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Jon Shafer
05-04-2008, 11:31 AM
The competition this year was probably the stiffest ever this year. What a daunting task for our magazine editors to come up with the winners; clearly, probably hundreds of serious contenders could have made the short list, but the vehicles below were chose to represent this year's winners.

If you have any pictures of these vehicles, please post them in this thread.

Best Stock Class

1. 1974 White 2002 Turbo owned by Chris Provo.

2. Jet Black 740iL owned by Carlos Cardenas. Carlos, if you see this thread, I have your trophy.

3. E34 M5 Touring owned by Greg Schultz.


Best Classic Class

1. Jet Black E28 M5 owned by Ron Perry.

2. Golf 1976 2002 owned by Jerry Boydston.

3. Inka 1974 1802 Touring owned by Steve Padrick.


Best Modified

1. Gray E46 M3 owned by Jeff Hsieh.

2. Blue 1995 840Ci widebody owned by Fern Mora.

3. Blue 1996 Z3 widebody owned by Raymond Lieu.


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BEST OF SHOW ("The Ultimate Bimmer")

2006 E90 325i owned by Dennis Wang

:supdude:

We had a lot of supercharged cars at the show. And, we had a few turbocharged cars at the show.

Dennis' car is supercharged and turbocharged, the first I've ever seen in 9 years of Bimmerfests...


Congratulations to all of our Battle of the Bimmers winners!!!!

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Jon Shafer
05-04-2008, 11:43 AM
O.k., I just found a couple of relevant pics - the engine bay and front end of the "Best of Show" car...

PLEASE ADD PICS IF YOU HAVE ANY OF YOUR OWN


http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=145839&stc=1&d=1209926412

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=145840&stc=1&d=1209926412

Jon Shafer
05-04-2008, 11:45 AM
New Award Category for 2008: Highest Mileage Bimmer at Bimmerfest


1987 325es with 326,251 miles on the clock owned by Kirin Thurman...


:supdude: :supdude: :supdude: :supdude:


Whoa!!!

Steve in SB
05-04-2008, 11:55 AM
Thank you Jon, Tim, and Mark, for a great event, and even considering my car for an award. I appreciate the recognition.

These guys followed me all the way to the Mission trying to steal my trophy....
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/alamarlab/miscellaneous/CIMG2291.jpg

ffej
05-04-2008, 12:07 PM
O.k., I just found a couple of relevant pics - the engine bay and front end of the "Best of Show" car...

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=145839&stc=1&d=1209926412


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

That is so absurdly beautiful, I'm not sure what to say.

Well, other than this

:thumbup: :beerchug: :AF330i:


Looks crazy fantastic.

AndrewZ
05-04-2008, 12:21 PM
New Award Category for 2008: Highest Mileage Bimmer at Bimmerfest


1987 325es with 326,251 miles on the clock owned by Kirin Thurman...


:supdude: :supdude: :supdude: :supdude:


Whoa!!!

:wow:

Congrads to Kirin:thumbup:

AndrewZ
05-04-2008, 12:21 PM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

That is so absurdly beautiful, I'm not sure what to say.

Well, other than this

:thumbup: :beerchug: :AF330i:


Looks crazy fantastic.

+1:thumbup::thumbup:

Hammer03
05-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Best Stock Class

1. 1974 White 2002 Turbo owned by Chris Provo.

2. Jet Black 740iL owned by Carlos Cardenas. Carlos, if you see this thread, I have your trophy.

3. E34 M5 Touring owned by Greg Schultz.



You guys missed out on the mint e30 M3 with 4800 original miles! He was back in the Exclusive German Auto Care booth with a very clean 850 CSI. It even still had the new car smell ;)


very nice event this year though. it keeps getting bigger every year, and this year was lots of fun.

Boile
05-04-2008, 05:19 PM
New Award Category for 2008: Highest Mileage Bimmer at Bimmerfest


1987 325es with 326,251 miles on the clock owned by Kirin Thurman...


:supdude: :supdude: :supdude: :supdude:


Whoa!!!

Don't odometers only have 5 digits? How do you certify the most significant digit?

AndrewZ
05-04-2008, 05:43 PM
Don't odometers only have 5 digits? How do you certify the most significant digit?

They have 6 digits. I think my moms 81 Buick only had 5 digits. But e30's have 6 digit.

Boile
05-04-2008, 07:04 PM
They have 6 digits. I think my moms 81 Buick only had 5 digits. But e30's have 6 digit.

But the contest is not limited to e30s. :dunno:

dennis6109
05-04-2008, 11:04 PM
O.k., I just found a couple of relevant pics - the engine bay and front end of the "Best of Show" car...

PLEASE ADD PICS IF YOU HAVE ANY OF YOUR OWN


http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=145839&stc=1&d=1209926412

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=145840&stc=1&d=1209926412

thx Jon! nice pics

fucy626
05-05-2008, 12:09 AM
so I wont the best modified 1st place :bigpimp:
Best Modified

1. Gray E46 M3 owned by Jeff Hsieh

thanks Jon

didnt have chance to meet you at bimmerfest.

leeor
05-05-2008, 12:48 AM
im new here, what car and from what city is jon in? does he direct the bimmerfest? a lil info about this site, sorry if it doesnt match this tread so much.

