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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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TOPP DriftRound 3: Shannonville

Moving west of the city has its benefits and drawbacks.  The major drawback being the driving distance to Mosport and Shannonville.  Using a 4.0 V8 to get there doesn’t help.  I’m just unable to attend all of the events.  Luckily I can just post Devo’s videos.

More of his work here: Original Sin.

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans

The World Endurance Championship, might be the new king.  Formula 1 will forever keep my interest.  It has its ups and downs and the allure of the best drivers and teams is too hard to ignore.  However, the WEC is starting to steer my interests elsewhere.  A few things are needed for series to enter into legendary status.  Ala, Group C, Group B, super tourers, or the first Turbo f1 era.  Great drivers, great teams, great cars and great racing.  The new WEC generation arguably rivals those great racing eras.  It will be the stuff of legends, decade into the future.  Heading into Le Mans, no one can accurately predict the winner of the race. Audi, Porsche and Toyota all have a legitimate chance to win.  With Nissan joining the fold for 2015 and Ferrari (program is rumoured to be unveiled this Saturday) in 2016, the WEC will be impossible to ignore. AWD, RWD, V4, V6, V8, V10, gas, diesel, electric, hybrids, turbos, KERS, Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Toyota, Chevrolet, BMW, Nissan, Rebellion, Morgan, ORECA, Ligier, Aston Martin.  This is variety that you will not see on the F1 circuit.  Below are the spotter guides for all 55 entries.  All eyes will be glued to the 7 front runners though.  My bold prediction ahead of the race has the No.7 Toyota car on top of the podium at the end.

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FITTED 2014 via Geoff

As Gill mentioned there are few shows (local especially) that offer such an eclectic mix of high quality cars. We were fortunate enough to have a booth set up in the main building; I will start my coverage with that. More to come later!

Euro first (I’m biased)

You don’t see too many RS cars of any variety this side of the pond; try as I might to replicate the cool bits on my A car, nothing compares to the real thing.

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Bagged Audi’s a plenty…

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There seemed to be fewer VW examples this year; but those that were there represented well.

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I have a soft spot for E46’s…this was my favorite BMW on Saturday.

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This white STI is just about always my favorite Subaru, if not car, at any show…now it has a (near) twin.

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A bagged Supra…that’s new.

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This was right up there as one of my favorite cars of the day, and I don’t even really like Hondas.

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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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