Yup. There’s a rap about Dario Franchitti.
The last few shots from our H20i trip consists of the multitude of visitors and random cars that came by 75th. Most of whom stopped by to see Brian Arthus who seems to know everyone with a car in the U.S. Including @farklefitment.
@jdmodz`s BestJDM winner at First Class Fitment
I’m now a bit biased on big body black BMWs.
Clean Impreza, stopped by for the views.
Fellow feathered Canadian brethren stopped by too.
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 year’s edition will be bigger and better.
Where else would you see a MK2 Golf and an Aventador at the same lot? With Mauricio’s MK2 winning best of show no less. The Best of Show award was presented by us, however the judging was conducted by Pfaff employees. It was the best way to avoid any biased decisions.
I was told this Callaway Mk1 was very rare. We also saw the Mk1 on our way back from H2Oi. Glad to see the owner puts some good mileage on it.
If you see an Alpina Sedan in Toronto, it’s probably owned by Sia. He’s got a handful of them now. This E28 however is his s54 swapped 525i. It took home the award for Best Engine bay and was also featured in PBMW a few years back. The E39 below was the first B10 Alpina to be imported into North America. He also has another E28, and e32, e34 Alpinas in the stable. I think he has a problem.
The front of the Pfaff building was where most of the action took place. Porsche GT3, Rocket Bunny GTR and RX-7 along with a few others.
I think this was the first time I’ve seen a twin-turbo’d Gallardo. Puffs of smoke are a good thing, right?
Matt and Geoff’s Grandmother was very pleased with the show as well. Here she is checking out an R8.
Sony Canada, had a big booth for the event along with raffle prizes. I was fortunate enough to win one of those AS100 cameras. Which I immediately sold to Matt after H2O, I think he’ll get way better use out of it than I will.
PFaff Tuning also had cars displayed indoors. Including Erik’s Saab and Jimmy’s M3.
The 991 below stands as my current dream daily. Every bit as good as the 991 GT3 but with a stick shift.
As with every car show the parking lot still has some nice vehicles. Erik’s boosted Probe is a prime example.
This was a last minute meet I heard about through Instagram. I checked the forecast to see if there would be rain, clears skies ahead they said. So I made my way down to Mississauga, to meet Dave from Stanceiseverything.com. Unfortuntely, it started to rain within 20 minutes of my arrival. Back to Brampton I went. I was only able to grab a few shots.
Chris’ Rocket Bunny Scion is definitely one of my favourite Tra Kyoto builds. The charcoal silver and black wheels work very wheel together.
Navin’s Rocket Bunny FD. Whats not to like about an RX-7? I’m not sure any other car has aged as well is the FD.
Mathew’s S14. Cleanest S chassis around. While I love S chassis that live the drift slut life a clean S is so damn refreshing.
After a long delay. We’ve been able to catch up on some Eurokracy photos we failed to post. These pics, come courtesy of Geoff.
Polish on black. We planned on having Bronson’s E34 here as well but he was too busy ripping up and down the strip. So we stuck with Scott’s M135i and Chris’ Mk5.
@mandi_mkvi ‘s MkIV. I should make more of an effort to remember people by their actual names, than their Instagram tags. #firstworldproblems
Yet again, Stance Culture was holding it down with the best booth of the event. Nice clean and black, with black casting couches.
Manolo = bags. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in a car without bags. I remind myself of this car whenever I complain about gas. Automotic, 4.5L v8, and nearly 5000lbs.
As much as I like white and clack cars. I feel red with gold wheels is the best combo.
Love the fender work. Its really wide yet its still subtle.
The guys in the LowLevel crew are insane. That S2K on Quebec roads should not be able to mix. Yet they find a way, even to travel to Toronto for FITTED.
I have a long distance love hate relationship with Corrados. Such an awesome looking are, yet so much wasted as it lacks RWD or AWD. Its a coulda woulda shoulda situation.
VIP x USDM X Euro. The Passat CC is a car we need to see more often.
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.
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.
Erik’s awesome SAAB 9-3. A damn shame, Saab, isn’t around anymore.
Not often do we post MK3s, but I think for this one, we can make an exception.
I assure you, there is a MK4 in this image.
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.
Few cars look good in retro graphics. All of the Alpina stuff is timeless. The same goes for their wheels.
How does a 25 year old cloth interior look so good? Cloth Alpina Recaros are the unicorm E34 seats, god damn, they’re gorgeous.
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.
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.
Lastly, this E34 touring. I had no idea it was even there. I was just able to snap a few shots as he left.
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.
With the festivities of Eurokracy taking over the entire Canada Day weekend, we were unfortunately unable to make it to Boonies Bash 2014 at Shonnonville. Luckily our friend Lucas from FTN Auto was able to capture the sights and sounds. We’re posting pics of 3 of our good friends. Steve Van Sluewen’s E30, Mike Catell’s FC and Kristoff Hemet’s E36.
More pics can be found here: FTN Auto Boonies Bash.
The Kruise was much less hands on this year. Last year we tried to handle it with an iron clad schedule and wound up taking a detour anyways. This year was much more relaxed. The Kruise was more enjoyable. The gorgeous weather contributed greatly. While I was able to borrow Sam’s MK5 I quickly realized, I missed my Subaru or at least having my own car. The trip took around 5 hours with only one hiccup (below).
Mauricio’s top 100 show and shine entrant MK2.
Hiccup: @thatbaggedtdi ran into a slight rear tire wear issue. Crazy camber and toe will do that to you. Luckily we all made it to Montreal with no blowouts.
Jay’s 2.7TT swapped B6 A4. Sounded exactly like a low flying plane. Which is to say annoying as hell when you’re driving beside it.