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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Words by car owner, Mark Veltkamp
Photos by Andrew Cox
Being from the hot rod scene I had plenty of mechanical knowledge and had more than a few custom cars under my belt, but I had never had one of my own.In September of 2008 my wife pulled me into the VW world, after going on a cruise and seeing the odd ball Scirocco’s hiding from most of the other cars.
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This past saturday i had a great time, i met a lot of cool people and had to opportunity to shoot some cars that i dont normally have the opportunity to shoot. The day started out at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, WA for a meet put on by NW-Built, who has a reputation for not being make specific, and that everyone with a good attitude can come out for a good time. Saturday was no different and surprisingly the weather turned out be pretty nice with the regular rain shower here and there in the early after noon but cleared up and tuned into a nice day later on, perfect for taking photos.
After leaving the meet a small group of us rolled down to the tide flats in tacoma for a StanceWars photo shoot. A few of the cars that were featured for the shoot was Mark Bello’s Scion tC, Vernon Lim’s RSX, Connor Surdi’s silver WRX, and Billy Gano’s black Miata. Check out the photos and dont forget to head over Andrew Cox Photography for prints of your favorites.
Ive been wanting to meet up with Colin for a few weeks to shoot his car since i had recently heard that he was planning to sell it, i knew i had i wanted to shoot before he did. So finally last week i met up with him to shoot some photos of his mk5 here are the results.
Oem 17″ Pie Plates
Just wanted to post a few pics from this years Leavenworth drive, which had a very successful turnout. The drive takes place every June where hundreds of european car owners from all over the northwest gather at Bellevue community college in washington for a simple meet and greet, after what seems to be only a few minutes everyone heads out to the small german town of Leavenworth, WA the drive is about 2hrs east of Bellevue, and is filled with a plethora of twisties, which is always a good time.
Check out the rest of the photos at our Flickr