Hosting the 2020 BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise

For the past five years, I’ve hosted a special meet for BMW M3 owners, known as the Fall Meet and Cruise. Last year’s event was a great success.

What started out as a simple meet with 15 cars has turned into a huge event with over 130 BMW M cars. I didn’t anticipate that turnout this year, and it was great to have everyone’s support.

Getting rolling for the Fall Meet and Cruise

The designated starting point is in Edgewater, New Jersey, with a view of the New York City skyline right across the Hudson River. I chose it both for it’s central location from the NYC area, New Jersey, and even Pennsylvania. An early start time ensures mostly quiet roads and beautiful morning lighting.

BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
A 7AM roll call was met with general enthusiasm.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
E46 appearances are fewer every year.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Red for dayzzzz.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Who you callin’ grandpa?
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
A few other M friends joined as well.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
My soft spot…
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Just nice lighting on sheet metal.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
The F80 still looks so good.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
E30s started fender flair craze.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Lens flair means drama.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Top up for this chilly fall morning.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Love to see all the generations together.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Sunrise with friends.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Rosso Corsa M8.

Down the highway

I figured that owners would be wanting some rolling shots, so I got a friend to hop into the driver’s seat of my 335i. We lead the procession down River Road and past the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Parkway. I choose this particular route because it’s interesting. Beautiful skyline views give way to lush fall foliage as we head up too Bear Mountain.

For the past five years, I've hosted a special meet for BMW M3 owners, known as the Fall Meet and Cruise. Last year's event was a great success. What started out as a simple meet with 15 cars has turned into a huge event with over 130 BMW M cars. I didn't anticipate that turnout this year, and it was great to have everyone's support. Getting rolling The designated starting point is in Edgewater, New Jersey, with a view of the New York City skyline right across the Hudson River. I chose it both for it's central location from the NYC area, New Jersey, and even Pennsylvania. An early start time ensures mostly quiet roads and beautiful morning lighting.
Lucus was a great help in getting everyone organized.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Rolling out.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Thank you for pausing long enough for me to snap this!
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
My friend Kyle drove the 335, allowing me to take rollers.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
130 M cars behind me…
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Brisk shooting out the window.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
X3 M lookin’ mean in motion.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Yas Marina is best against the orange leaves.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
The view from the pace car.
For the past five years, I've hosted a special meet for BMW M3 owners, known as the Fall Meet and Cruise. Last year's event was a great success. What started out as a simple meet with 15 cars has turned into a huge event with over 130 BMW M cars. I didn't anticipate that turnout this year, and it was great to have everyone's support. Getting rolling The designated starting point is in Edgewater, New Jersey, with a view of the New York City skyline right across the Hudson River. I chose it both for it's central location from the NYC area, New Jersey, and even Pennsylvania. An early start time ensures mostly quiet roads and beautiful morning lighting.
E92s sounded the best out on the open road.
For the past five years, I've hosted a special meet for BMW M3 owners, known as the Fall Meet and Cruise. Last year's event was a great success. What started out as a simple meet with 15 cars has turned into a huge event with over 130 BMW M cars. I didn't anticipate that turnout this year, and it was great to have everyone's support. Getting rolling The designated starting point is in Edgewater, New Jersey, with a view of the New York City skyline right across the Hudson River. I chose it both for it's central location from the NYC area, New Jersey, and even Pennsylvania. An early start time ensures mostly quiet roads and beautiful morning lighting.
Flying by the camera car.

Closed

Despite arriving around 8:45 in the morning, Bear Mountain was already packed. Thankfully, some of my quick-thinking friends came up with a temporary solution – head over the Bear Mountain Bridge toward Peekskill, New York.

BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
The temporary lot(s) – we had to find another spot.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
CS on the move.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Roaring away.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
A quick few shots as people drove by, then back on the road together.

Finding an empty lot near the Peekskill Brewery, we we finally able to fit everyone in. We then proceeded to hang out and point at shiny metal for the better part of the morning.

BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Clown shoe!
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
A rare E90 joined.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
There’s always a few of those guys…
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Full house at Peekskill.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
Great lighting all morning long.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
F8X nest.
BMW M3 Fall Meet and Cruise
One M8 that drew many eyes.

I urge respect and responsibility for these events. If you feel the urge of the red mist calling, take it to the track. But for the most part, the BMW community continues to prove they are the best group of car owners in the world.

If you’d like to attend next year’s Fall Meet and Cruise, please contact me and I’ll be happy to add you to the list. Stay tuned for more, and thank you to everyone who made the trip!

If you see your car and would like the original high-res photo, please contact me.

Email me at mike@machineswithsouls.com with any questions.

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