“You’re going to another car meet again?” People often assume that car meets are just cock-fests and loud noise, but they’re really just “fests” and “loud”. Car enthusiasts (including women, kids, and families) come together to appreciate the beauty of each other’s automotive builds and their capabilities. I’m sure everyone can admit that the thought “Ooh that’s a nice car” has crossed through their mind.
If you know someone who says they haven’t, they’re lying. Everyone is a closet car enthusiast, whether it’s an old classic, new futuristic, or everything else in between. There are always good reasons to go to car meets and today just about covered all of them. Especially if there’s a cruise!
Instead of the usual sleeping-in-on-Saturday idea, I willingly woke up earlier than I would for work to attend the Euroklasse Performance Fest 2016. Good thing I was being a great employee yesterday while scrolling through Instagram when I came across the event flier. I was sold the moment I saw “BMW” and “food will be provided”.
A large group of us started the morning at 8 am for a 55 mile cruise organized by the guys at SSR Performance from Tustin to Vista, to be greeted by complimentary coffee, cookies, burgers, and hot dogs courtesy of the event sponsor, BMW of Vista. The dealership also offered a 10-20% discount in the Parts and Accessories store and raffles prizes. Even though I’m pretty salty about not winning any prizes, I still got some clean shots during today’s shenanigans. I met some awesome owners/enthusiasts and got some great rolling shots. Take a look…
Thanks to all the sponsors that made the event possible: Mossy BMW of Vista, 2M Autowerks, Status Gruppe Manufacturing INC, Dinmann Carbon Fiber, Pure Turbos, Viral Vinyl Werks, Aristo Collection, SoCalEuro.com, SSR Performance, Time to Shine Detailing and Torque88. Here’s some bonus content from a photoshoot we did with a couple E46 members from M3Forum after the meet. More pictures from the photoshoot to come!