After we saw all the Hondas from the Nisei coverage, the Hotrods from Bonneville, oh and let’s not forget about the Fords either, it is time for some Volkswagens. This Sunday I traveled to Valkenburg Airport in the western part of Holland on one of the hottest weekends in eighteen years, at least that is what the news told me. The event I traveled to was MIVW, one of the best known VW events both in Holland and abroad.
I want to delve right in there with this first look at some of the cars present. The variety of cars was huge as was the level of detail. There was something for everyone.
Audi was one of the preferred brands during the show. The showing ranged from big powerhouses like the S4 and the RS versions, to this more show oriented A4.
The contrast between the massive gold Bentley wheels and the bright red exterior looked great in the sun.
One of the cars that grabbed a lot of attention belonged to Benjamin Gemperli from Switzerland. Last year the car had pink accents and a bright pink Vossen CV1 wheels. This year he changed it up a bit with brand new Vossen CV3 wheels. And remember guys this car still rolls around static.
Mixing up OEM wheels from other car manufacturers is still a big thing inside the VW community, but here is a combination I hadn’t seen before. This Golf was rocking a set of what I think are prohibitively expensive Alfa Romeo 8C wheels.
There was also plenty of old school metal like this cool Golf pick up.
Our friends form Wheels Whores had this awesome all-white Lupo on their stand. All the Japanese car lovers will recognize the Work Equip 03 wheels.
Just like last year the guys from MIVW had a big stage on which cars were presented to the public. This Golf just had its fifteen minutes of fame.
To some of you this Audi TT from Belgium should look familiar. It has been doing the rounds at all the major VW shows in Europe. I’ll have some more shots in my next report.
This Karmaan Ghia is a real crowd favorite with its bottom to the floor looks and chrome Fuchs wheels.
This year at MIVW it even brought a friend. A Beetle that looked like it came straight from the car graveyard.
At the end of the afternoon the owner had some trouble firing the the car up, but with the help of some friends he was on his way in no time.
This minty green TT really popped in the bright sun. The black wheels are standard Audi items.
In the rear it paid homage to Porsche with this Carrera emblem. Or was it trying to be something it wasn’t?
The Golf MKI was well represented at this years edition of MIVW. It was hard to choose a favorite, but this blue one on black Ronal wheels proved hard to ignore.
Rotiform is still a favorite amongst the Vdubbers. This Scirocco was wearing its custom LHRs with great pride.
Its exterior has been done with the less is more approach and it really shows. The car is just really clean with all of its moldings removed and striking green paint job.
This Scirocco has had its fair share of Rotiform wheels but I think that these LHRs are the perfect match.
This orange MKI has been restored to concourse state with every nut and bolt refinished in chrome. The amount of time invested in this car is insane, and the attention to detail is out of this world.
A look inside the engine bay proves that this car has been built with the utmost eye for the small things. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but you have to respect the workmanship.
The Golf from the opening shot had this dark burgundy color that contrasted very well with the chrome wheels. Can anyone identify the wheels?
The original Scirocco is a car you don’t see very often, especially not this good looking. This had to be my favorite car of the show with its one lug BSS racing wheels.
The car is part of the Saugergroup, a bunch of friends who specialize in Hillclimb cars. All the cars within the group have racing engines and frequently race up the mountains during hill climbs in Germany.
Another favorite of mine was this green Golf MKI G60 all the way from Italy.
Somewhere out there is a BMW X5 that is missing its wheels. Now they found their way onto this Audi A4.
The Volkswagen Up is fairly new on the market. It’s a very small economy car perfect for those city runs. Blanz Society from Denmark wasted no time and transformed this little Up into a real eye catcher.
I’m sure that this is the first Up with an air ride system.
The Golf MKIV is still a very popular platform to start with. This particular version had some serious money thrown at it.
Check out this combo. The enormous Lamborghini calipers just barely clear the massive Bentley wheels.
This Audi A3 had a nice set of performance oriented wheels, although I doubt it was built with performance in mind.
The rear wheels sat perfectly even with the rear fenders, just how the Hellaflush crowd likes it.
Mixing a Audi RS4 with and airbag system could be seen as sacrilege by some. But the airbag kits have come a long way and when you pick up the right system you will have the perfect mix between a hard parker and a track beast
The interior of the car had been fully reupholstered by the guys from Plush Automotivin the UK. It’s all leather, alcantara and carbon inside.
Check back tomorrow for my second look at the MIVW show.
That orange and chrome MK1 is my favourite VW of all time, bar none. I drool over the PVW issue it was on the cover of regularly, and I'm a honda guy. That MK1 Scirocco is really dope too.
there are some cars that look good hella flush I guess but wheel tucked audis are not them - they should raise both of them up 2 inches to get a better look and some handling.
Damn the orange golf is on RIDLERS AWARD status. Also the green and grey RS4 is a very nice combo the way he pulled it off.
A Lamborghini breaking system on an old Golf IV ? And Bentley wheels ? This guy sure loves his car ! I just hope he doesn't have a 1.9 TDi under the bonnet ...