveway before we headed out. His neighbors house was particularly good looking so after they left I borrowed their driveway for some beauty shots.

Thanks to met for editing the shot, as you know I'm pretty lazy about doing it.

mstrjon32
06-05-11, 04:41 PM
Lol, I see you've again beaten me to posting anything!

mberisha
06-05-11, 04:47 PM
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Pic of the V in a M3's head unit.....





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mberisha
06-12-11, 04:41 PM
Just got back from Le Mans! The Vette WON!

Enjoy the pics.....




http://img003.picture2life.net/12418968/getattachmentaspx_document-small_medium.jpg






View from our campsite....SIC!





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Corvette Gala Dinner set-up w/GM Execs.....






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First turn out the pits....






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odla
06-13-11, 07:15 AM
awesome i watched on TV.

jcollege
06-13-11, 08:49 AM
Awesome shots as usual man, thanks for sharing!

RippyPartsDept
06-13-11, 09:49 AM
i watched a little on the speed.tv website ... they had a camera in the vette that you could watch live... it was pretty intense until i got bored after a few laps

mberisha
06-13-11, 09:56 AM
Awesome shots as usual man, thanks for sharing!

Thanks....I have some nite shots from the Le Mans race to upload too....I just need to pull them from my other memory card.....

Also.....have some pretty sic videos I need to edit today.....should be up this afternoon....

mberisha
06-13-11, 12:26 PM
Here's a quick vid from the Le Mans Race at the Corvette Corner.......filmed in HD.....





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2LwOLeg7E&hd=1

mberisha
06-14-11, 12:43 PM
Here's the rest of the pics from Le Mans....





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Representing Caddy!






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mstrjon32
07-03-11, 03:39 PM
Made another trip to the ring today. Made it around in 9:36 on another beautiful German day. Had to slow to let two considerably faster cars by, and slow for one accident which hurt my time, but I spent most of the lap reeling in a Carrera 4S and was able to overtake him, which was quite satisfying. According to the computer, I used 2 gallons of fuel for each lap.

mberisha
08-03-11, 03:03 PM
Quick pic in front of my neighbor's house....




http://img003.picture2life.net/12951427/IMG_0664_desktop5_medium.jpg

mberisha
08-11-11, 01:28 PM
Well my buddy's brand new R/T just arrived in Germany after he shipped it from Pontoon Beach, IL almost 7 weeks ago.

What really sux is he doesn't have a covered garage to keep it in....however...I do. So the V has a new best friend to hang out with.

We plan on hitting the 'Ring on Sat hoping the weather forecast stays sunny and 68 degrees....we'll report back then......




http://img003.picture2life.net/13031661/IMG_0676_document-small_medium.jpg



BTW....took the R/T for a "quick" unrestricted AutoBahn run right outside my place.....the car is FAST....however floats like my old '79 Lincoln....we'll see about the back-country twisties tomorrow......

Regardless....a bright red R/T going 130+mph in the far left lane in Germany turns a few heads......

JimmyH
08-11-11, 06:31 PM
So Germany has American-sized plates to fit the Yanktanks, eh?

RippyPartsDept
08-11-11, 06:56 PM
looks like and EU plate

mberisha
08-12-11, 02:17 AM
So Germany has American-sized plates to fit the Yanktanks, eh?

They sure do.....they also have a HUGE square one too...it looks like a medium sized Pizza Hut box....UGLY.....

JimmyH
08-12-11, 02:47 PM
I still think they should do EU style plates here. So much more visible. If a car does a hit and run, once it's more than a 100 feet away or so, you can't make out our plates.

mberisha
08-13-11, 12:49 PM
Didn't make it to the 'Ring today due to the rain....but here's a few quick pics.....





http://img003.picture2life.net/13050940/IMG_0686_original_medium.jpg








http://img003.picture2life.net/13050948/IMG_0690_desktop4_medium.jpg

JimmyH
08-13-11, 02:41 PM
I'll bet that Challenger gets ALOT of looks in Europe.

MikeV
08-13-11, 04:55 PM
Wow, I knew the Challenger was big but next to the V, DAMN!

CadzillaTN
08-13-11, 11:46 PM
Didn't make it to the 'Ring today due to the rain....but here's a few quick pics

That first pic is nice.

Do you both have cameras?...

mberisha
08-14-11, 05:06 AM
That first pic is nice.

Do you both have cameras?...

Nope....it was the same camera (mine)....just a Canon Powershot SD 3500 IS (14.1 megapix)

I need to invest in something better.....

CadzillaTN
08-14-11, 11:44 AM
Nope....it was the same camera (mine)....just a Canon Powershot SD 3500 IS (14.1 megapix)

I need to invest in something better.....

Sorry, I meant to say in-car video cam...When you guys hit the ring together it would be nice to see your video with clips edited in from his.. That is, if they'll even let 2 cars go at the same time..

Regarding regular cameras, you can get a dslr very cheap these days. Stay with canon, they are lightweight and take great pics. Don't get hung up on megapixels either, the 3-4 yr old models with 8-12mp are great, something like an Xsi model. You could find that one for 350 or so and it's plenty of camera until you get really serious. Lenses are what cost money...

Point and shoots are convenient and do take good pics so they still have their place, but it's pointless filling all those megapixels with the small amount of light coming through that small lens.

mstrjon32
08-14-11, 03:11 PM
Two cars on the ring isn't a problem...the track is run open, there might be 100+ cars on there at a time.

But, cameras are verboten, so unless you find a creative way to hide it in your car, you won't be filming on the track.

mberisha
08-15-11, 02:40 AM
I'll bet that Challenger gets ALOT of looks in Europe.

It sure does....especially that red paint...

On a side note....I really dig the front end......

thebigjimsho
08-15-11, 09:38 AM
Replace your cornea with a cam!

mberisha
08-16-11, 01:44 PM
Sorry, I meant to say in-car video cam...When you guys hit the ring together it would be nice to see your video with clips edited in from his.. That is, if they'll even let 2 cars go at the same time..

Regarding regular cameras, you can get a dslr very cheap these days. Stay with canon, they are lightweight and take great pics. Don't get hung up on megapixels either, the 3-4 yr old models with 8-12mp are great, something like an Xsi model. You could find that one for 350 or so and it's plenty of camera until you get really serious. Lenses are what cost money...

Point and shoots are convenient and do take good pics so they still have their place, but it's pointless filling all those megapixels with the small amount of light coming through that small lens.

Thanks for all the camera inputs....I've had the same advice on several occasions.....I'll probably pull the trigger on the camera tomorrow.....hoping the BX has it in stock.

Also....the more I study/learn about cameras....you are spot-on about the lens.....thanks again......

mberisha
08-16-11, 01:46 PM
Replace your cornea with a cam!

I'm surprised Apple hasn't joined up w/Oakley yet and marketed that.....hmmmmm......Jimbo....you may want to be a "consultant" for that business prop.....

BTW.....I'll be your *FIRST* BETA tester for when hits the market "exclusively" for V owners! :sneaky:

thebigjimsho
08-17-11, 10:07 AM
Mission Impossible had it 15 years ago! Let's doit!

mberisha
08-17-11, 03:39 PM
Done....where do I sign up?!??!?

JimmyH
08-17-11, 03:40 PM
need moar autobarn pictures