As a resident of lower Ontario our summer car season is a scant 5-6 months. For the last few years, Oktoberfest has been the last event we’ve shown up to during the season. This years edition had a good amount of cars. All of which I won’t see for 6 month
The rareness that is Alpina.
Alan’s sweet E30.
Its refreshing seeing a mk3 without rusted rockers.
Shayan’s B5 A4 Wagon. Its a big deal up in Canada.
I haven’t been to a show where I’ve seen one of these cars by themselves. These guys go everywhere together.
The last few shots from our H20i trip consists of the multitude of visitors and random cars that came by 75th. Most of whom stopped by to see Brian Arthus who seems to know everyone with a car in the U.S. Including @farklefitment.
@jdmodz`s BestJDM winner at First Class Fitment
I’m now a bit biased on big body black BMWs.
Clean Impreza, stopped by for the views.
Fellow feathered Canadian brethren stopped by too.
For the first time in the 4 years I’ve been going to H2Oi I finally have some of my own photos to show off. Although all these photos took all of 15 mintues to take while we waiting for our table to eat lunch I’d say they came out pretty good. This years show was very different from the previous years. Traphouse was boycotted, the cops were towing cars on Tuesday, and the rain wouldn’t let up until Thursday. Once the rain let off everyone who had been waiting to hit the strip all week took the chance to do just that. The problem was the strip was PACKED. Cruising like we used to do 3 years ago was not an option this year. So I did what I do best, drink beer and chill with friends I get to see once or twice a year. Apart from all the bullshit with the OCMDPD and the strip being the way it was. This year was the best H2Oi I have attended yet. I got to find the real reason this event is the way it is. It’s all about friends, that you have made through the cars.
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.
After last years pretty successful E30/early BMW meet, we decided to replicate the meet but on a smaller scale. It was now 5 series oriented, since Bron and I both drive one. We had only planned on having 10-15 cars as we were both just looking to meet other e34 owners. But it quickly grew on Instagram and we knew we were getting a bigger meet then initially planned. The plan was to hold the meet at the lot behind BJ’s restaurant. However the owners were none too please. So Rose’s seemed like the best alternative. Predicably we were swiftly kicked out of there too.
@see_trees, @patrickw5 and @saeed87 e34 Instagram brethren
When I made it back to 75th after Rose’s our street was pretty packed with BMW. I was told by Mauncho this was on the light side. A few minutes earlier he was hard at work rerouting cars to Rose’s while dealing with the owner’s of BJs. All in all, in was poorly planned on our part.
@willem’s bagged M5 trailering an e30.
Unfortunately, the meet was not how we had hoped. We should have chosen a much bigger lot. We also should have made a proper back up plan (other than Rose’s). Let’s hope next year goe better.