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.
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday showcases Korey Garrity’s simple and clean MK5 GTI, shot by Eric Dowd.
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.
Back again! Sorry for the two weeks of being wallpaper-less. This week we bring you some killer shots of a French MK2 Golf, shot by Romain Shep.
Southern Worthersee 2012 in Helen Georgia was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. With less than one week’s notice from the time of departure I was able take off of work, overnight ship camera gear, and hop in the car for the 800 mile drive from Philadelphia to Georgia with no idea what to expect.The Bavarian themed town of Helen is simply gorgeous. The atmosphere can be compared to H20 international in Ocean City Maryland, except the town of Helen is so much more welcoming to the show. The weekend is packed with the “Low Down Show Down” limbo contest at the bar, Unitronic’s wheel release party, APR’s cookout, all concluding with a police sanctioned cruise into the mountainous roads that surround northern Georgia. For those of you who have yet to experience SOWO make it a point to attend in 2013!
Harlequin – har·le·quin – [hahr-luh-kwin, -kin]: adjective fancifully varied in color, decoration, etc.
Now if you have never seen one of these you are probably asking yourself “Who would do such a thing?”. Well believe it or not, Volkswagen did. That’s right, these cars came from the factory like this (minus a few obvious modifications). Originally created as a Design series to tour at International Auto shows, Volkswagen decided to produce more of them dude to the huge public response they received. Eventually, 264 were made and offered in 1996, exclusively in the North American market. Based on the not so glamorous 1996 Golf GL platform, the Harlequin model is one of the most limited and arguably most eye catching production cars VW has ever produced.
When you go to the carnival or fair as a little tyke, you walk into the entrance, and as you pass the gate you become over-welmed with the pure craziness going on; well Sema has become a car enthusiast’s dream carnival. As Matt and I walked into the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we saw rows upon rows of cars, trucks and everything to make them perform even better than they did off the assembly line. The 2011 Sema was Matt and I’s first, and words cannot describe how huge Sema truly is.
Photography by VWFashion.com / Words by Josh Wilson for Canibeat.com
China is once again showing everyone here in the states that they too can put together jaw-dropping Euro cars. Courtesy of VWFashion, we have two MK6 Golf’s that make quite the pair as both feature air drops and nicely fitted BBS RS’. Each have put their own flair but together they prove that China has some cars definitely worth talking about.
Now on to some shots, enjoy guys!
In this scene no matter what you do you always have to strive for that perfect setup. Exclusive Canibeat.com photographer Michael Petrino has without a doubt achieved that goal with both his bagged widebody R32 and photography. From his rebarreled BBS RS’ with peanut butter gutts and amazing fender work, to his nice collection of lenses and Alien Bees, Michael’s got quite the setup!
Oct 30, 2010
Triple Witching Hour is a Wall Street term that I won’t bore my audience by explaining, but suffice it to say it refers to the simultaneous occurence of three important events. This was not a shoot that we set up, fate just placed all three cars in the same place at the same time. Thankfully, AJ Gillet of Ill Photography fame was also there to capture this confluence of Mk5′s. This is his first Canibeat shoot and I won’t be shy in saying that I think his photography style has defined 2010. I know about as much about VW’s as I do about alpaca husbandry, so I’ll just get to the photos.