Ah where to start about VAG Fair 2015. Well, it was definitely one of the best years yet. With more bodies and cars than I can ever remember seeing in the past. Luckily for me, it’s only a 40 minute drive. While plenty of people making a 5 hour plus trip to be here. It’s become a show that people have looked forward to and mark on their calendars early in the year.
This year was a little different for me though. Years prior I just went to the show and hung out with friends, then went home. This year myself and a few friends planned out an entire weekend. It started Friday, heading out to our friend Matt’s (founder of BurnAllTheMK3s) place. The day started early, getting out there in the a.m. waiting for a couple of friends to show up. They had just flown in from Ohio and Indiana, to pick up a Corrado. They finally showed up in the freshly painted Tornado Red beauty, and it then began one of the best weekends in a while.
The next day kicked off with a trip to the junkyard just to see if we could find anything. Which then turned into us seeing some sort of safari hand painted madness that we had to take a picture with. After leaving there with some parts that we scored, we headed to Orchid Euro to catch up with Jamie and everyone out there that always have open arms to check out the shop. We walked through, always in awe with the cars and parts that they manage to find. Kole and myself picked up some odds and ends, leaving with smiles on our faces. Shortly after getting back to Matt’s, we unloaded his engine swap for his MK3 GTI that he has been building this past year. Right after we headed for drifter karts. I had never done it before, but it was a blast none the less. Especially with 5 of your best friends. With intentions of going home, all of them managed to talk me into staying the night.
Sunday was the main show. I was pretty blown away by the amount of cars that they managed to squeeze in the show grounds every year. The quality was most definitely there, more so than I can remember. It seems like everyone has been taking more time on their builds. So many beautiful cars showed up.
Even though the show was the icing on the cake for the weekend, it was something I needed. Something the community as a whole needed. More laid back shows, where people can go and enjoy the time with friends and family. Not having to worry about what shenanigans are going on around the corner, or who is being arrested down the street. Something other shows have lost site of, and should try to get a grasp of again. I will continue to go to VAG Fair every year, it’s never a let down and always a blast.
Let’s share one last great photo, a group (not even half) photo of the great people we saw the weekend of VAG Fair. Thank you Kristen for the photo!
Words by Chris Lunau
Photos by Chris Lunau and Kole Grove
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