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Bimmerfest 2009 Santa Barbara, CA sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks
The 10th annual Bimmerfest show in Santa Barbara, CA will be held on May 2, 2009 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:11 PM
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yea i checked out your garage lovely car!
Haha ty Next Bimmerfest il have a different car I think.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:34 PM
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I got chewed out by an asian copm and his chicl partner cop at motel 6 twice. First i was out side with aren and gary relaxing with a beer and they come up and start tellin gus about open container ****. as i started walking away the asian cop asks how old are you( casue i look like im 18 lol) so i told him im 22 u want to see my ID and hes like no. I told him have a good night and :went to my room. a couple min later i wanted a cig so right as i open my hotel room door the same cop was walking by and started yelliing at me again " didnt i tell u to stay in your room!!" and im like i just wanted to have a cig not noticing the beer in my hand. he started trying to scare me by telling me he would arrest me so i was just like ok sorry man i just wanted a cig and he kept on going about somethin gi dont know and finally left. when he left i gave him a nice wave goodbye with my middle finger. ass hole cops. and honedtly the guy looked like he had just gotten out of the acadamy. oh well...


who actually got arrested????
I was there with with you Jesse and Gary, i had the black M3 that was revving in an attempt to wake up NorCal.

It was pathetic how those pigs acted, all pumped up like they were on roids. Loved it when you offered to show them ID after asking your age. This is what im talking about, the SB cops are so protected that they dont care who they mouth off to. And they wonder why more officer related shootings are happening around the country.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:36 AM
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I got no front plate and smog reffed. Not bad for my first bimmer fest, maybe it was because i wasn't driving a bimmer?
were u driving a 240sx ?
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:46 AM
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oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?
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oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?
LOL. Yeah, it's stupid. But if you get a common color, it might just work...
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oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?
I like the way you think.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:39 AM
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LOL. Yeah, it's stupid. But if you get a common color, it might just work...
yea haha thats wat i was thinking, white , silver , black ... pretty easy to blend in.
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oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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ill ask my cousin he was the camera man....hes wouldnt let me upload all of his pics to my computer
Yo Farhod. Here's another of you driving by and my friend in the silver 540i.


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Old 05-07-2009, 04:48 PM
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wow.. kinda makes me glad i didnt attend this year.. sounds like the event was simply a frenzy day for the CHP to come out and write fix it tickets for what ever they can find... that kinda puts a damper on what is suppose to be a fun day to come out and show off your ride.

I can understand the police writting up tickets for speeding, wreckless driving, etc... but from all the tickets that I am seeing here... tint, no front license, blacked out lights, etc... wow..

makes me think twice about attending events because of CHP...
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:13 PM
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I just look at as 2000+ more cars driving through their zones......bound to be more exposure to the ones passing through.

I got pulled over too.......its just a numbers game. At some point yours is up !

Maybe I was lucky and only met the nice ones.................
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:23 PM
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I just look at as 2000+ more cars driving through their zones......bound to be more exposure to the ones passing through.

I got pulled over too.......its just a numbers game. At some point yours is up !

Maybe I was lucky and only met the nice ones.................
Well put!

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:22 AM
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I was cruising with traffic in one of the right lanes coming down the hill into ventura when I was pulled over doing less than 80mph.

The officer told me right away that he got me doing 90mph. He then walked up to the front of my car to see that I had no front plate and he also noticed my tint.

I looked at him in awe and said something like "I was moving with traffic staying in the same lane, are you sure you got me doing 90?"

He asked about my front plate and I told him that I had taken it off to attend the Fest. I shot the **** with him a bit to try to get him to let me go.

It kind of worked because he gave me a ticket for going 74 in a 65 so Im in the lower bracket but damn these tickets are expensive.

I am going to fight the ticket with a statement of facts. Works great!

Definitely not a good way to start my day.
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$174 for no front plate ... that's *****up ... anybody got the letter back from SB COURT??
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I'm not sure how he could have paced me - if he did he was several cars behind me with at least 2 cars in between us (there was a car travellling with me driving behind me). If I was speeding and there were cars between us not speeding, how did he pace me and stay behind them?

I know another CHP officer, so I'm trying to get a better understanding of what my chances might be if I fought it.
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Pickup "Fight your ticket and win in California" and/or go to http://www.ticketassassin.com/whyfight.html and learn about the process if you don't know it already.

Informal Discovery Request to get photo copies of the front and back of the citation, his notes and additional "evidence" will be on the back.

Trial by Written Declaration. Officers do not get paid extra for doing paperwork like they do for appearing in court. I read there's a 30% chance they will not submit the paperwork for a TbWD. I did one of these last fall, officer did not respond, case dismissed.

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^^interesting
It is, and it's all about working the system. However, I don't think this will work on a fix-it ticket for no front plate, tint, etc. Based on the fine you were given, this is not your first offense? I'm not sure you can fight these kinds of tickets, but if you can, I wouldn't spend much time on it. Plead not guilty, request a TBD, and submit it with one statement of fact "I didn't do anything wrong." This is like throwing a $100 bill down on the roulette table as you walk by. You take your chances and see what happens. You're gambling that the LEO won't submit his side of the paperwork.

I believe if you support ticketassassin there is a downloads section where you can find the forms and examples for certain cites. Speeding is the most common, and I doubt they vary much from person to person. For $25, I'd support the guy and use the examples. The book costs about that and is an equally good resource.

Some of the forms you need are available here: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/
Select Traffic Infractions and you'll see the list. Not included is the Informal Discovery request or Proof of Service form, I have Word versions of both, if you're interested, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send them to you. I cannot attach .doc files to this post.

There is a bull**** process to submit the Informal Discovery. Basically someone, other than you, who lives or works in the county where the infraction occurred must mail it and that person needs to complete the Proof of Service form. Most books/resource say to copy the District Attorney's office, but in reality, they will not provide the copies you desire, the citing agency will. I sent to both, certified, return receipt. There is a time limit for them to respond. I received my copies within 2 days of mailing. I'm sure some clerk did it.

It was interesting to see what the LEO chose to write down on the back of my cite. There was nothing supporting his apparent observation of the infraction, it was all about his conversation with my passenger. He chose to write, in large letters, "See you in court!" You see, I asked questions of him because I knew I did not break the law he said I did. I'm glad I did because he gave away a detail that I would not have known otherwise and that was the basis of my case.

Disclaimer. I'm not an attorney and what I've shared is from my personal research and experience only. I learned a lot from this, mostly the system is set up to extort money from you. It has little to do with safety. Most people think they have one option: pay the fine, take the points, live in fear of the next stop. If more people did TBDs, like EVERY person receiving a traffic infraction, the system would be flooded, cops would have a pile of paperwork to wade thru every month, and the chance of them ignoring a large percentage of that would increase. Who wants to do extra work for no extra money? No one!
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I called the SB court ... they told me that the cop checked the wrong box and now I have to go to court so I don't pay the $174 bail amount ...
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haha i wasnt running a front plate OR a rear plate..
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