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  1. reminder to sign up soon Event changed slightly as there was no interest in Mammoth. Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68
  2. Some questions have been posted on other threads so this is a Q&A to all them. 2) The event is open to any and all. The drive down is on fun back roads done as a group to make it more fun. So invite your friends if you like 3) Families are welcome to attend. If they get car sick, there is a group of families going direct on Friday to meet us in Pasadena. 4) The deadline to sign up is May 16th as hotels need to be assigned and any extras released. Rates we have are guaranteed so if you book last minute rates will be higher if not with the group as a FYI.
  3. Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone. --------------------------------------------- California Century of BMW Road Trip - May 27th – 29th 2016 The California Century of BMW Road Trip is an event open to any and all BMW enthusiasts. The road tour is a four daylong event that will be a trip to tell your BMW buddies about. Friday the 27th will kick off with a fun back roads drive from Hollister to Pasadena California which will only use 25 miles of freeway. Saturday the 28th we will head to Bimmerfest to see all the latest and greatest in BMW. On the 29th the group departs back home with a 60 mile drive through canyons back to the Grape Vine. From here the group can split off to head home or make their own adventure. Deadline to sign up is May 13th! Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68 Fee Schedules Base fee is $50 - Covers decal (w/number choice), Event Insurance, shipping, PayPal fees, and printed maps. BBQ Lunch at Firestone Grill (best bbq around) for May 27th drive. $15 - BBQ lunch May 27 - Pre Paid to have food ready and to get the group in and out. Burger, Cheese Burger, TriTip, Pulled pork, Salad, Veggie Burger, or Chicken Sandwich. Sandwich comes with fries and soda. Pasadena hotel - Super 8 Motel (2 nights) $97 - Per night rate for single room, 1 bed (tax and parking fees included) $107 - Per night rate for single room, 2 beds (tax and parking fees included) 20 rooms have been held, so if you want a discounted hotel price book ASAP! Itinerary of activities for the weekend Day 1: Drivers' Day Drive from Northern California to Pasadena along fun and twisty back roads. We are avoiding as much freeway as possible in order to have a fun drive VS a speed and distance drive. Lunch will be in San Luis Obispo at the Firestone Grill. Start Of the event Meet Time: 7:30am - Meet and greet and drivers' meeting Address: Safeway Fuel - 591 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister, 95023 Depart Time: 8:00 am – ON THE DOT! If you are late, you are on your own. Lunch Stop & Fuel Stop Address: Firestone Grill - 1001 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Pre pay for lunch) Lunch Time: 11:00pm – 12:00pm End of the day Arrive time: ~5:00pm Address: Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 Meet time: 6:30pm Address: Stonefire Grill - 473 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 Day 2: Events Day Bimmerfest car show is held at the Fontana Race Way. The group will caravan from the hotel to the race way in order to get spaces in the group parking area as well as to have fun watching all the cars come in. Trust me when I say you want to be there when we are as we have fun judging cars that arrive. Address: Fontana Race Way - 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335 Time: Depart at 8:15am from Super 8 Motel Depending on time we will head to Griffin Observatory to end the day with dinner at a Mongolian BBQ by the hotel. Address: Vista Del Valle Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 After dinner, we will be heading out for an evening drive. It'll be an adventure you'll have to experience to understand. Day 3: Canyon drive to Grape Vine Canyon drive over to the Grape Vine and to head home or start a new adventure. Address: Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 Depart: 9:00am Item to purchase outside the event - Please purchase VFH hand held two way radio. This is an investment that you and your buddies can use to go on future drives as well. We use these radio as we get far better range than the Motorola radios. Add the long antenna and we get a 10 mile range. BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black) Link: http://amzn.com/B007H4VT7A Long Antenna 7 inch: Link: http://amzn.com/B00KBZLOHC Sample of the event decal: Southern California Participants For those in Southern California who wish to join for the first day of the event, the easiest meeting point is the lunch stop in Pasadena. An alternative plan is to drive to Holister the afternoon before and stay overnight to join us for the full drive down. The driving leg after lunch is over roads many of you I am sure have been on through the mountains. Past event images from day 1 and 2 of this trip only http://raddrives.com/albums/2015-Bimmerfest/ Deadline to sign up is May 13th! Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68
