2018 E30 Picnic June 24 Review

2018 E30 Picnic June 24 Review

by | Nov 4, 2018

The 17th Annual E30 Picnic was an amazing success! The tsunami of E30s started rolling onto the beautiful emerald green grass of the LeMay Family Museum display field. And, like a well-choreographed ballet, all cars were parked in neat rows. BMW drivers can park cars, plain and simple! The range of E30s ranged from pristine garage queens to near rat rods, a true display of the diversity of this amazing BMW body style. Lance Richert, the concert master, once again organized a show that will now go down in the record books. Here are some E30 Picnic Facts:

  • Record number of E30s in attendance: 280+
  • Furthest Traveled: Liam Kuck from Danbury, Connecticut, traveling 2,950 miles.
  • Highest Mileage E30: 820,xxx miles, owned by Art Magitman from North Carolina who drove in a caravan from the East Coast.
  • Youngest E30 Owner: 17 year old Zeus Baltazar
  • E30s came from ten states and two Canadian Provinces
  • Attendees preferred Cheez-Its to Animal Cookies


A bit now about the Cheez-Its and Animals Cookies. The Event Major Sponsor was Garagistic from California. They manufacture all manner of BMW parts for the E30, E36, E46, and the 2002. They had tent displaying parts for E30s. But they also handed out Cheez-Its and Animals Cookies at the Saturday Tech session, then drivers were polled on Sunday for their favorite.


BMW Northwest supplied the posters and brought out some new cars. BMW Northwest is a big supporter of the PRO3 Race series and we appreciate their continued support.

Raffle items are always a big part of the E30 Picnic and we would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations to the raffle:

  • Griot’s Garage
  • Bimmerheads
  • BWeis leather goods
  • Renown Steering Wheels
  • Odometer Gears
  • Group 2 Motorsports
  • Donation of a rolling E30 Shell by Byron Sanborn.


This show continues to grow in popularity. The big questions is how many more E30s are out there and will they come to the show next year? Come out and see!

Steve Libby, President
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