Photography by Kevin Trower and Miller Roberts
Bruce Carr is a quiet man; we stood to the side of the photo shoot, as Kevin Trower and Miller Robers snapped photos of his ’69 2002 – we talked about our love for the classic pint-sized coupes. He’s without a doubt one of H2OI’s most grounded attendees, too. At 33 years old, he’s found his way; he’s happily married, has a three year old son, and owns a contracting business with his father in Crownsville, MD.
H2Oi in Ocean City, Maryland, is easily one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. It is the largest Volkswagen and Audi show North America has to offer, and with the growth of the European car scene, it also offers one of the biggest gatherings of BMWs, Porsches, and lately, even the likes of Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and others.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was asked: “What’s your greatest accomplishment?” I skipped the awards, builds, and business milestones for the first memory that popped into my head. September 23rd, 2010 – the Thursday before H20 International, almost three years ago. It should come as no surprise that the answer to such a question would involve my car, Rusty Slammington, but truth be told, this story could be about any car.
For the StanceWorks family, H2Oi comes as a chance to bring everyone together. While cars and car shows are what we do, there’s far more than automobiles to our weekend. We made the trip from Orange County, CA, to Ocean City, MD for one of the best weekends of the year.
Every year as the summer sun tapers off and the fall winds start blowing, it comes time for my favorite show of the year, H2O International. Moving to the west coast wasn’t going to stop me from seeing the cars and friends that I looked forward to hanging out with every year. Ben and I packed our bags and flew out to Atlantic City, picked up our car, and boarded the Ferry on our way down to Ocean City, Maryland. There are always specific cars that you look forward to seeing.