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    Thread: The Florida Sun Rises on 1552. Again.

    1. 03-21-2008 12:59 PM #1

      Sarasota, Fla. — Only in the south is late winter appropriate for the grand opening of a tuning shop, but the mere mention of 1552 has historically been enough to draw a crowd.
      That’s right, 1552 is back. Though technically it's now "version 2," the spirit that put 1552 Design on the map is alive and well in Sarasota. After a couple of false starts, Brad Beardow (along with new partner Shawn Grawunde) decided to take another shot, and fifteen52 v.2 was launched January 1 of this year. The shop’s open house was held March 16, and over 100 guests showed up to catch a glimpse of the new space and show off their cars. The presence of a Performance VW photographer, as promised, certainly didn’t hurt.
      Full story and pictures...


      Modified by Cherise@VWvortex at 1:16 PM 3-21-2008

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      03-21-2008 01:34 PM #2
      the first purchase i've ever made for my car and one that's still on it today (body kit) was from brad and 1552design. i wish them nothing but success!


    3. 03-21-2008 02:04 PM #3
      i was there, great meet

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      03-21-2008 03:04 PM #4
      i want a original 1552 design lisence plate frame...who has one

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      03-21-2008 03:18 PM #5
      new web site up yet?

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      03-21-2008 03:41 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by onelow2dr »
      new web site up yet?

      it has been up and running, 1552v2.com

      awesome times working at the shop, even better when we get to everyone together.

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      03-21-2008 03:44 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by FRO! »
      it has been up and running, 1552v2.com

      awesome times working at the shop, even better when we get to everyone together.

      True. Very much like the old days, though I do miss John and Steve - no offense Fro
      Cherise, thanks so much for the coverage - VWvortex has always been a good friend to 1552.

    8. 03-21-2008 04:39 PM #8
      Brad, good luck on your new endeavor! I'm sure that you will be successful!

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      03-21-2008 04:48 PM #9
      it's really good to see you guys back in action.. putting florida back on the map, baby!

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      03-21-2008 06:00 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by ImRollin »
      Brad, good luck on your new endeavor! I'm sure that you will be successful!

      You should hope so, eh?
      Thanks

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      03-21-2008 06:26 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by ohsnappe »
      i want a original 1552 design lisence plate frame...who has one

      I do. And it ain't for sale.

      Hey Brad, buy my freakin' Jetta already! It'll be a great test mule!
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    13. 03-21-2008 06:48 PM #13
      1552 coming back makes me feel younger, good to see you back. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    14. 03-21-2008 08:50 PM #14
      um, missed it, oops.

    15. 03-21-2008 08:50 PM #15
      Thanks again to everyone that came out to our Open House and to everyone that wished they could be there as well! Big thanks to Vortex for helping us spread the word of "Version 2" and I look forward to meeting more of you through the many shows in 08'
      Regards, Shawn

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      03-21-2008 09:00 PM #16
      SoCal misses you man.
      I wish only the best for ya.

      ...now get your ass back out here to visit!
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      03-21-2008 09:07 PM #17
      Nope. Will, it is most definitely your turn to come here. Bring Chuckles with you, if possible

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      03-21-2008 09:37 PM #18
      Good to see 1552 back. I remember project X.

    19. 03-21-2008 09:46 PM #19


      Hottest Golf EVAR

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      Hmmm. Might be possible if I bring the family too...but we're all crashing at your pad. What say you to that?
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      03-21-2008 10:00 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by veetarded »
      SoCal misses you man...

      Ditto for Northern Virginia!
      Brad good luck! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    22. 03-21-2008 11:06 PM #22
      Is this anyone I know?
      Quote, originally posted by ..kreuzer.. »

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      03-22-2008 06:49 AM #23
      welcome back guys! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    24. 03-22-2008 06:54 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by ..kreuzer.. »


      Hottest Golf EVAR

      Congrats to 1552!! Glad to see that # again [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    25. 03-22-2008 08:35 AM #25

      VW Sport, 1552 Design, errr.... 1552v2...
      Just glad to see you back. Perhaps I can talk you into carrying projektzwo again so I can finally get the p'zwo wheels that I should have bought 9 years ago.

    26. 03-22-2008 09:47 AM #26
      good luck and congratulations. Can't wait to see what emerges.
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      03-22-2008 09:54 AM #27
      can't wait to see you this summer
      too bad you didn't open shop a little closer to macungie, pa
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      03-22-2008 09:22 PM #28
      Any pics of the military green mk1 cabrio ?

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      03-22-2008 11:20 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by Steve Prendergast »
      VW Sport, 1552 Design, errr.... 1552v2...
      Just glad to see you back. Perhaps I can talk you into carrying projektzwo again so I can finally get the p'zwo wheels that I should have bought 9 years ago.

      Hahaha

    30. 03-23-2008 01:40 AM #30
      What does 1552 stand for? Is there some meaning behind it?

    31. 03-23-2008 02:08 AM #31
      good stuff. glad to see they are getting it up and going again. for a while it was literally the only worthwhile dub tuner in FL, and for a long time there hasn't been a decent tuning shop in that whole state! lookin forward to see what comes out of there..

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      03-23-2008 10:06 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by LifeStylz »
      What does 1552 stand for? Is there some meaning behind it?

      Unfortunately Brad is dyslexic when it comes to numbers. He originally wanted to name it after his favorite Rush album, 2112, but he got all screwed up writing it out on the business application forms, and wrote 1552.

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    33. 03-23-2008 10:22 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by jebglx »
      can't wait to see you this summer
      too bad you didn't open shop a little closer to macungie, pa
      bill

      True... Being the smart business people they are, I suspect they will be coming up for H2O International and possibly Waterfest.
      At least that wil get them closer to a big part of the VW community if only for a couple of days.
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    34. 03-23-2008 01:57 PM #34
      1552 is the second version of Volkswagens obd based scan tool. It was the compact design that had no print capabilities.

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      03-23-2008 02:09 PM #35
      that black GTI on orange wheels looks like a piece of ****. I bet the owner is a real *******.

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