Why isn’t this builder well known in the automotive world? I means I don’t know about the classic car community, but you really don’t hear about him at all anywhere else. At his very least, this guy has to be one of the most creative, talented, and artistic car builders I’ve ever seen. And he builds every car from scratch? Seriously, why isn’t there some cool, creative video on this guy or his creations? It takes a lot to be blown away now-a-days, but this guy truly has made a piece of art. This thing is absolutely insane!!
I really enjoy seeing the automotive scene in different countries. Living in the states we are very using to always seeing the “best of the best”, but a ton of countries have amazing car builds to offer. Not to mention enthusiasts to match these amazing builds. Maiham-Media does a great job of showing what Thailand has to offer. Thailand is not only a beautiful place, it also carries a ton of great automotive enthusiasts.
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“Stance” I believe is a word that gets a bad rap. Mainly because it’s overused by attention whores who do it for the looks they get. At the end of the day there is a science to getting the right fitment. It’s not something you can guess, you have to do a ton a research, measuring and some trial and error to get it down. I have some ideas of where “fitment” will be going in the future, but I’ll keep that to myself. Having said that, I do believe the guy that build cars right, will always take things in the right direction. For the MK1 guys, you know how hard it is at times to get 13’s to sit right. It’s a small car, but 13’s will always be small wheels. So when you do come across a car that pulled it off absolutely perfectly, it stands out like a mother!
Damn this thing looks good.
You always love to hear stories of cars being brought back to life. It almost makes the build a greater experience. Depth of Speed really puts together a great video series and it was great to have someone share the love the volkswagen community gives. It’s what it’s all about, learning and building on your own. Doing things you never thought you could. Props to the owner for building it berg cup style. It’s something that isn’t too popular and takes a lot of commitment.
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Except this one. It’s pretty crazy when certain cars trend to popularity. It’s plain crazy that these Volvo’s have gotten as popular as they have. You really cant blame every one because they do look really good when modded right. And some of the 5-cylinder motors sounds absolutely amazing. Many people know this build, and as you can see it was recently painted and absolutely perfect shade of green. This seriously is, the perfect Volvo.
Now, I know that title is very controversial. Many people have very different views on building a “show car”. Some people aren’t fans of show cars and I am not here to disagree. I personally love when a car gets driven they are supposed to, but I also love full restoration type builds that are pieces of art when done. As someone who accepts VIP applicants for a car show, I think as a community, some have forgotten what a “show car” actually is. We have been overwhelmed with the popularity of air ride and “stance” that many think all they need to do is throw on a dope set of wheels and be super low, and they’ve got a show stopper. In many ways they do, since it’s what is so popular now-a-days. But like I said, we are seeing less and less full builds. Not too sure if it’s a bad thing just yet, but I hope we can all get back to really enjoying the journey of a build instead of looking for attention and internet fame.
Below is a perfect example of what I believe a show car really is. Details, details, details!! Many custom parts and shopping list of mods. This right now, is my favorite build of the year. And it’s going to be pretty hard to top, as you can see.
We may not understand the first 5 minutes of the video, but you can see the child-like excitement of meeting Mr. RWB. There is a universal language that we all can understand in the passion and building of beautiful cars. It must be pretty exciting to have him come to your country just to build you a car no one else will have. I have express how much I love the business practice behind RWB, but it’s shows just how dedicated he is to keeping each RWB car as perfect as the last he built.
I have really come to a wall when it comes to my rabbit build. The wiring has really gotten the best of me. It’s really taking me a crap load of time but I know, in time, I’ll get it. But the show season has started and it’s missing it. I literally have every piece of the puzzle ready to go on, I just have to figure out how to put it all together.
It’s great to hear stories of beautiful builds. Especially when it’s basically the same car. In the video below he says the build took him about 5 years, and although my build is NO WHERE near the quality his is, it doesn’t make me feel bad that a couple months in I’m not done. Like I’ve said, eventually I want to do a full restoration but for now I would love to just see the car rolling down the road. Props to the owner of this rabbit. It is an absolute piece of art.
Now, I don’t know the guy personally, but I have a heck of a lot of respect for him. His prelude is easily one of my favorite Honda builds currently. I mean you can just tell the amount of work and attention to detail this man has put into this car. Every small piece has been touched and has been done right. No short cuts. It takes a whole lot of dedication to build a car of this caliber, and for that I give him a lot of props. It’s a beautiful thing.
This picture is from wekfest, and is his current setup. I have to say this is my favorite setup so far.
I love coming across not-done builds like this. It really inspires me to get working on my MK1. This car has so many detail mods, it’s killing me. I absolutely LOVE the color combination. The plaid inserts on the brown seats works absolutely perfectly. And I love the slightly flaired fenders and super wide BBS RS’. This car is full of so much win it hurts. Time to get to work!