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HuGo
01-26-2006, 01:49 PM
How about a little meet on August 5?
I'm trying to put together something to watch the BMW CCA Club Race.
Practice, Qualifying, 2 races in between their driving school.
Plenty of room.

i was thinking that one day, WE ALL, and i mean the entire people registered here (on 318ti.org) *in the U.S of coarse* meet at some point. Set up a date so that everyone has a long time to prepare. That'll be crazy and fun. So it will be like what? 50 TI's in 1 parking lot? im serious we should do this one day. START SAVING UP SOME MONEY! haha.

cali-ti
01-26-2006, 06:09 PM
As far as us all meeting, there is a thing called the BMW CCA Oktoberfest.
This year it will be held in Grand Rapids, MI in July.
lol ... Oktoberfest in July ... w00t! too bad that'll be right around when my gf (wife by then?) will be dealing with a new house/moving i think :(

HuGo
01-27-2006, 12:26 PM
How about, Summer of 2007 we meet in the middle of the country?? Its a over a year to prep, and for people to fix up there Ti's. People who already live in the middle are lucky on gas. :shakefis:

J!m
01-27-2006, 06:36 PM
St. Louis?

"tis under the arch" Summer '07

I'd gladly make the drive if we could get the majority of the US owners there....

HuGo
01-28-2006, 12:57 AM
St. Louis?

"tis under the arch" Summer '07

I'd gladly make the drive if we could get the majority of the US owners there....

How about you guys come here to los angeles :tongue: If we do plan this, we need to call a local hotel, and ask for a massive discount since we might be getting about 40 rooms in one time, haha.

J!m
01-28-2006, 01:12 AM
It wouldn't be fair to the west coast guys to have to pay 1/2 the fuel cost to us east coast guys for driving all the way across the country while you guys just drive down the block...

If we ALL meet, it has to be in the center of the country. I believe the exact center is a bit south of St. Louis, MO, but a decent sized city offers decent sights, night-life and (as you mentioned) hotel space. Close to a track could be very cool if we could get the track for the day too...

I've ben to St. Louis already (old girlfriend drove out there, and I tagged along for the ride), and it's pretty cool.

Anyone else with a reasonable idea??

Tyler
01-28-2006, 01:47 AM
You should all come to RI on July 3rd & 4th. Sit at my house on the water,drink some beers and watch the fireworks. The whole sky is light up,you can see them in Newport,Warwick,Seekonk,Providence and a couple other cities all from my yard. Bon fires galore going up all the beaches around me. It so crazy down by me they have Rent A Cops at the gate and won't allow outsiders come in,only the people who live in Gasspee point can come in. Unless you meet them at the gate to get them in.

Kind of off topic here but last summer i could hear the cars racing at the Seekonk Speedway from my house,kept on hearing the cars go through the turns and i'm like 30 miles away from there. Cross water anyways.

J!m
01-28-2006, 03:22 AM
Thanks for the invite!

Remind me when we get closer to the date- I also have some nice fireworks to contribute...

I used to mtn. bike every weekend out in RI. My friend used to own Bald Hill Mtn Bikes by the mall (maul). His dad took it over for a while; now I have no idea if tit's there, and if so who is running it...

Gas is a bunch cheaper to RI vs. St. Louis...

I'll probably have a BBQ at some point over the summer, so keep an eye out for that!!!

Tyler
01-28-2006, 04:00 AM
Bald Hill thats in the woonsocket area right? I work up at the cvs corp office and i think it's right around the corner from there,i think. I'll be up in that area tomorrow morning to help a co-worker move.

Juni
01-28-2006, 04:28 AM
Im down for that RI meet! I'll bring some beers.

J!m
01-28-2006, 04:28 AM
I don't remember exactly where...

HuGo
01-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Cali to RI would take me like 5 days to drive. People who live in the center would get to st loius easy with less gas, hehe. Lets all meet in canada. Who ever lives close is like who isnt, to bad. LOL just kidding. But it would be great if everyone meets up in one day. Im pretty sure the people that dont like me would love to beat my as$ lol. Ill put up a good fight dont trip. Nah i dont want to fight. Just hang out. Im thinking, 1 straight line of 40 TI's at once. Hondas and other cars well be scratching their heads like WTF?? :confused2 But like i said, we got a year and 6 months to save money for this. I was also thinking that we all post where we live, and well find out a city to make it even for everyone. Lets say for example also, the people who live here in cali, me and the other cali ppl can gather at one spot in cali, and we can drive as a group to the location. So yea, we can all figure out for everyone to have an even drive so that everyone is kool with out. The other option is, for those closer to the location and have to drive maybe 12 hours, can hook up the other ppl who need to drive for 3 days on the gas :mrhappy: No more high school for me, and im looking foward to doing this. And if ur TI's is crashed, then rent a tow truck, lol jk.

1996 328ti
01-28-2006, 12:30 PM
Look at the googemap (http://www.318ti.org/forum/VBGooglemap.php?do=showmain). There are more people east if the Mississippi with most being on te east coast.

HuGo
01-28-2006, 12:43 PM
Look at the googemap (http://www.318ti.org/forum/VBGooglemap.php?do=showmain). There are more people east if the Mississippi with most being on te east coast.

did u change the topic name?? anyway, steve would u be up for it?? next year summer.

andyman7931
01-28-2006, 12:44 PM
Look at the googemap (http://www.318ti.org/forum/VBGooglemap.php?do=showmain). There are more people east if the Mississippi with most being on te east coast.


can we get a text version of the latitude and longitude of everyone in North America on the google map and do an average? That would put us in the center of the ti population.

1996 328ti
01-28-2006, 12:46 PM
can we get a text version of the latitude and longitude of everyone in North America on the google map and do an average? That would put us in the center of the ti population.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/markers.xml

Edit:

Geographic average worldwide is near Richmond (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=37.04773698,+-77.577422&ll=37.046409,-77.579956&spn=2.805868,6.795044).
Geographic average for US members is near St. Louis (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=38.28053593,+-91.79026605&ll=38.281313,-91.790771&spn=2.759589,6.795044).

