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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!
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:33 AM
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Anchorage, Alaska about 3551 miles one way. I'm planning to drive my 1981 323i baur. Should be fun if it makes it one piece through Canada....
Fairbanks, Alaska. 3430 miles. Which is about 100 road miles closer than Anchorage is.
So you win.
But I cheated. I shipped my car on the cargo ship to Tacoma last December and I've been in L.A. all winter. So I really only drove 1100 miles to get here.
But I've managed to put 13000 miles on my car in SoCal.

AK Bimmer, I sent you a message on the AK forum, we need to caravan and park together at the meet.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:25 AM
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awesome, Why did you leave beutiful frozen Fairbanks for the winter lol? I remember your M5 from the one meet you went to in Anchorage a while back.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:05 AM
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:58 PM
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:09 PM
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I did ok I think. I had on highway tires which aren't so good for auto-x but it was a blast anyway. I know I beat a Maserati at least lol.

Three more days until I head towards San Diego to go pick up my newly rebuilt recaros from Aardvarc racing, I can't wait for some non beat up front seats.

I'll be hitting the LA auto-x the day after Bimmerfest as well.

Thanks for posting some photos, I didn't get any of myself for some reason....
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:56 PM
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Greetings from a rest area in the sticks of Iowa. Almost halfway!
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:11 AM
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Greetings from a rest area in the sticks of Iowa. Almost halfway!
That's so cool!!!

Alaska: you would be perfect for the live television broadcast from the Rose Bowl Thursday morning...
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:59 AM
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awesome, Why did you leave beutiful frozen Fairbanks for the winter lol? I remember your M5 from the one meet you went to in Anchorage a while back.
I know, the weather in Fairbanks is SOOO much better in the winter than in SoCal! I'm obviously crazy.
Yup, I do remember meeting you in Anchorage. Very cool that you made it down here. Hopefully will see you at the autocross on Sunday, I didn't sign up for it because I didn't think I'd still be in California, but will see if any spots are left.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:28 PM
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That's so cool!!!

Alaska: you would be perfect for the live television broadcast from the Rose Bowl Thursday morning...
I'd love to, but I won't be down there on Thursday Morning, I'd need to leave here tomorrow and find somewhere to stay wednesday night to do such a thing.

My current plan is to take off here thursday morning and get down there thursday evening in Corona where I'll be staying the night.

It rained yesterday so my car is dirty once again....
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:48 PM
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It rained yesterday so my car is dirty once again....
It's going to have a layer of bugs on it once you arrive in SoCal, so you should probably plan on washing it again the day before the show.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:50 PM
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True. Although I havn't got any bugs from the bay area, this place is soo clean barely any dust on my car after a week of sitting outside. At home a layer of dust has already settled back down on the car before you get done drying it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:21 PM
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gotta love all that glacial dust blowing around Anchorage. If its not that, its pollen.
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I'd let you stay at my place Wednesday, but I'm going to be in Santa Barbara Wed night. damn the bad luck.
See ya wednesday I guess.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:51 PM
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Rest area just outside Reno now. Getting closer!!!
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:56 PM
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Way to go, I head towards pasadena in the morning. Then San diego on Friday morning and then back to pasadena friday afternoon.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:27 PM
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Rest area just outside Reno now. Getting closer!!!
So Carlos, are you coming straight to Pleasanton from Reno to stay the night and will you be joining us for the Pre-fest dinner, let us know.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:31 AM
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Rest area just outside Reno now. Getting closer!!!
You're almost here. That seemed pretty quick.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:01 PM
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So Carlos, are you coming straight to Pleasanton from Reno to stay the night and will you be joining us for the Pre-fest dinner, let us know.
Just got into Pleasanton a little while ago. I'm staying not to far from Nordstrom's so I'll be there very early .

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You're almost here. That seemed pretty quick.
Yeah. Left 11pm Sunday and was in Reno at 6pm Wednesday. That's when my leisure time began.
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Just got into Pleasanton a little while ago. I'm staying not to far from Nordstrom's so I'll be there very early .



Yeah. Left 11pm Sunday and was in Reno at 6pm Wednesday. That's when my leisure time began.
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Just got into Pleasanton a little while ago. I'm staying not to far from Nordstrom's so I'll be there very early .
Cool, make sure you find me and introduce yourself. Just look for the stressed out dude in the Black 540.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:16 AM
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I made into Corona today, Got sunburned while driving, I should have left the roof on to avoid that...

Tomorrow I head to San Diego for my new seats and I'll see everyone at the Hotel tomorrow afternoon/evening. I'll be easy to spot the pale white guy sporting a sunburn....I'm sure the car will be easy to spot as well, being it will likely be the only(or one of very few) E-21 Baur around.
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I can't compete with Alaska and Brazil... Atlanta... about 2,000 miles. This year I flew though. I am hoping to tow the E30 with the X5 next year... Should be fun road trip. Will have to start planning that when I get home this year... Need a year to plan that I think.

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Old 05-21-2010, 06:47 PM
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I made it to San Diego got my seats and now I'm at the hotel.

Yea I'm here......now in three days I get to go 3600 miles back home.
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now in three days I get to go 3600 miles back home.
That sucks!
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Well I'm sitting in Hillsboro, Oregon in a fellow e-21ers living room already 1000+ miles into my trek home. Yesterday I went from Corona (where I also stayed at a fellow E-21ers home) to Mt. Shasta where I set up the tent and camped.

Today it rained from about 30 seconds after I got the tent put away and it's still raining.

I had a great time a Bimmerfest, and it was nice to meet everyone. I met so many people I am having a hard time rembering faces, names, screen names argg....

Well even though I'm headed home the entire route won't be the same, so I'll have a few more pictures I'm sure. Instead of taking the 100+ mile long Frasier canyon in BC i'll run the 4 lane freeway to camloops BC and cut over to the top of the canyon and go up the rest of the way the same way I came down.

So far I've gone around 5200 miles since I left home, and still have about 2500 more to go. By tomorrow afternoon I'll be back in Canada and out of touch for several days as I go across the less civilized areas of Canada. I'll post up more photos once I get some internet, or I get home and have a chance to sort through all the stuff I took pictures and videos of.

here's a few pictures from this morning, it was raining and the car is once again dirty, but I took photos anyway.






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