On June 3, 2017, BMW of Milwaukee North in Glendale, WI hosted the 14th Annual Badger Bimmers BMW Car Show. Despite the nearly constant rain, nearly 35 BMWs attended. 21 BMWs entered the hotly contested trophy competition. That was a fantastic turnout and proves that windshield wipers DO serve a purpose!
Cars were entered in five classes organized by vehicle vintage, along with a separate “People’s Choice” award for favorite car overall. Class winners were selected by participant and spectator ballot, so cars were awarded prizes based on their appeal and not based on how clean or original they are. I didn’t see anyone with Q-Tips although I think there were a few cars on display that were well-acquainted with that kind of treatment. But that was balanced out by my car which hasn’t even seen soapy water yet this year.
Special thanks to BMW of Milwaukee North for sponsoring a large supply of tasty muffins, bagels, cookies, water, and juice for all participants along with also sponsoring the elegant trophies.
The awards presented were as follows:
People’s Choice: Dan Hannula, 2016 M4 GTS
BMWs of the 1970’s: Cindy Ansay, 1975 2002
BMWs of the 1980’s: Tim Jason, 1989 325is
BMWs of the 1990’s: TJ Worley, 1998 M3
BMWs of the 2000’s & Newer: Cal Calkins, 2015 i8
Best BMW Track Car: Dan Hannula, 2016 M4 GTS