HuGo
01-28-2006, 01:09 PM
http://www.318ti.org/forum/markers.xml

Edit:

Geographic average worldwide is near Richmond (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=37.04773698,+-77.577422&ll=37.046409,-77.579956&spn=2.805868,6.795044).
Geographic average for US members is near St. Louis (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=38.28053593,+-91.79026605&ll=38.281313,-91.790771&spn=2.759589,6.795044).

So if we did this meet, we would all have to drive to St Loius?

this would be my drive

Distance: 1,748 mi (about 1 day 5 hours)

Anyone live less than 8 hours from here?

1996 328ti
01-28-2006, 01:18 PM
So if we did this meet, we would all have to drive to St Loius?The problem with this that it is the average of everyone. Not those who would go. What we really need to know is how far people would drive. Create a radius around each person's location and see where they intersect. Then see where the most intersects are.

Looking at the google map, the highest concentration is in the east and mid to northeast at that.

HuGo
01-28-2006, 01:24 PM
i was thinking that, for those over seas, if they would like to come, they fly to someones house *who ever accepts them* and that person picks them up in the airport, and then they go together to location, and the person who flew in can chip in for gas.

cali-ti
01-28-2006, 01:34 PM
http://www.318ti.org/forum/markers.xml

Edit:

Geographic average worldwide is near Richmond (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=37.04773698,+-77.577422&ll=37.046409,-77.579956&spn=2.805868,6.795044).
Geographic average for US members is near St. Louis (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=38.28053593,+-91.79026605&ll=38.281313,-91.790771&spn=2.759589,6.795044).
too bad the worldwide average wasn't in the middle of the ocean so we could all have taken a cruise ...:crazy:

well, richmond it is ... and i expect EVERYONE to be there, lol :flamed:

HuGo
01-28-2006, 01:36 PM
too bad the worldwide average wasn't in the middle of the ocean so we could all have taken a cruise ...:crazy:

well, richmond it is ... and i expect EVERYONE to be there, lol :flamed:

we would be meeting in St Loius

cali-ti
01-28-2006, 01:41 PM
worldwide G, worldwide ...

HuGo
01-28-2006, 01:42 PM
worldwide G, worldwide ...

we are not doing worldwide, people from england cant drive through the ocean.

HuGo
01-28-2006, 01:43 PM
thats why i said that the ppl from across the pond gets picked up by someone here and tags along with that person

AlaskaBlue
01-28-2006, 03:44 PM
A ti meet would be awesome! I would be fine with driving to St. Louis in 2007 or Richmond.

bmw318tiChic
01-28-2006, 06:45 PM
I'd love to come along to this, sounds like fun.

HuGo
01-29-2006, 02:34 AM
St Louis, we cant do richmond ppl from australia cant drive here, or england. Unless theres a long as$ bridge in the ocean.

96cali
01-29-2006, 04:08 AM
Crackin' idea!

Just a thought- how about columbus ohio? Ohio is an 8 hour drive for 50% of the US population ( I know that does not reflect this board) and it is between Mid-Ohio Raceway and the Hocking Hills. (awesome place to drive). If we coordinated with bimmer95's dent and dyno fest, we could have at least a 2 day event. Maybe that's too much, but I'd really want a special event (a drive, track day, instructors, dyno, etc) to mak ethe trip. Not that I wouldn't mind tossing back a few beers wit yall, but personal time is hard to get. That goes for anywhere the meet would be, not just cuz Cbus is sorta local.

snwbrdrbum10
01-29-2006, 04:11 AM
I'd be down. Denver is kinda near the middle of the country so yea,St Louis sounds great...how about spring break 2007.. that would be a spring break to remember! or summer...either way, just set a date/week now so we can all plan. and get time off of work.

HuGo
01-29-2006, 04:11 AM
Crackin' idea!

Just a thought- how about columbus ohio? Ohio is an 8 hour drive for 50% of the US population ( I know that does not reflect this board) and it is between Mid-Ohio Raceway and the Hocking Hills. (awesome place to drive). If we coordinated with bimmer95's dent and dyno fest, we could have at least a 2 day event. Maybe that's too much, but I'd really want a special event (a drive, track day, instructors, dyno, etc) to mak ethe trip. Not that I wouldn't mind tossing back a few beers wit yall, but personal time is hard to get. That goes for anywhere the meet would be, not just cuz Cbus is sorta local.

Wherever we go, we need huge hotel discounts. And we should talk to supervisor and be like *HEY WTF, WE GETTING LIKE 40 ROOMS HERE, GIVE US A DISC. OR GET LIKE 10 SWEETS AND EVERYONE CHIPS IN*

we need to plan this out, thast why i said next year, so we have more than enough time. After we can raise some hondas and kill em.

I can already imagine a line of 40 Ti's and ppl being clueless. Then seeing that each car has different license plates. :biggrin:

HuGo
01-29-2006, 04:13 AM
I'd be down. Denver is kinda near the middle so yea, spring break 2007.. that would be a spring break to remember! or summer...either way, just set a date/week now so we can all plan. and get time off of work.

Yep, thas why im saying next year, that way no one plans anything but this trip. But i was wondering, what are we going to wear so that ppl knows who is who, haha. We not gonna be yelling out HEY WHO IS DUSTEN or HEY WHO IS L8 etc..

cali-ti
01-29-2006, 04:15 AM
that's what the picture thread was for :tongue:

HuGo
01-29-2006, 04:47 AM
that's what the picture thread was for :tongue:

i dont get it?

cali-ti
01-29-2006, 04:50 AM
the thread "what do you look like" where people posted their pics ... that way you'd know what people look like when you meet them.

HuGo
01-29-2006, 04:51 AM
the thread "what do you look like" where people posted their pics ... that way you'd know what people look like when you meet them.

oh yea huh. What are we suppose to do, 25 print outs?? lol.

