Volkswagen: Close to Home

The events prior to going to Zero Limit and checking out the status of my car was doing a shoot of a Tiffany/Mint Green coloured GTR and going to Volkswagen for the annual “Close to Home” mini show that we usually go see.

I’ll post the Close to Home event first – seems more fitting to do so and I don’t know why either. It’s at the Fifth Ave VW dealership so it doesn’t end up being too big but big enough for everyone to come chill and have a good time. There’s BBQ, some games to play and of course – voting and awards. We went quick to snap some pics and then we went off to the shop.

I personally hate taking pics of cars when their owners are planted in a lounge chair directly behind or beside the car. It makes it awkward for probably the both of us – so why do you do it? I’m staring through the viewfinder, you’re staring into the camera and really, all I want is a picture of your car – not you smiling in it too. That is one of the reasons why I didn’t get as many pics as I could have. That, or a huge group of people are standing behind some nice builds like their guarding it or something. Don’t be that guy.

Anyway – here’s what I got. And I’ll put this out there right now – I know practically nothing about the Volkswagen scene. I do appreciate and love that shit, but I can’t name specifically anything made before a GTI MK5. LOL

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This was interesting. I can dig it.

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Oldschool van

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Don’s Golf R on Volk LE37’s. An interesting look for sure – completely different than what you would normally put on a VW, especially since it’s more of a “JDM” wheel. It looks far better in person than the pics that I saw though. Love the colour of the car though.

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This one had a Porsche BBK on it.

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Another interesting look. VW guys can always pull off the craziest shit and no one will ever say anything.

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This was probably my favourite car of the show. Simple, bagged, nicely staggered wheels and to the point.

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Another one of my favourites. GTI MK6(?) on EDIT 0.05’s by 3DSM (Thanks to Zeev for correcting me on these).

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Hippie interior. Like.

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This VW had a sick rootbeer paintjob. Super clean and paint matched centers on his wheels.

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An interesting look. Fully vinyl’d and coloured on. Fitment is awesome, I think it would’ve looked a lot cleaner without all that but whatever.

EDIT: I’ve been correct – thanks to rodman. The car is actually plastidipped and has been that way for about 10 months. First car I’ve seen upclose that has been fully plastidipped.

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Moving onto the oldschool beetles.

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Loved this colour.

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And this…

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No idea what this was but the paint was amazing.

EDIT: Another informative comment by Don Camacho – this is a Karmann Ghia. It later won the people’s choice air cooled car that day. Thanks Don!

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Closing out with an engine shot.

Tomorrow – the Tiffany GTR!

10 thoughts on “Volkswagen: Close to Home

    • Thanks for letting me know about the wheels!
      And for sure! When it’s done, I’ll let you know… It will probably need some fine tuning, but we’ll see how it goes.

    • Thanks Don! Still never heard of it, but it’s bad ass haha. I’ve edited the post and gave you credit.

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