What’s on your Memorial Day menu? Maybe some grilled dogs, burgers, and a few cold ones. For those looking for a little more heat, Bimmerfest is the ultimate destination. BMW fans from all over the country gather to commemorate the unofficial beginning of summer and to do what they love best – look at, talk about, and best of all, experience the Ultimate Driving Machine.
Bimmerfest is the biggest BMW car show in the US. This year – the event’s 17th annual – was held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Did we say “speedway”? We certainly did. The venue offered an oval course and a road course for “hot laps.” The cars weren’t competing – but when you’re flying around a racetrack in a BMW? The thrill is beyond description.
Bimmerfest also featured the Bimmer Challenge race from Speed Ventures and an autocross course. For those who wanted a slower pace – or a break from the action – the Battle of the Bimmers car show, the Heritage Corral and Centennial Corral, and the BMW Fan Zone. This last offered a showcase of the brand’s most iconic vehicles, including a 2001 BMW M3. For those who love the history and tradition of their Bimmers, this was a must-see.
The event has proven so popular that planners added an extra day this year. Over 10,000 came to talk shop with other BMW fans – and to hit the courses for some action you cannot get on the streets (not legally anyway!) If you spot a favorite model, head to Braman BMW to test drive the beauty for yourself.
Missed it? Bimmerfest East will be held in Englishtown, NJ on July 30 – 31. Check out www.bimmerfest.com to get in on the aciton. In the meantime, learn about BMW lease deals so you can drive your own Bimmer to the fun.