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2011 WinterJam - We’re Jammin’

Florida’s WinterJam kicked off 2011 with a fantastic turnout of air- and water-cooled VWs

May 31, 2011

Palm trees, bikinis, the beach and VWs… It was the perfect recipe for the fifth annual WinterJam last February.
Taking place in downtown Daytona Beach, FL at the City Island Festival Grounds, the new venue hosted thousands of air- and water-cooled Volkswagens with more than 4000 enthusiasts in town for the weekend. And while WinterJam was previously focused on the air-cooled community, the water-cooled involvement has expanded each year.

Eurp 1106 01+2011 winterjam were jammin+mk1 jetta.JPG Photo 1/19   |   Sweet Mk1 Jetta on BBS

The excitement started with a dyno and burnout competition at DeLand airport on the Friday. After the exhaust fumes and smoke had cleared, the streets of downtown DeLand were closed for a block party and BBQ with 200 cars in attendance.

Saturday was for water-cooled Dubs. Named DubJam, 255 cars displayed, ranging from old-school Mk1 Jettas to air-equipped Mk5 GTIs and Audi A4s. That night, a cruise took place to Sonic Drive-in with more than 400 cars in attendance.

Eurp 1106 02+2011 winterjam were jammin+audi a4.JPG Photo 2/19   |   Sean Landregan’s bagged A4 with MRR wheels

On Sunday morning, those who weren’t too hungover made their way to the main event – Volks Jamboree. The diverse air- and water-cooled display filled the grounds with more than 300 cars and 4000 spectators.

Cars from as far as New York made their way to the big show. There were also vendor displays from Unitronic Chipped, Forge Motorsport and Volkswagen of America.

Eurp 1106 04+2011 winterjam were jammin+mk5 gti.JPG Photo 3/19   |   Tuckin’ white Borbet wheels on this Mk5 GTI

Not just about cars, Sunday featured plenty of lifestyle activities with skate and BMX competitions, live band, DJ and a Ms WinterJam contest.

WinterJam continues to be a popular retreat for Audi/VW fans, which is why folks from Canada, UK, France and Germany were spotted as well.

Eurp 1106 03+2011 winterjam were jammin+vw golf.JPG Photo 4/19   |   2011 WinterJam - We’re Jammin’

We expect more good things from WinterJam 2012, so if you need a break from the cold, you might consider Daytona Beach next February.

Sam Du
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