Yup. There’s a rap about Dario Franchitti.
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.
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.
Bagged Audi’s a plenty…
There seemed to be fewer VW examples this year; but those that were there represented well.
I have a soft spot for E46’s…this was my favorite BMW on Saturday.
This white STI is just about always my favorite Subaru, if not car, at any show…now it has a (near) twin.
A bagged Supra…that’s new.
This was right up there as one of my favorite cars of the day, and I don’t even really like Hondas.
We have two commitments in Canada FITTED and Eurokracy. These are the two events that we attend no ifs, ands or buts. Now on its 5th year, the show decided to ramp up the quality over quantity. I can’t remember another show in Toronto where the competing cars were of this caliber
Scraped.Crusaders. Favourite Ride at Fitted Lifestyle presented by Broadway Static Suspension
After much deliberation we chose the W114 owned by the mustachioed Richard C. We didn’t have certain criteria to go by. We didn’t hold prejudices against Euro, Domestic or Japanese rides. We simply chose the car that we loved, that had that je ne sais quoi.
An Old Merc, bagged on RSs coloured matched to an awesome cream interior. Finished off with blue centre caps. It’s not an extensive build. But its a build that was built with all the correct choices.
Continuing the bagged coupe theme is this awesome RX-7.
Scott had a bagged white E46 M3 last year. He now owns THE most unassuming 450hp+ car I’ve ever seen. This is phase 1 for his 135.
A Y O G R L.
Mark’s freshly painted and Beebed S2k.
I didn’t spend too much time outdoors as I haven’t adjusted to the warm weather yet. However there were some great example of cars that could had easily been displayed indoors. Including that EF civic, the Teknotik EVO and Jay’s 2.7TT swapped B6 Audi.
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.
This was our first visit to a Megaspeed/Performance World show. I felt it was a good kickoff to show season. Though the chilly weather outside did nothing to agree. I did see some facebook statuses at the smaller show size this year. However for new visitors like us, we did not notice such. What we did notice was the nice mix of hot rods, muscle cars, drag cars, imports and tuner cars.
Love me some Toyota VTEC.
The stance on this 300C was spot on. And KJohn’s MazdaSpeed3 looked great with the flares and Boso exhaust.
Something tells me @hoowybrow won’t be needing that wax any time soon. Natural patina at it finest.
If you don’t have time for a natural patina, just paint it on. It was however very well done.
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.
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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.