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Next up is VWvortex reader: vw-supreme
How long have you owned this car?
Since summer of 2005.
Is there anything unique about the history of this car?
I can tell you that these VW Special Editions are the last edition that was built and sold in the end of the MKII Golf in Germany. The GTI was produced [in a quantity of] around 500 cars! So it’s a rare Special Edition.
Why did you choose this car to purchase?
At the beginning of my VW history (getting my driver’s license) I wanted every time a Special GTI Edition. The first car was a GTI Edition One, but one day I MUST sold it because i have trust the wrong people. So I searched for another Special Edition for me… and I remembered the Fire & Ice Edition is rare, too, and I loved it since the beginning too, so I looked and picked up this for a little money.
What other cars did you consider?
Here I only could say, “Begins with a MKII and ends with a MKII.”
What was your objective with this car?
I try to find my own way of creating a special edition with a Special Edition.
What tuning style describes this car (ex. Euro, Bling, OEMplus, street racer, auto crosser)?
I called my style “US Fire & Ice Special OEM Edition.”
Who helped you build this car?
Mostly I do by [my]self and try to learn step by step all about my car. If there is something I can’t do alone, I ask a couple of friends who drive MKII Golfs, too.
What makes your car special?
I think every owner of a Volkswagen could say, “I drive a special car.” Everyone could say about his own car the same thing, “It shows my style and my own creations.” But I can [say] about my car, it is a Special Edition that is the end of a big MKII Golf era in Germany.
What is your favorite part/feature/function?
It’s a hard question. I think there is no part [more] special than another part of my car. I can say the complete car is it. There is no part I can say, “This is the top of the parts.”
Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?
I can say sure and straight way of my mind, I love the States and love the Volkswagen… so this car shows what is the result of it.
What don’t you like about this car?
If there is anything I can say I don’t like, I´m wrong with my choice of the car.
What was your biggest obstacle in building this car?
I haven’t ended the building process, but can say I need more space and time.
How did you overcome the issue?
I bought a house with a garage. Still don’t have time, though.
What would you change if you could?
I’m going to change my OEM engine. I have a big dream to drive a VR6 in my car.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this
What would you do to the car if money were no object?
Look and try to get the car every beginning of the season in a totally fresh paintjob and all chromed, what is possible to do. And the other big point and dream is to stay with my car at H20 [International] and cruising during the States with it.
Who has been your biggest critic of this project?
My wife. She always [asked] me, “Why [do] you f**king do this with the car?”
What do your family and friends say about this car?
Family: “Why do you keep putting money into that too-old car?”
Friends: “When are you going to get a newby Modell?”
What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car?
Memorable: Every free minute is a big moment for me to drive it.
Humorous/embarrassing: I get angry if anything is out of work and I don’t
know why and where is the mistake. This is the biggest [thing] I hate.
Has this car competed in any events? Results?
I drive and visit many events, but I don’t do it for a result or anything else. OK, it’s fine to stay anytime with it at a magazine. This is all that I want to do and see.
Where is your favorite place to drive this car?
Cruising around and outside the city… love the sun and sound of my car.
What is your ideal day with this car?
80 degrees and sunny, open road, full tank of gas, Sublime on the CD player.
Who gets to drive this car?
The only person who is allowed to drive it is my wife. No other person can do it.
If you had to name your car, what would you name it?
I can’t understand why a person give[s] his car a name. I love it and [am] proud to drive it, but don’t call it in any way.
What was your previous project?
This Fire & Ice Edition is my biggest project (and think it never ends).
What is your next project?
I don’t have a next project. I always could say, “My car is a never-ending story.”
What one word best describes your car?
Name: Kevin Kaiser
VWvortex Username: vw-supreme
Club Affiliations: We have a small club, but more friends for rides.
Model: Golf Fire & Ice GTI
Mileage: 140, 000 (km)
Original Color: LC4V Darkviolett
Current Color: Same
Engine: 1.8 8V
Engine Modifications: Many chromed and colored parts, Bonrath Powerpipe
Exhaust Modifications: Complete stainless steel 70mm system with a TDI
Transmission Modifications: OEM AUG
Suspension Modifications: Adjustable Supersport stainless coils
Brake Modifications: OEM
Wheels and Tires: 7.5×17″ Audi S3 Turbo wheels full colored with 195 in
the front and 205/40/17 at the rear. Second set is a full pressure
polished Porsche 7 and 8×16″ Wintercult Design with OEM gold caps and
Exterior/Body Modifications: Cleaned hood twice, non-lock colored Chinese door handles, clean rear, many chromed parts, Aero twin wipers, Happich pop-outs in green, clear rear window in green with e-code, FK LED tails colored and full clean, Westy front end with e-code crystal clear headlights, colored Lupo mirrors, colored grile… and many more.
Interior Modifications: Complete OEM modified interior, Corrado G60 seats, Jetta MKII rear seats, Mercedes SLK rearview mirror, all screws chromed, Audi 80 door locks, MKIII VR6 OEM (modified)steering wheel, MKIV real leather gearknob, complete US OEM stuff… and many more.
Audio/Video/I.C.E.: DVD system from BOSS, full OEM styled trunk with chromed parts too (see the pics, I don’t know all in English… ;-//)
Thanks/Props: Special thanks to my best friends who help me out in all situations if I have questions about the technicals. And to my wife that she still understands my way to drive this old car. Special thanks to Danbodia and VegasJetta for helping me out.
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