I would forget you ordered the car until about two weeks before ETA..:tango_face_surpriseHah it's probably better this way. Otherwise I'd be clicking refresh on a webpage 8000 times a day.
Back when the Minis were introduced to the US there enthusiasts figured out a way to track the vehicles progress from start to finish. It was pretty solid. You knew when it was in paint, when and what boat it was on, etc. It was fun.
Anyhow, thanks for the info! The wait begins.