Snappy Friday’s – The Efficiency of Blue!


So last Friday, my beloved MK6 GTI developed a check engine light.  What triggered it you may ask? Well it was a bad High Pressure Fuel Pump that caused said light to come on. (more…)

Random photo of the day – April 11, 2013

Red One

It’s been a while since I posted one of these. Have been in a creative slump photography wise. Anyway, just going to post a very clean Mark IV Volkswagen Jetta GLI. I think the owner calls it ‘Red Sauce’. It indeed is saucy. I forget what he did to the car, but it is very nicely done.


Random Flickr photo of the Day – October 1, 2012

Quite surprised I was able to hand hold this and get a fairly sharp shot.
it’s my old VW Rabbit’s dash, and I revved up the engine on the end of the exposure to get that trail on the tachometer needle.

One of my early shots using my then brand new Nikon D700.


Nikon D700
Nikkor 24mm
1.3 Seconds
24 mm
ISO 320

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark 7

I like it, it’s not overly different from the Mark 6, which I have, but it’s different enough to make it look new and refreshed. I think it is a bit more angulared than the previous generation, more sleek looking. I’m not sure if I like the single red accent on the bottom of the grille which extends to the head lights.

I do like the fact that they colour matched the lower part of the front fascia, which they dind’t do with the Mark 6’s. Some owners colour match it, and I think looks more aesthetically pleasing. The only other thing that I’m not too crazy about is how the fins extend to the fog lights. Overall, I think the face has this mischeivous grin look to it, and it suits the personality of the car well.

Volkswagen GTI Mark 7

Volkswagen GTI Mark 7

I also like the new look Detroit/Huff’s. I’m not sure what city they are going to be naming these new wheels after, but they do keep that same unique and distinct look. The stock wheels by far gets the most attention. I’ve been asked a lot if they are aftermarket or custom wheels, and more often than not, it grabs the attention of on-lookers, and that usually starts off the conversation about the car itself.

With an all new platform, and some weight reduction from the use of lighter weight materials, the Mark 7 GTI will sure be a blast to drive, just as it was to drive the previous generations. I’m entering 1 year of ownership with my Mark 6, and it still gives me a smile on my face everytime I get behind the wheel.

Most viewed Flickr photo(s) of the day – September 21, 2012

And today’s most viewed photographs on my Flickr photostream with a whopping 4 (each) views is….(there is a 4 way tie)

2 Reds

2 Tornado Red VW GTI MK6

Golf R Tails

VW MK6 Golf .:R LED Tail Light

APR Stage 3

APR Tuned VW GTI MK6 Stage 3 Tuned Engine bay


Tornado Red VW GTI MK6


These were shot from various VW GTI MK6 Car meets.

Most viewed Flickr photo of the day – September 19, 2012

And today’s most viewed photograph on my Flickr photostream with a whopping 9 views is….

2012 Golf .:R

2012 Volkswagen Golf .:R
Rising Blue
Nikon D700
Micro Nikkor 60mm
1/5000 sec.

This was shot during a Euro Car meet sometime in February.  It’s an acquaintances Brand New Golf .:R, one of the first to be delivered in NY in fact. It’s a thing of beauty, and while some might say it’s an overpriced GTI, and I sort of agree, but, you have to be a Dubber to understand.

I think I do need to re-process this shot.  It looks too BLUE!