Darren walker - VW Lupo 1.4 Sport
I always wanted to have a car that I built with my family and friends to be in a magazine or win at a show as that would let me know what I’ve created was to people's taste
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I'm 37, from Lincoln Ex Army now a Trucker
VW Lupo 1.4 Sport
I’ve always been into cars from a young age from seeing my grandad having some nice cars and my dad and uncle’s, also I used to love going over the workshop and helping my dad restore old cars with his friends, at first it was Fords I enjoyed looking at going to shows and then pretty much took an interest in any car that caught my eye, while being in the army I got paid a good amount and was able to start my own car history.
As drinking and smoking wasn’t really my thing I got into cars properly and the start to modifying cars began and was around the time of the good old Max Power years which I enjoyed and made my love of cars even more and then going into the love of VW’s like my Brother and has pretty much been VW ever since.
I always wanted to have a car that I built with my family and friends to be in a magazine or win at a show as that would let me know what I’ve created was to people's taste and to hear Woolf say my car was nice or cool and that all the hard work wouldn’t of been for nothing
The lupo started its life as a basic car, 1.4 sport the better model lupo unless you went for the Gti which I wasn’t interested in, at the time my bro had a ratty lupo and I thought it would be cool to make a real nice show car in a totally different style to his but ended up taking most the parts from him when he bought another car and built it up to what it is today with the help from my brother and friends, been to a lot of shows and won too many to count trophies it’s had loads of different looks along the 7years I’ve owned it and 2016 was my best memorable and last year on the road winning at some of the biggest shows in the UK Edition 38, Low Collective, VW Festival and loads more with hopefully more In the future after I have rebuilt the new design, some of the mods,
- Full air ride suspension
- Custom boot installs
- Audi TT custom interior made to fit
- Custom rear bumper with a TT diffuser moulded into it
- 3L German Lupo conversion
- Custom 3” stainless exhaust system and manifold
- Custom vented wing
- BBS Split rims (have new custom wheels made ready for when it’s back on the road)
- Have a new 1.6 engine ready to fit looking at turbo mods
The list goes on and on but I have took it off the road to rebuild it with the new engine and custom wheels I had made with a few other cheeky changes, everything done has either been done by myself or with friends as hate paying people to do stuff unless I really have to
I’ve always enjoyed helping friends and family with their cars or project builds in whatever ways I can and there’s always something you have done that can help others or vise versa, and seeing either your own car or a friends come together and finished with a little bit of your input always puts a smile on my face and is worth the time spent.
The car scene has its moments but 90% of the time you can make some real great long term friends from all over the world because we all enjoy the same interests, cars
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