It’s uncommon these days for younger car owners to keep a car for very long. Whether it’s just “car ADD” or the urge to try something different, people all too often switch it up before their cars have reached their full potential. Travis VanAusdal (@thetravy) is not one of those people. He has been building this Gti for the better part of a decade, and has been a staple in the PNW Euro scene since before many of us had our licenses. I remember vividly seeing this exact car in a local grocery store parking lot when I was about 15 or 16 and being mesmerized by it.
Photography by Joshua Bloomfield & Words by Jordan Miller