From Main to Side Chick

This was supposed to be my beater.  My cheap, everyday, grimy BMW that I could drive daily without concern.  Now shes the mistress I only see in warm weather, and only usually on the weekends.  What changed?  She went through some cosmetic and mechanical upgrades passing through the threshold of beater status to photogenic respectability. […]

H2Oi 2016: Arrival

I had skipped out on the 2015 festivities.  The traffic and drunk hooliganism from 2014 put me off for a whole year.  Fortunately,  last year was REALLY H2Oi, with constant tropical storm/hurricane conditions.  I didn’t miss much.  Initially, I hadn’t planned on trekking down  for the 2016 event either.  But at the last second I […]

7th Annual FITTED

FITTED is Toronto’s unofficial car show season opener.  Positioned early enough in the year for most to unveil the work that was completed over the winter months. There were a few builds I was keeping an eye on.  Including Miro’s Camaro.  I’ve seen the unfinished item on a few occasions but the fully finished unit […]

Money Gang BBQ

Devo and the Money Gang crew held their first BBQ a few weeks ago.  Excellent people, excellent food not so excellent weather.  All things considered it was a good way to spend a Sunday. Kristoff, Devo and Mike all parked their cars like the cool kids do.  So I parked my poser car with theirs. […]

Work, Work, Work, Work

New beginnings for a bunch of us.  It may not be warm enough yet but there is no time to wait.  Show and drift season is just around the corner.   Dave is working on a VR swap and selling his diesel motor. Dan is building and parting out way too many VWs to keep […]

The New Beater?

About this time 2 years ago I swapped from the Subaru (which was only just recently towed away) to the current e34.  Considering its price and condition, I had anticipated the car to be my “beater”.  I had even considered a few track days for it.  As time went on I grew more attached to […]

True North “Show”Room

I was initially excited to go to the BMW/Mercedes/Audi TrueNorth event.  There were tons of people sharing my views on Facebook leading up to the event.  After arriving at the “show”  I thought I took a wrong turn somewhere and wound up at a showroom or service lot.  Maybe its the initial purchase price, or the […]

PCA Porsche Concours

After ranting last week about brand fetishists at VAGkraft I’m writing this week about the Porsche Concours event in Burlington a few weeks back.   Suffice, to say there are certain occasions where brand elitism is condoned. Classic 911:  The icon that started the 50 year plus span of 911s. I’ve always split the 911 from ’63-’74 […]

VagKraft 2015

When your friends are all VW fanboys you simultaneously grow an appreciation and a hatred for all things Volkswagen.  You appreciate the builds and comradery.  You hate the constant VW talk and the unwarranted brand elitism and fetishism. I’m fairly certain if I were friends with a group of people in another car niche, I’d have […]

The Scraped Crusaders’ B34TER

There are certain things in life that just go together.  Things that go together so often, they’ve become ubiquitous. The case for BBS and BMW can be made but the results rarely disappoint.  So what if the combination has been done before.  That does not and should not change the verdict of the results.  New […]

Eurokracy 2015 via Geoff

As per usual we were in attendance for Eurokracy this year; it goes without saying that we don’t miss this one. With a new venue for 2015 and more cars in attendance than I have ever seen, this year may have just been the best yet. That being said, great weather (meaning I was hot […]

I Spent the Weekend in the Gridlife Zone

A few weeks ago I got a call from my buddy Martino from Garage Collective saying he was going to Gridlife and had an extra seat. Having no idea what, when or where Gridlife is, I obliged. Why not, what’s the worst that could happen. I love road trips, and the idea of going to […]

Stance Factory E36

I’ve lost count how many shoots Matt Berenz has done for magazines with local content.  This is StanceFactory’s S54 swapped E36 that he shot for Performance BMW.  Its amazing how you can take bits from other BMWs and combine them to make an absolute weapon.

Mauncho Does The Strip

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 […]

Pfaff Tuning Show and Shine BBQ

We finally got around to posting more photos from the Pfaff Tuning Show and Shine.  It took place the week before H2Oi so we were all a tad pre-occupied.  It was still a great show, with an array of different cars.  Matt Berenz did a fantastic job of organizing the entire day.  I’m certain next […]

H2Oi 2014 – BMW Meet

After last years pretty successful E30/early BMW meet, we decided to replicate the meet but on a smaller scale.  It was now 5 series oriented, since Bron and I both drive one.  We had only planned on having 10-15 cars as we were both just looking to meet other e34 owners.  But it quickly grew […]

H2Oi 2014 – Arrival

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 […]