Jon Shafer
05-05-2008, 07:54 AM
im new here, what car and from what city is jon in? does he direct the bimmerfest? a lil info about this site, sorry if it doesnt match this tread so much.

I am from Santa Barbara, and tes, I am the director of Bimmerfest.

Nice to meet you!

///M Blitz
05-05-2008, 04:42 PM
The competition this year was probably the stiffest ever this year. What a daunting task for our magazine editors to come up with the winners; clearly, probably hundreds of serious contenders could have made the short list, but the vehicles below were chose to represent this year's winners.

If you have any pictures of these vehicles, please post them in this thread.

Best Stock Class

1. 1974 White 2002 Turbo owned by Chris Provo.

2. Jet Black 740iL owned by Carlos Cardenas. Carlos, if you see this thread, I have your trophy.

3. E34 M5 Touring owned by Greg Schultz.


Congratulations to all of our Battle of the Bimmers winners!!!!

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Oh no, my v12 lost four cylinders on the way to Santa Barbara.:bawling:

Hey Jon, am I the first guy to have two different Bimmers place in the top three (remember my M6 won the Stock Class in 2006)?

Another fantastic job by you guys; you ROCK!

Now, who do I have to wrestle for my trophy?

Carlos

Cliff
05-05-2008, 04:46 PM
Hey Jon, am I the first guy to have two different Bimmers place in the top three (remember my M6 won the Stock Class in 2006)?

I'm pretty sure Ron Perry has had a couple different cars win too (both E28's of course).

///M Blitz
05-05-2008, 04:53 PM
I'm pretty sure Ron Perry has had a couple different cars win too (both E28's of course).

Yeah, that's right.

540Greg
05-05-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks Jon. I had a great time again. I was surprised with the third place stock trophy. There were so many beautiful cars that could have won. I appreciate it and I'll put it next to last years. Now I'm like a girl who can't wear the same dress twice to parties. Hmmm, what will I wear(drive) to next years 'Fest.

Greg

CleanAzzE30z
05-05-2008, 07:43 PM
DAMMIT!! hahaha. I always have a small bone in my body thinking that I might be considered for an award. :) Great choices, btw!!!



Mariano

Jon Shafer
05-05-2008, 07:53 PM
Now, who do I have to wrestle for my trophy?


Hmmmm...

That'd be me.

:D

///M Blitz
05-06-2008, 04:09 PM
Hmmmm...

That'd be me.

:D

Jon,

How do I get a hold of you to arrange pick up of the fabulous trophy? I sent you an e-mail to the addressed I had, but... no reply; maybe it's outdated.

saadallah
05-06-2008, 11:13 PM
i have a question, am sorry if its not in line with the thread, but which states is further away from california, atlanta or D.C? i drove from atlanta in my 1986 325es all stock and some guy said he drove from D.C and the crowd said D.C was further. i mean at that point i didnt think it was fair, i know its just a trophy but this is my first ye the states and i was hoping to take something home with me and besides the drive was fantastic... THREE AND A HALF DAYS OF DRIVING. but yea it was a blast and the people that made fest possible, YOU GUYS ROCK. thanks alot for the time u put into it, it really was worth the drive.

CleanAzzE30z
05-07-2008, 06:43 PM
Damn thats dedication!!!


Mariano

Jon Shafer
05-07-2008, 09:05 PM
i have a question, am sorry if its not in line with the thread, but which states is further away from california, atlanta or D.C? i drove from atlanta in my 1986 325es all stock and some guy said he drove from D.C and the crowd said D.C was further. i mean at that point i didnt think it was fair, i know its just a trophy but this is my first ye the states and i was hoping to take something home with me and besides the drive was fantastic... THREE AND A HALF DAYS OF DRIVING. but yea it was a blast and the people that made fest possible, YOU GUYS ROCK. thanks alot for the time u put into it, it really was worth the drive.


Have you tried checking on Mapquest?

Apparently, DC is 500 miles further than Hotlanta...

:(

saadallah
05-07-2008, 10:00 PM
Damn thats dedication!!!


Mariano

Anything for BMWs,

stealthauto
05-08-2008, 02:11 PM
I was thinking that it would be cool to have a "race car class" for battle of the bimmers.

Seeing as there was alot of really cool race cars there It would be very cool to have a people's choice race car class.........or something......

Palantirion
03-14-2009, 12:24 AM
I was thinking that it would be cool to have a "race car class" for battle of the bimmers.

Seeing as there was alot of really cool race cars there It would be very cool to have a people's choice race car class.........or something......
FYI, race cars already have their own competition...racing ;)

If you start a class of "coolest" race cars I fear it would degenerate into a class populated by posers (IE: non-fast race cars) with LCD TVs molded into their roll bars or something. At best it would just become a "who has the most mods/spent the most money" competition.

markseven
03-22-2009, 04:07 PM
FYI, race cars already have their own competition...racing ;)

If you start a class of "coolest" race cars I fear it would degenerate into a class populated by posers (IE: non-fast race cars) with LCD TVs molded into their roll bars or something. At best it would just become a "who has the most mods/spent the most money" competition.

It would be easy to weed out the non-racers using the following requirement:

The car had to have actually competed in a BMW CCA Club Race within the previous 6 months and should pass CCA Race Tech if a tech inspection was performed at Bimmerfest. The racers can self-police to make sure all mods are CCA legal, regardless of class. There's a certain J Stock car that I think could win hands down :)