Simply Clean 4
Here to Stay
Photography by Nelson Queralta
So its November once again and we all know what comes in November, Simply Clean. For the past 3 years Nickoli over at iamsimplyclean.com has put together a November meet in Central Florida, and this year was not one to be forgotten.
This year the event was held at Destination Dayt0na in Ormond Beach, FL and the turnout was amazing. An ocean of cars packed into the property to display this year’s work to the world. From Japanese to Euro, Stance to Track, There was something for everyone in this buffet of cars.
In addition to the cars, Vendors from all over the state came out...
Mark My Words
Photography by Chris Cruz
Here is a car that we basically stumbled upon. It is one of those clean cars that can sometimes be overlooked, but once you notice it, you don’t stop looking.
The owner works at a local Hyundai dealership, buried in a sea of Korean engineering, this little German hides very modestly. That is of course until we spotted it.
She was not so shy once in front of the camera. It was then that we really were able to appreciate the smooth lines, air suspension and great fitment of this car.
Take a skim through the mod list and you’ll soon see that there is more than meets the...
Your My Boy Blue
Georgie Why You So Blue
Photography by Jacob Tompkins
George Guevara chased this car for about 3 years, he wanted to purchase it from the original
owner. He says he truly fell in love with it the first time he saw a picture
of it. Its that kind of passion that makes for great builds.
Never really having a car he went to far with, to Georgie cars were like socks. Then this one came along and stuck to him like toilet paper on the bottom of our shoe. Its current state might be deceiving as it took a lot of work to get it to this point, and for him there is still a lot to go. The interior is being re-upholstered; Sam Huessien...
Its All In The Details
Realizing Small Things Make Big Differences
Photography by Hector Chacon
There are different ways to build a car. You can prepare it to shred through cones at an autocross event, give it the corner balancing and power to weight of a perfect road course car, or throw on several coats of wax and tire shine and take it to every show you can drive (or trailer) it to. Then there is yet another way, however it is a path that is commonly over looked and that is precisely what Karl Izler has done with his MKVI GTI. He built it as VW should have from the factory, using tons of OEM parts and some quality aftermarket bits to...
A Bug’s Life
One Unique Bug Story
Photography by Hector Chacon
Here is a story about a bug, a bug that found a new life in a young guy’s scene. Casey started this build in July after selling his MK4 Jetta wagon. Sourcing this VW from an older gentleman who had it out in the lot, it was flat electric blue and really needed some love.
After purchasing it, he took it home and started the rebuild process. Custom leather seats with full black carpet, white headliner, JVC radio with a 12″ Sony xplode Sub went in. Wanting to keep the flat look on the car Casey went through some different colors; flat blue and flat army green,...
Pacific NorthWest Premier VW & Audi Meet
The guys over at Speedline Film Werks keep pumping out some great event coverage videos.
They recently sent us this great video from WaterWerks 2011. Check it out!
Uzi Firing Squad
lower|wider ™ Styled Cabrio
Photography by Jared Houston
When one thinks about a Cabrio, they think top down, great weather, wind blowing through your hair and tunes jamming. Fuck that Ken & Barbie bullshit, this is the Uzi Edition Cabrio; and I don’t mean Modern Warfare styling. I’m talking slammed, tucking, poking, shining, and looking badass and clean styling.
Brian Cook, known to most as “Uzi”, built this 1998 VW Cabrio with the lower|wider™ mentality. This of course is not his first rodeo. He has built an MKIV, two MKIIs and an MKIII. When it came to this Cabrio, he noticed that not many people where...
Swedish Built, German Styled
Photos by Hjalmar
Car culture is global. No matter where you go you will find a car scene, and where ever you find a car scene you will find a stance sub-culture. Its in the stance sub-culture of Sweden that we find today’s featured car built by Richard Håveland. Richard, known to his friends as “Mingan” (yet he won’t tell why) not only owns this ’98 Golf IV 1.6 SR, he is also the proud owner of a ’78 Golf MK1.
His passion with VWs started around 2009. It was around that time that he saw his 1st German styled car. Since then he has emulated that German styling...
Photos By: Ryan McCrae
Words By: Leo Diaz
Every now and then some of the stuff that crosses my desk is just ok, some is pretty rad and then some is just jaw dropping, eye popping, sik. To me, this MKII built by brothers Brook & Jayden Miller is one of those jaw dropping, eye popping sik cars.
It has a rat rod feel, yet embodies the rebellious youth of the Euro scene and then of course this mean little bugger rides a static 20mm off the ground, all day, every day!
Here is this MKII in action captured through the lens of Ryan...
Owner: Youssef Ch-hab
Car: 2003 VW Golf GTI
Words & Photos: Austin Carmody
If you are part of the car scene in Tampa, Fl. then you already know this car. I myself have seen this car plenty of times at local events but had never met the owner. Luckly for me, I met Youssef Ch-hab at the perfect time. Just before our shoot, Youssef bagged his ’03 golf GTI and installed the R32 front bumper. He mentioned to me that this is just the begining of the car’s complete make over. OEM R32 side skirts have been ordered and Youssef is now debating between the OEM R32 rear bumper and a 20th AE rear valance. Being a self proclaimed...
Zacdaniel here once more, bringing you something from my scene….
I’m going to use the words of someone well known in the SA VW scene about his experience when he drove this car on the day of the shoot. Will be using his direct words…
Driving a G60…. by Sean...
When building a purpose built track car, builders always say “if it doesn’t make the car faster, lighter, or safer then it doesn’t belong on the car.” Georgie Guevara takes a similar approach when it comes to his 1996 VW Golf GTI purpose built show car, only instead of using the words...
Within the stance culture there are a few icons that are utterly recognizable. When this 1983 VW Rabbit hit the scene, it took the net by storm. Pictures popped up everywhere, the most famous one being of a police officer looking under the car confused as to how it was even driving.