FSC 2016 July Burgers and Bimmers – Ft Myers
Naples/Ft Myers Announces Summer Fun….
Burgers & Bimmers
Proud to announce we’re planning some really cool events this summer on the 2nd & 4th Thursday night of each month. Each gathering will take us to a new restaurant around the Naples, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte area.
Join us July 14th at 7pm when Naples/Ft Myers group kicks-off it’s summer
Burgers & Bimmers at Buffalo Wild Wings at the Forum,
9390 Dynasty Drive, #1, Ft Myers, 33905
BMW table Flags will identify FSC BMW members, come enjoy the food, fun & fellowship. Plenty of Parking for the BMW Corral.
No RSVP required, just show up if you’re in the mood for Bimmers and Burgers!
Ooops, now that’s embarrassing, we stand corrected…
Bimmer vs Beamer vs Beemer
To put it simply, BMW automobiles are called Bimmers. BMW motorcycles are called Beemers (or Beamers).
The term Beemer was first used with motorcycles. The legend goes that when British bikes were popular and the company baa was a well-known manufacturer, riders would often refer to them as Beezers, sort of a way to say BSA as a word. BMW riders then co-opted the word Beemer, as a way of saying BMW as a word. Since BMW manufactured motorcycles well before their automobiles became popular, whenever the word Beemer was said, it was in reference to their motorcycles.
For an unknown reason, when BMW automobiles came about, people started referring to them as Bimmers. Although it doesn’t make much sense why the originators didn’t just call all BMW products Beemers, the names were unofficially designated back in the 40’s and 50’s, and it doesn’t seem right to argue with half a century of tradition.
source: History of BMW (http://www.bimmeramerica.com/history-of-bmw/)