May 25, 2013
Words By: Mike Meszaros, Ethan Watson
Southern Worthersee is awesome, there is no other way to put it. The people, the cars, and the location in general could not be more perfect. It’s more than just a car show. Though there may be a lot of awesome cars SoWo has become a vacation more than anything. This being the 7th installment of the tribute show to Worthersee SOWO has grown into one of the biggest Euro shows on the east coast. Through the hard work of the staff and the enthusiast in the VW scene the show has taken on a life of it’s own. We all get the privilege to call this tiny mountain city home for five days in May and we always remember why when we take that first glimpse on Helen, GA.
When most people think of a car that has “stance” the image that typically comes to mind is a car that sits low to the ground, has ridiculous camber, and stretched tires. In some instances though, that is not the case. For example, take the builds of Eddie and Anthony Herrera, two brothers hailing from West Covina in Los Angeles.
The Mk6. When Volkswagen unveiled it, I must admit, I was stoked. The front was aggressive and angry; the side, sleek and smooth. The back was just as evil looking as the front. There is no question why the new Mk7 design is so similar to the Mk6 chassis.
Every year, the show season for automotive culture takes place from early spring and well into the summer, with eager enthusiasts and professionals alike prepared to showcase their time, money and effort. As the leaves changes colors and the season come to an end, there is one show that truly marks the closure of another year: the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, also simply known as the SEMA Show.
Nine in the morning on Thursday, Ethan Watson woke up to the sound of race cars in the distance. Popping downshifts and rev limiters lasted the entire weekend on the small island called Hutchinson, located in Savannah, Georgia. Ethan and his friend Stephen Sullivan intended to shoot the annual Savannah Speed Classic, but on the last day of the event decided to join forces and make a short video. It’s shocking to think that when the first record button was hit to when Ethan finished uploading the video to Vimeo, the turn around time was less than 24 hours.
We hope you enjoy the video!
This is a story of a father and sons love for cars, BMW’s and especially the classic 2002. Patrick Burns’ 1972 model is a particularly interesting example and reflects the passion behind it that he and his father share. It’s not perfect, but that’s not the point, it’s enjoyed everyday and is still going strong after 40 years on the road. Wendell and Patrick are great guys, their dedication to cars is infectious and it has been a pleasure getting to know them.
I apologize for missing the Wallpaper Wednesday post last week… Now back to our regularly scheduled programming! This week we bring you three amazing shots of Juan’s Datsun 620 pickup from our very own Matthew Jones!
No one can put up a good argument about the awesome aesthetics of classic muscle. The raw lines, their boldness and ability to inspire and intimidate are second to no other form of vehicle. Unfortunately, anyone who has ever owned a classic will tell you that what’s made up in substance and raw power is usually lost in reliability and comfort. Just as there is no substitute for true muscle, there is no substitute for modern technology and comfort. As we found out during our close inspection with the Stevens & Brennan Automotive Mustang, there is no reason why we can’t have the best of both worlds.
Quality over Quantity. A phrase that everyone has heard, everyone preaches but how often do you actually see it followed through on? The guys at Weksos, every year, work to create an event that is usually one of the year’s best shows but not because of a huge number of cars or spectators. Instead, they show us the perfect example of Quality over Quantity by hand-picking their field of cars.
Here is the beginning of what everyone has been waiting for, part one of our Wekfest IV San Francisco coverage! We lucked out with a beautiful San Francisco day, with mid sixties weather and a nice breeze coming off of the bay. As always, the line was reaching far into the distance as fans and spectators lined up as early as 1am the night before just to get a glimpse of the incredible lineup of cars spanning the floor of two enormous buildings at Fort Mason. Five days prior to the show the Canibeat crew rolled out from the east coast to do some scoping out of the scene and to make some visits to a few of the big names in the game to film some interviews for the soon to be released Canibeat TV and we had a blast! Hopefully you enjoy the photos of our trip & part one of Wekfest IV coverage, don’t forget to stay tuned for even more coverage!