In this week's (belated) spotlight, we get to know the owner of a Mk1 you all would recognize. Not to mention a longtime member of the club. Say hello to Joel!
What kind of car(s) do you have? Modifications, future plans?
I have a 2006 gti with, dsg, APR stage 1, raceland coils, dark tint (no plans except maybe wheels)
My project car is a 82 rabbit... (plans... tune next year)
(sorry i don't have better pics in it's most recent state):
1.8 16v with a k26 turbo
Custom exhaust manifold
Euro intake cam
lightened fly wheel
sachs sport clutch
audi 5k wastegate
10an tapped valve cover to Moroso catch can
Relocated filler cap
Weighted short shifter
Neuspeed plug wires
NLS heater and reverse switch delete plates
AEM adjustable fpr
42 lb injectors
custom fuel rail
custom short runner intake manifold
mustang 70mm tb
megasquirt 1v2.2 standalone
2.5" exhaust with borla muffler
modified old school mk1 strut mounts
Custom leather radiator cover with cnc'ed "Zombi" logo
Bilstein Group B struts with coil sleaves
drilled and slotted rotors all around
mk2 read disc swap
boxed in rear axle
welded control arms
Polly bushings all corners and engine mounts
Diamond Racing 15x9 et6 with 30mm spacers in rear and 20mm spacers up front
Toyo T1R 215/45s
Corbeau Forza seats with custom upholstery and embroidery
Custom sculpted rabbit shift knob
Custom leather shift boot
Custom 5 gauge panel
autopower 4 point roll cage
abs plastic door cards
custom ammo battery box relocated to the rear
racing window nets
Custom leather wrapped Momo steering wheel
Berg cup flare kit with custom aluminum side skirts
Hot Rod Flatz desert flat tan
shorty tail light swap
Euro round front swap
MG headlight cages
Leather hood straps
I think that's it...
Any previous cars you'd like to mention?
I had a mk4 jti vr that liked quite a bit.
If you could have just one car, what would it be and why?
That's a tough one because I love my mk1 so much. Probably a new RS4 avant... ya know... for the kids
What's your real name?
Me and the fam...
What does your screen name mean, and why did you choose it?
I got the nickname weezly at my old job because I liked weezer and they thought I looked like ron weezly.
I just threw the "v" in front. Clever huh?
What kind of job do you have?
I am a computer animator and artist. I mostly animate medical procedures for patient education, surgeon education, or marketing. Lots of cardiovascular stuff mostly.
Tell us an interesting/funny story about yourself.
About 5 years ago I was working a job that I really didn't like and interning for free. I had odd hours so sometimes I would go sketch gorillas at the como zoo. One day I was sitting there sketching and I seemed to be quite the spectacle to passers by. A middle aged couple saw me and said, "Oh cool... what's she drawing... oh... she's drawing the gorillas." Then they walk away. I say to myself, "Now that's odd. Oh well." I keep sketching. A old couple approaches the gorilla paddock and see me as well. "Oh... isn't that nice... she's drawing gorillas." They move on. Wow... that's even stranger. Two separate couples. I glace over myself to see if I had grown boobs in the past few minutes... nope. I was wearing jeans and a shirt from elementary school. Shrugs. Oh well. I continue. Keep in mind this is in the span of about 15 minutes. A gaggle of school children approach. Kids having no sense of personal space come right over and stand close. "Oh... what's she drawing... She's drawing gorillas.... ".... "Dude... that's a guy..." They walk away kind of sheepish. I chuckled to myself and kept on drawing.
What other hobbies do you have?
I play soccer, watch soccer (bundesliga and epl), play FIFA on ye ol' xbox 360, and make art
How did you first hear about Eurowerks?
I think from kris. I had been on Urotrash for a while and I remember him posting links to other stuff on eurowerks. I eventually made it over to Eurowerks... probably after Trashwerks.
If you could make a change to Eurowerks, what would it be and why?
I honestly wouldn't change a thing. Everyone here has helped me out so much with my rabbit and other cars. It has been a pleasure getting to know everyone. I wish I could hang out more.