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Old 05-07-2007, 10:11 PM
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NP...Naa I didn't go on the drive. We had a canopy a few feet away from your car. You had just pulled up (it was later in the day) when I saw it. Your wheels are SICK!!
Oh I remember, next to the lwrence e36 car or w/e.
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Honestly, what did you expect. It is unofficial so its hard to get the word out because of it being unofficial. Rallys are fun, but there is only a hand full of people who get into them. I would of done it if i could of made the drive to Bimmerfest. I would think a small unofficial rally would of been ideal like it was.

a bunch of cars usually ends up with a big problem.
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Oh I remember, next to the lwrence e36 car or w/e.
Haha, yup, that was us
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:16 AM
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This was my first Bimmerfest and I was dieing to go on a cruise with everyone so I could get some nice cruising videos/pics. I'm totally down for a more organized rally for next year!
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Maybe I could get in touch with the coordinator of that drive and get some advice!
COOL...yeah, if you can get some ideas from them, that would be great. It's good that we're getting this started, so that we can plan ahead and get everything sorted out.

We can't let the rally die!
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About 42 seconds into it some asshead does a burnout and comes dangerously close to other cars and the camera man. This kinda stuff is what spoils the rally and is why it is no longer official.

Rather than exemplifying cool and class, people feel the need to make idiots of themselves instead. That isn't very "Bimmerfest" to me.
I believe that clip is from last year...
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:30 AM
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Honestly, what did you expect. It is unofficial so its hard to get the word out because of it being unofficial. Rallys are fun, but there is only a hand full of people who get into them. I would of done it if i could of made the drive to Bimmerfest. I would think a small unofficial rally would of been ideal like it was.

a bunch of cars usually ends up with a big problem.
hey ummm, your sig.. i saw the car. it was in the back of the main lot towards the gate. black e36 m3.
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a bunch of cars usually ends up with a big problem.
Not really. It just makes for some REALLY cool shots Lol, Just kidding...it does have it's problems. I must say that the rally in 2005 was pretty sweet and had a GREAT turnout. Then again, that's when all the problems started
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:49 AM
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I pass by and saw a few cars. Was going to join but was too tired. 4 hours to get home.
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How much does it cost to have that thing flying for an hour? Can't be cheap.
i'd guess maintenance probably costs between $3000 to $5000 per flight hour...
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i'd guess maintenance probably costs between $3000 to $5000 per flight hour...
Meh, you're probably wrong. I know someone that has a helicopter fairly similar (he has a Bell 206) and it costs him around $1,500/hr including fuel/maintnence reserve.

Idk...I think having a helicopter there was a bit overkill if you ask me.
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Meh, you're probably wrong. I know someone that has a helicopter fairly similar (he has a Bell 206) and it costs him around $1,500/hr including fuel/maintnence reserve.

Idk...I think having a helicopter there was a bit overkill if you ask me.
It was totally stupid... correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they issued a single ticket to any of the drivers in the road rally.
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Sorry about the CHiPs!!

CHiPs have a way of just naturally being a buzz kill!!!

Thanks though for you guys on the north 154 rally, since you guys totally distracted the cops from me and my two buddys with our OWN unofficial rally going the opposite direction! for how fast we both we going when we passed, I seriously had no idea who i saw!!!!!!!! Hope no one got pulled, and LONG LIVE THE SF BAY AREA CRUISES!!!!! ! oh and SHA when you read this, where the hell are you now?????????? r we meeting up yet ??????
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For those of you who live for the drive please take a moment consider this idea...
What if we were to make a change to the traditional rally? suppose we make something more of it. Me and a few friends have been thinking, what if we organized a "Poker-Run" around California? For those of you who dont know, a "Poker-Run" is a point-to-point rally with 5 stop points, at each stop you recieve a card. when you reach the 5th and final main stop you will have a poker hand and the person with the best hand of course gets a reward. I would be willing to bet that if we spread word of something like this everybody would be interested thus giving us a grand turnout of participants and I'm sure we could easily attain sponsorship.
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For those of you who live for the drive please take a moment consider this idea...
What if we were to make a change to the traditional rally? suppose we make something more of it. Me and a few friends have been thinking, what if we organized a "Poker-Run" around California? For those of you who dont know, a "Poker-Run" is a point-to-point rally with 5 stop points, at each stop you recieve a card. when you reach the 5th and final main stop you will have a poker hand and the person with the best hand of course gets a reward. I would be willing to bet that if we spread word of something like this everybody would be interested thus giving us a grand turnout of participants and I'm sure we could easily attain sponsorship.

I'd be down if I have the money Is it more "gumball" style or would this one actually be legal? I'd be defenatly down if it's legal...I'd have to think about it if it involved high speeds

I still want a bimmefest rally though.
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I'd be down if I have the money Is it more "gumball" style or would this one actually be legal? I'd be defenatly down if it's legal...I'd have to think about it if it involved high speeds

I still want a bimmefest rally though.
yeah im talking a rally where its more than just a drive. a "poker-run" isn't a race or anything of the sort, its more of a point to point rally with an objective to it. your time of arrival at each stop will in no way have an affect on your complete hand or odds of winning, which in turn means even if you are the first car at each stop you still have the same odds of winning as the guy who get to each stop last because cards are given at random and are concealed in envelopes until you reach the final stop, where you will surrender your cards to non-participants who will take note of you and other participants hands. if you are interested, as soon as i finish debating how i want to go about organizing this i'd be glad to send you more details if you wish.
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might things work out better if the rally supported some kind of charitable event, say blood drive, or drive for cancer, something along those lines? having a red cross plaque in the window would be a dead give away for the rally vehicles, and it would probably be easier to get a police escort, i realize that nobody wants the police there, but it might help things run a little smoother
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:14 AM
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It was totally stupid... correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they issued a single ticket to any of the drivers in the road rally.

Currently, the CHP patrol fleet consists of 15 airplanes and 14 helicopters with more to come this year.

If you think the helicopter was up strictly because of Bimmerfest you are wrong. They are used in everything from search and rescue, to medevacs, to officer air support, but not too much traffic.

Operating costs for the helicopter I estimate to be between $1,200 and $1,400 per hour, including fuel.

And there were tickets issued during the rally.
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we drove together to the speedway in bryan

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we went to the texas motor speedway with a group form houston. It was a 75 trip to bryan and it was fun.
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me driving on the race track

here you go watch me on the track.
I was driving as fast as 110 miles per hour and drove the corners and turns at about 60.

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The SESF 2007 had a nice caravan. We drove from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, TN via some interstate, some local roads, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Since there were 80 cars, we were split in 2 groups of 40. We had a police block to exit the hotel staging area as a group and only 2 traffic lights the whole 2 hour drive. Two way radios helped front cars stay in touch with those in the back. There were 2 intermediate stops and a final destination for lunch. The lead car stayed at the speed limit and everyone behind behaved.
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Very nice pics and I bet a nice day too. We also had radios but not as many cars. Post when you have another one and I might run up that way.
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Very nice pics and I bet a nice day too. We also had radios but not as many cars. Post when you have another one and I might run up that way.
Check out the Dragon Slayers thread in the 6er forum http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=212841. It won't be as big but its in the same area. We'll likely have folks from New Jersey, Florida, & Mississippi. Might as well add Texas.
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