Main

Southern Worthersee 2015 Part One | Event Coverage

By  | 

Every year thousands of European car enthusiasts on the east coast all swarm to this charming Bavarian town of Helen, Georgia for Southern Worthersee. Southern Worthersee was inspired by The Wörthersee Tour in Austria where they host the largest gathering of European cars. The creators of Southern Worthersee wanted to create an event that could bring European car enthusiasts together in a true European setting and that is why they chose Helen, Georgia. Shavi was raving how car events in the east coast are completely different than the ones on the west coast and convinced me to come along to check it out. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this trip, but my impulsive nature bought a ticket anyways.

DSC04334

The city lights of Long Beach.

DSC04334

I’m really impressed with how the Sony A7II was able to capture this shot. The low light abilities of this camera is amazing.

DSC04366

The first thing we did when we arrived was eat! Shavi found a popular breakfast spot called Egg Harbor Cafe.

DSC04355

Surprisingly, we were on the same flight as Jon and Anh from VIP Modular and they came along with us for breakfast. Jon is also rocking the Sony A7II.

DSC04359

Anh showing us the things we could do with the Sony play memories app for the Sony cameras.

DSC04361

Since Ryo is leaving back to Japan soon, he wanted to go on a trip out to the south and SOWO fit right into his schedule.

DSC04368

San Antonio Scrambler.

DSC04373

Smoked Salmon Benedict.

DSC04377

Butcher Shop Omelette.

DSC04383

Lobster Scrambler.

Egg Harbor Cafe was delicious and the workers were extremely nice and gave us our first taste of southern hospitality. I definitely recommend going to eat there if you’re ever in Atlanta.

DSC04384

2 hours later we found ourselves meeting up with the rest of the VIP Modular crew in Helen.

DSC04388

Audi A5 looking impressive bagged on RSV Forged RSF1.

DSC04487

I use to see this Golf at Beach Burger in California, the owner apparently moved out to Texas and still made it out to SOWO.

DSC04389

Some of the cars that were representing VIP Modular at SOWO.

DSC04392

Clean A5 bagged on VIP Modulars.

DSC04394

Volkswagen Sportswagen towing an even lower Volkswagen Beetle.

DSC04396

This is a preview for all of the slammed European cars that you’re about to see roaming the streets of Helen.

DSC04398

That tuck all around.

DSC04400

We ventured out to the streets and found all of these slammed cars just passing by. Check out some of these rollers I got just standing outside of the Inn for 5 minutes.

DSC04404

DSC04412

DSC04423

DSC04427

DSC04429

DSC04432

What I really like about the cars here is nothing is too over done and all the cars just had a nice clean stance.

DSC04449

DSC04506

DSC04510

DSC04450

DSC04497

DSC04469

Very refreshing to see that the FRS was not the majority at a car show.

DSC04514

DSC04517

Love seeing Volkswagen CCs modified.

DSC04520

DSC04526

Weird being at a car event that didn’t have a huge Japanese car presence, so seeing this slammed Miata and the S13 in the back made me feel at home.

DSC04528

DSC04530

This S13 makes me miss Vinh’s old S13.

DSC04532

Interesting sticker on the wing and the over fenders look great.

DSC04537

DSC04540

DSC04545

Finally, Chris Foreman arrived at the meet up spot.

DSC04553

Haven’t seen Chris for a couple of months and haven’t seen his car for about a year now. Good to see him and his 350z are doing well.

DSC04555

More Beetles meeting up at the Inn.

DSC04558

The Beetle on the trailer stretching it’s legs.

DSC04561

We went across the street and found a sick S2000 on Volk TE-37 SL.

DSC04563

Love the ASM and Circuit Garage flare combination.

DSC04566

More wide roadsters in this parking lot.

DSC04567

DSC04568

There was also a massive influx of Porsches at SOWO.

DSC04569

DSC04570

DSC04571

American brand wheels and Volkswagens came hand in hand at this show.

DSC04572

Seat belts aren’t required in Helen.

DSC04573

America’s Subaru.

DSC04574

DSC04577

Marvelous Porsche on Rotiform TMB’s.

DSC04578

DSC04586

Best fitment I saw at SOWO was on this Jetta.

