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post #1 of 8 Old 27th January 2016, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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15 Years of E46 M3 - South West Tour - Page 2 - BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)

See the thread above and chime in on where to meet for a national meet.

We are seeing if other M owners would be in for a national M car meet and road tour vacation.

If you are someone who will drive you car please chime in on where you think would make for a great event.

Please ask your other BMW M car buddies to chime in.

Current discussions are around a CO meet or Deals NC

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If you are out west id be interested. Not sure what the timing of the event would be, but remember it gets warm out here starting in June.
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I'd be in for Deals Gap, NC, mostly because it's only 45 minutes away for me! ;-)

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15 Years of E46 M3 - South West Tour - Page 2 - BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)

See the thread above and chime in on where to meet for a national meet.

We are seeing if other M owners would be in for a national M car meet and road tour vacation.

If you are someone who will drive you car please chime in on where you think would make for a great event.

Please ask your other BMW M car buddies to chime in.

Current discussions are around a CO meet or Deals NC
Haven't signed up for the M3 Board so will put this here:

This sounds like a great idea and I hope wherever it ends up, I get the chance to attend. I was looking tonight and couldn't find where the thread was about making it a KC or a St. Louis road trip since in the middle of the country (never mind, found it). A lot of people were complaining about boring so I guess the destination shifted even though these are very central locations.

Now I am obviously biased but there are a ton of great roads in NW Arkansas. We have the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains in our back yard and while not the Rockies, there are still some great roads with amazing scenery. We are also very close to the Geographic center of the US (that is why we have so many trucking firms around like JB Hunt). From a realistic standpoint, the biggest problem I see is where to put up a crowd of this proportion. It can be done, it just won't be easy.

Other problems - sorry, driving in from the west, no matter the state, there will be a minimum of 12 to 15 hours of plains. As many have said, boring. Can't argue at all. I have driven to Colorado several times and have learned to hate Kansas (the people are nice though). Oklahoma and Texas are the same. Once here though, I think everyone would love the roads, scenery and people.

Timing is also everything. You don't want to come here from cooler climes in July/August. The heat and humidity can be brutal. Late April and early May can be adventurous as far as weather but temps are mild. If it were up to me, mid/late September is an awesome time to be in this part of the country.

Finally, there is a fun, technical track 1 1/2 hours away from NW Arkansas (Hallet Raceway, just out of Tulsa, OK) where some serious driving could be done for those interested.

If you want to, share this info with the M3 Board. I would be more than happy to talk to anyone with questions.

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Jim,

Thanks for the info, I replayed over to the forum to discuss. I will report back.

There is a new thread on this event with a National M meet title.

Items to point out in regards to why we are doing the event where we are. To be fair to both coasts. Also to me the largest M meet ever in a life time. Here is a item I pointed out on the group discussing this.

The hard part is as follow.

1. getting the word out about the event and getting feedback on what people would like to do. I just joined I think 20 FB groups in order to this on top of posting the forums I am already on. Members here need to reach out to their BMW groups either forum of social to help spread the word.

2. To have people immediately dismiss the event as it is a time and financial commitment. think big picture and the stories you can make from going to such a event.


I harp on number 2 as if you remove the two obvious things of time and money, why would you not want to do a once in a life time event? If doing the same events, seeing the same people, doesn't that get old? That is why I push back on all those who post not for me, to far, I want this one thing or else. I am looking at this as a event that I can tell my kids and friends how awesome it was to have so many M cars across the nation doing events and activities and I got to be there. Plus the drive to and from there alone will be a adventure in of itself.

If we could have made this E46 M3 only that would have be great but a event for 15 people to show up was not the goal started in 2014.

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Jim,

Thanks for the info, I replayed over to the forum to discuss. I will report back.

There is a new thread on this event with a National M meet title.

Items to point out in regards to why we are doing the event where we are. To be fair to both coasts. Also to me the largest M meet ever in a life time. Here is a item I pointed out on the group discussing this.

The hard part is as follow.

1. getting the word out about the event and getting feedback on what people would like to do. I just joined I think 20 FB groups in order to this on top of posting the forums I am already on. Members here need to reach out to their BMW groups either forum of social to help spread the word.

2. To have people immediately dismiss the event as it is a time and financial commitment. think big picture and the stories you can make from going to such a event.


I harp on number 2 as if you remove the two obvious things of time and money, why would you not want to do a once in a life time event? If doing the same events, seeing the same people, doesn't that get old? That is why I push back on all those who post not for me, to far, I want this one thing or else. I am looking at this as a event that I can tell my kids and friends how awesome it was to have so many M cars across the nation doing events and activities and I got to be there. Plus the drive to and from there alone will be a adventure in of itself.

If we could have made this E46 M3 only that would have be great but a event for 15 people to show up was not the goal started in 2014.
One thing is confusing - one thread says the year for the meet is 2017 but this thread says 2016. Which is accurate?

Just checking.



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We tired for this year but as we just got traction with everyone we are pushing to next year to be safe. As I can't change titles I made a new discussion thread.

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