Dorkfest 2012 was held at the BMW Vehicle Distribution Center in Port Hueneme, CA on Saturday August 25th. Attendees started arriving at the VDC about 8am, and the tours commenced about 9:30. The time in between went by incredibly quickly, mostly comprised of meeting and chatting with fellow Coupe enthusiasts along with checking out the 57 different Coupes present. Most every color of Coupe was present, with the exception of Individual colors, and a handful of others.
5 of us met up at Gary’s shop in North Hollywood, Minicorsa, for a while before heading further north to the hotel in Camarillo. Thanks for letting us stop by, Gary! We’re at the hotel now, where there are 19 Coupes spread across the lot. I’d post a photo, but you wouldn’t be able to see much. Looking forward to Dorkfest tomorrow! Like the Coupe Cartel and Dorkfest.org page on Facebook for more photos of the event and other Coupe related goodness.
This M Coupe was posted on pistonheads.com by Silas Benaiah of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom with 77k miles for Â£16,495 (~$25,874 USD). This is only the 3rd Kiwi/Black M Coupe I’ve ever seen. While the other two I posted were Phoenix Yellow, this Sapphire Black M Coupe better compliments the Kiwi leather. Kiwi is closest compared to the Gray/Black leather that I had on my 2nd Coupe, but with a green tint to the sections that would otherwise be Gray. I think it looks best with monochrome paints such as Titanium Silver, Sapphire Black, and Alpine White. Given that I’ve only seen it with Phoenix Yellow, and Sapphire Black paint, I believe it was only available for 2001 and 2002 for the S54 engined Ms — much like Laguna Seca Blue leather.