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A/b- FVTEC’s 2006 GTI

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Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: FVTEC

How long have you owned this car?- January 27th, 2006

Is there anything unique about the history of this car?- FIRST GTI sold by Modesto, Ca VW dealer

Why did you choose this car to purchase? - Are you kidding? Have you seen the car?

What other cars did you consider? - None really, maybe Audi A3 though

What was your objective with this car? - Clean, Fun Daily Driver

What tuning style would you describe this car as? - Clean, simple, tasteful

Who helped you build this car? - What fun would THAT be? I did it ALL!

What makes your car special? - FIRST GTI sold by Modesto VW dealer, now on 19s & Coilovers

What is your favorite part/feature/function? - Responsive Engine

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Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car? - Me, it’s MY style

What don’t you like about this car? - It could’ve been a VR6 Turbo!

What was your biggest obstacle in building this car? - Getting 19’s that fit, still want different offset

What would you change if you could? - Rwd, I haven’t done a donut in 5 years!

How did you overcome the issue? - I’m not done with the wheels yet, they’ll probably be changed again

On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project? - About 8 or so

What would you do to the car if money were no object? - Engine in the back & RWD or AWD

Who has been your biggest critic of this project? - I’ve only had the car 7days, who the F… would criticize it?

What do your family and friends say about this car? - DAMN, that’s HAWT lol

What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car? - Originally putting the drivers side rear spring upside down

Has this car competed in any events?- Not yet

What is your favorite place to drive this car? - Entering the freeway

What is your ideal day with this car? - Just driving it would be nice! Damn 7-day work week!

Who gets to drive this car? - Is that a Joke?

If your car had a motto, what would it be? - Who’s your Daddy, Bitch?

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If you had to name your car, what would you name it? - People who own nice Euro’s, do NOT name their cars.

What is your next project? - To buy the business that I work at

What was your previous project? - I owned 8 different VW/Audi cars in 2005, where should I start?

What one word best describes your car? - Mine

Anything else you’d like to share? - Thanks to my buddy Scott for hanging out while I worked on the GTI

and for making me fill this AUTObiography out.

Owner Information :

Name- Rick Case

Address- Modesto, CA

VWvortex Username – FVTEC

Occupation- Car Stereo Manager

Club Affiliations- Vortex/NorCal VW/SFBAVW

Vehicle Information:

Year- 2006

Make- VW

Model- GTI

Mileage- 337 miles

Original Color- Black

Current Color- same

Engine- 2.0 Turbo

Engine Modifications- Chip & Intake on their way!

Exhaust Modifications- None, yet

Transmission Modifications- None

Suspension Modifications- WRD supplied H&R Coilovers/Bilsteins, so far!

Brake Modifications- None, yet

Wheels and Tires- 19” TSW Volcano & Toyo Proxes

Exterior/Body Modifications- None

Interior Modifications- It’s a MONTH old, did I not mention that? lol

Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Amp & Subwoofer

Thanks/Props- Central Valley VW/WRD.com/my work ethic



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