Anyone who has experienced the E30 Picnic will tell you it is like no other car show. Even if you don’t own an E30 you will feel the soul of the BMW perfection at this event. With its growth in 2009 bringing 243 different E30s to the XXX Drive-In in Issaquah, WA on Sunday, the event has not lost its “come as you are” attitude.
The first weekend in June is always on the calendar for any E30 owner in the Pacific Northwest (or those coming from SoCal, Clagary, Utah, and Iowa). Sunday is what this weekend is all about. Root beer floats, raffles, and, oh yeah… E30s! The show ‘n shine is a time to catch up with friends from out of town, check the status of an ongoing project, and enjoy floating in the sea of E30s. The day is capped with a cruise through local back roads to enjoy our E30s as what they are, the Ultimate Driving Machine.
2009 was an extra special year for the attendants of the E30 Picnic since Satch Carlson, Editor-In-Chief of Roundel, was in attendance with his 325ix, Bad Dog. Satch shared his stories and insights with anyone that asked. From thoughts on BMW’s future to stories of his recent participation Silver State Classic Challenge, Satch loved to pass on some of his extensive knowledge of BMWs.
Courtesy of Derek Wescott from inmygarage.com. Check out his blog for more photos!