VDUBDRIVEN FEATURE: MK3 OF THE MONTH
+ Beacom’s Sequoia Green GTI
“This months featured MK3 is Beacom’s Sequoia Green GTI with a Jetta front end, clean Euro accents and a set of Gold BBS RS wheels. Dope. Let’s see what he had to say.”
[VDD] Thanks for taking this opportunity to tell us a little more about yourself and your car! Let’s start with the basics, what’s your name, location, club/affiliation and car’s nickname – if it has one?
Name: Cory Beacom
Location: Oakville, Ont. Canada
Cars Nickname: Baxr (just because it’s the first 4 letter of my license plate)
[VDD] What got you into VWs, i.e did someone you know also work on them?
[Cory] Every since I was around 15 or 16 I started saving for my first car. Honestly at first I didn’t really look into VW’s but after a while I started to get into them with one of my close friends getting one to work on as well. This car is my first VW and I’m sure it won’t be my last.
[VDD] How long have you been modifying VWs? Any cool current/previous projects?
[Cory] Since I’ve had my car – so around 2 and a bit years I guess. At first things did not go in the right direction, but soon turned around, aha. Was helping a friend with a mk1 jetta he had like shaving the bay and other stuff, but we lost interest and he needed garage space back.
[VDD] Now let’s move on to your GTI. Anything unique about your GTI? (besides the wheels, we’ll get to that below)
[Cory] Well my car was found by my parents actually while driving out to a relatives they saw it sitting on a farm with the for sale sign in it. It was also an American car, which I found out later was “illegally” imported when a detective showed up one day to ask me a bunch of questions about who I bought it from aha.
[VDD] We love your Gold/Silver BBS RS wheels, did you consider any other wheels with this scheme?
[Cory] I used to have mk4 Wolfsburg wheels with the same scheme (gold centers, polished lips) but felt it was time for some wider wheels with some dish. I also got new flat caps for them with retro BBS logos, which aren’t completely done yet. Was thinking about colour matching the centers over the winters as well but don’t think that is going to happen.
[VDD] Do you have any work done to your motor? Any shots/dynos or exhaust clips?
[Cory] I haven’t done much to the motor yet, lots of maintenance like crack pipe, mounts chains, etc. It does have a gutted manifold, intake and unitronic chip though. I do have an exhaust clip but the quality is bad so I’m gunna have to take a new one.
[VDD] What’s next for your car? Any plans?
[Cory] I have tons on the to do list right now, I’m pretty sure instead of the list getting shorter it just keeps getting longer. I’m in the process of finishing all the pillars and headliner in a black suede. After that I have to get my euro bumpers and new hatch painted. Then airbags. Then turbo? I hope aha but I think I could go on forever.
[VDD] Who helped build your car? Any shoutouts?
[Cory] Lots of my friends have helped me out a lot putting stuff on and together. Thanks to Alex (mk2fu) for letting us all use his garage installing coils and all the other crap we have done in there.
[VDD] Describe a perfect Saturday/Sunday with you and your car:
[Cory] Waking up and cleaning my car and then going on a nice cruise in the country where I don’t have to be worried about cops as much.
[VDD] Thanks for taking the time to fill us in about yourself and your car! We can’t wait to see what’s next for your GTI and other projects!