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Old 05-06-2008, 10:26 PM
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Lightbulb Official Bimmerfest Road Rally May Return for 10th Anniversary Event!

You heard it right! In one of our many meetings with law enforcement, I discussed the possibility of rejuvenating my favorite part of The 'Fest with CHP lieutenants. The good news is that I was given an indication that if it was properly planned, and if we would be willing to pay $ for CHP escorts, the Rally may once again be feasible...



Would anyone care to join us?
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:39 PM
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would they suspend speed enforcements with the escort?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:03 PM
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YES! Bring the OFFICIAL Rally back!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:31 PM
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would they suspend speed enforcements with the escort?

I don't think so...
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:55 AM
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You heard it right! In one of our many meetings with law enforcement, I discussed the possibility of rejuvenating my favorite part of The 'Fest with CHP lieutenants. The good news is that I was given an indication that if it was properly planned, and if we would be willing to pay $ for CHP escorts, the Rally may once again be feasible...



Would anyone care to join us?
I'd be willing to join you -- once I get out of law school hell.

I keep missing the 'Fest by about a week. My last final is tomorrow. Missed 'Fest by five days this time around.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:53 AM
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I would be down for sure.! i always loved that part of the fest, specially seeing hundreds and hundreds of BMW on the side of the road waiting for everyone else.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:02 AM
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:23 AM
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sounds like fun. even though i dont know what it is since this one was my 1st bfest.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:41 AM
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sounds like fun. even though i dont know what it is since this one was my 1st bfest.
From back before Jon made an automotive mistake:



(A drive in the country with 200-300 of your closest friends)
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:40 AM
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From back before Jon made an automotive mistake:



(A drive in the country with 200-300 of your closest friends)
hey that red car was mine circa 2003!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:27 AM
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hey that red car was mine circa 2003!
I remember that - you were mighty proud of that car.
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I'd be down for sure. As long as I'm not working that day
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:49 AM
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that looks bad ass
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:37 AM
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EEEFFFFIN' YEAH! BRING THE RALLY BACK! It has been my favorite part of the fest (with the exception of the last 2)!

These are from 2005's Rally. About 99% of the cars in the pics are all BMWs:






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Very cool Jon! That was always a great way to end the event
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:25 AM
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oh boy can't wait to see the increase in cost for the "official rally"

sounds stupid
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oh boy can't wait to see the increase in cost for the "official rally"

sounds stupid

Lol! It's free.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:39 PM
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Lol! It's free.
I actually think you should charge as a way to discourage lucky579 from joining us.
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Lol! It's free.
I think he was referring to paying the CHP -- and then having that additional cost added to the overall cost of Bimmerfest (admission).

Or maybe not. LOL.

I'm not in touch with a lot of these new Bimmerfesters.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:02 PM
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:36 PM
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those were the days...=)...looking forward to it once more!
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those were the days...=)...looking forward to it once more!
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