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    CEO of a Trade Plate Company and a Director of an IT Cloud Company


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    BMW ALPINA B3 3.2 and B10 3.3

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  1. nealpina

    Thoughts on the Moon...

    I was having popcorn
  2. nealpina

    E39 Alpina D10

    Fairly sure the car is genuine. The boot badge doesn’t seem to be genuine, but place this to one side. It doesn’t explain why the older screen or why the ALPINA build plaque is in the wrong place. One possibility and mentioned is something like ALPINA had the base car for several years before registering it (as it seems like this is the last but one made), and never replaced the screen? Or another possibility the screen was stolen or failed, and the then owner only sourced the older screen, and for whatever reason (if it was stolen) inserted the plaque in the wrong location.
  3. nealpina

    Rare as .....

    I met the owner of the B5 BiTurbo Touring at the recent ALPINA ace cafe meet in June. Very nice car and wrap.
  4. Always been a Ford nut. I will say now a classic Ford nut. Also have a interest with retro Vauxhalls However my Dad had a E21 316 years ago with the hella light conversion and was hooked on BMW since. Always wanted my first car to be E30 320i or 325i but I brought a Metro 1.3 HLE + . I however have been tempted several times to buy a E21 323i. I have often thought about finding a good E21 323i shell and then inserting a ALPINA 3.5 engine, getting some badges made, and calling the car NEALPINA A1 My uncle gave me as a Christmas present, a model E21 ALPINA which I needed to build and paint. I think this is where my ALPINA interest started. If Ford didn't stop RWD and their styling still had charisma, then will my attitude towards BMW be different?
  5. nealpina

    A trip in the vert...

    A nice late example
  6. nealpina

    A trip in the vert...

    Nice E36, also and obviously I like the wheels. What spec is your E36?
  7. nealpina

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    On Thursday evening took the B10 for its MOT. Failed when they tested the car on Friday with some minor things, and the only part needed was a new windscreen washer pump. The rest were just adjustments. Then passed First drive in over year, albeit a short drive to and back from the MOT station but as always was a pleasure to drive
  8. Fortune Cookie.MOV
  9. Thanks. Hopefully it will be on Sky catch-up. I will need to watch the Jeep episode again as I’ve a few questions. As I was so tired I can’t remember what these are
  10. I didn’t arrive home until 21:45. Therefore watched it on +1. I fell asleep just before 23:00. According to the SKY EPG there was another new episode afterward (as it said ‘New Wheeler Dealers’. Therefore did they show 2 new episodes last night?
  11. Most police are good and decent people. Its the austerity cuts by this tragic Government that makes the police inadequate to look into low level crime. Scares me that a private security firm is calling themselves a 'Private Police Force' who protect the rich; but the poor in London who can't afford a pot to wee in are being killed daily. I've been political homeless for sometime because no party cares about us, and are either opportunist or just incompetent. Anyway camera vans especially on Motorways or the A1M are just a tax that gives you 3 points. I therefore will rather recieve warning letter, and not get stop by traffic police for speeding. We need traffic police and community volunteers to stop bad driving - and dangerous speed at the wrong time and place.
  12. As above a week on Monday. I also believe (may be wrong and happy to corrected) that these will be shown in the UK first 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 1977 Porsche 924 1969 Opel GT 1900 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1972 Datsun 510 2002 Mini Cooper S MC40 1970 International Scout
  13. nealpina

    Been dismissed at Work

    Agreed Also if the pressure with your Mum get too much, then don't be afarid to talk to a professional
  14. nealpina

    Been dismissed at Work

    If it will eat away at you. (Very unlikely they will give you job back), but I will write an appeal letter today, explaining you would have sent it quicker but due to the public holidays not enough time as was too busy. However in that letter write that they were wrong not to do a full investigation, your side of the story, and with constructive language why your supervisor is a clown - no one likes him, and that he is a liability. May not make any difference to them but it will be in the back of their minds. Also hopefully may make you feel better
  15. nealpina

    Using a TV as second monitor - resolution

    If your Mac is post 2012 (IIRC) then it will support full HD. Have you changed or checked the resolution in Displays Preferences via settings and select the second screen (and made changes in there)?