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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 05-04-2009, 11:59 PM
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How much did you spend at Bimmerfest?

$20 to get in.
$60 on shirts.
$50 or $60 on food and drinks.
$160 on hotel.
$70 on gas.
$2.99 on shoelaces.
$3110.00 est. at the body shop.

On the way home, a car just a little in front of me and to left ran over some kind of debris on hwy 101. (It could have been a tire carcass, or lord knows what...) Since I was surrounded by traffic and it came at me so fast that I had no where to go but over it.

I knew it was going to be bad news as soon as I ran over it. I stopped at the 1st exit and took a quick look and was surprised that it didn't look too bad. (From what I could see in the fading lite and being unable to get under the car.) I tied the lower grill to the bumper skin (with my son's shoe laces) and drove it home thinking the front end and the drivers side fender liner was the main extent of the damage.

Today the car went into the body shop for an estimate. WOW! The debris took out the front bumper cover, several of the brackets that the bumper cover and under-body cowling attaches to, the lower grill, the under body cowling, a big chunk of the cross-member brace, both fender liners, the driver side rocker panel, the under-body covers that protect the fuel line, brake line, and wiring, several various bolts and fasteners, and will likely require an alignment. There's also a big dent in the floor pan beneath the drivers seat. They said they will have to pull the seat, carpet and console out to repair it.

This Z4 is one tough little car. The impact made an ugly noise and it sounded like hell as the debris cleared the underside of the car, but the car drove rock solid during and after the incident. After I tied the front end together, it even drove like a champ the rest of the way home.

Oh well, I really was getting sick of all those chips in the bumper cover.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:23 AM
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bummer...

I paid-
$20 admission
$15 t-shirt
$20 gas

$55 total.

Now on prepping for bimmerfest....

two weeks ago I ran over a semi truck recap that was run over and airborne. I was going 80+ and had no out so I went right over it and destroyed the bumper.




I fixed it myself and in record time! I did all the body work and paint at home in the garage, and I finished at 9pm the night before bimmerfest
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:27 AM
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Wow, that's what I call a quick turn-around. Nice work!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:20 AM
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Hotel: 3 nites = 450.00
Admission = 40.00
T-shirts=30.00
Food and libations=50.00
4 days of Z3 fun in Sunny SB= Priceless
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:37 AM
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gas: approx $30-40
morning danish: $2.00
2 sodas: $3.00
admission: $20.00
Subway: $7.63

not too bad :P
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:12 PM
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Over 800, including hotels, food, admission, beer, gas and one toll fee.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:17 PM
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i pulled out 60 cash.
gas 36

96 bucks.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:24 PM
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Lucky579 warned me about the exorbitant admission fee, I passed
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:15 PM
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9.99 car wash
40.00 gas & red bull
20.00 admission
25.00 breakfast
6.00 + 1.00 tip for beer
101.99 total
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:36 PM
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Lucky579 warned me about the exorbitant admission fee, I passed
Bummer, I was hoping we could mend fences and youd bring some Chronic.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:12 PM
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best guess:
20 admission
50 bevmo
30 e-bar dinner
35 drinks at sharkeez
45 dinner saturday night
200 for my half of hotel for 2 nights
15 t-shirt
70 2 tanks of gas
20 misc food

so at least $485? Better than most years, this is the first year I've been with it enough to share a hotel room
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:22 PM
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Sharing a room would have done wonders for my tab - $415 for the hotel, $68 for food and beverages, I'm guessing $60 for gas, and $20 for the Fest. I ate at Keith's Kooler at the show.

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:47 PM
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People tell me it rained in Norcal the whole time we were gone.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:47 PM
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$60 Gas
$20 Admission
$15 T-shirt
$165 New Parts

Some deals were too good to pass up ha!
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:33 PM
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$40 admission
$20 gas
$15 shirt
$15 liquor

thats about it
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:27 PM
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Yes the roadsters are vacuum cleaners. I have had two run-ins with road debris which have totaled about $6K. The total this trip for me was $40.00 to get in, $50.00 fuel, $29.00 to upgrade to a room with an ocean veiw at Fess Parkers, I got the room free on Hilton points, food $200.00, a shirt for 20.00 and a low profile antenna for $10.00.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:46 PM
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People tell me it rained in Norcal the whole time we were gone.
Go figure! I came home with a sunburn.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:50 PM
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Yes the roadsters are vacuum cleaners. I have had two run-ins with road debris which have totaled about $6K. The total this trip for me was $40.00 to get in, $50.00 fuel, $29.00 to upgrade to a room with an ocean veiw at Fess Parkers, I got the room free on Hilton points, food $200.00, a shirt for 20.00 and a low profile antenna for $10.00.
Yikes, that's not what I wanted to hear. (At least it sounds like I'm on the average )
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:58 PM
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$20 to get in.
$60 on shirts.
$50 or $60 on food and drinks.
$160 on hotel.
$70 on gas.
$2.99 on shoelaces.
$3110.00 est. at the body shop.
Gotcha beat:

$40 to get in
$25 on shirts
$0 on food
$75 on hotel
$60 on gas
$4597 est at the body shop
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:42 PM
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about $40 for gas
$20 to get in
$10 for misc stuff from vendors
about $13 for food?

so $83.. not bad, totally worth it!
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:14 PM
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Gotcha beat:

$40 to get in
$25 on shirts
$0 on food
$75 on hotel
$60 on gas
$4597 est at the body shop
Congratulations! ??? Ouch
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:06 PM
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It will be in the body shop for 2-3 weeks, and I'm driving a red Chevy Impala.
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I'm driving a red Chevy Impala.
You paid a higher price than anyone else...
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You paid a higher price than anyone else...
Soooooo.......I should feel guilty for driving a 07 335i (borrowed from a friend) and leaving my wife stuck with a Impala?

Thinking

thinking

thinking

Nope, I'm good!

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