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Jul 16, 2014

Photography By: Josh Gilmore

Words By: David Monzingo

Throwback: Katie Horn’s Time-tested Volkswagen Jetta

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Nowadays it seems as though cars are becoming more and more disposable. We see cars get built for an extended period of time, revealed at a big car show or feature, and then quickly disassembled or sold. On the flipside, there are cars that owners become attached to, and for lack of a better term, have a longer relationship that lasts; sometimes the better half of a decade, or in some cases even longer. Katie has maintained ownership of her ’99 Volkswagen Jetta for over seven years now, and she has no intention to part ways any time soon.

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Jul 6, 2014

Photography By: David Monzingo

Words By: David Monzingo

Euro Hangar 2014 (Holland, MI): Official Coverage

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In it’s third year, Euro Hangar 2014 held proudly in the town of Holland, Michigan drew quite the crowd. Many familiar cars and vendors showed up including DubKorps and Orchid Euro, both whom had fantastic cars representing their respective companies. Taking place at the Park Township Airport, Euro Hangar’s organizers provided show-goers with food trucks, awesome vendors and a DJ to provide the show with music. The town of Holland is also a great spot to explore before and after the show, providing tons of great restaurants and craft breweries to keep everyone occupied. If you’ve never been to this show, it is definitely one that will keep continue to grow. Make sure to mark this one on the calendar next year, you won’t want to miss it!

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Jun 22, 2014

Photography By: Ignatius McCarthy

Words By: David Monzingo

Let’s Be Honest: Robbie Erickson’s Insane Subaru Forester

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Time and time again, we stumble upon cars that really break the mold. Cars and owners that are doing things that we would never expect to be done seem to become more scarce every year. Robbie and his ’98 Subaru Forester have done exactly that. This generation of Subaru’s family hauler wagon takes the brunt of the negativity surrounding its existence. When I first saw photos of Robbie’s car scattered across various social media outlets, I knew right away this car was something special.

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May 24, 2014

Photography By: David Monzingo

Words By: Josh Wilson

All Roads Lead to Helen: Southern Wörthersee 2014 Official Coverage (Part 1)

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Every year thousands of cars invade a quaint Bavarian themed town with the beautiful mountain backdrop of Western Georgia. The chaos that follows the first wave of arrivals is a blur of scraping subframes, smokey burnouts, cases upon cases of beer and of course those all too familiar flashing red and blue lights. The field of cars attending Southern Wörthersee features a wide range of chassis’ and styles from air-cooled all the way up to the most recent to-be-released models. It’s a mixture of flawless paint, eye-popping wraps, unique dips and timeless patina that seem pair perfectly with the modifications that adorn these builds.

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May 6, 2014

Photography By: Danny Rice, David Monzingo

Words By: David Monzingo

Water by the Bridge 2014 (Louisville, KY): Official Coverage

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Each year as the bitter cold begins to retreat the folks at Grossman Tuning wrap up their plans for their Spring show-season opener, Water by the Bridge. What started as a small get together at their shop in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has become a must-attend for anyone in the MidWest and Southern U.S. The former “Grossman Tuning Show” has seen quite an exponential increase in attendance since its humble beginnings in the back parking lot of their shop.

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Mar 16, 2014

Photography By: Martin Slotta

Words By: David Monzingo

Verändern: Christian Quatz’s German Opel Rat Rod

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The rat rod scene has always seemed somewhat elusive. The owners stick to themselves for the most part, while still maintaining a sort of “core” that know each other and the cars that they spend their weekends wrenching on. From the outside looking in these gear heads seem to have quite the niche, but the rat rod scene is far broader than I had previously thought. Christian Quatz and his Opel rat rod out of Germany are proof that this scene is alive and well even outside of the United States.

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Feb 6, 2014

Photography By: Erik Marroquin

Words By: David Monzingo

Critical Acclaim: Jeremy Hedin’s Volkswagen CC R-Line

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In the Volkswagen and European car scene it’s pretty common to see the typical Golfs and Jettas getting all the attention and aftermarket support from manufacturers. It’s when cars such as the lesser common Volkswagen family members hit the scene in such a radical way that really makes peoples heads turn. Jeremy’s claim to fame resides in the sneaker community with his wild array of shoes, and it’s only fitting that his car makes a bold statement as well. His Volkswagen CC R-Line has taken grasp of our attention and will not let go, this thing is a stunner!

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Jan 27, 2014

Photography By: Marcus Cooke

Words By: David Monzingo

Compare, Contrast: Jaycee Ceron’s Subaru Impreza WRX

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Right off the bat it’s pretty plain to see that Jaycee took his once stock Subaru and transformed it into something special. In most cases patience is key, and Jaycee’s Subaru is no exception. Building a car for himself and nobody else, Mr. Ceron shows us how to combine old school flavor with new school styling.

The Subaru Impreza has been around since the early ‘90s. Sporting its fair share of facelifts and trim packages, the newest version of Impreza has been an enthusiast favorite with its wider front and rear wings which provide for some aggressive wheel setups. Waiting almost eight months for his wheels to arrive, Jaycee received multiple calls from VR Wheels out of Los Angeles. while being given other options since the wait was much longer than anticipated. Jaycee stuck to his guns and the wait was well worth it. His choice to go with the timeless BBS RS weave is simply superb. A custom 18”x10” setup with slant lips and low offsets you just cannot get better fitment than this, wow!

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Jan 15, 2014

Photography By: Jordan Unternaher

Words By: David Monzingo

When Stars Align: Khalid Mohammed’s Subaru STI

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Subaru’s rich automotive history can be traced back to two triumphs in the automotive world; their prevalence in WRC, and their all wheel drive system introduced back in 1972. Now, it was inevitable that owners of these cars would begin to step out of the comfort zone that was “rally”, and begin to adopt the trending styles of modification. For Khalid and his STI, it took a bit of warming up to become what it is today. The first 2 years of ownership saw minimal modification; simple bolt-ons and small aesthetic tweaks began an all too familiar path that spirals us enthusiasts into a full-blown project car.

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Jan 7, 2014

Photography By: Ignatius McCarthy

Words By: David Monzingo

A Family Affair: Mark Bello’s Inspiring Scion tC

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Mark Bello and his Scion tC have had quite the relationship; a love/hate to put in simply. A relationship that has gone from near separation and abandonment, to now a tight bond, and being an inspiration to other local car enthusiasts; not only to build a car for themselves, but to also enjoy every aspect of it from start to finish. Hailing from Carnation, Washington, Mark has helped paved the way for his local car scene to be inspired and embrace the culture surrounding their passionate hobby of automobiles.

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