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BAVAUTO Show & Shine




Show & Shine is Bavarian Autosport’s biennial Customer Appreciation and Charity Fundraising Day. It is held at our headquarters, here in Portsmouth, NH.

What started out as a handful of local enthusiasts getting together in our parking lot has developed into one of the largest one-day BMW/MINI gatherings in North America, with more than 300 cars on the premises and another hundred or two lining the streets. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?...

  • Next event: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine.
  • It’s free!
  • Show off your BMW or MINI and share styling and detailing ideas with other enthusiasts.
  • Check out a vast array of BMWs and MINIs, from old to new, from 100% stock to super-modified.
  • Chat with representatives from companies such as Hella, Lemförder, Liqui Moly, MANN-FILTER, KONI and others.
  • Take advantage of special "Show & Shine Only" discounts in our showroom.
  • Enter our free raffle and win one of dozens of prizes.
  • Enjoy a complimentary BBQ and refreshments.

Help Us Raise Money for Good Causes

You are also invited to join us in supporting some good causes by purchasing tickets for our charity raffle ($5 each or 5 for $20). You could win one of 43 prizes (for the 43 years we’ve been in business) ranging in value from $100 to more than $2,500. This year’s Grand Prize is a trip to a BMW Performance Center for a One-Day M School plus sightseeing trip, including transportation and hotel … or $2,500 cash!

PLEASE NOTE: If you can’t make it to Show & Shine, you can still support one of the causes by buying your raffle tickets online or by phone. You do not need to be present to win. This year’s beneficiaries are:

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • BeTheMatch.org
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

When you purchase your tickets, you can select which charity you would like your donation to support.

Show & Shine Schedule:

8:00 am - The parking lot opens. PLEASE NOTE: The parking area directly in front of the building is being used for displays and activities. Attendees’ cars will be parked around the other three sides of the property, so there's no need to arrive at zero-dark-thirty in hopes of getting spot in the front lot.

- ALSO NOTE: Only BMWs and MINIs will be allowed on the grounds; spectator parking is available nearby. (If you plan to stay for just an hour or so, we recommend using the spectator parking, as it can be difficult to exit the grounds once the show begins.)

- Tickets for both the free and charity raffles will be available under the big tent in the front parking lot, as will free coffee and donuts. A limited number of Show & Shine 2017 t-shirts and beer glasses will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the charities.

- Representatives from many of our vendor partners will be inside the tent, ready to tell you about their product lines and answer your questions.

- Our retail showroom will be open. You're welcome to come in and browse, ask questions of our staff and make purchases. (PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of keeping the checkout lines short, please take care of any returns or customer service issues during our regular hours of operation, Monday thru Saturday.)

9:00 am - Welcome! Show & Shine officially opens. Raffle drawings begin and continue throughout the morning.

Noon - Lunch is served! We will provide a free BBQ lunch for everybody. The menu usually includes hamburgers, hot dogs, knockwursts, chips, dessert and beverages.

12:45 pm - Closing ceremony and the drawing of the Grand Prize.

For more information, call 800.535.2002 or email [email protected]

Browse photo galleries from previous years on our Facebook page: