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Fitted 2014

There are 3 shows we never miss.  Eurokracy, H2Oi and Fitted.   We do everything that was can to help Dave put on a great show.  We will once again have a booth setup with stickers and tees on offering.  Geoff’s A4 will be featured in our booth. We are also hoping to get a few more cars into the indoor venue  The venue will take place at the Brampton Fairgrounds, and it is booth indoors and outdoors. The indoor section will be offered to the chosen and is much bigger than last year.  The registration and selection process are already underway.  LINK.

There were some complaints about the gravel last year.  However with the indoor section being that much larger this year, if your car is good enough to be inside, it probably will be.

Show info.

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“FITTED™ is an aspirational event created originally in 2010 to promote, foster, and expand the Automotive Lifestyle community. Over the span of five years, we have successfully hosted and expanded our event to converge all cross-cultural elements which this audience prescribes to. FITTED™ is not just a car show. It is a community built upon custom-crafted awards, unique activities, giveaways, sport, fashion, positive relationships, and most importantly, fun! As enthusiasts, we understand and live the lifestyle not from outside the culture but amongst you, our peers. We look forward to bringing you another successful year and thank you for your interest in FITTED™!”

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Scraped.Crusaders’ B34TER Pt.1

The Legacy will be replaced. We had originally thought of keeping this purchase under wraps through the winter.   But then realized what’s the point in that.  Aren’t we here to share our builds and experiences with our readers?  Damn right we are.

First I need to send off the Lesbowagon.  All in all ,she’s been a great car.  While I do hate her now, it was a mutual split.

What I do know for sure is,  I would not have the great friends I have today if it weren’t for this car. The Scraped.Crusaders simply would not exist.   I showed up to the weekly VW meet in Pickering in my stock 1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton Wagon, after Dave invited me out.  Honestly, at the time I thought car meets were for losers. “You just stand outside in a lot with your car?”. My mind was changed very quickly.  It was much more than that.  Good times and good people, I was hooked.  Coils were already ordered and I was scouring Kijiji (our craigslist) for wheels.  The first year was a learning process. I had zero experience modifying cars and thus, ended up with terrible fitment. While it was okay, it was no where near where I wanted it to be.  We still made it work, with some nice photos.

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Over that winter I had decidde to get a set of widened steelies.  I’ve always liked that look and wanted to be different in the Subie scene.  At 16×8 they were a step up from the previous year.  Things were going well and the dhow season was about to begin. I was pumped, not even an accident could stop me.  I took the punches and just rolled with it.  Attended both Stretch and Poke and Eurokracy with mashed up doors.  Fortunately the doors would be fixed and a set of 16 inch RSs would be fitted before H20i. The green beebs didn’t last long but people sure did remember them.

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While I loved the RSs, i felt the 16s were too small.  The hunt for 17s was really short as it was just a text to Geoff.  We traded wheels plus cash on my end because I had smashed one of the lips. That year also brought on a rear hatch wing, an outback front bumper and Hella lights.

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This year turned out to be the most trying of them all.  NUMEROUS repairs, nagging issues.  We were both growing tired of each other. The RSIIs weren’t helping. A hairline crack would sometimes leak and on other occasions hold air perfectly.  As the issue was intermittent, I was not prepared to drive the car to H20i.  That was the low point.  I hated the Lesbowagon so much that I did not want to take her to Maryland. That changed when I found a set of BBS RSs with similar specs to the RSIIs.  A quick remounting of tires, side skirts, plastidipping the real valence and adding a front lip.  I was able to save face for H20i.  Unfortunately around this time my transmission started acting up, fourth gear was on its way out ( I had to physically hold the lever in 4th or it would pop out). I decided to just man up and drive down,  I was just desperate to get to OCMD.  Luckily it worked out.  To my surprise I have been able to take the Subaru to H20 for 4 years with 4 different wheels and looks.

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I had put on over 160000kms in four years of ownership.  I should really move closer to work  :(. Over 120000 of those kms were spent dumped.  So considering that,  I can’t be too angry that it was in the shop often for maintenance issues.  Steering u-joints, ball joints, axles, hubs, snapped shifter linkage.  She’ll be relegated to winter duty.  And possibly ice racing next year?

-Edit.  I had started the above paragraph months ago.  Since then 4th gear has shit the bed completely.  Thus ice racing is not in the cards.  Instead….junkyard.

