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H2Oi 2014 Leftovers

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The last few shots from our H20i trip consists of the multitude of visitors and random cars that came by 75th.   Most of whom stopped by to see Brian Arthus who seems to know everyone with a car in the U.S.   Including @farklefitment.

@blowin_bags’s A8L

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@jdmodz`s BestJDM winner at First Class Fitment

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Clean Impreza, stopped by for the views.

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Fellow feathered Canadian brethren stopped by too.

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H2Oi 2014 – BMW Meet

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After last years pretty successful E30/early BMW meet, we decided to replicate the meet but on a smaller scale.  It was now 5 series oriented, since Bron and I both drive one.  We had only planned on having 10-15 cars as we were both just looking to meet other e34 owners.  But it quickly grew on Instagram and we knew we were getting a bigger meet then initially planned. The plan was to hold the meet at the lot behind BJ’s restaurant.  However the owners were none too please.  So Rose’s seemed like the best alternative.  Predicably we were swiftly kicked out of there too. :(

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@see_trees, @patrickw5 and @saeed87    e34 Instagram brethren

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When I made it back to 75th after Rose’s our street was pretty packed with BMW.  I was told by Mauncho this was on the light side.  A few minutes earlier he was hard at work rerouting cars to Rose’s while dealing with the owner’s of BJs.  All in all, in was poorly planned on our part.

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@willem’s bagged M5 trailering an e30.

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Tetanus.

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Unfortunately, the meet was not how we had hoped.  We should have chosen a much bigger lot.  We also should have made a proper back up plan (other than Rose’s).  Let’s hope next year goe better.

H2Oi 2014 – Arrival

The drive down was more eventful than I had hoped for.  2 hours in, Dan and I collectively obliterated a deer carcass.  It was at that exact second I realized raising your car for the drive down is a damn good decision. I took the brunt of the deer as my bumper trim and oil level sensor can attest too. Luckily a quick pit stop had it back in place.  The rest of the trip went uneventful and we arrived in OCMD on Monday evening.

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They may not have the best fitment, but these two were two of the loudest cars all weekend. Apologies to the poor guy I woke up who was trying to sleep in his buddies car.

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Arrive, lower it, wash it, polish it, drive it.  Though later on it became waddle in traffic, instead of actual driving.


After getting our cars in check, we thought some sunset pics were in order.

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Adrian was doing this more than we would have liked.  Thankfully with some JB Weld, he was able to make it back home with no problems. Happy Adrian is good Adrian.

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Before those sunset pics we figured hitting up Taphouse wouldn’t hurt.  For a Monday evening, it was waaay busier than we have every seen it.  It foreshadows the rest of the week unfortunately.  This MK4 checked all the right boxes for me.  Love the racekor look.

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Scraped.Crusaders. Favourite Ride of 2013

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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Fitted.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Left overs.  Randoms snaps from the week.

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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.

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….Geoffs totally hetero mobbin pose too…

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…and Mauncho’s.

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

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I think she liked this Mustang.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Scraped.Crusaders.’ E30 Meet

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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.

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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.

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

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Rubber Wrap’s bagged E30 vert.

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

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Loved this Z3.

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Stance Factory posting up.

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