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BMW Club PH Bimmerfest XI attracts 81 cars

BMW Club PH Bimmerfest XI attracts 81 cars image

Text: / Photos: Nickey Jones Bautista | posted June 05, 2014 14:11

Despite the summer heat, the festivities continued to flourish

The 11th edition of BMW Car Club of the Philippines Annual car show took place last Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Molito, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Bimmerfest XI featured the best of the brand and had 81 member, guest and sponsor cars that participated in the event. Despite the summer heat, the festivities continued to flourish with booths from event sponsors.

This year continued the tradition of putting a variety of BMW models spanning thru the ages, beginning with a rare and faithfully restored Neu-klasse 1974-model 2002tii. Following in its track is another fully restored E21 316, an E23 733i and capping with an E32 750i spaced in-between. These models heralded the Heritage category of the competition.

The rest of the display went thru the latest Special models F10 M5 and X5M. In between were a varied mix of 3, 5 & 7 series models from past to present (E28, E30s, E34s, E36s, E39s, E46s, E87, E90, F10 and F30) with a generous sprinkling of M division’s special cars M3s, M5s, Z3Ms. The roadster Z3 and Z4 plus the SAV X5 were also part of the event.

Here is the list of winners:

Best of Show – Carl Cenzon – 2002tii

Best Interior – Jun Perez –E37 Z3

Best Exterior – Charles Aguilar – E46 325i

Best HeritageModel – Tonet Itchon – E30 325i Touring

Best Modern Model – Manny Reyes – F30 320d

Best Special Model – Ricky Ty – E37 Z3

People’s Choice Award – Mike Flynn – E37 Z3M

Best Guest Display – Vincent Kreed – E32 750i

Best Newbie Display – Rex dela Cruz – E46 M3

Even though the day peaked with the intense heat of the Philippine summer, the club members went thru the day (and night) 'Happy' in their hearts as they experienced the Joy of BMW.

Bimmerfest XI is supported by Petron Corporation, Bewith, Bilstein Shocks, H&R Springs, Hillsborough Car Spa, Kelleners Sport, Puma, Saffiro Tires and Standard Insurance. Event Partners - Molito, Doppler Audio, Aguila Glass, Cromax, Motolite, Motevo, Citibank, Shang Salcedo Place, Moldex Realty, Playa Laiya, Eurovision, Lifeline Rescue and AutoIndustriya.com.