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Old 07-18-2005, 12:40 PM   #31
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My first Bimmer meet. Showed up around 2:00 or so, and there was some nice cars coming in and out of the entrance. Was with some buddies, saw lots of hot cars. Took a couple pics, will try to upload them tonight when Im at home.

About the show:

My cousin received a flyer/business card on his 92 M5, and he showed up. Him and his fiance came down, and he said he enjoyed it. So the flyers must have had an impact, ontop of my promoting skills

There should have been signs from the Winston Churchill to the meet area. Whether it be balloons, streamers, etc, it would have made it easier to find. Im sure some people may have gotten lost. Plus would have been more of a hype. Passer byers, might have taken interest, and swung by.

An indoor event may help in the event of poor weather, but as discussed, cost for it isn't worth it.

$20 show vs. $5 to park. I guess if you have a car worth showing its worth to pay $20, but I'm not paying $20 to park my stock 325i with a back seat full of stuff I had to haul back from the cottage.

Walked around, recognized some of the cars, EuroE30(Martin's) car looked sick, besides what we talked about . Charlie's car looked good as always, right at the beginning of the line, where it should be. Some old 5/6 series looked very sweet. Only 1 vintage (yellow 2002), guess we know who won that class. The 850 had me drooling. Overall, was WELL worth the $5.

Wouldn't really change anything major, lil things may have helped. I noticed kids running around, and I don't think the music was suitable for them. They weren't lyrics of choice of parents there.

I was trying to track down some Max decals, but came up empty.

I thought it was a great meet, even though I was only there for about 45mins-1hr.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:48 PM   #32
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some guy was making fun of this car that had these 1-spoke rims. i tried to defend the rims. I got beaten up.

why would you defend anyone stupid enough to put those half-retarded rims on their car?!?

Those kinda people are just BEGGING to have their asses whooped.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:08 PM   #33
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1st cruise

Great event met some very interesting people , lots o hot cars and hot babes , need more! thanks to Jason for the bimmer cruise sticker , and whilst on the topic how do I get a max bimmer sticker ? thanks also to Chantel for the great pose in front of my car!! also to the chap beside me in his 325 for the tips on rear clear oem taillights. Lots of info for future mods to be had , everyone I talked with was full of ideas that wil help me in the pursuit of upgrading my 328.This event is for all of us who share the same marquie , dont let an incident like a fight overshadow this fine cruise. oh yeah took the 401 to the event never again what a mess,is this called a highway? 407 home nice smooth no traffic dont care what the cost , lock on cruise an chill. looking forward to next meet.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:27 PM   #34
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Thank you Randy and Bimmercruise staff for all your time and efforts in creating a gathering of Bimmer enthusiats.
I met a lot of people....unfortunately I forgot most of your names ...sooooorry.
I did appreciate all the kind comments on my old E12...THANK YOU!
Congratulations to all those that won. There were some great examples of clean and classy Bimmers on the lawn.

The cruise was great even though we drove through various rain clouds, but it was a very nice drive nonetheless.

BTW...I love the grass....so please don't change that!

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:39 PM   #35
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ok the only thing i didnt like was that this year ( didnt attend last year )
if bimmercruise was in a better area like 2 years ago close to the highway it would have gotten more attention but either at the show was realy great i liked it alot great show randy
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:01 PM   #36
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Wouldn't really change anything major, lil things may have helped. I noticed kids running around, and I don't think the music was suitable for them. They weren't lyrics of choice of parents there.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:21 PM   #37
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I showed up at around 2:30 I would say with my father in his 2004 330iM (black).. We stayed about 30 mins just did a nice tour around looked at the cars. Would have liked to stayed longer, but none of my buddies could make it and my dad had to get back to some work. Wouldnt mind meeting some of the owners of the cars, found that majority of them weren't really around there cars. Just wanted to chat with some owners about some of the cars. One other issue I felt I could mention on is the music. Even though the main portion of people attendeing were fairly young ( Im 17 myself).. I found that the music that was being played was totally inappropriate. There were kids around and adults and I just dont think having snoop dawg go on about slapping bitches and hos etc. was neccessary.

