After 1500 kilometers and a total of 14 hours driving, I got home yesterday evening after attending the Tuning World Bodensee show. Nothing could prepare me at the sheer size and scale of this event. It was huge. With more than 15 halls that were filled with all sorts of cars and styling cultures it was one of the biggest events I ever attended.
There was so much to look at and shoot. So I made sure that I had enough material to show you guys. Are you ready?
First up is this Volkswagen Golf 4 with a custom Bora front. The color and the graphics were the most striking part of the car, that was until I saw the wheels and the interior. More on that later.
This Celica attracted my attention because of the leather cover over the engine. Not sure how practical this is or if it even drives like this. The owner has even covered the exhaust header with it.
The lambo-style doors are still a big hit in Germany and Switzerland but this Alfa Romeo 147 GTA got away with it.
Wheels are made by O.Z. Racing and are called the Ultraleggera. These lightweight wheels fit perfect with the performance figures.
The interior on the other hand was not made with performance in mind.
Inside the engine bay I saw this custom carbon cover over the intake.
A classic bug is a car that always appeals to me. I especially loved the white wall tires with the red wheels and of course the stance.
But wait what is that I see on the chrome hubcap…
…a ultra clean 1983 mk1 rolling on some extra wide Schmidt TH wheels. They come in 14″x9 in the front and 14″x10 in the rear. The drop has been achieved thanks to KW suspension bits.
Not sure about the exhaust or the rear lights, but the rest of the car screamed perfection. And no there is not a real person under the car just some legs to grab some extra attention.
This Scirocco was one of the most extreme version I saw at the show. I have seen it before at the Essen Motor Show last year December. Did you also noticed the bucket with the custom graphics on it?
Another cool Scirocco was this version on the stand of Rieger. There is plenty of room inside the wheel wells so 20″ wheels are almost mandatory. These white color coded ones are made Barracuda and are called Voltec.
Rieger also has a solution for your new Opel Corsa with a complete bodykit and Dotz wheels.
Here is that Golf again from the opening picture. I had a hard time photographing this car because of the crowds that surrounded this car. I really liked the fresh teal color. The second thing I really liked where the wheels, can anybody identify them?
The wheels at the front had the same vibe as the rear ones but missed the inserts. Can you screw those pieces onto the rims? I really wanted to know but couldn’t find anybody that could share some light on this matter.
In one of the halls with lots of car clubs I saw this Volkswagen Polo. The red paint job really set it off together with the red wheels. It’s cool to see these cars that are 20 years old or even more still being loved and cherished by their owners.
A new phrase has been invented…
The engine bay has been painted white and features a G-lader and carbon high lights.
One of the few E30’s I saw, I hoped for more but It wasn’t meant to be. This one had cool blue color and chromed engine.
Looks familiar right? That’s because I featured this car not too long ago. The Army style A6 looked even better in the flesh.
The Bentley wheels looked mighty impressive under the massive arches.
This Mercedes 190 scored some major styling points from me. The matte white and blue paint job worked wonders on the exterior.
The extensive drop and the white AMG wheels didn’t had any problem grabbing the attention of the crowd.
Ronal wheels with Porsche logos on a matte silver Audi TT? A perfect combination if you’d asked me.
But I’ll let you be the judge of that.
That’s it for part one I hope you enjoyed it. I’m already busy with part two where I’ll show you some more Japanese cars.