Just a few teasers for all of you who were unfortunate not to make it.. (Danny!?!?! YOLO)
I’ve finally made it to the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV; First time visitor, long time admirer. Astonishing to see the plethora of renowned cars I’ve only seen and read about over the web. What a beautiful and exciting moment for any car enthusiast. Just to wet your appetite, my plan is to hit up all the Liberty Walk/RWB/Wide body goodness as well as all the latest and greatest street race warez.
I HIGHLY recommend to any gearhead to ‘brake’ their SEMA cherry!
The fact that this flying car (finally!!) is coming from the independent start-up AeroMobil as opposed to a major car manufacturer is just one more sign of the cracks in the protective walls of the old stodgy automotive guards. Just think about the resistance Tesla has faced, all the recent reckless recalls, and let’s not forget our generous government corporate welfare program. The current trend and spread of entrepreneurship may just be the sign we need of cool things to come in lieu of business as usual. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads…”
This year’s H2O International 2013 was the year of the Audi B5 S4 and VW MKIV GTI. I swear I saw more examples of these two vehicles than in all the years previous. Maybe it’s because I yearn to one day add a VW MKIV R32 to the stable right after finishing up the recently acquired Rezmoto B5 S4. Or maybe it’s because there were actually a lot of B5’s and MKIV GTI’s..
(Photo Credits: Eric Greco)
This years event was held at Fort Whaley campground about 20 minutes out from Ocean City. It could not have been located at a better venue. Hopefully this will be the new home for H2O from here on 0ut. Extremely organized, easy to get too (the line getting in was a breeze), and plenty of parking. Not to mention a plethora of awesome spots to park your ride for some very nice photo spots.
“Audi B5 S4 shaved bay. Thought I would never ever see something like this. I can’t even fathom the hours that went into this build. Just WOW!”Read More›
Porsche takes you onboard for their record lap at the Nurburgring in their absolutely fantastic Porsche 918 Spyder. Phenomenal. You’re welcome Forza fans…
Well, we’re just now getting back into the groove of things after the 12 hour up, 12 hour back drive from Miami to Helen, GA for the annual SOWO Euro Car Show. If you own a modified Euro anywhere on the East Coast and you weren’t at SOWO 2013, there must be something wrong with you. This is probably one of the best Euro car shows of the year and this year was the biggest turn-out yet.
This year, the vendors were out in droves. Stop by any booth and you found yourself drooling over the amount of sick parts available and at a show price discount at that. Walking away empty handed was not an option. APR even had two full lifts with techs installing exhausts, downpipes and programming ECU’s on site. Now that is service.
By the quality of cars that roamed the small alpine town of Helen, we can all assume the recession is over. From HPI’s white signature covered VW Scirocco to Unitronics Jetta Hybrid to a newly modified Audi S6; There were a lot of sick cars parked on the grass is what I’m trying to get at. If new models are not your thing, not to worry, old school classics looking as clean as they did rolling off the manufacturer’s assembly plant were everywhere to be found. SOWO has everything.
Staying in downtown Helen at any of the hotels is cool if you book early enough, but I highly recommend renting a cabin. After the shenanigans that go on in Helen and the crazy fast drives through the mountains, it’s nice to leave it all behind and just chill at the end of the day in a hot tub somewhere in the quiet seclusion of the mountains.
Overall, we had a blast. We spent some good times with some good friends, connected with some old friends and got a nice break from the daily grind. We patiently await to make the trip again back to Helen for some more mountain run shenanigans next year.