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sapleas001
07-31-2012, 03:47 PM
Is there anybody coming from va or dc?

s_6ix
08-05-2012, 12:56 PM
I am planning for the event .. me from Herndon VA

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macnila3
08-06-2012, 04:34 PM
I'm in Waldorf MD

sapleas001
08-07-2012, 01:28 AM
Oh cool I think I'm the most south in Richmond

DJRetro330i
08-07-2012, 09:07 AM
I'm coming from Northern VA. Is there a caravan?

johntrhodes81
08-07-2012, 09:14 AM
Last year the caravan to Bimmerfest was:

Meetup at Toys R Us Rockville by 6:30 am
Departure from Toys R Us Rockville: 6:45 am

Stop 1: Ikea of College Park.
Arrival 7:15 am
Departure 7:30 am

Stop 2: White Marsh Mall (Ikea of Baltimore). White Marsh, MD
Arrival 8:30 am
Departure 8:45 am

Destination: Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, MD by 9:15 AM
Arrival 9:10 am

Do people want to do the same?

John R.

DJRetro330i
08-07-2012, 09:18 AM
John, I would be willing to meet there and do that

johntrhodes81
08-07-2012, 09:44 AM
The one comment I would make about these convoys is that if they get large it can be difficult to stick together. What happens is that the cars at the end of the pack have to drive a lot faster to catch back up and tighten up the convoy. It is helpful for the leader to set the speed at the speed limit until the group gets back together on the freeway so the people at the end don't have to drive ridiculously over the speed limit to catch up (and even then if the leader keeps it only a few mph over it is easier for the group to stick together). This was a problem last year. Not trying to be a granny driver, I just want to keep this thing safe.

Just my 2 cents,
John

Capobranco
08-07-2012, 11:07 AM
The one comment I would make about these convoys is that if they get large it can be difficult to stick together. What happens is that the cars at the end of the pack have to drive a lot faster to catch back up and tighten up the convoy. It is helpful for the leader to set the speed at the speed limit until the group gets back together on the freeway so the people at the end don't have to drive ridiculously over the speed limit to catch up (and even then if the leader keeps it only a few mph over it is easier for the group to stick together). This was a problem last year. Not trying to be a granny driver, I just want to keep this thing safe.

Just my 2 cents,
John

+1 Good point - last year - Maryland State Police were out in force and my impression was that they appeared to target convoys for special attention.

sapleas001
08-07-2012, 12:45 PM
That sounds like a cool plan. I think a group from ga is coming up to. So maybe we could meet up with them too if people want to

DJRetro330i
08-07-2012, 02:19 PM
I heard of convoys using two way radios. Everyone buys one and stays on a certain channel for updates on location, driving conditions, and other updates.

boramkiv
08-07-2012, 06:12 PM
The one comment I would make about these convoys is that if they get large it can be difficult to stick together. What happens is that the cars at the end of the pack have to drive a lot faster to catch back up and tighten up the convoy. It is helpful for the leader to set the speed at the speed limit until the group gets back together on the freeway so the people at the end don't have to drive ridiculously over the speed limit to catch up (and even then if the leader keeps it only a few mph over it is easier for the group to stick together). This was a problem last year. Not trying to be a granny driver, I just want to keep this thing safe.

Just my 2 cents,
John

Welcome to the world of caravans. I'm willing to meet up with a relatively large caravan. I was part of this caravan in San Diego last year and it's gotten so good that they get police escorts towards the end. When the cops figure out the time a caravan passes they get set and what they immediately look for (just like Cali) is that front plate. A nice leader with the bimmers trailing at a nice speed is usually trouble free (zebras sticking to the same pace). When one wants to race the little 350Z that wants to show out the bimmers, that's when trouble usually begin. 2-way radios with a few radar/laser detectors (though illegal)keep eveyone calm. Not saying i'm setting this up, but I wouldnt mind rolling with a caravan because it's just not as fun going alone.

This was an AWESOME caravan!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eDc9YJ7nG4

sapleas001
08-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Also about the schedule it doesn't open til 10 so should we bump it down an hour?

DJRetro330i
08-15-2012, 04:36 PM
So what's the official word? Are we meeting anywhere before driving to Rockville. I'm in Manassas

sapleas001
08-16-2012, 07:19 AM
I was wondering too. Lol I'm not sure I wanna get up at 3 to make it to toys r us by 630.

bmuum3
08-16-2012, 10:14 PM
I'm down to meet up in VA somewhere with some people. Going to be a long day anyways because I'm driving to the beach after so I don't care what time we meet up.

georgept
08-20-2012, 02:57 PM
I would like to join too. I'll be down to meet somewhere , I'm flying solo this year so it would be cool to meet others

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sapleas001
08-21-2012, 11:03 AM
cool so where would the nova guys like to me up for the drive to rockville

bmuum3
08-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Well there are two different things going on.