  4. Bimmerfest 2015 is now in the books. For all those who did not join us for the weekend of fun here is a trip recap of what you missed. Images can bee seen on the photo album here: Video will be posted once edited so stay tuned for that. Sacramento group left promptly at 5:00am from Elk Grove and made the trek to Hollister to meet the other member who signed up for this drive and event. As you can see the weather was rain free and traffic was light for the drive down. On the way to Hollister we somehow timed it perfectly to meet the central valley CA gang on I5. As we drive over under one of the over passes we see them driving over and get on the freeway. This was not planned and I am sure we could not have planned it any better even if we tried. With an hour still left to travel the now bigger group made a quick stop for the restrooms and to stretch our legs. After about 10 minutes we all loaded back up and hit the road to make it to Hollister by 7:30am. Arriving in Hollister around 7:30am we topped our cars off with fuel and waited for the rest of the participants to show up. By 7:40am we had everyone that signed up onsite. We had 21 cars signed up with one drop out who was replaced by one tag along. So we started the day with 21 cars to make the 408 mile trek down to Pasadena. First leg was pretty much traffic free until we hit a local for about 10 mile stretch where they would not pull over. Luckley they turned off towards King City and we were traffic free the rest of the day on the back roads. We hit San Luis Obispo around 11:30am and stopped for lunch at Firestone Grill. We waited about 2 minutes before the pre ordered lunch arrived. They knew were coming and everyone got to experience really good BBQ. So in under 30 minutes we fed a group of 40 people and hit the road. After leaving San Luis Obispo we head south then turned east to drive the last of the twisty roads. We stopped at a town in the middle of nowhere for emergency fuel for a few people. Here we had a scare when one of the participants started driving his wheel started to wobble. We all stopped and found 3 of the 5 studs sheered. So with some team work we were able to get the old studs out and get back on the road. We made it to the hotel around 5:30pm and got everyone checked in for an hour of R&R before we headed to dinner. Saturday we headed to Bimmerfest early and hit some rain. Funny part it was only raining in the mountains and a little spilled over as we got close to the venue. The show has changed a lot over the years. Seems to be lest enthusiasts and a different crowd. That night some of the gang got restless so we made the trek over to Hollywood to head down Hollywood Blvd. After cruising down the blvd and seeing the usual crazy people, we headed to Sunset Blvd. Turning west we made the classic cruise to the ocean where we turned to head back to the hotel. Was a fun few hour run with a bunch of BMW buddies. Sunday the planned drive was canceled as the canyons were driving had rain the night before and was forecasted that morning. It was not worth the risk so we let the group know and made our way home.
  5. If anyone still wish to participate in this sign ups are open until Monday the 18th. Decals and event packet will not be mailed and will be handed to you day of the event. See those who signed up early on the 22nd.
  6. 5 days left to sign up for our drive down. Currently there is 15 of us doing this drive so if you wish to join, don't forget to sign up.
  7. Most recent claimed numbers. Q&A from post on other forms and emails. 1. Yes - there is a caravan from Sacramento to Hollister the day of the event. We are leaving VERY earlier. Details of time and location will be emailed to those who sign up. 2. For those who live in the central valley, we do have a meet up point on the route so you can join the group for the drive down. 3. If you need a radio, Motorola brand radios work best from experience. Models 25 miles up are what most of us going run. Cobra seems not to be as reliable so spend the money of the good radios.
  8. Current numbers already claimed. If you want a specific number it is first come first serve. If you are in the central valley there is a meet up point you can meet the group at so you don't have to trek all the way to Hollister. There will be a Sacramento caravan down that leaves way to early for those don't want an extra over night stay.
  9. Thank you sir. I have more drives out there. I did not post the epic road trip we are doing in June here as not sure the 2002 gang would want to do that many miles. Link is here if you think I should post it.
