Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Bimmerfest 2014 > Previous Events > Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks

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!
Sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 02-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Tunaoue Tunaoue is offline
Registered User
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Mein Auto: E12-528i, E24-633CSi
Bravo!

Dear Jon S.,

Bravo!

Your accomplishments with this meet are beyond outstanding; they are World renown and published in every BMW magazine world-wide. The time, effort, and stress from you and those involved are all extremely appreciated. You bring Bimmer aficionados from across the State and the Nation to a common ground to join in with each other. It does not matter where it is located, except that the location be large enough to accommodate the impressive mass of fans who travel to attend.

We are very fortunate to have another such event.

THANK YOU for organizing Bimmerfest.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 02-06-2010, 07:20 PM
Keith's Avatar
Keith Keith is offline
Tamer of the Mighty V8
Location: P-town in SF/Bay Area
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,319
Mein Auto: Black 1995 540i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunaoue View Post
Dear Jon S.,

Bravo!

Your accomplishments with this meet are beyond outstanding; they are World renown and published in every BMW magazine world-wide. The time, effort, and stress from you and those involved are all extremely appreciated. You bring Bimmer aficionados from across the State and the Nation to a common ground to join in with each other. It does not matter where it is located, except that the location be large enough to accommodate the impressive mass of fans who travel to attend.

We are very fortunate to have another such event.

THANK YOU for organizing Bimmerfest.
+1..........

Believe me, I'm as sad as Jon and many others that Bimmerfest had to be moved from the Polo Ground's and has outgrown anything in or around SB. I'm sure the Rose Bowl setting will blow people away. I hope I can make it this year to witness what "the boys" put together for us this year. The whiners have no idea what it takes to put together such a feat. I know what I've put into this for the past, what 10 years. Putting together the caravan, dinner, hotel arrangements etc...., so I can appreciate the hard work Jon, Tim, Mark and others do to put this on, everyone should be thankful they just haven't thrown their hands up in the air and said f*** it, but they step up and make it happen where they can.

My hats off to you Brothers!
__________________
Keith- "The Wheel Repair Guy"
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 02-08-2010, 08:30 AM
Steve in SB Steve in SB is offline
Original Driving Machine
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 183
Mein Auto: 1974 Inka 1802 Touring
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith View Post
+1..........

Believe me, I'm as sad as Jon and many others that Bimmerfest had to be moved from the Polo Ground's and has outgrown anything in or around SB. I'm sure the Rose Bowl setting will blow people away. I hope I can make it this year to witness what "the boys" put together for us this year. The whiners have no idea what it takes to put together such a feat. I know what I've put into this for the past, what 10 years. Putting together the caravan, dinner, hotel arrangements etc...., so I can appreciate the hard work Jon, Tim, Mark and others do to put this on, everyone should be thankful they just haven't thrown their hands up in the air and said f*** it, but they step up and make it happen where they can.

My hats off to you Brothers!
+2 Keith....

You Bay Area guys are still welcome to base your party in SB, it is only a 90 minute caravan to the Rose Bowl, and those of us in the SB area finally get to experience a BMW caravan. In the past, we were "forced" to have to live almost next door the the event. Pasadena is a great town, the Marriott is a great hotel, right in the middle of old town, but I will miss all the great cars cruising state street in SB. Jon and crew deserve kudos for all the efforts to make this happen. It is an almost impossible job to pull this off every year, with every other attendee being an "expert" on how they should do it.

Thanks Jon, and thanks Keith for your continued support.
__________________
Steve


The "original" Ultimate Driving Machine
'76 Inka 2002, Original owner, Old Daily Driver
'74 Inka 1802 Touring, New Daily Driver
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 02-08-2010, 01:02 PM
euroe28m5 euroe28m5 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Newport Beach, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 118
Mein Auto: Euro M5 and an Alpina B9
Nice work, Jon! If people knew how much work it takes to put on even a small event, they would probably stop all of the bitching. I grew up in Pasadena and it is really a nice place. Sometimes hot, but for the most part it's really nice. Plenty of hotels and easy to get to. I will be there with the rest of the So Cal gang, and hopefully quite a few more since it is so close this year. Thanks again for going the extra mile, Jon and making it happen.

Something of this magnatude can't just be thrown together at some shopping center's parking lot.

So, for all of the naysayers, form your opinion AFTER the event, and if you don't like it then put your bitch hat on.....or just don't show up as I know you probably won't be missed anyway!
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 02-08-2010, 01:18 PM
anakbabe anakbabe is offline
Registered User
Location: Seattle
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 75
Mein Auto: BLOWN E46
Thumbs up

Meh... all we hear is negative blah blah blahs... PNW group and I (Vancouver, Seattle & Portland), were also bummed about the event being moved from SB but I dont think we care much where the Venue is being located. The majority of the fun is being out on the road, the Fest and hanging out with fellow bimmerheads anyway.

