MLVW is a show I've been meaning to go to for quite a while and for some reason it has always clashed with other things happening in my life. Knowing I'd be relatively free this year, I made sure to block off the day and take my 318IS down for the event.
The day had a cars & coffee sort of vibe to it, cars rolling in at a casual pace and folk relaxing in a rare morning of summer sunshine.
It was great to catch up with friends and chat nonsense about cars and life and because of this, it felt as though the show-cars themselves took a bit of a backseat.
The chilled out vibe allowed me to stroll around at a leisurely pace and actually look at some of the cars in detail which is often difficult to do at the larger manic shows like Dubshed. As per usual with these show reports, I'll spotlight some of my favourites below.
My favourite car on the day, simply because it's unlike anything else in Ireland, was this bagged Porsche 944 on stupidly wide OZ Futuras. Following John Ludwick's 924S build on YouTube, I know how difficult it is to get one of these cars super low so this was impressive.
Aidans small bumper early spec MK2 Jetta is a car I've wanted to see for a long time and it did not disappoint. Fully of patina and dropped over a perfect set of BBS RS, this car just oozes character. Sometimes it's not all about the polished perfect builds.
A complete contrast was this Montana Green MK1 Golf with 1.8T power under the bonnet. Fully stripped out, caged and a carbon skinned roof mean this car must absolutely eat up road when it gets going.
Finally, my own car. It was great to pull the 318IS out after 7 months in storage and enjoy an early morning cruise down to the show. I was surprised to pick up an award too, with the car chosen as 'Runner-Up Non VAG'. Stoked!
Event: MLVW 2023