Volkswagen Close to Home 2015

Time for a more civilized post with some good lookin’ vee-hick-ulls. If you’re a fan of Euro/VW stuff, then this Close to Home show that Fifth Ave Volkswagen puts on every year is going to make your panties wet.

It’s a cool little get together of everything Volkswagen/Audi that displays a small segment of the little surprises that Calgary has to offer when it comes to these platforms. Every year, there’s always something different and there’s always something that will turn heads. It may not be everybody’s thing but I feel like this side of tuning has become accepted as it’s own little niche, and everyone that shows up to these shows know what they’re about. Those that have never seen anything like it are intrigued but never turned off. That’s the cool thing about the VW/Audi community, in particular – nobody REALLY gets it, but everyone accepts it. It’s just too wild not to appreciate… And for the most part, it’s done in good taste.

It was a quick Sunday for me though – I usually go, snap some pics and head out – it’s a fairly small show but good to see some familiar faces.

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We met up at JC’s so that we could roll there together. Gopesh’s car all clean from the Edmonton drive. Still waiting on centercaps…

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It’s not how you drive your car, it’s how you stand by it… This guy is always in the way.

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JC’s hwip

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Corey also came along – what a pleasant surprise, given that he is a South boy and lives too far to hang out most of the time. I am digging the bronze on white.

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Meh

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Pretty cool camo-theme

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Clean and bagged R32. I feel for those fenders.

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Funky GLI

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More bagged goodness

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This was a cool car. Everything looked like it was in it’s “work in progress” phase. Check those fenders

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Pretty comfy seats with plenty of bolsters to keep you in your seat during those tight corners and built in ventilation for those hot summer days.

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Mint Beetle in a Tiffany color scheme

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Mike’s Ghia looking good as usual

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Loved the wheels on this GTI. Reminded me of the Gram Lights velvet red finish

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Pretty neat wood grain valve cover. Not sure but it looked like it was done by hand too.

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This was one of my favourites – the gold VIP modulars are super clean.

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An up-close… All gold everything. Good choice, sir.

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This was dope. I love the matte cream/tan on older cars.

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Another Karmann Ghia – it’s interesting to see the huge difference in this compared to how Mike has built his.

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Rich’s S6 also all clean after that trip back from Edmonton.

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Josh’s S5 bagged on Meisters. First time actually seeing it in person for me.

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And of course, Gopesh’s GTI up front and center.

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Another of Josh’s S5

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And one more for good measure. I love the look of A5/S5’s on Meisters. So perfect!

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A shot of three – excuse my naming – hippie vans. I mean no offense by it because I think they’re cool as hell. Tents on top and everything.

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Here’s a shot of one of them and the interior. Check that couch!!

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Josh’s girlfriend, Trudy’s S4. Nice line up near the front – S4, S5, S6.

That’s pretty much all there was at the Fifth Ave show. Always a good turnout and cool to walk around! Hoping to get a shoot in this weekend, so stay tuned!

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