Bimmerfest 2012 sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks lived up to the hype this year and came in as the biggest and BEST show yet. The sun was shining brightly and thousands of BMW enthusiasts showed up to celebrate the BMW brand. We couldn't have asked for a better day or a better group of enthusiasts!
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The winners of the Battle of the Bimmers sponsored by Nitto Tire were:
Best of Show - Chris from MFEST -- M5.
Best Rising Star - Book Miller -- M3.
Classic 1st Place - Kevin Kolosvari -- 3.0 CSL
Classic 2nd Place - Rich Taylor -- M1
Classic 3rd Place - Jery Boydson -- 2002
Modified 1st Place - Steve Dupree -- Z3M
Modified 2nd Place - John Evans -- M5
Modified 3rd Place - Mike Fernandez -- M3
Stock 1st Place - Gary Corcoran -- 850 CSI
Stock 2nd Place - Rich Taylor -- 850
Stock 3rd Place - Tony Gonzalez -- Alpina B9
Furthest Traveled - Cory Menah -- E34 535i from Virginia Beach, VA
Highest Mileage BMW - Mohamed Semri -- E21 320i 365, 737 miles on the clock!
Stay Tuned for News about Bimmerfest including photos/videos of this year's show and dates for the 2013 show!
We are excited to announce that Bimmerfest 2012 sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks will be held on May 19, 2012 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA! Come on out and help make Bimmerfest bigger and better in 2012!
Come out and see the west coast debut of the M6 Coupe, M6 Convertible and 6 Series Gran Coupe and listen to BMW of North America President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch, speak to the crowd at 1:00 PM as he arrives in the only BMW M6 Coupe currently in the country!
Don't forget to register your car for the Battle of the Bimmers sponsored by Nitto Tire that features a free set of Nitto tires to the Best of Show winner. We have partnered up with Tuner Galleria this year to make the competition portion of the show even better. More categories, more prizes and professional judges are sure to make it a great competition.
Date / Time: May 19, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Entry Fee: $20 per BMW to park in the show (including all passengers free) OR $15 per person to walk in -- kids 12 and under are free
Register for Bimmerfest 2012 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks now!
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Today is the big day and Bimmerfest is in full gear. If you are in the area come on out to the Rose Bowl for Bimmerfest 2012 sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks! If you cannot make it this year, have no fear, you can get updates from the show at the following links:
This year HPF dropped the weight of their track M3 from 3147 lbs to 3000 lbs and built a high compression track motor for this beast. They are also running the Aimsport display, a new Fuel Safe Fuel cell and are now running VP C16 Racing fuel for the ultimate powerband. You will be seeing a lot more of this car at upcoming track events and the GTGP 2012.
Head on over to www.horsepowerfreaks.com and see more of what HorsepowerFreaks has to offer you and your BMW.
This year's event program is expanding once again with a heavy focus on giving you the information you want to know. You will get an even program upon entry to the event but there will also be a limited number available at the Bimmerfest booth (63 and 64). The program includes:
- Event map including the locatoin of your favorite vendors and the hottest displays
- Event schedule
- Highlighted list of items or displays to look for the day of the show
- Details on the latest BMW cars hitting the US market in 2012 and 2013
We are excited about this year's shirt that is showcasing the six generations of 3 Series cars produced by BMW. The design work was done by Bimmerfest.com's own markseven and illustrations were provided by Ian Vasquez. Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large will be available on the day of the show!
This year we are also featuring a second shirt design in a women's specific shirt. Design work was once again done by our own markseven! Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes will be in stock the day of the show! Make sure you come by early to get one before they are gone.
Last year the Bimmerfest window banners sold out in record time but we will have more this year at the Bimmerfest booth (63 and 64) along with more bimmerfest.com window decals. We have limited amounts so be sure to get over to the Bimmerfest tent quickly and get yours before they are gone!
Do you ever feel like your BMW could use a boost of power? If you are like most people you answered yes and ESS Tuning would love to help you achieve your dream. ESS Tuning produces supercharger kits for numerous BMW models aiming to enhance the performance characteristics of the car without compromise.
If you want to see some real life examples of what adding forced induction can do for your BMW, stop by the ESS Tuning booth and let them show you. You can also visit www.esstuning.com today to get the ball rolling!
Bimmerfest, the largest BMW car show in North America is host to many rare and special BMWs and attendees, however, this year we have a very special car and a very special guest. BMW of North America President and CEO Ludwig Willisch will be our guest of honor and he knows how to make an entrance. Driving the only BMW M6 coupe in the country, painted dazzling Sakhir Orange, you're not going to want to miss his entrance at 1:00pm. After Mr. Willisch rolls the M6 into the show he will be speaking to the crowd so make sure you're by the main stage at 1:00pm.
