The Ride


On Saturday the 28th of September 2019, ‘E28, The Ride, Meeting and Tour’ is organized in Friesland, The Netherlands. This is the 4th Edition of a big meeting and roadtrip with a record number of BMW E28’s & E12’s.

What? A super fun day, with a meeting, workshops, roadtrip and more!
When? Saturday September 28th of 2019, starting 09:00h in Franeker
Who? All lovers and owners of a BMW E28 & E12

More? Yes! Because The Ride is only a month away, so we have a full program ready. What makes this day so interesting?

Even more??? Yes! We have beautiful t-shirts designed especially for this day which we of course all want to wear for the group photo! Order it now in our Webshop.

The Ride


09:00 o’clock the doors will open at Marconistreet 2 in Franeker. Coffee, tea, lemonade and some nice local pastries will be ready for all participants.

While we are enjoying our coffee all participants should come in until we are complete no later than 10:00 o’clock, because the program starts with a number of educating workshops!

The kids (and their parents too) can experience how Video Games in the ‘80s were! Part of the shop is transferred into a real arcade hall with different game consoles and home computers from Atari.


10:00h we start with 4 workshops, you can enjoy the following sessions:

-Rebuilding the wiper motor incl. the de-and-installation of it

-Replacing the window trim, we still need a donor car for this!

-Diagnose a ‘ no-start ‘ incl. explanation of the diagnostic socket

-How to get your instrument cluster out of the car and the differences between a type I and type II

We repeat this for one hour so people can rotate and see everything.


11:00h we will hand out the route and explain ‘The Ride’, the start of the trip will be done in a car-nut appropriate way, as we will give the big bang by blowing up a couple Airbags!

You can enjoy the beautiful Frisian landscapes, small winding roads and beautiful villages in your classic 5-series on the drive.

13:00h we arrive at our lunch location “Galamadammen” where we, just as before, can eat, drink, exchange stories and relax from the sprints we did 😉. All food and drinks here are included in the registration fee for this event!


14:30h we continue our scenic drive until approx. 17:00h when we will end it onto our party field in Greonterp. Here we have the opportunity to make fantastic group photos and end the day with delicious snacks and drinks from various ‘ food-trucks ‘.

We have decided that the consumption of food and beverages at the food trucks is for everyone at their own expense, so you can decide whether you have 4 hamburgers or that you just enjoy a few dozen of Dutch poffertjes!

In the meantime ’80s pop music will play in the background and we expect nice weather to complete this great day!



At the previous editions we called this the Elfstedentocht (11 cities tour). This year, however, we want to focus on less driving and more time to enjoy the cars, the people and their stories. We called it ‘The Ride’ because we want to create an unforgettable day. Do not miss it!



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At the start we will there is coffee and cake on the house. We assume that everyone in going to join the lunch. The participation rates are therefore including lunch. Dinner at the end of the ride will consist of some nice food trucks. There everyone can make their own choice. This is at their own expense.

When you enter below, you will receive a reply within 48 hours by email with instructions for the payment. Registration will be final after full payment. Registration closes Sunday September 8th 2019.

Registration per car please.

Vehicle (including the driver) 25 euro
20 euros per passenger (children under 6 free, until 12 years €10)

In addition to all the activities and the entire program you will receive a nice gadget upon arrival.


Registration form:



See you on the 28th!