BIKES AND BIMMERS? 7 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE #BIMMERFESTNG

The New Home to Motorsports, Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) on October 6 was one of the few fantastic and energetic places in Lagos Island. TBS had much scenic goodness, sparkling automobiles, beautifully “mod” vehicles, fresh smell of burnt tires and many automobile enthusiasts. It was an amazing display of supercars action!


Before we start ignition, let me shine the light on #BMWCLUBNIGERIA

According to AutoJosh, BMW Club of Nigeria is an exclusive organisation operating under the guidelines of BMW Clubs International Council, Munich. The Club is also a proud member of BMW Clubs Africa.

The 2019 Edition, “Xtreme Xperience” was organised by the BMW Club of Nigeria. It’s about the fourth installment of #BIMMERFEST in Nigeria and so far, the support from sponsors and car lovers has been massive.

Are you ready for this?

As Lagosians anticipated the season finale of Big Brother Naija [Pepper Dem], automobile enthusiasts converged Sunday Noon with their Supercars and BMWs. Nigeria’s commercial nerve was literally a hub of activities featuring the best Rides, Gears and Accessories, Racing Events and Stunts.

If you are a Motorsports enthusiast and you weren’t at #BIMMERFESTNG, you missed a lot. Luckily for you, this article will give a strong insight on what to expect in the next Auto Show.

7 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE #BIMMERFESTNG


#1. Bikes and Bimmers

If not anything at all, you should attend subsequent #BIMMERFESTNG for the culture. It’s the biggest “motor thing” in Africa and the perfect blend of event for auto lovers in Nigeria.

The Car Festival stands out because it’s open to anyone with good wheels. Isn’t that great? You can also join the lineup next time. TBS had peculiar feel and perfect weather conditions to accomodate BMWs like 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 series, M-Power series and X series.

VIP Xperience…

The VIP experience was quite surreal, guys there didn’t have to mix with the crowd and they enjoyed a great view of the Bike and Car happenings. The Ticket cost 15,000 Naira with snacks and drinks.

#2. Superbikes Parade

The Bikes lightened the scene with thunderous revs and screeches. It was mind blowing to be there and Brands featured included the Honda CVR, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley Davidson and Triumph.

Also, the Bikers came in groups but the best entrance was by Bikers with Attitude and Determination Gang (B.A.D Gang), others had cool display too, they were Predator Brothers and the Female Bikers Initiative (FBI), a group popular for previous breast and cervical cancer awareness campaigns in Lagos.

#3. Supercars Parade

Tafawa Balewa Square compared to its usual calm and relaxed atmosphere, morphed into a bustling public space on Sunday. The best part of the supercars parade was when a latest Range Rover was unveiled, the 2019 SUV isn’t even up to a year on the market! Exquisite German Engineering, Mercedes Benz Brabus with V8 Bi-turbo Engine was also showcased.

Featured lineups from Supercars of Nigeria and others luxuries were the Jeep Wrangler – Rubicon & Sahara, Dodge Challenger, Mercedes Benz, Chevy, G Wagon, BMW X4, X5, X6 and a custom made “Rage” Quad Bike.

#4. Vintage Collections

Initially, anyone would have believed that the FIESTA had been restricted to latest automobile models around the would but to our greatest surprise, the event slowly drifted into an “old man’s haven.” Mercedes Benz “V-Boot”, Mercedes Benz C230 and BMWs over a decade old joined the lineup and they were appealing to vintage enthusiasts.

#5. Motor Stunts

Hey ericotrippers! I’m reminiscing right now on the tire marks on TBS Grounds. It was a colourful display of stunts like the 360, Doughnuts, Burnout, Swift turns and J-turns through a bunch of cones.

Guess What? Show Offs weren’t restricted to cars alone, the Bikers performed and BMX Bicycle Riders and Guys on Rollerskates were Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

#6. Celebrities

Mesmerising musical performances from artistes added an extra hype to the event. Immediately after the National Anthem recitation, melodious sounds filled the air for the rest of the day.

The VIP seats were near celebrities like Rudeboy “Paul PSquare”, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Larry Gaaga to mention a few. Some of them even performed exceptionally, Alex Ekubo and IK Igbonna proudly pulled off a grand entry in their Chevy Camaro.

#7. Vendors

This last weekend was a good dose of fun and action at #BIMMERFEST because of the vendors. They cheerfully distributed freebies. Coscharis Motors PLC, Elizade, Slay Motor Accessories, Indomie, Motul, Infinity, Techno, Rite Foods, B.A.D Gang, F.A.M.E Group and Silverbird Film Distribution.


Side Attractions…

💥Ankara Coated Fashion Accessories by @vikheskouture

💥Catwalk Session

💥Exhibition of BMW X7 7-seater latest model, X3 and X5 SUVs by Coscharis Motors Group

💥Food + Drinks

💥Free Car Diagnosis

💥Manufacturers Exhibition

💥Presentation of Motul Prize to Best Drifters

💥Stunt Challenge

💥Tech Session

💥Videogame Contest

Thanks to all the sponsors that made the occasion a success.


ABOUT CONTRIBUTORS

Ade has lived in Lagos forever, he is a petrol head and automobile enthusiast. He follows a lot of autosport content and Ade likes to think people call him black gold because he shines like gold. Some of his favourite brands include “old skool” Mercedes Benz and Volvo.
☆Follow Him on Instagram! – @blackgold_mercedes


Akeem is a graduate of Architecture from Bells University of Technology. He has a chilled personality and is currently working on his masters degree. Akeem enjoys music concerts, public attractions and video games with friends.
☆Follow Him on Instagram! – @akeem_dmf

Take the Wheel…

Dear Readers, I invite you to share your thoughts on the #BIMMERFESTNG event in Lagos. Asides that, When was the last time you attended an automobile exhibition and How was it?

Thanks for the love and support Guys!

See you next week,
Eromonsele Emmanuel


Photos from Akeem, Ade, AutoJosh, BMWCLUBNIGERIA, Genchi, Shots by Chaka and Tenor.

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