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Year in Review 2014

We look back at some of our fondest memories of 2014 (in no particular order).  This year has been a bit of a lull for us.  A few of us moved further apart, new jobs, new cars, we just didn’t have our coverage up to par from years past.  We’ve made a few changes to get coverage quality up next year.  We did however hand out a few of our custom made awards.  It is very satisfying presenting awards at some of the biggest modified car event sin Canada.  As a social tool, we’ve used the site to garner new friends, and cement the relationships with friends we have in place already.  In that regard it has been our most successful year to date.  What’s the point of bolstering social media likes when you know none of these people where it matters?  ..in person. We look forward to further relationships with the people at Fitted Lifestyle, Eurokracy, Airsociety, Stanceiseverything, Ivy League East, Broadway Static, and Seven Automotive.  I sincerely apologize to anyone I forgot.

Our year started off by watching Steve and company slay some tires at TOPP Drift.  The crowd on the wall, gets VERY involved.
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We’ve been great friends with the boys over at FITTED Lifestyle since their second ever event 4-5 years ago.  Their event is more or less the season opener in Toronto, as well as being its biggest and IMO the best.  Its where most of the top tuner/show/stance cars come out of the winter sheds.  It was extra special for us, as we were able to present Richard with our Favourite Ride Award.  Its the first time we’ve handed out an award of our own at a big event.

FITTED via Geoff
FITTED via Matt
FITTED via Gill

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More friends and awards at Eurokracy.  I may have botched my time with the mic at the Eurokracy award ceremony but just being up there was more than we’d ever expected.  The event is at a scale that is very hard to imagine.  There are so many cars,that walking around to see all of them was a tough ask.  Getting to the event is an adventure on its own.  As our Kruise was in full effect this year.

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Eurokracy Kruise via Preet
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Getting rid of the Subaru meant I needed new suspension on the BMW, and also Mauncho’s E36.  We called upon Broadway Static for some help.  So far its been a  great 3-4 months, with many more months ahead.  Hopefully next years update will include some RSs for me and Modenas for Mauncho.
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My first Lowrider show, was an eye opener.   The stance scene isn’t really know for its extensive builds.  While the tuner scene has some thorough builds, few if any are as comprehensive.  Polished suspension and engine components, engraved sub frames, metallic pinstripe paint jobs, etc.  I can’t think of any other car subculture that spends more effort into looking good.
Majestics BBQ.

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I was lucky enough to make it out to a handfull of CSCS events.   No other local event combines show and shines, judged showing, time attack, and drifting into one big experience.   The sound of 500+hp Imprezas and sideways E30s make the blistering heat more bearable.  Looking forward to more on track action in 2015.
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Who knew, we’d be a part of the inaugural Pfaff Tuning Show and Shine?  Matt asked us to create a custom award for the show, which we kindly obliged.  Geoff and Mauricio both had their cars in the show so it was decided the best option was to leave the judging to the staff at Pfaff as I’d be biased towards their cars.  Fortunately for Mauricio, they felt his car was best in show anyways.
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Pfaff Tuning via Gill

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Another staple in our year is Vagkraft.  You can’t have a crew of mostly VWs without going to VK. Having moved to Brampton this year, the trek to VK was a short 10 mins.  If you’re a local VW fan, you need to be here every year.
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Berlin Klassik.   Apart from the long drive to Kitchener, BK turned out to be a very pleasurable show.  I think it on the cusp of overtaking VK as the go to Euro show in Ontario.  Certainly the BMW and Mercedes content overshadows that of VK.
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Berlin Klassik via Gill

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And the big one.  Our year has always been focused around the weekend of H2Oi.   The strip, the friends, the show or the time off from work add up to my favourite week of the year. Traffic definitely put a hamper on a few things but I now view H2Oi as the place I get to unwind and have a good time with friends.   Be it meeting up with friends of years past or make new friends. Regardless of the shenanigans, we’ll be at H20 2015.  We hope to see many of you there.  Happy new years!

