Ten Best of Waterfest 2014: MK6

Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds.  With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries.  Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our Waterfest sub-galleries throughout the week.  Let’s get started with the sixth generation Golf and Jetta.


Beginning with perhaps the most highly modified MK6 in attendance, this Golf R was spotted in the Dubkorps booth on Saturday with shaved door handles, side markers and a full Signal Green respray by Straightline Autoworks, Air Suspension and Rotiform Wheels.


Catching our eye due to its “less is more” theme, this Golf R was strictly business with motor mods, a carbon fiber front splitter and Porsche wheels at a nearly perfect ride height for daily driving.


Marking the first occurrence of the Teal theme that was going on at Waterfest, this Jetta sat on Air Suspension and Image Wheels, and featured a fifteen52 +Line front bumper and a black roof.


Ok, so this was a SEMA vehicle built by Volkswagen, but it still needs to be mentioned.  The Helios Edition looked great with a Jetta Hybrid grille, Volkswagen Accessories wheels and styling kit, custom paint, and Recaro seats with custom inserts reminiscent of those found in the original.


This GLI was extremely sharp with 16″ BBS RS wheels with 18″ stepped lips,  Air Lift suspension, OEM E-code headlights, and a windshield wiper delete.


In terms of a daily driver, it doesn’t get much better than this. Timeless OZ Wheels, aggressive rubber and a driving height perfect for most any road, all on a Golf R with four doors.  If you only have one car, this is a great way to do it.


We’re partial to wagons, so including this one was a no-brainer.  Air suspension, CCW Wheels, and subtle touches nearly everywhere made this an extremely clean build.


Previously featured as in our “Find of the Day” series, this Golf R is powered by a 2.5L with a big turbo, and features a Big Brake kit, OEM European Golf R seats, and that unmistakable 5 cylinder exhaust note.


Red looks great on the GTI, and this one was no exception.  Wearing HRE Wheels and sitting on Air suspension, this car executed the lip-to-fender look perfectly.


Last but certainly not least, this Jetta wore Brown well, pairing it with gold-centered Rotiform wheels and a Jetta Hybrid grille with the Volkswagen emblem perfectly blended into the hood’s shaved notch.

So how did we do?  Be sure to let us know if we missed anything in the comments below.