Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl for a preview of the Saturday, May 18th, 14th annual BIMMERFEST 2013 event. Sponsored by ESS Tuning, BIMMERFEST is a car show featuring the biggest and best names in the BMW market including dealerships and the leading aftermarket tuning companies in one day. Thousands of BMW drivers can show off their prized vehicles and compete in the Battle of the Bimmers. The Best of Show Overall winner will receive a free set of Nitto Tires for their ride! Also, other categories will have prices.
Did you know? BMW began as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (BFW) on March 6, 1916. During the First World War, the company only manufactured aero-engine BMW IIIa, a 6-cylinder inline engine. In 1923, the company launched its first motorcycle with the BMW R 32, which used a 2-cylinder Boxer engine and cardan drive. Alongside aero-engines, motorcycle production remained the second mainstay of the company for many years.
The history of BMW cars begins in 1928 when the company purchased an automotive facility. Launched in 1929, the BMW 3/15 PS was the first automobile to bear the BMW emblem. However, it was the BMW 326 that became the most successful BMW to be produced before the Second World War, with almost 16,000 units sold.
The first post-war model was the BMW 501, known as the “Baroque Angel” launched in 1952. In the 1970s and 1980s, BMW developed into an automobile manufacturer with the highest growth in the world. The expansion of the product ranges for cars and motorcycles demanded gradual expansion of production capacities and the sales network. Today, the BMW Group has a global profile in more than 140 countries on five continents. Sales of 1.6 million cars and 113,000 motorcycles ranked BMW the most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles worldwide in 2011.
BMW history courtesy the BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs- Technology Communications.
BIMMERFEST is open to the public. Event hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per BMW to park in the show (including all passengers FREE) or $15 per person to walk in. Kids 12 and under are FREE. You can register for BIMMERFEST by clicking HERE.
Saturday, May 18th BIMMERFEST 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Rose Bowl (Lot H)
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103