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EVENT COVERAGE: VW & Audi Water Fest 17

It always turns out that the night before a big car meet/event the Keep It Flush staff always finds their way out to the bars or clubs. With the best intentions of it being an early sober night, it usually never is the case.  The next morning usually consists of the standard issue wake up call or text in which we try to figure out who’s driving and a place to meet up.  A lot of games are typically played at this point at which we tell each other that we are ready to go but in reality are half asleep in bed taking two aspirins. To make matters worse if you’re shot from the night before, the meet/event is usually a hot humid day in which you have to endure running on only a few hours sleep.

Water Fest 17 was no exception but of course when you get to the intended destination, you run on adrenaline and excitement of the event.  Even with a late start to the day, we got to capture images of the nicest VW and Audi’s in the country.  With some enthusiasts coming as far as Canada and California this two-day event never fails to please.  Some might think KIF only caters to the likes of Japanese autos but we like any auto scene that has cars done right.

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VW & Audi: Water Fest 17

Keepitflush.com will be attending Water Fest 17 at Raceway Park for the third year in a row.  You may have noticed that we mostly feature cars of the Japanese variety but out passion for cars extends past that to other makes.  Look for freshly published pictures over the weekend

Never CONTENT (kuh n-tent)

con·tent 2  (kuh n-tent) adj. Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied. 

This is one word that auto enthusiasts are not familiar with. Endless amounts of time and money are spent on cars to get them to the next level. An Euphoric feeling engulfs you when new parts, wheel set-ups, etc are installed and this is why owners are never satisfied with their creations.

Cruising the streets of Orange County New York you will find Dorvan Robinson’s ’02 WRX Impreza.  With its Sonic Yellow coat and zero offset wheels this car breaks necks constantly.  This daily driven machine is not Dorvan’s first creation.  Having always been a fan of the sedan he started off with a ’95 Honda Accord. With a 5 lug swap, lowered with wheels. Dorvan grew tired of Honda’s wanted to try out something new, a ’02 Subaru WRX adorned in Aspen White with an 06-07 front end conversion. After, Mr. Robinson decided that he was not done with Hondas, He then picked up another Accord  and installed an JDM H22 swap that surprised alot of would be street racers.  This car however didn’t make it out of an accident where Dorvan walked away unscathed.

While looking around online for a new daily driver, Dorvan came across another WRX . This one was sourced from the great state of Vermont with only 52,000 original miles.  In order to differentiate himself from fellow Subie owners, Dorvan decided to run fender flares to accommodate the zero offest wheels coupled with 255 rubber.

Dorvan mustered up the courage to cut up his perfect rust free quarters to make a new home for the flares. But like they say, without risk there is no reward. An Impreza RS hood (no scoop), canards, and a menacing front mount finish off the front end of this car. STI Brembos were installed and are called upon frequently for high speed runs and mountain driving. The interior amenities have a minimalist approach.  Gutted rear seats and a boost gauge is all you will find inside, but this owner wouldn’t have it any other way.   With 2 Hondas and 2 Subarus of the same variety, you can see why this article is named “Never Content”.