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Pfaff Tuning Show and Shine BBQ via Geoff

First off, I have to credit where it’s due and say that Matt @ Pfaff did a bad ass job of putting this thing together. The cars, food truck, location and setup were all on point. The atmosphere was great and possibly most importantly; the show didn’t drag on at any point. Great work Matt. I took more shots here than most shows this summer; mostly due to the variety and quality of the cars there. Some shots of the employees’ and project cars inside.

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Some of the better JDM turnout

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Very impressive Euro Sports and Super Car turnout. Beginning with a 1250WHP Gallardo.

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Berlin Klassik 2014 via Geoff

This was our second year a Berlin; personally I like this show due to the wide variety of Euro cars. I did a little more shooting than previous shows this year but unfortunately without the use of a polarizer some are a little…bright.

I always try to get as much Audi coverage as possible but there weren’t that many..sadly.

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BMWs are always abundant

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A couple of my favorite wheel and/or brake combos

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Stu showcasing his work with a booth this year

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VAGKraft 2014 via Gill

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VAGKraft 2014.  Every year I go to take photos.  I end up taking way more photos of non VAG cars than the name would suggest.  Luckily, Geoff will be able to cover the rest.

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I can’t pass up a photo with a Quattro, even if its stock.

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When Porsche and Audi, get into bed together.  One of the best wagons of all time.  the RS2.

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Nothing gets me giddy like a vintage Porsche.  The sights and sounds of aircooled perfection. I heard this 930 Turbo from 3-4 rows over and had to have a closer look.  The 964/930 bubble is quickly expanding, prices are really inflated, hopefully I’ll be there ready in a few years to catch one once that bubble bursts.

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I love the turbo arches, but the standard narrow body tickles my fancy too.  Dymer’s 911 is still my favourite local P Car.  It comes down to the narrow body, RS IROC (I think) bumper, t-tray wing, and dialled in stance.  I can’t see anything apart from paint, that I would want to change.  It really is the car I want.

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From Stuttgart to Munich.  Since I can’t afford a Porsche right now.  Most of my current attention is swung towards BMWs.   RWD, stick, and Euro.  What’s not to like?
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There’s more to like when its bagged.   Carm’s E30, which won the BMW category.

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The German Miata.

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The Transporter.  Alpinas are the go to wheels for the E38.

Back to Stuttgart.  Mercs are just that slightly bit more luxury oriented than BMW.  Probably why I don’t like them as much.  If only they offered more manual options in the late 80s, early 90s.  But for bombing down the autobahn, I’d choose no other.

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Manolo’s 3rd place 450SEL.  They look MONEY on the Schmidts.  One more pic below.

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If I sold drugs in the 80′s, this would be my car.  W126 with a full Keonig kit.

 

Avk4nd this would have been my “business meeting” car.

VAGKraft usually has a handful of Japanese cars.  That wasn’t the case this year.  I did find this Civic in the lot.  More coverage soon.

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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.

Eurokracy 2014 via Gill and Preet

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This is Canada’s Premier car show.  Let alone European car show.  We’ve been attending Eurokracy since it’s inception and have been shown open arms by the organizers Rick, Sergio and Jesse.   We definitely feel part of the Eurokracy family.  So much so, they allowed us to present our award for our favourite ride on stage.  While my time with the mic was botched by stage fright, perhaps I should have prepared some words before hand.  We ended up awarding this 1.8T swapped MK1 below.  It was super clean with an amazing swap.  It just felt right picking a Mk1 too.  The severe heat limited the number of photos we have.  The shade of our tent was very very compelling.

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Sharing the stage with Sam Dobbins and his epic food saver.

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993, with  Ruf front and rear bumpers.  The Porsche fanboy within tells me this was the coolest car at the show.

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When BagRiders bring up their own E92, you know you’re in for a great show.  You hear about the LibertyWalk Auto kit as now bring played out.   When is the last time you’ve seen one in person?  They are an impressive piece of kit.  Just because you see them online does not mean the work going into one should be downplayed.

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Bronson’s 540i ripping up the track.  Definitely one of the better sounding cars of the day. The best time I believe was a 15.4, not bad for a 3800~ lbs luxary yacht with an open diff and blown suspension.

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Chris’ Mk5, newly christened with OZ Futuras.

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Redbull gives you wings.  Seems like a little too much though.  #redbullhigh

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 Gill

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

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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.

Bravo, Richard.

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I’ve always preferred static over air but with the first 5 rides pictures, i can’t help but love air.   Johnathan Prem’s Best of how winning 240sx.


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Continuing the bagged coupe theme is this awesome RX-7.

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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.

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Tyler Griffin’s freshly redoine Corrado.  Fresh as in, out of paint and final assembly being complete mere hours before the drive to FITTED.

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A Y O G R L.

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Mark’s freshly painted and Beebed S2k.

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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.