DustenT
01-29-2006, 08:51 AM
*HEY WTF, WE GETTING LIKE 40 ROOMS HERE, GIVE US A DISC. OR GET LIKE 10 SWEETS AND EVERYONE CHIPS IN*

I nominate you! With words like that, we'll definately get a huge discount.

Before you guys get hung-ho about a TI meet ask yourself one question. Can you handle this much TI??? I'm in.

HuGo
01-29-2006, 09:46 AM
I nominate you! With words like that, we'll definately get a huge discount.

Before you guys get hung-ho about a TI meet ask yourself one question. Can you handle this much TI??? I'm in.

LOL ill be more polite of coarse. I already have the image in my head. 40+ TIs in 1 row all lined up. And a crap load of TI's in a parking lot. How long would the drive be to st louis for you Dusten? To me it says 1 day, 5 hours. Not sure if thats non stop.

DustenT
01-29-2006, 11:36 PM
LOL ill be more polite of coarse. I already have the image in my head. 40+ TIs in 1 row all lined up. And a crap load of TI's in a parking lot. How long would the drive be to st louis for you Dusten? To me it says 1 day, 5 hours. Not sure if thats non stop.

It's about the same for me too. Total Est. Time: 5 hours, 46 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 360.27 miles.

SDKmann
01-29-2006, 11:42 PM
Yeah but its worth the drive, St. Louis is a really nice place. We could have it in Iowa in the middle of a corn field!

adamud
01-30-2006, 12:35 AM
Go with St. Louis spring break '07. People that live more than a day away are willing to go to St. Louis.

Even though Topeka's race track got alot of work done on it last summer.

Ill go to St. Louis next year. This spring break is St. Marteen.

bullmand
01-30-2006, 12:44 AM
Guys,
Another option to consider for this would be at The Tire Rack in South Bend, IN. I know they have done events for car clubs in the past. I was staying in Elkhart once and there were about 50 3000 GTs there for a meet at the Tire Rack. I know they have an autocross course and maybe a small roadcourse there. They may do some informational seminars. We could easily find out.

AlaskaBlue
01-30-2006, 01:02 AM
Guys,
Another option to consider for this would be at The Tire Rack in South Bend, IN. I know they have done events for car clubs in the past. I was staying in Elkhart once and there were about 50 3000 GTs there for a meet at the Tire Rack. I know they have an autocross course and maybe a small roadcourse there. They may do some informational seminars. We could easily find out.

South Bend would be awesome. It would be great to get all our tis out on the track for some fun.

1996 328ti
01-30-2006, 01:04 AM
Now people will have to decide what time of year?
I prefer September but I also realize many people are in school.

HuGo
01-30-2006, 01:54 AM
It's about the same for me too. Total Est. Time: 5 hours, 46 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 360.27 miles.

My distance is 1,700 miles from my house.

Steve, i was guessing in july, after 4th july. Or late June. How about we meet in June 18 *my birthday :wink: * Nah not my b-day, i dont wanna get socked 19x by every single one of you, id die. So it would be funny for some people. Lets say we meet in July 3. Dusten gets to leave in July 1 in the morning. But those ppl that need to drive for 2 days need to leave July 1.

AlaskaBlue
01-30-2006, 02:09 AM
June 18 or something like that would be good for me.

snwbrdrbum10
01-30-2006, 02:22 AM
June 9th, 10th, and 11th 2007? or that weekend.

J!m
01-30-2006, 11:24 PM
Tire rack could be a good option. Perhaps they would extend discounts as well, so everyone planning up-grades could bring along a bit of extra cash...

I'm getting new tires this spring, so I should need another set of rears by the time of the event...

96cali
01-31-2006, 07:09 PM
Nah not my b-day, i dont wanna get sucked 19x by every single one of you, id die.

Please clarify this statement. 40 guys and their ti's is gay enuff.

(not that there's anything wrong with that.) :biggrin:

DustenT
01-31-2006, 07:17 PM
Please clarify this statement. 40 guys and their ti's is gay enuff.

(not that there's anything wrong with that.) :biggrin:

I thought the same thing. :hug:

Panzer_M
01-31-2006, 07:44 PM
drove through Missouri(Kansas City to St. Louis via I70) great drive when I was coming back with the Club Sport.

100 acre woods are in Missouri too. and a few Casinios and BassPro Shops.

snwbrdrbum10
01-31-2006, 07:44 PM
does this seem like we're not getting anything figured out...we have to set a date, not just..."maybe june" and where, then we can start looking around for places to go and tracks etc. So i propose June 9,10, and possibly 11th. or 8,9,and possibly the 10th, 2007. In St. Louis, for obvious reasons, then we can go from here to figuring out tracks, meet and greets. I'll make a poll on dates. and the winner is what we pick?

HuGo
01-31-2006, 09:12 PM
it has to be passed the 15th cuz of my spring session of college.

1996 328ti
01-31-2006, 09:44 PM
Posts removed.
Let's stay on topic and keep it clean.

HuGo
02-01-2006, 12:13 AM
i was gonna suggest that but u had closed the thread.

angel318ti
02-01-2006, 12:32 AM
How bout regional meetings? wouldn't that make a little more sense since the U.S. is a big country. Northwest, southwest, Northeast, Southeast, and maybe a few central regions. I'm all up for meeting other Ti drivers. Thats what I'm used to. Let me know when cause I just got my taxes back and now I got enough to drop a new motor and tranny in my baby.

HuGo
02-01-2006, 12:56 AM
How bout regional meetings? wouldn't that make a little more sense since the U.S. is a big country. Northwest, southwest, Northeast, Southeast, and maybe a few central regions. I'm all up for meeting other Ti drivers. Thats what I'm used to. Let me know when cause I just got my taxes back and now I got enough to drop a new motor and tranny in my baby.

you dont know what youre talking about.

