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Bimmerfest 2007: Santa Barbara, CA
Mark it on your calendar, Bimmerfest 2007 will be held on May 5, 2007 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:49 PM
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I personally wasn't aware of this until after the show, but the Best of Show car is currently the featured vehicle on the cover of this month's eurotuner magazine...

Great article, I just read it! Obvious why it beat out the others this year!!



Or check out the build up of that car from start to finish. Really one of the best documented builds I have seen. I've been following it for what seems like years now.

Insane car.

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Old 05-07-2007, 05:44 PM
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The three judges deliberated quite some time. Paul Cain's car could easily have won best modified or best of show, but we felt the best place for it was the classic division, the mindset being when people think of a classic BMW what is the archetypal/prototypical image? A 2002, of course. Paul's was the most outstanding one of those. George Lee's 323i (for those who checked it out) was probably the most radical I've ever seen in 8 years of Bimmerfests, so he got best of show. Best modified division really belongs to the fire-breathing E46 M3s imo. Sorry if I upset anybody with my own judging - the primary reason why I usually delegate the responsibility. I knew that no matter what was decided, it'd get questioned. There were many other cars there such as CJ Viola's Reseda Green E21 that should have won a trophy. At least CJ is a good sport, and hopefully doesn't mind as his shelves at home are already loaded with several Battle of the Bimmers trophies.
Jon - Sorry if I came across as being upset. I assure that's not at all the case. I think that Paul's car deserves to win whatever the heck class he decides to enter in. I also think that you and the judges did a fantastic job, as always. However, as a BMW purist I would like to see a completely stock car -- and I mean completely stock -- win the Stock and Classic classes.

As you know, my M6 won the stock class last year (stayed home this year) and it is exactly as it was delivered to me new in 1988.

In any event, I had a great time and look forward to next year.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:35 PM
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Jon - Sorry if I came across as being upset. I assure that's not at all the case.
No, no, I didn't take it that way... Btw, I was looking all over for you just to say hello.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:09 PM
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The three judges deliberated quite some time. Paul Cain's car could easily have won best modified or best of show, but we felt the best place for it was the classic division, the mindset being when people think of a classic BMW what is the archetypal/prototypical image? A 2002, of course. Paul's was the most outstanding one of those. George Lee's 323i (for those who checked it out) was probably the most radical I've ever seen in 8 years of Bimmerfests, so he got best of show. Best modified division really belongs to the fire-breathing E46 M3s imo. Sorry if I upset anybody with my own judging - the primary reason why I usually delegate the responsibility. I knew that no matter what was decided, it'd get questioned. There were many other cars there such as CJ Viola's Reseda Green E21 that should have won a trophy. At least CJ is a good sport, and hopefully doesn't mind as his shelves at home are already loaded with several Battle of the Bimmers trophies.
Thanks for the kind words Jon. Back in 2003 when I won 3rd place for the competition I was honored that I would be considered. I didn't even know the show was a competition and was very surprised I placed.

Bimmerfest to me is not about taking home a trophy or bragging rights. To me it's the community and the great memories that I have, and for the ones that will take place the following year, every year. That's why I go, and I thank you Jon for making this possible.

Every year I go I have no intention or a desire to win. I go there to hang out with people that I now consider very good friends to me. Although winning makes me very proud of my accomplishments with the E21. There are way too many nice cars there that deserve the recognition of their accomplishments and this year the scale of this showed. Every year I see cars that are very well put together and you can tell the level of detail that went into refining the car was not an easy task.

Our group had a discussion on the extremely well built (neither words nor pictures do it justice) twin turbo 02. It should have won in any category hands down. And Ron, I don't know how you do it, you have quite the collection of wonderful old school bimmers.

Congratulations to all the winners, you deserve it!

Kim, you rock, Congrats on 2nd place! And thanks for participating in our Rally

Oh, and Jon, I think I shook your hand in the VIP at Q's, don't know if I said much, but somehow me and another E21'er (Matt from AZ) ended up playing host to a bachelorette party of about 13 females and the night is a little hazy
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:05 AM
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Jon,

Thanks for the trophy. I was taken by surprise. When I volunteered my car for the detail I was told I wouldn't be eligible. I have another rare bird ready for next years b-Fest.

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Old 06-28-2007, 04:10 PM
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Excellent to see all these amazing cars! The winners definately amazing!

After attending the Bimmerfest 2007 I got several requests to write something about it to our BMW Car Club Norway magazine "Fahrfreude". I will certainly try to relay our great experience at Bimmerfest 2007.

And it was my friend Joar that walked away with the furthest travelled trophy. One amazing trophy (now resting in the garage at the embassy here in DC), since he couldn't fit it in his suitcase (check http://wwardho.blogspot.com for our trip to Santa Barbara)

Jon: It was very nice to meet your wife. Did u send her to see if we really was from Norway? hehe If so, that's what I would do too. Say hi and have fun in Norway when you go visit (let me know if I can help you with anything in that regards).
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