Wuste, the European Car Festival that occurs this first weekend of June each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, was another hit this year, with hundreds of nicely modified Audis and VWs converging to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the big show.
In previous years the event had been held at hotels, but this year brought new excitement having the show at a race track, complete with Ferraris and other exotics lapping around the perimeter. It was a cool change of pace for the show, although super hot temperatures made the open air venue particularly warm for those who didn’t stay in the shade!
I wasn’t able to attend Wuste this year, but my good friend David of Venezia Photography was able to attend and was generous enough to allow me to republish his photos and videos here. David has taken many photos of my car, and even did my engagement photos earlier this year. He drives a nicely modified Audi A3, and you may see from his photos that he has a thing for hatchbacks and avants (who can blame him though!).
David put together an awesome video which he’s also allowed me to share here, it really captures the essence of Wuste.
Air ride continued to be a big trend at Wuste this year, with more cars pushing the limits of extreme in terms of low cars and high-end wheels. Rotiform, 1552, HRE and other wheel vendors all had a strong presence in terms of common wheel choices.
One major change for 2013 was that APR joined as a title sponsor, replacing Unitronic who was the title sponsor for last year. APR is well known in the Audi/VW space, although their tuning software has been known to be dangerous and unreliable, so I’m not sure if this is a welcomed change or not.
Also present was VW of America, where they offered attendees to have their car photographed in a professional photo booth. They also brought a handful of new VW cars to show on display, inspiring owners of modified VW/Audi to start thinking about their next project, or maybe to pick up a more reliable and newer daily driver while they continue to push the limits on their current project cars and builds.
Another fan favorite was Southern California wheel manufacturer Rotiform, who brought this nicely modified B5 S4 avant that featured RS4 body work, nicknamed the RSfaux. There were literally hundreds of other cars at the event, some familiar and some I had never seen before. I have some of my favorite cars and photos displayed below, but a full photo album can be found here.
Photo of the drive the day before the show, where hundreds of VW/Audi enthusiasts enjoy some twisty roads and show off their builds in action.
A slammed and custom painted R32 on Rotiform wheels and air ride.
My friend Brian’s custom painted ipanema brown VW Cabriolet on Gotti wheels and air suspension installed by Parts Score.
A pair of bagged A3s that are hugging the pavement.
Modified B7 RS4 Avant with quad tip exhaust in Avus Silver.
Bagged B7 A4 with custom wheels and a vinyl wrap.
As you can see, there was a ton of variety at the show, at least if you’re into European cars. The event continues to draw great crowds and if you’re in the area, it’s well worth going to.