Winter needs to end asap. This video of VAG Event 2013 brings us back to the middle of show season. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen that captures the ambiance and atmosphere of a car show.
Early February means one thing for us…. we get to attend press day for the Canadian International Autoshow. We are privileged to be accredited media for the event. Roaming the show floor with only press minus the hustle and bustle of the general public is a totally different experience. We are allowed to take much better photos and get a more in depth and personal experience with most of the cars. We’re not in the market for a 6 figure luxury sedan anytime soon, but it’s nice pretending for a day.
The Mclaren P1 is hands down THE one car you need to see at the CIAS. It is the new bedroom poster king. Taking over from our F40, 959, Countach, and F1 posters. Pfaff also brought out their MP4-12C Spa-F and roadster to the super car hall. While the Heffner Turbo R8, Porsche 964 Turbo and Mercedes SLS Roadster were among their other display cars in their other display.
One would think racecars standing still are a sad sight. They unfortunately can`t be racing all of the time. Luckily they look just as fast standing still. Can`t get enough splitters, diffusers, wings, toe hooks, centre locks.
Road cars and concepts make up most of the show floor. The last few photos show off an awesome paint finish from Ferrari. Also great shades of blue from BMW and Subaru.
We’ve been in contact with Tomochika Shibata for a few years now. He was one of our first Japanese fans to comment on our site. It felt awesome having some fans overseas. He recently had the opportunity to go to this year’s Tokyo Autosalon aka the coolest car show in Japan. So I asked him to send along a few photos.
326Power’s insane GS. Static, obviously.
The Roberuta F40 has already made the internet blog rounds.
Of course they’d have an E30 touring. Love the 90′s feel to this car.
Kin Jong Un?
Definaetly one of my favourite Japanese rides this year. Bee Dragon’s Nissan Y33 Cima.
AE Performance was Paul Walker’s shop. You know he was a legit car guy when you see multiple E36 M3 LTWs, 850CSI, a BMW 2002 Touring Alpina and a Volvo 1800.
Our crew always has a favourite car of the year. We never post about it. We just always have one car we talk about. And it’s always from H2Oi. Previous years include Jay’s Legacy Wagon, LooneyLow’s Civic, that boosted Trailblazer (everyone who was there, knows the one). Inevitably there would be more this year. So we decided as a group to make an award for the owner. However, some suggested that we lean towards a VAG car. We tried to oblige. Someone in a VW had to step up. About the award….2 years ago, I made the 14 hour drive back home from OCMD without a hitch. Somehow I did not fall asleep. All was well, the shitbox made it there and back.. Unfortunately on the 1 hour commute home from work the next day, this dumbass fell asleep (eastbound on Lakeshore, around Jameson for the curious locals), and curbed my RS’s. CURBED them. It was non salvageable, how it continued to hold air is beyond me. 2 years later, the beebs were gone, the lip was still around. Why not get rid of it in style? Few minutes on Solidworks, few more on a laser cutter and we had our award. Painting and assembly took longer than anticipated, but the final product we can be proud of.
It took us a few days to commit to a winner. Luckily for us and some VW fanboys, Nick Weir stepped up. It’s definitely a Volkswagen, yet it ruffles the feathers of the purists. I honestly don’t understand why all car people can’t get along. We like stance, we like drifting, we like muscle cars, we like offroad trucks, we like supercars, we like the Euro scene, we like the JDM scene. Why belittle eachother? Honda and VW fans seem to fit this bill the most. This Caddy has to satisfy everyone. Its a bagged Volkswagen car/truck with a Honda K swap and Work wheels. The colour combination of cream exterior and dark grey wheel centres really pull the project together. I would not have guessed that Meisters would work this well on a Caddy. Love the builds that are different. Much better than a set of RSs.
Mk1 VW Caddy Mk2/3 front air lift bags Custom rear setup with 4 links. Dual compressors. V2 management with alloy tank. Custom fuel tank Honda K swap with custom mounts Work Meister CR-01 wheels, 5 lug conversion
The project isn’t complete for Nick. He’s still got lots of plans for this car during the winter.
James Courtney escaped from major injuries this weekend after Alexander Premat plowed into the side of his car. Not much blamed can be put on Premat though. Once you leave the track at that speed at that corner, you’re pretty much a passenger.
These trucks actually look pretty low. But I think I’m more impressed with Van Damme’s stance in this video.