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bmk
07-20-2002, 09:47 PM
First off... a huge thanks to Loki for hosting an awesome meet.

For the South Bay group, we began the morning by meeting at 10am down in the Santa Clara area. It was so nice to see familiar faces... as well as all of the new folks. How about that one 540 guy that just showed up and wanted to join the group? Some light chat, catching up, introductions, and coffee!!! punctuated the first stop on our day long trip.

At 10:30... we round up all 10+ of us and headed north along 101. Heading over 92 to 280, we were finally able to open up the pace. From there, we took 19th Ave. into the city, unfortunately losing MANY people along the way. (Too much traffic... thank goodness for NAV-TV, as I was able to catch a few holes of the British Open on the way in) For some reason though, we all managed to turn correctly, right near the Golden Gate bridge and down into the Presidio. It was a gorgeous day looking out to Alcatraz. A little on the cool side... but it would warm up soon.

After gathering the group back together in the Presidio... we made our grand entrance to see quite a few cars already there. Following the South Bay caravan in was one of the Presidio's finest (police)... who happened to stop at the sight of all of the beautiful automobiles and chat with our illustrious host (Loki).

With 2 Mini-Cooper's, 3 M coupes, 1 M roadster, a couple of modded 3 series... and 27 M3's... we had a blast talking and catching up. Finally, we got to see 2 tone leather, hear some different exhaust notes, check out NAV-TV, and see multiple wheel choices.

After a minor amount of spontaneous chaos (getting 27 M3's to line up for a pic), Loki passed out maps for the day. Directions were clear and easy to follow, so we jumped out into two different groups and headed north across the Golden Gate. Driving up to the Lucas Ranch cut-off, we were able to begin the more "spirited" part of the day. Lots of quick twisties on our way to lunch.

Lunch took place in a little town that I (being from oh... more than 40 miles away, Point Reyes) never even knew existed. Sooooo... we find some parking spots... although with 18 cars... we began double and even triple stacking on the sidewalk and street.

Stopping into a local cafe (recommended by Loki) 21 of us crashed the joint. Note: next time... they recommend reservations. ; )

Paying for the meal was easy as we actually wound up 8 dollars over. Not bad for a group driving approx. 1.3 million in stunning metal.

Following lunch (and finally catching back up with the other group) we headed out for the post lunch drive along HWY 1 and Mt. Tam. Gorgeous views... and slow toyota's/acura's/honda's made the going fairly easy.

From there, we made a final stop at a "park and ride" before going separate ways... 4-5 of the South Bay crew began the trek back over the Golden Gate... taking more pics while driving down 101. Before the final three (Denny, Seng and John) went in search of more fun. They headed BACK over Hwy 92 for Half Moon Bay... to take on the now infamous Hwy 84 over Woodside. The drive that was the focus of previous BimmerBash's.

Good luck to ya boys. We had a great drive. A little bit of everything... and no tickets/accidents. (minus one messed up paint job thanks to some debris on the Golden Gate... best of luck getting that red paint off that Silver car!!!)

See everyone again soon.
Bryan

sjsharks
07-20-2002, 10:43 PM
Nice review. Great to see everyone as well as meeting the new folks. Thanks to chaos and some "needed" wax we were able to buff out that red sh@t.

Lin
07-20-2002, 11:07 PM
Wow,

That sounds like such an amazing day! I'm not too sure we'd be able to gather nearly 30 M cars here in Ky.

Oh well, if I lived in the bay area I wouldn't be able to afford an M3. I guess that's the tradeoff one makes, eh?

loki
07-20-2002, 11:41 PM
For rounding up the South Bay folks and leading them up here... glad everyone had a good time and made the effort driving the distance! :)

Great turn out... I think we now lead the board on the most M3's at one meet with 27, just think if all 100 or so M3s I have on my Bay Area list actually showed up! :D

Pics to come soon, cheers to everyone who made an appearance... it was great to get the other 3-series, minis and M coupes along for the ride. :)

-loki

p.s. It certainly was a treat looking in the rearview mirror and seeing nothing but bimmers (and at the same time frustrating to look ahead and see nothing but slow traffic! ;))

shwest
07-21-2002, 12:08 AM
Loki for organizing a great day! It was a nice "M3 Fix" to hold me over until my M3 hits port on Tuesday.
Anyone know how long I should expect it to take from Port Hueneme on Tuesday to VPC and then Shelly BMW in Buena Park?
I have to get down to So. Cal to pick it up, so it would be nice to have a general idea of how many days it takes to arrive at dealer...

Awesome day, great weather and good time had by all...and no gravel on the road this time either! Only problem with the drive back from Point Reyes was the heavy traffic, keeping us crawling a lot, but was still a lot of fun, especially with the Talkabouts!

Regards,

Scott W
'00 Topaz 328Ci (for another week?)

amgkid
07-21-2002, 01:30 AM
hey scott, i thought you would have gotten your car already for this! i'm guessing it'll probably take 1-2 days, not very long. my car was at port on tuesday and it came into steven's creek on the friday. you must be really excited! glad everyone had a great time, i'll try to make it to the next one, cya<br><a href="http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291866545"><img src="http://lyfamily.home.pipeline.com/m3banner.jpg"></a>

Des
07-21-2002, 01:36 AM

aquariuswinnie
07-21-2002, 10:52 PM


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