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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 AM
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I'm new to the boards here but I can definitely vouch for Yellowstone and the entire surounding area. My wife is from Idaho Falls, Id and we go back annually to visit her parents. While we are there we always make time to go up to yellowstone and Jackson Hole for a day. Absolutely love it there. Mid June still isn't to bad crowd wise. Last year there was still a lot of snow on the ground on the southern end of the park. None in the roads though.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
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June was picked to beat the major crowds. Weather is always random there as it snows in July. Feel free to spread the word to the regional car clubs near you.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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So I had a member on one of the forums about this event offer to make decals. Below is a sample of the decals that would be available for the drive.

Not sure if we will do pick your number or assign a number. So far most people seem to want a decal number.

If you plan on attending even please make sure to fill out the Google form so i can start getting a better idea of numbers when i call the hotels towards the beginning of the year.







Please feel free to email you regional Euro car clubs to see if more people would be interested. I plan on inviting the CA Euro car marks that I know of.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 AM
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Here is another possible idea for a decal.



These are to be the friction type decal so you can remove it once done. These are optional if people want to do them. Let me know which one you like.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:02 AM
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I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

So far, if everyone who has filled out the form can attend we have 23 cars and 41 people. Not too bad for a completely underground organized event. Maybe we can get enough cars and people to take over the town HAHA.

Tell your friends about the event and if you can reach out to your local and regional Euro car clubs to see if they have any members interested.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:52 AM
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A question came up if you need to attend the whole event.

Answers is NO. If you can only make half the event or only want to do half the event you can still attend. I am not holding anyone to the fire so you are welcome to come and go as you please. I will have some scheduled actives (group shots, drive areas, other being planned) that I would hope you attend but if you do not, I am not going to hunt you down ;-)
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:10 AM
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I am still getting people singing up =) great to see all the eclectic mix of Euro cars that will hopefully be in attendance.

I am working with the West Yellowstone chamber of commerce on some special events activities while we are there. I also have a call into the National Park Service to see about arranging a special photo shoot inside the park. Navigating the red tape at the moment but hopeful i can pull it off.

Remember to email friends and contact your local Euro car clubs to let them know about this event. For a forum / underground created event, it is growing rather nicely. =)
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:18 PM
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Looks like the world did not end on the 21st as predicted.

The event is still on and a email with hotel information and additional details has been sent to all those who filled out the Google doc. If you want the info and are planning on attending, please fill out the google doc and I will send you the info.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...eW9RcFlhQUE6MQ

Have a safe new years.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:37 PM
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I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. Look forward to seeing some of you in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Hopefully we will have a great event.

or those who have filled out the Google doc, you should have gotten an email with the hotels rates. Additionally there is a link to a website to order the stack decals for your car. If you did not get this email please let me know.

A few people have already ordered the decals so there are a few numbers less to pick from. I realized I never said you get to pick your car number if you order the decals.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:54 PM
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Just a FYI, For those who signed up on the Google form, I sent a email a while back with a webpage on how to order decals. I have updated the page with a desired car number field. No Promises yo will get that number so please have a few choices. You can do all numbers ( 00-99 ) or letter and number ( A0 )

Please email VS PM as I am not on some of these forums very often. norcal.drivers@gmail.com
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:10 PM
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A reminder to those who have received the hotel info to call in sooner than later. We have currently 77 cars signed up. Not to shabby.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:22 PM
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I sent an email to those who sided up with details on some rental car options. If you did not get this email please check spam as I used the Mail Chimp service to make the email pretty and easier for me to send the details of the event.

As this is a Euro car road trip I looked into what Euro cars were available. I was able to get rates on some BMWs and Mercedes for those who want to do the trip but not in their car. The cost is about $100 a day which normally is between $125-$165.

I was also able to get leads on a few Porsche's for rent but you would have to go to LA and drive with the people coming from there. For the whole week would be about $2400.

There are some Mercedes SUVs I was able to have for rent for those who want to fly and meet us on the way.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:53 AM
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Just a update to remember to reserve your room if you are thinking of going. You can always cancel 72 hours before check in. So if you plan on going make sure to at least hold your room. Details on room rates were mailed to those that signed up on the Google doc.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 PM
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For those who are somewhat interested in going, make sure to reserve your room sooner than later. If you have not received the email with hotel information please email or pm me.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 PM
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Just a bump to make sure people know about it as well as are paying attention.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:31 PM
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M3Dragon, this looks like a very cool trip! I want to go visit my brother in Montana via Yellowstone form So Cal, about 1300 miles one way. I am not sure I would make this trip, but you never know (about to be furloughed), but that may be a good reason to get away. On my way north soon and if weather permits, through Yosemite and the twisties I see you are in Sacramento, their are great places to drive there too. Hwy 49 and the back hills? Little towns? I hope things go well and you get a good turn out. I'll keep checking back.
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M3Dragon, this looks like a very cool trip! I want to go visit my brother in Montana via Yellowstone form So Cal, about 1300 miles one way. I am not sure I would make this trip, but you never know (about to be furloughed), but that may be a good reason to get away. On my way north soon and if weather permits, through Yosemite and the twisties I see you are in Sacramento, their are great places to drive there too. Hwy 49 and the back hills? Little towns? I hope things go well and you get a good turn out. I'll keep checking back.
If you are interested we have been working out with people to relay up to Sacramento and then join us on the drive there. You can do a few days with the group and then go see your brother.

As for driving roads see the drives database http://www.norcaldrivers.com/routes.php, lots os good loops and roads.

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If I work it out I'd do the 4 days then go. Thanks for those driving links, I'll have to take a closer look.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:59 PM
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Just a bump and a update that we crossed the 108 person mark for information request to attend. Not to shabby.

If you signed up and have not gotten the info, please email me directly. norcal.drivers@gmail.com
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We are 76 days away from the event, wow time fly's

For those who are thinking of going, make sure to book your rooms sooner than later.

There are BMW and Mercedes rental cars available for those who do not want to drive their car. Email me for details on rooms and car rentals.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:54 PM
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For kicks I took the time to map out all the people that requested info. This is the caravan routes according to Google for the fastest route there based on ZIPs provided.

If everyone that requested info is able to attend, that will make for a truly continental event. Alaska is winning for furthest traveled as you can see.

If you have questions or have not gotten the last email update, please email direct - norcal.drivers@gmail.com

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April is almost over so that means we are getting close. WOOT
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For those who signed up for information, I just sent out a May update. If you did not get this email please check your SPAM folder for a email from NorCal Drivers.

If you still do not have it please email me at norcal.drivers@gmail.com and I will send it to you directly.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:56 AM
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y u no more south ;__;

I'm just waiting for a texas or arkansas meet.
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