As promised, we have a few features coming to you folks from the fine people down in Puerto Rico. As we stated before, these articles will praise those who have poured their hearts and passion into the cars they have built or are in the progress of building. This next article is sure to not disappoint. As you guys have seen we are huge fans of MKIII VW’s. But that doesn’t mean that it’s strictly what we write about or want to feature. We love any and all European makes/models. And with the right personality, any one of these cars can make for a great article. Point in case, Gabriel Gonzalez and his 89′ MKII GTI. This is a guy whose entire back round has been that of VAG cars. He knows truly what it means to care and want to make a difference within the community. In this article we will open your eyes to who he is, and the car that has put a smile on his face since the day it was purchased.
On August 23rd Clean Culture and CamberGang gathered Florida’s finest and created an event were everyone can come and view a magnanimous mixture of vehicles. It was a great time for us to head south and enjoy the beautiful city of West Palm, and also see the European Automotive Community in SoFlo. We were very impressed with the quality from all makes and models that attended the event, but especially from the European portion.
Ah where to start about VAG Fair 2015. Well, it was definitely one of the best years yet. With more bodies and cars than I can ever remember seeing in the past. Luckily for me, it’s only a 40 minute drive. While plenty of people making a 5 hour plus trip to be here. It’s become a show that people have looked forward to and mark on their calendars early in the year.
As show season draws to a close in the UK, we think we’ve seen all our little Island has to offer for show cars. But of course not everyone wants to drive all over the country every weekend, so for me this was a relief being at a local show. It’s a fun and eye opening season for many, and as some cars didn’t make it to this show because they’re already being tucked up for winter. What I can say is, what a show Low Collective turned out to be!
If you haven’t noticed by now, the 3,500 square mile island of Puerto Rico is home to some serious Volkswagens and enthusiasts. From exquisitely built water-cooled late models to pristine early model air-cooled cars. But the one thing about the community in PR, that we aspire to have here stateside, is the brotherhood like bond that exist throughout the island. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have an air-cooled car or water-cooled, you’re considered part of a family. That family like bond does emanate from those who make the jump to the mainland, but it’s nothing compared to the atmosphere of being on the island. And for the course of the next week or two we will be featuring cars and enthusiasts from the island. Without further a due let us introduce our first article on one of the more outgoing faces in the community, Mr. Eric Agosto.
So for our American audience this will take a bit of an explanation. Meet something that you guys wish you had on your side of the pond. The Polo 9N3 GTI, a smaller and lighter little brother to the Golf GTI. Along with that, it’s just as much of a perfect car to drive.
By now our readers know Dub Empire strictly works with providing media coverage with in the European community. But that doesn’t mean we strictly attend European only events. We are here to give you a birds eye view of anything VAG, anything European, from any event world wide. Corbin is one of our photographers from Kentucky who was able to attend Import Alliance (one of the biggest grassroots motor sports event that takes place in several cities around the United States), and provided us with great footage of all the exquisite European machines that attending this event.