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Discussion in 'Oktoberfest 2013' started by mattm, Feb 5, 2013.

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    Maybe a group coordination on a car carrier/trailer to get cars out west? Sadly it won't be cheap but less miles on the car. Yes, I'd love to drag the 1M out there.
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    Looked into the cost and it turned out to be cheaper to rent a track car at Leguna than ship anything from the east coast. Some of us have been discussing buying a nice used BMW in California, use it for the week and then drive it back across county. Add up about $3-4K for a nice E36, deduct the rental fee for a week, and the price tag matches the estimate of $4K to ship the car out and back. Besides, a nice rust free car will probably bring the purchase price back here on the east coast. Sill working the angles on that one.
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    The numbers sound correct. I seem to remember Intercity was about $1,500 cross country (one way) and there is some time lag to boot. It was a few years ago so that $1,500 maybe stale. Will Satch do the PPI for you? :)
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    Some of our locals were looking into it too, we were getting a price of $2500 round trip if we could fill a transporter at once, loading all cars at the same time and in the same place - that's from S.W. Ohio. East Coast, presumably more, that much further - so $3k round trip from out east might not be too far off the mark.
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    We had a company and have been waiting for return calls. Forgot the company name but they have terminals all over the country. Big thing is everyone needs to guarantee the delivery date. A day early is OK. A day late, not so much.
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    Interested in Shipping Your Car To Oktoberfest In Monterey?

    Posted On Feb. 12, 2013

    We have contacted Dependable Auto Shippers, Inc. (DAS), to help our members ship their cars to Monterey in time for Oktoberfest. In business since 1954, DAS is the largest privately-owned vehicle-transportation service in the country, and they provide satellite online tracking service 24/7 for your vehicle as it makes its journey to California.

    DAS will either pick up your car at home, or they will transport it from one of their 90 terminals across the country. The shipping cost depends upon your delivery options and the transporting distance. Shipping costs include $50,000 worth of physical damage coverage.

    You can also order expedited delivery service, if you want to ensure that your vehicle arrives on a specific day.

    DAS are not shipping brokers, and they maintain control of your vehicle by shipping in one of their DAS autoshippers trucks, and they will make stops only at their DAS terminals for rest stops.

    If you are interested, you may call DAS toll free at (866) 298-4221, or visit the website at www.dasautoshippers.com, and learn about their service.

    The BMW CCA does not accept any responsibility or liability for shipping. We are providing this information only as a service to our members.

    DAS Terminal Locations as of January 3, 2013

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    Here's what I got from the DSA group.
    The DSA shipper that BMWCCA sent us info about wants $880 from Atlanta one way. That's not door to door.
    Car is taken to the local distribution center and picked up at their center in Livermoor CA. 100 miles from Monterey. To much for me when you consider the cost to get there and the expenses of Ofest.
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    Now that there is no club race, my cars are avail for rent. They are probably not much more than transporting.

    Car 1 is a 2008 BMW 135i. It weighs 3100 lbs with 385 hp and 400 ft/lbs of torque. The car uses 17x9 wheels with 255-40-17 R-Compound tires. This car has been prepared to the H-Sport rules in Club Racing and has 2 seats with matching harnesses. This car should be familiar to those of you who have watched any of the O’fest club races at Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Road America, Barber or Mid-Ohio. The cost of the 135i is $950 per day.

    Pics of the 135i are here…

    Car 2 is a 2008 BMW M3. It weighs 3300 lbs with 445 hp and 380 ft/lbs of torque. The car uses 18x10.5 wheels with 275-35-18 R-Compound tires. This car has been prepared to the G-Prepared rules in Club Racing (full aero, big brakes) and has a single driver seat only. This car would be for an instructor or a student that has been signed off (i.e. no passenger). The cost of the E90 M3 is $1250 per day.

    Pics of the E90 M3 are here…

    Here are a few hot laps of the E90 M3 at Laguna Seca…

    Here are a few laps of it in challenging conditions at Mid-Ohio…

    Both cars are guaranteed to pass the strict 92db sound limit at Laguna Seca. They are both easy to drive and would have a comfortable feel to anyone familiar with driving BMWs. Both cars are gutted but still retain most factory comfort and ergonomics features (lights, wipers, adjustable seat, adjustable steering wheel, heater box, etc).

    Both cars will be delivered to Laguna Seca and are available for any of the 4 driver school days. Cost of the rental includes track support, use of our aluminum stacker trailer and 15'x40' canopy.

    If you are interested in more information about renting either of these cars, reach out to me at ralph.warren "at" cox.net

    Thank You,
    -Ralph Warren
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    The Allegheny Chapter has a transporter lined up for O'fest. It will arrive at LS Tues Aug 13 and depart Sun Aug 25. It will be going from Harrisburg Pa. Stopping in Pittsburgh, Pa. We had a cancellation this morning so we have room for one car. The cost is $3300 round trip. Anyone interested can email me for more details. bsutton135i@comcast.net
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    Currently we do not have access to the track anytime on Tuesday.
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    bsutton - Just shot you an email. Please give me a call to discuss. Thanks!

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