Schuh Syndikat is the brainchild of founder Eric Peck, "Z3elda" on the forums. Each year, the announcement of Dorkfest would produce a number of forum posts lamenting the lack of an East Coast coupe event. The Charlotte metro area seemed like the perfect geographic location, so Eric decided to jump in the gap and create an event to satisfy the demand.
The name: "Schuh Syndikat" was chosen to pay homage to a major European BMW event. "BMW Syndikat-Asphaltfieber" takes place every year on an airfield near Obermehler, Germany. "Schuh" is the German spelling for "shoe" and refers to the unique shape of the Z3/M Coupe.