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 very different from the previous years. Traphouse was boycotted, the cops were towing cars on Tuesday, and the rain wouldn’t let up until Thursday. Once the rain let off everyone who had been waiting to hit the strip all week took the chance to do just that. The problem was the strip was PACKED. Cruising like we used to do 3 years ago was not an option this year. So I did what I do best, drink beer and chill with friends I get to see once or twice a year. Apart from all the bullshit with the OCMDPD and the strip being the way it was. This year was the best H2Oi I have attended yet. I got to find the real reason this event is the way it is. It’s all about friends, that you have made through the cars.
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.
BMWs are always abundant
A couple of my favorite wheel and/or brake combos
Stu showcasing his work with a booth this year
This Sunday in Brampton is what I look forward to most each summer; thankfully we had some summer weather. I didn’t get as many shots as I should have, but between spending hours detailing my car and trying to avoid excessive sun; it didn’t happen. I’ve been following this car online for some time now; it all started with wheels that didn’t fit…they do now.
Lu’s TT…now with Recaros, as if I didn’t like it enough before.
Every year there are more and more B5’s at this show; this makes me happy.
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.
I can’t pass up a photo with a Quattro, even if its stock.
When Porsche and Audi, get into bed together. One of the best wagons of all time. the RS2.
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.
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.
There’s more to like when its bagged. Carm’s E30, which won the BMW category.
The German Miata.
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.
Manolo’s 3rd place 450SEL. They look MONEY on the Schmidts. One more pic below.
If I sold drugs in the 80’s, this would be my car. W126 with a full Keonig kit.
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.
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.
This was my first time attending June Jitterbug but I can tell you this definitely will not be my last. The warm sunny weather, The drive up on the highway littered with slammed dubs and even parking in Firemens park. Everything was perfect. There were a lot of quality cars there that caught my attention. Between being distracted by staring at cars, talking to the owners and walking around with friends I managed to take some photos every now and then. After all, there is nothing better than everyone getting together enjoying what we all enjoy most.
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.
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.
Sharing the stage with Sam Dobbins and his epic food saver.
993, with Ruf front and rear bumpers. The Porsche fanboy within tells me this was the coolest car at the show.
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.
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.
Chris’ Mk5, newly christened with OZ Futuras.
Redbull gives you wings. Seems like a little too much though. #redbullhigh