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A huge thank you to John, Jeff, and all the volunteers (Pierre, etc.) that make this show possible.  We are very grateful for your efforts.  This year's show was one of, if not, the best yet.  The weather was perfect, the variety of cars was more apparent than ever before.  The following pictures are FAR from an accurate representation of scale of the show,  hopefully you enjoy them nonetheless.

 

 

Got up early and picked up my drive for the event, a slick little E28 535i.


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Met up with 2man from R3V, grabbed some coffee, and headed up the 405.

 

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Very cool to see the variety this year.  

 

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Jeff Caplan of Odometer Gears brought out his recently near-finished 6-year-project E12 (sporting throttle bodies, a healthy turbo, mil-spec wiring and so much more).

 

Ireland Engineering was out en force with Jeff, Andrew, Jorge, and Sakif.

 

Ken from VintageBMWRacing brought out an M10 on an engine dyno, pretty fun to see it fire up right there.

 

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Matt Rhose and his crew from Ronin Autowerks brought out a few of their 2002 racers and restomods.

 

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Jack Fahuna brought this neat M20'02.  Digging that header setup... ALOT

 

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Neat to see the guys from BAT come out as well.

 

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Couple cool NK's

 

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Awesome Coupe sporting a stroker M30 running megasquirt.  This thing was beautiful.

 

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Another beautiful car, this Taiga Green Bavaria was stunning.  Rey really knocked it out on this one.

 

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Always happy to see the proper use of "there they're their".

 

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Hard to believe Andrew's M20'02 was built a decade ago already.

 

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Finally got to see Tony's new version of his M20'02 beast.  

 

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I talked quite a bit, and as a result didn't get many pictures during the peak hours of the show.  However, being around at the end afforded some really fun picture options.

 

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Quick excuse to get my ride for the day in here.  It drove great, a sweet-heart of an E28.

 

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There were quite a few interesting non-bmw cars worth mentioning as well.

 

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Jan's S14-02 and Mr. Huff's Neue Klasse.


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Very commendable that Mike, Emily, and Andrew booked it back from SEMA in time to come out with the E28 Parts Car with its new livery. 

 

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Jesus found this hood neglected in a yard a couple years back and had it hiding in his garage.  On Thursday he decided this was the year, and rocked it on his Alpina E12.  Her name is Lola.

 

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Mr. Tom Jones rummaging in the back of the very same car he learned to drive stick on (it's still even running the same clutch).

 

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Dan Melcher's F20'02 interior, in all its ostrich-leather glory.  Awesome.

 

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Lovely traffic on the way home (happens every year).

 

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It was a great way to spend the Saturday.

 

-Andrew

 

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6 hours ago, zinz said:

Wow.... just wow

 

Ed

 

Ed, road trip?

 

1 hour ago, mike said:

Makin' me long for 2018 Vintage...and Mid-America...and Ofest (50th anniversary of the 2002)

 

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Mike, this reminds me of something you may be able to help with.  Why is it that the BMWCCA hasn't sought to just be a sponsor/vendor at the SoCalVintage?  It is a bit odd given the size of the show, the fact they bring their pop-up to other "non-sanctioned events", and the fact that plenty of CCA members attend.  If you don't mind pointing me in the right direction of who to ask, I'd appreciate it.

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3 minutes ago, Gordon said:

Jeff Kaplin's car is an E12, not a E28 as you mentioned above (pic #4029).  I used to own this E12 before Jeff obtained it. Needless to say, it's undergone a radical transformation since I owned it. http://www.firstfives.org/carmonth/may2009.html. 

 

G-Man

 

 

Good catch, edited.  Jeff was kind enough to stop by the shop a few days prior to the show, jeez it is pretty. A very VERY well done bavarian hotrod.  Cool to know where the car came from.

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Mike, this reminds me of something you may be able to help with.  Why is it that the BMWCCA hasn't sought to just be a sponsor/vendor at the SoCalVintage?  It is a bit odd given the size of the show, the fact they bring their pop-up to other "non-sanctioned events", and the fact that plenty of CCA members attend.  If you don't mind pointing me in the right direction of who to ask, I'd appreciate it.


Yes, agree the CCA should either sponsor or have a presence at the event.

Probably best to contact the Regional Vice President, who I believe, is Jeff Cowan, to get the ball rolling.
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On 11/5/2017 at 1:54 PM, AceAndrew said:

 

Ed, road trip?

 

 

Mike, this reminds me of something you may be able to help with.  Why is it that the BMWCCA hasn't sought to just be a sponsor/vendor at the SoCalVintage?  It is a bit odd given the size of the show, the fact they bring their pop-up to other "non-sanctioned events", and the fact that plenty of CCA members attend.  If you don't mind pointing me in the right direction of who to ask, I'd appreciate it.

 

 

i brought this up with the local LA chapter about 8 or 9 years ago and they just shrugged their shoulders. I stopped my membership shortly after.....

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