Anyway, its till next year. AND I THOUGHT U SAID U WERE GOING TO SELL UR CAR?!

angel318ti
02-01-2006, 01:03 AM
sounds like you don't know cause thats a long distance to travel. even if its next year the country is not going to magically shrink. so much for staying on the subject huh

1996 328ti
02-01-2006, 01:46 AM
Regional meets are good. I'm trying to get something going August 5 in WV, just 1 hr from Washington DC.

J!m
02-01-2006, 02:28 AM
Steve:

Can we have some kind of calendar page or something to track these events in one place?

Digging through reams of posts from God knows how long ago to verify a date is a real pain.

all dates would be verified, and posted by only you.

It might limit the crap-laden post proliferation...

And, it might not.

1996 328ti
02-01-2006, 02:43 AM
Steve:

Can we have some kind of calendar page or something to track these events in one placeYou mean like this?
http://www.318ti.org/forum/calendar.php

318tibimmer
02-01-2006, 06:34 AM
I met up with snwbrdrbum10 last night and tried to help him with his Ti, he told me about a possible US meet, I would be in. Common guys let's pull a time together. Sounds to me like Mid to late June might work for people. Keeping it to weekends - would be the weekend of 15-18 (fri - mon) or 22-25. I am really up for any time I just need to know ahead of time. Let's firm up a date and go from there. Maybe have an offical POST on the main 318ti.org page and RSVP information, just to get an idea of how many people are comming. But first things first the Official Date. Let's choose

angel318ti
02-01-2006, 06:39 AM
That's the biggest problem we are facing. when and where are two very difficult questions.

HuGo
02-01-2006, 10:25 AM
sounds like you don't know cause thats a long distance to travel. even if its next year the country is not going to magically shrink. so much for staying on the subject huh

what in the world are you talking about?? When did i even say the US is gonna shrink?? What shrooms u taking, i want some.

HuGo
02-01-2006, 10:45 AM
Ok in my opinion is, we should BE THERE in St. Louis at June 22, 2007. And no arrival time, people might come earlier or later than others. So ppl like me, would have to leave my house June 20 at midnight since it will take me almost 2 days to reach there. And we all take off home on June 25, 2007. So Its a year and 6 months of gathering some serious gas money and 3 night stay at a hotel. Keeping in mind that ill try and talk some sence into the supervisor to give a discount. I think in November 2006 we will need to call the hotel to reserve 30+ rooms so that we for sure have somewhere to sleep. So its a year and 6 months to save up that money, and have a long time to ask your supervisor for a week of from work. With that said, IM SUGGESTING WE ARRIVE THERE IN JUNE 22, 2007. So those long distance ppl need to leave earlier to get there that day. How does that sound?????

Now where will we meet??? Sucks that we dont really know the city *unless someone knows it* I was planning on meeting in a huge parking lot or in a corn fields somewhere haha. Or we can just all meet at the hotel we will be staying in. Unless someone knows the area, and know of a huge parking lot, please say so.

The rooms, im guessing 100+ a night, but im hoping we can get a good discount and maybe 60 a night??? Will you guys be wanting to pair up, or individual rooming???

I think the date i set is perfect enough, and like i said, we have over a year to prep up so no more fooling around with the dates?? ARE YOU GUYS DOWN??? JUNE 22, 2007???

If this is the official date, ill try and see where we can meet and im going to be looking around for hotels and ill be calling and ill ask for that disc. Before i do that though, i need to know WHO WILL GO.

So now, from the help of you steve, can you make a thread or some kind of special thing were we can put down who is going??? So that i can see afterwards and i can start calling hotels and ask them. Hoping we get more than 30+ ppl going and im sure we could get a discount.

Anyone who is in touch with BMW or BMW related magazines/people/associations should tell them and let them know so we can get a picture taken of this succesful meet we did. I think they will be impressed.

IM NOT BEING THE BOSS BUT I GUESS THIS WOULD BE OFFICIAL, JUNE 22, 2007????

Ps. Bring a friend if youd like, help you with that gas/hotel money.

Mean while, send me a pm of whos going and ill make a list on M. Word or something.

I would have really liked if we did this near a beach, but it would be either here in cali or in florida, and im not really to much down for driving 5-6 days. So i hope St. Louis atleast has a nice lake or something. Or a water park where we can chill since it WILL be summer.

THANK YOU GUYS, AND LETS MAKE THIS LITTLE DREAM OF OURS POSSIBLE. PLEASE SUPPORT ME ON THIS, AND ILL TRY AND FIND OUT WHATS UP WITH THE HOTELS.

THOSE WHO KNOW THE ST. LOUIS AREA, PLZ PM WITH SOME GOOD LOCATIONS TO MEET UP. THX.

Yours Trully, Hugo.

EDIT: When we do get there, please dont harm me, i come in peace, lol. Nah what i wanted to say and forgot was, Those close to eachother *members* should gather up in their little location so that you guys can come together.

For example, lets say me and 4 other ppl here from cali are going, we need to see where and what interstate we will all end up being together in. Lets just say ill end up in Las Vegas along my way, those other 4 are also gonna pass through vegas, then us 5 need to plan where we would meet so that then the five of us drive together to St. Louis, i hope u guys get it?

J!m
02-01-2006, 01:13 PM
You mean like this?
http://www.318ti.org/forum/calendar.php

I guess so! We can add events to this, or only you? (i might suggest the latter).

The nice thing is, if you end up out of town, you can check the local library or internet cafe and see if there is anything going on near you if you forgot your notes on events in that area.

I travel quite extensively all over the north east, as far west as Kentucky, as far north as Niagara falls / Maine, south to Virginia (in the ti; I travel farther in the truck). A pretty big area with the vast majority of members in it. Chances are any given weekend there is something going on. If I'm in the area, I'm there!:smile:

1996 328ti
02-01-2006, 01:40 PM
I guess so! We can add events to this, or only you? (i might suggest the latter).I believe anyone can add although I do get a notification.
If one person abuses it I'll change it so I need to approve them. That seems like work.

