Category Archives: Mazda

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.

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.

Cruisin’ USA

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For me, H20i is the strip.  I’m not a VW guy.  I’m there to cruise up and down Coastal all weekend long.  And have the occasional race.  Considering Bron’s BMW and my Subie are both slow as balls, he was the only person I’d race.  Our first race, I missed third so hard I didn’t even bother searching for it and let off.

Steve is washing off the newly painted E30.  Silver RS’ on White looks great.  I MAY be biased though.  :)

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Shits going down when Matt has his trunk open.

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Stopped by at the DQ to reminisce about our first H20 trip.  LINK>

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Caught some rollers and this purple B5 pulled over for a few warnings.

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Cruised some more and stopped at 56th for some more shots.
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Busy Sunday Pt. 2

So as Gill stated, I was SUPER late to Cars and Coffee due to a wicked hangover. Word of advice; $3 tequila shots are NEVER a good idea. BUT we had a busy day ahead of us and I wasn’t worried about that one meet, apart from the 190E that was there. Anyway, I met up with the boys in Aurora where we started our impromptu shoot with the air cooled guys “West side dubs”. I’m pretty sure Matt is still editing those photos, so I will leave those details to him. Next, was the Seven Automotive BBQ… Free food. Honestly, I love going to Japanese meets/shows; there is always free food. Euro scene get your shit together, seriously.

A very tastefull STI

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LegitGraphics’ WRX. I love the decals on this Subaru and the overall style its going for. Probly the only bug eye I like at all.

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After the Seven BBQ we headed to Meeting of Mazdas (MOM). To be honest, I don’t think we even would have had any interest in the Mazda world, if it wasn’t for Dave from StanceIsEverything. I was pretty happy we showed up, it had a wicked location and then we saw this MINT Miata. Nothing about it was out of place and the interior was on point. As you can see, I was bent over looking VERY interested in that interior.

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Recently I decided to go with the fad and plastidip my car, after much trouble and 6 gallons later. It turned out to be this POS. Overall it does look better then what my car looked like before BUT I do wish I did another color. Overall I’m done with the car and ready to move on to a different chassis, 190E hopefully.

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Here we are on to the last meet, the grand finale, the one I was waiting for alllllll day. The GotAss? Car wash. I really had to push the boys to go because everyone has a SO and I’m literally the only single one so I personally think they had to put the blame on me that they attended. Oh well, I was happy. (asses were to ratchet to post- Gill)

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This low rider had UNREAL detail from the paint, trunk set up and even the frame of the car. I was blown away at the detail and had no idea that the low rider scene was like this.

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