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Old 09-05-2006, 01:30 AM
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I just booked my room at the Ramada.

Secured the nights of 4 and 5 May. Is this too early to be getting excited about the next 'Fest?
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Not at all. I'll wait for Keith to make his arrangements with the GM there before I reserve, though.
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Not at all. I'll wait for Keith to make his arrangements with the GM there before I reserve, though.
is there usualy a group buy there?
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I don't think we got any discount over the Internet rates last year. Heck, this year they'll probably tack on a surcharge for property damage, if anything..
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I don't think we got any discount over the Internet rates last year. Heck, this year they'll probably tack on a surcharge for property damage, if anything..
Yeah, I kind of didn't want to mention anything about being there for bimmerfest just in case. HOpefully whoever did that won't be back or will at least have matured.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:04 PM
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Not at all. I'll wait for Keith to make his arrangements with the GM there before I reserve, though.
I booked my reservation today.
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I booked my reservation today.
Me too.
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I booked my reservation today.
So what rate did you get?
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Booked ours today

At the Lemon Tree, $149 /night (+12% tax). Probably not the most luxurious(it has wifi!), but the Crocodile Bar & Restaurant is killer. Crawling distance to the room.

Things NOT to forget this year:
1. Camera
2. Walkie Talkie
3. Laptop
4. Sunblock
5. Chair
6. Put my front plate back on for the drive up.

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So what rate did you get?
The rate they forgot to fix before they blocked reservations and fixed the rates
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Secured the nights of 4 and 5 May. Is this too early to be getting excited about the next 'Fest?
No. I booked 2 rooms last week
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Hmmm, I guess you will ignore my email then????
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I see the hype has started already! Maybe I should find a place to stay instead of my car, lol
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Talked to Jed and Penny at the Ramada and they will not reserve it for BF only... and actually they said you better get your rooms NOW... Cinco De Mayo is one of the city's busiest weekends and the hotels will fill even without BF being there.
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Hi guys,

Sounds like Bimmerfest is pretty cool. I have never been west of PA, but i really would like to drive west. Now I know someone going to school in Santa Barbara, CA and I thought it be great to make the trip together with the meet.

But for someone that's totally unfamiliar with CA (and a Norwegian) and Bimmerfest, does anyone have some facts about exactly where it is, what goes on, what exact hotels to use etc.? And tips maybe?

Appreciate it. Hopefully the 528 will make it over.

I need to convince my girlfriend to go with
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Hi guys,

Sounds like Bimmerfest is pretty cool. I have never been west of PA, but i really would like to drive west. Now I know someone going to school in Santa Barbara, CA and I thought it be great to make the trip together with the meet.

But for someone that's totally unfamiliar with CA (and a Norwegian) and Bimmerfest, does anyone have some facts about exactly where it is, what goes on, what exact hotels to use etc.? And tips maybe?

Appreciate it. Hopefully the 528 will make it over.

I need to convince my girlfriend to go with
Well, I've only been to last years but I read about the previous ones.

What seems to be the main hotel for folks is the Ramada Inn. In a nutshell, what happened last year was:
People showed up. A gazillion BMW's took over the parking lot. The hotel has a car wash area and folks were detailing their whips. Lots of people get drunk in the parking lot. Several folks got together and had a caravan out to Santa Barbara. I didn't go but I'm assuming that the group raided State St.
People came back and went to a fast food place across the street from the RI, chatted, drank more, took pix, worshipped each others whips then went back to the RI for several different room parties.

Most everyone I knew woke up w/ a raging hangover and headed to the fair grounds early the next morning where there was lots going on. I pretty much just chilled in one spot w/ some now good friends of mine just b/c walking and I didn't agree w each other at the time, but there was a lot of cars to look at.

That night there was what I understand to be a traditional party at this place called the Elephant Bar. I didn't make it there thanks to a certain so and so who forgot to tell me when they were leaving. Next morning everyone leaves however this is Cinco de Mayo weekend for this coming fest so I would imagine that some folks are going to be doing other stuff or hanging around town for an extra day or so.

5 May is a huge Mexican holiday. From what I've heard from some friends of mine who are going to make the fest, we'll all be needing a bunch of coffee for the mornings and a spare liver or two for the parties there that weekend. I can't fugging wait.
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Well, I've only been to last years but I read about the previous ones.

What seems to be the main hotel for folks is the Ramada Inn. In a nutshell, what happened last year was:
People showed up. A gazillion BMW's took over the parking lot. The hotel has a car wash area and folks were detailing their whips. Lots of people get drunk in the parking lot. Several folks got together and had a caravan out to Santa Barbara. I didn't go but I'm assuming that the group raided State St.
People came back and went to a fast food place across the street from the RI, chatted, drank more, took pix, worshipped each others whips then went back to the RI for several different room parties.

Most everyone I knew woke up w/ a raging hangover and headed to the fair grounds early the next morning where there was lots going on. I pretty much just chilled in one spot w/ some now good friends of mine just b/c walking and I didn't agree w each other at the time, but there was a lot of cars to look at.

That night there was what I understand to be a traditional party at this place called the Elephant Bar. I didn't make it there thanks to a certain so and so who forgot to tell me when they were leaving. Next morning everyone leaves however this is Cinco de Mayo weekend for this coming fest so I would imagine that some folks are going to be doing other stuff or hanging around town for an extra day or so.

5 May is a huge Mexican holiday. From what I've heard from some friends of mine who are going to make the fest, we'll all be needing a bunch of coffee for the mornings and a spare liver or two for the parties there that weekend. I can't fugging wait.
Thanks for your information. Sounds like fun! Drinking, hangovers and carshows sounds like a winning combination, in theory at least
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Thanks for your information. Sounds like fun! Drinking, hangovers and carshows sounds like a winning combination, in theory at least
That is one perspective, but there are some that are there for the cars, friends and "The Drive" to get there.
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That is one perspective, but there are some that are there for the cars, friends and "The Drive" to get there.
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Hilsen til Bimmerfest.

Heia Norge!

I feel more than welcoma already.
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