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    Exclamation Attention All Coupe Owners - Dorkfest 2011 Officially Announced

    Registration is open. Please register by clicking here.

    See our Dorkfest website and Facebook page..

    Ian (summerskimo), Andrew (caliagents) and I have been working behind the scenes to bring this incredible event back. Briefly, the date is Saturday, August 27, 2011; the location is the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Northern California; and the purpose is to bring M/Z3 Coupes and their owners together.

    I'll be the first to admit that I never went to any of the previous Dorkfest events, but I've heard the stories and seen the pics. There's a whole new generation of coupe owners who never got the chance to experience a sea of coupes, and there's a bunch of long-term coupe owners rearing to do it again. Is it still possible bring upwards of 50 Coupes together in one place? Spread the word and help us to find out August 27...



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    Quote Originally Posted by clintjg View Post
    We need a 'dink' fest for us east coasters...
    I agree!

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    Keep in mind that the planning has just begun. Thankfully, a couple NorCal folks have already stepped up with input on hotels, restaurants, and drives. I'd also like to hear from people who went to the prior Blackhawk Dorkfest meet, to find out what they liked most about the event.

    We planned Dorkest to coincide with the Indy Grand Prix weekend at Infineon Raceway. Either Saturday evening or Sunday morning, we will caravan to the Sonoma (one hour south) to attend the Sunday race. So, I'd like to some feedback from folks in Sonoma area about hotels and restaurants. Thanks in advance.
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    Coupe guy - "Z3 drive, eh? Can coupes come?"
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    Roadster guy - "Coupe event, eh? Can us roofless guys join?"
    Coupe guy - "No, roadsters are for girls."

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    I've been thinking about this for a while wondering about doing it in Vegas. I haven't had the time or know how to arrange something of that scale. I'm stoked that you guys are doing this. I'd love to drive the Coupe out and meet a bunch of Coupe fanatics in person. I'll have to figure out the logistics on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWin View Post
    Coupe guy - "Z3 drive, eh? Can coupes come?"
    Roadster guy - "Of course, everyone is invited!"

    Roadster guy - "Coupe event, eh? Can us roofless guys join?"
    Coupe guy - "No, roadsters are for girls."
    Yeah, I hear you, but remember that Ian and I also helped to start ZRally and we will be involved with future ZRally events. But we couldn't let Dorkfest just fade away, especially with all the new coupe fanatics out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintjg View Post
    We need a 'dink' fest for us east coasters...
    I'd be up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWin View Post
    Coupe guy - "Z3 drive, eh? Can coupes come?"
    Roadster guy - "Of course, everyone is invited!"

    Roadster guy - "Coupe event, eh? Can us roofless guys join?"
    Coupe guy - "No, roadsters are for girls."
    Haha.. Love the way coupe folk are so separatist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWin View Post
    Coupe guy - "Z3 drive, eh? Can coupes come?"
    Roadster guy - "Of course, everyone is invited!"

    Roadster guy - "Coupe event, eh? Can us roofless guys join?"
    Coupe guy - "No, roadsters are for girls."


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    Quote Originally Posted by JWin View Post
    Coupe guy - "Z3 drive, eh? Can coupes come?"
    Roadster guy - "Of course, everyone is invited!"

    Roadster guy - "Coupe event, eh? Can us roofless guys join?"
    Coupe guy - "No, roadsters are for girls."
    Quote Originally Posted by amancuso View Post
    Haha.. Love the way coupe folk are so separatist.
    I can honestly tell you that Rob, Ian and Andrew are not coupe "separatist" like some of the other members here. I know all three pesonally, and although they would love for nothing more than to get me into a coupe (I'm a coupe guy at heart), they respect me for who I am and the cars I drive. They've (unofficially) kept me in the "loop" as far as taking over Dorkfest and how they should go about it, even though I'm not a coupe owner. I haven't had much say in it, but I did tell them that since it was a coupe only event before, it should continue as such.

    With that being said, ZRally is one of the best organized car "gatherings" I have ever had the pleasure of attending. If ZRally is an indication of how the new Dorkfest will be, it's going to blow away any previous Z/M coupe gatherings!

    I may have to get a coupe sooner than later just to go!
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    ^ Thanks Dion

    We realize that we have our work cut out. There were over 60 Zs at the first ZRally, but only 16 coupes. The thought of getting double or triple that amount of coupes at Dorkfest is




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    ^ Excellent We really need the San Diego and LA coupes to rally. Strength in numbers

    These are the hotels the museum recommends. If someone local has a contact, or can post some feedback, I'll start making inquiries for a host hotel

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    (925) 855-8888
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    Homestead Studio Suites
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    San Ramon Marriott at Bishop Ranch
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    Courtyard by Marriott, San Ramon
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    Sierra Suites
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    Alright! Dorkfest revived. I'll be there.
    Start spreading the news.

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    Alright! Dorkfest revived. I'll be there.
    Start spreading the news.

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    I'd love to come but the timing doesn't work. I have very few commitments that far out but my wife's birthday is one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB5416 View Post
    I'd love to come but the timing doesn't work. I have very few commitments that far out but my wife's birthday is one of them.
    And what a wonderful way to spend her birthday, a weekend away in California's beautiful Bay Area!
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