Thursday, August 19, 2010

What we do.

Car show season is the absolute best time of the year. Even though I don't go to as many shows as I used to, when I can it's always a reminder of what gets me going. Anything I have going on with my own projects gets ramped up in my mind and I get inspired to get things done for the last show or so of the year. This past weekend was one of my favorite smaller shows, VAG Fair, which takes place in York Pa. My buddy Cory Sterling puts this show on and has done a bang up job promoting it, as well as getting vendors and organizing new events to keep growing the show annually; this is the 4th year of VAG Fair.

For those unaware 'VAG' is an abbreviation for 'Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft' (later titled Volkswagen AG or VW AG), which literally equates the parent company of VW that oversees all 300 plus companies responsible for manufacturing as well as financial services. For enthusiasts, however, 'VAG' translates into Volkswagen and Audi automobiles which we all love and own. I usually try to bring out some new design variation of my 98' Golf for every season, hell every show if possible, but unfortunately wasn't able to pull it off this year as I'm knee deep in a new project. No worries though, I drove my Golf out as it sat and looked forward to checking out what the regulars and newcomers have brought to the table.

The turnout was bigger than last year, and last year was huge. The weather was dry for once in three years which was nice, but the clouds rolled in soon after mid-day. I was pretty motivated to shoot a lot this year and paid for it in editing ha. Here's a taste of the event.

While not all of you (my readers) are into cars, I'm sure you can still appreciate people who put great effort and passion into personal projects as well as put them out there for others to embrace, critique and judge. Judgement of others' asthetic decisions aside, the thing that makes events like these awesome are the local/non-local friends you get to see and speak to (offline), socialize and spend time with. Even when there isn't a show, there are still about 60 of us at any given time, spanning ~2 countries and ~15 states, that would organize a get together regardless of weather. How is that possible you say? It isn't about the events, it's about the people, associations and more importantly friendships. Six weeks until H2oi...I can't wait.

The full album is available here.

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