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bmwm3n528
Mon, Jan-19-2004, 05:41:03 AM
South East Meet and Greet seems to have peaked some interest around the southeast on the e36 M3 section, and I think it would be a great way to get a huge group of M3 guys, among several other types of euro cars, together for a exciting day at the BMW plant in South Carolina.

The past 2 years i've attended, and the one last year where I helped organize this, I've had a great time meeting great people and seeing some spectacular cars. This meet tends to be the largest meet in the southeast, and over the past couple of years the list of cars has grown appreciably (from 30-40 cars to 50-60 cars) making highway footage simply outstanding, and making the drive through the mountains toward Chimney Rock that much more exciting.

SEMAG has usually been centered towards DTMPower / e30sport.net(no longer around) / Bf.c members, but after seeing how many people there are around the southeasts on m3forum i'm sure I could find some interest on here.

Anyway, here's how it would go...

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Friday:

People that would be spending the night Friday night would be able to meet up, and possibly do a plant tour(as the BMW plant is only open on weekdays).

This would give people a chance to get the cars detailed, and get to know some people before the 'big day'.
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Saturday:

This would be the 'Big Day', we would start the day off in front of the BMW Zentrum, where we park all of the cars together(truly a sight to see) and possibly have a small little car show/concours with some prizes.

Give everyone some time meet everyone and check out everyones new toys, etc.

From there we would start our way towards Chimney Rock, hopping on the hwy to get some outstanding highway footage(for people filming and taking pictures, etc.)

Then as we reached the mountain roads we would jump into packs(to eliminate bunching up aka the 'accordian effect') Where we would take a brisk drive through some great twisties and enjoy the scenic views that S.C. has to offer at the same time.

We would close this day with dinner at the Cajun Pig, this is a AWESOME BBQ resteraunt that we've attended every year of SEMAG, and is a perfect closing to a wonderful day.

From there, the people not staying a night will make there ways back home in caravans and people that are staying the night will do the same.
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Sunday:

For people staying Sunday, this will give you some time to do whatever you want to do in/around South Carolina before you head back home.

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Soooo....give me some input here, i'm up for any changes if anybody thinks there should be, just post what you think and if you're up for something like this, post it...and I'll add you to the list

I'll try to get some pictures up from the past years of this get together so you guys can get a better picture of the what actually goes on.

Also, try to throw out some dates of when you think this should go down, generally it's been around April, but i'd have no problem altering the date.

Thanks,

markb50k
Mon, Jan-19-2004, 02:56:19 PM
i did it last year and it was my first bimmer meet and it rocked. the sight of 40 bmws parked at a backwoods gas station was hilarious.

ilitig8
Mon, Jan-19-2004, 04:57:38 PM
As long as I am in town, I am there, actually I am already here... Spartanburg that is.

Vandy

bmwm3n528
Tue, Jan-20-2004, 02:25:08 AM
Bump

jimmypM3
Tue, Jan-20-2004, 02:56:42 AM
What dates?

Ced
Wed, Jan-21-2004, 09:33:24 PM
Sounds like fun.

bmwm3n528
Thu, Jan-22-2004, 02:52:25 AM
Originally posted by Ced
Sounds like fun.

still being discussed...how does june sound?

Ced
Thu, Jan-22-2004, 03:00:32 AM
Originally posted by bmwm3n528


still being discussed...how does june sound?

anytime is good, although a lot of activities are planned for June..spring time may be a better time...

my911FIXXX
Thu, Jan-22-2004, 06:04:30 AM
I may be able to attend from FL. around first part of May. I'll be on my wat to N.C.
Sounds like a great stop over.

bmwm3n528
Sat, Jan-24-2004, 05:22:48 PM
well, may or june?

ilitig8
Sat, Jan-24-2004, 09:04:05 PM
May is fine for me as long as I know 2-3 weeks ahead, June is even better EXCEPT US Grand Prix week which ends with the race on the 20th. Weather is likely better in May...cooler.

Vandy

my911FIXXX
Sun, Jan-25-2004, 07:18:57 AM
Can't make it in June. Will go if in May, just need to know in advance

bmwm3n528
Sun, Jan-25-2004, 08:33:02 PM
yeah, we'll keep USGP in mind as we'll be attending...unless the season is just another schumacher pwnage.

ilitig8
Mon, Jan-26-2004, 05:20:53 PM
Oh don't worry the Scuderia guys will leave it close just for the show... :) Plus Indy is early this year so the hunt will still be on. It was great last year almost (darn Kimi) getting to see MS clinch 6, but it was a waste in 2002 when it just didn't matter.

Just as long as JPM isn't near the lead my family is happy.

I am a 30y Ferrari fan (lots of down time, not a fair weather fan) and my significant other is a Kimi fan, the only thing we really agree on is Montoilet. :) We also have back marker favorites, her's is Sauber and mine is Jordon, I just love the off throttle sound of the Jordon powerplant.

If you go to Indy let me know, we have a group of rabid fans that stay at the same hotel every year and have a GREAT time, we stay right across from the Union Jack and live there when the cars aren't running! Don't worry the majority aren't Tifosi and my best friend in the group is a JPM fan.

Vandy

bmwm3n528
Wed, Jan-28-2004, 09:41:00 PM
sweet, last year we hooked up with Hoosier CCA for their corral they had...awesome experience, plan on doing it this year.

bmwm3n528
Sat, Jan-31-2004, 03:20:59 AM
some pictures from past semag's...

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353gt_sig_1-med.jpg

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353m33t_n_greet03_gas_station_group_pic_1-med.jpg

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353m33t_n_greet03_gas_station_group_pic_2-med.jpg

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353bmw_meet_n_greet_03_hwy_driving_1-med.jpg

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353bmw_meet_in_greet03_e36_group_pic-med.jpg

http://www.dtmpower.net/ppost2/data/500/7353bmw_meet_n_greet03_new_m_car_group_pic-med.jpg

there's tons more swimming around dtmpower, if you're interested do a search.

bmwm3n528
Wed, Feb-04-2004, 02:16:30 AM
B U M P

bmwm3n528
Sun, Feb-08-2004, 05:46:25 AM
Originally posted by bmwm3n528
B U M P

bmwm3n528
Thu, Feb-12-2004, 09:59:36 PM
^^^

bmwm3n528
Tue, Feb-17-2004, 12:11:15 AM
TTT

Hyolee
Tue, Feb-17-2004, 12:14:15 AM
a tour at the plant would be awesome!

bmwm3n528
Wed, Feb-18-2004, 02:55:21 AM
Originally posted by Hyolee///M3
a tour at the plant would be awesome!

well, it's in the agenda...

bmwm3n528
Sun, Mar-21-2004, 05:02:33 AM
April 17th is the concrete date for 2004 SEMAG

Check out www.semag.150m.com ...for more information.