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      05-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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California treated us well!

IND, GT Motoring, and Project 808 went to Santa Barbara for BimmerFest, and had a very warm welcome. We spent the weekend hanging out with the car enthusiasts who were in California for the show, all the way from kids who just bought their first E21 or E30, up to some of the heaviest hitters in the industry. Santa Barbara’s polo field was a perfect location, and the restaurants and bars we found in the city made for some of the most fun we’ve ever had at a BMW gathering.

GT Motoring had the extra pleasure of driving to California all the way from Chicago! Driving across the country in a brand new E92 M3 with KW Coilovers and an Amuse Ericsson bumper is really an impressive feat.

It was a huge pleasure to hang out with people that I’ve admired for years like Karl at ActiveAutowerke, who’s experience in this business makes every meeting a lesson to a younger company like ours; Terrence at Nitto, who has stood behind us for two years now, and allowed us to display our version of the new M3 to the BimmerFest public; Peter from Vorsteiner, who’s also supported us literally since our inception; Chad Pino, who’s been a supporter of ours all year, Vinh, who’s car turned out absolutely perfect; Danni from Brembo, and so so many others.

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Anyway, here are a few of our photos:

Beast at the Villa

GT Motoring E92 M3 project car



New Challenge Diffuser

Amuse Ericsson front bumper

Villa



Bimmerfest @ Nitto tire booth




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      05-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nice pics... I need to make the trip x-country for this one year.
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      05-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Oh shi- more challenge diffuser pics
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      05-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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Great pictures Ilia!!
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      05-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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hell with the cars where did you guys stay? that place looks great!
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      05-04-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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It was a pleasure to be out there with the BMW Community at Bimmerfest and hanging out with our friends at IND and GT Motoring in California. Already can't wait for next year and hopefully we can bring out the Project 808 cars there for you all to see as well
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      05-04-2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Wow, looks great. Beautiful villa, too.
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      05-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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Nice pics.
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      05-04-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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Wow both cars are sooo sexy, loving the new challenge diffuser
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      05-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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Nice pics Ilia! Both cars look amazing...perfect fit for that beautiful California casa!!
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      05-04-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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Congrats and nice pics!!!
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      05-04-2009, 09:24 PM   #12
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It was great hanging with the guys at IND, GT Motoring, Anup. We'll see you guys soon, and Bimmerfest next year.
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      05-04-2009, 10:06 PM   #13
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Beautiful cars guys, glad you enjoyed the show!
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Is the Challenge diffuser made of cf? Hard to tell but looks painted black to me.

Nice pics, BTW.
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I'd like to thank s4izzle for being the coolest dude I have ever met.

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Missed you guys out there but saw the rides. Just a beautiful in person as in the pics.
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      05-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #17
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Ilia, it was great to finally get to meet you and Mike at Bimmerfest... the E90 M looks sick...thanks again....


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      05-04-2009, 11:06 PM   #18
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How do you not scrape the bottom of the Ericsson bumper with it being that low?
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      05-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #19
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Talking Wow the pics look really good and the M3's are just sick

I hope I can make bimmerfest next year, my deployment in Iraq will be way over by then I just have to stay safe until then.
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      05-05-2009, 12:02 AM   #20
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Looks like a great event, I want to make it out there next year

Ilia and the guys at IND are great to deal with. They may be new on the scene, but they operate like 15 year veterans in the game. Can't go wrong with them
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nice pictures of the house
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