Another Southern Worthersee is in the books, and despite the buzz, everyone made it out mostly unharmed. That said, there is obviously a trend towards rowdiness and general disrespect for the town that is hosting the event, and it would come as no surprise to us if next year there is a significantly increased police presence, not unlike in Ocean City, and more specifically Waterfest of old. It's beginning to sound like a broken record at this point, but it's embarrassing to watch a few ignorant kids make the entire community look bad.
Aside from the littering, and destructive behavior, the daylight hours were pretty much business as usual. With over 90 vendors, there was something for everyone, and for those of you who did make it by our booth and pick up a little something to take home, we do truly appreciate your business. Your support means we can continue to be a part of events like these, which in turn helps keep the events themselves going.
For us, the show is a great time to catch up with friends and talk shop. This year, before we even had a chance to do any of that, we got a call on the way down to Helen from Jamie Orr at Orchid Euro. After giving him a hard time about making the trip in his untested MK2 Jetta limousine, his Sprinter van gave out on him instead. Not wanting to leave all of his precious Euro parts in the middle of nowhere, he politely asked us if we'd mind helping him retrieve his trailer. 60 miles later thorough the twisty mountain roads, our F350 was able to deliver the goods to Helen in time for Orchid to vend. We are 100% certain he'd have done the same for us, and it's a good feeling knowing that there are people like Jamie in this community that are willing to go above and beyond, and who work hard to make it what it is.
Despite the chaos, we look forward to coming back again next year (assuming there is one). We just hope that with a little more crowd control, and some general sense of decency things can return to the way they once were. A shot from just outside our cabin as soon as we arrived in Helen
Our neighbors made a long 12 our journey up from South Florida in a Caddy and a Mk2. We give them much respect for that journey, and they obviously came prepared
Lending a hand to Orchid Euro.
964s were very abundant this year
VW showing off a lot of blue, including the new Golf Sportwagen and Golf R somewhere in there
Tanner Faust's drift machine
Sam Dobbins' MK7 made the trip, despite being rear ended a few days before
Possibly our favorite car at the show, and while its not technically a VAG product (or wasn't at the time) this 993 from Eurotrash Apparel is sporting a VR6 Turbo engine as well as an original, now our of production, BFI license plate frame :)
Mental BMW i8
See, we told you 964s were everywhere
Have to give this guy credit for his commitment
Few shots from the MK1 meet up by the Subway on top of the hill
Always a favorite
The town of Helen is very supportive. Still don't get why people want to take advantage of their hospitality.
Shot of our booth setup with our A3 and MK7.
Eurowise stopped by to drop off a few VR6 thermostat housings as well as their 964
This shot pretty much sums up the diversity there
And the always popular MK3 built by Eric Cash
See ya next year. SoWo - Southern Worthersee 2015