Willisch was appointed the BMW of North American President last October and is the man behind all sales, marketing and distribution of BMWs and MINIs in North America. BMW enthusiasts are in good hands with Willisch at the helm. His previous jobs at BMW include heading European sales and serving as president of the much loved BMW M division.
Make sure you come on out on Saturday and hear what our VIP guest has to say at 1:00 PM at the main stage!
Driving the Ultimate Driving Machine requires having tires that can connect you to the road and that is where Toyo Tires comes in. Each set of Toyo Tires has 65+ years of innovations built into them with your satisfaction in mind. If your BMW is in need of a new set of tires, make sure you take a look at all the options that Toyo Tires has to offer you.
Stop by the Toyo Tires booth at Bimmerfest 2012 and find out more about what Toyo Tires can offer you. You can also learn more about the tires offered by visiting www.toyotires.com.
Bimmerfest 2012 will be the first place you can see the BMW M6 Coupe/Convertible and 6 Series Gran Coupe on the west coast. The all-new M6 features a 4.4-liter V8 engine with M Twin Power technology producing 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Read more about the BMW M6 now.
The all-new 6 Series Gran Coupe is BMW's latest venture into another segment of the automotive market. The 6 Series Gran Coupe is the first four-door coupe from BMW and combines sport driving pleasure, elegant design, exclusive interior ambience, travel comfort and practicality into one ultimate driving machine. Learn more about the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe now.
Stop by the BMW of North America booth (Platinum G) on Saturday and see these new BMWs in person for the first time.
If you are looking for a way to make your car stand out from the crowd, you may want to look into getting a Bavaria Wheels from Nutek. This Bavaria BC5 Concave is available in 20x8.5 and 20x10, offer in matte black with or without diamond machined cut face configurations. With over 32 years of history in the custom wheel industry behind the brand, Bavaria represents the finest quality products and workmanship coupled with the most highly demanded designs in the industry.
Make sure you stop by and see some of these wheels in person on Saturday or head over to www.bavariawheels.com.
We are extremely excited to be working with the Kids and Bikes Foundation for the Bimmerfest Opportunity Drawing! This amazing non-profit group helps underprivileged children get the experience of having their very own bicycle. The more awesome feet is that every December hundreds of volunteers take place in "Bike Fest" in order to get the bikes assembled and ready for the holiday season.
By purchasing tickets for the Opportunity Drawing on May 19th, you will be helping support this organization while having the opportunity to win some great prizes. Some amazing prizes have already been donated and include:
- Vossen Wheels - Set of VVS 084 wheels in any size 19s or 20s staggered
- ALUFELGEN/MORR Wheels - Set of our ALUFELGEN CS7/CSL wheels
Tickets will be available the day of the show at the main Bimmerfest tent (Booth 63 & 64). Make sure you stop by and help support the Kids and Bikes Foundation!
Find out more about the Kids and Bikes Foundation at www.kidsandbikes.org!
When you are shopping for your next BMW, make sure you give BMW Santa Barbara a shot to win your business. Whether you are looking to pick your car up at the dealership in Santa Barbara, CA or in Munich, Germany for European Delivery -- BMW Santa Barbara can help you make it happen.
Why not take a minute and send Jon Shafer a message to see if he can help you bring your next BMW home. Send Jon a Private Message or visit www.bmwsantabarbara.com today!
The Battle of the Bimmers sponsored by Nitto Tire is bigger and better than ever this year with an expanded number of awards including:
- Best of Show Overall
- Best Rising Star (25 and under eligible)
- Best Shop / Sponsor / Vendor Ride
- Stock - First, Second, Third
- Classic - First, Second, Third
- Modified - First, Second, Third
Go Register your Car for the Battle of the Bimmers sponsored by Nitto Tire now!
If you are looking for a new set of staggered rims for your BMW, you will want to stop by the Vossen Wheels booth at Bimmerfest. Vossen Wheels specializes in manufacturing staggered fitments with sizes ranging from 19" to 22"!
Vossen Wheels has also been generous enough to donate a set of their VVS084 wheels as a prize for the Opportunity Drawing support the Kids and Bikes Foundation. Stop by the Bimmerfest booth (63 and 64) on Saturday to buy tickets for $5.00 each for your chance to win a set of Vossen Wheels!