Pasadena, Vegas, LA etc etc... Jon, point where the future fest is, we'll be there!


Ali
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 02-08-2010, 02:34 PM
thaichi808's Avatar
thaichi808 thaichi808 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: irvine,ca and kaneohe,HI
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 166
Mein Auto: 01 540 touring
Aloha Jon and Bimmerfest staff! Let me start by saying how happy i am to know that Bimmerfest is still going to happen this year! I was a little bummed when i heard that Bimmerfest was being held somewhere other than beautiful Santa Barbara. I love the drive and the charm that SB has to offer. The bottom line for me is that Bimmerfest is still going to happen. I now reside in Orange County and want to let you know that no matter where you decide to have Bimmerfest at...I will be there!

I hope eveyone realizes how hard it is to plan something this big every year and there will always be haters or people who only focus on da negative...cops,bs tickets,weather,distance etc. Bimmerfest will be a huge success Jon and i hope you know that you and da Bimmerfest staffs hard work is very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Pasadena.

aloha,
thaichi808
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 02-08-2010, 03:00 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,195
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
I promise that everyone will be (as us surfers say) stoked by the end of the day on May 22nd.

I am working on the formal/official announcement, and will post it some time this evening...
__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 02-08-2010, 03:01 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,195
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve in SB View Post
+2 Keith....

You Bay Area guys are still welcome to base your party in SB, it is only a 90 minute caravan to the Rose Bowl, and those of us in the SB area finally get to experience a BMW caravan. In the past, we were "forced" to have to live almost next door the the event. Pasadena is a great town, the Marriott is a great hotel, right in the middle of old town, but I will miss all the great cars cruising state street in SB. Jon and crew deserve kudos for all the efforts to make this happen. It is an almost impossible job to pull this off every year, with every other attendee being an "expert" on how they should do it.

Thanks Jon, and thanks Keith for your continued support.

Thanks Steve. You know that I have been jonesing to do the caravan since the very first bimmerfest. Too bad I'll probably be going down on Thursday, though...
__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 02-08-2010, 03:16 PM
t3amfish t3amfish is offline
Registered User
Location: Pleasant Grove UT
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: E36 M3/4/5
so i take it that the San Diego Polo grounds are not going to be even considered... ok
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 02-08-2010, 03:30 PM
zuckuss00 zuckuss00 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 104
Mein Auto: E46 Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon S. View Post
Well, I am not going to throw dirt around. However, after we were told we had a date for 2010 by the Polo Club, they later renigged -- at least for a May date. They suggested that field damage from Bimmerfest 2009 was the proximate cause for a polo pony's injuries during the match that followed the event. Based on that, they wanted to bump us back until Fall (after Polo season), move us to the other smaller and less desirable field, and charge us more.

None of those conditions made sense, so we had to go back to the drawing board. We looked at every option including some paired with race tracks, and we decided that the best Bimmerfest experience for our attendees could be delivered at the historic Rose Bowl.



That's really sad. Like the people who missed last year's amazing event, those spreading all of the negativity in some forums will be missing out on what I believe will be the best Bimmerfest yet. It really disappointments me how people can just be so negative. There is already enough of that around these days. All the more reason to come to The 'Fest.
Understood! We should be thankfull you guys are still going to have the event this year! You host it, we will come! Just hope its not too hot! Maybe concider the Ventura Fair grounds for 2011.....?
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 02-08-2010, 03:56 PM
6 Brit 6 Brit is offline
Location: **** you
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 14,951
Mein Auto: **** you
Quote:
Originally Posted by zuckuss00 View Post
Understood! We should be thankfull you guys are still going to have the event this year! You host it, we will come! Just hope its not too hot! Maybe concider the Ventura Fair grounds for 2011.....?
+1

I could walk since my BMW is stuck in the garage!!
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 02-08-2010, 05:03 PM
William Turner William Turner is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 106
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Quote:
Originally Posted by t3amfish View Post
so i take it that the San Diego Polo grounds are not going to be even considered... ok
Only Jon can tell you if they contacted the SD Polo grounds. Based on my first hand knowledge of the issues with trying to put on dog shows there, I would be shocked if they would consider a car show, and if they would the liability for damage to the grounds they would insist Jon assume would make it a no go.

I am a former member of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club and belong to Dog Clubs in the LA area. I can tell you trying to find venues for events is getting more and more difficult, almost impossible. Polo fields are gorgeous, nice level smooth grass. The socio-economic group that plays polo doesn't want the crowds or the cars with the possibility of damaging the field. And the local residents will complain about the traffic and block issuing a permit for the next time -- if you get one the first time. While the owner/operater of the field may love the idea of the extra income, his bread and butter patrons will inevitably make it "one and done" if at all.

