|Good News (FINALLY) (archive)|
Posted by Fred Kern on September 25, 1998 at 22:22:17:
I don't know who is more pissed, my mother with her walker, or me on a 70 DegF sunny Friday with no Z3 (thanks for the Friday night drive post!)
Finally some good news. I was perusing my $2400 damage appraisal ("Damage consistent with impact with animal" -- damned observant considering the fur caught in my windshield molding) and saw the words "TAPE STRIPES"! Excuse me, but tape stripes are something you use to tart up a Toyota. The pinstripe on my Z3 was painted by an artist. I faxed Valley BMW -- no tape! Within 15 minutes I received a call from them. They did indeed recognize real pinstriping and will have the striping painted on the new hood. I am beginning to feel better about this. The only downside was that Giampiero is out of Hamann brake ducts, so I will miss the window of having the shop paint them for me (yes, I did buy a $650 get well present for my car).