2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

Photos by John Zhang / 1013mm.com

2015 Bimmerfest West

In past years thousands of BMW enthusiasts flooded the grass lot H of the Rose Bowl. Bringing with them some of the highest quality Bavarian builds this country has to offer. However, a new venue this year had the 2015 Bimmerfest attendees hitting the pavement of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Now in its 16th year, the one-make event sponsored by ESS Tuning offered more than show competition and vendors. With a racetrack now outlining the event, attendees were treated to the ring of M powered exhaust tones at their limit throughout the day.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Courtney Wingfield’s Yas Marina Blue E46 on display at the Bride booth combines track-spec aero with Japanese elements for a unique look.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Notice the Voltex Type 1S, right at home on the trunk.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Our contributor John Zhang’s wrapped F30 is the ultimate grand touring car. Having recently traveled on some long road trips, it can still hold down the Mackin Industries booth spot.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The Volk Racing TE37 wheels covering his huge Rotora BBK.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Castro Motorsport brought out Jef Groff’s E36 FormulaDrift Pro/Am drift car.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Housing an 800hp turbo LS3 inside the engine bay.

2015 Bimmerfest West

This blue E30 from CAtuned was parked hoodless showing off six inline trumpets.

2015 Bimmerfest West

Shining brightly were the individual throttle bodies on the M20 motor.

2015 Bimmerfest West

No car is ever too new to slice into the fenders, illustrated by this widebody Liberty Walk F82 M4.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The bolt-on over fenders housing the Volk Racing TE37 Ultra wheels perfectly.

2015 Bimmerfest West

This Z4 from Vancouver was wearing the Duke Dynamics widebody kit and an interesting livery.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The PUR LG02 wheels were a nice splash of color in the otherwise grayscale exterior.

2015 Bimmerfest West

It’s always refreshing to see older chassis at shows, and Bimmerfest had a plethora with a classic showcase amidst the new models. Including this cream colored RHD E30 wagon on refinished chrome BBS RS wheels with gold hardware.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

Though even cooler were the vintage cars out front of the European Auto Source booth. The BMW M1 is legendary in BMW motorsports, and the chassis styling is one of a kind.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

This 2002 Turbo looks to be in great condition with its clean exterior and refinished BBS RS wheels.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The IND booth was more of a car show, within a car show. On the electric front, they had both of the Bavarian’s new examples on display.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The BMW i3 was sitting low on a custom set of HRE 303M wheels in a color named “iLectric blue”.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The i8 in the same matching tones had a set of HRE S101 wheels, which fit the more aggressive styling of the electric supercar.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

This Yas Marina Blue F82 from IND is joining the ranks of so many others fitting Japanese wheels to their German car.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

A great looking trend, these custom chromed Volk Racing ZE40 wheels tie into the rest of the car very well.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

More F82 M4 action at the BBS wheels booth, however this example had the new lightweight forged BBS FI-R wheels.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

Vorsteiner also had an F82 M4 with their GTRS4 widebody kit.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The wider body was needed to fit the large RS100 wheels courtesy of HRE. The barrel of the wheels was sprayed in a mint green to match the calipers.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

Formula Drift driver Michael Essa’s E46 M3 competition car was in attendance, really exhibiting all the different styles of modification at the event.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

HGMotorsports had their E90 time attack car at the booth. Sitting on some BBS Motorsport E88 wheels.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The Prestige Marketing E92 M3 stood out with its red-chrome vinyl wrap and Meisterschaft GTC exhaust.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

Stan Chen parked his F31 wagon with the rest of the Boden Autohaus cars, but his was the only one hauling a motorcycle and trailer.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The vintage boxer-engined R75/5 bike (#LilDoom) was towed behind the wagon by way of this custom trailer (#TheRaft) with matching HRE 501 wheels, air suspension, and accents.

2015 Bimmerfest West

This E28 stuffed wide HRE wheels under the rear fenders…

2015 Bimmerfest West

And a Toyota 1JZ engine under the hood!

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The BMW 2002 at the Toyo Tires booth was so extensively restored; every area of the car had been refinished in some way.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The luggage case for packing a picnic was a nice touch to the refreshed trunk.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The seats in the interior looked like they had never been sat in, and the chrome BBS RM wheels were a perfect addition to the already gleaming exterior.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The #25 BMW E9 CSL racecar has certainly made its rounds recently, and no better place to be displayed than in this lineup of BMW Motorsport cars.

2015 Bimmerfest West

2015 Bimmerfest West

The 3rd Porsche 911 to come out of RWB LA was in attendance, but not for the show.

2015 Bimmerfest West

This Rauh Welt was brought for its maiden track voyage.

2015 Bimmerfest West

The normal elements of a show build, the BBS Motorsport wheels, Brembo brakes, JRZ suspension, and Pirelli tires instead helped the car navigate Auto Club’s course layout.


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