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Old December 22nd 2007, 05:59
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German Looker to be featured in Feb Practical Performance Car Magazine

.....and it's mine..... Yay! The pics are a bit better than this...
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Old December 22nd 2007, 11:34
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Congrats on the magazine feature.
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Old December 22nd 2007, 17:33
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Sweet, nice job!

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Old December 23rd 2007, 08:53
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Congratulations on the feature!
Please don't take it the wrong way but it doesn't look very German Look, is it more of a sleeper with all the hipo bits underneath?
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Old December 23rd 2007, 13:12
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He he he. I'd watch out or this might turn into the GL/Euro look debate on VZi! ;-) I only wanted to post 1 or 2 pics since there would be some proper decent photos in the mag. In all honesty, I don't necessarily deem the car a GL-er. It's supposed to show my influences more than subscribe to a single style. So the sleeper thing is important to me, but for *me* the main criteria for GL is brakes, handling and usually type 4 power, of which I have aimed for handling and power, and deemed the brakes good enough for my current use of the car. There's also a strong porsche influence inside the car....
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Old December 23rd 2007, 13:39
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Congrats on the feature. Lets see some pics! Never heard of that mag, is it available in Canada?
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Old December 23rd 2007, 13:54
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PPC is quite a small mag in the UK, but it's my favourite, so I'm dead pleased. Does this gain me a bit of GL credibility?

2145cc (96mm bore 74mm stroke), 9.1:1 comp, 44x38 valves, Webcam 86c cam, dells, built by stateside tuning, one-off stainless exhaust, etc...
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Old December 23rd 2007, 14:02
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Fully re-trimmed porsche interior, with back seat trimmed to match front. Cloth chosen to look as stock as possible. More sleeper I'm afraid, but hopefully cool to those who understand and notice these things.... You can maybe just make out the porsche steering wheel.
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Old December 23rd 2007, 14:35
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I love what you are doing! I dig the fact they your not trying to make it look fast or feel to race car(ish). The stock porsche seats and other small details fit right into the whole cars vibe.
I would call the style "factory sport" as it mixes mostly factory components and textures, both porsche sports car and econo vw design... almost seamlessly (unlike sticking race seats,guages..ect into a otherwise stock interior)

Im in the US but we have a vendor for that mag localy. I also enjoy the mag alot.... cant wait for this issue!

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Old December 23rd 2007, 21:22
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Fine job my man. It is always good to get GL VW's in the public eye. Keep it up.
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Old December 24th 2007, 07:47
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Thanks for the comments gentlemen, I really appreciate them. Super VW you mentioned one of my favourite parts of the car: gauges. They're mounted in a one off black anodized ali strip in the dash, and were all VDO until I found a super-accurate SPA design combined oil temp/pressure sensor which worked a lot better than my rather vague VDO ones. Also I chose the wheels ( Revolution RFX) because of their rally pedigree. You see a lot of mk.2 escorts with them and not a lot of dubs, however it now seems they were quite popular in the late 80s/early 90s on cal-lookers. Mine were originally detailed in peppermint green.....
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Very clean. I can see why it was chosen as a feature. Congratulations.
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