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Fitted 2014 via Matt

It has been years since I have been to a Fitted event…in fact, it was Stretch and Poke the last time I went.

This year I finally had a free day, and could not wait to check out how much the show has grown. Seeing the incredible quality of cars present, booths, music and food available, this things has come such a long way since that meet at Humber Park.

The main reason to visit a show like this, the variety.

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This thing caught my eye almost immediately. Nothing crazy, just simply, and damn cool!

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Something about a bagged RX7 would have a lot of people scratching their heads…me, well…you know how I feel about bags.

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Natalia’s car had me rolling with the under glow…apparently it’s back…seems legit.

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Megaspeed 2014 by Geoff

As Gill mentioned this event provides something for everyone; and we can certainly appreciate all Megaspeed had to offer, I even entertained the idea of trying to get my car there next year :)

Can’t argue with the rat rod look, it suits certain cars so well.

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Some of my favorites from the “tuner” section above.

Many of these old school builds put just about everything else to shame :(

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Megaspeed 2014

This was our first visit to a Megaspeed/Performance World show.  I felt it was a good kickoff to show season.  Though the chilly weather outside did nothing to agree. I did see some facebook statuses at the smaller show size this year.  However for new visitors like us, we did not notice such.  What we did notice was the nice mix of hot rods, muscle cars, drag cars, imports and tuner cars.

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Love me some Toyota VTEC.

The stance on this 300C was spot on.  And KJohn’s MazdaSpeed3 looked great with the flares and Boso exhaust.

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I heard Dreamworks’ Turbo movie was based on this car.
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Something tells me @hoowybrow won’t be needing that wax any time soon.  Natural patina at it finest.

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If you don’t have time for a natural patina, just paint it on. It was however very well done.

 

Tokyo Autosalon Parking Lot by Tomochika Shibata

Many of the car show we’ve been to, the lot provides as much content as the main deal.  The better the show the better the lot.  The lot at the Tokyo Auto Salon should provide a few nice rides. Images are all provided by Tomochika Shibata.

The Kawashima Celica.

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A stock Celica for comparison.

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Loving the character of this R32.

Fender mirrors and a duckbill spoiler.  A combo we never see in Toronto :(

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Given this is Japan, this thing is probably static.

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Continental Tire Series

There are very few racing series left that harken back to true production based machines.  Even WTCC and V8 supercars used highly modified vehicles.  Trick motors, trannys, diffs and tons of body work.  The US based Continental Tire series however,  is one of the few true production based series left.  The GS class consisting of sportscars with large displacement 6 or 8 cylinder engines, or boosted 4 cylinders.  Including the  Chevlrolet Camaro, Porsche 911s, Subaru Impreza WRX STIs, Ford Mustangs, BMW M3s, and Aston Martin Vantages.  The ST class supports smaller displacement 4 or 6 cylinder coupes, sedans and roadsters.  This includes Honda Civics, Mazda Miatas, Hyundai GenesisPorsche Boxsters, Mazda RX-8s, BMW 330is, VW Golfs, Mazda Mazdaspeed3s, Kia Forte Koups, and BMW 128is, I’d love to see the FIA fund and promote a true worldwide showroom stock series. Imagine adding Audi S5s and S3s, Mercedes-Benz C63s and A-Classes, Mitsubishi EVOs, Lexus RC-Fs and ISs, Renault Meganes, Lotus Evoras, Jaguar F-Types.  An abundance of full works teams battling it out on big name tracks?   It would bring back the win on Sunday sell on Monday sales pitches.

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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Tires23 BBQ v.2

As Gill said; we have a lot of fun at these “small” customer appreciation BBQ’s. The wide array of cars affords everyone something to love.

For me, it was this 993.

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I also spent a good deal of time drooling over these 2 M cars.

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Bagged widebody cars? Check.

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One of the few cars that actually looks good with a big ass wing.

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Tires23 BBQ

After Cars and Coffee and Subaru Hypermeet came the TIres23 BBQ.   Year in and year out the BBQ events that local parts stores put one are my favourite.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for free food.  Definitely wasn’t missing the Tires23 event either.  I’ve only been there 10 times or so this summer alone :(.

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Awesome looking Prelude.  Don’t see these stanced out often.

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Matt recently shot this 86 for a print feature.

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I see overfendered, kitted out Silvias and think, THIS IS WHATS MISSING IN MY LIFE.

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Pretty sure this car won the sound off.  Eardrums certainly thought so.

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Thought I missed this car when he left the Subaru Hypermeet early.  Luckily caught it here

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Brian’s boner dissipated long enough for me to snap this pic.  EF fiend.

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Not much needs to be done for 1Ms to look awesome.

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Previously a metallic blue.  The plastidip Camo green was lookin good. 

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