• Nov 19, 2006
We've heard this story a thousand times before. Man finally procures his dream car. It's delivered on the other side of the country. Road trip! It's the age old passage of breaking your car in with a cross country delivery trek. A member of the VWVortex.com forums who goes by the handle uglybastid and his friend Aaron traveled to New York to pick up an Audi S4 for a (very trusting) friend. The black sedan from Ingolstadt was looking good, but uglybastid and Aaron like their Audis in Nogaru Blue, not black. In order to protect the car from rock chips over 2,850 miles, and to switch the color to something more palatable, the two purchased four and a half rolls of 3M Safe-Release blue tape... and covered the car from bumper to bumper in the adhesive strips. It's the best blue tape job ever and also allowed the two to chronicle their adventure via a Sharpie marker on the sheetmetal. Throughout the road trip, uglybastid exhibits an unhealthy knowledge of roadside attractions, and the two pass more plastic cows and muffler men than actual human beings. Keep in mind, the car has no plates and despite being pulled over twice by some friendly fuzz, the two make it all the way across the northern half of the U.S. on their way to back to Seattle where the Audi S4 will find its new home. Please, it's a Sunday, do yourself a favor, click through and read the amazing tale of uglybastid, Aaron and the blue-taped Audi S4.

Thanks to Chuck G. for the tip!

[Source: VWVortex.com]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice. Road trips like that don't happen anymore.

      Now I have to watch the Cars DVD again. And Two Lane Blacktop. Maybe Vanishing Point.
      • 8 Years Ago
      dude, its covered in blue tape. all they need to do is take it off and its good as new. this is a tape with no resedue. also known as painters tape. it leaves no marks on the car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, thats one helluva road trip
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just did this to my STi for a roadtrip. Do I need to rewax my car or do anything special to it after I take the tape off? Thanks
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if the S4 stayed clean after all this diving.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You're welcome.

      --chuck

      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, I spent $70 on the tape. Those 3" rolls are spendy!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thats so cool!

      Why paint your car when you can get a cool blue paintjob for like $20.

      -AJ Quick
      http://www.AutoVendors.net/
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want to do a travel like this around my whole country...

      at least once in my life.

      some day.


      by the way, I´m from Mexico...