HuGo
02-01-2006, 01:42 PM
I believe anyone can add although I do get a notification.
If one person abuses it I'll change it so I need to approve them. That seems like work.

can you make a thread where people just put it, yes they will go? How's my idea/date??

J!m
02-01-2006, 02:36 PM
I've ben thinking about it, and it may be TOO far into the future for people to plan. Perhaps people who commit will have sold their tis for Ford pick-up trucks by then, or joined the army or circus, got married, had sex-change operations, who knows...

Six months to a year is about the time frame we all operate on. I can understand needing time to save money, but again, on that note, you save up a grand just for the trip, and you warp your head. There goes the trip...

we are all interested, but not all will be able to attend, regardless of how soon/far out the trip is planned. Another possibility is to set a date/time/place for this coming summer (perhaps keep all the same) and make it an anual event. Members may come and go, but the yearly ti fest will live on.

I organized one with Ben Liaw at Rogue Engineering back a few years, and the turn-out was less than spectacular. If it's an anual event, those who don't go the first year will have a good idea of exactly what to expect and how much to save. All the hotel arrangements will be in place (roll from current year), sign-ups are easy AT the event for the next year...

Many of the Land-Rover events I attend (and I attend a lot of them) do it this way, and it works out quite well.

SO, I vote for having the event THIS summer, at the risk of loosing a few people, and possibly gaining a few as well, and making it an anual event.

DustenT
02-01-2006, 02:53 PM
I've ben thinking about it, and it may be TOO far into the future for people to plan. Perhaps people who commit will have sold their tis for Ford pick-up trucks by then, or joined the army or circus, got married, had sex-change operations, who knows...

Six months to a year is about the time frame we all operate on. I can understand needing time to save money, but again, on that note, you save up a grand just for the trip, and you warp your head. There goes the trip...

we are all interested, but not all will be able to attend, regardless of how soon/far out the trip is planned. Another possibility is to set a date/time/place for this coming summer (perhaps keep all the same) and make it an anual event. Members may come and go, but the yearly ti fest will live on.

I organized one with Ben Liaw at Rogue Engineering back a few years, and the turn-out was less than spectacular. If it's an anual event, those who don't go the first year will have a good idea of exactly what to expect and how much to save. All the hotel arrangements will be in place (roll from current year), sign-ups are easy AT the event for the next year...

Many of the Land-Rover events I attend (and I attend a lot of them) do it this way, and it works out quite well.

SO, I vote for having the event THIS summer, at the risk of loosing a few people, and possibly gaining a few as well, and making it an anual event.

I can probably do it this summer. I like the track idea too. I would love to track my Ti for the first time with some fellow Ti'ers. Or maybe autocross?

I understand the low turn out, that happens a lot will internet plans. People suddenly get shy when it's time to meet. Maybe we could open it up to other bmw owners too? Or not...

Is it just me or does a National meet seem like a huge step when most of us have never been to a regional meet?

Panzer_M
02-01-2006, 03:43 PM
Ok Idea

Smaller Ti meets til this

Last Summer at SummerBlaze 05, we had 5 Ti show up, with Gooten being the farthest from NC.

I suggest the Ti Crew just commit to the already planned BMW events, Local or CCA and just find each other there to start.

I am planning on attending more meets around the country as PanzerMotorSports is rolling along more and more.

In May 2005 I plan on going to a rallye at Deal's Gap for Strong-Stock

and I am going to CFBMW Okoberfest @Sebring(Not finalized yet), Sharkfest, Challenge Rally 2006 for the Russel's Home For Children(Central Florida event)(CFBMW is hosting this year), 12hr@Sebring(Just going to have a large group of Bimmerheads for the party), and several other events.

Summerblaze is again going to be a Florida event. But we might be doing it at Gainesville Raceway in place of the oven of Orlando. (The committee is going to get into the details soon and I'm involved this year)

angel318ti
02-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Well, you guys might want to get permission from 1996Bmw318TI because he seems to think that it all evolves around him/her(not sure what he is boy or girl cause he sure cries a lot) He was very upset at the fact that I suggested regional meets. I beleive that once we have more group participation, with groups that are commited, then, and only then, you will have groups that are willing to travel further distances.

SDKmann
02-01-2006, 05:08 PM
Yeah that would be the best idea. Mabye there should be a east coast meet, a west coast meet, and a midwest meet.

angel318ti
02-01-2006, 05:56 PM
having a national meet is not a bad idea it's just not to the point where people will travel cross country. They don't know anybody, hell I don't know anybody. But I am willing to participate. Maybe small meetings during the spring time and a main National Ti fest in the summer. So as to better help brake the ice. I was in the Syndikat club in Germany and even with the language barrier we were able to meet and travel to different countries (Austria, Switzerland, France, and luxembourg) to meet at shows. All I'm saying is lets brake the ice and then go for the big one.

J!m
02-01-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm not afraid to drive, he//, I just drove over 800 miles this past weekend...

I just think, as has been pointed out, that we all have trouble planing too far in advance.

I'm fully willing to drive to St.Louis, but I'd like to see more than two tis there. I can see more than that at the Mauls here on LI, it's just the drivers are not often in tune with the pulse of the car as we are...

1996 328ti
02-01-2006, 06:52 PM
Let's cool this thread down a bit.
I'll speak with Kai about Sharkfest.
I'll also talk to a friend of mine from the E30 M3 sig.

Let's not reinvent anything. These two groups run successful events.
The E30 M3 SIG have regional meets.

Let me also look for some addons that will help with the planning.

snwbrdrbum10
02-01-2006, 06:58 PM
It sdounds like everyone is for St.Louis...SO PLAN ON THAT, now, the big one is a date...late june so people in school ,would be fine by me...but no later than july fourth...it gets way hot there @ that time of year

andyman7931
02-01-2006, 07:29 PM
In May 2005 I plan on going to a rallye at Deal's Gap for Strong-Stock



What's going on @ deal's gap? Let me know more, that's about a 2 hour drive for me, it'd be fun to meet up there if you're cool with it. I'm also assuming that 2005 was a typo...

Panzer_M
02-01-2006, 08:30 PM
What's going on @ deal's gap? Let me know more, that's about a 2 hour drive for me, it'd be fun to meet up there if you're cool with it. I'm also assuming that 2005 was a typo...

Bill Strong, a member here brought it up and I fell in love with the idea.

www.strong-stock.com

yea o5 is a typo, I've still not in the 06 mindframe yet.

HuGo
02-02-2006, 10:08 AM
well i put what i thought, and tried to set up a plan that should go on. If we want to do this than we can, if we dont then we dont. I suggested June 22, 2007. We can do this or we cant. So like i said on my long post, give me a pm for those would like to go hoping i get 30 ppl to go and find out the hotel prices. At the time im gonna be 20 and it will be a big thing for me driving so far out. The farthest i drove was to las vegas when i was 17. I did it with no problem. I went to Las Vegas with my friend, and we were going to stay with his friend in vegas. As we get there, turns out that it was same phone number no more and we found his house by my friends memory. He was telling me, make left here right there, trying to remember and he hadnt gone for about a year. We went without even calling that person, we didnt know if he moved out or not and we found the house after 40 mins of driving around. So im not scared to drive to st louis. SO like i said, we can go with my opinion or go with another *towards the national meet* opinion.

Panzer_M
02-02-2006, 12:44 PM
June 22 2007. 66 years to the date the Germans invaded Russia.

just thought I'd share.

andyman7931
02-02-2006, 01:25 PM
June 22 2007. 66 years to the date the Germans invaded Russia.

just thought I'd share.


should we all drive our bmws to Russia to remember that date???

96cali
02-02-2006, 08:00 PM
So we're meeting in Moscow, Kansas instead? :tongue:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=&city=Moscow&state=KS&zipcode=&country=US&location=R2PobWsxYIo7ogupgAoTz3J%2fr9o4QfMTTv6CuDDVcLokaFczCo083RRsMmTB1HBPz0Vo19%2frFCrqmO4hG8SnMhc FVYVgISdC&ambiguity=1

bmwpwr
02-02-2006, 08:08 PM
So we're meeting in Moscow, Kansas instead? :tongue:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=&city=Moscow&state=KS&zipcode=&country=US&location=R2PobWsxYIo7ogupgAoTz3J%2fr9o4QfMTTv6CuDDVcLokaFczCo083RRsMmTB1HBPz0Vo19%2frFCrqmO4hG8SnMhc FVYVgISdC&ambiguity=1

Im cool with that! Im only 4 hours from Moscow in Wichita!

J!m
02-02-2006, 08:31 PM
I've never been to Kansas...:confused:

Juni
02-02-2006, 08:36 PM
I think the whole idea of regional meets just makes more sense. However, it is a good thought, but putting it into effect (national meet) would requier some serious commitment from the participating members. IMO I see more members willing to make a regional trip, rather than a cross country trip. It would be great if we all had regional meets on the same day, take some pics, make a calender of it or something. Just my .02.

96cali
02-02-2006, 10:15 PM
I would like to strongly suggest building on an existing event somewhere in mid-america. It may be easier to organize, get publicity, get track time, good rates, etc. I also think having variety (eg other "cult" bimmers like the e30 M3's) would be interesting and appropriate and motivation for me to drive 2 days. I want other stuff to do!! :tongue:

andyman7931
02-02-2006, 10:16 PM
I think the whole idea of regional meets just makes more sense. However, it is a good thought, but putting it into effect (national meet) would requier some serious commitment from the participating members. IMO I see more members willing to make a regional trip, rather than a cross country trip. It would be great if we all had regional meets on the same day, take some pics, make a calender of it or something. Just my .02.


I agree... I don't see myself driving more than 3-4 hours just to talk bmws...

Tyler
02-02-2006, 10:27 PM
I've never been to Kansas...:confused:


Why would you want to,there's nothing in that state. If you stand on a rock you can see all the states around you.

cali-ti
02-02-2006, 11:47 PM
Why would you want to,there's nothing in that state. If you stand on a rock you can see all the states around you.
and while you're standing on the rock, a tornado will come along and suck you up ;)

adamud
02-03-2006, 12:02 AM
HAHA very funny.

Im for any kind of meet.

I need to get away from this pancake state.

HuGo
02-03-2006, 01:14 AM
so then no more national meet??

We getting off subject.

So just say whether we going to do this, or we gonna call it off.

DustenT
02-03-2006, 01:29 AM
Let's cool this thread down a bit.
I'll speak with Kai about Sharkfest.
I'll also talk to a friend of mine from the E30 M3 sig.

Let's not reinvent anything. These two groups run successful events.
The E30 M3 SIG have regional meets.

Let me also look for some addons that will help with the planning.

^^^^^^It helps to read the thread^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

angel318ti
02-03-2006, 02:31 AM
I think the whole idea of regional meets just makes more sense. However, it is a good thought, but putting it into effect (national meet) would requier some serious commitment from the participating members. IMO I see more members willing to make a regional trip, rather than a cross country trip. It would be great if we all had regional meets on the same day, take some pics, make a calender of it or something. Just my .02.
Eureka!!!!!! Juni me and you are on the same page! :dance: Why dont we try this instead. It doesn't even have to be the same day as long as every region meets in some kind of way. It doesn't have to be the major cardinal points either. It could be by city or state. I'm just throwing ideas out there but it would be more fun that way I believe

Juni
02-03-2006, 03:22 AM
Eureka!!!!!! Juni me and you are on the same page! :dance: Why dont we try this instead. It doesn't even have to be the same day as long as every region meets in some kind of way. It doesn't have to be the major cardinal points either. It could be by city or state. I'm just throwing ideas out there but it would be more fun that way I believe

It's just common sense really. We can all hook up at a lake or something, BBQ, BYOB (bring your own Bimmer, or Beer, whatever) and have a cool ass day. Shoot the sh!t, and take a boat load of pics!!! I would drive a few hours for that.

angel318ti
02-03-2006, 03:50 AM
amen, same here!

