Another Sneak Peak winner here! @eduarson26.exe correctly guessed the daily Sneak Peak five times and won a free illustration. He chose to have his team's official race car featured. Here in the states we never got the new Scirocco (maybe VW thought it would cannibalize sales of the GTI?) so I've admired them from afar. Now it's just a little bit closer.
VW T1 Utility Truck commission for Phillip Ponce.
This final-year Squareback is in damn good shape for a daily driver. Unmodified, unmolested and nearly unblemished! I wish I had the self control to own a car and somehow resist the urge to start swapping parts. Props to my Portland neighbor who obviously has much more willpower than I do.
There is a great story behind this Bug, but I don't know it. It now sits sad and forlorn on a side street near my home, flaunting a hand-crafted bamboo rack, luggage strapped to the exterior and flora sprouting from nooks and crannies. When I learn its history I will update it here. Soon, I hope.
I'm not even sure that I need to write anything today, the illustration says it all. The Vanagon Crew Cab Pickup, or Doppelkabine in Germany, is not exactly a common sight here in Portland. Add school bus yellow-orange paint, a lightbar and some thirty-inch tires and you have a very unique rig.
Commission 14/26 (car #23/26) for Doug S in Portland OR. After driving around in an SUV for a few years, it was time to go back to a station wagon.
After my Jetta, I was still really into the watercooled dub scene, so I picked up a Rabbit Convertible (a few years before the Cabriolet name was introduced) and swapped a 1.8L 16V GTi motor in. Girls always wanted to ride in the cute little drop top.
This 1987 VW Jetta GLi was my first car. Got it when I turned seventeen and thought it was the coolest car at my school if you didn't count the kid with the Lotus Elan.