I know I have admitted this before, but in case you missed it I’ll reiterate the fact that I am a huge VW fan. I have owned a few VW’s now and it does not seem that the trend will change anytime soon. So what is it that keeps pulling people like myself and our latest feature here Ryan Beard back in? It’s a timeless look, clean lines, and a social community that is second to none in the car scene. Ryan had previously owned a MK3 Jetta and knew when deciding on a new project he wanted to start just that way, NEW. Enter the fresh, remodeled MKVI Jetta and Ryan’s vision to build a classy car that paid homage to the MK1′s and MK2′s of the past.
In 2013, Spring Fling Canada celebrated their 10th year as Canada’s official season-opening event for German car enthusiasts. The event took place on Sunday June 2rd, 2013 from 11am until 3pm. So what’s all the hype about? Spring Fling is a home-grown and family-oriented event so EVERYBODY is invited! Spring Fling wasn’t your run of the mill show. There were no trophies and no judging and that made the event just a chill get together on a bigger than average scale! And as always, Spring Fling runs RAIN or SHINE!
The event returned to the Hansa Haus again this year. Riding off the momentum from years past, Mississauga’s own German Canadian Club Hansa Haus was a fitting location for this prized event.
Players Show, now in its 7th year of existence is tearing the UK car scene to bits. Ran by two crazy men Carl Taylor and Jamie Mctoldridge with a don’t care attitude. These two are no strangers to show scene with a successful event held at an airfield in Essex later on in the season this year they wanted to put another date in the dairy.
Players classics! Why classic may you ask… well I think this was all down to the location. Held at Goodwood motor circuit, which to give you a little insider opened in 1948, the first single seat race for Graham Hill and was the very place that ended Stirling Moss’s career. It is with out a doubt a very special place in the history of motorsport and it is the first time that cars of this culture have every parked up on the Goodwood grass.
After three successful years at Downsview Park, it was time for Fitted to move to a larger location at the Brampton Fairgrounds. This epic event was held on Saturday May 25, 2013 and put on by the people from Stretch & Poke. We hope you guys enjoy the official Canibeat Fitted Showcase 2013 video!
We all know the masterminds at Rotiform Brian and Jason are always up to something. Whether it be a beautiful teal Porsche to roll around Worthersee with or a new set of wheels with zero lip on them, the creative minds at the Cali based wheel company never let their wheels stop turning. So needless to say when they prepared themselves to build something clean, simple, and unique for the Meca of all shows SEMA, let’s say they had it all figured out. Enter the 2012 Beetle stage left and stage right enter Jason and Brian to start creating this master piece. First off, without the whole Rotiform shop involved as well as some UK help Jason tells us this build wouldn’t be possible. The guys had a short time span to get this vehicle completed, making sure that it just wasn’t a factory car with a drop and wheels on it. Rotiform wanted to add their unique touch to this Bug and make sure it left an impression.
After three successful years at Downsview Park, it was time for Fitted to move to a larger location at the Brampton Fairgrounds. The event was held on Saturday May 25, 2013 and put on by the people from Stretch & Poke. This year, Fitted included a free indoor RC track, live music provided by a DJ, and a food truck alley which was unique to a Canadian event.
Fitted included a trophy competition as well, and custom trophies were up for grabs. In addition, every attendee received a raffle ticket for a chance to win a wide range of apparel and automotive parts graciously donated by the Fitted show sponsors!
While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this Canadian show, event managers have reached out to some of the region’s most renowned car builders and lifestyle companies to help keep featured aspects of the event true to the ever-evolving car scene up here in Canada. Please enjoy our coverage of some of the memorable vehicles at this event that caught our interest and made our coverage. We look forward to Fitted video that was produced by Backstage Productions, that is to follow this coverage. Keep up the good work Fitted, as you continue to put Canada on the fitment map!
The Carlisle “Custom Compact” event grew to its height in popularity in the mid-2000′s, when out of control crowds caused management to ship the event out of town. After a few years at different venues, the creators returned the show back to its rightful place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, and the Performance & Style event was born. It’s been a few years since then, and the event seems to grow a bit larger each and every year. While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this show, event managers have reached out to some of the region’s most renowned car builders and lifestyle companies to help keep featured aspects of the event true to the ever-evolving car scene.
After being started as a small shop get together in 2005 by Grossman Tuning, Water by the Bridge 2009 marked the progress of the event as a whole. Wanting the show to be a place for Euro enthusiasts of all types, Grossman started to set up the show. After getting approval for one of the sickest places around, Water by the Bridge was set to be held at the gorgeous Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky. Each year, more people came. In 2012, about 200-250 cars showed up, but that’s nothing close to what 2013 had to offer. Apparently word had gotten out; Water by the Bridge was the place to be in 2013.
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.
Southern Worthersee is one of those truly magnificent times we think about all year long. Even after the show’s over and we start the trip back home, we immediately get excited for the next year’s event. Sowo stands alone and unique among all the other shows. Helen, Georgia, a scenic, captivating Bavarian inspired small town graciously hosts the weekend’s event and welcomes Volkswagen, Audi, and many other car enthusiasts from all over the states. I prepared for the trip down south from Virginia Beach with a convoy of friends and set out to film this spectacular show.