Bigger, stronger, faster, louder: this is the only way that we can describe last weekend’s fifth chapter of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack in Coalinga, California. One sold-out event, one half mile, two days, and eighty degrees in the middle of the desert. Completely booked Best Western. Two hundred drivers. Twenty-two world-class sponsors. Seven hundred spectators. Fifty media personnel. An average of fourteen hundred horsepower. One hundred seventy mph average trap speeds, and one three-way twerk team. Records were broken, engines were blown, heads were lifted, and GTRs were flipped. This is the event known as Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack. This is an event you cannot miss.
Bimmerfest has been one of the largest BMW owner and enthusiast gatherings for the last fourteen years. Originally held only on the West Coast, the event has been organized very successfully on the East Coast for the past two years—even matching, if not surpassing, the West Coast. It gets bigger every year, and this time around was no exception. Check out our lifestyle event coverage highlighting a few of the industry's biggest names in performance aftermarket modifications.
This year we had the opportunity to not only attend but also enjoy one of the world’s largest BMW M festivals, MFest VII “The Super Show.” Typically held in Las Vegas during April, this year’s event fell on Memorial Day weekend. To some, this date was a blessing, as it provided an extra day of reprieve from the chaos that is Sin City. To all, MFest epitomizes what we care about in the automotive lifestyle—that it’s not just about the cars; it’s also about the common passion and camaraderie with like-minded individuals for a few nights in America’s party city.