Winter needs to end asap. This video of VAG Event 2013 brings us back to the middle of show season. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen that captures the ambiance and atmosphere of a car show.
Vettel wasn’t the only recent champion. Sebastien Ogier picked up his first WRC title. Everyone knew he had the talent. The surprise came in the form of the winning manufacturer. Not often does any team in any series win outright in their first full season. Volkswagen did just that. The field is thinned out, yes, but I won’t take away any credit. Citroen and Ford should have had enough engineering and resources from a decade plus of rallying to hold of VW. Icing on the cake for Ogier, saw him take the fight to Loeb and beat him during his small 4 rally campaign. 2 wins and two 2nds for Ogier while Loeb had 2 wins a 2nd and a retirement. Ogier also beat Loeb at the Monaco Porsche Supercup race, which was won by Sean Edwards. I can’t see anyone catching up to Ogier next year. Expect a VW whitewash.
This year we decided to stay an entire week at Ocean City. It was well worth it. The extra days were awesome as H20i actually felt like a vacation for once. The house we stayed at sucked though. I swear my stuffed nose was from mold. No big deal, most of the time was spent mobbin up and down the strip, even before the crowds showed up on Thursday. I went through AT LEAST a full tank while on the strip. 500-600kms+ up and down coastal. Got damn.
By the time the weekend rolled around I had managed to pick up a nail on my front left tire. It wasn’t leaking air, so I thought its better if I just leave it alone. Pulling up to the Outkasts meet, it proved otherwise. The nail popped out. Quick call to Dan and he was there with a jack. We did need some spare wood to get the car up though. With the flat tire in hand we went to a local shop to get it patched. These two beauts were outside.
The Wagon GTG was hands down the most subdued meet of the week. It was also made up of about 90% wagons which is nice. Ussually a meet means, 10-15 apt cars then 50 random cars.
Taphouse was bangin all week. Didn’t matter the time or weather. It was packed. Im not even sure whats meets were there. We just showed up.
Governors Club meet. It was held on the morning of the actual show. Tbh, I didn’t even know it was going down, we just stopped at the convention centre because there was a pretty big crowd.
Left overs. Randoms snaps from the week.
As seen by Matt.
Enjoyed this year a lot more and didn’t shoot as much, but still got enough to throw together a little video…hope everyone enjoys.
Disclaimer* Mauncho is drunk as fuck at the beginning of the video. It was taken 10 seconds after changing his clothes on my rear seats. Contemplated burning those seats.
We were able to set up a few shoot with Matt over the week. This was our first one. Think it’s safe to say we started with the best. Us – “You sure you want to do this?” Anthony – “Ya” Us – “You should probably put your windows up” Anthony – “they don’t go up” Not verbatim, but that’s pretty much how we prepared for the fountain shots. Sometimes you just do what you have to, to get that shot. Glad Matt was there, as I forgot to take photos of this.
We had the pleasure of hanging out with the Ivy League East guys today in Ocean City, MD. We took the opportunity to shoot this very unique Bug; static, 1 working door, no working windows, no seatbelts. Standing out is tough these days, but if you do what you like, you can’t go wrong.
You guessed it; Anthony drove into the water feature.
Just a teaser for now, between 3 of us there are probably hundreds of shots to sift through; we got some cool shit though.
This was my first time at Berlin Klassik, and while it was further away than most of what we attended this year, it was worth it.
The VW stuff was what we usually expect out of local shows; but the BMW crowd definitely stole the show.
I always try to shoot as many Audi’s as possible, here were a few of my favorites/a few I don’t see as often.
Gill’s old wheels
My 2 favorite Benzes in attendance