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.
Looking forward to this at the Canadian International Autoshow 2014. Via. Spyder01.
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.
This is usually the FINAL event on the Scraped.Crusaders calendar. We start taking wheels off, raising coils and/or putting our cars away entirely right around this time. It was a small BBQ event. Most likely the last time I’ll be seeing most of these cars until next spring. This year it was held at Euroline Performance in Mississauga.
I may be seeing more of E46s in the future
I THINK this EK was on toyos. He also had awesome Status seats.
Toronto’s coolest Porsche just got better. I beleive the seats are new and the RS/RSR? bumpers were added too. Love it.
Cool E92, but seriously, if you can afford this, you can probably afford real wheels.
This year we decided to stay an entire week at Ocean City. It was well worth it. The extra days were awesome as H20i actually felt like a vacation for once. The house we stayed at sucked though. I swear my stuffed nose was from mold. No big deal, most of the time was spent mobbin up and down the strip, even before the crowds showed up on Thursday. I went through AT LEAST a full tank while on the strip. 500-600kms+ up and down coastal. Got damn.
By the time the weekend rolled around I had managed to pick up a nail on my front left tire. It wasn’t leaking air, so I thought its better if I just leave it alone. Pulling up to the Outkasts meet, it proved otherwise. The nail popped out. Quick call to Dan and he was there with a jack. We did need some spare wood to get the car up though. With the flat tire in hand we went to a local shop to get it patched. These two beauts were outside.
The Wagon GTG was hands down the most subdued meet of the week. It was also made up of about 90% wagons which is nice. Ussually a meet means, 10-15 apt cars then 50 random cars.
Taphouse was bangin all week. Didn’t matter the time or weather. It was packed. Im not even sure whats meets were there. We just showed up.
Governors Club meet. It was held on the morning of the actual show. Tbh, I didn’t even know it was going down, we just stopped at the convention centre because there was a pretty big crowd.
Left overs. Randoms snaps from the week.
As seen by Matt.
Enjoyed this year a lot more and didn’t shoot as much, but still got enough to throw together a little video…hope everyone enjoys.
Disclaimer* Mauncho is drunk as fuck at the beginning of the video. It was taken 10 seconds after changing his clothes on my rear seats. Contemplated burning those seats.
I let my girlfriend take photos at H2Oi. I THINK it was a good idea. On the one hand she caught some very nice candid moments, on the other I had to weed through many many photos of random crap. I do like a lot of these pics though.
Caught me in my mobbin pose.
….Geoffs totally hetero mobbin pose too…
Scraped.Crusaders. and Eurokracy swag. We rep our Quebec friends everywhere.
I think she liked this Mustang.
My face just before I had to change my wheel. I was not amused.
She ended up taking these while I was getting the above done. Not bad
This is Matt’s thing. Every year we set up a few shoots. We managed to shoot 3 Legacys, Dan’s A3, Ashley’s Mini, a B6 A4 and Anthony’s Bug. Anthony’s Bug has gotten enough love here already.
We’ll start with Ashley’s Mini. We first met her and Brian 2 years ago for this shoot. That was her old Mini which met it untimely demise, earlier this year. I like her new one more anyways. It’s been done but the white RS, gold bolt colourway, for me can’t be beat. In my future maybe? On a dark car like this, it’s the perfect combo.
While crusin the strip we realised Roses was going down. We weren’t sure what gtg it was, but we aren’t picky. We just go where the people are lol. There we saw these two Legacy GTs. Why not shoot it with my car? Luckily Matt was down. First time Matt had shot my heap with the new wheels on. I think I like them. Also, I think all three cars have the exact same lip.
We tried our hand at organizing a get together. I thought it was pretty successful. The main purpose was to have a big gathering of E30s off on their own. We had the entire north end lot (against the wall) filled up with 100% e30 content. Mission accomplished. It didn’t help that a lot of people assumed Roses was closed. Technically it was, we were not welcomed there in any way. We figured it easier to stick it out and leave when the cops showed up. Thats more or less what happened. It also didnt help that most of us forgot to take photos. ”hey, lets setup an E30 meet so we can shoot them all together” …. forgets to take pics. That’s us. In lieu of more pics from Roses, I added random E30 pics we took.
Steve cleaning his ride before our meet.
We had planned to do a shoot with Steve’s E30s, Ryan’s E30 and this blue one. Red, white and blue. ’Murica!! Unfortunately the traffic in the evening was so bad, we were all late and the plans fell through. Sucks not having any roaming or data in the States.
Ryan’s E30 (at Chipotle lot) mentioned above.
Rubber Wrap’s bagged E30 vert.
Polished lip beebs, red caps on white with black trim. ;) Mine is sans, red caps….close enough.
Loved this Z3.
Stance Factory posting up.
For me this is the best part of H20; aside from the fact that there are far too many little get togethers to attend. We arrived early this year (Monday) so the first few days are full of empty parking lots and non-congested streets. It’s kind of nice; it’s easier to shoot at Taphouse, that’s for sure.
I was loving this TT, so simple, so good.
Yo Dan, why you no have bagged Tiggy yet?
Although my B5 looks dumb with the hood up because the grille is attached to it; it does make bumperless look less awkward. Still, Pre X Evo’s do it for me.
Ya, we know, it’s a VW show; and there are a lot of cool VAG cars in attendance. There are a lot of cool non VAG cars too, and we can’t forget them. They; this STI for example, are largely responsible for what inspires me when I change things on my own car.
Don’t ask me why, but this Allroad reminds me of Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter; only white…with copper wheels…
To end off; a few I got when parked on the side streets of the Ocean side around 45th.
Gill wasn’t sure if this was static or bagged…cut.
Someone we know just bought these