Event Coverage

Part 2


Posted 5 years ago



On the face of it, it does seem a little bizarre...

A few weeks before we left, ‘non car scene’ friends were asking me questions of where I was going on my holiday, which resort and what waterparks I’d be at. My answer always confused them. “A fuel station in the mountains of Austria”…

The car scene is a great place. For one week I was able to fully immerse myself, forget everything and have a great time doing what I love. There really is a feeling of home at an event like Worthersee. Everyone is there for the same reason, and it’s not like a typical car show where maybe a thousand people gather, this is a full on invasion. A worldwide pilgrimage of tens of thousands all sharing the same passion and the same love. A love we too share at Fitted State.

Having said that, the scene can also be a hateful place. A place where jealousy and keyboard bashers are never far away. While this unfortunately all too often puts a sour taste on things, it all seems to go out the window when you arrive at an event like Worthersee. It’s all about having a good time, sharing the latest in modifications, major and subtle, at various locations about the lake. Random carparks dotted here and there, twisting alpine passes that serve as a proving ground for countless Audi RS’s and Golf R’s and of course, that fuel station.

If you’re not at Eni Tankstelle from 9PM on any given night at Worthersee, you’re more than likely missing out. In recent years the local police force have tried to clamp down on the rubber burning antics that go on there, but that doesn’t stop anyone from having a good time. The short 20m gap between the speed bumps served a perfect burnout box where RS3’s rattle on launch control and AMG Mercs squat under wheel spin. It really is a place where spirits are high, drinks are flowing and good times are had.

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s trip a great one, I look forward to sharing a couple of feature shoots on cars that caught our eye over the coming weeks, exclusively on fittedstate.com!