Details such as mirrors, slats, wipers and door handles are chiefly
preferred chrome-plated or high-gloss polished as well as the units in
the engine compartment. Such kinds of glisten contrasts are in and wont
be certainly out in the next seasons. This fashion will probably reappear
at the next generations of noble Teutonic power sedans. Contrary to the
lowering rates! The widespread philosophy concerning suspension
modifications is to make it as low as possible and lower as legal at all
events. But the people who afford an AMG Mercedes or an M BMW would
hardly accept the complete absence of any ride comfort like at the
scene's cool looking low-flyers. And, also the freaks have to suffer for
it. In addition to their spinal columns, the extreme lowering also
stresses their front spoilers as many destroyed ones have proven. No
risk, no fun and no problem! Front spoilers are just rudiments anyway!
The popularity of showy spoilers, skirts and aerodynamics kits decreases
year by year. Possibly because of the extremely lowered bodies but
mainly because of the new purism.
All those who don't like the glittering parts go an American way and
detach, if possible, all those parts that the others would polish to
mirrorfinish. This so called Smoothy style came up about seven years ago
and didn't lose in popularity. It matches perfectly with the more simple
German Style which was why this American fashion became a familiar look
on German auto meetings too. All in all it's safe to say that the German
tuning taste is more American than ever before. On the other hand, the
cars at the Waterfest Veedub meeting in the United States look very
European now, they are no more the strange spoiler monsters (seen from a
German point of view) they were a short time ago. Thanks to the internet,
an international styling taste seems to emerge somehow.
The most interesting thing will be who creates the global trends of the
future. The Americans? The Europeans? The Germans? Will it remain what it
became now? A mixture of all styles or will it be divided soon again!?
Considering that even genuine parts become more and more popular,
another interesting matter is who influences whom most. The tuning
scene the motor industry or the aftermarket manufacturers the scene or the
other way round? What ever may come, the FAST-ZI-NATION stays on the look
out and will report on the latest tides of the German car tuning scene
to keep you up-to-date.
At the end of the item, as every time when we have visited an auto event,
we present a few snapshots as a selection that shows the text in