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Old 03-01-2006, 11:10 AM
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Bimmerfest Drive (Road Rally)

I just heard a rumor that I want to verify! Will there be an organized drive up 101 and through the mountains as in the previous years? Someone said no.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:17 AM
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:41 AM
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The answer from The Man:

(see following post)
Unfortunately, due to the driving of a few people we have been forced
to eliminate the infamous/notorius Bimmerfest Road Rally from the event.
We had a serious collision occur last year, and I always said that once that
happened I would no longer include a rally in the 'Festivities (God forbid
somebody got hurt at the event). Last year, I saw so many people breaking
the law, so many tickets being written, I just couldn't live with myself if
somebody got killed. My best advice is to join up with one of the caravans
coming to the event.

You can thank the driver of this Estoril Blue E36 M3 for this!





Rumor has it that there may in fact be an "unofficial" road rally following
the event, covering the same route.

I assume no liability for any harm that arises from that!!
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Unfortunately, due to the driving of a few people we have been forced
to eliminate the infamous/notorius Bimmerfest Road Rally from the event.
We had a serious collision occur last year, and I always said that once that
happened I would no longer include a rally in the 'Festivities (God forbid
somebody got hurt at the event). Last year, I saw so many people breaking
the law, so many tickets being written, I just couldn't live with myself if
somebody got killed. My best advice is to join up with one of the caravans
coming to the event.

You can thank the driver of this Estoril Blue E36 M3 for this!





Rumor has it that there may in fact be an "unofficial" road rally following
the event, covering the same route.

I assume no liability for any harm that arises from that!!


omg, doing that next to all those people; what a fktard
I dont blame you at all jon
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You can thank the driver of this Estoril Blue E36 M3 for this!





Rumor has it that there may in fact be an "unofficial" road rally following
the event, covering the same route.

I assume no liability for any harm that arises from that!!
Irresponsible to put it nicely, a dumbass to put it honestly, and like someone said, "what a fktard"
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Irresponsible to put it nicely, a dumbass to put it honestly, and like someone said, "what a fktard"
That guy doesn't deserve to be driving that car! x 100
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:17 PM
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Rumor has it that there may in fact be an "unofficial" road rally following
the event, covering the same route.

I assume no liability for any harm that arises from that!!
Hey! Who was that masked editor?

So unofficially, I may be standing by the side of the road taking unofficial photos of the unofficial road rally again this year? (assuming I feel like doing this for the 3rd year, that is)
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Hey! Who was that masked editor?

So unofficially, I may be standing by the side of the road taking unofficial photos of the unofficial road rally again this year? (assuming I feel like doing this for the 3rd year, that is)

I know nothing.....

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ohhh wow after seeing that video, i gotta say stupidity at it's finest!
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I hate it when a few idiots ruin such a good thing for the rest of the group....I would have enjoyed the Road Rally seeing as I've never been.
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If that move is actually analyzed, the driver was pretty good. It appears to be a really tight space. But still its a public roadway. I will be on a 3800 mile road rally, so I dont need to be participating in any others.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:33 PM
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ohhh wow after seeing that video, i gotta say stupidity at it's finest!
There was so much more to it that isn't clear in the video. There was a major cluster fcuk of cars under the freeway and a fifth wheel the size of a big rig in there at some point. I was really glad I go to the meeting point early and had a safe spot up on the entrance ramp shoulder.

I tried to leave a "thank you" at the guy's myspace, but it won't let non-members do that. Too bad!
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I don't believe the donuts were appropriate for the situation, but this guy did not cause people to get into accidents nor was he the reason for people getting tickets.

I do hope that some sort of unofficial road rally takes place because if it doesn't then a mass exodus can be expected of people getting their fill of bimmerfest and leaving early. The road full of BMWs during the rally would be nice, but if it turns out to be in smaller numbers than at least a faster pace can be expected.
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I don't believe the donuts were appropriate for the situation, but this guy did not cause people to get into accidents nor was he the reason for people getting tickets.
It wasn't just him. I can think of a white 6 and some others. It was getting too dangerous.

The chances of a attendee organized rally are good (i've already heard plans being made), but it is in no way sanctioned or supported by Bimmerfest.
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Just found these again; the other primary reason for eliminating the Road Rally (this accident occurred at the Hwy 101/154 interchange:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...54&postcount=5

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...56&postcount=6



I should also post all of the pics of people getting ticketed for driving
crazy (e.g. the Alpine White 645). If you browse the forum from last
year, there are many examples to see.

I wish that everyone could be mindful of the conseqences...
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So that we are clear!!!

So that we are clear I am not the driver of this M3. I'm just the guy that took the photos if you want to run the plates and call the cops or what ever I still have the high res photos and I will send them to you upon request. My e-mail is plyround@gmail.com and you can also check my myspace account at www.myspace.com/playround

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If that move is actually analyzed, the driver was pretty good. It appears to be a really tight space. But still its a public roadway. I will be on a 3800 mile road rally, so I dont need to be participating in any others.
There are alot of times where that M3 almost made contact, granted he didn't. But look at how he lost control when he was comming around the cornor (totaly over shot the turn)
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Should seperate the rally into the conservative group and the more out going group that way people aren't whining and complaining about others. In Germany driving 100+ MPH is normal on the highway while in California some people may consider you a crazy reckless driver for doing that. Two different points of view from different people who view things differently.
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You can thank the driver of this Estoril Blue E36 M3 for this!





Rumor has it that there may in fact be an "unofficial" road rally following
the event, covering the same route.

I assume no liability for any harm that arises from that!!
Jon, I understand your concern on this. Do you see how close he came to hitting me in that video? Litteraly at that second my first reaction was to pop it in reverse, he was about 3 feet from my bumper. My second thought was, there goes next years rally.
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Somebody she keep an eye out for an Estoril Blue M3 with
that license plate number at the event.

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Should seperate the rally into the conservative group and the more out going group that way people aren't whining and complaining about others. In Germany driving 100+ MPH is normal on the highway while in California some people may consider you a crazy reckless driver for doing that. Two different points of view from different people who view things differently.
Having just driven in Germany this past week, you are correct, however, in Germany the fast lane is used for passing, thus the fast lane is always clear (unless you hit the big cities were traffic jams are common). It is also illegal to use a cell phone, and no one is allowed to eat or drink while driving, etc.
To top it all off, you need to cough up approximately $3500.00 to get a drivers license, pass a rigourous test and so on. In the US, driver licenses are given away to anyone who can walk. I work for a Japanese company here in the US, and it is absurd how quickly some of our Japanese colleagues get driver licenses (these are people that have never driven a car in Japan). Furthermore, to cruise at 100MPH here in the US you have to weave in and out of traffic. Granted I have been guilty of doing so now in the past, I really can't agree with you that cruising at 100MPH is safe.
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It may be safe if you drive a machine built for such a task, ie a 5 or 7 , and in germany the environment permits such a scenario. however there is almost no place in the us which it is legal and or safe. (wasnt there no speed limit in montana a few years back)
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