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Oktoberfest 2014

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 :(

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The rareness that is Alpina.

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B4 S2.

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Alan’s sweet E30.

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Its refreshing seeing a mk3 without rusted rockers.

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Shayan’s B5 A4 Wagon.  Its a big deal up in Canada.

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I haven’t been to a show where I’ve seen one of these cars by themselves.  These guys go everywhere together.

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H2Oi 2014 – BMW Meet

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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. :(

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@see_trees, @patrickw5 and @saeed87    e34 Instagram brethren

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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.

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@willem’s bagged M5 trailering an e30.

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Tetanus.

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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.

H2Oi 2014 – Arrival

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CSCS August 11th

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CSCS,  show and shine, time attack and drifting.  There are no other events locally that combine these three things.  As a person who’s attention span is very very limited ,the multiple aspects to the show are welcome.  It’s hard not to be a fan of time attack and drifting when they are witnessed in person.  Even if the cars and brands aren’t up to your fanboy code.  I’m not exactly a fan of Hondas but I can watch them thrash around the track for hours.

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I rolled to the show with Adrian.  The lack of VWs was obvious.  I still don’t understand why the VW crowd does not show up.  Even the biggest of VW, rear beam fan boys, Adrian had a good time.  The main reason we went was to see Steve skid in the Scraped Crusaders X Swang Bang Money Gang E30. I don’t want to stroke his ego, but for a guy that’s only been drifting on the track for less than a year, he’s doing incredibly well.

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As a Subie fanboy, Riley’s Impreza ticks all the right boxes.  RWD and 500hp?  Yes, please.

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Dylan Sharpe was killing it all day.  Not surprised he was able to win.  More impressive, is that he drove it home afterwards.

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Kitted S13s, make me rethink me car choice constantly.

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Jover’s AE before punting Steve’s car.  Though, the damage to the Corolla was minimal.

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Innovative Tuning had my two favourite cars of the day.  Their LS3 swapped E46 M3 drift car. Purists aside, this thing is awesome.

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Their Impreza time attack car was my other favourite.  At 20 years old. this GC shouldn’t be as competitive as it is.  Watching it slide and power its  way sideways out of corners made my day.

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As an amateur photographer the intricacies of camera settings still confuse me.  So, the photos are limited to mostly the pit lane variety.   That does allow me to get way closer to the machinery, so I’ll have to view it as a plus.   Especially regarding the time attack cars.  I prefer to shoot a closer view of the aero bits, allowing me to watch the racing action without bothering with photos.

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Porsche 944, which the track announcer confused for a 928.

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Mazda’s version of the 944, the FC….bro.

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It must feel awesome when your 150hp, 1500lbs fwd Suzuki Swift is able to overtake a McLaren MP4.

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I was only able to grab a few photos of the show and shine cars.  A lot of the cars were too Dark Knights (old Toronto rice scene car show) for me.  While I appreciate craftsmanship.  I don’t appreciate the terrible taste that goes with some of them.  I don’t have to like your car because you spent money on body work.  Ugly is ugly.

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The complete opposite of ugly is this Z.

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Mike’s crazy eyed FC.  Mismatched wheels never looked so good.

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Veilside?  Brings back memories of videos I used to download off Scour/Kazaa/Limewire.   The season finale it scheduled for September 21.  Unfortunately,  I’ll have to miss it as we’re driving to H20i.

86 Day

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86 day, August 6th.  Its the first time I’ve heard of it. As soon as I found out Cyrious Garageworks was holding festivities, I was there along with Dave.  We probably should have shown up a bit early to take photos.  It was really dark within an hour.  Also I think i took more pics of non AE86s than 86s.

I can’t wait till I put my coilovers on.  I haven’t been able to comfortable park my car within the cool cars for months.  I parked in the adjacent lot with this guy.

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I had no idea the GTA had this many clean 86s.  I was fully expecting rusted rockers, bent quarters and flimsy bumpers.  Instead, there were 10-15 of the cleanest Corollas I’ve ever seen.

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Got my first look at Aiden’s new wheel setup.  Those Luxaru Abstracts are damn nice.

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Big body sedans with RWD and a turbo.  This Chaser fits the bill for my ideal daily.

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Dan’s Lexus, looking good as always.

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There was a lineup of around 30 BRZ/FR-Ss.  I only grab a pic of one lol

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Satin Starlet.  I really like the green paint on this one.

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It may not be in the greatest condition, but I’m glad this Celica is still on the road.

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Scraped Crusaders at Spring Fling Via Dave

Spring Fling this year was bigger  than we anticipated. I do not remember the last time the venue filled up so quickly.  Though, the weather forecast helped.  I think its about time a new venue is used.  Photos by David Morgan.

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I for one felt my stock E34 was better suited across the street.  Since I had the car straight piped the day before, a few ricer flybys were in store…..worth.  The rest of the crew was relegated to the far grass as Adrian’s newly turbo’d Mk2 was acting up.

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Not often do you see this big of a generation gap at one event.  I’m not sure I can chose between the two.

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I might be slightly biased, but Mauricio’s Mk2 is still my favourite.

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Mk3 on reverse mounted RSIIs.  Such a different look to my old set.

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Of course I’m posting the only e34 from Spring Fling.

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David’s remaining photos.

 

 

Touge Tuning Meet.

The TougeTuning meet.  I had zero expectations for this meet.  I figured since it was very early into the season the amount of cars would be bleak.  Seeing as though its been one of the longest winters in recent memories, how many cars would be ready for late April?  Apparently a lot.

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@NA1Danio ‘s NSX.   LevelOne at its finest.

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There was nothing more I wanted in high school than a blue GC coupe, with a big wing, big exhaust and gold wheels.  I think I want one again.

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Berks.

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Scraped.Crusaders. at TOPP Drift by Gill

It felt awesome to get the first show/event under belt.  Winter needs to frickin die.  The weather was great enough to warrant only t-shirts. That made the TOPP Drift season opener even better. First and foremost we were there to watch and support Steve and his e30.

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#kristofflovesthis

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From show car to drift slut. I’m sad i won’t see this car on the road anymore, but I’m excited to see it going sideways. Expect more changes for Steve.

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Maybe painting it white, wasn’t such a good idea.

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Drifting is an expensive and dirty sport.  Luckily with the help of sponsors like Wheel Direct, many grassroots drivers are able to lap all day.

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You might have seen Marin’s 240 in this Sylvania commercial.  Though, with more fenders.

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More pics from Geoff soon.  He was able to grab more sideways shots.

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Performance VW X Eurokracy X Scraped.Crusaders.

Performance VW has enlisted our help to cover Eurokracy 2013.   The article was published in the April issue.  The Scraped.Crusaders. provided the words and images, while the Eurokracy crew provided the one of best car shows in Canada.  The issue also happens to feature UNIX Performance’s amazing grean MK1, and a bagged Audi 80.  We suggest you take a gander.

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