Category Archives: Volkswagen

2013 Rally Mexico

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.

Shenanigans …..In Video.

Hey Farva…what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit?  Video shot and edited my Matt Morana.

Snow Shenanigans

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.
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Everyday I’m shufflin.
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Uncle shows up in his s4 just when we were leaving.
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Off to the Pickering GO Station lower level.  Grabbed SOME photos, it honestly felt like I took way more photos.
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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.
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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.feb27
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Cheater pics.
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Dem boots,Danny.
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Dave’s dafuq are you doing James? look.  Not a lot happened in this sequence apart from burning the clutch. lol
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I’ll try to post up some of the video we took.  Thanks for coming out guys, was a good Saturday.

2013 Monte Carlo Rally Final Day.

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.

New Era of WRC

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


2013 VW Polo R WRC

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.
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Some snow testing for VW’s Sebastien Ogier.  Dat noise.

Precious Metal.

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Fairly certain the car wasn’t the focus of this pic ;).

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.

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Loving the choice of bride seats.

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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

Interior:
Bride Euro Sport II Racing Seats: Gradation Insert
Rear Sears wrapped in suede to match fronts with bride gradation fabric in middle insert
RCD-510 Navorgation swap
Nardi Classic Steering wheel with Nardi Classic Ship Knob
Jetta SEL Door Sills
 Ziza LED Interior Lights
Rear Trunk Setup includes 5th Rear Rotiform with tire (Same specs) with a sunken    display and 2 tanks; one polished, one paint matched with Translucent Candy Gold all wrapped in suede
             
Exterior:
Full Votex Lip Kit (Front lip, Side Skirts, Rear Valence, Rear Lip Spoiler)
Debadged rear emblem and front license plate drill holes removed
 Jetta GLI Taillights
Ziza LED headlights
Front Fog Light Kit from Jetta SEL
Suspension:
MK6 Jetta Full kit with Switchspeed Analog Managment
FRONT SUSPENSION: AIR LIFT SLAM SERIES
Front Suspension: AirLift Slam Series
REAR SUSPENSION: CUSTOM MADE (.01)
Rear Suspension: Custom Made
REAR SHOCKS: BILSTEIN SPORT
Rear Shocks: Bilstein Sport
COMPRESSOR: DUAL VIAIR 400C
Compressor: Dual Viair 400C
AIR TANK: RAW ALUMINUM 10 GALLON
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.

Whats next?
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.

Shout outs.
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.

H2O International 2012 | Scraped Crusaders | Part 2

The show!

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.