We finally got around to posting more photos from the Pfaff Tuning Show and Shine. It took place the week before H2Oi so we were all a tad pre-occupied. It was still a great show, with an array of different cars. Matt Berenz did a fantastic job of organizing the entire day. I’m certain next year’s edition will be bigger and better.
Where else would you see a MK2 Golf and an Aventador at the same lot? With Mauricio’s MK2 winning best of show no less. The Best of Show award was presented by us, however the judging was conducted by Pfaff employees. It was the best way to avoid any biased decisions.
I was told this Callaway Mk1 was very rare. We also saw the Mk1 on our way back from H2Oi. Glad to see the owner puts some good mileage on it.
If you see an Alpina Sedan in Toronto, it’s probably owned by Sia. He’s got a handful of them now. This E28 however is his s54 swapped 525i. It took home the award for Best Engine bay and was also featured in PBMW a few years back. The E39 below was the first B10 Alpina to be imported into North America. He also has another E28, and e32, e34 Alpinas in the stable. I think he has a problem.
The front of the Pfaff building was where most of the action took place. Porsche GT3, Rocket Bunny GTR and RX-7 along with a few others.
I think this was the first time I’ve seen a twin-turbo’d Gallardo. Puffs of smoke are a good thing, right?
Matt and Geoff’s Grandmother was very pleased with the show as well. Here she is checking out an R8.
Sony Canada, had a big booth for the event along with raffle prizes. I was fortunate enough to win one of those AS100 cameras. Which I immediately sold to Matt after H2O, I think he’ll get way better use out of it than I will.
PFaff Tuning also had cars displayed indoors. Including Erik’s Saab and Jimmy’s M3.
The 991 below stands as my current dream daily. Every bit as good as the 991 GT3 but with a stick shift.
As with every car show the parking lot still has some nice vehicles. Erik’s boosted Probe is a prime example.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First off, I have to credit where it’s due and say that Matt @ Pfaff did a bad ass job of putting this thing together. The cars, food truck, location and setup were all on point. The atmosphere was great and possibly most importantly; the show didn’t drag on at any point. Great work Matt. I took more shots here than most shows this summer; mostly due to the variety and quality of the cars there. Some shots of the employees’ and project cars inside.
Some of the better JDM turnout
Very impressive Euro Sports and Super Car turnout. Beginning with a 1250WHP Gallardo.
This was a last minute meet I heard about through Instagram. I checked the forecast to see if there would be rain, clears skies ahead they said. So I made my way down to Mississauga, to meet Dave from Stanceiseverything.com. Unfortuntely, it started to rain within 20 minutes of my arrival. Back to Brampton I went. I was only able to grab a few shots.
Chris’ Rocket Bunny Scion is definitely one of my favourite Tra Kyoto builds. The charcoal silver and black wheels work very wheel together.
Navin’s Rocket Bunny FD. Whats not to like about an RX-7? I’m not sure any other car has aged as well is the FD.
Mathew’s S14. Cleanest S chassis around. While I love S chassis that live the drift slut life a clean S is so damn refreshing.
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.
This is Canada’s Premier car show. Let alone European car show. We’ve been attending Eurokracy since it’s inception and have been shown open arms by the organizers Rick, Sergio and Jesse. We definitely feel part of the Eurokracy family. So much so, they allowed us to present our award for our favourite ride on stage. While my time with the mic was botched by stage fright, perhaps I should have prepared some words before hand. We ended up awarding this 1.8T swapped MK1 below. It was super clean with an amazing swap. It just felt right picking a Mk1 too. The severe heat limited the number of photos we have. The shade of our tent was very very compelling.
Sharing the stage with Sam Dobbins and his epic food saver.
993, with Ruf front and rear bumpers. The Porsche fanboy within tells me this was the coolest car at the show.
When BagRiders bring up their own E92, you know you’re in for a great show. You hear about the LibertyWalk Auto kit as now bring played out. When is the last time you’ve seen one in person? They are an impressive piece of kit. Just because you see them online does not mean the work going into one should be downplayed.
Bronson’s 540i ripping up the track. Definitely one of the better sounding cars of the day. The best time I believe was a 15.4, not bad for a 3800~ lbs luxary yacht with an open diff and blown suspension.
Chris’ Mk5, newly christened with OZ Futuras.
Redbull gives you wings. Seems like a little too much though. #redbullhigh
Moving west of the city has its benefits and drawbacks. The major drawback being the driving distance to Mosport and Shannonville. Using a 4.0 V8 to get there doesn’t help. I’m just unable to attend all of the events. Luckily I can just post Devo’s videos.
More of his work here: Original Sin.