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Project B85 allroad Takes Part in #LongRoofTakeover at Cars & Coffee

You may recall a photo shoot we ran of our Project B85 allroad last week, shot as it was between Swedespeed’s Project V60 and VWvortex’s Project Golf Sporwagen. The trio of wagons (a.k.a. long roofs) made the trek to metro DC’s Katie’s Cars & Coffee gathering in Great Falls, VA for a #LongRoofTakeover. The photos you see here were shot that morning.


Okay, the idea having been hatched some 48 hours before showtime meant this wasn’t a terribly serious endeavour. Even still, our wagon-centric current fleet of project cars begged for a playdate and this seemed a good time. Even better, we weren’t the only ones flying the wagon flag.


We did count several Audi Avants in the parking lot. Turns out they were both readers of Fortitude and we thank them for attending. Because of that, Audi was the best represented amongst the brands with longroof driving attendees.


Of course, our German and Swedish lineup wasn’t the only grouping of wagons. Other notables included a vintage Chevy Belair, a Ford Fairlane with 351 Ford Motorsport V8 swap, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Cadillac CTS-V.


So, was our #LongRoofTakeover a success? Well, it’s fair to say the sportscars had us dreadfully outnumbered, but we’d still say yes. The mix of wagons on hand was a great representation of the breadth of this once uber popular body style and we hope our presence is just the tip of a resurgence. That our efforts to lobby the wagon cause took place in what is essentially Washington, DC is not missed on us.


Check out a full gallery from Katie’s via our photographic archive linked below and also to the right of this story.

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