Its show time...

Show season as we know it, well as the car enthusiast knows it, is upon us. A time to meet friends we get to see only a few times a year, and to cherish the cars we love. This year 2M shift boots AKA Matt-B, will be attending a number of events.

Starting off show season for me will be Bimmerfest in Fontana, CA on May 26th-27th. Ill have a booth, and also be driving down and back. A total traveled just shy of 2500 miles roundtrip. Follow me and the @Bimmerfestnightriders on our way down.

My 2nd show/stop for the year is The Leavenworth Drive, in Leavenworth, WA on June 16th. Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State. The buildings are Alpine themed, and the town serves up delicios german food and beer. This weekend, all makes of cars flood the town. BMWs, AUDI, Mercedes, VW, as far as the eye can see.

My 3rd stop for the year, and new venue for me this year, is the PNW Wagonfest, in Snoqualmie, WA. This event features long roof cars as the featured style, but any car is welcome. It is held at Dirtfish Rally School and is Sat June 23rd, from 11am-2pm.

My 4th stop for the year, and an event that i help sponosor is the famed E30 Picnic, in Spanaway, WA. It is held at the Lemay family collection at Marymount. With an emphasis on the e30 chassis specifcally, this is the largest single model BMW event worldwide. Held on June 24th, from 10am-4pm. Its a sea of E30s and enthusiasts as far as the eye can see. Mixed in among the cars are vendors tents, food truck, and an amazing raffle (featuring products from e30 related vendors.)

After the E30 Picnic is another BMW event called 5erwest. Held in Gladstone Oregon, at Meldrum Bar Park from 11am-4pm. This event features the 5series BMW but of course any BMW is welcome to attend. This event really features a variaty of years and models from e24, e28, and "newer" 5s such as e34, e39, and e60. Non 5series cars have their own spot as well. This year I will again be sponsoring this event, and donating for awards like farthest traveled and highest mileage, and the general raffle as well. As well as having a booth set up.

Finally, on September 8th, is Motorfest 9. Held at A private lake called "Mint Lake", in Amboy WA, from 11am-3pm. This is an event put on by the BMW CCA chapter based in Portland OR. With proceeds going to charity, this event draws in all kinds of BMW from the garage Queens to the daily drivers some of us drive every day. I of course sponsor the raffle here, and have my booth set up as well.

Now, an event I'm hoping to attend this year is SEMA. Happening Oct 30th-Nov 2nd in Vegas. And the name says it all. Specialty. A show full of makers, enthusiasts, personalities, creators, influencers, and all sorts of industry related personnel. It would be a real treat to get to meet fellow makers, and make potential connections with other business', and show case my own to people. Only time will tell.

For now be safe, have fun this year, and enjoy the cars that make us who we are.

Matt B

2M Shift boots owner and car enthusiast

Updated 6/27/18