What are the show hours for Bimmerfest East 2016?
Bimmerfest East 2016 is on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Sunday, July 31st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.

The address for the event is:

Raceway Park - GATE 3
230 Pension Road
Englishtown, NJ 07726-8462

What is the schedule for the show?
Saturday July 30th Sunday July 31st
What time should I arrive at Bimmerfest?
Public show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please do not arrive any earlier than 10:00 AM or you will need to leave and come back after the gates have opened.

You will be entering through Gate 3 once you arrive at the show.
How much does it cost to come to Bimmerfest?
Online ticket sales open the week of June 27th or simply show up and pay at the gate!

Pre-PurchasedAt the Gate
Single Day Spectator (per person, free parking)$15$20
Weekend Spectator (per person, free parking)$28$35
* Single Day Autocross
  AM Session - 10:00am - 1:00pm
$40$50
* Single Day Autocross
  PM Session - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$40$50
* Single Day Drag Racing$35$45
* Single Day Burn Out Competition$35$45
* Saturday Battle of the Bimmers (Top 50 Popular)$25$35
* Sunday Battle of the Bimmers (Judged Car Show)$35$45
* Weekend Swap Meet / Car Sale Section$40$60

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* Above options do not include Driver Admission
How do I enter my car in the Battle of the Bimmers?

Saturday - Top 50 Competition

This year, the Battle of the Bimmers kicks off on Saturday with a Top 50 competition where the top 50 cars will be chosen without a point based judging sheet. This is more informal and based on overall appearance and originality of the BMW. If you want to show off your car, this premiere location in the middle of the show is the perfect place for you and your BMW!

Sunday - Judged Car Show

The Battle of the Bimmers features great award categories for 2016! Cars registered for the Battle of the Bimmers are parked together in a special concourse area and are judged leading up to the awards ceremony on the main stage. Award categories include:
  • Classic BMW
  • Clean BMW
  • Modified BMW
  • Best MINI
  • Best Female (from Modified classes)
  • Best of Show (from Modified classes)
  • Rising Star - 25 Years Old and Younger (from Modified Classes)
  • Furthest Traveled to Bimmerfest
  • Furthest Driven to Bimmerfest
  • Highest Mileage BMW
Best of Show takes home a $200 cash prize!

Click here to register your BMW for one of the categories listed above!

What is the Swap Meet / Car Sale area?


Whether you are looking to unload all your used parts collecting dust in your garage or you are looking to sell your car - the Swap Meet / Car Sale area is a prime location to show off your goods. Bring out your old set of wheels or that set of tires you no longer have need for and sell them to another enthusiast.

USED PARTS ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL SALES

About the Bimmerfest Swap Meet and Car Sale Corral
  • Sell your used parts to other BMW enthusiasts
  • Clear out your garage of old parts
  • Sell your car to a good new home
  • High profile parking area - Sell right out of your car
  • Used parts/cars only - no new parts or vendors allowed (inquire for vendor space)
  • Weekend Pass is $40 price for a swap meet or car sale spot when purchased in advance ($60 day of - does not include gate entry)
  • Setup from 9:00am - 10:00am
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What is the Burnout contest and how can I participate?


We know that you love watching people do burnouts and this year, we are excited to offer an Official Burnout contest for everyone who likes burning through a set of tires as quickly as possible. Be part of the attraction at Bimmerfest East on Sunday and have the crowd cheering for you from the stands.

Bimmerfest East 2016 Burnout Contest Details
  • Show us how much you hate your rear tires
  • Winner crowned at end of contest
  • Limited to 10 BMWs
  • Safe environment for competitors and spectators
  • Helmet required - rentals available
  • Discounted $35.00 entry fee when purchased in advance ($45 day of - does not include gate entry fee)
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What is the Drag Racing Competition and how can I participate?


Do you want to compete on one of the most well known drag strips in the country? Do you and your car have what it takes to win in your class? This is your chance to put your skills to the test and see just how good you are in the quarter mile. Buy your tickets now or purchase the day of the show but make sure you are reading for this adrenaline rush!

Bimmerfest East 2016 Drag Racing

  • Four brackets
  • Cash prizes!
  • All makes and models welcome to race
  • Minimum of 2 time trial runs prior to drag racing but racers may get more if time allows
  • Time trials start at 10:00am.
  • Racing starts at 1:00pm
  • Helmet required, rentals available - Raceway Park helmet rules
  • Discounted $35 entry cost when purchased in advance ($45 day of - price does not include gate entry)

Racing Brackets

Bracket 4
  • 7.00 - 10.99
  • Winner - $200 cash prize and trophy
  • Runner Up - Cash prize and trophy
  • Minimum of 12 cars for full payout. $25 for each additional car above minimum
Bracket 3
  • 11:00 - 12.99
  • Winner - $200 cash prize and trophy
  • Runner Up - Cash prize and trophy
  • Minimum of 12 cars for full payout. $25 for each additional car above minimum
Bracket 2
  • 13.00 - 14.99
  • Winner - $200 cash prize and trophy
  • Runner Up - Cash prize and trophy
  • Minimum of 12 cars for full payout. $25 for each additional car above minimum
Bracket 1
  • 15.00 & slower
  • Winner - $200 cash prize and trophy
  • Runner Up - Cash prize and trophy
  • Minimum of 12 cars for full payout. $25 for each additional car above minimum
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What is the Autocross and how can I participate?


An autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course of cones. As there is only one car on track at a time and the course is made of cones it is a safer form of motorsport. If you're a seasoned autoXer or looking to put your BMW and driving skills to the limit this is for you.

You can choose from a morning session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or the afternoon session running from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on either Saturday or Sunday. You can purchase tickets online now or the day of the show.

Complete Bimmerfest East 2016 Autocross Rules and Details

Bimmerfest East 2016 Autocross
  • Saturday and Sunday Morning Session - 10:00AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Session - 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Helmet required - rentals available
  • Limit 40 participants per session
  • Mandatory driver's meeting at either 9:45AM or 12:45PM
  • Helmet required - rentals available
  • Discounted $40 entry per session when purchased in addvance ($50 day of - does not include gate entry)
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We are coming as a group, can we all park together?
Bimmerfest 2016 Group Parking

Early Entry for Classic BMWs
Do you have a classic BMW that you want to show off? If you do and you would like to park your car up front at the show, we want to hear from you. You must be able to arrive at Bimmerfest East 2016 no later than 8:00 AM to get into this special area. You can get your tickets online for this opportunity here -

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Classics include:
  • 3 Series E21 and older
  • 5 Series E28 and older
  • 6 Series E24 and older
  • Any BMW produced prior to 1982
Early Entry Group and Team Parking
Do you have a group or team of more than 20 cars that wants to park together for the show and get up front placement? We have a limited number of group parking spots available but it does require that your entire group show up at the same time and before 8:00 AM on Saturday. If your group wants more details, please email us at events@bimmerfest.com with more information about your group or team.

Groups Entering During General Admission
While we cannot promise anything, your best shot is to arrive all at once to the show and you may be able to stay grouped together. There are no specific parking spaces that can be reserved and all parking is handled by a professional parking staff. If you require being parked together, please consider the Early Entry option listed above.
Is there special parking for Classic BMWs?
Bimmerfest East 2016 Group Parking

Early Entry for Classic BMWs
Do you have a classic BMW that you want to show off? If you do and you would like to park your car up front at the show, we want to hear from you. You must be able to arrive at Bimmerfest Eas 2016 no later than 8:00 AM to get into this special area. You can get your tickets online for this opportunity here -

Buy Your Classic Entry Tickets Now!

Classics include:
  • 3 Series E21 and older
  • 5 Series E28 and older
  • 6 Series E24 and older
  • Any BMW produced prior to 1982
What hotel should I stay at for the show?
We do not have an official hotel for the show but we recommend staying at one of the following hotels that are close by:

BEST WESTERN East Brunswick Inn
764 Route 18
East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816

COMFORT SUITES
555 Old Bridge Turnpike
East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tower Center New Brunswick
4 Tower Center Blvd
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

Can I bring my pet with me?
Unfortunately the venue does not allow pets on property. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Can I bring a drone for photography / video?
No. The raceway explicitly forbids drones from operating at the event. Do not bring your drone and fly it at the show.
Can I sell my car at Bimmerfest?
Yes you can! We have a special Swap Meet / Car Sale area this year where you can get the most attention for you car. Find out more here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events/Bimmerfest-East-2016/questions/#faq150
Can I sell used parts at Bimmerfest?
Yes you can! We have a special Swap Meet / Car Sale area this year where you can get the most attention for you car. Find out more here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events/Bimmerfest-East-2016/questions/#faq150
What if I am bringing my car on a trailer?
No problem! When you arrive our staff will direct you where to park your trailer and unload.
Will there be food and drinks available?
Yes, there will be food and drinks on site for the show this year.

You can also pack a cooler with sandwiches and sodas if you prefer. Just please be kind an throw your trash away in a trash can.

Please do not bring any grills or BBQs into the venue.
Can I bring a car other than a BMW to the show?
Yes! We would love to have you come and enjoy the show. When arriving at the show, you will be directed to our non-BMW parking area. We look forward to seeing you!
Is there an ATM on site?
Yes but you must have cash for your entry into the show. Once in the show, there will be multiple ATMs available should you need them.
Is there Wifi or Internet Access?
No, there is no official internet access available at the show. Plan on using your smartphone data plan to upload all your awesome photos.
Can I sell items from the trunk of my car?
You may have personal, used items for sale. You MAY NOT sell commercially in the attendee areas. Please contact events@bimmerfest.com if you have any additional questions.