H2Oi 2016: Arrival

I had skipped out on the 2015 festivities.  The traffic and drunk hooliganism from 2014 put me off for a whole year.  Fortunately,  last year was REALLY H2Oi, with constant tropical storm/hurricane conditions.  I didn’t miss much.  Initially, I hadn’t planned on trekking down  for the 2016 event either.  But at the last second I […]

Queensway Cruise Nights

Organisation, civility, and standards.   Three things that lack from every big tuner meet in the GTA.  The younger tuner crowd just can’t seem to hold its composure when they’re in a mob setting.  While they’re marginally organised, they are far from civil.  Burnouts, revving, racing up and down the aisles.  Things you only see […]

Cars and Coffee

Another month another Cars and Coffee, even though I haven’t posted any pics from the others yet.  This was the first C&C I was able to make this year.  And I was able to catch a few cars I haven’t seen before.  Including the LaFerrari, 512BB and the 959. My car obsession as a child was […]

Rollerz Only 2016 BBQ

Ever since I went to my first lowrider show a few years ago, they’ve become the staple in the round of shows I go.   No show scene has me more intrigued than when a car pulls up on three wheels.  In the grand scheme of things, its basically useless to be able to three wheel […]

A look back at Eurokracy 2015

As I pack up for Eurokracy 2016, I’m taking a photo dump look back at 2015.  Most if not all of these are David’s pics as I was too inebriated from all the Coors Banquets the night before.  I hope to not repeat the same mistake this year. You know you’re doing well when you […]

Work, Work, Work, Work

New beginnings for a bunch of us.  It may not be warm enough yet but there is no time to wait.  Show and drift season is just around the corner.   Dave is working on a VR swap and selling his diesel motor. Dan is building and parting out way too many VWs to keep […]

PCO Late Season Meet

That movie where the main character is helplessly watching his/her dreams slip away.  That’s what the prospect of Porsche ownership looks like with these crazy prices.  They’ve gone from “maybe one day” to “this bubble will explode soon, right?”. For now,  I’ll have to keep looking at these from this end of the camera. And […]

CIAS 2016

The internet has ruined the suspense around autoshows world wide.  There is no anticipation outside of Frankfurt, Geneva, Detroit, Paris and Tokyo.  That’s where all of the big name unveilings take place.  All of which are immediately broadcast on social media.  It was much different a 15-20 years ago.  You had to wait until physical print […]

MacDaddy

There are race cars then there are RACECARs.  Some racecars are placed in the upper echelon of sporting history.  Your 917s, 956s, GT40s, Lotus 49, Jag D-Type etc.  In my opinion the F1 GTR is one of those cars.  Not since the early 70’s has a car so closely based on a production based car […]

Scraped Crusaders’ Favourite Ride FITTED 2015

Judging a show usually results in a bunch of sore losers bitching about how they should have placed.  This is exactly why we choose to name our award the Scraped Crusaders Favourite Ride. Favourites are not put through the ringers of a scaled judging system.  We just pick the car that fits our mantra, or […]

FITTED Ontario Place

FITTED Ontario Place was a great show.  The organizers decided a second venue  to compliment their Brampton show.  I thought the location they chose worked out well.  Its a central location is much easier to get to than the Brampton one.   I really need to work on mixing up my photo angles.  I only realized once editing these […]

Porsche Centre Oakville

There was little notice, if any, of this Porsche meet at Porsche Centre Oakville.  I only learned about it on Instagram.  I’m glad I went through with it though.  Albeit a tad late, I was told by Mauncho and Kurt (from Krazyhaus) that I had missed a good amount of cars. The classics were out.   […]

86 Day 2015 at Cyrious Garage

August, 6th,  86 Day in the car community.  The AE86 authority in Mississauga is definitely Cyrious Garage.  Having campaigned their coupe for numerous years in DMCC and FD Pro2.  Every year they open up their shop on this day for a small pop up meet.  And pretty much every 86 in the GTA showed up. […]

The Scraped Crusaders’ B34TER

There are certain things in life that just go together.  Things that go together so often, they’ve become ubiquitous. The case for BBS and BMW can be made but the results rarely disappoint.  So what if the combination has been done before.  That does not and should not change the verdict of the results.  New […]

Majestics – Luxurious BBQ Pt.1

The Majestic Luxurious BBQ is now officially my favourite annual BBQ/car meet.   It gathers all of the local lowriders from the GTA along with a few from below the border. I’ve always loved lowriders from a far.  We see them in youtube videos, magazines, TV shows and movies.  Jay Leno produced a great video recently, […]

Eurokracy Kruise 2015 and Arrival

2015 marks the 3rd running of our Kruise to Eurokracy.   We usually have 7-8 of our own crew plus 20-30 cars by the time we get to Montreal.  This year we TRIED to lead the cruise in Steve’s tow rig.  But apparently our 120kmph speed was too slow for a bunch of the cruise […]

I Spent the Weekend in the Gridlife Zone

A few weeks ago I got a call from my buddy Martino from Garage Collective saying he was going to Gridlife and had an extra seat. Having no idea what, when or where Gridlife is, I obliged. Why not, what’s the worst that could happen. I love road trips, and the idea of going to […]

FITTED 2015 via Gill

There are 3 staples in our year.  Eurokracy, H20i and Fitted.  We’ve been attending FITTED for over 4 years now, going back to the second ever Stretch and Poke event at Lakeshore.  We’ve gone from casual attendees to now being able to bring 2 builds and a booth.  This year we had Danny’s 1.8T swapped […]