  10. Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone. I am doing this drive/event as several people asked me to do it so here you go. --------------------------------------------- 2015 Bavarian Weekend Expedition - May 22nd – 24th 2014 The California Bavarian Expedition Weekend is an event open to any and all motor enthusiast. The event is a planned three day trip starting with a fun drive from Hollister and ending in Pasadena California on Friday the 22nd. Saturday morning on the 23rd will spent at the Bimmerfest Car show with fellow BMW enthusiasts. Sunday the 23rd is the drive home for all in attendance. Register for the drive / event here Fee Schedule The base fee has includes all the major items for the drive down to make it easier to keep the group moving as well as provide a fun memento of the drive down. Base fee is $65.00 - Covers decal (w/number choice, shipping, PayPal fees, printed maps) Bavarian Eagal decal Additional items have been worked out at a group rate to make the drive down / stay easier for the group. $15 - BBQ lunch May 22 - Pre Paid to have food ready and to get the group in and out. (Burgers OR, TriTip Sandwich OR, Pulled pork Sandwich, and Chips OR Fries, and Soda) Super 8 Motel $88 - Per night rate for single room bed (tax and parking fees included) $98 - Per night rate for single room bed (tax and parking fees included) I have 10 rooms held currently and can't hold any more without paying for them. So if you want a room at these rates please pay ASAP so I can pay for your room now and hold it. Deadline to register for this group trip is May 11th. Itinerary of activities for the weekend Day 1: Drivers Day Drive from Northern California to Pasadena along fun and twisty back roads. We are avoiding as much freeway as possible in order to have a fun drive VS a speed and distance drive. Lunch will be in San Luis Obispo at the Firestone Grill. For this drive the we request you have a Motorola brand radio that can do sub-chennels. This is for safety reason as well as to ensure the group stays together. The cheap radios don't work so just buy a Motorola. Start Of the event Meet Time: 7:30am - Meet and greet and drivers meeting Address: Safeway Fuel - 591 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister, 95023 Depart Time: 8:00 am – ON THE DOT! If you are late you are on your own. Lunch Stop & Fuel Stop Address: Firestone Grill - 1001 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Pre pay for lunch) Lunch Time: 11:00pm – 12:00pm End of the day Arrive time: ~5:00pm Address: Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 Meet time: 6:30pm Address: Slater's 50/50 - 61 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103   Day 2: Events Day Bimmerfest car show and track day. For those who register, we will meet at the designated area at 8:45am to be lead into the show at 9:00am. The event this year will be held at Fontana Race Way. Address: Fontana Race Way - 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335 Time: 8:45am – Designated area for those who paid to be part of the group Day 3: Drive home We have planned a 112 mile stretch of fun back roads to put us on the other side of the grape vine. This is our version of escape from LA. This is to give us a little fun before we hit the long boring stretch of HWY 5 home. We will be meeting somewhat early to stay ahead of the traffic. Meet Time: 8:00am – 8:30am Address: Starbucks - 475 Foothill Boulevard #M, La Cañada Flintridge, California 9101 Depart: Leave breakfast location at 8:30am on the dot! Once the group has reached the other side of the grape vine, participants are on their own to make their way back home safely. For those that wish to remain in a group, a restroom break will be taken at the base of the grape vine. After the restroom stop, the group will continue up I5. Register for the drive / event here
  11. Well better late than never. Sorry for the long delay on the event recap. For all the images of the trip see the album link here: http://www.raddrives.com/albums/2014-Mammoth_Road_Trip/index.html Here is a great video from one of the participants. https://vimeo.com/108736884 Event Recap: Saturday everyone meet up at the coffee meeting point. There was a little concern as there was a wild fire in El Dorado that was near the route we were going. Thankfully it was well west of the roads we were traveling so all we had was little smoke. The first part of the drive was good. We hit a little traffic as expected but after a short way the road opened up. We made great time and picked up one member of the group in Plymouth as they lived in that area. First stop and restroom break was Merkleeville. After Merkleeville we headed over the range to 395 and Mono Lake for lunch. The weather was clear and sunny with just a few wisps of clouds. Before leaving Mono Lake Visitor center we made a group call to see if we stop and see the Tuffa Rocks. The group said yes and we made a slight plan change to go see the rocks by the lake. We almost had an incident there which you might see in the photos. A Honda parked between two trip members and all of us were wondering what they were thinking. Thankfully no damage to anyone's doors even though you wonder how they got out. After Mono Lake we headed to the Devils post pile to see the rock formations there before calling it a day. These rock formation only are seen in a few places around the world so it is well worth the short hike. Sunday Recap Today was all about making it to Yosemite. The group first made a detour to June Lake which was very calm and serine. Made for some great shots and a fun little detour before hitting the busy park. After the lake stop we hit the park. We made stops to see the usual big items before making our way to Yosemite Village for lunch. This trip of course had a lot more going on and this recap just touches the surface of what we did. While it was a weekend run we did A LOT. We hope to do this run again but make it a three day run so we have more time to see things. For more details of the trip, see the albums to see all the fun you missed on this trip. Hope to see some of you on future trips.