The weather at the Rose Bowl in late May should be fine, but yes it could be hot, it does happen.

I too loved the drive up the coast from LA to SB in my MRoadster ---

Jon, you have a tough job, looks like you are doing everything possible, anyone who fails to have a good time with all those cars, vendors and people, can only blame themselves.

Hang in there buddy.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 02-09-2010, 07:40 PM
TaZaM3 TaZaM3 is offline
Registered User
Location: SoCal
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 29
Send a message via AIM to TaZaM3
Mein Auto: M3
I live 5 min from the rose bowl lol...
__________________
[
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 02-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Jever's Avatar
Jever Jever is offline
call me darkcloud
Location: undisclosed secret location
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 42,924
Send a message via ICQ to Jever Send a message via AIM to Jever Send a message via MSN to Jever Send a message via Yahoo to Jever
Mein Auto: .
Quote:
Originally Posted by zuckuss00 View Post
Understood! We should be thankfull you guys are still going to have the event this year! You host it, we will come! Just hope its not too hot! Maybe concider the Ventura Fair grounds for 2011.....?
Ventura fairgrounds would be nice. I remember meeting up with Jon there during a benz/quasi-exotic show. Lots of room there for sure as well as lots of hotel space. The ocean is nearby as well.

If the show is going to be in the ROse Bowl then I'll try and get in touch with Dakine (jesse) and perhaps some of us can have a Scarantino's meet before or after. Hell, maybe they even do catering now.

Scarantion's=best family italian grub this side of Italy.
__________________
-Capitalization is the difference between "I had to help my uncle Jack off a horse.." and "I had to help my uncle jack off a horse..

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 02-09-2010, 09:53 PM
thaichi808's Avatar
thaichi808 thaichi808 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: irvine,ca and kaneohe,HI
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 166
Mein Auto: 01 540 touring
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jever View Post
Ventura fairgrounds would be nice. I remember meeting up with Jon there during a benz/quasi-exotic show. Lots of room there for sure as well as lots of hotel space. The ocean is nearby as well.

If the show is going to be in the ROse Bowl then I'll try and get in touch with Dakine (jesse) and perhaps some of us can have a Scarantino's meet before or after. Hell, maybe they even do catering now.

Scarantion's=best family italian grub this side of Italy.
Teh Jev? Aloha bruddah! Long time no see... I vote for a pre Bimmerfest dinner at Scarantinos Italian as well. I haven't seen you or da old timers in a couple years. Contact Jesse(Dakine) and lets try to set this up.

aloha,
thaichi808
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 02-09-2010, 10:35 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,195
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jever View Post
...perhaps some of us can have a Scarantino's meet before or after. Hell, maybe they even do catering now.

Scarantion's=best family italian grub this side of Italy.
Word.


I'm down with that plan...

I haven't talked to Jessie for a few years. I always wanted to join the gang for dinner there. Now maybe I can.
__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 02-10-2010, 03:14 PM
brianp brianp is offline
Brianp
Location: Temecula, CA
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: Z3
The Polo grounds were nice, but the only thing I'll miss is the Top down run up the coast to get there. Rose bowl is a great venue, for those that have never been. I agree this might very well be the best one yet.
See you all there!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_3527.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	111.1 KB
ID:	217915  
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 02-10-2010, 06:42 PM
E39 GaGaN E39 GaGaN is offline
Registered User
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: E39
its gonna be my first time .......... i be there no matter wat!!! gonna call in sick or take a day off either way!!!
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 02-10-2010, 11:09 PM
anakbabe anakbabe is offline
Registered User
Location: Seattle
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 75
Mein Auto: BLOWN E46
Quote:
Originally Posted by E39 GaGaN View Post
its gonna be my first time .......... i be there no matter wat!!! gonna call in sick or take a day off either way!!!

That's the spirit!!
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 02-11-2010, 10:39 AM
///M Blitz ///M Blitz is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 82
Mein Auto: M6, M3, DINAN 750iL, Z8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon S. View Post
I promise that everyone will be (as us surfers say) stoked by the end of the day on May 22nd.

