2019 marked 1A Auto’s 10th Annual Charity Car Show!
2019 1A Auto 10th Annual Charity Car Show
That’s 10 years of giving back to our local community and 10 years of bringing people together to help us raise money in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a cause that is both near and dear to the hearts of 1A Auto’s founders.
Waaaaay back in January 2010 I shared some pictures of my friend’s plaid painted hood on his Subaru. Today, we have a different style of customized hood, and you guessed it! It’s a Volkswagen! This one has more…..well, rust. BUT. It also had equally as much creativity. Haters gon’ hate rusty hoods, but I appreciate seeing some things that are outside the box every once in a while. This VW most certainly fit the bill.
This past week a completely wicked looking, Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck passed through the hands of eBay. The bidding was intense as it inched its way up to $15,100, but sadly, the reserve was never met. With a buy it now price of $25k, I’m not that surprised that the seller didn’t accept 10K less.
At first glance, it seems to be a super clean, hoodless, stanced, VW pickup, and it is. However, it also has a fully functioning 2005 Acura TSX engine and an RSX transmission. It’s also got a mod list than could wear out the scroll button on your mouse. From eBay:
– 2005 K25A2 TSX Motor
– 2005 K20A2 RSX Transmission
– RBC Intake Manifold
– Hybrid Racing 70mm Throttle Body
– Custom Throttle Cable Bracket
– Custom Mil Spec Harness Plate on Firewall
– Custom Cold Air Intake With Vibrant Filter
– Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket
– Hybrid Racing Fuel Rail
– Hybrid Racing Temp Sensor Adapter
– K Tuned Idler Pulley
– Bolt Boys Engine Dress Up Kit
– Kokenda Customs Airbrushed Valve Cover (also have a valve cover powdercoat color matched to the truck)
– Type S Oil Cooler
– Type S Water Pump
– Custom AN-16 Radiator Hoses and Fittings
– Custom Upper and Lower Coolant Outlets
– All-In Fabrication Header
– Custom 3″ Exhaust using Vibrant Stainless Steel
– Custom Axles
– Hybrid Racing Motor Mounts from a civic
– Buddy Club Short Shifter
– Mugen Oil Cap
– Mugen Radiator Cap
– Custom Griffin Radiator
– Slim Fan
– Custom Radiator Overflow
– Custom Oil Catch Can
– Seen It! Coil Pack Cover
– Chase Bays Mil Spec Engine Harness
– Hondata KPRO ECU
– Custom Fuel Pump / FPR Mount
– Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
– Aeromotive Trick Flow FPR
– Custom 10gal Aluminum Fuel Cell
– Autometer Fuel Sending Unit
– Custom Fuel Fill and Cap
– Custom Battery Cutoff with Small Racing Battery under passenger seat.
– Long Front Duckbill
– Short Front Duckbill
– Work CR-01 15×8 +20
– 15mm Spacer Front
– 20mm Spacer Rear
Once you reach the bottom of the list, you can see how all of that would add up fairly quickly. Personally, I hope he gets all the money for this so that I can watch the building of his fully funded next project. You just can’t beat a good build thread these days. So, if you find yourself with money burning a hole in your pocket, and a heart that is yearning for more Rabbit pickup in your life, you can always contact the seller and make him an offer that he can’t refuse. Good luck!
Car shows are always great time, but the Broke Down 2011 car show flipped my world inside out, wrapped it in hickory smoked bacon, and then dipped it into an enthusiasm bisque. It was 1000+ cars, thousands of great people, fantastic music, and delicious food. Oh yea, there were some cars there too. Tons of people took far better pictures than I will ever be capable of and posted them on the Broke.Down facebook page. If you have a few dozen hours to use up, I recommend flipping through some of the albums that are on there (at your own risk of course!)
Now, you may be saying to yourself “Jeremy, did the wacky chameleon painted Karmann Ghia make it to the show?” Well, no. However, it wasn’t due to lack of effort, that’s for sure. Let’s just say that the ol’ KG automatic stickshift input shaft seal wasn’t quite ready for 1600cc’s of spiciness. That’s a story for another day though. Who knows, I may even have some pictures!
With clouds from the Simpson’s floating high overhead, I snapped a picture of something that I need more of in my life. The “less is more” attitude was incredibly strong with this one. Now if only I knew how to use a camera…