• 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
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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
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      1. BAVALCORE's Avatar
        BAVALCORE -
        I'll be in the slow white e36m3 turbo at the Mfest drags Click here to enlarge
      1. khyber's Avatar
        khyber -
        My E60 M5 will @ Bimmerfest. I will say that the Mfest trackdays were good fun and we can thank Speed Ventures for that. This year I don't see Speed Ventures doing a trackday in May @ LVMS; wonder who is organizing that or if Mfest is doing it themselves.
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        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 rest of it I could give a $#@! about. Too bad bimmerfest didn't have a track day or my decision would be very easy.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm going to try to fix this part. This is IMO the glaring weakness.
        Sticky, I have sent you an email. Maybe I can help out in that regard. There are a couple venues near Pasadena that I'm sure we could secure and that would be fun, and I think it could be a big push for all parties involved, and be especially beneficial to the core of all of it, the CAR ENTHUSIAST!
      1. ghostrider's Avatar
        ghostrider -
        those comments or incident were from 3 Mfests ago, having missed the last 2 event I'm pretty sure they have corrected some of those BS! who the f*ck spends $650 on raffle tickets? BS! and oh yeah why does it have to be on the same weekend as Bimmerfest, come on now why can't we be all civil here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, I have sent you an email. Maybe I can help out in that regard. There are a couple venues near Pasadena that I'm sure we could secure and that would be fun, and I think it could be a big push for all parties involved, and be especially beneficial to the core of all of it, the CAR ENTHUSIAST!
        I got it, let's do our best. I'll see what Tim from BimmerFest says.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ghostrider Click here to enlarge
        those comments or incident were from 3 Mfests ago, having missed the last 2 event I'm pretty sure they have corrected some of those BS! who the f*ck spends $650 on raffle tickets? BS! and oh yeah why does it have to be on the same weekend as Bimmerfest, come on now why can't we be all civil here.
        I certainly hope they would have fixed those issues after the mess they made. I have no desire to go again.

        Should be in different months let alone weekends but it is what it is.
      1. ZooyorQ's Avatar
        ZooyorQ -
        This is some seriously poor planning on MFest's part.
      1. leonelhpfm3's Avatar
        leonelhpfm3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ghostrider Click here to enlarge
        those comments or incident were from 3 Mfests ago, having missed the last 2 event I'm pretty sure they have corrected some of those BS! who the f*ck spends $650 on raffle tickets? BS! and oh yeah why does it have to be on the same weekend as Bimmerfest, come on now why can't we be all civil here.
        Thanks for letting us know that in fact all this B.S. happened 3 years ago! that says something about the person who posted this now to stir up even more unrest and divide between two Fest. sounds just like something a politician would do.

        Last year was our 1st MFest and i didn't Notice ANY of that crazyness so it makes clear sense now.

        I'm with kent (Commanderwiggins) on this one, i go to Mfest for the chance to show my skills and what my car can do on the 1/4, the track and hopefully the 1-mile or the drift clinic. all that other none sense i stay away from.

        in any event, we as the enthusiast lose if one fest does not change there dates
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leonelhpfm3 Click here to enlarge
        Thanks for letting us know that in fact all this B.S. happened 3 years ago! that says something about the person who posted this now to stir up even more unrest and divide between two Fest. sounds just like something a politician would do.
        Try not to choke on that Mfest Kool-Aid. Whether things happened three years ago or not they did happen and it was enough for many people to choose not to attend. And the fact about it being a cash grab for Chris is clear. And the fact he scheduled it at the same time as BimmerFest is also clear.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leonelhpfm3 Click here to enlarge
        in any event, we as the enthusiast lose if one fest does not change there dates
        Gee and who do you think that should be?
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Damn Sticky WTF is going on with these rice burners i used to own a Honda but moved on!! to better pastures.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
        Damn Sticky WTF is going on with these rice burners i used to own a Honda but moved on!! to better pastures.
        I don't know, Mfest brings out the BMW ricers.
      1. Havok's Avatar
        Havok -
        Fuk sounds horrible. Sorry to hear so many people got screwed over.
      1. BAVALCORE's Avatar
        BAVALCORE -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
        This is some seriously poor planning on MFest's part.
        I believe the knucklehead did it on purpose to prove a point.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BAVALCORE Click here to enlarge
        I believe the knucklehead did it on purpose to prove a point.
        He looks a little stupid now doesn't he?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        He looks a little stupid now doesn't he?
        My cousin lives out in Carlsbad he has done Mfest in the past just spoje to him today and hand all his friends are doing bimmerfest this year since rhey have been forced to choose between the the two.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        My cousin lives out in Carlsbad he has done Mfest in the past just spoje to him today and hand all his friends are doing bimmerfest this year since rhey have been forced to choose between the the two.
        They no longer have to choose: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...ith-BimmerFest
      1. WallyX5's Avatar
        WallyX5 -
        Thanks Sticky for posting this. I was going to do MFest but will reconsider now.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WallyX5 Click here to enlarge
        Thanks Sticky for posting this. I was going to do MFest but will reconsider now.
        My pleasure.