Performance VW has enlisted our help to cover Eurokracy 2013. The article was published in the April issue. The Scraped.Crusaders. provided the words and images, while the Eurokracy crew provided the one of best car shows in Canada. The issue also happens to feature UNIX Performance’s amazing grean MK1, and a bagged Audi 80. We suggest you take a gander.
Early February means one thing for us…. we get to attend press day for the Canadian International Autoshow. We are privileged to be accredited media for the event. Roaming the show floor with only press minus the hustle and bustle of the general public is a totally different experience. We are allowed to take much better photos and get a more in depth and personal experience with most of the cars. We’re not in the market for a 6 figure luxury sedan anytime soon, but it’s nice pretending for a day.
The Mclaren P1 is hands down THE one car you need to see at the CIAS. It is the new bedroom poster king. Taking over from our F40, 959, Countach, and F1 posters. Pfaff also brought out their MP4-12C Spa-F and roadster to the super car hall. While the Heffner Turbo R8, Porsche 964 Turbo and Mercedes SLS Roadster were among their other display cars in their other display.
One would think racecars standing still are a sad sight. They unfortunately can`t be racing all of the time. Luckily they look just as fast standing still. Can`t get enough splitters, diffusers, wings, toe hooks, centre locks.
Road cars and concepts make up most of the show floor. The last few photos show off an awesome paint finish from Ferrari. Also great shades of blue from BMW and Subaru.
SRAutoGroup out of Vancouver, B.C. produced these two black beauties.
The first McLaren kit that I think actually looks good (DMC product). The stance is also nice. The wheels not so much. You can’t win them all.
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.
Chalk up Eurokracy 2013 as over. These are the last images we have. I think Matt saved the best for last.
We had Steve’s E30 and Mauricio’s Mk2 in our booth. If I’m being frank, I think both of these cars could have easily taken home a Eurokracy plate got their categories.
Eurokracy’s bread and butter. The plethora of VAG cars.
Fortunately the Eurokracy organizers still love outsiders.
Despite the entire day of rain and the long drive the cruise was certainly a success. We had over 20 cars; which despite being tough to coordinate, was a great turnout!
The show itself had a different venue than last year which allowed for full 1/4 mile runs and a better layout for the vendor area. Personally, I think the Mustangs stole the drag race show (despite this being a Euro event).
As always, we had a blast!
The show was certainly not lacking of some serious cars…
A few of my favorite Audi’s, from the internet and real life.
A few non Euro highlights.