  12. Well better late than never. Sorry for the long delay on the event recap. For all the images of the trip see the album link here: http://www.raddrives.com/albums/2014-Mammoth_Road_Trip/index.html Here is a great video from one of the participants. https://vimeo.com/108736884 Event Recap: Saturday everyone meet up at the coffee meeting point. There was a little concern as there was a wild fire in El Dorado that was near the route we were going. Thankfully it was well west of the roads we were traveling so all we had was little smoke. The first part of the drive was good. We hit a little traffic as expected but after a short way the road opened up. We made great time and picked up one member of the group in Plymouth as they lived in that area. First stop and restroom break was Merkleeville. After Merkleeville we headed over the range to 395 and Mono Lake for lunch. The weather was clear and sunny with just a few wisps of clouds. Before leaving Mono Lake Visitor center we made a group call to see if we stop and see the Tuffa Rocks. The group said yes and we made a slight plan change to go see the rocks by the lake. We almost had an incident there which you might see in the photos. A Honda parked between two trip members and all of us were wondering what they were thinking. Thankfully no damage to anyone's doors even though you wonder how they got out. After Mono Lake we headed to the Devils post pile to see the rock formations there before calling it a day. These rock formation only are seen in a few places around the world so it is well worth the short hike. Sunday Recap Today was all about making it to Yosemite. The group first made a detour to June Lake which was very calm and serine. Made for some great shots and a fun little detour before hitting the busy park. After the lake stop we hit the park. We made stops to see the usual big items before making our way to Yosemite Village for lunch. This trip of course had a lot more going on and this recap just touches the surface of what we did. While it was a weekend run we did A LOT. We hope to do this run again but make it a three day run so we have more time to see things. For more details of the trip, see the albums to see all the fun you missed on this trip. Hope to see some of you on future trips. This post has been promoted to an article
  13. Reminder the event is 2 weeks away if you want to join in the fun. Deadline to register is 10/15 to secure a room at the group rate.
  14. California 500 Miglia - October 18th-19th Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone. --------------------------------------------- See the 2013 event recap and images here The California Coast 500 Miglia (500 Mile) is a fun overnight road trip event. The adventure starts in Portola Valley and heads down through Big Sur to an overnight stop in San Louis Obispo. From San Luis Obispo, the trip heads through the heart of California with a lunch stop in Hollister. From the winery, we will head to Livermore where the drive concludes at the First Street Ale House where we will provide awards to the winners of our road trip games. Unlike typical rallies and road course events, we encourage people to stay in a group and stop at the planned destinations. However, the stops and activities are suggestions, not mandates. Our format is for those individuals, couples or families, who want to have an adventure as well as make new friends with fellow enthusiasts. We mix the day up between driving sections, photo stops and sightseeing opportunities for everyone. This is not a race, so if you looking for a competitive event this is not for you. Register for the drive here The 2014 - 500 Miglia Itinerary – October 18 – 19 2014 Day 1: Meeting Location Date: October 18th 2014 Address: 3130 Alpine Rd #284 Portola Valley, CA 94028 Time: 8:00am Depart: 8:30am drive start on the dot! Activity: Registration and assist with decal application There will be several stops on the way down to San Luis Obispo, including a group tour towards the end of the day at Hearst Castle, and a stop in Cambria to see the Garbage House if time allows. The day will conclude with dinner at a great steak house where if you go home hungry it is your own fault. Lunch stop will be at the Sand Dollar Picnic Area, which is letter G on your turn-by-turn sheet. Planned group tour at Hearst Castle: Address: 700 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452 Time: 2:30pm arrive Tour: 3:00pm After taking the tour of Hearst Castle, we will make the short drive to the garbage house. Address: 881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria, CA 93428 After the quick photo stop, we will head down to the hotel to relax and freshen up before meeting for dinner. Group hotel: Ramada Inn Address: 1000 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Dinner location for the group: F. McLintocks Saloon Address: 133 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Time: 7:00pm till you are tired Day 2: Agenda (drivers day) This day will be more focused on driving than sightseeing. There will be a few stops on the way for pictures, but the focus is on covering miles along some fun back roads. Date: October 12th Breakfast option sit down: Bon Temps Creole Café Breakfast options included with hotel: Hotel Continental Breakfast Depart Time: 9:00am On the DOT! The drive will wind through 137 miles of back roads to end in Hollister for lunch. The stops will be short and we will be sure to get some group photos. Lunch Stop: Address: Running Rooster - 800 San Benito Street. Hollister, CA 95023 time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm The final leg of the drive will be a group cruise until we get closer to the East Bay, where the end our drive at the First Street Ale House in Livermore. There we will pass out awards for the winners of the road trip games and say goodbye after a weekend of fun. End Destination: First Street Ale House Address: 2106 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550 Time: 5:00pm – When you leave Activity: Dinner and awards Register for the drive here


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