I saw a lot of VW's today in Chicago area, while heading to City of VW for APR Stg 2.
On I90 east, right after a toll, about 3 or 4 miles before exit 44A for Riggly (sp) Field, I saw a UG MkV GTI with the DRL's on and it looked lowered and maybe Votex? I tried to slow down, but it looks like you exited soon after. This was at about 12:30 this afternoon (12/17). I was in the CW GTI lowered on winter steelies.
I also saw a DBP MkIV R32 with stock Imola's on it and perhaps exhaust being serviced at City of VW when I was leaving. Clean.
At about 2:30, right by 83 and on Rt 12 near Autobarn MP, I saw a BMP GTI with black rims on it. You flashed your flash to pass headlights at me a couple times. Looked lowered? Nice ride.
Then at about 2:40, I decided to head the other direction on 12 (east I think) to go to Wendy's and I see a TR MkV GTI heading west. The driver was staring me down as he drove past me.
Finally, when I got back to Autobarn MP at 3:00, I see a porter pulling out another BMP GTI with winter steelies on it; I'm not sure if it was the same GTI that I saw at 2:30. It was lowered.
Trying to remember what else I saw. I saw a few Beetles, some nice T'Reg's, a Eurovan on I90, Conrad's MkV CW GTI, and a bunch of MkIV's.
There's a lot more VW support in Chicago area than the far suburbs.