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Earlier this year, three of the Revo team packed up and set out on a journey of epic proportions. The plan; drive over 1000 miles to Wörthersee to take part in one of the biggest VW shows on the planet. Buckle up as things are about to step up a notch and get super art-ty. We covered the road-trip and journey to Austria in our last post, if you missed part one then you can catch up on our journey so far here or find out why we headed to Worthersee in the first place.
No rest for the wicked.
After a few days of driving and some immense Austrian tunnel harmonics, we were ready for phase two. With a full day set aside, we were shooting three cars; the Revo HQ Golf R, TK Engineering’s Audi RS3 and the infamous Werk2 TTRS.
Sat at breakfast supping coffee, the team were chatting through the brief. The Golf R was the first on the list, and what Wörthersee video would be complete without a car-wash scene?
You would be forgiven for thinking that the idea of a hotel nestled in the Austrian hills having a dedicated jet wash space would be ridiculous. But you have to remember this is Wörthersee, and things run differently here.
Super soapy car wash scene.
With the perfect backdrop, Paul threw every Meguiars product we had at the Golf to rid it of four countries worth of insects. The bug & tar remover spray is insanely good, especially on the wrap. We usually use it first, then leave it to do its magic while treating the wheels with Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner. This stuff goes on dry wheels (if it’s not raining), and cleans the discs and even the callipers really well. The rest of the car gets a good lathering of Meguiars Wash Plus+ before rinsing off and drying. Check out their website for the full range and the Meguiars YouTube channel for tips on how to use everything in the range.
When it comes to shooting video, it’s amazing how with a few tricks of the trade you can give the impression you have spent hours on something when it isn’t practical to do so. Well, Paul went off brief. Big time. When it comes to cleaning cars, there’s no such thing as compromise on the process according to Paul, he’s an artist. Meguiars’ Tom and Dale would be proud. If car cleaning videos are your thing, you’re in luck, we’ve made our very own super soapy slo-mo wash video.
That’s one clean RS3.
With the Revo Golf R gleaming, it was time to make way for the second car joining us on the shoot; Toni from TK Engineering’s Audi RS3. The first full Revo wrapped car in Germany (don’t worry, there’s more to come) it was pretty awesome to see both of these and the T6 rolling together.
What is there to not love about the RS3? Fully wrapped, covered in carbon and running 490PS and 590NM torque. That’s an impressive +90PS and +100NM over stock with just Revo ECU performance software alone.
And if the carbon pack option isn’t enough to fill your 3K weave needs, then we’ve got you covered under the engine bay too. The Revo Carbon Series air intake system for the RS3 is beautifully crafted from the highest quality carbon and has even been designed to match the weave of the factory carbon. The Revo Carbon Series is much more than a visual enhancement though. It’s designed to directly replace restrictive OEM components, is lightweight, keeps air intake temps low, smooths airflow and increases the volume of air the 2.5 lump needs. But it does look awesome too.
Washing your car is scientifically proven to increase the chance of rain.
Cars washed we were ready to hit the road, which is when the rain started. Austria is known for its unpredictable weather but we were prepared, thanks to our location guru Alex we already had a few locations in mind. Check out that beading.
There’s only one place to go if it’s raining; the Casino obviously.
On paper that headline sounds impressive, in reality however, I’m really bad at gambling, and we were in the carpark below. This is a must if you’re in Wörthersee and have a camera handy. Lots of texture, moody lighting and perfect if it’s raining. It’s also super cheap to park and right in the town centre if you want to grab some lunch after.
Not your average subterranean parking lot, there was an incredible display of cars. Made up of those who have just arrived ready for the main Wörthersee Treffen, and also the remnants from the week before who just couldn’t bring themselves to leave.
If you don’t look back at your car after you’ve parked it, you bought the wrong one.
Golf Shoot Complete, it was the RS3’s time to shine.
Next up in front of the lens was the RS3. Alex suggested a more picturesque location as the rain had stopped so we packed up and hit the road. Another frequently used place to shoot, and you can see why.
Creating a video and shooting stills at the same time can be quite intense, especially when you have three cars and one day. Everyone wants to do their best work and get the car in the perfect location; “Left a bit, my left, no the other left!” Luckily, we had a great bunch of people on hand to help.
Toni’s RS3 is absolutely savage. The first Revo wrapped car in Germany, it dons ’03’ on its roof in comparison to the Revo Golf which has HQ’s ’00’. The matt wrap sets of every line of the car and catches the light perfectly.
We noticed a small boat on its way in to the port we were at when one of the guys got all arty and suggested we use it some how in the video. A bundle of euros later Toni and his boss Betti were off on a little loop of the lake. You can check out how it turned out in the final edit here.
There seems to be no end of places to pull over and take the most epic photo’s, or just to admire the landscape. The people are friendly and really seem to embrace the influx of tuned cars; that’s if you’re not driving like a complete tool.
Enter the TTRS.
We arrived at the last spot. Another famous location on our petrolhead’s tourist trip of Austria and it didn’t disappoint. Actually being at these places rather than just appreciating them on Instagram, with a great bunch of people and with some insane cars was absolutely a tick on the bucket list.
Even though this is a working yard – while we were there we watched some guy throw a container on the back of a truck – no-one batted an eyelid. This is far from unusual and when we arrived we shared the spot with a few others who were finishing up their shoot.
The only thing to remember is that although the police are really polite and don’t mind a laugh, they take speeding and driving like an idiot very seriously. They turn the heat up around the event and have officers with speed guns right when you think it’s safe to plant it. Our advice, don’t.
Although when you’re handed the keys to Reinhard’s infamous TTRS with 490PS behind that pedal, it takes a considerable amount of self restraint to not absolutely bury it.
It had been a long day, we had full memory cards but empty bellies. Crips and snacks from the petrol station can only get you so far. The videographer was done, and while Kevin, our second photographer finished up on his last few shots, we couldn’t help talking food.
Flicking through the shots and sharing them with the other guys, it was only just the start. We still had to cut the video and edit the photographs, which in my opinion is the most rewarding part – but that would have to wait. Although the shoot was out of the way, we had a show to prepare for and set up. Oh and more photo’s and video to shoot! We’ll share that with you in the next post.
We couldn’t have done it without such a great team.
When the pressure is on, who you have around you is just as important as the plan that you’ve prepared. With this being our first time in Worthersee, we couldn’t have done it without our team.