• SoCal BMW fans, we have a problem - Mfest 2013 versus Bimmerfest 2013 - Mfest (Chris Naguit) specifically targets same date as BimmerFest

      Well, well, well. It finally happened, a power struggle between the two main SoCal California BMW meets in the early party of the year. Yes, Mfest takes place in Las Vegas but it is mostly SoCal BMW fans making the drive. So, we now have a power struggle vying for the same market at the same time with Bimmerfest scheduled for May 18 and Mfest scheduled for May 17-19. So which one does a SoCal BMW fan choose? The answer is Bimmerfest.


      Why? Well, the arrogance of Mfest in targeting the same date as Bimmerfest when Bimmerfest specifically kept their same date is absolutely absurd. Bimmerfest is the show that has gone on for longer with the more dedicated following. Mfest is quite simply a cash grab for Chris Naguit. Speaking from experience in attending Mfest, it is nothing more than a trip to Las Vegas with some BMW's thrown in and having to throw money at the organizers to get a T-shirt.

      BimmerBoost has been speaking to its vendors and they find it absurd that Mfest decided to make this move. They are finding it rather low class to force a choice in such manner. Those vendors are choosing to attend Bimmerfest instead. BimmerBoost has spoken to its California vendors and they are happy to choose to attend Bimmerfest in lieu of Mfest especially considering the cost difference involved and how little they felt they got in return from past Mfest sponsorship.

      BimmerBoost also will be working as an official media sponsor of Bimmerfest this year. Out of the two, it was only Bimmerfest who took the time to state BimmerBoost's involvement and presence would be desired and appreciated. So, BimmerBoost will do everything in its power to support BimmerFest including organizing caravans for its members to attend BimmerFest (complete with group parking), photo coverage, video coverage, as well as encouraging its vendors to attend.

      After attending Mfest I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. The entire event is poorly organized and my past review would be posted as a reference but Chris deleted it off his forum. Their "club" events they try to make look so cool really just amount to people funneling cash so the Mfest boys can get bottle service and then nobody else knows where these "tables" are or where/when to go. Somehow the Mfest clique got their tables and club entrance though:


      When attempting to go to the drag strip with other Mfest attendees (we're there to enjoy the cars I thought?) Chris Naguit specifically would delete the posts about Mfest group drag racing on the Mfest forums because he was not getting a cut from the drag strip racing that he has now added as an event after the fact when BimmerBoost suggested having drag racing be a part of the weekend in the first place. Seriously Chris?

      Not to mention all the "raffles" that were supposedly to go to BMW enthusiasts attending Mfest instead ended up going to one of the guys working for Mfest who happened to be selling the raffle tickets and had a huge stack of as many of them as he wanted. He "somehow" managed to get a very large amount of "free" parts in the "raffles" for attendees. Shady? You bet. Don't believe me? Don't take my word for it then:








      Same guy winning all the parts year after year who knows the organizer and is handling the raffle tickets? A little fishy don't you think?

      If one wants to replicate the Mfest experience all they have to do is grab a BMW, drive to Vegas, and light their money on fire (or more accurately give it to Chris so he and his friends have a great time in Vegas ON YOUR DIME). Done. Bimmerfest is a community gathering of all BMW's, not specifically targeting a certain demographic (Asians with M cars), and where the real enthusiasts will be. One is an event for posers to try to look cool in "modified" BMW's (EXAMPLE HERE) the other is for BMW enthusiasts from all walks of life. Which one are you?

      More to come as official announcements are made.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: SoCal BMW fans, we have a problem - Mfest 2013 versus Bimmerfest 2013 - Mfest (Chris Naguit) specifically targets same date as BimmerFest started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 51 Comments
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Interesting
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
        Interesting
        Indeed.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Good...maybe some of d-bags with fugly modded BMW's won't be at bimmerfest.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Good...maybe some of d-bags with fugly modded BMW's won't be at bimmerfest.
        Agreed, keep the posers out and where they belong.

        Modding a BMW is not painting all your trim red. Unless your goal is to look like an f'ing clown.
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        I personally like Mfest for the drag racing and ripping my car out on the track...the rest of it I could give a $#@! about. Too bad bimmerfest didn't have a track day or my decision would be very easy.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin Click here to enlarge
        Too bad bimmerfest didn't have a track day or my decision would be very easy.
        I'm going to try to fix this part. This is IMO the glaring weakness.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin Click here to enlarge
        I personally like Mfest for the drag racing and ripping my car out on the track...
        The problem is this part has become lining Chris' pockets. I tried to drag race asking who would be interested and he deleted all my posts and asked Gustav to do the same on m5board. What kind of a ridiculous move is that? We're there for the cars, not so he can milk us. To hell with Mfest.
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        I hate BMW owners. I really do. It's becoming, Honda, Nissan, VW, and throw some Chevy in there as well. No longer that Pcar or Ferrari like enthusiasm. Now it's all this $#@!. http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/sema2011bmw86.JPG I've never been to either gathering but if MFest is as said, my money would be on BimmerFest. I've seen the pics from Bimmerfest and it looks like a great event.
      1. Bimman's Avatar
        Bimman -
        Bimmerfest for sure! Click here to enlarge
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        I could send one of my Black Series to each events and spoil both parties Click here to enlarge
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        There's about 3-4 local guys that I can't stand to be within a mile of for more than a few seconds. I know for a fact at least 2 of them are MFest'ers. One of them also has the most hideous e92 M3 I've ever seen in person. It can be spotted easily due to it's nastiness (not in a good way) and MFest sticker.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        I know for a fact at least 2 of them are MFest'ers. One of them also has the most hideous e92 M3 I've ever seen in person. It can be spotted easily due to it's nastiness (not in a good way) and MFest sticker.
        Worst taste in the BMW modding scene, period. It's the BMW ricer crew.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Worst taste in the BMW modding scene, period. It's the BMW ricer crew.
        Agreed, but their $#@!es get naked......
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Agreed, but their $#@!es get naked......
        Considering the show is in Vegas you can go almost anywhere where $#@!es get naked.

        They sell sex and a cheap image. When I go to a car show I go to a show for cars. The sluts are nice but predominantly I'm there to hang with other car enthusiasts and show off my ride, not to look like a poser.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Considering the show is in Vegas you can go almost anywhere where $#@!es get naked.

        They sell sex and a cheap image. When I go to a car show I go to a show for cars. The sluts are nice but predominantly I'm there to hang with other car enthusiasts and show off my ride, not to look like a poser.
        Ya, but there is something even more tabu about a bunch of $#@!es getting naked in a parking lot....and it's a lot cheaper than going to the Rhino LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Ya, but there is something even more tabu about a bunch of $#@!es getting naked in a parking lot....and it's a lot cheaper than going to the Rhino LOL
        Well I suppose this is true.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        interesting indeed. didnt know so much went on there
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        interesting indeed. didnt know so much went on there

        I try to keep apprised of everything...
      1. 335(ex)(eye)'s Avatar
        335(ex)(eye) -
        Let the u know whos stay at mfest, its a joke
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335(ex)(eye) Click here to enlarge
        Let the u know whos stay at mfest, its a joke
        I'm just glad some people actually get it.