After missing many of the previous H2Oi weekends in Ocean City, Maryland, I finally got my act together and ventured out with some close friends to experience the event. Upon arriving, we witnessed the madness already beginning. Ocean City quickly became a giant party in every direction. The whole weekend filled the streets with Volkswagens and many other fitted cars. Parking lots turned into huge meets and sidewalks became front row seats to the streets’ craziness.
After getting settled in, cruising around with everyone, and finding food at my new favorite restaurant, Big Pecker’s, night came, and we were quickly drenched in Ocean City’s infamous rain. However, It passed overnight and cleared up just in time allowing for a beautiful Sunday show at the campground. I’ve learned that H2O is a huge event. Cars are literally everywhere, but that’s why it is such a great event. This will be a memorable experience that goes beyond that of a typical car show. I got to see some familiar faces and also meet many new friends. H2O weekend is something I’m already looking forward to next year.
Every year in late March, Grossman Tuning hosts a show marking the beginning of show season on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. What began as a small meet held at their shop in years past has become one of the fastest growing and most anticipated shows in the Midwest.
Let’s be honest: we’ve all referred to convertibles as a “girl’s car” at some point in our lives. Before Miatas were hammered and stanced or before Cabriolets were aired out on RS’s, convertibles were definitely not an enthusiasts car of choice. Sure, there have been a lot of good looking ‘verts over the years (Tyrese’s Eclipse from “2 Fast 2 Furious doesn’t come to mind) but it’s been a while since one has really captured the hearts and attention of the public. Drew Dorbritz, a true and longterm enthusiast himself, decided to take a platform that had been written off and make it a neck breaker… AND HE DID.
Feb 11, 2011
Video by Kenny Cano for Canibeat.com
2010 was my first H2o meet and I must say the experience was just amazing and I looking forward to this year’s! This video show’s Kenny Cano’s perspective of last year’s H2o International gathering. I personally loved how Kenny showed almost every single car there, leaving none out. Can you spot your car? Again, a big thanks to Kenny for this amazing video!
H2o…whether you are a Volkswagen owner, an Audi owner, or even a Honda owner (yes I said Honda owner) like myself this is probably one of the best weekends of the entire year.
Sep 11, 2010
As always each year there is more to do during H2o weekend aside from the show itself. We are excited to announce that Canibeat and Klutch would like to invite you to “The Pre-Game” Friday night at Hoopers Crab House starting at 7PM. The staff at Hoopers has been gracious enough to allow us to use their large parking area for this event, so as always lets keep it safe and fun for everyone. Join us inside Hoopers following the GTG for food and drinks ! For more info please visit Canibeat Facebook or Klutch Facebook. C-YA all there !
Where: Hoopers Crab House
12913 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
When: Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 7:00pm
Feb 11, 2010
I always loved this shot Tek took of his car and Aaron’s Jetta at H2o this past year… Both black, both retrofit’d, and both of them STANCED! Look at that fitment!
Check out more of Tek’s photography on his Flickr!
Jan 9, 2010
Although I own a Honda I have been a long time fan of VW’s, Audi’s, and other European makes. After many years of missing out this was my first year attending H2o International in Ocean City, Maryland. Well it was definitely one of my top 3 favorite trips of the year (right up there with Import Alliance, and the Spring Eibach Honda meet) and I’ll certainly be attending for many years to come! Now like many other large car events there are sooo many top notch, one of a kind cars at H2o it is nearly impossible to pick favorites. Well one car that stood out to me was this Blue Mini Cooper from NY, sitting SO proper on all white BBS RS’s. It may not be Top Dawg material (top award given out at H2o), but it certainly is one of a kind!
It really is the perfect example of how wheels can make or break a car IMO. The all white RS’s with chrome hardware, and chrome/blue BBS center caps flow so well with the white accents and really make the car! At a show like H2o where there are probably 100′s of sets of RS’s there wasn’t anything else like them, and I can’t say I have ever seen anything like them even on the forums (although I don’t doubt it’s been done).
If anyone knows the owner of this car or how I can get in contact with him let me know. I would love learn more about the car and do a full shoot of the car for Canibeat! Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com
Photo credit for the shots I have posted goes to Konky Photography, be sure to check out his site konkyphotography.com! He does some amazing work and shoots some of the dopest Mini’s and other European cars in the game!
Jan 5, 2010
Tek was holding off on posting these but I got a sneak peek of them a few months ago and I have been waiting for him to post them up ever since!
I LOVE this car! Sooo clean! And these shots really show how Tek made the best out of a crappy location and produced some sick shots!
Checkout more of my boy Tek’s work on his Flickr!
Dec 9, 2009
I saw this MKV Jetta Sport Wagon down at H2o International in September and loved it! It’s really pretty simple but with just bags, a set MB Alphard wheels, and I believe the OEM Votex lip kit this grocery getter is definitely beat worthy!
Looks like a shot from this years Air Affair at H2o. And unlike some guys with air this guy was driving it around at this height
And a shot from Ocean Downs
Oh and I believe it is still for sale!