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      05-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #1
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Bimmerfest West 2018

Is anybody on here going to this event? Could've sworn it was in the Fall, and not in two weeks lol... would it be worthwile attending from anyone that has past experience going?
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Could've sworn it was in the Fall, and not in two weeks lol...
Bimmerfest West is in the spring while Bimmerfest East is typically mid to late Summer. Perhaps that's what confused you.
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there is no Bimmerfest East this year. it was cancelled a few months ago
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there is no Bimmerfest East this year. it was cancelled a few months ago
My fault - I got it backward (post now updated).

Its too bad they canceled the East event. But at any rate, the OP was probably thinking of the event on the opposite side of the country with his "Could've sworn it was in the Fall" remark.
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My fault - I got it backward (post now updated).

Its too bad they canceled the East event. But at any rate, the OP was probably thinking of the event on the opposite side of the country with his "Could've sworn it was in the Fall" remark.
Yeah, I didn't think there was one for East and West Coast. I don't live too far from the Fontana Speedway, so I figure why not go, maybe see some cool BMW's
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Prob worth it if you're nearby, they have track events now which they didn't used to.

I haven't been since Santa Barbara was abandoned years ago. The best part was the caravan up from San Diego and Bimmers completely taking over the streets of Santa Barbara down State Street and near the dealership. Good times.
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I’ve gone every year since I could remember...
Worth checking out at least once. It’s cheap entry and usually the swag makes up for it anyway.

A lot of nice cars and if you go with friends, even better.
You have to do the hot lap with a BMW instructor. It’s a blast. Get there early as the slots fill up quickly.

If you’re not from the area, hotels might be sold out close by the event but worth a shot. Obviously a lot of good eats close by and don’t drive like a hoonigan and the popo won’t give you a hard time, typically.

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Iíve gone every year since I could remember...
Worth checking out at least once. Itís cheap entry and usually the swag makes up for it anyway.

A lot of nice cars and if you go with friends, even better.
You have to do the hot lap with a BMW instructor. Itís a blast. Get there early as the slots fill up quickly.

If youíre not from the area, hotels might be sold out close by the event but worth a shot. Obviously a lot of hood eats close by and donít drive like a hoonigan and the popo wonít give you a hard time, typically.
Im busy on that Saturday, but do you think it would still be worth going to on Sunday? Only half-day though
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Im busy on that Saturday, but do you think it would still be worth going to on Sunday? Only half-day though
Sunday the swag bags are more full because the vendors don't want to have to return with stuff. Saturday they put like one item of each in the bags, Sunday they're just grabbing handfulls to put in there.
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Sunday the swag bags are more full because the vendors don't want to have to return with stuff. Saturday they put like one item of each in the bags, Sunday they're just grabbing handfulls to put in there.
Iíve found that Sunday the good swag is gone. A lot of the vendors start packing up early Sunday. Crowds are thinner. I think a majority of people go on Saturday only.

Itís not like Disneyland where you need a week to hit all the rides and attractions. Unless youíre participating in the track event or autox, youíll need less than a whole day to see it all, take pictures and stuff.

Stay toward the end... the crowd likes to egg the drivers leaving the lot to rev engines and do burnouts.
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It's worth going. There will be a few caravans going there on Saturday.
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