Dubs Downtown is a new show dreamt up by the folks over at Lower Standards.
With a few of the shows in midwest going by the wayside, its nice to see new
shows stand up to take their place. The show was set in Milwaukee Wisconsin
in the shadow of the Hoan Bridge next to the Milwaukee River.
Over 140 cars showed up to this show from all over the midwest with
Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin being
Despite the rain in the forecast, everyone in attendance was in good spirits
even when the sky gave way to a short shower in the middle of the show.
With everything from classic bugs to bagged R32’s, a 1jz swaped BMW to a
nasaty track day porsche, there was great mix of everything the euro scene
has to offer represented. Even some non euro cars were in attendance and
made a fine addition to show.
Awards for the show were handed out by the sponsors who chose their show
favorites to receive custom trophies that they had made for the show. Lower
Standard’s best of show pick was a tan ’69 mercedes owned by Mike Merkt.
EPG’s best engine modification award went to Cat Custom’s Porsche 928 with a
V8 swap. Milwaukee’s Best, “#nicedik ” award went to Sam Khan’s Miata race
car. Affiliated’s Best Paint award and Further Performance’s Best Euro award
were both given to Alex Effertz’s 1984 rabbit that he had completely rebuilt
from the ground up. Automotive Engine Rebuilders’ Vulgar Display of Power
award went to Mike Olson’s Mk5 R32. Cat Custom’s Best Fabrication award went
to Chris Taylor’s E46 BMW with a 1JZ swap. Hytec Coating’s Best Attention to
Detail award went to Wes and Allie Cardy’s bagged beetle.
With this show making a good splash and having a great location with lots of
room to grow, I see great things to come out this midwest show in years to