We have homologation to thank for some of the best cars of the 1980s: BMW M3s, Audi Quattros, and Lancia Deltas, to name a few. They’ve graced us with their boxy fenders, their high-output engines, and their rich motorsports roots, firmly planted in the soil of race tracks around the world. Unbeknownst to some, though, Volkswagen was privy to their own product of racing: the Rally Golf.
Volkswagen: “the people’s car,” it says, if you were to translate the name to English. What began as both a name and a mantra 83 years ago still rings true today… It’s undeniable that somehow, it’s the Volkswagen community that seems the tightest, and the most group-oriented, inexplicably bonded together by machines that began life as nothing more than economic forms of transportation.
Photography by Lorenzo Hamers
Steven Garreyn is no stranger to low cars: through our attempts to communicate with a translator and broken english, I gather he’s owned more cars than he can even begin to recall. The one thing he does know, however, is that he’s lowered each car as much as possible.