Going Euro Crazy in Chatsworth, CA If you’ve never been to a Euro car meet, then your first time might be a little overwhelming and...
Going Euro Crazy in Chatsworth, CA
If you’ve never been to a Euro car meet, then your first time might be a little overwhelming and you’re bound to see some things you didn’t expect. You’re also going to meet some great people and you’re going to run into some pretty amazing cars. This was especially true of the recent Euro16 car show in sunny Chatsworth, California at the Rancho San Antonio Boys Home. The variety of cars on display was pretty remarkable with GTIs slammed on HRE wheels, super clean Opel Mantas and a pristine right hand drive Mercedes W108 on air bags. The Southern California European car scene is incredibly diverse and attending a non-marque specific event really reinforces that.
The Euro16 show was a non-profit event with proceeds going to the Rancho San Antonio Boys Home. There were well over 500 cars in attendance from almost every major European brand and even a few Japanese cars managed to sneak in. The atmosphere was friendly with everyone seemingly excited about everyone else’s projects. Among our favorite vehicles on display were a rare E39 BMW Touring in Sterling Gray Metallic and on airbags as well as an extremely clean and original-looking Mercedes-Benz 190e 2.3-16 Cosworth. There was even an awesome first-generation Scirocco racecar there that kind of blew our minds. Despite living on the track, it appeared to have been well taken care of and we can only imagine that it would be a blast to hammer it around Willow Springs for a day!
In the end, there were so many amazing cars that it would have been impossible to document them all, but we grabbed shots of what we feel were the highlights of the show. It ended up being a fantastic event and we can’t wait to see what people bring out next year!