Category Archives: H2Oi

Scraped.Crusaders. Favourite Ride of 2013

Choice

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.

Preet6

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.

IMG_4562

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

IMG_4574 IMG_4569

The project isn’t complete for Nick.  He’s still got lots of plans for this car during the winter.

IMG_4568

Fitted.

IMG_4575

H2Oi-Leftovers by Geoff

I’m sitting here recovering from laser eye surgery trying to figure out which shots I have yet to post…it’s not the easiest task. I’ll start by posting some of the actual show (don’t think we’ve done that yet). I shot mostly Audi because, well, I like them.

Wheels=my favorite.

Very cool idea for a yellow car

Brotiform’s a-plenty

A hot girl with a bagged Audi and a plate with the word “slut” on it=win

I loved this car based simply on the fact that it had RS’ cooling covers.

My Week in OCMD.

oc1

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.

oc2my40

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.

oc20 oc21

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.

oc23 oc22 my39

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.

oc13

Left overs.  Randoms snaps from the week.

oc6oc24

Scraped Crusaders | H2Oi 2013

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.

Cheers.

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.

My Weekend at OCMD – Preet

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.

Preet2

….Geoffs totally hetero mobbin pose too…

Preet13

…and Mauncho’s.

Preet6

Scraped.Crusaders. and Eurokracy swag.  We rep our Quebec friends everywhere.

Preet9Preet5Preet4

I think she liked this Mustang.

Preet11Preet10

My face just before I had to change my wheel.  I was not amused.

Preet1Preet7

She ended up taking these while I was getting the above done.  Not bad

Preet0Preet12Preet8 

Deathlens Shoots Pt.2

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.

IMG_4444 IMG_4460

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.

IMG_4320

Scraped.Crusaders.’ E30 Meet

bm310079079366_9b48dc2179_h

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.

bm6 bm7

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.

bm11

Ryan’s E30 (at Chipotle lot) mentioned above.

bm2

Rubber Wrap’s bagged E30 vert.

bm12

Polished lip beebs, red caps on white with black trim.  ;)  Mine is sans, red caps….close enough.

bm15bm13

Loved this Z3.

bm8bm1

Stance Factory posting up.

10079103916_10642b0173_h 10079087075_45cc21f59f_h

 

 

 

H2Oi GTGs – Geoff Part 1. The Early Days

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 ;)

Deathlens Shoots Pt.1

Not sure why this is the case, it just is.  We’ve never had a shoot with Dan’s car before.  With an interior like this, we have no excuse.  Full S5 Interior (front and rear), along with door insert done by Stu.  Almost too nice to sit inside.  The car is also for sale.

IMG_4474

Peanut butter jelly time.

IMG_4477

We also took a few of this nice B6.

IMG_4467 IMG_4465

H2Oi GTGs – Matt

There are three parts to H20i.  Cruising the strip,  the get togethers and the show.  These are the GTGs.  Each year dozens of GTGs are announced/scheduled online.  A few years ago they centered around the Convention Center.  Last year they were at either Taphouse or Roses. Unfortunately, it looks like the property owners of the Roses complex are shutting that area down in the future.  On to 115th?

IMG_4274

We just gravitated to Taphouse.  We were never sure what meet was going down, we just knew it was the place to be.

IMG_4293

John’s Bagged Merc.  His other Merc, a bagged 190E is for sale ;)  check out @thebrightlight on Instagram, if you’re interested.

IMG_4283

We saw A LOT of lovely Caddys this year.  We’re posting a special one later on.

IMG_4195

SquuaadTSX.   Much was said about this car.

IMG_4270

Looney Low,  we always post this car.

IMG_4281

Damn, B6s got me again.

IMG_4290 IMG_4271

What’s H2Oi without some Imprezas?  lol

IMG_4279

Jess Kangs EF.

IMG_4294 IMG_4196 IMG_4287