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Show & Shine 2013 Wrap-up Report

Show & Shine 2013 Raises Nearly $12,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Show & Shine 2012

It seems as if we always lead off these wrap-ups with a weather report… so why break with tradition, right? Once again, the Sunday forecast on Friday was wrong (go figure): it called for mid-to-upper 60s with a 20% chance of rain. On Sunday, we never got out of the 50s, and it was wet and breezy throughout the event; not a downpour/washout, just constant and, well….downright unpleasant. Yet, as they do every year, cars started lining up to enter the lot well before sunrise. The lot opened around 7:20am and was full (300 BMWs and MINIs) by 9:45am. By 11:00am there were another 100-200 BMWs and MINIs parked on the street and in nearby lots.

Given the highly uncooperative weather, it's amazing how smoothly everything went. Bavarian Otto offered an attentive crowd some great tips on maintenance, diagnosis and specialty tools. The two raffles (one free, one for charity) gave away more prizes than ever before. The free BBQ (cooked and served by BavAuto's owners and employees) served hundreds of hamburgers, hotdogs and bratwurst in about 45 minutes. And even though the temperature was low, there was high demand for icy-cold beverages from our neighbors at Smuttynose Brewing.

In the vendor tents we had representatives from Koni, Cool Carbon, PIAA, Hella, Sachs, Mann-Filter, Liqui Moly, DForce Wheels, Stealth, P21S, Lexol, CRP, Sonax and Bentley Publishers, where Rob Siegel was autographing copies of his new book "Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic". After lunch, Rob gave a powerpoint presentation and read excerpts from his book to a rapt audience inside Otto's DIY tent.

In the free raffle, we gave away thousands of dollars worth of BMW and MINI gear. You have to be present to collect your prize in the free raffle, so at the end of the day we auctioned off all the unclaimed prizes in a single group, with the proceeds going to the Komen foundation. There was about $350-400 worth of gear on the table. The winning bid was $250 from Michael Williams of Bedford, NH, who has also made the winning bid the past couple of years. (Thanks, Michael!)

And finally, in the Komen charity raffle, we gave away 21 prizes worth more than $10,000. All prizes were donated by Bavarian Autosport and our generous vendor partners so that 100% of ticket sales could be given straight to the Komen foundation. Additional funds were raised through the sale of commemorative Show & Shine '13 t-shirts and pub glasses, as well as hundreds of $1 and $5 donations for the free coffee, donuts, BBQ and beverages. Here is a list of the Komen raffle prizes (all winners have been contacted):

  • aFe Magnum Force intake kit
  • Cool Carbon S/T brake pads (ft & rr)
  • Love-The-Drive convertible windscreen
  • Bavarian Autosport adjustable camber kits (ft & rr)
  • Bavarian Autosport aluminum stress bar (x2)
  • $250 Bavarian Autosport savings certificate, courtesy of Pagid
  • M-style front bumper
  • P3Car side vent boost gauge
  • Bavarian Autosport pre-painted rear wing
  • PitStop Furniture Grand Prix office chair
  • Sprint Booster
  • Burger Motorsport Juice Box Plus (x2)
  • Custom-fit set covers (ft & rr)
  • M-style front bumper
  • $500 savings certificate, courtesy of IRA BMW
  • Set of 4 Hakkapeliitta tires
  • UUC Motorwerks short shift kit
  • Bavarian Autosport replacement brake kit (ft & rr)
    And of course the Grand Prize, consisting of:
  • Set of 4 17" Beyern wheels
  • D-Force wheel spacers
  • Set of 4 Koni sport shocks
  • Set of 4 Eibach Pro-Kit springs
  • UUC Motorwerks short shift kitl.
  • PIAA Xtreme White bulbs & Super Silicone wipers
  • P21S car care kit
  • Bentley repair manual
  • Dr. Colorchip Road Rash paint repair kit
  • Bavarian Autosport pre-painted rear wing
  • $250 Exxon Mobil gas card courtesy of Hella
  • 32" flat screen TV courtesy of Sachs

From all of us at Bavarian Autosport, a great big "THANK YOU!" to everyone who made this day possible, from our generous vendors, to the folks who bought raffle tickets, to the people who travelled hundreds of miles to attend, and the locals who came out despite the damp cold, just to share a few hours of camaraderie with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts in this little corner of the world.

And of course, lets not forget the cars! There were hundreds of beautiful Bimmers and magnificent MINIs on display. You can see a lot of them in our Show & Shine '13 photo gallery. Enjoy!

To view a picture gallery for Show & Shine 2013, click a link below:

Picture Gallery 1

Picture Gallery 2

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