As trends come and go in the Volkswagen scene, one style has seemed to not only hold it’s own, but taken off in popularity over the last few years. OEM Plus is arguably one of the cleanest styles in the import car scene. Maybe it’s the subtlety of the modifications that make one do a double take. Maybe it’s the intricately well planned simplicity of creating a modified “version” of what Volkswagen would have produced if they churned out factory modified cars from Wolfsburg or Puebla.
Lower Standards started in 2007 as a group of friends who all shared the common interest in lowered Volkswagens and Audis. The group began its humble roots on VWVortex’s midwest forum as the Lower Standards thread, which still exists today. The thread became a place to share ideas and pictures. As the thread and its following grew, friendships began to form through get togethers and car shows. Guys became good friends over this common love of near non-functionally low cars. It didn’t matter whether we were hanging out in a parking lot or a garage. It was always a good time. (more…)