We decided to take the trip up to Dubshed up the North of Ireland. Having missed it the year before I really wanted to make sure to get it up on the site this time around. As I’ve said many times, the Japanese car scene dominates the south of Ireland. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, to each his own but the intentions of making Juicebox in the first place was to get a good mix of decent cars on the website which represent to finer parts of the Irish car culture. Finding a decent VW down the south really is a hard mission. Yes they do exist. But usually their owners aren’t the type of people to have them on show or really bring them around too often to be photographed. Even finding them online is quite the challenge. We ended up seeing so many car’s from the south at the show which left us scratching our heads wondering where they had come from!
As we were looking for a place to park we stumbled upon this cool looking Facelift mk2 polo coupe…
Which had some interesting door cards.
This transporter was definitely cool also, the Grey looked awesome with the chrome solid wheels.
Walking in the gate I was instantly excited by the wheel choice on this Lupo. I really had no idea that SSR made the Vienna kreis in a 15 inch wheel. They looked mental in this size. They have to be one of the smallest V.I.P. wheels you can get?
Smiles from the Lupo turned to worry when I seen this MK3 on Katanas….
All was restored when I spotted this local MK5 bagged on Oz Futuras with flatcaps painted with a nice purple centre.
There isn’t that many words that come to mind for this creation…
This Passat estate definitely stood out amongst the crowd.
I can never get enough of the Corrado… shame there wasn’t enough of them at the show. The ones that were in attendance did look good though like this G60 sitting spotless on some polished Porsche design 90′s.
There was quite a few MK1′s and Mk2′s at the show and most of them on BBs rims. For some reason though it never seems to get old. A winning combo that has never played out even after all these years. This MK2 GTI reinforced that concept sitting proper on some RS rims.
My mind was swiftly changed about how a seat could look when I walked towards this Leon, as a standard car many wouldnt pay too much attention but when its sitting this low for some reason you notice the shape of the car that little bit more, helped along by some air suspension and a very tasty set of VMR v710 rims.
This R32 kitted mk4 looked so good with some Rotiform BLQ’s under the arches. A wheel which is making quite a name for itself up the north of Ireland due to it already having a near exact replica.
Another super clean MK5, I have to admit I was a sucker for this car. It just looked flawless.
The car just looked like it didn’t belong to our mucky horrible roads, and had accidentally fallen out of California.
The MAM MT1′s were being pushed to the limit under the MK5 arches, which had people’s attention all day.
I guess its called Dubshed for a reason, Many of the cars were in a collection of sheds which had some of the finest VW’s I had ever seen in the flesh. My camera isn’t the best friend with low light so apologies for some of the images as they look a bit on the darkside. Darth Vader spec.
Most of the cars in the VW scene seem to have style dialed, like this A4 bora which had been smoothed and was wearing some blue and chrome shoes in the form of BBS LM’s. The subtle sticker bombing in the corner of the headlight was a nice little touch. Nothing to crazy but just enough.
Even though this mk5 looked cool on Mercedes AMG style wheels and the sticker bomb look, on closer inspection of the sticker bombing it turned out that they were just all layered together in Photoshop and applied as one vinyl to achieve the look. Its a fast answer to the ever increasing sticker bombing trend but never looks as good.
Aside from all the airbags and lowness. The stickers and everything else that has come along, you couldn’t beat the classic look of this Golf Rallye. What an awesome car with a period correct Porsche design 90 wheels.
There is definitely a love hate vibe with the bonnet bra and the rusted look, not so sure about both of them being combined. It seems to defeat the purpose? But maybe that was the point here? Either way this Polo was still pretty cool.
There isn’t enough Jetta’s around….
One of the other super clean Corrado’s at the show sitting on some timeless looking Schmidt modern line’s.
Another crazy mk5 wheel setup. This one wearing BBS RS with a pink centre. Check the crazy poke action going on at the rear.
Whats not to like about a super clean MK1 GTI on BBS RS, a match that seems to be almost too perfect.
Another crazy looking Leon, the shape really does stand out a lot more when they sit this low.
This little lego man must get dizzy when the Leon starts rolling. The Mam MT1′s were perfect under its arches.
We worked our way into one of the other sheds, which again was packed with cars and people. Infact there was so many people it was almost impossible to shoot some of the stuff on display! So we have to apologize if we missed you.
I was surprised there wasn’t too many more of these Kombi’s at the show.
This Derby was one of the coolest cars on the day. The Arches and steelies and chin spoiler, even the colour and the themed roof rack, it all just worked.
As you walk though one shed into another you instantly get to had to stare at this MK4 Golf. This was one of the nicest at the show. The Bora front end conversion really looks good and so did the green paint job. Check the size of those back rims.
Even the older generation was checking it out. Again you cant go wrong with the right set of BBS and some dish action.
Rota Grid’s done right. Nice offset and plenty of lowness. Obviously not the most functional but who looking for that in this MK4?
The car that started it all? Still today looking at the Beetle you would forget how long this car was in production for. They seem to look better as the years go on, especially when people are keeping them alive and building them to look as good as this.
This A4 was super clean. The black paint was complimented by one the coolest wheels from the 80′s.
The Gotti 55a’s which always remind me of this click for some reason…..
More to come in part 2, so be sure to check back real soon for a few more Volkswagen’s and maybe a Porsche or two!
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