You have Bimmerfest for the BMW owners. There is Fastivus for the Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts. Subiefest is for Subaru owners. And there’s Big SoCal Euro. It’s not just a make-specific meet and gathers thousands of enthusiasts for one big freaking European car show. That’s what’s so unique about this event and I decided to attend for the first time this year.
Euroklasse hosted two caravan rally points and one happened to be just 10 minutes from my house so we got up early morning and left to caravan from Orange County with about 100 cars. Personally I enjoy cruising with a caravan instead of trying to race down as fast as I can. There were a few of us that stuck together and we rolled down as a group. Seems like there are always groups of 328i’s speeding down and acting a fool. Maybe they have something to prove to the M guys?
We got to Qualcomm Stadium around 11AM, a good three hours before the gates opened at 2PM. We were hungry so we went to McDonalds and had some food. After we finished eating and still had 2.5 hours left to kill, we were regretting going to so early with the cruise, but we ended up entering the lots anyways. Hundreds of cars were already gathered at the event. So many people came out early to setup tent and have some nice cold beverages.
GIAC Tuning was the main sponsor for the event and guess what car I saw first when I entered?
We saw Ayed from Kings Auto Body Shop, Euroklasse with their F80 widebody M3, VMR Wheels and Mike from Status Gruppe just to name a few.
TAG Motorsports was there to showoff a few of their always-stunning cars. They even brought out a very special Ferrari 488 GTB, but one of my favorites of the show was a black F82 M4 decked out with DINAN products.
When it was time to go we found this super clean Jet Black E46 M3 with Apex Arc-8 wheels. Apex Race Parts! Where you at? We could’ve setup a booth here!
Before we left the meet, we asked some of the local people about some photoshoot locations. We were trying to go for a sunset shoot, but we didn’t make it in time. Nonetheless we got a few shots overlooking La Jolla cliffs and the pier down there. Here’s a sneak peak at the shoot that we’ll post in the upcoming days.