Candidate for Car of the Year: 1983 VW Rabbit

DM Motorsport – Volkswagen Rabbit 1983

We’ll be looking at each candidate individually in the coming weeks in order to generate the most visibility possible for the competition of Car of the Year. What do you think of DM Motorsport’s car?

Why it was chosen: The amount of work that has gone into the vehicle is unbelievable. It’s certainly unique in the world and has been featured in Performance VW Magazine.

Give his ride a score from 1-10 (1=bad 10=perfect):

Environ 2000 heures ont été investies dans cette voiture ainsi que beaucoup d’argent ($100k).

Beaucoup à détailler mais en gros:

– Roues ESM

– Pneus Toyo R1R 245/35/17

– Freins Porsche 996

– Intérieur banc cuir de Porsche 996 ainsi que le dash

– Peinture neuve

– Moteur V8 4,2 litres de Audi S4 2005

– Fuel cell roll cage complète

Tout est à l’état neuf et les modifications ont été faites chez DM Motorsport. is holding a competition for Car of The Year where the public has the chance to choose which ride impressed you the most this summer. You’ve seen them at events all season and now that 2015 is drawing to a close its fun to look back and see who made the biggest splash.

We understand there will be concerns and expect a lot of criticism regarding how these ten vehicles were chosen simply because there are so many to choose from. If the competition is a success we can look to expand the categories and scour the events more thoroughly in 2016. Are there vehicles that deserve to be here but were overlooked? Most definitely but the idea for the competition was only conceived at the end of October so please bear with us as there wasn’t enough time to create something extremely large.

The rationale for the selection was to include builds that were finished or changed in 2015. We also wanted to include light builds (wrap + drop + wheels), themed builds and major mechanical builds. It’s clear that next year, more categories are warranted for different budgets but for this initial competition we’ll group them together and see how the vote falls.

MR members suggested builds that were posted on the forum be given their proper recognition so what will happen is a second award for Best Build Thread will also be held this year.

For now, check out the galleries for the different contenders and cast your vote. The vote will be open for several weeks and the results will be announced in the spring as a part of our new magazine launch! More on this later.