Reader Rides: Steve Mitchell

Owner: Steve Mitchell

Location: Temecula, CA

Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

Car Club Affiliation: None

What Events have you competed in?

The car was just recently completed, so it’s been shown at Hellaflush 8 and Wuste 2011. It will be at SPOCOM in Anaheim 8/6, West Coast Worthersee in September, and as many other shows as possible.

What will be your next performance modification/upgrade?

Planning for some more body modifications and new wheels over winter. Then I will move on to a complete interior makeover.

"All Show’, “All Go” or Both, Why?

Going to have to say All Show… with the aggressive wheel fitment, stretched tires, and stance, it’s just not really built to handle well.

Any Shout Outs?

My wife, for putting up with my car passion. My boy Brandon, at SoCal Stance Shop for always being around when I need help.

Reader Rides: Steve Mitchell Reader Rides: Steve Mitchell
Reader Rides: Steve Mitchell Reader Rides: Steve Mitchell

More Vehicle Features

Kung Fu Grip: Daniel Elson's 2006 Dodge Charger R/T

I’m not sure who said it first, but I’ve always stuck with the philosophy that you are only as good as your last project car. It doesn’t matter what you did “back in tha day” but rather what have you…
Read More

Family Affair: Sherill Roberts' 2009 Nissan GT-R

Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by John Jackson Never mind the fact that the R35 GT-R can embarrass cars costing five times as much, Nissan has done the impossible by creating an everyday supercar. It’s quiet, well mannered and…
Read More

Hard Stance: Jacob Reining's 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

For some reason, the best tuner cars are often the ones that were purchased with little to no planning in mind. Case in point, Jacob Reining’s Hyundai Genesis 2.0T Track Edition is part of a long lineage of cars. His…
Read More

Nuclear Fusion: Aaron Vaccar's 2010 Ford Fusion Sport

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Joe Coville People always act differently when presented with the same situations. Are challenges always really a ‘challenge’, or are you just looking at it the wrong way? Did an obstacle come into…
Read More

Back in Time: Pete Colello's Widebody 2002 Toyota Celica

Over the near decade I’ve been in the industry I’ve seen many trends arrive on the scene and others fade out fast. Then again, I’ve been an enthusiast for two decades and been following imports since there were anemic little…
Read More