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Re: SD/LA Bimmerfest Caravan Info (archive)

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Posted by MikeyZ on April 17, 2000 at 22:52:45:

In Reply to: SD/LA Bimmerfest Caravan Info posted by Vicky on April 17, 2000 at 11:11:06:

I'll be there! But, Yes the 5 hits the 405, but you want to go south! (not north! you will go nowhere) to get to the 101 West. A much better way to go (and save about 20 min) is to go 5 North to the 134 West (through burbank) to the 101 West.

I have an artist loft downtown right off the 5 and I use this route weekly. Everyone will be driving right past my loft! So, I will definately be there!



M Roadster driver John Freeman is leading a caravan from San Diego to Bimmerfest at Cutter Motors in Santa Barbara. He asked if his caravan could meet up with the Los Angeles caravan, which I proposed to lead. From LA, the 2 caravans would join together and go the rest of the distance to SB. The more the merrier I say. This message is pieced together from an email from John with my comments/edits added. If you would like to join either convoy, please read this message carefully. You don't have to RSVP to either John or myself if you don't want to, but you do need to be on time.


Here are the particulars:


The San Diego Convoy will leave from the Starbuck's in La Jolla Village Square at 6:30a.m. on April 29th (Saturday). It is right off the 5 freeway, next to Ralph's, the address is:

: 657 Villa La Jolla Drive
: La Jolla CA 92037

: We will start gathering at 6:00am. The route that we are planning will be as follows: 5 North to 405 North to 101 West (Ventura) Exit Balboa and make a right. ETA at park will be 8:30am and then leaving at 8:45am The address for the park is:

: 17015 Burbank Blvd
: Encino, CA 91316


The Los Angeles Caravan will be leaving with the San Diego caravan from Balboa Park. I propose we (LA people) meet at the park at about 8:00am on Saturday the 29th. This will give us time to get organized, get fuel, and get acquainted before the SD caravan shows up. John and I both have cell phones to communicate. After the SD Caravan shows up at Balboa, we will wait until 8:45am or 15 minutes (whichever is later) and then we will leave for SB.

: It is approx. 80 miles from Balboa Park to Santa Barbara.

Once we're in Santa Barbara, exit Hope Ave towards La Cubmre road, merge into South Hope road and Cutter Motors Will be on your left. The address is 402 South Hope Avenue. If everything works accoding to plan, the caravans should roll into Cutter at about 10:30am.

: John Freeman's email address is: [email protected]
: My email address is: [email protected]


We will be using Motorola Talkabouts to communicate during the drive. If you have one (or two) bring them with you. If you want one, you can get them cheap on EBay all the time.

: I am by no means a proud person, so if you have suggestions to make this work better, please let me or John know and we'll do it.

: - V -

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