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Bimmerfest 2008: Santa Barbara, CA
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:19 PM
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Bimmerfest 2008 damages.....

Well my first bimmerfest was great! we did have a little crash in Denver when we hit a snow storm. Here are some of the pictures I have of the damages.
Pardon my camera, its a video camera so the pictures are not that great.
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Here the car is resting back with some of its family members
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Now, for what you all have been waiting for.... The crash ON VIDEO!

After about 1:10 its just the camera sitting on the ground.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:57 PM
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damn sorry to hear that. looks like you where driving too fast in snow .
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:15 PM
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damn sorry to hear that. looks like you where driving too fast in snow .
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:57 PM
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how are you so calm?
I would've been pissed.
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how are you so calm?
I would've been pissed.
Sounds like maybe hes done it before?
Looks like ehs goin like 60MPH to be honest.

Sorry to see that happen. Hope it all ends out ok.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:28 PM
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sucks dude...glad your ok though.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:13 PM
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Sounds like maybe hes done it before?
Looks like ehs goin like 60MPH to be honest.

Sorry to see that happen. Hope it all ends out ok.
Well my Dad was driving, thats him in the background saying things. I was calm because there is nothing that I can do to stop it (I was behind the camera) Ive been in plenty of situations that are beyond my control, so there is no point in getting all worked up at the time. After the crash I was pissed and sad for my car. We did still make it to the show after the crash though, and it was way worth the drive! I met so many great people there. I will be coming back next year and for each year after that, the car I bring will end up being one of my 88 325iXs though, not as pretty of cars but way better for mountain driving.
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Well my Dad was driving, thats him in the background saying things. I was calm because there is nothing that I can do to stop it (I was behind the camera) Ive been in plenty of situations that are beyond my control, so there is no point in getting all worked up at the time. After the crash I was pissed and sad for my car. We did still make it to the show after the crash though, and it was way worth the drive! I met so many great people there. I will be coming back next year and for each year after that, the car I bring will end up being one of my 88 325iXs though, not as pretty of cars but way better for mountain driving.
Glad your ok.
haha yes the iX always a better choice for that type of driving.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:02 AM
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I saw your car at Bimmerfest, wondering how that happened. Sorry to hear that.
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so your car was the one that looks like it had a samurai slice through the left fender?
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:19 AM
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so your car was the one that looks like it had a samurai slice through the left fender?
hehe, Mountain ninjas in Denver.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:29 PM
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Ouch sorry about the car buddy. But if it makes you feel any better youre not the only one that got in a accident that weekend. I was driving up with the OC caravan and the SD caravan and i got rearened by one of the guys in the SD caravan. It was a total accident but yeah.... So thats my story.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:58 PM
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Ouch sorry about the car buddy. But if it makes you feel any better youre not the only one that got in a accident that weekend. I was driving up with the OC caravan and the SD caravan and i got rearened by one of the guys in the SD caravan. It was a total accident but yeah.... So thats my story.
Dang, seams bimmerfest claims a couple of cars each year...... Maybe I will just bring a tank of some sort next year.... who knows of a military base thats not guarded very well?
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:18 PM
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Dang, seams bimmerfest claims a couple of cars each year...... Maybe I will just bring a tank of some sort next year.... who knows of a military base thats not guarded very well?
Dont know of one but if you find one let me know because ill be taking one next year as well. Ill just put a little M badge on the side somewhere and no one will ever be able to tell the difference!
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:32 PM
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Dont know of one but if you find one let me know because ill be taking one next year as well. Ill just put a little M badge on the side somewhere and no one will ever be able to tell the difference!
I think we might be able to call it a 9 series
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:13 AM
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Dang, seams bimmerfest claims a couple of cars each year...... Maybe I will just bring a tank of some sort next year.... who knows of a military base thats not guarded very well?
just bubble wrap it next year.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:23 AM
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i'm also sorry about what happen to your car good thing you and friend were safe. I ran into a accident my self on the way back to missouri a tornadeo with hail like golf balls so my car has about 30 to 35 golf ball damage to it and i wasn't as calm as you were.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:12 PM
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that blows big time... not only does it feel like slow-motion when it happens to you at the time.. the video really makes it look like slow motion too
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i'm also sorry about what happen to your car good thing you and friend were safe. I ran into a accident my self on the way back to missouri a tornadeo with hail like golf balls so my car has about 30 to 35 golf ball damage to it and i wasn't as calm as you were.
Damn - I didn't realize you drove from so far away.

I love your car - caught a pic of it as you were driving away...



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Old 09-16-2008, 04:16 PM
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Just thought I would update this thread, The car just came back from paint, and is getting put back together now, I am still waiting on a couple of parts to be ordered in from the Dealership

Here are a couple pictures of it in the body shop getting paint.











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Lookin good, Erik. Its gonna look good as new. All ready for another snow storm on next years drive, eh?
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:31 PM
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Lookin good, Erik. Its gonna look good as new. All ready for another snow storm on next years drive, eh?
Oh, lord no, next year, its going to be one (or all ) of the iX cars (4 of them)
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