Welcome to this week’s FC Throwback, where we take a look back at some of our favourite previous feature cars. This week it’s PJ’s slammed VW Scirocco from way back in 2013…
Building one of the UK’s toughest looking Scirocco’s was never going to be a straight forward task for PJ, but little did he realise just how rough the road ahead would be! Back in May 2011 he was weighing up his options. “Believe it or not I was thinking of getting a Volvo C30, but I think I made the right choice in the end,” explains PJ. With his mind made up, PJ took home his unmolested Scirocco and prepared to get dirty!
It wasn’t long before PJ was thumbing through his favourite mag when he came across Lee Morgan’s Viper green Scirocco. After meeting up with Lee at Ultimate Dubs and having a good look over his motor, PJ’s head was filled with ideas for his own car. At the same time Lee was considering selling his wheels. In no time at all PJ had his wallet out and a deal was done.
Everyone knows that you can’t pull off a killer set of rims without plenty of lows. PJ grabbed another bargain when he picked up a second hand air-ride system. The GAS kit that’s now fitted to the Scirocco originally came off an Audi. Roping in his mates Scott and Ross from Sweetshop Automotive, the lads got stuck in and fitted the whole lot themselves. Open up the boot and you can see where all the hard work went. The 2.5 gallon air tank has been half sunk into the floor and finished off with copper pipe work and their club logo.
With the car sat suitably dumped PJ could finally tuck up those tasty hoops. The gold centred 9x19in three-piece Rotiform TMB rims were wrapped with fresh Nankang rubber before being fitted to the car. It didn’t stop there though and after being messed about by a couple of bodyshops PJ finally discovered Yorkshire based Niche Conversions. These boys know a thing or two about the VAG world and after a chat with owner Gareth, a plan was set out for the Scirocco. A full Rieger kit consisting of front bumper with R8 style grille, vented skirts and rear bumper diffuser was carefully crafted onto the car, before being painted to match the body. At the same time, PJ had all the badges removed together with the
With the car fresh out of the bodyshop, our boy PJ was over the moon, that was until he got dealt a double dose of bad luck! Just a few hours after picking up his car some little scrote bag decided to take a key to his bonnet. If that wasn’t bad enough, a day or so later someone tried to park inside his freshly painted rear bumper! PJ didn’t let it get him down though and soldiered on despite his crappy luck. The car was booked back into the bodyshop to have its repairs sorted fresh for the new show season.
As much as we love Euro styling its fresh to see someone who’s not afraid to take things a step further. By combining the aggressive Rieger kit with some dirty wide rims, PJ has built himself one killer motor.
VW SCIROCCO TECH SPEC
Volkswagen Scirocco RC conversion, Rieger front bumper, R8 style grille, Vented sideskirts, rear bumper diffuser, Colour-coded side trim, badges, rear wiper removed
9x19in up front and 10x19in rears, Rotiform TMB three-piece split rims with hidden hard wear, chrome-plated dishes and custom powder coated gold centres, 225/35×19 and 235/35×19 Nankang tyres, GAS German Air-Ride System V2 set up with Koni shocks and 2.5 gallon tank
Volkswagen standard leather interior and boot build by Mr Sweetshop
Stock 2.0 GT TSI DSG with custom Jetex stainless steel exhaust system and forge dump valve
Words Nick Turner Photos Laurens Parsons