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July 25th, 2016
Timmelsjoch, Austria.




Imagine it's your 31st birthday and your girlfriend plans a surprise for you. Imagine you are a up in coming race car driver. Imagine your father was a very famous F1 race car driver. Imagine the car company he drove for is celebrating their 100th birthday this year. Imagine one of Europe's most beautiful alpine toll roads is closed down for a day(Timmelsjoch near Sölden, Austria). Your name is: Nelson Piquet junior. This isn't a dream, it's real life.

Nelson Piquet junior's girlfriend(Virgilia Landrain) contacted BMW AG and set up a little birthday surprise for him. On July 25, Nelson turned thirty one years old. BMW loved the idea and sprung into action. BMW Classic team brought along some interesting birthday toys for the day's event up on the Timmelsjoch. Even a few car's his father drove. The entire event was a surprise for Nelson. His girlfriend only told him where they needed to be bright and early(6am) last week(Thursday) and that he needed to bring his helmet and driving suit. Man, WHAT a girlfriend ehh ?


Bellow are some pictures from Auto Motor und Sport. They also have a cool video on their website - which I will leave a link too bellow.

In typical fashion... the weather up at the Timmelsjoch was a total mix of rain/snow/sunshine - yes even in July! I think this was pretty darn cool of BMW AG and his GF to arrange for this event for Nelson Jr. Also for the people at the Timmelsjoch Pass to close down the road for a day - while Nelson got to play/drive/sample these awesome race toys!!!

Btw... many of you might recognize the Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstrasse from the last few James Bond films. They were filmed here. Its an awesome road - I highly recommend it for any ED adventure.

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As promised here is the video link to AMS... scroll down to the video(just above the 635i text)...
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...-11502234.html
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from the "other" thread...

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Sorry guys.. but who is this - Nelson Piquet Jr. ???
Skip to 01:35...


F1 back in the 80's...
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Are you kidding me? This was his girlfriend's idea and BMW went for it?

Damn, that's all I got.
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Fantastic. Nelsinho not only has a superfamous father but also a Dutch/Frisian Mother. I only have a Dutch Frisian mother and not a superfamous father lol

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Did see some pictures on the site of Auto Motor und Sport last week...
...haven't seen all the video's yet. Thx for sharing Dackel!

In about 16 hours I'm hoping to go over the Timmelsjoch as well, going to the Dolomites. Always good fun!
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Did see some pictures on the site of Auto Motor und Sport last week...
...haven't seen all the video's yet. Thx for sharing Dackel!

In about 16 hours I'm hoping to go over the Timmelsjoch as well, going to the Dolomites. Always good fun!
Cool! Be sure to stop at the toll/maut area and go take a look at the brand new motor cycle museum there. They even have a nice cafe there too.


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It has changed a lot since the last time I was there in August 2014. Just an little Imbiss and some simple toll booths.



Don't know if the other three fancying the motormuseum, but stopping for drink and a bite before crossing, we'll definitely do.
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Great pictures ! awesome girlfriend ! wonderful cars ! very kind of BMW !

While his GF his taking a selfie with the cow, the cow is taking a s**t
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I'm glad to see he also suffered with cows on the road, and not just me! ROFL.
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that is one cozy car hang out spot!
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i8 looks great in the Alps.

MAD EPIC.
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I'm not sure how I missed this thread but thank you very much for sharing.

What a birthday gift.
Piquet senior's footprint will forever have its mark in BMW history and this is a great homage to that legacy, well done.
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