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Boonies Bash 2014

With the festivities of Eurokracy taking over the entire Canada Day weekend, we were unfortunately unable to make it to Boonies Bash 2014 at Shonnonville. Luckily our friend Lucas from FTN Auto was able to capture the sights and sounds.  We’re posting pics of 3 of our good friends.  Steve Van Sluewen’s E30, Mike Catell’s FC and Kristoff Hemet’s E36.

More pics can be found here: FTN Auto Boonies Bash.

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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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FITTED 2014 via Geoff

As Gill mentioned there are few shows (local especially) that offer such an eclectic mix of high quality cars. We were fortunate enough to have a booth set up in the main building; I will start my coverage with that. More to come later!

Euro first (I’m biased)

You don’t see too many RS cars of any variety this side of the pond; try as I might to replicate the cool bits on my A car, nothing compares to the real thing.

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Bagged Audi’s a plenty…

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There seemed to be fewer VW examples this year; but those that were there represented well.

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I have a soft spot for E46′s…this was my favorite BMW on Saturday.

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This white STI is just about always my favorite Subaru, if not car, at any show…now it has a (near) twin.

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A bagged Supra…that’s new.

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This was right up there as one of my favorite cars of the day, and I don’t even really like Hondas.

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FITTED 2014 via Gill

We have two commitments in Canada FITTED and Eurokracy.  These are the two events that we attend no ifs, ands or buts.  Now on its 5th year, the show decided to ramp up the quality over quantity.  I can’t remember another show in Toronto where the competing cars were of this caliber

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Scraped.Crusaders. Favourite Ride at Fitted Lifestyle presented by Broadway Static Suspension

After much deliberation we chose the W114 owned by the mustachioed Richard C. We didn’t have certain criteria to go by. We didn’t hold prejudices against Euro, Domestic or Japanese rides. We simply chose the car that we loved, that had that je ne sais quoi.

An Old Merc, bagged on RSs coloured matched to an awesome cream interior. Finished off with blue centre caps. It’s not an extensive build. But its a build that was built with all the correct choices.

Bravo, Richard.

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I’ve always preferred static over air but with the first 5 rides pictures, i can’t help but love air.   Johnathan Prem’s Best of how winning 240sx.


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Continuing the bagged coupe theme is this awesome RX-7.

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Scott had a bagged white E46 M3 last year.  He now owns THE most unassuming 450hp+ car I’ve ever seen.  This is phase 1 for his 135.

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Tyler Griffin’s freshly redoine Corrado.  Fresh as in, out of paint and final assembly being complete mere hours before the drive to FITTED.

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A Y O G R L.

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Mark’s freshly painted and Beebed S2k.

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I didn’t spend too much time outdoors as I haven’t adjusted to the warm weather yet.  However there were some great example of cars that could had easily been displayed indoors.  Including that EF civic, the Teknotik EVO and Jay’s 2.7TT swapped B6 Audi.

 

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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CIAS 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Tokyo Autosalon by Tomochika Shibata pt.1

We’ve been in contact with Tomochika Shibata for a few years now.  He was one of our first Japanese fans to comment on our site.  It felt awesome having some fans overseas.  He recently had the opportunity to go to this year’s Tokyo Autosalon aka the coolest car show in Japan.  So I asked him to send along a few photos.

326Power’s insane GS.  Static, obviously.

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The Roberuta F40 has already made the internet blog rounds.

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Of course they’d have an E30 touring.  Love the 90′s feel to this car.

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Kin Jong Un?

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Definaetly one of my favourite Japanese rides this year.  Bee Dragon’s Nissan Y33 Cima.

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The aero details for many of todays racecars is just amazing.

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Panspeed RX-7.

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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.