During the last weekend in June, Canibeat hosted their second annual European automotive show, Eurohangar, in Holland Michigan. Check out their event recap with this stylish video shot and edited by Ethan Watson & Aaron Meeuwsen.
At the heart of the American Euro scene is certainly the VAG culture. As we pointed out in our coverage from the Leavenworth Drive 2013, there are some extremely well known events that have established themselves over the years. Just about every region in the US has its own unique European event that draws enthusiasts from all over: H2Oi in the Northeast, a few big ones in California, and one of the most renowned in the Southeast is definitely Southern Worthersee, aka SOWO. While each event has its own assets and defining characteristics, they all share the common passion for what is the Euro scene. Here are our two favorites highlighting the SOWO 2013 event in Helen, Georgia.
Have you ever had an idea that just sits in the back of your mind for years? Nigel Petrie did. Six years ago he envisioned the perfect drift car. After three years of mentally working everything out and two and a half years of building, his idea became reality. With grit and determination, Nigel built what he wanted without any compromise or influence from the rest of the world. Unlike most modified drift cars, Nigel’s Ute was built from the ground up—every weld, cut, and bolt. See the love and care behind the build of an amazing drift car in a film by Matthew Cox.
On Saturday, Aug. 16, the combined effort of English Racing and Extreme Turbo Systems took their GT-R R35, using the Extreme Turbo Systems’ GT-R turbo kit, to a new level of performance at the Buschur Shootout at Summit Motorsports Park. The first of several seven-second runs came for driver Lucas English of English Racing. With 1,800 horsepower available, pulsating through all four tires, the ETS GT-R R35 rocketed down the strip, leaving a trail of rubber in its wake. The ETS GT-R R35 clocked its first run of 7.806 seconds at 182.45 mph—the quickest of the day. Not only was it a GT-R world record, which was previously held by ETS anyways, but also a personal best for English.
For the majority of the year, Helen, GA, is a quiet retreat for tourists to relax and get away from the worries of everyday life. But for one weekend in May, this town is host to an ever-growing enthusiast event known as Southern Worthersee. An event that brings people from all over the country and sometimes the world to show off their cars in an authentic European atmosphere.