Greetings ladies and gents!
My name is Sam Dobbins, or sdobbins on the internet. I am a photographer by trade and passion, and co-own a company called More Than More with fellow photographer, Anna Taylor.
I come from a long lineage of gearheads, and have been playing the VAG game since around 2005 when I purchased my first Volkswagen, a 1995 Passat GLX. Shortly after I converted over to a Mk3 Golf, and eventually found my true love to be within the Mk2 generation, and honed in on a particular Mk2 Jetta Coupe for the better half of a decade. During that period I focused on pursuing a career as a photographer, and bought my first camera in 2005 and haven't looked back since. But that's enough on that, let us move onto the car that brought me here!
I've owned this 2004 GLX Wagon since May 1st, 2010, when I purchased it from a dear friend who'd already installed the coils and Votex front. That fall I spent the month of September traveling about the US photographing cars for Performance VW Magazine as well as my annual calendar, eventually making my way to H2O Int'l. Since then, the wagon has served as an insanely comfortable snowboarder carrier, been used to film a movie we produced last year called More Than A Drive, and most recently—after its makeover—carry our company around the country to various shows in 2012 and now 2013 as well.
Here's a brief photo chronology...
VW Passat Wagon on 19" Audi RS6 Reps - 0711 by More Than More
My B5.5 VW Passat Wagon - 2058 by More Than More
My B5.5 VW Passat Wagon - 4817 by More Than More
My B5.5 VW Passat Wagon - 0433 by More Than More
My B5.5 VW Passat Wagon - 9845 by More Than More
My B5.5 VW Passat Wagon - 0661 by More Than More
The Battlewagen - 9284 by More Than More
The Battlewagen - 5606 by More Than More
The Battlewagen - 4109 by More Than More
Battlewagen and Trailer - Anna Taylor - 6098 by More Than More
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself as I'm long overdue in exploring the depths of PassatWorld and have a few new plans up my sleeve that I need to research a bit.