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Next season Jalopnik's "Car vs America" TV-show idea pitch Next season Jalopnik's "Car vs America" TV-show idea pitch

After watching the first episode of Jalopnik’s “Car vs America” show and thinking about a big (likely dozens of Oppo readers) trip we’re organizing/planning right now, an idea came up which might be an excellent and rare opportunity for a potential episode for the next season of “Car vs America”.

People ask me why I own 3 versions of the same car People ask me why I own 3 versions of the same car

Chris Harris of Top Gear gets it. Thank you Chris, for showing the world I’m not mad. And for further inflating prices. Slow car fast ftw!

Europpomeet location(s) and time: questionnaire. Decision time coming up! Europpomeet location(s) and time: questionnaire. Decision time coming up!

Edit September 25: We’re about to pick dates for the multi-day Wales meet in Spring 2018. Anyone who wants in on the discussion, now is the time. 24 people filled in the questionnaire, including 3 Americans. Signing up for the actual meet has no deadline.

The best type of vacuum cleaner for a BMW is made in Germany. The best type of vacuum cleaner for a BMW is made in Germany.

... but it took a few Poles to figure that out. (73 seconds video)

I just found a few boxes of OEM BMW E30 parts (EU market). I just found a few boxes of OEM BMW E30 parts (EU market).

Are they worth something or should I just dumpt them at the trash?

2018 Europpomeet Wales brain fart: don't rent, buy a beater! 2018 Europpomeet Wales brain fart: don't rent, buy a beater!

So, it looks like we might be going to Wales around Easter 2018. With a big group. Many from outside of the UK, who will be flying in. But what to drive? A pathetic Opel Vauxhall Corsa rental? Why not buy a beater instead? Who can find the best beater?

... and this didn't even happen in Russia! ... and this didn't even happen in Russia!

A 28 year old was apprehended by Dutch police. He was driving his 20+ year old Renault Twingo without insurance, a lapsed inspection, a suspended drivers license and with an alcohol odor. But, most surprisingly, he had two stolen lampposts on his roof. But that wasn’t all:

Future Europpomeet polls preliminary results (+ link to polls) Future Europpomeet polls preliminary results (+ link to polls)

Earlier I posted a few polls about preferred location and month for a future meet in Europe. Here are the preliminary results.

I've finally posted my ad online :( I've finally posted my ad online :(

It’s painful, but it has become time to say goodbye to my 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi. My bone stock, utterly original weekend toy. Luckily (for me) the value of these has gone up considerably. Still, it does hurt.

My parents just bought a 'new' car My parents just bought a 'new' car

And it’s the perfect car for the elderly. A compact crossover. Technically an MPV, but that’s about the same. It’s a Nissan Almera Tino, the direct predecessor of the Nissan Qashqai.

Future Europpomeet: where and when? Polls! Future Europpomeet: where and when? Polls!

Given the success of the previous long weekend meets at the Nürburgring in March and in the Alps in June we thought it would be a great idea to have a poll for a future destination. There are 4 polls below:

Scam a scammer?

I’m selling my classic and a scammer replied. The old ‘I’m at sea, I’ll pay you with PayPal and I’ll send a shipper over” trick. I was wondering if I can counterscam.

Europpomeet Alps edition Europpomeet Alps edition

After a very successful meet at (and on) the Spa and Nurburgring tracks last March, featuring about 18 people, we decided June 2017 would be a great moment to do another meet weekend. In the Austrian/Italian/Swiss Alps this time. People of 6 different nationalities showed up. Here’s what happened.

Europpomeet Alps trip final day, quick photodump Europpomeet Alps trip final day, quick photodump

The last day of the trip took us on some other mountain passes before we finally headed back home. Not before refueling with comically cheap gasoline ($4.15 a gallon US) in a tax-free zone in Italy though.

Europpomeet alps Trip day 2, small photodump Europpomeet alps Trip day 2, small photodump

Day two ended poorly for one of us. It was a great day none the less.

Oppo Alps meet photos Oppo Alps meet photos

While waiting for the bathroom to clear on the morning of day 2 I’ll post a few pictures from day 1. I think I can confidently say for all of us that we’re having a blast.

We'll be conquering the mighty Austrian/Italian/Swiss Alps TOMORROW We'll be conquering the mighty Austrian/Italian/Swiss Alps TOMORROW

And only 8 Oppo members were brave enough to sign up. Sad. 6 different nationalities though. Starting with an optional Biergarten visit in Munich tonight, the 22th of June, we’ll leave for Austria and Italy on Friday. Saturday will be Italy and Switzerland and on Sunday it’ll be Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The two…

Time to get the camera ready Time to get the camera ready

My Italian built (at Pininfarina) French daily driver is almost at 300k.

June Europpomeet/drive: Alps edition now open for everyone, including Americans June Europpomeet/drive: Alps edition now open for everyone, including Americans

Want to explore the Swiss/Italian/Austrian Alps plus the German Autobahn with some other Oppo members June 23-25 (or longer)? A two way flight to Munich at the correct days can be had for $800 (New York). London-Munich only £60. I’ll try to address some of the additional costs below.

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