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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.

Doing the Splits

I’ve decided to run a front splitter on the B34TER.  And I managed to convince Mauncho to do the same on his E36.  It was easy, it took one text.   Now that that decision is made, we need to figure out how to actually building them.

We’ve chosen to go with the popular grassroots option of plywood.   Before you consider that to be ghetto fab or doing it wrong.  I assure you, any track day or time attack event will have a multitude of amateur and semi-professionally prepared vehicles sporting plywood splitters.

This Evo for example sports a great wood splitter.  DIY thread link.

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Birch wood provides the right combination of flexibility, rigidity, and strength.  It is also very cost effective as it can be purchased at any Home Depot or Lowe’s.  If money is no object, you have the options to use carbon fiber, alumilite or Tegris (NASCAR splitters).  Slightly cheaper options include ABS plastic. For our purpose, of providing mostly aesthetics and the possibility of some track time, the use of plywood made sense.  Moreover, the addition of a splitter could improve your mileage.  Hence I’ve dumped the idea of canards attached to the bumper.  Instead I will have canards/winglets on the splitter near the sides to direct the air around the car. Repeated layers of urethane and sanding and a couple of coats of paint, will yield a finish on the plywood that will be very close if not identical to painted plastic.  Considering the cheap cost of plywood and urethane, I was slightly surprised by the cost of splitter supports.  The shock type supports seem to have extremely huge markups on ebay.  $60-80 a pair? No thanks.  I think a look through a McMaster-Carr catalogue will yield alternative solutions. I’ve also seen the use of steel cable and fittings used. We might have to resort to this if cheaper supports are not found. Since the e36 and e34 have relatively square bumpers.  I’m fairly certain both cars will have identically shaped splitters. Supports and bolt location will undoubtedly change however the templete used to cut out the splitter will hopefully be applied to both.  Allowing us to easily build a replacement splitter once they wear down.  And wear down, they undoubtedly will. Amir’s red E36 posted by Stanceworks has a great splitter design.  And it is one we will lend cues from.  It does not appear to be made of plywood but I digress.

Stanceworks Source.

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Subaru Hypermeet 2013: Subarus

After a quick pitstop at Cars and Coffee I made my way over to the 2013 Subaru Hypermeet.  I felt like there was a tad more variety this year compared to previous years.  HREs would not have been seen before.  Neither would that Forester trailer combo.

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This.  Pretty much the car I lusted after in high school  Blue GC, with rally style (Compomotive, Impuls etc) wheels.

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Satin red Plastidipped GD.  Well done.

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My old wheels!!  The owner is still happy with them.  Even sporting the same 2+ year old paint job.  Industrial rust paint FTW.

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Money.

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Tremcladed by the owner on his driveway.  Impressize.  My tremcladed bumper on the other hand looks like ass.

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The addition of the BRZ, is much welcomed.

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CSCS at Mosport. Pt.1

It has not been a good week for me.  Speeding ticket, an accident in Detriot, and pulled plates (still unresolved).  It was good to get my mind off of things.   CSCS at Mosport.  Brian was kind enough to drive.

Still lovin this MR2 we previously saw at Fitted.

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After the Chrysler 300 I fender bendered (minor bumper damage), I don’t entirely hate these cars. The 8 speed auto on the other hand?  Horrendous.

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I have a soft spot for 4 door R32s.

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Doppleganger.  These weren’t the only two.  There were more than Mauncho and this random dude in a black tee and camo shorts.  At least 4 chose this EXACT outfit today.  They all happened to be black.

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Bronson, doing his best to hide the quarter damage.  Commendable.

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Waiting to hit the track.

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Was great to see this car out and about.  The booth at the Autoshow did not do it justice.

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Horsepower is not needed to drift.  Riley’s hardbody prooves this.  KA power.

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Pikes Peak 2013

Jeff Zwart’s day job is a commercial director.  So you’d think his run up the hill will have a great video.  Will Roegge takes care of that for him.

Much like his driving style.  Less flare, strictly business.  Loeb’s Pikes Peak video gets the job done.  With a time under  8:15, even fully paved that time is mind boggling.

To reminisce.  These two video below show the old original Pikes Peak.  All dirt, massive wings, massive turbo lag, massive balls.  Not taking anything away from Loeb, but Vatanen and Rorhl were  legends amongst men.

Magnus Walker Commute.

While I can’t condone this behavior the video is nonetheless awesome.  Even though you’re a great racer and your car is in perfect running order.  There are always the what ifs.  People can’t drive, don’t watch mirrors, sudden traffic, debri etc.  It’s cool until someone gets hurt.  Boosted Civic is nice too lol.

Return of the King

World Time Attack Challenge is upon us again.  The 2 time reigning champ is the CyberEVO.  This time with massive C-West aero.  Can’t say it looks better.  But I’m fairly certain it’ll win, besting it’s time from last year.  Especially considering the Sierra Sierra EVO will not be present.

CSCS at Mosport DDT pt.2

This is a quality over quantity post.  The first was just a pic dump.  Photos by DaveM.
Staging for the drift event.

He had a hell of a time trying to keep this on track all day.

Good looking colour combo of satin grey and orange.


NV Auto, no fucks given about stance when you’re fast.

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It was overall a very good CSCS event.  We arrived a tad late due to CPT.  Thus we missed the BC Racing EK civic flip onto its roof :(

These are unedited track pics.  We’ll have more drifting and show photos later.

Fastest time of the day for NV. Auto`s GC Impreza Coupe.

Sorry dude, Subaru’s got you beat today.

Way faster than I thought this thing would be.