Everyone at Redline Speed Worx would like to thank the guys at Fourtitude.com for the coverage & writeup on part of our display at Waterfest 19!
The term ‘water’ in the name WaterFest refers to the passing of generations. At one time you could find shows for air-cooled Volkswagens on any given weekend throughout the summer. The newer and so-called ‘water-cooled’ cars coming out of Volkswagen and Audi made for a new generation of enthusiast owner and as such made a case for a split and a show all their own. Now in its 19th year, Waterfest not only signifies a truly mature and gargantuan segment, but one that has given birth to multiple generations in its own right.
Over the years the show has called any number of venues home – from a community college in New York State to a dust-covered campground south of the border in New Jersey. Eventually the event came to land at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ thanks to acres of tarmac capable of housing so many German automobiles, a large ¼ mile drag strip and even an air strip, a moto-cross track and even a lake for water-skiers are also part of the grounds.
It’s been well over a decade since the last B5 Audi variants rolled out of production but that hasn’t curbed the appeal for these small and agile sedans and Avants in the eyes of the enthusiast. The B5 A4/S4 segment remains one of the thickest groups of four-ringers on the tarmac in Englishtown year-after-year.
One of our favorites of this group and one of our favorite Audis in the show was this custom RS 4 sedan on display at the RS Worx stand in the vendor area.
Of course Audi never actually built a B5 RS 4 sedan, but that hasn’t stopped any number of enthusiasts from taking a stab at building their own. This particular example featured matte blue paint and was built with an obvious eye toward both performance and style as exemplified by its gunmetal HRE alloys with glaring red Brembo brakes peeking out from behind them.
If RS Worx hadn’t won us over with their B5 S4 sedan already, then they got us with this pair of RS-car coupes. Both this matte blue RS 5 coupe and red TT RS shared a uniform look with their boothmate B5 in accenting their aggressive look with an aggressive drop in ride height and handsome HRE wheels.
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Photography courtesy of George Achorn