I know, I know, I’ve already featured a MK3 Golf…and I know, it was also a 2-door, and yep, it was green too! But when there are so many awesome VW builds on the internet, I just have to share them with the masses, regardless of any similarities it might have with other cars. Just take a look at how it started, and what they turned it into…
It’s good to know there are a few cool Mk1 Golfs in Australia, especially when we’re constantly bombarded with pictures of fresh Rabbits from America and Europe. One such car is this Mk1 from the Club GTI Forums. It follows the popular but difficult formula of building a show quality race car. It’s the perfect build philosophy, but only few have the time/money/skills to make it happen.
So whats with the 2-in-1 title? Well once the blue car was finished, the owner did it all over again with another shell. The second build isn’t quite finished yet, but hopefully it’s not too far off.
Big thanks to Matt from VW Watercooled for the heads up on this build(s). Continue reading “Mk1 Golf Show/Club Car 2-in-1-build”
The VW scene is one i truly admire. The haters can hate all they want, but I’m always browsing v-dub sites for inspiration and ideas. People who modify VW’s tend to try new things first without caring what other people think, and they also strive to be different and think outside the square. I see their culture as being closer to hot-rodding then “tuning” (hate that word), as their rides have a real emphasis on character.
One such ride is Roxy the Mk3 Golf, a themed build with a vintage racing/bobber Harley feel, the real highlights are in the details. Check out the seats, custom fuel-cell, hinged in-dash gauge pods, hand-made badge, vintage cloth wrapped spark leads, etc etc.
Roxy is built by jkrate, graphic designers from Virginia. Graphic Designers make the best car builders, and I’m not saying that just because I am one, but because I know that they see their car as a complete composition, not just a bunch of parts thrown together. I love builds like this, and I can honestly say it has inspired me.
Thanks to Ray for the heads-up on this one.
Chances are if you’re into VW’s, you’ve seen The Bucket numerous times. But for those of you who haven’t, prepare to be entertained by one of the lowest, rudest and most charismatic Rabbits of all time. I’m tempted to call it “rat style” or “hood ride” but I can’t do it the injustice of trying to categorise it, it’s in a league of its own…