Tucked away at the Bradley Museum in Mississauga, Euronited put on a pretty good show this past Sunday. Luckily I had enough time to grab pics, grab lunch and get back in time for the World Cup.
Oskar’s S4. Bagged on CCWs with a full interior done by InsideJob Upholstery. I’m on the fence about the heckbelende though, I haven’t decided if I like it or not.
Erik’s awesome SAAB 9-3. A damn shame, Saab, isn’t around anymore.
Not often do we post MK3s, but I think for this one, we can make an exception.
I assure you, there is a MK4 in this image.
Now on to the important stuff. The 4 (not including mine) E34′s that showed up. First is this Japanese Import Aplina B10 3.5. The owner, seen above, bought the car from BC with a little over 86K in 2010 and drove it back through the US. He’s swiftly put on 26K in the time since.
Few cars look good in retro graphics. All of the Alpina stuff is timeless. The same goes for their wheels.
How does a 25 year old cloth interior look so good? Cloth Alpina Recaros are the unicorm E34 seats, god damn, they’re gorgeous.
The full AC Schnitzer kit is actually nice when all the parts are fitted and not broken. I wish I had this entire bumper rather than just the top half of it. Even the retro side panelling is nice. So, period correct.
This early M5 was fresh off a track day. The front track tires were completely worn and the rear 888s weren’t any better. The owner also indicated some boost might be in the near future.
Lastly, this E34 touring. I had no idea it was even there. I was just able to snap a few shots as he left.
I LOVE Yas Marina Blue. And I love the M4s more, knowing they’re underating the horsepower. The 425HP F82 actually makes 460hp at the crank.
This was my first time attending June Jitterbug but I can tell you this definitely will not be my last. The warm sunny weather, The drive up on the highway littered with slammed dubs and even parking in Firemens park. Everything was perfect. There were a lot of quality cars there that caught my attention. Between being distracted by staring at cars, talking to the owners and walking around with friends I managed to take some photos every now and then. After all, there is nothing better than everyone getting together enjoying what we all enjoy most.
The Kruise was much less hands on this year. Last year we tried to handle it with an iron clad schedule and wound up taking a detour anyways. This year was much more relaxed. The Kruise was more enjoyable. The gorgeous weather contributed greatly. While I was able to borrow Sam’s MK5 I quickly realized, I missed my Subaru or at least having my own car. The trip took around 5 hours with only one hiccup (below).
Mauricio’s top 100 show and shine entrant MK2.
Hiccup: @thatbaggedtdi ran into a slight rear tire wear issue. Crazy camber and toe will do that to you. Luckily we all made it to Montreal with no blowouts.
Jay’s 2.7TT swapped B6 A4. Sounded exactly like a low flying plane. Which is to say annoying as hell when you’re driving beside it.
It must have been the weather or something. We usually have 2-3 photographers at each event. The heat was just killer that day, I guess. Luckily for us, Tylyr stepped up to the plate. Tyler Lenc has been in contact with us for a while now. His photography has really gotten better as of late, so we’re happy to post these pics.
The World Endurance Championship, might be the new king. Formula 1 will forever keep my interest. It has its ups and downs and the allure of the best drivers and teams is too hard to ignore. However, the WEC is starting to steer my interests elsewhere. A few things are needed for series to enter into legendary status. Ala, Group C, Group B, super tourers, or the first Turbo f1 era. Great drivers, great teams, great cars and great racing. The new WEC generation arguably rivals those great racing eras. It will be the stuff of legends, decade into the future. Heading into Le Mans, no one can accurately predict the winner of the race. Audi, Porsche and Toyota all have a legitimate chance to win. With Nissan joining the fold for 2015 and Ferrari (program is rumoured to be unveiled this Saturday) in 2016, the WEC will be impossible to ignore. AWD, RWD, V4, V6, V8, V10, gas, diesel, electric, hybrids, turbos, KERS, Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Toyota, Chevrolet, BMW, Nissan, Rebellion, Morgan, ORECA, Ligier, Aston Martin. This is variety that you will not see on the F1 circuit. Below are the spotter guides for all 55 entries. All eyes will be glued to the 7 front runners though. My bold prediction ahead of the race has the No.7 Toyota car on top of the podium at the end.
Spring Fling this year was bigger than we anticipated. I do not remember the last time the venue filled up so quickly. Though, the weather forecast helped. I think its about time a new venue is used. Photos by David Morgan.
I for one felt my stock E34 was better suited across the street. Since I had the car straight piped the day before, a few ricer flybys were in store…..worth. The rest of the crew was relegated to the far grass as Adrian’s newly turbo’d Mk2 was acting up.
I might be slightly biased, but Mauricio’s Mk2 is still my favourite.
Mk3 on reverse mounted RSIIs. Such a different look to my old set.
Of course I’m posting the only e34 from Spring Fling.
David’s remaining photos.
Our second annual Eurokracy Kruise, Friday, June, 27th, 2014.
*Locations are approximated on map As with previous years, we’ll be leaving from our Start location on Friday morning. We’re leaving at 10am June 27th from Pickering. We will have 2 planned stops. One in Trenton and one in Morrisburg. Both will be at an ONRoute location. All subsequent stops will be made on a need be basis. People will need to go to the washroom, need to stretch, or switch cars etc. So expect a few stops. Our first Cruise did not require any extra stops. We did take a stupid detour which will not be occurring this year. Once we start the cruise, our progress will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Participants should follow Facebook or instagram to gauge when we are nearing their on ramp. We will try to keep a consistent pace of around 110km/h. See you in Pickering!!
My 540i was purchased with a full custom exhaust. For whatever the previous owner though 2 Cherrybomb glasspacks would have a great muffler. They do not. They’re rusted and unsightly. So I did what any guy would do and went full straight pipe (cats are still there though). A quick stop at GT Custom and she was done. I’ve always wanted a turbo, so I can let that BOV go off at every opportunity. A few seconds after driving around in the straight piped 540i, I’m now about that V8 life.
T his is Bronson’s car not my B34TER. Chris’ OZ were test fitted for shits and giggles. Giggles turned into bonarz. Also shown is a LS, 5spd swapped Belair…glorious.
We always make it out to Spring Fling. I feel the show is out growing its Hansa Haus location. The lot filled up way earlier than it usually does. And with most of our guys showing up late, they were forced to the grass behind the building. :(
Pfaff Tuning’s 911 Targa. I LOVE the basket handle. Classic 911 on Fuchs in bright red. There are few greater combinations.
Scott’s M135. We’ll be needing a wide angle lens to shoot this thing in the future
It has been years since I have been to a Fitted event…in fact, it was Stretch and Poke the last time I went.
This year I finally had a free day, and could not wait to check out how much the show has grown. Seeing the incredible quality of cars present, booths, music and food available, this things has come such a long way since that meet at Humber Park.
The main reason to visit a show like this, the variety.
This thing caught my eye almost immediately. Nothing crazy, just simply, and damn cool!
Something about a bagged RX7 would have a lot of people scratching their heads…me, well…you know how I feel about bags.