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    The flooded river at the Waterfront receded just in time for the Water by the Bridge car show to take place. Cars registered for the show came rolling in, taking their designated spots once 9:30a.m. came around. When the clock hit 11a.m., the show was ready to begin, and the crowds were already coming in.

    Upon walking up to the start of the festivities, a live DJ was pumping out loud music that could be heard all around to energize the crowd while the lobster truck filled the air with mouth-watering aromas. Some people tried out the dyno in the midst of tons of vendors and cars, hundreds of modified, clean looking cars.  Of course Grossman Tuning and Eurotrash Apparel had booths at the event, but there was also a variety of other booths such as Stateside Wheels, Turbo by Garrett, and Some booths had car-related apparel, some had wheels, some had turbos, and some had other various car parts, all available for purchases and orders.

    Walking around the event, I saw Volkswagens, BMWs, and Audis, and not one car looked like the next. Each car had a different style, different modifications, different models, and a different feel about them. There were some Volkswagen Golfs, Beetles, Ghias, and T2s, and some added character to their car by sporting surfboards and other items on their roofs. There was even a supercar at the show, an Audi R8, and it looked sick; it was living up to its title as a "super car."


    Many of the cars had their hoods up, so people passing by could look in and inspect their engines and modifications. Everyone was discussing their cars, others' cars, future car projects, and future ideas for new modifications. Even if you didn't know someone at the beginning of the day, you were bound to know at least one new person by the end of the day. This event created an environment to form that close-knit car scene community, especially among the European car scene, since that was the focus of this year's show. Nonetheless, the cars were awesome and presented quite the show for everyone in attendance. Louisville will be waiting for the next Water by the Bridge, but for now, the car season is in full swing.


    Photo courtesy of Tim Girton and Irena Tran


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    About Irena Tran

    I studied Art at UofL and now physical therapy at Bellarmine University. I love art, sports, and good food. I'm always looking for something new to try and new concepts to photograph!

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