Review: The Vintage 2011

We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!  It’s been a short week here at the shop, and we’re still pumped up from our trip to Winston Salem, NC for The Vintage.  If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have already seen a few photos earlier this week.  We’ve had some requests to see more, and I’m happy to share!  Here we go!    Wait–We’re starting up the Friday Night Cruise-Ins today, June 3rd, around 6pm!  This year we’ll be meeting here at the shop.  Please bring any food and beverages that you wish to have.  We plan to get a grill, so feel free to bring whatever you would like to throw on it!  As always, it’s a family-friendly event.  If you have some chairs, you may want to bring those too.  We hope to see you tonight!  And now back to our regularly scheduled programming – photos from The Vintage 2011!

The tradition is to hang out in the parking lot, wash your bimmer, and walk around admiring the other bimmers there.  All was fine and dandy.  Dark clouds that had loomed in the distance made their way closer and closer  and closer…then BAM!   Thunder, wind, and rain swept in, as if to say “You missed a spot, let me get that!”  Ok, maybe that’s not verbatim, but it makes for a good story, right?  It also made for some interesting photos.

The rain was pretty timely, because it was time to go inside and pick up our registration packets and officially meet and greet the other attendees. Once the rain had passed, everyone ventured back out into the parking lot.  We walked across the street for dinner to Senor Bravo.  If you’re ever hungry and find yourself in Winston Salem, go directly to Senor Bravo!  The service was great, and the food was delicious!  We knew from the first bite of chips and salsa that we were in for a great meal.  Ole!

Rumor has it that this 2002tii will be featured in an upcoming issue of Bimmer magazine!

We met a nice couple from Tennessee (Hi Allison and Greg!) who had a very nice 525i wagon, as seen behind Kyle’s 1992 BMW 325ic.

The “barnfind” 2002!  This was one of my favorites!

This event is family and pet friendly!  We made a new little friend…meet Belle!   Her owners, Teresa and John, were super nice.  John works for BMW, so they were in heaven at this event.

Old Salem was so cool.  The textures, the colors, the architecture, the food, the atmosphere, and the cars, of course…what a great place for this event!  And just a neat place to visit in general!

We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather on the day of the event!

We enjoyed a delightful lunch at the Salem Tavern, where the iced tea is just perfect. All the recipes for every dish on the menu are a well-kept secret. Even the waitstaff is not privy to such recipes.

If you’ve got a few moments and would like to see all the photos, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Will we go back next year?  Absolutely!  Are we already looking forward to it?  You betcha!

Have a great weekend!

Written by Reggie's Motorworks

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