I am working on the formal/official announcement, and will post it some time this evening...
Hey Jon,

While I always loved driving up the coast with my two sons, having it in Pasadena means that it's close enough to home so that I can bring two of my Bimmers for the "Battle of the Bimmers." See you at the Bowl.
__________________


///M Blitz (AKA Dan)

- 88 M6 (33K mi - original owner)
"The best M6 in the World" - BMW Car mag. (Nov. 05)
**First place "Stock Class" Bimmerfest 2006
**First place "Stock Class" Bimmerfest 2011
- 89 DINAN 750iL (69K mi - original owner)
**Second place "Stock Class" Bimmerfest 2008
- 98 M3 (65K mi - original owner)
- 03 Z8 (8K mi - original owner)
- 12 X5 Diesel (dd)
-------------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 02-11-2010, 11:32 AM
MalibuMafiaV's Avatar
MalibuMafiaV MalibuMafiaV is offline
L4P
Location: Malibu, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,604
Send a message via AIM to MalibuMafiaV
Mein Auto: E60 M5 & Stage 3 Audi S4
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
Hey Jon,

While I always loved driving up the coast with my two sons, having it in Pasadena means that it's close enough to home so that I can bring two of my Bimmers for the "Battle of the Bimmers." See you at the Bowl.
Yeah now I'm gana have to help drive 3 other cars of my friends to bimmerfest now that it's this close also lol.
__________________
http://www.luxury4play.com
BMW 2006 M5 - REALLY LOUD
Audi S4 2000 Stage 3 - Dat turbo spool
BMW 2000 3-series - Supercharged Because race car SOLD
Maserati 2004 M128 GT - HREs/tint/straight piped SOLD
BMW 2006 M3 - stock - SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 02-11-2010, 01:50 PM
RBE9 RBE9 is offline
The original E9
Location: San Diego
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to RBE9
Mein Auto: 74 3.0CS
Quote:
Originally Posted by t3amfish View Post
Jon S.

thank you for an awesome Bimmerfest last year. it was my first time, and now i think im spoiled. I'm originally from SoCal but live in UT(only been here 5 years)...

this may be to late to ask but... have you tried the San Diego polo club??? its right off the 5fwy in between Solana Beach and Del Mar beach... it rivals SB polo club for distance to the beach, hotels and same atmosphere. This club is much bigger than the SB club. I have played many soccer tournaments there (surf cup) and if i remember right, they have about 3-4 BIG fields.

here is a link to where it is
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&so...ed=0CAgQnwIwAA

here is the contact info:
San Diego Polo Club
14555 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 481-9217
- sandiegopolo.com

i would at least call them so see if its an option... this is a nice part of San Diego County, easily accessible from the freeway.
I agree with this location if it is possible. I like the caravan to SB every year even if my car does rev at 4k rpm to keep up with everyone from SD crews caravan. I even drive up to OC and drive back in a caravan for Socaleuro's meet in SD. Bimmerfest is my main pilgrimage for my car since I hardly take it on long road trips it stays in SD as my weekend/special occasions car.

Thank you Jon for not giving up and giving another shot so that we could at least have one this year.

I enjoyed last years trip to the polo club and have asked many of my friends with BMWs to join the caravan to SB but that isnt happening this year. I will miss PCH in my E9 and the good memories of the trip. And now I doubt my friend will drive all the way down here from San Jose.

BTW FOR those who are worried about front plate my friend showed me a trick from SOCALEURO's caravan. Buy some strong magnets depending on how storng they are 2 to 4. And what he does for his is make sure the plate has some protection against your paint but he pretty much slaps it on and takes it off for car shows. I will be doing that for mine. Or if I take the e30 and will help my friends do it doesnt take more then 5 mins.
__________________
Now move

Last edited by RBE9; 02-11-2010 at 04:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 02-12-2010, 01:06 PM
bmwtransport bmwtransport is offline
Chauffeur
Location: S. Redondo Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 66
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 750iLA
Pasadena is not that bad. The drive to Santa Barbara is really great and it makes 50% of the fun, but as long as people will come and show off their cars... I'm happy.

Besides, cars belong to the asphalt! Not grass!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 02-12-2010, 08:02 PM
3seriesbmw's Avatar
3seriesbmw 3seriesbmw is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: arkansas
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 596
Mein Auto: 2003 325i
Can we not have it until June??? My last day of school happens to be june 3rd. I wanted to see the polo field along with the beach to but oh well life goes on. What is it like North of L.A.?
__________________
Thanks,
3series

Vehicle lineup:
2003 325i-Premium pkg, heated seats, leather (sold)

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe-Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, 4X4, autoride, etc. (sold)

2007 Audi A6-everything except navigation (sold)

2007 z-71 Avalanche-heated seats, sunroof, 4X4

2007 BMW X5 3.0si- heated seats, technology pkg, premium pkg
(current)

Also in the garage-
2007 Cadillac Escalade
2010 GMC Sierra SLT
2012 Ford F-250 Lariat
2004 GMC 2500HD

Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 02-13-2010, 12:40 AM
AndrewZ's Avatar
AndrewZ AndrewZ is offline
Ones and Zeros
Location: In Between Dreams
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,981
Mein Auto: Dirty-Thirty
I will be bimmerless this year, but I'm still making my way through.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Bimmerfest 2014 > Previous Events > Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms