While editing photos i often try to think about what I want to write, how I want to write my short summary of the days events, but while editing the photos (more than 200 I might add) I kept coming back to the same thought. WaterWerks, to much of the VAG (and finally BMW’s) scene in the Northwest is much more than just a car show. WaterWerks is much more monumental than just what is likely to be seen on the surface.
It is something like a bookmark in time, some of the people I talk with on a day-to-day basis refer to it as a project deadline (you know who you are) and can be referenced at any time throughout the year. Others, while the before mentioned might be true to some extent, just can’t wait to see what the Northwest (and you know the Northwest always does it big) will bring to the table this year.
But i believe it is unanimous when i say that everyone regardless of competition/trophies or what kind of car you drive. Whether you have a rat-roded mk1 or a bagged mk6, WaterWerks weekend is in a way much like the holidays, and at the risk of sounding corny, WaterWerks weekend brings the VAG family together heh.
I cant even begin to explain how many owners of cars I’ve seen/heard of, how many knowledgable people and even fellow photographers in the Northwest that I’ve never met until WaterWerks weekend. And the thing that i love about the Northwest is, that everyone is really inviting, and is almost always as equally excited to meet you as you are they. That’s what I think is so great about the Northwest.
And before this is over i want to give a BIG thanks to Dave Meister, Mike Tolliver, Rene Raham and the rest of the crew that put together this great weekend, we had a great time! And as some of you might have heard i am still working on a HUGE panorama of the show, so just hang tight and hopefully ill have it up within a week or so.