“Hi! Sorry in advance for the long story…
In 2011, here in Quebec, Canada a new euro car show took place, named “Eurokracy”.
The show itself is amazing, but somehow lacks originality. Everything has to be “stanced”, you either had to buy 3000$ worth of wheels, or have an amazing air-bag suspension setup to have your car looked at. However me and my friends at Russianfreak Custom’s are more interested in trying things that hadn’t been done yet.
In 2012, 2 weeks before Eruokracy, we were talking about who’s attending the show… Nobody was really interested in going to the show just to see “baller” setups win at contests such as Limbo (Just like a human limbo,the lowest car wins). In 2011, a BMW Z4 on air suspension and modified shockk towers had won.
We joked about going in there with the cheapest car possible and winning it all. Just to make people realize you don’t have to spend 5000$ in suspension and wheels to get your car looked at..
A few days later i decided to go buy a VW Rabbit Cabrio for the mere amount of 500$.
We came up with the idea of lowering it to a point where the Z4 could stand no chance. It was a hard task because a rabbit is made quite taller than a Z4 and even lowered to the ground it would still be higher.
We decided to set up a secret weapon, a windshield that would drop on the hood with hinges. When we brought the car back at the garage, it didn’t run, we had to idea what to start with and there was only 10 days until show time. We got on with the job and made it as stupid looking as possible, while “hiding” the windshield hinges. The result was stupidly jaw-dropping material it ended up being the car that had the most attention during the whole car show. Needless to say we won the limbo contest, but our biggest reward was the irony of seeing a 500$ car beating cars with a full setup with near a hundred times the budget.
We even attended the burnout contest (which we didn’t win because of a blowout).
Still today, 9 months later the car still makes people talk.”