Other then that great show.

BTW...Who is the owner of the 94 euro M3 with the bbs rims and several mods.(stunning car)
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:43 PM   #38
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BTW...Who is the owner of the 94 euro M3 with the bbs rims and several mods.(stunning car)
That would be Charlie's (Bimmersport) car. I love it, super clean, quick, rare, etc, etc.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:23 PM   #39
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Justin, thanks for the info. We advertised in more places then just forums. I distributed out almost 5000 flyers over the past month, including parts/service counters of 7 GTA-based BMW dealerships. I personally handed out approx 50 flyers to modified BMW owners just driving around the GTA and flyers were included in the BMWCC mailing of it's 400+ members through "snail mail" aswell. The event was in the Toronto Star Autodate column for the past month too. I think timing is everything, 2 extra months of advertising would probably do it.
Yup he did advertise more than just the internet. When I was at my cousins shop a few weeks ago, I saw the postcards about the cruise... I was impressed about the cards... looked very professional!

Hopefully next year is as good if not better
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:32 PM   #40
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Great event met some very interesting people , lots o hot cars and hot babes , need more! thanks to Jason for the bimmer cruise sticker , and whilst on the topic how do I get a max bimmer sticker ? thanks also to Chantel for the great pose in front of my car!! also to the chap beside me in his 325 for the tips on rear clear oem taillights.
I believe your refering to me. I woulda chatted a bit longer, but my gf was getting a lil antsy. She loves cars, and bimmers, but she doesn't share the same level of passion for them as I do. Either way, if you can get those tailights for the price you mentioned, jump on them. I believe thats your car peaking into the picture. Next time tell her not to be so shy, and squeeze into the pic.

By the way, if someone could photoshop the civic out, and possibly whiteout the license plate that would be great(No hate to the civic owner).
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:28 PM   #41
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By the way, if someone could photoshop the civic out, and possibly whiteout the license plate that would be great(No hate to the civic owner).
Bye Bye Civic..

Just a quick photoshop.. let me know if you want this done with a higher quality picture for printing..

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Old 07-19-2005, 12:09 AM   #42
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you were the guy that had a backseat full of groceries?
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:29 AM   #43
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I can't believe I missed another Bimmercruise! Dammit. Sorry guys, I was really looking forward to come. Damn parts didn't arive on time and I would have had to use "air brakes". Well, I guess I will be looking forward to next year.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:00 AM   #44
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This was my frst Bimmercruize and I have mixed emotions about whether I will be back next year. First big complaint was the music....inappropriate for that type of event. I'm not knocking anyones preference in music but if thats your style, keep it at home or in your car.

Grass is the best. Ashpalt is too hot. Great park, lousy location. Something a little more high traffic may have drawn in more spectators.

MORE FOOD and more choices. I think having a professional catering service would offer a larger selection and be on top of the supplies. You guys did a great job with what you had to work with but it was frustrating to have to wait. At least you weren't trying to rip us off with crazy prices.

Overall I had a good time and met some nice people. Certainly saw some interesting machinery and picked up a lot of great ideas.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:52 AM   #45
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This was my frst Bimmercruize and I have mixed emotions about whether I will be back next year. First big complaint was the music....inappropriate for that type of event. I'm not knocking anyones preference in music but if thats your style, keep it at home or in your car.

Grass is the best. Ashpalt is too hot. Great park, lousy location. Something a little more high traffic may have drawn in more spectators.

MORE FOOD and more choices. I think having a professional catering service would offer a larger selection and be on top of the supplies. You guys did a great job with what you had to work with but it was frustrating to have to wait. At least you weren't trying to rip us off with crazy prices.

Overall I had a good time and met some nice people. Certainly saw some interesting machinery and picked up a lot of great ideas.
Sorry to hear you have "mixed emotions" but:
What other type of music would be at a car show? CHUM FM?...
Food? This is a show, not a picnic...Most car shows have only a Pizza Pizza boot that charges $5 a slice!!! And the show was 5-10 min away fron most fast food places...
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