This weekend I took the opportunity to grab a much needed vacation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and partake in one of my favorite leisurely activities; going to a German car show with my close friends.

Euro Fest is a weekend long affair in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina that features cars of all European makes, but those of the Volkswagen Group’s predominant umbrella.

My VR6 swapped MK2 Jetta coupe on BBS RS and Justin Fletcher’s bagged B3 G60 Passat on period-correct ABT rollers.

Enthusiasts from all over the East Coast set out for the quaint, little, mountain town late last week and began to unwind quickly. The entire town’s lodging facilities donned ‘no vacancy’ signage and we were all in for a fun-filled weekend of quality Euro cars, beer consumption, and the reunion of great friends.

MK3 Harlequin Golf. One of 264 examples produced; this one with a Vento front end swap

Everyone spent the first couple of days ripping through the mountains and catching up with others. We all played proverbial tag with the rain, but being that the setting was in the heart of the Appalachian mountains that was expected.

By the time that Saturday rolled around we were all ready to converge of the festival grounds and show off our cars. While I don’t have an exact number of registered rides on hand I would estimate that there were around 700 vehicles in attendance. It was an absolute blast talking VW, Audi, Porsche, and many more with people that all share the same passion that I have had for such a long time.

Clean ’12+ Beetle sitting pretty on stepped up RS’s

As the sun began to set and the awards ceremony came to an end most people either took the opportunity to hit the Parkway for one last bout or call it a night and relax at their respective cabins or hotel for one last cold beer before preparing for the drive home.

Bagged Benz on ARE’s

All in all it was a phefuckingnomenal weekend that was truly relaxing and rejuvenating. I can’t thank the Euro Fest staff enough for hosting such a killer event in such an amazing locale. We will definitely be back next year and hopefully have our vendor booth up and running for all to see. Until then I hope you enjoy the photos below that our good friend Eli Pastura shot.

911 SC Targa
E34 on BBS hoops
B7 RS4 on Rotiforms
Smoke ’em if you got ’em