HuGo
02-03-2006, 09:58 AM
whatever you guys want to do. Whos in the west coast?

1996 328ti
02-04-2006, 02:45 AM
If we were to hold a meet in May or June of 2007, who is really serious?
I understand people can't commit even 30 days in advance.
I'm looking for people who will commit to such an event.
If you can't commit or not interested, please vote also.

In the Washington, DC area the timeframe would be mid May.

HuGo
02-04-2006, 10:44 AM
I would attend to St Louis but i dont think im gonna go anymore since no one wants to do this anyway.

1996 328ti
02-04-2006, 12:29 PM
I would attend to St Louis but i dont think im gonna go anymore since no one wants to do this anyway.That's what I am trying to determine. If only 5 people want to go, is it really worth it?

HuGo
02-04-2006, 12:31 PM
That's what I am trying to determine. If only 5 people want to go, is it really worth it?

of coarse not. I may be getting outta hand but maybe atleast 20 ppl, think about how much money we will spend, i mean a good 20 atleast to make it worth while.

318tibimmer
02-06-2006, 10:14 AM
I don't know if you would get 20ppl but I know you can count on 2 from Colorado. I don't know how far we will be willing to travel (at least to St Louis), but I would like to be kept in the loop. I would love to have a Reginal or National meet.

KetteringTi
04-07-2006, 08:10 AM
If we were to hold a meet in May or June of 2007, who is really serious?
I understand people can't commit even 30 days in advance.
I'm looking for people who will commit to such an event.
If you can't commit or not interested, please vote also.

In the Washington, DC area the timeframe would be mid May.

I'm down.

Bobbak
07-27-2006, 08:34 PM
that would be awsome and fun please tell me if anyone plans to do something

I always see people with hondas and classic cars and motorcycles and all of them meet up and hang out this must be done!!!!

3DGE
07-27-2006, 09:06 PM
a 6000 mile drive (roundtrip), hmmmmm IDK if i can do that, also what about thoes in europe and downunder?

JPerfect
08-02-2006, 04:51 PM
I'd be down with Washington DC, it's like 3.5 - 4 hours from where I live. I've taken road trips there in the past. I could do St. Louis, because I have a cousin that lives in Memphis, and that's like 3-4 hours away.

I would NOT drive past the Mississippi. I've taken a roadtrip through Phoenix to L.A. once, (not in my car THANK GOD) and I'd do it again, but not in my car. Just so everyone knows the timeframe, I went with a cousin, and we didn't stop. Only for gas. We grabbed food and starbucks double shots at gas stations along the way. 43 hours to Los Angeles from New York City.

That was two years ago, before gas was ten bucks a gallon. A flight might be cheaper these days, since I recall we gassed up 13 times, and started with a full tank.

So Washington DC I would be 100% there. 100%!
St. Louis, i think it's near 80% depending on my work/school schedule, because I'd have to make more than a weekend out of it.

Will'sBimmer
08-02-2006, 05:38 PM
i would make the trip to St. louis or anywhere around me. i live in memphis tennessee. i think if we are going to do a meet lets just have a poll or thread where you can post where you live and what part of the country you are willing to drive to. once we can figure out how people there are going and where they are going to meet. then we can all get a better sense of what will be going on. so i will go make this new post and poll for people.:biggrin:

Will'sBimmer
08-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Please everyone respond with where you live and what areas you are willing to drive to. this way we can all see whom we could meet up with and how many people could show up for the meet. we gotta know if this will be worth it for everyone to do.

1996 328ti
08-02-2006, 06:44 PM
Looking at the google map of members, the most central location is the Richmond, VA area.

Panzer_M
08-02-2006, 06:48 PM
Looking at the google map of members, the most central location is the Richmond, VA area.

how far is that from Spartenburg NC?

1996 328ti
08-02-2006, 06:57 PM
how far is that from Spartenburg NC?That's South Carolina. ;)
6-6 1/2 hours.

HuGo
08-10-2006, 04:44 AM
So whatever happen to this.

1996 328ti
08-10-2006, 05:27 AM
I say Williamsburg, VA.

USMC318ti
08-11-2006, 07:30 PM
VA really does seem centraly located, i live in Norfolk, we have
a VABIMMERS.com club with meets every Sunday, and get two
or three Ti's every week.

HuGo
08-12-2006, 02:10 AM
you guys are being cheap. Virginia is NOT the central of USA. I would have to completely drive across the country.

1996 328ti
08-12-2006, 02:38 AM
you guys are being cheap. Virginia is NOT the central of USA. I would have to completely drive across the country.It is central to most people. Kansas is the geographic center of the US, but VA is closer to more people.

HuGo
08-12-2006, 07:43 AM
It is central to most people. Kansas is the geographic center of the US, but VA is closer to more people.

so us in the west coast must suffer an extra 2 days worths of driving and expenses and you guys drive just 15 hours. Yea the center of the east coast would also be in the middle which u say its kansas.

tol4o
08-12-2006, 08:12 AM
I think there should be two meetings. One for East cost and one for West coast. I don't see myself driving to CA, or the guys from CA comming to DC for example.

1996 328ti
08-12-2006, 12:22 PM
so us in the west coast must suffer an extra 2 days worths of driving and expenses and you guys drive just 15 hours. Yea the center of the east coast would also be in the middle which u say its kansas.
We've gone through this. Pick a day in the spring and just do it.
It's probably best to tag along with a local BMW CCA chapter at one of their events or help then arrange their event. Say a BBQ or picnic in a park.

AlaskaBlue
08-30-2006, 06:13 AM
Hey kind of bringing up a semi-old topic, but is there going to be a semi-national meet? I would be good to go near anywhere in the mid-west or east coast. I love Steven's idea of tagging along with a local BMW CCA chapter. Possibly attend a BMWCCA autocross on a sunday or do a DE weekend.

