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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a Subie fanboy, Riley’s Impreza ticks all the right boxes. RWD and 500hp? Yes, please.
Dylan Sharpe was killing it all day. Not surprised he was able to win. More impressive, is that he drove it home afterwards.
Kitted S13s, make me rethink me car choice constantly.
Jover’s AE before punting Steve’s car. Though, the damage to the Corolla was minimal.
Innovative Tuning had my two favourite cars of the day. Their LS3 swapped E46 M3 drift car. Purists aside, this thing is awesome.
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.
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.
Porsche 944, which the track announcer confused for a 928.
Mazda’s version of the 944, the FC….bro.
It must feel awesome when your 150hp, 1500lbs fwd Suzuki Swift is able to overtake a McLaren MP4.
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.
The complete opposite of ugly is this Z.
Mike’s crazy eyed FC. Mismatched wheels never looked so good.
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.
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.
@NA1Danio ‘s NSX. LevelOne at its finest.
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.
Damn kids making the fitment on my old Legacy look weak.
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.
“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™!”
It’s been a while since we’ve posted Mike’s Subaru swapped Karmann Ghia. LINK. He was recently able to touch up his paint, add a few leather bits and button up a couple more things. it isn’t up and running just yet, but when that does happen, we’ll be sure to post the videos.
Those leather straps look MONEY.
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.