Official Homepage of the 8th Annual

Berettafest 2004

Denver, Colorado

Founded in 1859 as a gold mining camp, Denver is one of America's youngest cities - and one of the most exciting. Today, this booming metropolis has a population of 2.4 million and is the largest city in a 600-mile radius - the entertainment, shopping, cultural, sports and recreation capital of the vast Rocky Mountain West.

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The organizers this year have a combined 26 Years of BerettaFest attendance - we know how to make Bfest great!


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Here comes the sponsors!

We have our first sponsor, and invitations to other companies for sponsorship will be sent out shortly.

Tranzgenic, based in Colorado Springs, has signed on to be a sponsor of this year's BerettaFest. Representatives will be available to take your order for custom warm air and cold air intakes. Tranzgenic is also donating one of their custom cold air intakes (a $159.00 value) made for ANY vehicle. Registering for BerettaFest automatically gets you put into the drawing for this, and other, prizes. The random drawings for these items will be done at the Saturday cookout - persons must be present to win!

We are very pleased to have Tranzgenic joining us at BerettaFest! Check out their webpage for more information about their intakes.

Where is it?
Denver, Colorado

When is it?
Thursday, June 24th - Sunday, 27th

What will we do there?
The itinerary shown below is a preliminary schedule. Some events could be moved around or altered in some other way.

Click HERE to see the extended itinerary
11:00AM - 3:00PM Registration at Park and Hotel Check-In afterwards.
3:00PM - 5:00PM Settle at hotel and Dinner
5:30PM - Close Go Karts, Laser Tag, and other such fun at Boondocks Fun Center
8:00AM - 10:30AM Wake up, Eat breakfast and prepare for trip to Drag Track
11:00AM - 1:00PM Leaving at 11:00 SHARP for PMI Drag way
1:00PM - 5:00PM Drag Race at PMI
5:00PM - Stay for PMI Friday Night Drags (5-12) or eat dinner and head back to Hotel
11:00AM - 2:00PM BBQ at City Park
3:00PM - Free time to explore the city
9:30AM - 10:00AM Wake up, Breakfast and goodbyes!

How do I register? What does it get me?
Deadline: May 31st

Register Early! If you are one of the first 30 people to register you will get a FREE decal as shown here. Register quickly - before they're all gone!

NOTE: Late registration no longer allows you to pre-order t-shirts. Some extras will be available at the event, and can be bought on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration fees MUST be received by the May 31st deadline!

In previous years registrations had to be mailed in. This year, we're pleased to announce that we have a brand new registration system that we're going to use. It's web-based and uses ASP with a database. Registration is as easy as filling out an online form. You'll see registration totals and profiles in realtime, and it will make administration much easier for the organizers.

Registration will be $45 per car (includes driver) and $5 per passenger. Registration is required and will include:
  • Substantially discounted rate at hotel
  • Official Bfest 2004 Sticker
  • Bfest 2004 information packet (maps, directions, etc - everything you need to get around town for the weekend)
  • Unlimited food and drink at the Saturday BBQ
  • Entry into PMI Drag Way on Friday where we will have the track to ourselves for unlmited drag racing
  • Entry into all drawings for sponsor-donated items
  • And more!
Click HERE to register

Where will we stay?
The hotel we have selected is a 3 Star Holiday Inn. It is located directly off a main Interstate, and is easily accessed from all directions. It features 236 rooms, parking for 300 cars, a full sized heated indoor pool, fitness center, hot tub, sauna, and 2 restaurants - all within the same building. The rooms are clean, well maintained, and have a choice of King, Queen, or 2 Full Size beds. This hotel also has a full time maintenance staff incase you should have any problem with your room. The normal rate for the time of year is $109/night, however we have secured a group discount rate of only $64/night (with a maximum of 4 people per room, and it's enforced!). Once you have registered, you will be provided with the hotel contact information to make your reservation. Rooms will be held for the group from Wednesday the 23rd through Monday the 28th incase anyone wants to arrive early or stay late.

How much money can I plan on spending?
I get asked this every year, and every year it's a tough question to answer. I've seen people get by with no more than a couple hundred dollars for the entire weekend, and others need much more. A lot of it has to do with how far you are coming from and what your personal spending habits are. With that in mind, I can offer some suggestions and reminders for your planning:
  • Your lunch on Saturday will be covered by the cookout
  • Use your gas mileage calculations to buy gas cards before the event
  • Over-plan for gas useage. Gas tends to get used faster when we are in large groups.
  • Consider sharing a room if you're on a tight budget. A great way to make new friends!
  • Do you want any souvenirs?
  • Don't forget money for a T-shirt
Not counting your hotel room and gas money, most people tend to bring $150-$300 to cover the rest of the weekend like food, souvenirs, etc. I'll add more suggestions as I think of them. Email me if you have any questions.

What is it like at a Bfest?
Attending a BerettaFest is a very unique experience. If you are expecting BerettaFest to be like a Super Chevy type show only smaller and with all Berettas then you're in for a surprise. We actually DO spend a lot of time talking about cars and checking out each other's Berettas, but that's only half of the fun. BerettaFest also focuses on the people of the fest more than any other car gathering that I have witnessed. A lot of time will be spent just getting to know your fellow Beretta enthusiasts on a personal level. This is why there are scheduled 'cultural' events and things not having to do much with Berettas so that we can interact on a more personal level with each other. BerettaFest is about having fun in a new place with old and new friends that all share a common interest - our Berettas.

My Beretta is a clunker. Can I still attend?
Of course! In fact, it's encouraged. Most everyone's cars are daily drivers and are not in immaculate condition.

I don't own a Beretta. Can I still attend?
Do you have a legitimate reason to want to go? Sometimes former Beretta owners sell their cars, sometimes a member's Beretta is down for repairs, and sometimes non-owners spend a lot of time with Beretta owners and start to feel like part of the family. These are all good reasons to attend Bfest. Basically, if you have a sincere interest in attending then we would love to have you join us!

Send questions/comments to Doug