23 Jul Eurowerks 6 – Part II
Okay, screw lunch, let’s get right into Part 2 of our coverage.
At this point in time, we’re already halfway into the show, we’ve had a couple beers, and it’s getting hotter and hotter by the minute. Back to the pre-limbo show photos!
And then Miles showed up! Even though a Miata isn’t really European (or at all European), his car’s recognition factor alone got him a street spot by the vendor tents. Nobody knew what to think. And yes, he shaved his plates. His reasoning was thus, “I get pulled over all the time for stupid shit anyway, may as well add something else on top of that.”
And then the car limbo began. Both static and air were in the same category, but it’s not like it mattered, since most of the static cars were lower than their bagged equivalents. The premise was simple — be the lowest, and you win. After many, many cars tried to keep up, in the end there were only two competitors — us in the Z3M Roadster, and the VW squareback with the crazy patina. The original rules stated you could only have as many people in the car as there were seatbelts, but those rules changed towards the end, as everybody was having way too much fun. Somebody managed to rip the rear door off the VW, and your humble narrator managed to squeeze himself into the Roadster’s trunk, so it got a little crazy, but in the end we ended up winning by little more than a hair. It was a hoot, and won us a wrench trophy and $100. Miles and Fabel got to run it, also, but he was exempt from winning as his car is Japanese.
And then we ran around and shot a bit more before the awards ceremony.
And then came awards time. Check with Eurowerks for the full readout of the winners, but in the meantime, here are some photos of some of the winners and their trophies.
The last trophy to be announced was Further Performance’s Dirtiest of 2012 award. This car went to the “dirtiest,” not based upon actual level of grime and filth, but on parameters that don’t suggest we’re unclean people. The award went to Gold Wheels, and is comprised of parts that Further has amassed from either blown motors or various other sources. It’s MIG-welded together, weighs 60 bloody pounds and can give you tetanus just by looking at it. But we’re overjoyed to have won it, so we have to thank Eurowerks for giving us the opportunity to sponsor the event and come out with our cars, and Further for putting this insane trophy together. To celebrate, we snapped a few more random shots, helped the VW squareback onto its trailer and headed back to the hotel.
Before our night of debauchery began, we stopped back at the hotel to shower and clean ourselves up. As we were leaving the hotel to hit the town, we were greeted with a fireworks show. Awesome.
Once again, we have to thank Kris and everybody in the Eurowerks staff and crew for being incredibly awesome people and putting on one of the best and highest-caliber shows of the year. There were so many uniquely-styled cars there, and we were super happy to be among them. Other thanks go out to everybody who egged us on to keep revving Gold Wheels, Further Performance for fabbing up a trophy made of nightmares, and every person at that event for being super cool. Also, thanks to graves|601 hotel for having some of the nicest staff on the planet, despite adding a couple love dimples to the front lip of the Roadster. We had an absolute riot out in Minneapolis — ask us about it in person sometime, because the stories are not safe for the internet. To end the blog post, and our coverage of Eurowerks 6, here’s a picture of Keller getting a little too creepy on Marzano, who’d managed to pass out just after we got back from the show. Regular blog posts return tomorrow!