Dubs in the Valley 9

This is the space I will be posting my day to day thoughts and photos! I hope to keep you guys involved and tuned in by giving you fresh content as much as I possibly can!  

To kick things off I'll start by posting a photo from a great show called "Dubs in the Valley."  This was the 9th annual "DIV" and actually the first time I could attend, since I had just moved back into the Milwaukee area from Hawaii. Being just a short two hour drive to Oshkosh, WI, the "Volkswagen Owners of Milwaukee" or "VooM" decided to host a cruise up to the show. It's always fun rolling down the highway in a group of 20 or so cars.

Mitch's 20th AE MkIV GTI at DIV

Mitch's 20th AE MkIV GTI at DIV

Since this was my first car show in the Midwest I was pleasantly surprised by how big the VW community is out here! Being a VW enthusiast myself it was very refreshing to know that so many people here share the same passion. There were so many unreal builds there it was crazy! Unfortunately I didn't get many pictures, as per usual at car shows I was just having a good time meeting new people, making new friends, and meeting up with old friends.

The show itself was a blast! Located on top of a parking garage with great views of downtown Oshkosh and the Fox River. Although it was quite hot and sunny that day, that didn't stop anyone from walking around, hanging out, and grabbing some drinks to stay cool. I did, however, forget to bring chairs, which was a mistake. I will definitely be attending this show in years to come and already looking forward to next years event!

I did end up leaving the show early to scour around Oshkosh to find a good photo-shoot location. I had two shoots lined up to take place after the show as the sun was setting, and I needed to find the perfect location.

Michal's MkVI GTI, more can be seen here. 

Michal's MkVI GTI, more can be seen here

So as it turns out, there is a huge industrial area very close to downtown Oshkosh, after driving around for an hour I finally stumbled across the perfect spot behind what looked to be a local machine shop. So I texted Michal and Mitch with an address and had them meet me there! 

Michal's MkVI GTI, more can be seen here. 

Michal's MkVI GTI, more can be seen here

This location ended up working quite well, the cinder block wall had a white washed look to it and provided the perfect backdrop to Michal's carbon steel grey GTI. 

By the time I had finished Michal's car, Mitch in his 20th Anniversary Edition GTI had already pulled up and I got right to work getting in all the shots I needed before we lost the light. Be on the lookout for the photos of his car dropping soon! 

-Swiper