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Dubs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 8, 2011 by ekhatch

Brawler

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 17, 2009 by ekhatch

Dubbage

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 19, 2009 by ekhatch

Still sick, exhausted, super busy, too out of it to make a coherent post so just some random Dubs from a recent meet for tonight.

Rockabilly Hardcore : Sled Style

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by ekhatch

Vdubs. What’s the the first thing that pops in your head when I say that? For me it’s rat/hood style. I love it, the patina, the stance, wacky stuff strapped to the roof. What I love most about it is that it draws it’s inspiration from the roots of hot rodding in the 50s, tattered old pre war cars put back on the road with some heat under the hood. Admit it, the hood ride VWs have a lot more fun and creative freedom than the hard parking JDM Honda guys.

This Golf is on a whole other level, drawing more from the heavily reworked cruiser sleds of the 40s and 50s. It’s like the builder totally ignored the fact that he had a Golf and built it just the way you would a 1950 Mercury.

Big chrome toothy grin just like so many lead sleds, proper satin paint rather than rattle can flat, with a period correct contrasting pop color

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Details everywhere, just check out the hand pinstripping where no one will ever see it

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Beautifully weathered shop logo on the door, somewhere between WW2 aircraft nose art and a Sailor Jerry tattoo

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Head liner that could hang in a museum, done in the same style

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Theme is carried over everywhere

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More beautiful tattoo style airbrush work over ghost flames

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This thing is done RIGHT, it stands alone.

Ratty Rat

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 17, 2009 by ekhatch

There’s rusty hoods, rat styled cars, and then there are just low down filthy pigs. This thing is about as ratty as they come, I almost thought it was pshopped til I saw the rolling shot.

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Toot!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 24, 2009 by ekhatch

It doesn’t matter how many times I see it, the horn on this Golf cracks me up everytime.

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Invisible

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 27, 2008 by ekhatch

I don’t think I’ve ever looked at a beautiful, sexy, uber clean Golf and the first thing out my mouth was “holy shit look at that glass!”.Sounds stupid but it’s true, maybe it’s just the photography but god damn does this thing have the cleanest glass you’ve ever seen or what? Car is nothing less than stunning.

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VW Golf Blue Motion

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by ekhatch

1.6 liter turbo diesel good for 105hp and 184 lbs ft of torque at 2k rpm. 0 to 62mph in 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 117 mph. Pretty typical econo hatch specs for the most part nothing ground breaking there…but…74.3 mpg. That should get people’s attention. South Africa will be the first market to get it in 2009.

Equal Time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 14, 2008 by ekhatch

From a clean black Japanese hatch to a German one, I think I really dig the wheels, but about 10% of me hates them on there. Either way she’s sittin nice and low.