WHAT IS TIMMAYFEST?What is Timmayfest?
Timmayfest is a BMW/Mercedes Benz/Exotics car meet put together by true enthusiasts. It is not a car "show" (though we do hand our some trophies) and there is no entrance fee. It is just a gathering of people who share a passion for high performance driving machines.
Timmayfest really started out as a small BMW/Mercedes car meet of people who only knew each other by talking over online car forums such as M5board.com, Ohiobimmers.com, and MBworld.com. We decided it was finally time to get together and meet the people behind the computer screen. We chose to hold it in Columbus, Ohio since it was a central location to those involved. I volunteered to organize it along with help from a few other local guys. Jokingly, we named it "Timmayfest" after my screen name that I use on the before mentioned forums, Timmay77, which against my better judgement, it has remained. The word spread that there was going to be a car meet in Ohio through other online forums, thus growing. We managed to put together 130 cars the first year (2010), over 200 the second year (2011), growing to 250+ in 2012, 2013, and 2014. We had cars attending from as far away as California, 3 years in a row!
This year we be raising money to donate to The Make A Wish Foundation(tm).
WHAT TO EXPECT THE WEEKEND OF TIMMAYFEST.
2010 was basically just a car meet/dyno day on a Saturday which included Eurocharged's mobile dyno followed by a dinner that evening. In 2011, we added a "Drag Racing Night" on Friday night at a privately rented drag strip, had the meet on Saturday, then dinner on Saturday night. The decision was made to add the "Drag Racing Night" so people had the opportunity to SAFELY and LEGALLY have some fun in these amazing cars. In 2012, we then added a "Dyno Day" at IPS Motorsports. Giving people a chance to get their cars dyno'd for a small fee to see what kind of power they are putting down. In 2012 & 2013 we hired a police escort to caravan us "parade style" from IPS Motorsports, who graciously offered to act as our starting location, to the restaurant for dinner on Saturday night following the meet. The escort turned out to be a group favorite event! The police completely shutdown several highways and surface streets for our caravan. After dinner, a large group of us head back to the hotel to enjoy some social time in the hotel bar.
We are still working on figuring out when the next Timmayfest will be held. Please check back often for updates.
The post car show dinner has been setup and tickets will be pre-order this year. Tickets include a buffet style dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. As well a portion of the ticket price this year will go to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Currently looking for sponsors and planning for 2016.