Ownership Verified: "Riley" - 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

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Wicked nice progress on your R, man. You may have re-inspired me to order the bits for the rear fogs in my MINI.
 

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Just got home from Wookies in the Woods, the annual R32 and Golf R gathering at the Tail of the Dragon in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

Here are some shots!

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Those look like professional photos. Very cool!

Thanks! They are, actually. There are photographers that camp out up on the Dragon during big events to get shots of everyone's cars/bikes.

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The Tail of the Dragon, for those who don't know, is probably the most famous sports car and motorcycle road in the United States. 319 curves/corners in 11 miles through the mountains with absolutely no turnoffs or other hazards (apart from the occasional idiot coming the other way). Tons of fun!
 
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Just kidding, of course.

I saw my first one in person this saturday, oh WOW. Too bad the guy just attended the trackday to watch.
 

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Hahaha, no kidding!! There are TONS of blue ones.

There were actually lots of jokes about this at the event.

"Which car does Tim drive?" "The blue one." "The wheel one with the wheels right?" "Yeah, that's him." Or, on the radio: "Hey guys, if you still need your event t-shirt, come to the blue R32."

The Rising Blue on the Golf R is beautiful, but sometimes I wish I had a Carbon Steel Gray or Tornado Red car because it's more rare. The reason why everyone goes with the blue is because it's the "exclusive" color, meaning that you will never be mistaken for a GTI. ;)
 

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It?s a very nice color, I must say. Didn?t know it was exclusive to the R. :thumbsup:
I?ll post the pictures I took soon.
 

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The LED rear lights really make a difference to the car's appearance. Looks like a great location and an awesome meet!
 

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Thanks! The LEDs do help make the car look significantly more aggressive.

How are you enjoying the MKVII? I'd love to see pics!

My car arrived at the dealership today! Delivery is scheduled for next Tuesday. Can't wait to finally pick it up after 9 weeks of waiting.
I'll make a thread for it next week :)
 

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Awesome! I'm looking forward to it! Hard to find good first hand MKVII info on this side of the pond so it'll be nice to have a fellow FGer with one.
 

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Looks miles better than the Mk.7 Golf R that has just been released, which looks far too boring IMO.
 

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I can't post a new thread yet because I don't have ownership pics.. but I'll be picking up my new daily tomorrow. The VW garage expands with a new addition.

2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line

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