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More than 6000 cars in archives - 20% milestone passed

The Registry Volunteer Team is pleased to announce that we have reached two milestones during the past month, namely passing the 6000 archived cars mark in November and the 20% milestone of cataloging the 30,621 8er's produced by BMW AG earlier this month.

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posted @ Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by Registry

Brian Eales named new E31 Registry Contact for USA

Effective immediately Brian Eales will become the new USA E31 Registry Agent.  Mr. Eales is assuming the USA responsibility from Jud Spencer, who is retiring after 8 years of service to the global BMW 8 Series community.

Mr. Eales is an active Kansas member of the 8 series scene since purchasing his BMW 840CiA 06/2001 and the overall BMW community since the late 1990’s.  His positive energy for the E31 led to his current duties as a co-moderator for the E31 Forum at Mr. Eales commands well known 8er knowledge and ongoing outreach to existing and potential 8er owners.

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posted @ Friday, September 17, 2010 by Registry

Passing the Torch

New Global E31 Registry Agent Named

Effective August 8, 2010, Reinhard Wolf will become the new Global E31 Registry Agent.  Mr. Wolf is assuming this responsibility from Jud Spencer, who is retiring after 8 years of service to the global BMW 8 Series community. 

Übergabe des Ruders
Benennung eines neuen Leiters des weltweiten E31 Registers

Mit Wirkung vom 8. August 2010 übernimmt Reinhard Wolf die Leitung des globalen E31 Registers Reinhard Wolf löst damit Jud Spencer ab, der nach 8 Jahren Dienst für die weltweite 8er Gemeinschaft aus dieser Verantwortung zurücktritt.

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posted @ Sunday, August 08, 2010 by Registry

Catalog Update: 1992 850i 6spd (NA)

An accounting of the highly sought-after BMW M70 850Ci 6spd manuals was recently completed for the 1992 model year.  Previously the 1993 850Ci 6spd model year was completed (see news). The North American 850i/Ci 6spd was produced for the 1991-1993 model years, including one special-ordered 1994 model for the Canadian market, for a total of 847 cars.

BMW carried over the 1991 model year to the 1992 model year relatively unchanged until late 08/1991 production.  For the annual engineering change, BMW had several engineering changes implemented based on the 18 months of warranty data and the movement of the seat heating switches from seat side to the console surrounding the gearshift. BMW cut production for 1992 model year over 50% from 1991 model year production because there were too much unsold 8er's on dealer lots and the effects of the Persian Gulf War and the recession..

posted @ Saturday, June 05, 2010 by Registry

Sweden E31 Owner Joins Registry Team

Mr. Per Helmer joins the Inventory Project Team from Sweden.  As the proud owner of a 1992 German-spec M70 850i since 04/2004, Mr. Helmer brings his life-long 8 Series passion to the E31 Registry by coordinating the catalog effort for E31's residing in Sweden (approaching 175 8's).

posted @ Monday, May 17, 2010 by Registry

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