For over a decade, the University of Connecticut Car Club (UC3, for short) has been bringing New England together under one theme: our love of cars.
UC3 marks one of the first car shows of the season and every year, it's something we look forward to. Not only is it located in our home state of Connecticut, but it's one of the biggest shows in the Northeast at just over 15,000 spectators and 3,500 cars just from last year alone.
This year was just as even more hyped—except for the weather. The forecast called for a frigid 40 degrees and a chance of rain. But that didn't stop us, nor did it stop the thousands of other cars in attendance who collectively made the show a resounding success.
Because we wanted to create the most engaging booth possible, we brought out all the stops—our Mercedes C300, employee cars, and both VW GTI TCRs. Check it out, and let us know in the comments below if you stopped by and got a free $15 credit (we do this at every show, hint hint).
We were joined by our good friend Garrett from LIQUI MOLY USA and of course, we couldn't have done it without the rest of our partners—034Motorsport, Sachs Performance, and Heinlein Racing Development.
This great photo was courtesy of @etdaross_visuals on Instagram
Now to what we all came to see, the show cars. One of the best things about the UC3 show is the utter diversity you'll find, from JDM cars, euros, lifted trucks, muscle cars, and more. We, of course, came to see the Euros
Here are some of our favorite cars and photos:
Always appreciate those that rep us!
Super aggressive Vossen wheels on this MKIV R32.
Best plate at the show goes to this guy.
MK6 Jetta GLI on some BBS CH-R wheels is a hell yes from us!
Another really clever license plate.
Enough VW/Audi, how about some Bimmers?
Our own @ese92's purple wrapped E36 Vert.
Some of our favorites from the FTBR booth right across the way from us.
Some real standouts from the show:
Overall, we had a great time at UC3 2018. We were able to give away a ton of SWAG, along with a free $15 to every person who came by our booth to say hi. Thanks to everyone that attended the UC3 show, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's show! To see every single photo we took at the show, head over to our Facebook page and check out out 2018 UC3 Car Show Gallery.