DSC04589

That fitment is so on point.

DSC04591

DSC04595

DSC04596

DSC04598

Wild and wide hawk eye wagon on Rotiforms as well.

DSC04600

Fresh and clean for the show tomorrow. People using the hoses from the hotels and inns to wash their cars.

DSC04603

DSC04606

DSC04636

DSC04611

DSC04613

DSC04618

DSC04620

DSC04621

DSC04622

DSC04623

DSC04624

DSC04625DSC04628

DSC04629DSC04630

DSC04631DSC04633

I’ve actually never seen a modified Audi TT in person and at this show there were a couple nice ones like this one slammed on BBS RS.

DSC04635

DSC04607

DSC04601

DSC04655

We had to go check in our cabin and on the way there we found a nice lake to relax at.

DSC04648

Calm waters before the craziness begins.

DSC04665

A shot of how most of the buildings of Helen look like.

DSC04667

We met up at Tucker’s motel and staying with him was Ryan Richey from South Carolina with his wide WRX.

DSC04669

Parking lots began to fill up quick as cars were still flowing into the city.

DSC04671

All the way from Chicago, AJ and his 7 series on Work VS-KFs.

DSC04674

They had a portable dyno setup next to Big Daddy’s restaurant.

DSC04681

DSC04682

DSC04683

DSC04777

DSC04776

DSC04775

DSC04774

DSC04773DSC04772DSC04766Nothing like eating some ice cream while watching slammed cars scrape the streets of Helen.

DSC04764

DSC04762

DSC04756DSC04752

One of my biggest wants in my life is an R8 and slam it.

DSC04750
DSC04746

DSC04760

DSC04743

DSC04742

DSC04741DSC04740DSC04738DSC04735DSC04734

DSC04732DSC04730DSC04729

DSC04727

DSC04726

DSC04724DSC04720

DSC04719DSC04718

DSC04715

DSC04713

DSC04712

Lexus IS with widened fenders all around and some crazy fitment.

DSC04710

DSC04708

DSC04707

DSC04703Red Chrome Subie Wagon with a nice stance.DSC04702DSC04701

DSC04700

DSC04698

DSC04695

DSC04694DSC04692

DSC04690

DSC04689

DSC04688DSC04687

DSC04686

DSC04685

DSC04825

When the sun came down, Helen was a different kind of animal. The streets were livelier and the people were even crazier.

DSC04828

We hung around “burn out” alley for a bit where there were people just sitting out with their lawn chairs waiting for burn outs. Most of the time the crowds were screaming “Burnout for tits!”

DSC04853

DSC04829

Shout out to my Sony A7II for being able to capture some of these shots because it was pretty dark.

DSC04830

DSC04847

Another spot to hang out at night was Helendorf Inn where most of the craziness was happening that was non car related. This is where the champagne showers were happening and the spot that had the most alcohol.

DSC04848

Crowds and crowds of people entering Helendorf.

DSC04842

It felt like a spring break weekend party mixed with some car enthusiasts.

DSC04845

This truck was giving away free high fives, I hope they had hand sanitizer.

DSC04844

DSC04824

A rare sight to see among all of these European cars.

DSC04823

DSC04820

Thank God for Tucker’s room, if you ever go to SOWO make sure you get a room in town as a home base.

DSC04818

DSC04817

DSC04816

It was my first time seeing a limbo contest with cars and combined with it they had an exhaust test where they checked your exhaust decibel. It was like a state ref check here in Cali but fun.

DSC04814

DSC04813

DSC04810

DSC04808

DSC04801

DSC04799

DSC04796

Not sure how they judged it, but I would assume that Miatas would win this competition.

DSC04794

DSC04790

DSC04788

DSC04787

DSC04783

DSC04780

Awesome looking 350z breaking necks outside of Helendorf.

DSC04851

Selfie of Jon and Grant to end this post.

DSC04857

Back at our cabin it was cool to be able to see the stars at night, wish socal had less light pollution to see this every night. Check back for part two of the SOWO coverage in a couple of days, where we will see the actual show and more craziness.

I just want to travel and see cool things. Follow me on Instagram and twitter @nguminh and @thefoodadventurist.

1 Comment

  1. A.KuS

    May 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *