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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 05-22-2010, 12:43 PM
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Disapointed with the bimmerfest 2010.

My friends and I went to the bimmerfest 2010 today and we got pretty disapointed with it. We used t go to many Honda/Toyota meets and they turned out to be much more fun. The Bimmerfest seemed to be more of just the way for vendors to display and promote there super overprised products.
Also have you seen the price for food?.... Seriously??

That's just my 0.02

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Old 05-22-2010, 02:03 PM
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:18 PM
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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My friends and I went to the bimmerfest 2010 today and we got pretty disapointed with it. We used t go to many Honda/Toyota meets and they turned out to be much more fun. The Bimmerfest seemed to be more of just the way for vendors to display and promote there super overprised products.
Also have you seen the price for food?.... Seriously??

That's just my 0.02
You remind me of a guy who came here to complain about the $20 entrance fee a few years back.
What was his name...
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:34 PM
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You remind me of a guy who came here to complain about the $20 entrance fee a few years back.
What was his name...
I went to a number of different Toyota/Scion meets and even tho entrance was free, they had GREAT free food, great people, great atmosphere and practically no people trying to sell you some overpriced parts.


I expected this bimmerfest to be a little bit more organized, more of car enthusiasts atmosphere instead of a middle eastern trade market.
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meh, car meets are car meets.

Ofcourse bimmerfest is a more of a commercial event.
LOOK AT ALL THE SPONSORS.......
thats to be expected.

As far as car meets go, theres nothing like the parking lot of a nice in n out, or albertsons.
Thats where ull really just chill eat some cheap food, and enjoy your fellow car enthusiast rides.
Maybe even get laid.
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Try going to Porsche events. You are lucky to even get folks to talk to you unless you have something they want.
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Lots of awesome pics there, I'll have to check out more on the General BMW forum. The e46 3er and M3 looked like super clean cars (before the accident!!)
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Every year there is someone who has basically the same objections, admission, food, parking, etc. . I take it these people have never been to a professional sporting event ($8 hot dogs, $9 beers, $15 parking ) For some reason I think folks who don't get it think that the space is donated and have zero comprehension of what goes in to organizing an event like this as far as space, security, organization, parking, etc.
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Every year there is someone who has basically the same objections, admission, food, parking, etc. . I take it these people have never been to a professional sporting event ($8 hot dogs, $9 beers, $15 parking ) For some reason I think folks who don't get it think that the space is donated and have zero comprehension of what goes in to organizing an event like this as far as space, security, organization, parking, etc.
Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This being my first 'fest, my take is that Jon has hit pay dirt by bringing this event to the largest BMW market in the U.S. Unlike days past, this is no longer an 'intimate' event, where the focus was relationships and camaraderie. It's now about growing business and $$$$!
So be it.

My only suggestion is that they needed some Pasadena PD to direct traffic into the event. I thought it was a bit of a cluster. As for the event itself, it was pretty much as expected.
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This being my first 'fest, my take is that Jon has hit pay dirt by bringing this event to the largest BMW market in the U.S. Unlike days past, this is no longer an 'intimate' event, where the focus was relationships and camaraderie. It's now about growing business and $$$$!
So be it.

My only suggestion is that they needed some Pasadena PD to direct traffic into the event. I thought it was a bit of a cluster. As for the event itself, it was pretty much as expected.
About time Jon finally turned this event into a potential money maker. For years, it was a charity event.

And I agree. Pasadena PD should be employed for traffic flow. Total mess getting in.

I talked to Jon yesterday for a few minutes. I mentioned the negative part of this event: no longer intimate.

During the early events (2000-2003), I probably knew half of the people who attended. For those I did not know, I could go and introduce myself. Can't do that any longer.

Also this observation: as the event grows, the clientele will not be anything like the group that was attending Cutter Motors. We'll see more and more of a riff-raff element and we'll see BMW vehicles that look like that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mobile that was on 22s yesterday. When that happens, some vendors will come to the conclusion that this is not the demographic they're interested in catering to.

With growth of the event comes more money-making opportunities. But you'll also be taking a risk that the event draws people to the event who don't mesh well with those of us who populate these message boards.

The event looked like a success to me yesterday. I expect that it will become a well-oiled machine during the next two events.
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During the early events (2000-2003), I probably knew half of the people who attended. For those I did not know, I could go and introduce myself. Can't do that any longer.
+1

Not really having the opportunity to do that was certainly a disappointment; especially being a noob.

Maybe next year, Jon can set up a 'Forums' tent, where people can go to meet. Hand out those sticky name tags where people can put their screen names, and even schedule times for the various forum groups, i.e. E46, E60, etc. In reading the posts leading up to this event, it was interesting to see the anticipation so many had about seeing their 'old' friends again. Losing that aspect of this event would be disappointing given that the stated mission of Bimmerfest is "Bringing the BMW Community Together".

You're also dead on regarding the future clientele!
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The venue was nice enough, though its turned into a BMW enthusiast event to a public fair that happens to be BMW oriented. The central location drew in many more cars, though the dedicated enthusiasts have taken a back seat to truly ugly examples of BMW's to beautiful and expensively modded cars driven by teenagers, bought with someone elses money. I have to admit i was disappointed after being at the past events.
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Th venue was nice enough, thou its turned into a BMW enthusiast event to a public fair that happens to be BMW oriented. The central location drew in many more cars, though the dedicated enthusiasts have taken a back seat to truly ugly examples of BMW's to beautiful and expensively modded cars driven by teenagers, bought with someone elses money. I have to admit i was disappointed after being at the past events.
I'm starting to sense this sentiment amongst some of the older crowd. Almost like jealousy.

Personally, what other people, or what their parents do, with their money is their business. I'm glad they're spending their money to test out potential mods for me. Seeing their mistakes or ugly mods is great! I enjoy seeing hideous cars like the maroon 645 on 26"s and 24"s. It was comical to see a BMW cartoon T-shirt be made into a real car! Bravo to those that wasted their time and money for my pleasure! hahaha

But I don't think people should bash other people for their different tastes. Its their money and they can choose to mod their car however they like. You don't have to live with them or drive their cars so who cares what they do.

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