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EuroAutoFestival at the Zentrum Oct 20-22

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I am joining some of the NC 2002ers for this event. If anyone from the MidAtlantik area is headed down, let me know.

Please note, you must register for this event in advance. Limited to 500 cars.

www.euroautofestival.com

Friday, October 20, 2006

BMW Plant Tours: Cancelled for 2006

We regret that we will not be able to schedule plant tours this year due to a new model changeover taking place at the plant which conflicts with this year's event date. We appreciate your understanding.

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hotel Registration

The fun begins at the elegant Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. Enjoy your stay at the finest hotel in Spartanburg. Your standard room includes 2 complimentary breakfast tickets and 2 bar beverage tickets.

NOTE: Pre-registered participants can pick up their registration packets at the Hotel. Please note that your registration badge will be your ticket to the Reception and Banquet. You will be furnished with tickets for any other event for which you have registered when you pick up your registration packet.

3:00 PM to 6:30 PM - BASF Hospitality Suite

In addition to the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park's amenities, EURO 2006 also hosts a Hospitality Suite sponsored by BASF and manned by members of the Foothills British Car Club.

7:00 PM - Reception

The night is topped off by a Reception for pre-registered guests sponsored by Michelin at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. The evening, featuring a light buffet, is a great time to mingle with the participants and honored guests.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will begin on Friday night at the Reception. The items included will be available for your inspection and bidding from Friday night until the Banquet ends on Saturday night. Silent Auction winners are asked to pay the amount due at the close of bidding Saturday night.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

8:00 AM

Pre-registered cars and those arriving on Saturday are requested to bring their cars starting at 8:00.

9:00 AM - The Show/Judging Begins

One of the largest varieties of European automobiles ever assembled at one car show. Admire the craftsmanship, vote for the winners, and be inspired to do more with your favorite automobile. There will be Sponsor displays and vendors. Several Food Vendors serving a variety of food will be available during the day. The Show is centered around the BMW Zentrum on 1-85. Judging concludes at 1:00 PM and class awards will be presented at 3:00 PM. Cars must arrive by 12 Noon in order to be judged.

Formation of Classes and Awards

Show Classes will be determined based upon registrations received by Friday, October 6, 2006. Three registrations are required to have a 1st place award; five registrations are required to have 1st and 2nd place awards; seven or more registrations are required to have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Final determination of awards will be made the day of show and will include Saturday registrations. Certificates will be presented to all award winners; actual awards will be mailed and should be received within 4-6 weeks.

9:00 AM - Car Corral

$30.00/Car - restricted to cars 1980 and older. Please have your car in place by 9:00 AM.

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Autocross

Driving for the enthusiast. Test your skills on this challenging driving course using an automobile furnished by EURO 2006. Priority will be given to pre-registered participants but there is always plenty of room for walk-ins. Meet in the upper parking lot of the BMW factory.

All persons on site must sign SCCA release/waiver form. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver's license. All participants under the age of 18 must have a minor waiver signed by both parents or legal guardians. For more info contact SCR-SCCA at www.scr-scca.com.

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Banquet

Spend an evening with your fellow "car guys and gals" at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. The food and atmosphere are great. The Special Corporate Awards will be presented at the Banquet.

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

7:30 AM - Registration begins for SCCA Autocross

Drive your own car! This event is an SCCA sanctioned event and is for registered participants and walk-ins. Drivers' Meeting at 9:30 AM and First car out at 10:00 AM. $20/car for SCCA members and $30/car for non-SCCA members. The Autocross will be located in the upper parking lot of BMW.

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I'll be there, as I am only about 20 minutes away. I'll probably bring the MGB V8 as it is in much better shape than my 2002 daily driver. Maybe I'll have the 2002 painted over the winter, and bring it next year. The MGB V8 isn't a show car either, but it always gets plenty of looks and discussion.

I look forward to seeing some other 2002s. Hopefully, someone will start theres up on the show field for me, as I'd like to hear a good one run, and compare it to mine. It's hard to know what is "normal" if you have only ever seen yours.

Glenn

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It's hard to know what is "normal" if you have only ever seen yours.

nothing about 02s is ever normal...including the owners.

we're still debating about driving down, but i think we're leaning towards not making it...too little vacation time left and we have a long drive to st. louis the following weekend.

just let me know if i win that 02 raffle!

brad.

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