Welcome to the official site of the E30 Picnic,
the largest annual gathering of E30s in the World!
The 2018 E30 Picnic will take place June 23rd-24th -
more details will be announced in the Spring of 2018
Held during the last weekend in June in Spanaway, Washington, the E30 Picnic sees upwards of 200 E30s from 6-8 states and two Canadian Provinces. The event has turned into a whole weekend of activities. A Tech Session at Accuracy Automotive on Saturday afternoon, generally followed by an evening party/get-together, with the traditional E30 Picnic being on Sunday.
The E30 Picnic was featured in the seminal E30 Documentary Respect Your Elders produced and directed by Owen Craft.
The BMW 3 Series E30 chassis was produced from 1984-1991. The sturdy car has developed a cult like following, with an enthusiastic group of owners in the Pacific Northwest, home of the E30 Picnic. The BMW E30 chassis was very versatile, offering 2-door and 4-door models. Also Touring, Cabriolet and sporty M3 models. An all-wheel drive was even offered!
We encourage you to enjoy the site, learn about past E30 Picnics, and hopefully if you own an E30 you will consider attending. And don’t let distance be an impediment.
These enthusiasts made the road trip to the E30 Picnic from these far flung locals and earned the coveted “Furthest Traveled Award” in the process:
2017 - Raymond Moser, Treasure Island, Florida
Honorable mention: Rob Lowry, Hampton, Virginia
Flew in for the E30 Picnic:
Robert Le, Australia
Shane Hill, Australia
Stephanie, London, England
2016 - Morton Balsrik, Edmond, Oklahoma
Honorable mention: Evan Quon, Omaha, Nebraska
2015 - Ryan Carag, Maryland
2015 - Alex Sukhovetskiy, Tennessee (honorable mention)
2014 - Tony Abatangelo, Illinois
2013 - Ken Carson, Texas
2012 - Adam Chavez, Colorado
2011 - Tony Abatangelo, Illinois
2010 - Satch Carlson, San Diego, CA
2009 - David Gossage, Iowa
2008 - Elliot Olson, Georgia
2007 - Matt Russell La Crescenta, CA
2006 - Josh Anderson, Bend, OR.
2005 - Justin Bresee, Petaluma, CA