She’ll be missed,  on to the next one.  Continued…

 

Oktoberfest 2013 by Gill

This is usually the FINAL event on the Scraped.Crusaders calendar. We start taking wheels off, raising coils and/or putting our cars away entirely right around this time.  It was a small BBQ event.  Most likely the last time I’ll be seeing most of these cars until next spring.  This year it was held at Euroline Performance in Mississauga.

I may be seeing more of E46s in the future ;)

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I THINK this EK was on toyos.  He also had awesome Status seats.

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Toronto’s coolest Porsche just got better.  I beleive the seats are new and the RS/RSR? bumpers were added too.  Love it.

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Cool E92, but seriously, if you can afford this, you can probably afford real wheels.

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My Weekend at OCMD – Preet

I let my girlfriend take photos at H2Oi.  I THINK it was a good idea.  On the one hand she caught some very nice candid moments, on the other I had to weed through many many photos of random crap.  I do like a lot of these pics though.

Caught me in my mobbin pose.

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….Geoffs totally hetero mobbin pose too…

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…and Mauncho’s.

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Scraped.Crusaders. and Eurokracy swag.  We rep our Quebec friends everywhere.

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I think she liked this Mustang.

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My face just before I had to change my wheel.  I was not amused.

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She ended up taking these while I was getting the above done.  Not bad

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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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VagKraft 2013 by Gill

I don’t always like VWs but when I do, they’re 2 instagram queens.  @farklefitment’s green hatch and @corrrrrrigan’s red one.

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@ladeedubxo’s bagged City Golf.  Followed by the rest of my limited VW content.

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Sean Murphy’s Mk3.  The Stay Strong booth, helped raise funds for Sean who’s rehabilitating from a spinal cord injury.  More info.

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Fairly certain these are my old beebs.   Patented chipping paintjob and all.  Almost wish I kept them.

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Now on to the cool cars ;).  My favourite car was this M3.  No crazy ruined fender fitment, just a nice low stance.  Perfect.

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E39… B======D

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Vagkraft 2013 by Matt

This year Vagkraft for me was seen from a much different perspective than usual, and that was the perspective of a vendor. Even though the Pfaff Tuning booth did need attention, I was able to slip away and snap some shots of cars that really stood out to me, so here are my personal favorites.

My all time favorite car of the day. Hats off to the owner.

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Have to give props to my bro for winning this year for the third year in a row, killin it!

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Sean’s beautiful mk3, we wish you a full recovery my friend.

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AirAssisted showed up with their laid out 50′s Ford pickup, showing everyone in the air game how it’s done.

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Ladeedub’s City got the air treatment as well, and it was oh so good!

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Frankie though not in the show, still creates a buzz everywhere this car goes.

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Vossen had a good presence at the Tuning booth this year.

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Second favorite to the TT was this Beetle, god I couldn’t get enough of this thing!

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You know when there is that one car every year that sticks in your head, and you keep seeing it at all the meets and shows, but never meet the guy/girl…well that is whats happening for me with this E30 M3. (and even with this love, I still didn’t get a full shot of it <– idiot)

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Lets not forget Carm’s E30 posted up right next to the M3.

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And if Carm is there, you know Manolo is there :P

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Sniped Dave…but he noticed.

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Shayan’s beauty B6

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Luxury Abstract wheels making an appearance.

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Other mentionables.

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All in all another great year for a very chill show. Good friends, good crowd, great prizes and some sweet cars.

Tires23 BBQ

After Cars and Coffee and Subaru Hypermeet came the TIres23 BBQ.   Year in and year out the BBQ events that local parts stores put one are my favourite.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for free food.  Definitely wasn’t missing the Tires23 event either.  I’ve only been there 10 times or so this summer alone :(.

StaticMotion.

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Awesome looking Prelude.  Don’t see these stanced out often.

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Matt recently shot this 86 for a print feature.

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I see overfendered, kitted out Silvias and think, THIS IS WHATS MISSING IN MY LIFE.

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Pretty sure this car won the sound off.  Eardrums certainly thought so.

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Thought I missed this car when he left the Subaru Hypermeet early.  Luckily caught it here

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Brian’s boner dissipated long enough for me to snap this pic.  EF fiend.

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Not much needs to be done for 1Ms to look awesome.

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Previously a metallic blue.  The plastidip Camo green was lookin good. 

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