Posts Tagged ‘bmw’

[COVERAGE] MPACT Motorsports Festival – 10 Years

August 31st, 2020 by Elusive Media

MPACT East has officially turned double digits! MPACT Motorsport Festival and Car Show takes place in the Pocono Mountains at the iconic Pocono Speedway. It is August and it’s officially my first event of the summer! Yes, Covid-19 had cancelled all my previous events, but thankfully as the summer continued, rules allowed for outdoor venues to open, and the speedway was the perfect place to space everyone out! For a quick history lesson, MPACT started in 2011 and the first 3 years were located downtown Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. It was also a show where you could also run your car, not just park it. Taking place at the M&T Bank Stadium parking lot, half the lot was show and the other half was setup for Auto-X. In 2014 the show moved to the Pocono Mountains at the 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway. In my eyes this is when the show really became the Festival as we know it today. Drifting, Multiple track configurations with NASA HPDE, 1800′ Roll Racing, burnout, and of course a Judged Car Show. And don’t forget the fantastic drive to the raceway, 2hours from Philadelphia and New York City. Many caravans to join in on the drive up! Now Back to 2020, This year is number 10! And with Covid still keeping many restrictions, this was the first event for many people to attend. By early afternoon, there were drivers waiting hours to get in! But once you filled out your covid and safety form, you were greeted with those sweet engine noises, that we all missed as you came out of the Pocono Raceway Tunnel. Fantastic work from the MPACT team for pulling off this event during the extra challenging times. I’m happy to say I’ve been to all 10 and looking forward to see what they have planned for the future!

Be sure to check out the last 10years!

Date: August, 8th, 2020
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2019 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

August 22nd, 2019 by Elusive Media

Perfect weather and sun graced this years MPACT Motorsport Festival and Car show! We hit mid 70s and no sign of rain anywhere! Fluffy clouds filled the sky for a great backdrop for the photos at Pocono Speedway! This is MPACTs 9th year and each year you see the same faces you expect plus many more new ones that comes to the event. With a car show, high speed runs, and track running hot nearly all hours of the Festival there are really no down time; unless of course you need one! But then you can take the opportunity to sit back relax and watch the cars queue up for track or grab a seat to watch the high speed runs fly by! Its an event that once you’re there, you don’t want to leave!

Enjoy the 400+ photos!!

Date: August, 10th, 2019
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Inaugural BMW E46 M3 East Meet

October 1st, 2018 by Elusive Media

Finally the weather has corroborated with us and the 1st E46M3 meet is in the books! As most shows this summer, weather played a huge part. The first sold out meet was cancelled due to poor conditions, but reschedule for this fall, and it was well worth the wait. With perfect driving weather and temperature, this once again sold out (reserved parking) meet was held out at the Palisades Lookout state park. I’ve never been to this location, but it sits atop massive cliffs that over looks the Hudson River with New York City to your south. I’m not sure of the official number, but e46M3’s were lined up along the old RT9W and there were cars traveling hours away to join in. It was fantastic to see so many different spec’d cars together. Enjoy all the CSL/OEM/modded hotness and see you back here next year!

Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2018 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

August 14th, 2018 by Elusive Media

MPACT Motorsports Festival and Car show is exactly as it sounds! A collection of what car fans love about motorsports and a show warped around it! Track Day with HPDE, the front straight of Pocono Raceway for rolling racing, drifting ride alongs, and a lot closed off to show off a bit to the crowd, aka some burnouts/drifting around a 1000RR! Like most shows this year, weather played a big part of the day. The forecast wasn’t in our favor, but with Bimmerfest not happening this year, and with MPACT being rain or shine, anyone with a BMW had to make the venture up to the Pocono Mountains. Anyone that did make the journey was not disappointed by quality of cars and vendors that showed. I personally love to pick up maintenance parts and cleaning supplies at MPACT each year. With the heavy down pours in the afternoon, some decided to pack it in early, and most ran for cover in the paddock(get to know your fellow enthusiast!), but a few wanted to “soak” up the experience in the rain! The music kept going, the storm eventually passed and the event continued! Enjoy these wet and fun photos!

Date: August, 11th, 2018
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] M Invasion

June 10th, 2016 by Elusive Media

This is the 2nd year running of M Invasion. For owning a ///M car, i somehow missed the first year, but happy to put this on my schedule for events to cover. All ///Ms everywhere, what isn’t there to enjoy? Great sponsors, cars, music, giveaways, and people. As much as everyone loves to watch everyone exit from the show, a local cop sat outside the exit to keep everyone safe and make the day without any incidents!

