Archive for October, 2009

Philippe Myers Vw Rabbit

Presenting Philippe Myers’s Vw Rabbit. This old school bunny is probably one of the coolest cars to participate in iHeartEuro cruises. This flat brown 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS with 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel engine with 552 000km on it isn’t as slow as you might thing. Normally it has no problem keeping up with MK4′s and MK5′s (most cars that show up to our cruises).

Well, let’s look at some details of this 27 year old vee dub:

  • 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS (Chassis Type-17 2Door), Flat Brown
  • Engine: 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel with 552 000km, orange fluo oilpan
  • Suspension: Coilovers Patec Holeshot, polyurethane bushings all around
  • Wheels: Mags OEM Tarentulas 13×5.5, 175/70/13 tires.
  • Interior: Recaro Trophy seats,  Scirocco S steering wheel
  • Other mods:
    Front Bumper pre-81 US chrome with over-riders, Rear Bumper custom euro plastoc, Flashers euro 81-84, Euro Front fenders,  Westmoreland rad support, Small Duckbill, 2spot  grille early chromed trim, crystal-clear Headlights, Small-Taillights Conversion, Taillights early All-red, Mirror Black-Flag on Driver’s side, passenger mirror is shaved, Antique Belge plate,  Yellow Euro Mono-foglight, Ooga Horn.

    … and more things in project for this awesome Rabbit!

For more pictures check out Myers’ thread on our forum!

Myers 1982 Vw Rabbit LS

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With the coming of the cold weather, make sure your ride is ready for the worst. The last thing you want is to be stranded in sub-zero temperature, wondering why your “check-engine” light is on. Times like those you WISH your veedub caught fire. :p

We also need to expect the unexpected; situations unforeseeable no matter how many preventive measure we follow.

Just a few examples:

- A few months ago, my buddy Jeff’s Rabbit was hit by a bus a week after he drove it off the lot.

- A bit over a month ago, a lady in her mid-40′s decided to drive her Camry into the rear-end of my motionless Rabbit in traffic.

- And I’m sad to say our buddy Greg from the iHeartEuro crew just had a little mishap of his own.

Drive-safe, and enjoy the winter in your japanese beaters & rat-stylez rust buckets.

Help fund the Fix-Mah-Turbaw Organization after the jump.

- Janno

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Here they are!!!

Pics after the jump

- Janno

And here is the video filmed and edited by Alex.

- Thanks to Bryce for driving me around :)

iHeartEuro 2009 Fall Cruise from ihearteuro.com on Vimeo.

p.s. For a few people this video is not working in “embedded” format. If this is the case for you,
please click on the link underneath the video, you will be taken to VIMEO, problem solved :)

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European Cars Cruise

Another great season is coming to end – of course we could not let it end without one final cruise.

This year we are adding a little twist. Only the organizers of the cruise know which route will be taken, it is a surprise for everyone else (besides the fact that we will be cruising in Southern Quebec, not far from US border. The ride will be held on a Sunday, October 11th and anyone who owns or drives a European car is more then welcome to join a day full of fun, adventure and breathtaking scenery.

For details please visit our forum: http://www.ihearteuro.com/forum

Alex

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