A few weekends back, we hosted the 2nd annual 1FEST, the largest meeting of 1-Series owners on the West Coast, put on by our friends over at 1Addicts. We had great success with our Bimmers-n-Breakfast E9X 3-Series meet, so we were expecting a crowd for 1Fest.
More than 50 128i and 135i’s packed into our lot, and we had some friends out to help us – Vogtland Suspension, Injen Technology and VMR Wheels all came out to show their support for the 1-series community, each donating some great stuff to give away to the 1-series aficionados that made an appearance.
Our friends from Vogtland love the 1-series – the platform is very near and dear to their hearts, as their USA VP daily drives a Dinan-modded E82 135i, and of course, her 135i rides on Vogtland Coilovers for 135i – and their staff donated two sets of Vogtland Lowering Springs for E82 1-Series to give away to two lucky 1-series owners. Unlike most other “show” cars, this 135i drives to and from every show.
Our friends from Injen Technology came out as well, donating an Injen Intake for E82 128i/135i. Injen is another local SoCal company, based just 30 minutes away from the shop in Pomona, CA – and though no 1er sports an S55 under the hood, Evolution Racewerks F82 BMW M4 Widebody was showing off its Injen intake as well.
The Venom 1M Converted E82 135i looked amazing on Crimson VMR V701 wheels.
After everyone parked and got settled in, ModBargains Co-Founder Mike Brown gave everyone a personal tour of our recently-remodeled-and-expanded shop space. Mike explains the new “Mod Auto” sign for the installation shop. We’re still ModBargains for all of our online sales, but the name ModAuto does a much better job of telling people what we do and what we offer, and the new signs look pretty boss, too.
Mike took everyone on a tour of the shop (pictured) and the warehouse next door, giving everyone an inside look at our day to day operations here.
All in all, we had an amazing turnout – special thanks to our friends from Injen Technology, Vogtland Suspension and VMR Wheels for helping to make 1Fest 2015 a success.
That’s it for the photos from 1Fest 2015, the 1-Series meet at ModAuto, thank you for reading and most importantly, thank you to each and every one of you who came out to make it such a great meet. We look forward to throwing our next one!
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson