On May 20, 2017 more than 30 BMW’s lined their way across Waukesha’s beautiful Frame Park for Badger Bimmer’s 5th Annual E30 Picnic. The day began with overcast conditions and 44 “bone-chilling” degrees. By the time lunch was served, the temperature had climbed to only 46 degrees with light rain. Yes, the weather was not suitable for any kind of picnic. We did have a great core group of diehard E30 attendees that would not have missed the event rain or shine.
Many E30’s joined us ranging from M3, 318i, 318is, 325i, 325is, 325ix, along with multiple convertibles. A fine group of assorted BMW models also joined in the display area for the group to enjoy. BMW enthusiasts from across the state spent the morning showing off their stock standards and creative modifications.
I’d like to once again thank Badger Bimmers for providing a great lunch “spread” that no doubt added to the success of the event. Congratulations to our raffle recipient, Michael Nelsen, who won the 2017 Badger Bimmers BMWCCA Blackhawk Farms Raceway Drivers School and Safety Seminar Driving Event Certificate.
Special thanks to TJ Worley for his event promotion through social media and the WI Bimmers Forums. With his expertise and our Badger Bimmer Facebook page, we were able to reach out far and wide to many BMW enthusiasts to insure a very successful gathering.
I enjoyed our collective camaraderie and look forward to the next time we can all get together. Be sure to join us next year when we meet again to show, discuss, appreciate, and admire these incredible driving machines.