Date: June 6th, 2016
Location: Riverdale, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2015 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

July 17th, 2015 by Elusive Media

We all lucked out with a picturesque drive into the Poconos mountains with temperatures in the lower 80s and sunny. This summer has seen a lot of rain so far, so everyone was super stoked to have a rain free event. This is the 2nd year at Pocono Raceway and MPACT separates itself from any other event by combining what we all love, motorsports and car shows. Rolling Race on the tri-oval, HPDE on the inside tracks, Dyno, drifting with a drift taxi, and the burnout contents kept car enthusiast’s busy between checking out vendors and cars. Before the day came to a close, awards were given out the car show, rolling race, & Dyno HP shootout winners along with some bragging rights.

Huge congrats to the MPACT team for another fantastic event!!

Date: July, 11th, 2015
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2014 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

July 15th, 2014 by Elusive Media

MPACT sets the benchmark for all further car shows from here on out! The event which has been held in Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD for the past 3 years has grown into more than just a show, but a day packed with a track day, rolling race, and drifting all held at the well known Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. For whatever reason you had for attending, there was enough to keep both spectators and participate busy all day long.

Enjoy the photos and look forward to next years event!!

Date: July, 12th, 2014
Location: Pocono Speedyway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT East ’13

September 23rd, 2013 by Elusive Media

MPACT returns for its 3rd Annual BMW & Exotic Car Festival located in the heart of Baltimore, MD. A highlight of the show is even before you arrive, the caravan. With many attendees coming from afar, last years caravans had over a 100 cars, and as expected large groups arrived again this year with a helicopter to record them as they arrive! NCC Autocross shows up again this year for anyone that is willing test your skills on the Auto-X. Besides Auto-X many vendors(SlipStream Racing Events and ProTuning Freaks Titled Sponsors) came out to support the Car Festival and the Wounded Warrior Project Charity. This is by far one of my favorite shows to attend, not only do you get to go on a good long cruise with many of your fellow car enthusiast, but the sheer volume of clean BMW M cars & Exotics; no other show can match. Last year MPACT makes a large donation of $5000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, looking forward to see how well we did this year! Enjoy the coverage and see you next year!

Date: September, 14th, 2013
Location: Camden Yards Sports Complex, Baltimore, MD
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2012

September 16th, 2012 by Elusive Media

MPACT is a pretty long day, up at 6am and just under 375miles round trip, but there are many reasons that make this show worth the drive. For one, it’s located in the beautiful downtown Baltimore inner harbor area. With that location, within ~150 miles, you have NYC, Philly, DC, Harrisburg, Allentown, & Richmond, so you end up seeing some fresh cars that you normally don’t see at local shows. Another reason is the caravans on the drive down, no way better to start the early trip than with a bunch of your fellow car enthusiasts. There was also said to have a helicopter follow some of the caravans, but i see one in the air, but did see it at the event; will be interesting to see what they ended up getting from the air.
This year MPACT stepped it up with having having an AutoX event and the ever so popular dyno was back again. If you go to enough of these events, you know food & drinks usually ends up with a nice long wait, this year they added a few more vendors and variety of food, with one being “Snowball Experience”…100 different flavors…YES! Overall, everything was improved over last years event. Better use of the parking lots, more food, vendors like VAC Motorsports to Philly McLaren, activities like AutoX & Dyno, and of course 100’s of BWM’s all day with exotics in the mix. Don’t forget this was all put on to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project! Huge Thanks to the Staff of MPACT for putting on a great event. Look forward to 2013!

Date: September 15, 2012
Location: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
By: Erik
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BimmerStock & Gold Coast Concours ’11

September 26th, 2011 by Elusive Media

This event worried me a bit, because it’s a rain or shine. Myself and everyone else wanting to see this charity event bring in big numbers for Diabetes Research Institute. At one point during the week, it was 70% rain, but as the week progressed, 70% changed to 30% …thankfully. Last year the event saw some rain, and it reduced the number of attendees, but this year the streets of Glen Cove were full of exotics from Ferarri’s, Lamborghini’s , Aston Martin;s, Maserati’s, to Porsche ( & BMW of course). There was no signs of rain from my long 100 mile drive there or back; 80f & and even a bit of sun during the day! I had a great time and look forward to being apart of this charity even next year. Props to Martino Auto Concepts, Glen Cove, sponsors, vendors & bands for all the work they put into making this a successful charity event!

One with some photos..

Date: September 25th, 2011
By: Erik
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