Photos from 2019 BMW National Festival - Gaydon

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Post by Haggisman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:55 pm

Mani59 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Thanks all!

Yeah it took a bit of time to get all the img coding done for the forum but it's a 1 time exercise that works on all forums :)

Regarding below, completely agree! Unfortunately, I feel BMW are chasing the Chinese market where big grills are a requirement :(
Have you seen the new X6 illuminated grills? :thumbsdown:
patriot66 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Wow ! You took a lot of photos ! :thumbsup: Excellent variety of models on show but personally there is nothing in the first 18 photos that interests me in the slightest :( I worked for a BMW dealer group for almost 10 years up to 2005, I've owned 4 different BMW cars and have always been a huge fan of the marque, its history and heritage etc so it pains me to say this but when are they going to drop this current awful, grotesque and OTT styling ? It just highlights how individual looking each model in the range used to be whilst remaining restrained, smart and classy.
They all look hideously the same now. It's such a shame :cry:
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Thanks, nice photos - even if you did miss out my E46 Touring :(
Thanks and sorry! Could you tell me a few more details about your E46 Touring and I might have a photo of it. I took over 700 shots on the day but after final editing, the count was about 300 so I might have it!
Great to see the photo’s, clearly, nothing on that scale in NZ.
Couldn’t agree more with Patriot, so disappointing IMO to see the direction BMW have gone in, can any of these become future classics? And also, how can the average enthusiast work on these cars. I guess anyone buying a modern BMW has no inclination to work on them anyway. When BMW took away the dipstick that finished it for me.
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Post by Bmac » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:52 pm

Great pictures, never seen so many different BMW s in one place
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Post by greg81 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:15 pm

Great thread, great pics. It goes to show, however, that BMW are dead-set on bringing out utterly SHITE looking cars these days

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Post by greg81 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:19 pm

The M8 Competition, and new M135i in particular look f***ing terrible

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Post by Huzee4 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am

Really enjoyed those, thanks for taking the time to post them :thumbsup:
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Post by tomscott » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 am

Great pics

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My old Z in the background :D

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Post by oldgitdave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:25 pm

Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing. As has been said, I cant see any of today's designs being hailed as classics like those cracking earlier models. The grills are getting ridiculous.
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But then again what the hell will be driving in 30 to 40 years time. something like this? :sick:
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Post by NickDE » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Mani59 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Could you tell me a few more details about your E46 Touring and I might have a photo of it.
A black Touring looking a bit lonely, standing on a North East Region flag.
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