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Bimmerfest 2012

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Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted May 09, 2012 18:24

The 9th Bimmerfest floods Bonifacio High Street with BMWs

Every May, BMW enthusiasts all over the world gather together for their respective Bimmerfests. The Philippines is not an exception for this day of appreciation for everything BMW. The 9th Bimmerfest was spearheaded by none other than the BMW Car Club of the Philippines, the only officially recognized BMW car club by BMW AG and the International Council of BMW Clubs. Despite the rainshowers, the show was still on and it brought a different kind of flood as some of the metro's nicest BMWs flooded the Bonifacio High Street with an assortment of preserved, restored and tuned BMW vehicles.

 Bimmers on Bonfacio High Street

A total of thirty-nine of the club's best looking cars were feted in the traditional show and shine competition. The following were adjudged the winners in their respective categories after careful inspection and much deliberation:

BEST INTERIOR – Jowin Claudio – E34 525i

BEST EXTERIOR – Tonet Itchon – E30 M3

BEST HERITAGE MODEL – Mark Robles – E36 325ci

BEST MODERN MODEL – Sanny Sarcia – E60 525i

BEST SPECIAL MODEL – Ogie Abastillas – Z4

BEST GUEST DISPLAY – Dondi Custodio – Z4M

People’s Choice Award – Khris Yang – E82 1M

Aftermarket parts distributors and service companies were also present to show their latest offerings as well as launch new brands and products. Brembo was officially debuted by Autoperformance Philippines which recently acquired distribution of the popular Italian brake products. Wheel Gallery debut its new Kelleners Sport wheel and tuning products lineup, the German brand has been long associated with BMW performance and styling modifications. Bilstein and H&R presented their latest BMW offerings through distributor Makna Marketing. ARC Automotive officially introduced its new Sonax professional detailing services. Race Chip was also present for those who want a little more performance out of their BMWs. Official Philippine BMW distributor Asian Carmakers Corporation displayed the new BMW M5 which it recently unveiled at the 2012 Manila International Auto Show.

The festivities were opened by the Brigada band and high-trotting stiltwalkers and culminated with a party to celebrate the camaraderie of the members and the three letters they love – B.M.W. Autoperformance Ph also held its Brembo GT5 Challenge with the BMW M3 on Monza Circuit which was won by Chiko Ward for the Club Member Category and yours truly for the Media Class.

BMW Car Club of the Philippines members

Supporting the event are BBS, Bilsetin, Blaupunkt, Brembo, Caltex, H&R, Kelleners Sport, Nitto Tires, PIAA, Sonax, Standard Insurance, Bonifacio High Street - Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Government, ARC Automotive, Aguila Glass, Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Inc., Doppler Audio, IWATA, Hawaiian Coffee Company, Taguig City Government, and AutoIndustriya.com.