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11-18-2004, 08:44 PM
Hi, looking to start a BMW run in Maine or find out if one already exists. We are pretty much out of time this year but maybe if we start planning now we could have a great one in '05. Maybe run from Portland along the coast to Calais and then up Rt.1 to Presque Isle and then back down the interstate towards home. It would make a great 3 day weekend. A great city, beautiful views, wonderful towns, great winding roads, a very fun/fast trip from P.I. to Bangor, everything you could want in a trip. Reply if interested.

11-18-2004, 10:14 PM

11-20-2004, 02:38 PM

11-20-2004, 05:28 PM
roads around there that are freshly paves, route 46 as well. route three from august to belfast is a nice drive.

my car should be done by the summer, and i will have it up there until early november before it goes back into the garage.

11-20-2004, 08:30 PM
We might actually pull this off!!

11-21-2004, 12:41 AM
the downeast portion of the route, i really like some of the runs along route 3 through china lakes and palmero and into the belfast area.

some of the hills there are wide open stretches of a few miles, you can see the hill comming up way in advance. perfect photo ops as well.

got to love all the dual lane inclines for passing in maine.

we should do this around the bavauto weekend, maybe the week before. foliage at its peak for most of maine then. up in presque isle is where its at for the speed, radar detectors out front leading the column. 95 from bangor to waterville is a pretty desolate, flat and straight run as well, and probably is up through houlton

11-21-2004, 12:43 AM
downeast magazine did a big section on a maine driving tour. it was a good route, and could me modified for two days. preferably stick to northern half of maine though... less people to offend

11-21-2004, 07:58 AM
I'm in the Standish Sebago Lake area, work in the Old Port.

Jude G. (ME.)
11-22-2004, 08:20 AM
I was always looking for other Z owners when I was ZSCCA Rep for Maine.
I usually had to import from 3 to 4 other New England States to have enough cars to make a drive worth while.

I also had open drives for any two seater roadsters !
Always a sucsessful event !
Our longest event was the Main-iac Coastal CruiZe (4 days) up the Maine coast. Basing in Camden Rockport and taking daily drives to Bar Habor and other places of interest.

Send me a note and I will give you the names of some of our attendees!

11-22-2004, 08:42 AM
Would be nice to do a Rt. 1 trip with a jog into Deer Isle area... nice curvy roads, not much traffic and the Bagaduce Lunch is a great place to stop if they're still open!

11-22-2004, 06:47 PM
Summers are always way to busy. Plus our daughters gettin married August.....
Still, we're a solid maybe.

Ken (down the road from Rich)

11-22-2004, 11:50 PM

11-22-2004, 11:51 PM
dont exclude everything that isnt a z, because the e30s like to go out for a workout here and there.

Shotgun Man
11-23-2004, 10:38 PM
How about the 1'st or 2'nd weekend in September? I think that it's a great idea to invite any/all BMW types. MAYBE, the dealership in Westbrook (Bill Dodge BMW)could help us out - especially if we agree to start or end there. If we all agree - we could start making the real and final plans next July and August (route/time/meals/ect). We really look forward to a great weekend and meeting everyone.

11-24-2004, 08:47 AM

11-24-2004, 11:16 PM

12-28-2004, 04:10 PM

01-23-2005, 12:40 PM
I live on Rt 3 between Bfast and Augusta, Great run. 328i, rt220 to 9 would also be fun, windy good road. October/September would be fun, just not during the BMWCCA octoberfest

Hey, perhaps we could develop a midcoast...belfast/Camden BMW club. Freeport is a pain to meet at for the pine tree chapter of the CCA.

I also run in the winter, Hakki 2 fun time. We need more bimmers around here though, I'm one of the only ones who venture out in the Bfast area in the winter.

01-23-2005, 05:56 PM
i run route 3 every other week usually... not in the e30 this time of year though. i cant wait for it this summer/fall... minus the state troopers i see every friday afternoon. some nice straits though and some beauful scenery.

there is some fun driving up that way, north of belfast heading into bucksport and north to bangor, and east to elsworth through orland and penobscot. route 46 is fun, between brewer and bucksport.

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Shotgun Man
09-09-2005, 08:23 PM
Time to run the bmw's in Maine?

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