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Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks
The 11th annual Bimmerfest show in California will be held on May 22, 2010 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA!
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:49 PM
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Some of the pics posted at biummerfest look very ghetto. I am surprised they even let those cars into the show. Or maybe it is not the show I thought it was. Maybe it is just a giant parking fest.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:45 PM
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Used BMW's are now affordable to almost all demographics. It's not an exclusive brand anymore...any kid with 5k can get in to a BMW we all have to live with that now.
KBB and Edmunds value my car at about $1K
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:22 PM
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this was my first (and due to distance may be my last for a while) my only gripe was the split lot. We had some guys get stuck in the other lot and there was no way to get the cars to the right lot to park in the e-21 row. We had several people get frustrated when security refused to let them move a few cars over to the main lot. There needs to be a way to let people regroup after they got split up by several 4 way stops and multiple lanes going to different gates.
Glad to see that you made it! Would've been nice to have met ya. Hopefully you will attend again, in the future.
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Some of the pics posted at biummerfest look very ghetto. I am surprised they even let those cars into the show. Or maybe it is not the show I thought it was. Maybe it is just a giant parking fest.
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incorrect. They may be "affordable to buy" But not to maintain and mod .
Well.. for the average person. As for me it's cheaper for me to maintain any euro car.
+1. BMW's still have a very high barrier to entry, which is maintenance. Any fool can jump into a thousand dollar bmw, but I guarantee if they can't maintain it or pay someone else to maintain it, they'll basically own a large 1:1 scale static display model. The marque's elite status remains.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:23 AM
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+1. BMW's still have a very high barrier to entry, which is maintenance. Any fool can jump into a thousand dollar bmw, but I guarantee if they can't maintain it or pay someone else to maintain it, they'll basically own a large 1:1 scale static display model. The marque's elite status remains.
How much does one have to spend on a a BMW in order to attain "elite" status?
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How much does one have to spend on a a BMW in order to attain "elite" status?
More than a KBB value of $1K
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More than a KBB value of $1K
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I just filled up the tank and increased my car's value by 4%
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+1. BMW's still have a very high barrier to entry, which is maintenance. Any fool can jump into a thousand dollar bmw, but I guarantee if they can't maintain it or pay someone else to maintain it, they'll basically own a large 1:1 scale static display model. The marque's elite status remains.
Right, but what you guys are missing is that these kids (like the ninja turtles mascot) do not maintain their cars. They think changing oil is the only thing to do to their cars, besides adding alligator armrests, and tacky stickers/materials all over their cars. I guarantee their cars drive like piss. It is unfortunate people like that are buying these cars
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Right, but what you guys are missing is that these kids (like the ninja turtles mascot) do not maintain their cars. They think changing oil is the only thing to do to their cars, besides adding alligator armrests, and tacky stickers/materials all over their cars. I guarantee their cars drive like piss. It is unfortunate people like that are buying these cars
Don't forget the airbags...lol
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How much does one have to spend on a a BMW in order to attain "elite" status?
Absolutely nothing except maintenance costs which was my point. I just believe that in the automotive world, BMW's will continue to garner respect regardless of the folks mentioned in this thread.
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hey hey heyyyy there are kids out there [here] who maintain their car just fine thanks you very much!! lol

But I agree 100%

Im sure them 22's were killing the car too. Poor m42
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I don't care what anyone says...that was the best damn $5.00 gourmet pretzel and $9.00 chilly cheese dog ever.

People complained about the prices...it's the same thing at sporting events. Overpriced drinks and food...

You don't go to these events for the food. You go for the cars and the food is just there in case you want some.
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Not to mention the lime-ade

That was deliscious, and heard the lemonade was killer too
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I don't care what anyone says...that was the best damn $5.00 gourmet pretzel and $9.00 chilly cheese dog ever.

People complained about the prices...it's the same thing at sporting events. Overpriced drinks and food...

You don't go to these events for the food. You go for the cars and the food is just there in case you want some.
I dont see how the last few years i was able to get a big ass margarita for $5, though here with so many people they have to charge almost double. If this is the standard, then i would encourage members to bring a grill and some meat next year and sell concessions, undercutting the ridiculous pricing of the vendors. Ill be there selling cigarettes and beers for $5-6 next year.
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There's a mexican place in Agoura Hills called Latigo Kid's. They have bad-ass margaritas there for $5. The food isn't bad either!!!

my friend bought a $9 beer.. lol
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hey hey heyyyy there are kids out there [here] who maintain their car just fine thanks you very much!! lol

But I agree 100%

Im sure them 22's were killing the car too. Poor m42
No kidding that must be the SLOWEST E36 in the world. 318 AUTO convertible with 22" chrome wheels, i'm sure he has 18 k-mart subwoofers/speakers, not to mention a few hundred pounds of vinyl and fiberglass
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How much does one have to spend on a a BMW in order to attain "elite" status?
If ya have to ask?....well you konw?
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Used BMW's are now affordable to almost all demographics. It's not an exclusive brand anymore...any kid with 5k can get in to a BMW we all have to live with that now.
So Ferrari is not exclusive anymore because I can afford this beauty? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...item2307567c07
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All this talk of Bimmerfest was disappointing.

My friend had a great time...in fact. Here is what he said:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/monk-e-...mId=36229159.2
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