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Old 02-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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*San Diego BimmerBrakes Caravan to BimmerFest 2011*

Welcome to BimmerBrakes to BimmerFest 2011!!!!!

Just like last year, I will be organizing the San Diego Caravan to Bimmerfest this year. However, this year, this caravan will be sponsored by BimmerBrakes!! That's right. A vendor here. Sponsoring a Caravan to BimmerFest this year. If that isn't awesome, I don't know what is.

Thanks to Anthony, from BimmerBrakes, for the opportunity!

He will be giving us free stuff to give away in the form of a raffle drawing BEFORE we take off. So make sure to get there early to get a ticket!!!

Giving out the tickets from 5:20 am till 5:30 am!! Drawing will take place at 5:40am!!

Although we are still working out the details about what exact route to take, we will still be leaving from the UTC mall, just north of the 52 freeway, at around 06:00AM.

Last year, we had a little over 100 cars, including the ones from our north meet up spot in Carlsbad.

Because the organizer of that event will not be attending this year, there is no one to organize the one in Carlsbad.

If you live above the 56, and driving to UTC is too far/inconvenient, your best bet is to try to get in touch with us so that we know where you are. If enough of you address me with a common location, I can make the announcement that you will meet there, and then meet up with us on the freeway. It worked last year, and it will work this year. All it takes is one phone call to let you know we are 10 minutes away, and you head to the freeway and wait for us.

I will upload this frequently as we make up solid plans. Like I said before, the route is still being decided.

The choices are of heading up the I-5 to the I-110, or I-5 to the I-15 via the 74.

The second choice is a slight canyon run, that was a lot of fun last year. At the bottom of it, there is a parking spot to gas up, get a snack, go to the bathroom, or whatever they need. Also a nice chance to relax for a bit and get some photos/meet the other drivers.

Things you should do/have:
- Wash your car
- Install front plate (a lot of people tend to get tickets for this)
- Gas up
- Check tires
- Pack walkie talkies (huge help regarding cops, traffic, tactical maneuvers involving mini vans, nudes, food and fuel),
- phone charger
- microfiber cloths
- bottled water, snacks, etc.

For the walkie talkies, we will be using Channel 5, so we don't encounter any problems near Camp Penalton.
Please be on time. We can't hang around too long waiting for people running late so please plan ahead a little in case you hit traffic, sleep in too late, etc.

This thread will contain all the necessary information of the caravan and events related to it. It will be updated every time something changes!

Can't wait to see everyone there!!

To those who don't already know, it is going to be on May 14, 2011.

Here is a link to the event: http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events/

Make sure to register!

Here is a link to our sponsor, BimmerBrakes: http://bimmerbrakes.com/site/index.php

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Sounds good. Ill either roll with the SD or just stay up in LA the nite before like last time
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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i hope there is a oc meet being set up if not how do we merge with the sd guys? like just seee you in the freeway somehow and zoom up with you guys?
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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i hope there is a oc meet being set up if not how do we merge with the sd guys? like just seee you in the freeway somehow and zoom up with you guys?
Whoever is in charge of that should contact me and try to set up either a meeting spot, or a time where they can join the freeway and we can get together.

Usually though, we don't drive that way since it's closer by the 15, not the 5.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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In for pics/bids of this year's accident.
You should make that a yearly tradition.
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lol someone got an accident last year lol ... i cant wait for bimmerfest this year :0 does anyone have pictures of the actual spot that all of the bimmers will be parked.. i know its at the rose bowl but where exactl around it / outside it?

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Cant wait for bimmerfest either!!!!!!!! Yea I would also like to know where to meet in the oc? Does anyone know?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:44 PM   #8
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lol someone got an accident last year lol ... i cant wait for bimmerfest this year :0 does anyone have pictures of the actual spot that all of the bimmers will be parked.. i know its at the rose bowl but where exactl around it / outside it?

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At the parking lot surrounding it.


It's uh.... hard to miss.
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In... I still think we should go through the canyon again... freeway driving is boring

If people had maps and at least a few people throughout the caravan had radios we wouldn't have to worry about getting separated like last time
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In... I still think we should go through the canyon again... freeway driving is boring

If people had maps and at least a few people throughout the caravan had radios we wouldn't have to worry about getting separated like last time
I'm gonna for sure hand maps out and definitely get a radio. If others have radios too, that would help.
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I'm gonna for sure hand maps out and definitely get a radio. If others have radios too, that would help.
yeah so it would make it more easy to get through the canyons without incident.
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wow those pics are a ouchy... besides after accident get together why a arco station? i hope no bimmers filled up with tha water gas :/
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no meeting up in carlsbad outlets????
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:17 AM   #18
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no meeting up in carlsbad outlets????
The person who was organizing it last year isn't doing it again this year.
You are more than welcome to try to coordinate something for the North County people, and we can try to meet up like we did last year.
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Right at 2 month mark, let start talking about it and making plans for it SD people.
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