Jay Campbell’s 1993 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T

I met Jay not too long ago and knew he had some cool things rattling around his head, mostly because when I met him he was building a MK3 Jetta coupe with full shaved bay and MK4 interior and also had a 24V VR6 powered MK3 Jetta as well, but those arn’t this car.

This is Jays finished project (for the most part) an early OBD1 Volkswagen Jetta in an awfully rare OEM teal colour, but that’s not what makes this car special, it’s the 262WHP VW 1.8T heart under the hood that makes this car different from all the other MK3’s out there

Having watched and known about this car coming together for a while I couldn’t wait to see it all buttoned up. The motor was originally from a admittedly pretty rough MK4 Jetta but Jay being a gear head and a powdercoater at the time made quick work of sprucing up not only the looks but the performance of the motor. Then down the line it got transplanted into his MK3 and the rest is history.

Lots of other work has gone into this teal rocket, and I can tell you that it’s not just all looks, after having Jay take me for a ride up to his shop in this monster I can say its hands down the quickest VW I have ever had the honor of riding in.

Naturally this is an unfinished project that seems to be literally evolving every day, from summer wheels and spacers, custom hood scoops, to the usual MK3 rust issues this car will never truly be done and that’s the way we like it! We’ll keep you updated as things happen but until then here are all the specs and some more iPhone shots.

2001 awd 20v 1.8t (262whp 290lbs, holds 20lbs till redline)
3″ maf
550cc inj
New south power gasket
Eurospot diverter valve
3″ turboback catless exhaust
N249/PVC/evap delete
5spd 02j tranny and gearbox
F21t frankenturbo/k04 hybrid
Fatty exhaust manifold
Powersteering/ac delete
RS tuned software.
Converted to me7 wideband awp ecu
Drive by wire gas pedal assembly
fully functional mk3 factory cluster

Full late vr6 11.3 brakes
New bushings/bearings on 4 corners
Late vr hd strut mounts
Race land coils
Stg 1 bfi motor mounts

17×8.5 mistral speedline corsa
Et 18 front final et
Et 8 rear final
205/40/17s falken 512
Rolled fenders

Early black vento dash
Two tone tan interior
Late vr6 cloth seats
VDO boost guage


Trip to extra-sunny Pompano Beach, Florida

I recently went to Pompano Beach, Florida to check out a local car show. It was dope. Tons of awesome boxed out cars. I will have to make a post about it soon. This one is more of a blog post about the trip itself.

Pompano Beach is situated in the state of Florida, USA. It is a seaside town, part of the soundcloud rap famous Broward County. It is one of the best towns to enjoy the ocean all the activities that come with it like fishing, jet-skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding in Broward county Florida.

sunny isles beach

The rap community has strong traditions in this part of the state going back a long time. It really found it’s place in the scene with the explosion of sound cloud rappers like Denzel Curry, SpaceGhostPurp and XXXTentacion. The community of rap artists, found back then is still alive and popin these days as well. Many aspiring scene groupies followed them and found their new home in the Pompano Beach. Sunny weather and the nice climate all the year round aren’t the only things responsible for it’s popularity as a vacation destination.

Numerous interesting areas to get into some watersports in the region of the Pompano Beach. Some of them are the Quiet Waters Park  that has wakeboarding and waterskiing on a lake and Life’s a Beach Water Sports who offer jet ski rentals, SUP rentals, kayaks, and all kinds of other fun stuff .

If you plan on spending time vacationing in Pompano Beach, Florida there there are many exciting  ocean-side activities available for you to try. On my trip there I stayed at the Lighthouse Cove Resort hotel and spend most of my time on the beach at the near by Pompano Beach Jet Ski Rental. Lighthouse Cove Resort was a nice hotel for the money but the neighboring watersport equipment rental place called Life’s a Beach Watersports was definitely  the highlight of my stay. I swear they must have the best jetski rentals in Pompano Beach or Fort Lauderdale! I also tried paddle boards for the first time while there, which my girl really enjoyed.

The cultural life of the area is very interesting. There are many events to be seen while spending a vacation in Pompano Beach. The summer months are reserved for the annual Pageant of Masters. It is an art festival, which is organized in the region. The purpose of the festival is to recreate famous masterpieces of the contemporary and classic art. They are made by the present artists and the one which looks closest to the original is the winner. The parts of the recreated work are values by the costumes used, the light, the make-up, the hairdressing and all other smaller and bigger details, which are characterizing the piece of art. Other art festival, that are famous in the area are the Art-a-Fair, the Sawdust Art Festival and the Festival of Arts.

There are some events, dedicated to the music in the region. The most popular of them are organized by the Pompano Beach Chamber Music Society. It is held during the winter each year. The Chamber has long traditions in the organizing of music events. Like the activity of the organization is non-profitable, so are the concerts, held in the area.

The most visited museum is the Pompano Art Museum. One of its most popular exhibitions is the Emergent Media Phenomenon. It has been shown to the visitors of the museum since 2012. Today the newest exhibition is the one, which is dedicated to the artist Roger Edward Kuntz.

The cultural life of the place can be completed by the activity of the Pompano Playhouse. It is one of the theatres located in the area. The institution is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary and is still giving to its visitors the pleasure to enjoy one of the best plays, presented. Another option for the free time of the visitors is to follow one of the history tours, organized in the area.

The tourists who like the nature can enjoy the wildlife and observe some of the most unique processes in the region. Whale and dolphin watching are the activities, which are the most impressive for the visitors of the place.

There are many outdoor sport facilities available in the place. Many tennis courts are opened for public use, so are the golf courses and the swimming pools.

The only winery with a wine tasting room is situated in the Pompano Beach. The products made in the winery are high quality and its tasting will be great experience. At the wine shops in the winery, the visitors will not only be able to buy some of their favorite products, but also take part in the corporate events held in there.