Status: New built
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This is my entry for this year's 'Holiday Build-Fest', a futuristic hillbilly version of how I think these VW's will look like in 30 years. This is my most complicated build so far, and I had so much fun building it. With a tight budget, I have built most from scratch, only using things from the home and a couple of old parts I had lying around. Doing this has of course opened for questions like ' Honey, have you seen the toothpaste and the utensil?, but I think it was all worth it. Hopefully my wife will forgive me for making a antenna ball out of a pearl from her necklace too....LOL
During the build I made up a story for this GTI:
My grandfather bought this car back in 2008. That was the time when people used their regular cars to work during the week, and raced with them in the weekends. At first these races were illegal, but as the years went by they got organized and were divided into different classes. My grandfather raced this car in the GTI Cup and won a couple of prizes with it too.
In 2021 my mom inherited the former race car, but the top tuned engine was hard to handle and she thought the exhaust was too noisy, so the car stood unused outside for many years. In 2008 most car bodies were galvanized, but after 15 years in rain, snow and hard sun even galvanized steel unfortunately starts to rust.
I took this project under my wings in 2036. My grandfather is now old, but was still able to help me tune the engine, and with a few parts and a new exhaust, it fired right up. And I can see why my mom thought it was too noisy, she still does! I use this car as my grandfather used to, not for racing but every day and everywhere, and as a tribute to my grandfather I've kept the old school 'R-logo' and the vintage race-look from 2008.
So what do you think guys? I hope you like it as much as I do!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
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