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Big SoCal Euro Gathering 2015

Super meet turns lucky 13 this year with its biggest event to date

Sep 15, 2015

Rolling into the parking lot on the west side of Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., during the early hours of the 13th annual Big SoCal Euro meet offered a truly impressive sight to behold - literally European makes (mostly) parked in neat rows as far as the eye could see. And our senses weren't fooling us, either; event organizer Lon Mok confirmed to us a couple days later that they did, in fact, fill the parking lot to max capacity.

The sea of cars brought with them some 3,000 enthusiasts to trade stories and admiring looks, race, shop, eat, and basically mingle with other like-minded individuals. Supporters came from all over the West - Utah, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, the Bay Area, to name just a few - to take part in one of the largest European car events on this side of the country.

5 Series wagon Photo 2/111   |   5 Series Wagon

The main attraction of course was the hundreds of vehicles on display in the vendor area and parking lot, a spectrum of models and trims ranging from daily drivers and show cars to racers, exotics, and vintage machines. Clubs descended on Big SoCal Euro as well, a couple like Audi Club and BMW Club reserving asphalt in the event's VIP area, and as far as trending platforms we noticed a decided uptick of modified M4 and Huracan on exhibit.

Big SoCal Euro 2015 audi vw gti Photo 3/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Audi Vw Gti

RaceLegal presented 1/8th-mile drag racing on one side of the event, and in addition to the vendor row at the gathering SAE Motorsport set up a swap meet. Foodies had their choice of eats from the likes of Devilicious, Casanova Fish Tacos, Haad Sai Thai food, Mastiff Sausage Company, Super Q BBQ, Urban Eats, and Jamba Juice. As the day wound down organizers held a raffle to give away gear from HRE, Toyo Tires, GIAC, and others, and the after party (which we didn't hit) was hosted by Euro Klasse at Fluxx San Diego Night Club.

Big SoCal Euro was another success among a summer-full of great Euro meets (like Euro Hangar and Eurokracy Montreal) held across North America and an apt way to end the season. Get into the gallery for a closer, more comprehensive look at Big SoCal Euro 2015.

Huracan 458 Photo 4/111   |   Huracan 458
RS7 Photo 14/111   |   RS7
Big SoCal Euro 2015 vw golf Photo 24/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Vw Golf
Karmann Ghia Photo 34/111   |   Karmann Ghia
E36 Photo 44/111   |   E36
Big SoCal Euro 2015 vws Photo 54/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Vws
Big SoCal Euro 2015 vws Photo 61/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Vws
M3 F80 Photo 71/111   |   M3 F80
Big SoCal Euro 2015 skateboard Photo 81/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Skateboard
E46 M3 Photo 91/111   |   E46 M3
Big SoCal Euro 2015 audis Photo 101/111   |   Big Socal Euro 2015 Audis
996 E46 Photo 111/111   |   996 E46
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