Category Archives: Wagon

Euronited 2014

Tucked away at the Bradley Museum in Mississauga, Euronited put on a pretty good show this past Sunday. Luckily I had enough time to grab pics, grab lunch and get back in time for the World Cup.

en10
en15

Oskar’s S4.  Bagged on CCWs with a full interior done by InsideJob Upholstery.  I’m on the fence about the heckbelende though, I haven’t decided if I like it or not.

en9 en19

Erik’s awesome SAAB 9-3. A damn shame, Saab, isn’t around anymore.

en8 en21

Not often do we post MK3s, but I think for this one, we can make an exception.

en4

I assure you, there is a MK4 in this image.

en23

Now on to the important stuff.  The 4 (not including mine) E34′s that showed up.  First is this Japanese Import Aplina B10 3.5.  The owner, seen above, bought the car from BC with a little over 86K in 2010 and drove it back through the US.  He’s swiftly put on 26K in the time since.

en26

Few cars look good in retro graphics.  All of the Alpina stuff is timeless.  The same goes for their wheels.

en1 en14

How does a 25 year old cloth interior look so good?  Cloth Alpina Recaros are the unicorm E34 seats,  god damn, they’re gorgeous.

en6

The full AC Schnitzer kit is actually nice when all the parts are fitted and not broken.  I wish I had this entire bumper rather than just the top half of it.  Even the retro side panelling is nice.  So, period correct.

en22en2

This early M5 was fresh off a track day.  The front track tires were completely worn and the rear 888s weren’t any better.  The owner also indicated some boost might be in the near future.

en13

Lastly, this E34 touring.  I had no idea it was even there.  I was just able to snap a few shots as he left.

en25

I LOVE Yas Marina Blue.  And I love the M4s more, knowing they’re underating the horsepower.   The 425HP F82 actually makes 460hp at the crank.

 

Spring Fling 2014 via Tylyr

It must have been the weather or something.  We usually have 2-3 photographers at each event.  The heat was just killer that day, I guess.   Luckily for us, Tylyr stepped up to the plate. Tyler Lenc has been in contact with us for a while now.  His photography has really gotten better as of late, so we’re happy to post these pics.

ty2 Mk2 or Mk1?  ‘Tis a quandary. ty5 ty25 Lu’s bagged TT. ty28ty12
ty4
ty17 Manolo’s new bruiser. ty13

 

VAG EVENT 2013

Winter needs to end asap.  This video of VAG Event 2013 brings us back to the middle of show season.  This is one of the best videos I’ve seen that captures the ambiance and atmosphere of a car show.

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.

1920x1080

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.

SONY DSC


subies1920

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.

557a9386

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.

IMG_6652

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…

 

WTCC Combatants

chevy 20142014-WTCC-Honda-Civic

Citroen has released video and images of their C-Elysee already.  Its now time for Honda and Chevrolet to show their cards.  Honda has gone with a Civic while Chevy has chosen the tried and tested Cruze.  It’s really a crap shoot picking a winner this year.  Can Chevy rely on last year’s dominance to carry through?  Can Honda build on last years solid campaign?  Or will Citroen come in and take advantage of the new rules?  I’ll wager with the later.  It’ll be a repeat of the WRC year with newcomer VW becoming the juggernaut.  The French squad has used the entire year as r & d while the other teams had to compete.  I’ll tap Muller for the title.

Found a video comparing the 2013 and 2014 spec Cruzes.  Major changes. Warning, music is terrible.

While on touring cars.  Honda has chosen to campaign a Civic wagon in the BTCC.  Coincidentally it has now become my favourite touring car for the 2014 season.  A turbo wagon racecar.  Yes on multiple levels.

honda-civic-tourer-2014-btcc-850x356

Honda-Civic-Tourer-BTCC-2

Daily Scraped #536

Perfect daily.  LINK.

10848293966_156fcf4bb0_o 10848349374_dbf3f8e137_o 10942625655_7db4e8eb96_o