XXX Rootbeer GTG 2011

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This past Sunday was the Pacific Northwests annual XXX Rootbeer GTG, like every other year the cars were plentiful, the food is great, and the parkinglot was filled with many familiar faces.

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Port Townsend 2011

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This years Port Townsend cruise presented by Achtun!ng, like previous years, was a huge success. The town was taken over and the restaurants were filled by European car enthusiasts. Check out some of the photos from the day!

 

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Did you say pie?

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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

Back to the East

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While i was out in North Carolina a few weeks ago for Jerovan’s wedding i decided to take a few snap shots of his car for an update for the rest of the world of his car, since last september’s article, Snoozin in the South the car has come quite a ways with the addition of a full air ride suspension. Here’s a few shots from the morning of the wedding.

And for all of you who know Jerovan…

Not too big and not too small…

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These are a few words that were used to describe the Chevy Nova of the early 70’s.

 

As you can see this is our first of feature that isnt of something Euro and believe me there are lots more to come. This Nova is actually something fresh out of our buddies shop over at Unorthodox Customs, and the paint isnt but a few days old, well on to the photos!

 

 

 

For more information about this car and others like it head on over to Unorthodox Customs

 

Keepin’ it Classy

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It’s hard these days to style a car that hasn’t been done before or that’s not played out.

Paulette was in love with the B6 even before she started thinking about any type of modifications. She wanted a full size car that had potential. Like all car enthusiasts it wasn’t long before the “itch” took over.  With her roots starting in mini-trucks Paulette was no newcomer to the modification world and it wasn’t long before the Passat started its transformation.

Within 90 days of hitting the road the B6 was lowered with KW Variant 1 coil overs and received cat back exhaust with Borla mufflers. After being lowered the stock rollers came off and on went some RS4 replicas. With a year gone by and show season coming more needed to be done. Not happy with the initial drop from the B6 coils something had to happen so the rears were pulled and replaced with MK5 springs. Now with the car as low as it could go for her taste and it being a daily driver the modification in the appearance to the body was much in need.

To achieve a “lower more aggressive” look Paulette had the badgeless grill, Votex lip, side skirts and rear flush spoiler color matched to the car. To gain the right look she had the doorstops and rear valance sanded smooth and color matched. With a new look to the body the car needed a wheels with a more polished look.  Wanting to move away from the standard “spoked” look Paulette test fitted a set of Mercedes-Benz Alphards, in love she fell. It was a perfect match for her! With the body complete next came a few go fast goodies so along came the Revo Stage 1 and Carbonio intake which led to modifying the exhaust one last time with techtonics cat back, and removing one of the Borla mufflers.

Few Specs
EBC cross drilled and slotted rotors front and rear.
Mercedes Benz Alphards 18×8.5 et.35  front 9.5 et.40 rear
Falken 512 225/40 all around.
8mm H&R spacers rear.

Words by Paulette Templin

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72oz Steak Challenge

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Alright so this doesnt look to be exactly automotive buuut, looks can be deceiving this event is actually put on by a few people who are a part of German Perversion (myself included) and all automotive enthusiasts are invited. The event is to raise money for The American Cancer Society. Last years event raised about $1100, this years event has raised just over $1800 and opposed to last years event where we only had one person actually finish the massive steak of 4.5lbs, a potato, veggies and a dinner roll, this year we had not one, not two, but THREE eaters devour their entire plate.

Another few differences between last years and this years event is, last year we only had 6 eaters, which is still a lot of people willing to take on this kind of challenge, however this year, we had 9 people attempt the challenge. We also expanded the audience to all automotive enthusiasts against last year that was strictly european oriented, Speed Factory, traditionally, an import shop sponsored Joe Rabon (3rd place eater) and Unorthodox Customs whom is trying to get more into the european and import scenes also sponsored Nate Pickle whom ended up taking 1st place.

There were nearly 30 items that were raffled off at the event a few of the item inluded dyno pulls, photo shoots, a satellite radio, ipods, and even large Griots care care kits. Ok thats enough talk here are some of the pics from the night.

To see more photos from the night head on over to Andrew Cox Photography

or for more details about the event you can go to 72ozchallenge.com