Now the story behind Bailey the black Caddy is a good one. David was working at Concept-1 VW Werks, a local aftermarket shop, and was shopping around for a German pickup. He had a good lead on a truck from California, but getting it across the border was going to be much too spendy, so he found one in Canada not too far from him. He swapped in a 1.7L from his old '84 VW Jetta, busted his ass over a three-day overhaul binge to get it ready for a 15-hour blast to Coquitlam, British Columbia for the Great Canadian VW show. "It was great cruisin' with a few friends, but breaking down every 35 minutes due to timing belt issues sucked."

Even though David might not consider himself as such, we are officially anointing him an official minitrucker. David's parting words sealed the deal for us, "I've come to find out that this scene is not filled with bolt-on parts that just anyone can install, and that is motivating to me."

It's been nice to have two and build them completely different from each other.

Owner: David Milan
Ride: 981 Volkswagen Caddy Gas
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Club: Club Vee Dub

The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 13x7 ATS Classics (front) / 13x8 ATS Classics (rear)
Tires: 195/50/13 Sumitomo

Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: FK Silverline Plus X coilovers
Suspension Rear: Flipped axle
Control Arms: Stock
Shocks: FK Silverline (front) / KYB (rear)
Performed By: Owner

Body Modifications
Shaved: Rear bumper
Misc.: Windshield wiper arm spikes, giant bolt antennae delete, handmade roll pan
Performed By: Owner

Brand & Colors: Black
Misc.: Sharpie touch-ups
Performed By: Owner

Seats: Recaro brown leather and tweed
Performed By: Owner

Head Unit: Alpine
Mids & Highs: Phoenix Gold
Performed By: Owner

Engine: 1.7L 8V
Camshaft: 283-degree G-grind cam
Intake: Cheese boxed air box
Header/Exhaust: 4-2-1 header, Magnaflow muffler
Transmission: 5-speed
Rearend Type: FWD
Detail Work: Battery behind passenger seat
Performed By: Owner

Special Thanks From Owner
Thanks to Kenny (Concept-1 VW Werks) for the parts over the years, Dan (CE Designs) for the interior, Trent/Larry (Professional Auto Body), and to everyone for the help and late nights. Snake rambler ha-sa-sa-sa-saaaa!"