So are we handing the title to Ogier already? Jebus. From one dominating Frenchman to another. He leads heading into Day 2. Fun Fact: This is Ken Block’s only rally of the year. He’s doing quite well. For a guy that picked up rallying as a hobby late in his 30’s, to be even on the same page as a WRC regular is amazing.
Lana Del Rey and Skrillex soundtrack? I can deal with that. The sounds coming out of the tailpipe aren’t bad either.
Hey Farva…what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit? Video shot and edited my Matt Morana.
Mark your calendars folks. We’re heading again this year for sure.
We haven’t had any photo shoots as a group this winter. We decided to gather 5 MK2s and do what we do. But before that some of us watched Dredd at Matt’s house. Verdict: The movie is awesome.
Parking at Matt’s.
Everyday I’m shufflin.
Uncle shows up in his s4 just when we were leaving.
Off to the Pickering GO Station lower level. Grabbed SOME photos, it honestly felt like I took way more photos.
It took us a while before we realized the higher levels all had snow. As SOON as we hit the top…..we needed shovels. By we I mean everyone without a Subaru :). Even Matt needed help. In his defense, he went looking for a big mound of snow.
The top level was pretty much a small oval, with LOTS of snow. I for one had lots of fun. And by the looks of it, Matt Morana did too.
Dave’s dafuq are you doing James? look. Not a lot happened in this sequence apart from burning the clutch. lol
I’ll try to post up some of the video we took. Thanks for coming out guys, was a good Saturday.
I’d watch hours of these aerial views. Hairpins never looked so good.
Was there any doubt? Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though. Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out. You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage. Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala DNF from a good positions. Latvala’s quickly turning into the modern day Mcrae. On some days absolutely unbeatable then the next round, he’ll crash out in amazing fashion.
Speed’s coverage of day 2. The sweeping Helicam shots from around 10:30 onwards are amazing.
For the first time in 9 years someone not named Loeb will win the WRC championship (limited schedule). It may not seem that way with Loeb leading again this weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally. Taking Loeb away, this is the first time in years where I’m actually anxious to look at the results. I’m also glad VW is up to speed right away. Though that might be down to Ogier himself.
1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen 1h39m49.0s 2. Sebastien Ogier VW + 1m20.3s 3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen + 1m46.7s 4. Dani Sordo Citroen + 2m01.2s 5. Jari-Matti Latvala VW + 2m32.2s 6. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport Ford + 2m50.6s 7. Bryan Bouffier PH Citroen + 2m57.1s 8. Juho Hanninen Qatar M-Sport Ford + 3m03.5s 9. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport Ford + 4m45.1s 10. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 7m11.0s
Don’t call it a showreel.
The 2013 car and livery were unveiled yesterday in Monaco. The car itself looks like its gone through a lot of changes since the protoype was scene last year. The front and rear fenders are much wider and aerodynamic than before. Loving the minumalis livery too. Think I might actaully pay attention to the WRC this. RedBull promotion, Mads Ostberg in the ford, Ogier and Latvala in the Polo and Hirvonen in the Citroen. We have an actual fight on our hands this year.
Some snow testing for VW’s Sebastien Ogier. Dat noise.
We haven’t done a feature in quite some time. I wanted to let the barage of H20 pics subside before posting this car. These pics were taken by Matt Berenz (excluding the first one,
unknown source Mathew Buchanan) during the Canibeat meet at H20. While VW has tried to make thier Jetta a “world car”. It has not taken away its appeal in the “Dub Scene”. I apologize profusely for using that cliche term. Many cars have come and gone, (I’m looking at you, Civic) but the Jetta has stood the test of time. Ryan Beard’s car helps further the Jetta’s appeal to the scene. It’s helped change my opinion at least. Quite frankly I wasn’t a fan when the car was first released. This and a few other builds have had thier turns changing my mind.
The wheel and body colour combo make or break a vehicle. The gold and silver colours go miles in bringing this car together. I don’t think a crazy colour would have worked as well. The two colours also flow into the trunk, with the air setup. The Classic Nardi wheel and knob (might have to get myself that), again tie the colour together. Wood grain like a sir.
Check the below images for Ryan’s and Matt’s work. Ryan mentions his future plans, and full parts list below.
Ryan, thanks for allowing us to shoot your car.
You know you’re awesome when you have a matching BLQ in your trunk.
Our words in black, Ryan’s in Blue:
Your name, Your car:
Ryan Beard, 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
What do you do?
I have been working and managing a hookah bar for 3 years.
When did you buy your car, and when did you start modding it?
March 7th, 2011 I got my first set of wheels 3 months after buying and got the air suspension on 5 months after buying, and that’s where it all began
What mods are currently on the car?
Wheels: Rotiform BLQ 3pc
Front:19×8.5 with 215/35/r19 Tires
Front also has 15mm spacers
Rear: 19×9.5 with 225/35/r19 Tires (Falken 452’s
Wheels are Translucent Candy Gold
Bride Euro Sport II Racing Seats: Gradation Insert
Front Suspension: AirLift Slam Series
Rear Suspension: Custom Made
Rear Shocks: Bilstein Sport
Compressor: Dual Viair 400C
Air Tank: Raw Aluminum 10 GallonDo you cringe or smile when you drag frame on an obstacle?
Even though I’m on bags I still daily drive really low and my lip kit has its battle scars, I cringe in success when I scarp on the speed bumps everyday when I leave my apartment.
If you didn’t own your current car, what would you be driving?
Would it be modded? It was a toss up between the Jetta or the Genesis Coupe, I have no idea where the coupe would be if I had gotten that instead, but regardless it would have the same styling as the Jetta. Bagged, wheels, but more performance based.
How long are you holding on to it?
Until she dies. Perfect answer, too many kids with leased cars up for sale nowadays.
Starting January I’m going to be dropping a 2012 Passat 3.6L Engine. Also reupholstering the interior with leather including a gold cross stitch. And an independent rear suspension from the Mk5 GTI to allow for camber and wider fitment.
Rotiform for the amazing wheels, Bag riders for the great costumer service, air lift for allowing me to park at there tent at some of the largest events this past year. Along with all the websites that have featured my car already.
Ha you’d thought I had forgotten….well…I did…but that’s not the point.
Last night around 11:00pm I heard this song, and by 1:30am I was exporting this video. So it was a very quick edit, wanted to keep it fun and simple, no slow mo in this one.
Song: Ben Howard – The Fear (Moonlight Matters Remix)
Equipment: Canon 5DmkIII, 16-35, 70-200, merlin steadicam and my own two hands
I wish I had pulled my tripod out at some point during the weekend.