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Old 29-12-2020, 10:58 PM
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What was the event?



I was there with my first Z3MC, a brilliant day out and yes it was world record for a group meeting of these iconic cars. Even the USA hadn't managed such a large group meeting up till then, though they may have done by now.
I met up with Phil T and three other owners at I think was the Woodall Services, after topping up with fuel we set off in convoy to Donnington. It is one of my abiding memories of the day, seeing driver's astonished looks as not one, but two etc Z3 M Coupes overtaking them line astern. Most people hadn't a clue what sort car they were.
I counted 47 coupes in one section of Donnington Services carpark which was a real sight to behold.

It was originally devised as way of supporting Rod Barrett & Hawthorns Motorsport and the Big Fish Racing team who each had a Z3 MC entered in the opening round the British GT Series on the 3rd April 2005.
We got to see the cars in the pits and have a chat with the drivers & mechanics. Tony you would have been in your element.

I have photos of the day including a panoramic view of the lines of Coupes, all 60 odd of them, that someone stitched together. I don't think it will ever be repeated unfortunately.
Amazing memories. I led a convoy of all of us to Donington and had no clue which entrance to go in. Luckily I guessed right.
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Old 30-12-2020, 08:35 AM
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Still have mine from the meet. I travelled up the day before and stayed over in the East Midlands services along with a few others. Several of us met there beforehand and drove in convoy to Donington. We were going to have a parade lap in the lunch break as I recall but due to the programme running over this was delayed until after the racing had finished which meant a lot had left before it happened. Great day.
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Old 30-12-2020, 11:36 AM
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shame the thread I presume was lost years ago
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Still have mine from the meet. I travelled up the day before and stayed over in the East Midlands services along with a few others. Several of us met there beforehand and drove in convoy to Donington. We were going to have a parade lap in the lunch break as I recall but due to the programme running over this was delayed until after the racing had finished which meant a lot had left before it happened. Great day.



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A few pictures from the day.

Five coupes for Donnington - Woodall Services


Donnington Services carpark


Panoramic view of Coupes!!


Hope the links work as just started using imgur for first time.

** Update ** I'll have another go as the links gave direct link to my imgur page instead of just the picture. I'll have another go later in the week.
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Pictures of the two M Coupes that were racing during the Donington meet,









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Old 31-12-2020, 11:14 AM
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Difficult to search for Donington pictures as its normally misspelt as Donnington but here's some old pictures that were on the forum,









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Difficult to search for Donington pictures as its normally misspelt as Donnington but here's some old pictures that were on the forum,


That's my car at end of row - PDC 537. Although I didn't know at the time of purchase of my second Z3 M Coupe, (I was 4500 miles away in Nigeria, Indy did a full inspection for me, HPI, MOT checks etc and he said it was good to buy I just had to discuss price with owner) the spec is totally identical. I couldn't believe it when I listed the full factory spec for both cars.
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As you can see in above post I've sorted the links.

Plus a couple more pics.

At the Pits





Some rear diffuser on Big Fish car





The cars lined at in field location (all changed now)



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The memories are top draw!
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