It’s an argument that finds its way into discussions in every car show parking lot and enthusiast garage. Spanner wrenches and elbow grease are pitted against control switches and compressors. The debate gets heated as claims that your car isn’t low enough until your subframe hits asphalt are met with remarks that “airride is cheating”.
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.
Over the past few years, there has been a influx into the world of aftermarket automotive centered around wheel fitment. It’s not that wheel fitment is a new concept, or that’s its been re-invented, but rather has evolved into places that hold no bounds. Wheel companies have progressed to offering aggressive fitments tailored to the millimeter of a customer’s liking, but typically that means shelling out a few more bushels of wheat then you might be accustom to.
With the recent unveiling of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, it seems people are jumping at the chance to open up photoshop and explore the potential of the sharper new design. Here’s what I came up with.
Ben and I rolled up the garage door one morning to find this beast casually parked outside as if it were nothing special. That’s the beauty of relocating ourselves out here in the heart of a flourishing automotive world. Everywhere we turn there’s something new, inspiring, or jaw dropping to feed our automotive passion. Between the aggressive rake, staggered wheels, and meaty tires, this tubbed-out Camaro had a steamroller style stance showing that it means business.