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Special Vehicle Launch (the hard way home)

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Just got an email with this link, it's confirmed... “The Grenadier joins this year’s BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy"
 

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Just ask on here. You will finds it’s a mature community.
Yes, I have hope that there will be more younger people who choose an off-road vehicle like the Grenadier. Anything else would be fatal. Then many of us would meet with our Granadiers in a secret place in 10 years' time and show each other the homemade rollator holders in the vehicle. At least that is true for Europe. It seems to me that there are always people who have a very limited view of things. They think driving an EV vehicle is good for the environment. I give them the hint, that they should send their children or grandchildren to do an internship in lithium mining so that the next generation can also get to know the advantages of electric mobility.;)
 

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Just got an email with this link, it's confirmed... “The Grenadier joins this year’s BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy"
But that is not surprising now. It was already on the internet weeks ago. I heard it at the "BWM Motorrad" event together with INEOS.
 

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I haven't heard a yes or no from Ineos since August 31st.

Anybody else ... ?
 

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I got the invitation to driving events in Germany yesterday. I will join the show in Stadtoldendorf
 

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Where do you know this from?
 

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rcvd;

"Thank you so much for applying. We wish we could take you all. The sad truth is we only have room for six on the shortlist. It was a tough call, but our panel of 4X4 experts has decided not to take your application any further. ....."


So my experience in an IKEA carpark during a bank holiday didn't cut it...!
The bar was set too high
 

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Don't worry. Same here. 🙃
 

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Yep same here,

Apparemtly you have to be wearing an Olympic medal, whilst playing a rock guitar and steering a power boat with your feet to be even considered for a place.

I missed the small print that said mere mortals need not apply.

😂
 

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You should have a motocross gold medal, (at least) one for a 4x4 offroad rally, and a successful "American Idol" or "Germany's Next Top Model" application.

And they read in our forum and don't want grumpy old men.
 

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You should have a motocross gold medal, (at least) one for a 4x4 offroad rally, and a successful "American Idol" or "Germany's Next Top Model" application.

And they read in our forum and don't want grumpy old men.
But they didn’t choose us young cheerful and good looking chaps neither. Just because we lie from time to time.
Just so unfair!
 

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Heartbeat back to normal?
 

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Is he sponsored by LR or does he genuinely think the defender is better ?

Not saying he is wrong as I have no idea about he IG, but it’s an interesting comment to make. I suppose he was posting it on a Defender forum though.
 

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See above: "New Defender Owners Group"

Surprise.
 

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Obviously long term links with the JLR brand, but then given what he does now, and who he has worked with, then I think he generally is quite diplomatic in the sense of knowing which side his bread is buttered on.

However, there's the occasional slip:

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And unlike his darling 110
 

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Solihull's finest Friday afternoon version........
 

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I feel for you.

It's really poor customer service to operate on such a negative basis rather than positively confirm your spec with you and so move ahead. It was supposed to be tied in with contract signing ~ if they'd kept to the plan then it would have worked.

Too much confusion and chaos at Grenadier Towers...I only wish Sir Jim was getting to hear all this and have a few more shouty words at the marketing bods.
Yesterday I talked to a dealer at an Ineos self driving event. He told me that if I would change my configuration now in any way, I would loose my production slot. He thinks that it would cause a delay of approximately 3 to 4 month. Not an option for me. After market can help with some parts.
 

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In fact, have any of you heard that he was chosen to pick up his Grenadier in the middle of nowhere?
 
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