In the weeks prior to StanceWars i can remember asking my friends if they were going to the show, since the show doesn’t have as long of a history as some of the other events in the pacific northwest i could immediately see the doubtful gaze growing in their eyes. I would go on to convince them of the great experience i had last year, describing the layed back atmosphere and all the great cars, the fantastic location, only to end my argument by simply stating, StanceWars was by far my favorite event of the year.
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Looking back at previous years, i didn’t think that this show could get much better, but after all the changes i saw this year i knew that i was all wrong.
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Photos by: Andrew Cox
Words by: Jerovan Gayotin
I bought this car brand-new in August 2004 in Fayetteville, NC where I was stationed and started doin’ work right away. Unfortunately, I was headed in the wrong direction. I really wanted everything to be “blacked out”. The first accessories that I bought were monster mats, AEM intake system, and black spray paint. FAIL. The next summer I went on my first tour to the desert. While I was there I got everything on my wish list a Upsolute chip, Koni coils (which would be a big pain) and a BOV. Again, FAIL (except the Konis at the time). When I got back to Fayetteville I was the fastest car in town, well at least in my own hormone filled 19 year old mind. This is also when I started to be come addicted to MOAR LOW thanks to the invention of the spanner wrench.
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It has been agreed on by many, Tailored Seattle was by far one of the best most well gathered selections of cars that we had seen in the Northwest in a long time. The atmosphere at the show was just about perfect, there wasn’t much of a competition or even anything in the way of trophies at all, but to be honest i wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Without the traditional trophies, judging and the like it gave the night a much more relaxed and laid back feel. In my opinion I think there needs to be more shows, or meets rather, like this. Do everyone a favor and take the stress right out of the event, and encourage others to get out there and meet new people, just hang out and have a good time. Read more ›
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.
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This was WaterWerks’ 3rd Annual 2 day show, but WaterWerks isn’t just a show like much of the rest of the events in the northwest. WaterWerks has a week full of events that precedes the first day of the show, the auto cross, which is followed by the main event, the show. The show is a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association where all the proceeds raised go towards. This years show had more then 400 cars on display and raffled items such as RS6 replica wheels, Podi gauges, numerous other items, and certificates. Here are a few photos from the day.
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We’re glad to say the food at this years BBQ was fantastic, but the car turn out was even better, check out the photos!
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