Hope to see you all some time this summer coming summer.

pdxmotorhead
08-30-2006, 07:55 PM
According to some page offa google...

"The geographical center of the lower 48 states lies outside of Lebanon, Kansas, in the middle of a hog farm."

I don't want to go to kansas.... Toto can have it... :)

Dave

Etienne
08-30-2006, 09:18 PM
According to some page offa google...

"The geographical center of the lower 48 states lies outside of Lebanon, Kansas, in the middle of a hog farm."

I don't want to go to kansas.... Toto can have it... :)

Dave

Hehe, Toto. I drove through Kansas on my way to Colorado... most boring drive of my life, lol.

As long as it is in the summer though, I'd be willing to drive there (I think my original vote was east of mississippi), but I am not sure I really want to be in the middle of nowhere.

Bluebimma
08-30-2006, 09:58 PM
As long as the weather is good, car is doing great, and good on finances...id be down for a road trip from mid US all the way to east coast.

AlaskaBlue
08-30-2006, 09:59 PM
Maybe we could get all the midwestern-ish ti's to meet up at a specified point then caravan out there.

J!m
08-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Hog farm hunh?

That's very interesting.

Did you also know pig flresh is the closest type to human flesh?

Etienne
08-31-2006, 11:44 PM
pig skin grafts anyone?

SDKmann
08-31-2006, 11:51 PM
Hehe, Toto. I drove through Kansas on my way to Colorado... most boring drive of my life, lol.

As long as it is in the summer though, I'd be willing to drive there (I think my original vote was east of mississippi), but I am not sure I really want to be in the middle of nowhere.

Hey, its not that bad out here. We have Pat Militich and all the great UFC fighters, and if we have it in the QC I can give you guys a tour of my friends pig farm and teach you how to castrate a pig!

Etienne
08-31-2006, 11:58 PM
Virginia sounds nice... hehe :)

whats "the QC?"

SDKmann
09-01-2006, 12:03 AM
Quad Cities, thats where I live. Its a city that is half in Ill and Half in Iowa. Its right on the river, if its on a map it will probably show up as davenport, the biggest of the four main cities. Come on, I know you guys want to take away a pigs manhood...

Etienne
09-01-2006, 12:10 AM
Come on, I know you guys want to take away a pigs manhood...

sounds like a good poll question... lol.

At least it isn't sperm harvesting or artificial insemination -- /shudder.

SDKmann
09-01-2006, 12:21 AM
Lol, Ive never castrated a pig but my friend had to do it before he left for college, we laughed about that for a while. Actually the QC wouldnt be a bad place because its in the middle of the country.

Mothman
11-23-2006, 06:55 PM
I game am for a 07 Summer Road Trip, putting away $$ ducks for it. If it is going to be a West Coast to EAST Coast thing, then I want to stop a visit places. With 204k on my baby will really need to get her checked out before we head out.

At Cal State Long Beach for BS Kinesiotherapy then a Masters in Physical Therapy. Staying with family in Woodland Hills,CA near Northridge now.

If anyone needs there window fix let me know, I have it down to 15mins from start to finish. (part # 51 32 1 938 884 Window Slide)

Mothman

Cali to RI would take me like 5 days to drive. People who live in the center would get to st loius easy with less gas, hehe. Lets all meet in canada. Who ever lives close is like who isnt, to bad. LOL just kidding. But it would be great if everyone meets up in one day. Im pretty sure the people that dont like me would love to beat my as$ lol. Ill put up a good fight dont trip. Nah i dont want to fight. Just hang out. Im thinking, 1 straight line of 40 TI's at once. Hondas and other cars well be scratching their heads like WTF?? :confused2 But like i said, we got a year and 6 months to save money for this. I was also thinking that we all post where we live, and well find out a city to make it even for everyone. Lets say for example also, the people who live here in cali, me and the other cali ppl can gather at one spot in cali, and we can drive as a group to the location. So yea, we can all figure out for everyone to have an even drive so that everyone is kool with out. The other option is, for those closer to the location and have to drive maybe 12 hours, can hook up the other ppl who need to drive for 3 days on the gas :mrhappy: No more high school for me, and im looking foward to doing this. And if ur TI's is crashed, then rent a tow truck, lol jk.

HuGo
11-23-2006, 07:53 PM
im not gonna go no more. So many people probably want to kick my ass and i cant take on everyone at the same time. What is it, like half this forum?

angel318ti
11-24-2006, 05:10 PM
FYI north west isn't minnesota or montana. northwest is oregon and washington, maybe Idaho.

kirbykirbykirby3
11-24-2006, 06:34 PM
A Meet would be awesome, Guess I missed the main part of the convo :(.


Would a Regional meet still be up for the east coast? (Atlantic Cost).

ill_black_assassin
01-12-2007, 02:15 AM
it needs to be on the east coast

HuGo
01-12-2007, 02:22 AM
it needs to be on the east coast

i dont think its gonna happen. But if it does, someone has to set it up calling hotels and place they would stay. I aint going so i aint gonna organize it anymore.

1996 328ti
01-12-2007, 03:34 AM
Looking at the map (http://www.318ti.org/forum/vbgooglemapme.php?do=showmain), Williamsburg, VA is pretty much the most central location east of the Mississippi.

theinfiniteface
01-12-2007, 04:42 AM
Hawaii, anyone?

Vazquezp
03-07-2007, 01:40 AM
so is there going to be a meet or not.>? i got about half way tru the thread and just decided to ask instead

1996 328ti
03-07-2007, 03:33 AM
so is there going to be a meet or not.>? i got about half way tru the thread and just decided to ask instead
Doubtful. It looks like I'll be moving within the next few months so I won't be planning anything. You might want to try posting in the regional section to strike up some interest.

HuGo
03-07-2007, 06:05 AM
You guys can go ahead and have one, i aint going.