2015 Drivers Awards

Each year the the SoCal Vintage BMW Meet gives out our Drivers Awards, which are voted by YOU – the driver participants at our Meet. The 2015 Winners are as follows:

Best 02 – Robert Pacifici – 1974 2002tii

Best E3 – Mike Burger – 1976 3.3 Li

Best E9 – Kevin Kolozsvari – 1972 3.0 CSi

Best 3 Series – Eddy Funahashi – 1988 E30 M3

Best 5 Series – Vince Gormally – 1985 M535i

Best 6 Series – Henry Cuidad Real – 1985 635CSi

Best 8 Series – Jeremy Barbakow – 1994 850 CSi

Scariest Car (Halloween Special Award) – Dorian Hicklin – 1971 2002

Best Modified – Daniel Valencia – 1985 325e

Best Sponsor Car – Casto Motorsports – 1972 Bavaria V-8 Best Early Model –

Robert Dietz – 1962 700 Baur Convertible Bimmer

Magazine’s Choice Award – Darin Stephenson – 1988 535is

Best Original/Best Of Meet – Mike Malamut – 1968 BMW/Glas 1600GT


Driving season is just around the corner!

2016 driving season - social vintage bmw


We hope you had a good off season getting your mods in and making your vintage Bimmers ready for our upcoming driving season. We’re still finalizing the dates, but we wanted to get out the general scheduled and will update you as we get dates firmed up. We’re going to celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary in style! Dates and locations are subject to change

April – OC Drive
May – Bay Are 02/Bimmerfest
June – Sat Jun 18, Malibu/Mulholland Run to Marc Norris‘ Bavarian Workshop in West Hills
July – SD County Drive
Aug – Ireland Engineering
Sept – Angeles Forest Hwy Run
Oct – 9th Annual SoCal Vintage BMW Meet

Also our good friends Mike Burger, Fred Larimer and Chris Macha organize a BMW Clean Car contest within the larger HB Concours each year, this is their fourth or fifth year. It’s a great venue, registration is easy and you can have your BMW judged or just displayed. This year BMW is the featured import marque. They average around 40 cars and are hoping for more this year. The Concours category is the Super Clean (interior, exterior, engine) and the Street category is the Clean (exterior only). Contact Chris at cmacha @socal.rr.com for more info or go to http://www.hbconcours.org

Ok, have a safe and fun weekend driving and we’ll be back to you soon

John & Jeff