Words and photos by Vinnie Nguyen
Name: Brent Brooks
Car: 1990 Volkswagen Mk 2 Jetta
Location: Puyallup, WA
Why did you choose to go with this car?
I wanted something different from everyone else. Nobody really runs the Mark 2 anymore.
Have you had any other cars before this?
Before this car, I had a Dodge truck and a Saber. This is my first Volkswagen and the wife daily-ed it for about a year and then I drove it until I blew the tranny. By me blowing the tranny, that’s what sparked the build. The car has been rebuilt since 06. I’ve made changes here and there to keep it fresh. I’ve had the car since 99’ and I’m the 3rd owner. This is the first car I’ve done mods to.
What is your proudest mod and why?
I would have to say my proudest mod is the putting in the VR6 because it’s fun. I have more power. It might not be the fastest car, but it’s quick
Have you had any memorable moments with this car?
My most memorable moment with this car was before the build. I was driving my wife to the hospital because she was in labor. The car started sputtering and so I had to drop her off first and had to drive home to get the Passat.
What is your future plans for this car?
I’d like to put a cage and turbo it. I’m pretty happy with the way it is. I just want the cage and boost. I drive like a jackass so I want to be somewhat safe.
Has anyone helped you with this build? Any shout outs?
I’d like to make a shout out to TKO Motorwerks for helping me fit the dash and shifter box. I stripped the car down to the cage with some buddies. I took the car to Dreamworks for paint. Other shout outs go to Thip N, Yannik (Unique), Epitome Car Club, Chris, Eric, and many others!
Heavy pp on the head
Hd valve springs
Nuespeed underdrive pulleys
Obx header that was port matched to the head
2.5 TT exhaust with a vibrant muff and vibrant 3 inch tip
TT high flow cat
Vf poly trans and motor mounts
HR ultra ultra lows
Poly bushing kit was installed
Nuespeed front and rear sway bars
Corrado rear beam
20 mill 5×100 to 5×130 to run the Porsche fitment Gotti’s
Mk3 center console
Custom rear parcel shelf
Custom trunk set up
12’s Diamond audio subs
Alpine head unit
25th anniversary power 1000 amp
Custom door pods
Shaved door trim
Shaved ant hole
Shaved rear body seams
Shaved rear emblem
Shaved banana lights
Clear E codes