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Sam Curtis | MK2 Golf GTI 20VT

“A project car is never complete” I’m sure we all agree with Sam’s insight regarding his MK2 GTI, which he has been modifying since January. Purchased in May of 2015, shortly after joining the Auto Finesse team, Sam’s first step was to strip the body right down to bare metal and replace window rubber, bushings, all running gear, and fresh glass.…

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Simon | 964 Carrera 2

So, I am pretty sure one thing we can all agree on in the automotive world, is that everyone at some point of their life has wanted or will want a Porsche. The sheer elegance of the body work, those beautiful curves, and classical designs, paired with their powerful and reliable engines; it’s kind of hard not to want one…

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Ultimate Stance 2016 | Telford

The last event of the year, for anything, has to be something special. By it’s very nature, people expect something to blow them away, a final hoorah before the long winter months. For 3 years now, Ultimate Stance has fitted the bill perfectly, and the hard work shown by Dean and the Dub Shows team has always shone brightly. But with the…

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Jake Ryan | E30

“Beauty in Simplicity.” Three simple words that explain so much. There’s something elegant about things that are unadorned by chintz and pomp. Something that appeals to our very nature, that tells us that “less really is more” sometimes, especially in a world that’s becoming ever more obsessed with technology and gadgets. It’s not necessarily about minimalism, more about ensuring the…

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Nik Preusser | Jetta SportWagen

Every once and again, someone gets a car just right. This is one of those times. Any project is a sum of its parts. Not just a selection of items, but the combination of large and small details. Most of these smaller bits go unnoticed by the casual observer, especially among the more subtle & detail oriented Euro car crowd. This…

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Andy Lataille | Mercedes 280CE

Some designs are timelessly classy, and Mercedes exists to prove this time and time again. Today, I get to share one of my personal favorite examples of beauty in engineering: Andy Lataille’s W123 Mercedes coupe. Bought on a whim nearly a year ago from a paint supplier who passed the not-so-casual sales pitch for months, the coupe came to Andy…

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Airlift Performance | Lucky Facebook User

Unless you’ve been living it up in a cave over the last few months, you’ll have noticed a bizarre trend circulating on everybody’s favourite social media platform; Facebook. People (or “blaggers” if you pay attention to Slamber) were messaging big brands asking for expensive, desirable products, in return for a specific social media engagement return. Some frowned upon people asking for freebies…

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BMW | M2

It’s safe to say that the BMW M2 has forged its place as one of THE cars of 2016. With cars currently selling at nearly £20k over list, the interest has been colossal. With a not unimpressive 365 horses attempting to put their power through the rear wheels, and a top speed of 163mph, it is safe to say it’s one…

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Staggered 2016 | Massachusetts

Staggered is just different. Not in a pretentious or contrived way. It lacks classes, or model grouping, or even an identifiable theme. It just draws a wild range of heavily modified anything, and that is the best part. First of all, registration for Staggered now involves a semi-gloss registration slip, and two proper tickets which you receive in the mail, like you used…

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H2Oi 2016 | Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland, has become a synonymous amongst not only the East Coast VW & stance scenes in North America, but now Worldwide. Thousands of enthusiasts drive thousands of miles for the annual experience of the fabled straight piped VR6 alarm clock, the infamous OCPD at every turn, and the awe inspiring multi-day rolling car show on Coastal Highway. We were…