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.
When you think it’s time to put your car away for the season, you remember that H20i is hosted at the end of September. Ocean City Maryland hosts this event when this summer destination would be a ghost town. If you think H2oi is just for the VW/Audi crowd, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. People with a variety of cars land here in Maryland for a weekend of looking at ridiculous cars and non-stop drinking and partying.
Since 2010 this event was held in the last weekend of September, where the weather can be unpredictable and downright nasty. 2012 was no different, Weather on Friday night when most people got here, ruined the night’s local meets on 45th Street at OC Steamers. People were forced back to their hotels, condos, local bars to do some well deserved drinking.
H2oi has gotten so popular that alot of people don’t even go the formal event which is held on Sunday. People like to attend what happens over the weekend. There are meets everywhere that are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Just look on Facebook or ask around. If you never been to Ocean City for H2oi, you should plan for next year and this event is one of our favorites.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Canibeat.com
As the colder months approach us, meets and gatherings naturally taper off. Cars are taken off the road to hibernate in the garage and winter beaters are called upon to make it through the harsh Northeast winter. This weekend however is First Class Fitment presented by Canibeat.com. It is one last time to pull out your car and show it off to the massive crowds that will be gathered at Princeton Airport. KeepItFlush will be there to capture the pristine rides that South Jersey has to offer.