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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 11-23-2008, 07:07 PM
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best route from NYC to bimmerfest

hey guys, i want to do something that i normally wouldnt do. go to bimmerfest 2009 and go there all the way from the opposite end, NYC. which route would be the best, for anyone that has done it. the furthest i've went was to PA, i took I78 all the way. thanks! i really look forward to go to you guys on the west coast and with open arms completing my journey!

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Ridg...+Barbara&2s=CA

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Yeaa woo bimmerfest 09 cali bound! You will have a blast with me n malibumafiav! Cali welcomes you with open arms!
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I think you need a few more trips under your belt before you even attempt to drive from New York to California if the farthest you've driven was to Pennsylvania.
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I think you need a few more trips under your belt before you even attempt to drive from New York to California if the farthest you've driven was to Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:26 PM
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I think you need a few more trips under your belt before you even attempt to drive from New York to California if the farthest you've driven was to Pennsylvania.
why, my friend is coming with me. we can split it. sleep a few hours at night and drive off
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according to google...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...75&ie=UTF8&z=4

It missed the showgrounds. Google went the wrong way. It's north and not south of 101
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I think you need a few more trips under your belt before you even attempt to drive from New York to California if the farthest you've driven was to Pennsylvania.


I'm planning to go cross country next year too although during the summer with the family a la Griswolds
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according to google...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...75&ie=UTF8&z=4

It missed the showgrounds. Google went the wrong way. It's north and not south of 101
wouldn't taking the I78 to the I70 be easier? cuts a straighter line

btw, any good hotels by there for me to spend the night? B is closer

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wouldn't taking the I78 to the I70 be easier? cuts a straighter line

btw, any good hotels by there for me to spend the night? B is closer
where in SB ? yea there are alot but id make reservations sooner than later
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Yeah you should make reservations at a near hotel now because they will be all booked soon, now that everyone knows when the fest is.
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fvck that. i'll fly to LAX and grab my uncles m6 and drive over their haha. thats wayyyyy too much driving. the front of my bumper would be SHOT if i drove all the way
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fvck that. i'll fly to LAX and grab my uncles m6 and drive over their haha. thats wayyyyy too much driving. the front of my bumper would be SHOT if i drove all the way
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The farthest I had ever been from Cleveland was NYC (500mi) prior to my moving to San Jose with everything I owned in the back of my car at age 19 (2500 mi).

Go for it!

I suggest taking I-80 all the way to San Francisco and then driving down to Santa Barbara with Keith's BayBimmerz caravan on Friday morning.
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thats wayyyyy too much driving. the front of my bumper would be SHOT if i drove all the way
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I say leave a few days early & plan your route to stop in interesting cities each evening so that you can have good time & leave in the morning with good memories of the night before. Don't go for the most direct route as it will be VERY boring.

This is a PERFECT time to do a cross country trip due to cheaper EVERYTHING!!! Oh - make sure you take out AAA membership also - it will save you a lot of money in hotels/restaurants etc.
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I think you need a few more trips under your belt before you even attempt to drive from New York to California if the farthest you've driven was to Pennsylvania.
Nah, there's nothing difficult about it. It's like driving a short distance, except you keep going. We're not talking about running a mile versus running a marathon here.

+1 on the AAA membership. Make sure yours gets you some free towing!
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Awesome. I second using the 80 and joining the bay area caravan. Also, there is NOTHING in Wyoming. Last time I went through Wyoming, I saw 1 cop the entire time. We pretty much had our Yukon XL riding the governor at 100 mph the entire time through that state, lol. Although, that was mostly on the 90 and 25, dunno how desolate the 80 is through WY.
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Second Wyoming being boring. Christ. There's a reason their license plates have only 5 digits or something on them. NOBODY lives there. I'm not crapping on the state itself, just the lack of people. The scenery is simply tremendous, stunning even along the Interstate (I-80). But there are NO places to stop, period.

If you *do* make the drive, don't wash your car the entire time until after the 'fest. It would stand out more and draw attention to your NY plates and trip. No matter what you drive or how many hours you spend polishing it, there will always be something nicer and cleaner. If you just drove it across country you have no shot of winning that little battle anyway. Making a trip to spend time with cool people who just really dig cars, *that's* what's cool about bimmerfest, so that's what your bug-splattered ride would say about you.

It's the exact opposite of what trailered and sponsored show cars from thousands of miles say about why they're there... $$$
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updated route, will meet a fellow fester SlimKlim from VA in Ohio and resume trip

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me and jake are gonna break the record lol....we will do it in 30 hrs.....does anyone know the channels the cops use on the cb, that would be helpful. every state would even be much better
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me and jake are gonna break the record lol....we will do it in 30 hrs.....does anyone know the channels the cops use on the cb, that would be helpful. every state would even be much better
CHP uses 42mhz radios... you'd need a digital scanner in some states... there's plenty of info on this elsewhere .
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CHP uses 42mhz radios... you'd need a digital scanner in some states... there's plenty of info on this elsewhere .
+1 on the scanner. I have a Uniden 396 that I take with me everywhere. Go visit one of the scanner forums like radioreference.com for more info.
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+1 on the scanner. I have a Uniden 396 that I take with me everywhere. Go visit one of the scanner forums like radioreference.com for more info.
Yup, Kris told me about it on aim.

hey howitzer. do you have a scanner?
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