Finding car enthusiasts in this particular of New York is few and far between, and locating cars that are clean and thought out is almost non existent. M. Biagini one of our good friends, is not brand loyal to say the least. Jumping from Acura, BMW, Infiniti to this current MKIV Volkswagen. What you see here today has come along way from what it was. This car was pretty much rebuilt in less than six months. Originally taking storage in a body shop storage lot, Biagini saw this as an opportunity to bring it back to its former glory.
I remember that day Biagini called me and asked my opinion of this car. Told him that I remember the original owner having it and seeing it on a daily basis and if purchased, it would be a good platform to start off with.
This was pretty much the first rebuild of a car that Biagini has done. He had to source a new engine and bought every single OEM interior piece new. Patience and time where critical especially when dealing with everyday life issues.
Being that this is his first VW, no electrical gremlins have make their way into this car just yet. His future plans are maybe to sell it and get the Nissan 350Z he has always dreamed about.
The first annual OC meet was held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Campbell Hall NY. If you’re a local to Orange County you are well aware of the local car scene that we have up here. With the success of monthly meets at the Middletown Walmart, Nick Terzo, Steve Smedley and others decided to have an official daytime meet in a park like setting and the OC Meet was born.
This meet was not meant for a specifc make or model of car. Anyone who has an interest in cars were welcomed to bring imports, domestics, euro and anything in between.
Everything was well organized at this meet. Nice layout of all the vendors, real bathrooms, and also a DJ was in attendance. A lot of nice cars came throughout the day and the quality of cars was on point, no bombs here.
One of the things that caught my eye was this silver Civic. To the untrained eye this might appear to be a run of the mill Honda, upon closer inspection it is a legit Civic Type-R that is Right hand drive imported from Japan. Most are either Championship White, Black, or Yellow, few get imported to the states in this rare silver finish.
Speaking of stickers, I would like to take a time out and give Angela at StickerBomb NJ a shout out for making KeepItFlush alot of stickers in a short span of time, THANKS AGAIN!
As the colder weather is approaching, We are looking forward to seeing another local quality meet before the snow falls.
UPDATE: We like to take this moment and apologize for lack of pics. Our website had some issues with image storage and now everything is back to normal.
With going to Import Alliance in Baltimore last weekend, Ocean City was our next stop for H20 International. This annual VW and Audi meet also attracts people with all makes and models of cars. Cruising Coastal highway, you will find VIP style cars, with STI’s and EVOs. H20 also attracts the Honda crowd as well. Illegal street races and the Ocean City police department pulling over cars seemed to fill the streets of Ocean City. Small gatherings of cars/meets and people outside their hotel rooms snapping rolling shots of passing cars barely clearing the ground was the norm for the weekend.
For the second year in a row the weather has been less than cooperative. Rain and chance of thunderstorms threatened the event but the rain held off from the show until the late afternoon. H20 was traditionally held at the Dover Downs racetrack, however the new site venue at a local school of some sort seemed to hold the crowds of people and cars quite well.
Heading down to Ocean City was kind of a last minute decision on my part. Being so tired from the long busy work week driving 5+ hours did not seem very motivating. Some of our friends got down there on Friday with a hotel room and were persuading me to come down and experience the “scene” or whatever. Having done a day trip last year and regret doing it, I packed my bags and left at 5pm Saturday afternoon for a solo drive down to Maryland. Keep in mind that my front tires are shot and my original Honda battery from five years ago is on its way out, I packed up my stock wheel and jumper pack in the trunk just in case I had a problem during the trip.
During the weekend, I neglected to check the status of the camera battery and did not plug it in the night before the show. And you can guess what happened at H20, yep yep the battery died like 30min after we got there. So don’t hate on the lack of coverage of this event. SO here are the pics I snapped of some of the cars, ENJOY!!!
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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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