Take a minute today and go look at all the wheels options that Voseen Wheels has for your BMW at www.vossenwheels.com
If you are in the market for a new set of wheels for your BMW, make sure you drop by the MRR Design booth at Bimmerfest to see what they offer. From staggered fitments to high-end Hyper Silver finishes, MRR has a variety of styles to fit your vehicle.
Click on over to www.mrrwheels.com to see what wheel options are available for your BMW and stop by on Saturday to see them in person.
Need 4 Speed Motorsports is set to put on quite a show at Bimmerfest 2012 with a big display highlighting some incredible cars with some unique customization. If 2012 is anything like 2011, Need 4 Speed Motorsports will also have a number of models on hand that are sure to draw a crowd.
Check out www.need4speedmotors.com right now to see more of what Need 4 Speed Motorsports offers!
LTBMW is once again a big supporter of the show this year and you can be sure that they will have a great display including their Project 335i F30 3 Series. If you are looking for parts for your BMW or need a place to help get some of your mods put on -- check out LTBMW today.
Check out www.ltbmw.com right now to start your modding experience!
We are extremely excited to announce that Nitto Tire is once again coming out in full force to the show with their big rig display and a bunch of surprises. Whether you are looking for a street tire or competition tire, Nitto Tire has an option for you.
Go see what they offer on www.nittotire.com today and stop by their huge display at Bimmrefest 2012 for a first hand look.
If you have been to a car show before, the chances are you have seen quite a few sets of VMR Wheels. VMR Wheels has a wide variety of wheel designs and finishes that include Dark Gunmetal, Gunmetal, Hyper Silver, Hyper Black or Matte Black. Stop by the VMR Wheels booth at the show and pick out a set of light weight aluminum ally wheels that fit your car's personality.
Go start browsing through the great photo gallery over at www.vmrwheels.com to see all the choices they have to offer you!
ApexRaceParts.com is coming out in full force in 2012 to show off their latest and greatest products for you BMW. Aftermarket Performance EXpress specializes in the production of light weight performance wheels for BMW models that are commonly seen at the track. Stop by their booth and see the range of products available for your BMW!
Visit www.apexraceparts.com today to find out more!
We are extremely pleased to announce that VF-Engineering is coming out to Bimmerfest with a big display in 2012! VF-Engineering will be out in full force showing off their great products including their 620 horsepower supercharger kit for the E92 M3. VF-Engineering offers a wide array of products so make sure you stop by and see what they can do for you.
Check out www.vf-engineering.com right now to learn more!
Come out to Bimmerfest and let Eisenmann show you why your BMW should have an Eisenmann exhaust! Eisenmann systems are made from 100% 304 stainless steel and are manufactured to OEM or better specifications.
Why not jump on over to the US importer's web site and see what applications are available for your BMW today. Visit http://www.ind-distribution.com/main.php now!
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- What is it?: The 13th annual Bimmerfest event is back at the Rose Bowl with the enormous grass lot H included in the fun this year. Last year was an amazing year and 2012 looks to be even bigger. Register online today and start making your plans to attend the best BMW show in all the land.
- When: Saturday, May 19th, 2012
- Where: The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103
- Entry Fee: $20 per BMW to park in the show OR $15 per person to walk in -- kids 12 and under are free
- Advanced Flow Engineering (AFE)
- Avant Garde Wheels
- Bavaria Wheels by Nutek
- BBS of America
- Bimmian.com - Personalizing Perfection
- Blue Star Parking
- BMW Car Club of America
- BMW OF MONROVIA
- BMW Performance Insurance
- Borla Performance Industries, Inc.
- Center BMW
- DDM Tuning
- Detailing Innovations, Inc.
- DPE Wheels
- ESS Tuning
- Evolution Racewerks
- Evosport Engineering
- Forgestar Custom Wheels
- Forgiato Wheels
- H&R Special Springs
- High Performance Carbon
- HRE Performance Wheels
- Ireland Engineering
- KONI Shock Absorbers
- KW suspensions / ST suspensions
- La Jolla Independent BMW
- MBR Tuning
- MORR Wheels
- Motorsport Hardware
- Nick Alexander BMW
- OKADA PROJECTS
- PLATTE FORME A.G.
- PYSpeed Automotive
- Race Technologies / Brembo
- RENN Spec / Exotics Tuning
- Shelly BMW
- Silicon Valley Concepts
- Sonic Motorsport
- Speed Ventures
- STANCE WHEELS
- Stealth Auto
- The Law Office of Robert L. Starr
- The Suspension Source
- Toyo Tires
- Traffic Ticket Pros
- US ARMY
- Ventura Motorsports
- Vertini Wheels
- Vintage Motorsport Group / GROMA Race Fabrication
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