1. Leaving from Tysons to go up to Hunt Valley to meet up with their Cars and Coffee group.
UPDATE::: We are going to meetup with the Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee group to roll up to Bimmerfest. They are leaving at 9 am sharp. We should leave Tysons by no later then 7:20 as it takes a good 1 hour and 15 minutes to and hour and a half to get to Hunt Valley.

2. Leaving from Tysons and meeting up with the BIG group at either College Park Ikea and then to White Marsh, or just meet them at White Marsh. Takes about 30 mins to get there so if we leave by 6:45 am we should arrive in time.
Itinerary:
0720 - Driver's Meeting (position camera cars, establish radio frequency, etc.) - Details will be posted ASAP, before departing CP Ikea.
0730 - Depart College Park Ikea. Road captains have strict instructions to leave on time, without question. If you are not here by then, make your way to White Marsh.
0820 - Arrive at White Marsh Ikea.
0830 - Depart White Marsh Ikea. Road captains have strict instructions to leave on time, without question. If you are not here by then, make your way directly to Bimmerfest East.
0900 - Arrive at Bimmerfest East.

A camera car and two escorts will be sent up to the Maryland Rest area on I-95 between DC and Baltimore where it will wait for the caravan to show up. Since they are taking pictures and recording the event, they have priority. Give them access to the road as they request it. The road captains will lead us through the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Although some off us don't have Easy Tags, so all of us will go through the right most bore to keep us together. If you get separated at the toll booth, take your time, radio ahead, and rendezvous in White Marsh Ikea. Once we arrive there, we will wait for everyone to assemble. Once gathered, we will depart again. Estimated time of arrival at Cal Ripken Stadium is about 9:00-9:15 am.


I was going to see if people that didnt want to go to Hunt Valley wanted to caravan from Tysons to White Marsh or College Park.

I am willing to leave with people from Tysons 2 at 6:45 as I was going to College Park Ikea to began with.
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sapleas001
08-21-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm willing to do tysons 2. The bigger group the more fun. Hey also this is my first caravan, i've seen people talking about getting a 2 way radio. Any recommendation which one to buy?

boramkiv
08-21-2012, 06:02 PM
I'm leaving Chesapeake around 2:45 in the morning so I can be at Tysons Corner by 6.
I'll probably be making that trip alone, but to meet up with you guys will be an honor.
Nothing like a caravan entrance to the show!:grouphug:
I'm guessing its the huge parking lot?

sapleas001
08-21-2012, 06:44 PM
I'm leaving Chesapeake around 2:45 in the morning so I can be at Tysons Corner by 6.
I'll probably be making that trip alone, but to meet up with you guys will be an honor.
Nothing like a caravan entrance to the show!:grouphug:
I'm guessing its the huge parking lot?
Hey boramkiv im leaving richmond like 330-4. If you are coming through richmond can i follow you up?

boramkiv
08-21-2012, 06:55 PM
Hey boramkiv im leaving richmond like 330-4. If you are coming through richmond can i follow you up?

HECK YEA!!! PM me a spot to meet you at around 3-4ish AM
as to not confuse it with this thread. If anyone else in the Richmond area
wants to be in that area at that time we will post.
The only thing better than a BMW is two BMW's.

DJRetro330i
08-21-2012, 09:47 PM
HECK YEA!!! PM me a spot to meet you at around 3-4ish AM
as to not confuse it with this thread. If anyone else in the Richmond area
wants to be in that area at that time we will post.
The only thing better than a BMW is two BMW's.

Sapleas001 amd boramkiv can I join you two? I'm in Manassas, VA and am flying solo so I'd love to meet up with some people and drive up

sapleas001
08-22-2012, 02:44 AM
Sapleas001 amd boramkiv can I join you two? I'm in Manassas, VA and am flying solo so I'd love to meet up with some people and drive up

There is no problem with me. Pm for a meeting place

Big Rob
08-22-2012, 08:34 AM
I would love to join. I am rolling solo as well. I will probably meet with the Rockville group. Can't Wait!

georgept
08-22-2012, 08:48 AM
Sapleas , Big Rob , Djretro, boramkiv , I would love to join , the more the merrier , pm time and place , I'll be there

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dman229
08-22-2012, 09:06 AM
I would love to join up ! I will be coming from Charlottesville and the Rockville meetup sounds good.

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08-22-2012, 09:09 AM
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Also about the schedule it doesn't open til 10 so should we bump it down an hour?

I agree even 1/2 hour ??

DJRetro330i
08-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Sapleas , Big Rob , Djretro, boramkiv , I would love to join , the more the merrier , pm time and place , I'll be there

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Dman229, big rob, and Georgept...where are you three coming from? I will try and find a good meetup spot

Big Rob
08-22-2012, 09:46 AM
I noticed that they mentioned the Toys R Us on the Pike at 6:30/6:45 last year. It would be nice to meet there then join the larger caravan at the College Park IKEA. This will be my first caravan, so I want to get the full experience. Also, I'm not from the area, so I would not be a great organizer for this ride.

