Wolfsgart 2017 | Vermont

If you attend one show in New England, it has to be Wolfsgart. I know this is a strong statement, and there are a number of other great teams that put on delightful events in the area, but let’s start at the beginning. Wolfsgart was founded in 2010 by Anthony Fitzsimmons and a few good friends who wanted to share their…

Valtteri Vartiainen | Porsche 997 Carrera S

With so many fast, modified two door cars with big fuck-off spoilers and forged wheels getting featured on the internet these days, it’s hard to stand out. Valtteri Vartiainen, of Finland, has managed to do just that today with his beautifully purposeful Porsche 997. I write this after working a full day, and then chasing that with a few hours…

Mario | Mercedes-Benz W124 300E

In 1984, Mercedes Benz came up with something very special.  In what we imagine to be a typically Germanic drawing room, somewhere in Stuttgart, the iconic W124 shape was penned. Mario’s 300E is without a doubt one of the best examples of one of the greatest cars ever to wear the 3 pointed star. Finished in deepest Midnight Blue, Mario’s…

Grand Touring in a MK2 Jetta: Boston to Quebec City

I’ve always been of the mindset that if you are going to build a car that’s fun to drive, then you should look for every excuse to take it for a run and enjoy it. While my personal Jetta has undergone somewhat of a metamorphosis over the years, I’ve never lost the urge to carve some mountain highways and tack some…

Jan-Eric Geugis | BMW 635csi

Simplicity is key. When Jan-Eric’s sharknose six series landed on my to-do list, I knew it was going to be a good one. You see, when BMW launched the E24 chassis in 1976, they were in the midst of the success of the 2002. People wanted that sporty, yet smooth vibe, which could provide that luxurious experience in a hurry…

Jake | Skoda Fabia

If there’s one thing we admire at Watercooled Society, it’s the blood, sweat and tears that go into a home build. And that is exactly what we’re bringing to you this week. Jake’s Fabia vRS has gone through one hell of an overhaul. Owning this car for more than 6 years, it’s seen some pretty different looks. The show stage has been and gone…

75th Members’ Meeting | Goodwood

It’s no secret that we, along with most fans of all things automotive, adore Goodwood. It’s not just a place synonymous with motorsport, but a name that evokes feeling; that stirs the soul. Whether you’ve visited the Hampshire race track or world famous hill climb or not, you instinctively know that the smells of oil, petrol and freshly cut grass mingle…

Dave Phillipson | Mk2 Golf

As the scene grows every larger, there’s a massive amount of conjecture flying round about what constitutes “building” your car. Some people maintain that you can’t say you “built” your shiny show queen unless you got your hands dirty, burning the midnight oil and machining your own air line fittings. “Paying someone else to do your work for you takes…

Ultimate Dubs 2017 | Telford

On the face of it, winter has been a fairly quiet time (car wise) for most of us. The odd picture appearing here and there of freshly built wheels, interspersed by the occasional “can’t wait for shows/summer/generic event” social media post. But delve a little deeper, and it becomes obvious how hard some of us have been beavering away, making…

Lucy Barlow | E21

Lucy Barlow’s E21 is a vehicle worthy of some high recognition, it has come a long way since the day she picked it up with no MOT and managed to drive it off the gentleman’s drive with seized rear brakes! This classic example of one of BMW’s finest designs, has been well and truly pampered since Lucy took on the…