H2Oi Arrival
H2Oi BMW Meet
H2Oi Leftovers
Mauncho does the strip

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Scraped Crusaders at Spring Fling Via Dave

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.

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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.

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Not often do you see this big of a generation gap at one event.  I’m not sure I can chose between the two.

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I might be slightly biased, but Mauricio’s Mk2 is still my favourite.

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Mk3 on reverse mounted RSIIs.  Such a different look to my old set.

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Of course I’m posting the only e34 from Spring Fling.

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David’s remaining photos.

 

 

Vagkraft 2013 by Matt

This year Vagkraft for me was seen from a much different perspective than usual, and that was the perspective of a vendor. Even though the Pfaff Tuning booth did need attention, I was able to slip away and snap some shots of cars that really stood out to me, so here are my personal favorites.

My all time favorite car of the day. Hats off to the owner.

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Have to give props to my bro for winning this year for the third year in a row, killin it!

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Sean’s beautiful mk3, we wish you a full recovery my friend.

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AirAssisted showed up with their laid out 50’s Ford pickup, showing everyone in the air game how it’s done.

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Ladeedub’s City got the air treatment as well, and it was oh so good!

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Frankie though not in the show, still creates a buzz everywhere this car goes.

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Vossen had a good presence at the Tuning booth this year.

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Second favorite to the TT was this Beetle, god I couldn’t get enough of this thing!

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You know when there is that one car every year that sticks in your head, and you keep seeing it at all the meets and shows, but never meet the guy/girl…well that is whats happening for me with this E30 M3. (and even with this love, I still didn’t get a full shot of it <– idiot)

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Lets not forget Carm’s E30 posted up right next to the M3.

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And if Carm is there, you know Manolo is there :P

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Sniped Dave…but he noticed.

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Shayan’s beauty B6

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Luxury Abstract wheels making an appearance.

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Other mentionables.

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All in all another great year for a very chill show. Good friends, good crowd, great prizes and some sweet cars.

On To The Next One……Eurokracy.

With Fitted now complete.  We can focus our attention on Eurokracy and our planned Kruise.  Dave of Stanceiseverything fame has decided to come along for the fun as well.  In order to better plan for this even, we ask everyone who is participating to signup to our discussion forums, specifically the Eurokracy thread.  This will allow us to have a general idea on the size of the Kruise.  We are not doing this for profit, and will not charge anyone for participation.  We know how hard it is to get people to signup for something.  So in order for us to put in a proper effort, we are asking for your co-operation as well.   So if you are planning on coming, please post up!

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Since the Scraped.Crusaders.  have been a main stay at Eurokracy since day one.  We’ve decided to setup a booth at the show.  We will have both stickers and tee shirts available for purchase.  It would not be possible without the Eurokracy crew.  Rick, Jesse, Sergio and Kia.  Our plans are to have Eurokracy’s reigning Best BMW champion, Steve’s SR Powered E30 holding down our booth.

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Fitted Pt.3

Sooooo, Dave’s way better at this photography game than I am.

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The fam jam….with new duds.

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It was nice to have almost all of the Scraped.Crusaders. cars out for the show.

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Deal with it.

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We’ve been dealing with ShinzoWerks since we first started making stickers.  I am still a proud and happy customer.

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Everyone needs that Eurokracy cap.  Pick one up in a month.  And check out the Airsociety’s lineup while you’re at it.  100% VAG.

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Subaru Spring Fling 2013

Show season is finally underway in Toronto.  Today, Dave and I made our way to Burlington for Subaru Spring Fling.  Frankie joined us later on.

LEGIT Graphics’ Bugeye.

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My shitbox with Frankie’s B5.

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Chris Johnston’s Miata.  Fuckin love it.

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Y For U post non Subarus?  Because NSX.

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Weekly Scraped.Crusaders. Meets

Admittedly it started out as a VWVortex meet.  But we’ve outgrown that to include more none VAG cars.  Also the Ontario VWVortex forums sucks camel dicks right now. The weather is finally cooperating   More summer tires will be out in the near future.  :)

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