Aug 282012

This weekend was BimmerFest East, a huge meetup of BMW owners organized and sponsored by Turner Motorsports. These events have been going on for a few years on the west coast, and came east for the first time last year. Like last year, it was held at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD.

I caravaned up with some fellow E39 M5 owners I had first met last fall. It was good to see those guys again, and meet some new enthusiasts as well. Some came from as far away as Texas and California.

Some hardcore BMW and automotive knowledge represented in this group

Thanks to all those who helped organize meeting up Saturday AM in Columbia. Despite the inevitable toll booth disconnect we maintained an impressive convoy of M5s up to Aberdeen. When we got there almost the entire parking lot was packed with hundreds of amazing cars. The official registration number was over 1,500. Weather was overcast but the rain held off and the temperature was very comfortable for August.

Here’s a thread that runs down the winners of the Stock and Modified competitions. And here are some of my favorites – click to enlarge.

Some of our cars lined up

An incredibly beautiful 2002 Z8, first place winner in stock category

1975 E9 3.0 CSL

1 M Coupe — Valencia Orange Looks Reddish In Person

Beautiful E30 M3 in special order Macao blue metallic

Project Car — Euro E36 Wagon with Turbo’d S52 Transplant

BimmerFest Booth Babes

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