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Waterfest: drag racing and other hoonigans

Drew with VW

Volkswagen tries to stop by as many of a vast German automobile shows in a US as possible, and they let me tab along. So distant this year, I’ve visited several regions of a nation to attend shows like Southern Worthersee, Wuste, WaterWerks and, as of this final weekend, Waterfest.

Many of a other events have uncover and shine, limbo, and sound-off competitions, though what done Waterfest singular was a action. Last weekend’s uncover was hold during a motorsports park in Englishtown, New Jersey, and competitions enclosed drag racing, burnouts, autocross, and, of course, a uncover and shine. The many sparkling partial was examination dual MKIII Golf models run dual side by side sub-ten second entertain miles!

In further to a competitions, there were a mile of exhibitors display their latest packages and many more.

While many of a attendees watched a racing movement and talked to several vendors, we enjoyed perusing a parking lots. This area is treated as a gallery environment for V-dub owners; they proudly mount subsequent to their cherished possessions, revelation tales of how they came to possess it and their opposite skeleton over ownership, and they get ideas from others’ vehicles. Common finish formula of this “art walk” are new friendships and unconstrained smart banter.

Volkswagen arrived with a enormous trailer carrying a latest models and appendage packages, and was prepared to give divided collectable posters, folding chairs, and customized dog tags all weekend. Additionally, VW hold a raffle for winners to accept a veteran sketch of their car in a VW Director print booth. we spoke with several owners while their cars were being photographed and was astounded to hear that many gathering several hours in sequence to make it out, from as distant north as Montreal and as distant south as Georgia.

The final regard I’ll make is a initial thing we notice during any gathering: VW fans have a good clarity of humor. From a stickers, permit plates, and t-shirts to a shameless self-deprecation, even a many cool will find themselves embarressed during some of a displays. A few of my favorites enclosed a Rabbit in a parking lot that had a vast carrot entrance out of a hood, a dog sporting a blingin’ VW logo from his collar, and a Euro image that review “HOONIGAN.”

If we haven’t been means to make it out nonetheless this year, there are still some-more shows remaining, including Das Laufwerk in New York, Wolfsgart in Vermont, and H20i in Maryland.



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