DJRetro330i
08-22-2012, 09:51 AM
I noticed that they mentioned the Toys R Us on the Pike at 6:30/6:45 last year. It would be nice to meet there then join the larger caravan at the College Park IKEA. This will be my first caravan, so I want to get the full experience. Also, I'm not from the area, so I would not be a great organizer for this ride.

Ok well I'm meeting up with a couple guys coming from Richmond then we are meeting with the large group at Tyson's Corner. After that I believe we are headed to the College Park Ikea but im waiting for the details.

dman229
08-22-2012, 09:55 AM
I am from Charlottesville, VA. I will be coming up us29 then to I66

Previous threads show there is a group meeting in Rockville ?

DJRetro330i
08-22-2012, 09:57 AM
I am from Charlottesville, VA. I will be coming up us29 then to I66

Previous threads show there is a group meeting in Rockville ?

I think we are gonna try and meet somewhere on I95 since they are coming from Richmond. Check your PM.

bmuum3
08-22-2012, 10:44 AM
Okay. I'll take the lead one this. Let me know if you have any questions. Changed the meeting spot to not get confused with the other group meeting in Tysons going somewhere different.

Caravan leaving from Tysons:
1. Bmuum3 - Falls Church
2. Big Rob - DC
3. Georgept - Arlington
4. Dman229 - ?
5. DJRetro330i - Manassas
6. Sepleas001 - Richmond
7. Boramkiv - Chesapeake
8. S 6ix - Herndon

Everyone get to next to Lord and Taylor in Tysons at 6:30. We will hangout for 15 mins waiting for everyone to show up. At 6:45 we will depart Tysons Corner and head to College Park Ikea to meet up with the bigger group. If you get to Tysons and we are not there you can either head straight to College Park Ikea and try and catch up or if your really late just head straight to White Marsh Ikea.

If you guys want to meet up with each other and come to Tysons, i'll leave that to you all do discuss amongst yourselves.

Here is where we will meet in Tysons. Look for me, Ill be in a lowered E36 M3 sedan with AC Schnitzer wheels
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb346/dadspictures2011/TysonsMeetupspot.jpg

If coming from 495
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb346/dadspictures2011/Comingfrom495.jpg

Here is the route from Tysons to College Park Ikea.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb346/dadspictures2011/RoutetoCP-1.jpg

Here is the facebook event just to keep up with if you have questions once we get to College Park.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/157018224406916/

There is also another group meeting up at Tysons who are heading to Hunt Valley to meet up with their Cars and Coffee group, but we should be gone right when they start rolling in.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723055&page=1

DJRetro330i
08-22-2012, 10:50 AM
Okay. I'll take the lead one this. Let me know if you have any questions.

Caravan leaving from Tysons:
1. Bmuum3 - Falls Church
2. Big Rob - DC
3. Georgept - Arlington
4. Dman229 - ?
5. DJRetro330i - Manassas
6. Sepleas001 - Richmond
7. Boramkiv - Chesapeake
8. S 6ix - Herndon

Everyone get to Maggiano's in Tysons at 6:30. We will hangout for 15 mins waiting for everyone to show up. At 6:45 we will depart Tysons Corner and head to College Park Ikea to meet up with the bigger group. If you get to Tysons and we are not there you can either head straight to College Park Ikea and try and catch up or if your really late just head straight to White Marsh Ikea.

If you guys want to meet up with each other and come to Tysons, i'll leave that to you all do discuss amongst yourselves.

Here is where we will meet in Tysons. Look for me, Ill be in a lowered E36 M3 sedan with AC Schnitzer wheels
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb346/dadspictures2011/CheesecakeFactorymeetupspot.jpg

Here is the route from Tysons to College Park Ikea.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb346/dadspictures2011/RoutetoCP.jpg

Here is the facebook event just to keep up with if you have questions once we get to College Park.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/157018224406916/

There is also another group meeting up at Tysons who are heading to Hunt Valley to meet up with their Cars and Coffee group, but we should be gone right when they start rolling in.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723055&page=1

I don't know about you guys but I'm hype for all this lol

bmuum3
08-22-2012, 11:20 AM
Everyone I am making a new thread. Check there!!!:thumbup:

DJRetro330i
08-22-2012, 11:21 AM
Everyone i am making a new thread. Check there!!!

What's the new thread called?

MPact3
08-28-2012, 10:34 AM
Anyone going to ///Mpact on September 15th in Baltimore?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrHwrX1HhBA

Big Rob
08-28-2012, 11:44 AM
I plan to attend. I missed the last caravan to Bimmerfest due to having last minute work installed in the vehicle (Orion V4 angel eyes). I am definitely excited about the upcoming show in a couple of weeks as I missed the total experience on the first go round. I can meet whenever and where ever!