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Archive for April, 2011

That’s right.  We have made the plunge into the social networking world by creating ourselves a Facebook page for our customers and friends.  Once a blocked site on our work computers it is now a part of our daily regimen.  We figured with over 86% of the people using this form of networking we had better get on board and do the same.

Social Media is just a new form of communication that we have now accepted and embraced as part of our marketing mix and we hope to encourage our customers and friends and family to join us on Facebook and follow our news and stories and to post their own comments.  Social networking is just part of the ambient fabric now, a subtle flavor, like adding celery into soup.

At the end of the day, if success is interacting with our clients, which we know it is, then Facebook is a great additional way to do that.  Social networking websites have been revolutionizing the entire world so we of course want to be a part of that.  I know Facebook began in 2004 and it is now 2011 but as they say….. better late than never.  In an effort to keep in touch with our customers and friends, share stories and news, we have created a great page which we invite you to join and enjoy for all the latest BMW News, Customer Sales, BMW information articles, Sale Announcements, Specials, Competitions and more.  With more than 500 million people with a Facebook page, if Facebook were a country it would be the fourth largest population in the world and we are excited to announce our participation in this statistic.

Please take a moment to join us on the Chapman BMW on Camelback Internet Department Facebook page and enjoy our department’s posts and video’s that are updated constantly and we will look forward to welcoming you as part of our social network family!

What was the first BMW model assembled in the United States to feature in a movie you ask?  Why that would be the BMW Z3! The first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW that rolled off the Plant Spartanburg assembly line beginning in October 1994.  It was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle, and shortly after was featured in the classic must see movie ‘GoldenEye’.  James Bond was the proud driver of the Z3 that was equipped with the standard bullet proofing, full SATNAV tracking equipment, satellite downlink capabilities, a rear parachute, all-points radar, a great sound system and oh yes last but not least – Stinger missiles.  And no I am afraid these are not options on the Build Your Own BMW Website for 2012 models!

FUN FACT:

  • Pierce Brosnan received a BMW 850 CSI from BMW, for his promotion of the BMW Z3 in Golden Eye. Unable to resist the urge to test the road with his gift, he was caught by the police doing 120 mph. He was not given a speeding ticket, but instead interrogated about the bungee jump stunt in the movie!
  • BMW’s have been featured in other Bond movies including: Octopussy, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough.

But the fame does not stop there by any means…..After some research and some fun findings our beloved and much admired BMW models are sprinkled throughout today’s Movies and TV shows and are really quite the star studded vehicle of choice whether it be for a car chase, lots of car chases actually, to the chauffeured 7 Series, a little kidnapping, and lets not forget time travel, comedy scenes, being chopped in half by a helicopter……. The list goes on and makes me want to go and watch

All three of the great Bourne Movies feature BMW’s, there are thousands of movies and TV shows, like CSI, Beverly Hills 90210 and Dead Like Me to name just a few.  Literally thousands of U.S.A. and Foreign films and TV shows have BMW’s as part of the cast!

Now, what we would like to know if you can take the time to comment is what is your favorite movie scene involving a BMW?  One of mine for starters is the Tom Hanks movie ‘Splash’ where he takes the car on a wild drive, sliding, cornering and even a jump, it was awesome!  But hands down I liked the chase in Ronin – watch the video here: http://www.spike.com/video-clips/24bxap/ronin and of course I liked it all the more because they show it being driven by a woman….  That’s just my pick, now share yours with us please!

Tell us your favorite or even just one that you noticed and thought ‘hey that’s a BMW’ and drop us a line……  Go on what else do you have more pressing than something fun such as this!?!  Take a coffee break and talk to us.  Chapman BMW on Camelback wants to hear from you!