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Berlin Klassik 2014

I can attribute the late publication of this article down to Canada’s long winter.  Those in the Canadian car community are forced to endure 5-6 months of drab, bleak, and desolate winters. All of which culminate in little to no original content within those months.  So I’ve saved a few photo sets from summer for these months.  Berlin Klassik is up first. This is my first visit to this show.  It has certainly grown since its inception a few years ago, and has quickly become one of the top 2-3 Euro shows in Ontario.  The number of BMWs, Mercedes-Benzs and Porsches is higher here than anything other Ontario venue.

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However, the bread and butter for Berlin Klassik is still VW.  And Mauricio’s MK2 is still amungst my favourites.  I’m not sure how I accomplish this at every show, but I consistantly forget to take photos of VWs.  I just tend to take more photos of other brands.  Luckily, Geoff was able to capture the VAG cars in Septemeber.  LINK.

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This Passat might be rubbing some VW purists the wrong way with its Benz wheels.  As is the CRX below.  The owner didn’t bother bringing it into the show grounds.  It was sitting pretty in the parking lot.

 

Speaking of parking lot, the highlight of the show was there as well.  A pristine 911 with Sparco seats and RSR bits.  As well as a 997 GT3 with what might be the best vanity plate I’ve ever seen. An homage to Porsche’s reknown engine designer Hans Mezger.

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Any show with 356s, 930s, 964s, 911s, 928s AND 914s is good in my books.

 

Stuttgart had a good showing too.  I loved this bagged W210. And Manolo’s  bagged W116.

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And finally, Munich’s showing.   As I am now a BMW owner, I’m able to appreciate these cars from more of a personal and snobbish outlook.


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June Jitter Bug via. Tylyr Lenc

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This was my first time attending June Jitterbug but I can tell you this definitely will not be my last. The warm sunny weather, The drive up on the highway littered with slammed dubs and even parking in Firemens park. Everything was perfect. There were a lot of quality cars there that caught my attention. Between being distracted by staring at cars, talking to the owners and walking around with friends I managed to take some photos every now and then. After all, there is nothing better than everyone getting together enjoying what we all enjoy most.

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H2Oi GTGs – Matt

There are three parts to H20i.  Cruising the strip,  the get togethers and the show.  These are the GTGs.  Each year dozens of GTGs are announced/scheduled online.  A few years ago they centered around the Convention Center.  Last year they were at either Taphouse or Roses. Unfortunately, it looks like the property owners of the Roses complex are shutting that area down in the future.  On to 115th?

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We just gravitated to Taphouse.  We were never sure what meet was going down, we just knew it was the place to be.

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John’s Bagged Merc.  His other Merc, a bagged 190E is for sale ;)  check out @thebrightlight on Instagram, if you’re interested.

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We saw A LOT of lovely Caddys this year.  We’re posting a special one later on.

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SquuaadTSX.   Much was said about this car.

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Looney Low,  we always post this car.

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Damn, B6s got me again.

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What’s H2Oi without some Imprezas?  lol

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Jess Kangs EF.

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Scraped Crusaders | Eurokracy Kruise 2013 rollers

It was a wet drive, but it seemed as though every time I looked in my rear view, a new car had joined our cruise!

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Between Amanda (my other half) and myself, we were able to get some decent rollers. (passanger side shots are hers ;) )

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If you don’t see your car you were either too far back from me, it was raining too hard, or the shot did not turn out :(

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Thank you to everyone who tagged along and kept us company on the drive!! It was an awesome cruise. – Matt

 

Fantastic French

After the recently released Peugeot Onyx concept.  I’ve come to the realization that the French have the concept car game in the bag.  No other country comes close.  Apart from a few BMW, Porsche and Lexus concepts, everyone else is lacking.

Peugeot Onyx
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Citroen C-Matisse
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Citroen Numero 9
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Citroen Servolt (pic of Francoise Nielly Art Car)
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Citroen GT
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Renault Alipine A110-50
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