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Scraped.Crusaders. Favourite Ride of 2013

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Our crew always has a favourite car of the year.  We never post about it.   We just always have one car we talk about.  And it’s always from H2Oi.  Previous years include Jay’s Legacy Wagon, LooneyLow’s Civic, that boosted Trailblazer (everyone who was there, knows the one).  Inevitably there would be more this year. So we decided as a group to make an award for the owner. However, some suggested that we lean towards a VAG car.  We tried to oblige.  Someone in a VW had to step up. About the award….2 years ago, I made the 14 hour drive back home from OCMD without a hitch. Somehow I did not fall asleep.  All was well, the shitbox made it there and back..  Unfortunately on the 1 hour commute home from work the next day, this dumbass fell asleep (eastbound on Lakeshore, around Jameson for the curious locals), and curbed my RS’s.  CURBED them.  It was non salvageable, how it continued to hold air is beyond me.  2 years later, the beebs were gone, the lip was still around.  Why not get rid of it in style?  Few minutes on Solidworks, few more on a laser cutter and we had our award. Painting and assembly took longer than anticipated, but the final product we can be proud of.

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It took us a few days to commit to a winner.  Luckily for us and some VW fanboys, Nick Weir stepped up.  It’s definitely a Volkswagen, yet it ruffles the feathers of the purists.  I honestly don’t understand why all car people can’t get along. We like stance, we like drifting, we like muscle cars, we like offroad trucks, we like supercars, we like the Euro scene, we like the JDM scene. Why belittle eachother?  Honda and VW fans seem to fit this bill the most. This Caddy has to satisfy everyone.  Its a bagged Volkswagen car/truck with a Honda K swap and Work wheels.  The colour combination of cream exterior and dark grey wheel centres really pull the project together.  I would not have guessed that Meisters would work this well on a Caddy. Love the builds that are different.  Much better than a set of RSs.

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Mk1 VW Caddy Mk2/3 front air lift bags Custom rear setup with 4 links. Dual compressors. V2 management with alloy tank. Custom fuel tank Honda K swap with custom mounts Work Meister CR-01 wheels, 5 lug conversion

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The project isn’t complete for Nick.  He’s still got lots of plans for this car during the winter.

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Fitted.

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Vagkraft 2013 by Matt

This year Vagkraft for me was seen from a much different perspective than usual, and that was the perspective of a vendor. Even though the Pfaff Tuning booth did need attention, I was able to slip away and snap some shots of cars that really stood out to me, so here are my personal favorites.

My all time favorite car of the day. Hats off to the owner.

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Have to give props to my bro for winning this year for the third year in a row, killin it!

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Sean’s beautiful mk3, we wish you a full recovery my friend.

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AirAssisted showed up with their laid out 50′s Ford pickup, showing everyone in the air game how it’s done.

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Ladeedub’s City got the air treatment as well, and it was oh so good!

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Frankie though not in the show, still creates a buzz everywhere this car goes.

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Vossen had a good presence at the Tuning booth this year.

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Second favorite to the TT was this Beetle, god I couldn’t get enough of this thing!

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You know when there is that one car every year that sticks in your head, and you keep seeing it at all the meets and shows, but never meet the guy/girl…well that is whats happening for me with this E30 M3. (and even with this love, I still didn’t get a full shot of it <– idiot)

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Lets not forget Carm’s E30 posted up right next to the M3.

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And if Carm is there, you know Manolo is there :P

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Sniped Dave…but he noticed.

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Shayan’s beauty B6

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Luxury Abstract wheels making an appearance.

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Other mentionables.

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All in all another great year for a very chill show. Good friends, good crowd, great prizes and some sweet cars.

Tires23 BBQ

After Cars and Coffee and Subaru Hypermeet came the TIres23 BBQ.   Year in and year out the BBQ events that local parts stores put one are my favourite.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for free food.  Definitely wasn’t missing the Tires23 event either.  I’ve only been there 10 times or so this summer alone :(.

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Awesome looking Prelude.  Don’t see these stanced out often.

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Matt recently shot this 86 for a print feature.

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I see overfendered, kitted out Silvias and think, THIS IS WHATS MISSING IN MY LIFE.

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Pretty sure this car won the sound off.  Eardrums certainly thought so.

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Thought I missed this car when he left the Subaru Hypermeet early.  Luckily caught it here

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Brian’s boner dissipated long enough for me to snap this pic.  EF fiend.

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Not much needs to be done for 1Ms to look awesome.

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Previously a metallic blue.  The plastidip Camo green was lookin good. 

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Precision Rim Repair.

We like shinny things.  When Geoff and I decided to get our wheels refinished we wanted to have the best.  I’ve always been impressed with Dave’s (of Stanceiseverything.com) Works.  So I went to the shop responsible for polishing them.   Precision Rim Repair.  They are more than just a polishing shop.  They correct bends, re weld cracks, sandblast, strip, and overall perform miracles on damaged wheels.  While dropping the wheels off Ric found a crack on one of my barrels.  Fortunately, I was already at the right place.  It was welded up while the set was getting polished.  Geoff`s LM`s are currently getting a polish job too.  Along with a few dents straightened.
Pics of my beebs soon.  This preview will do for now/  ;)

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This one unfortunately is too far gone.  The face itself was warped lol
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Ric’s wintermode Subie.  For quotes and other inquires go to Precision Rim Repair.  Or email Ric at rlotey@hotmail.com.pre8  Just one of TWELVE Te37s a customer brought in for refinishing.Pre17

 

 

 

Snow Shenanigans

We haven’t had any photo shoots as a group this winter.  We decided to gather 5 MK2s and do what we do.  But before that some of us watched Dredd at Matt’s house.  Verdict:  The movie is awesome.
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Everyday I’m shufflin.
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Uncle shows up in his s4 just when we were leaving.
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Off to the Pickering GO Station lower level.  Grabbed SOME photos, it honestly felt like I took way more photos.
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It took us a while before we realized the higher levels all had snow.  As SOON as we hit the top…..we needed shovels.  By we I mean everyone without a Subaru :).  Even Matt needed help.  In his defense, he went looking for a big mound of snow.
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The top level was pretty much a small oval, with LOTS of snow.  I for one had lots of fun.  And by the looks of it, Matt Morana did too.feb27
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Cheater pics.
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Dem boots,Danny.
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Dave’s dafuq are you doing James? look.  Not a lot happened in this sequence apart from burning the clutch. lol
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I’ll try to post up some of the video we took.  Thanks for coming out guys, was a good Saturday.

Snow Day

This was the worst snow Toronto has had in 5-6 years.  Definaetely the most snow the Subie has driven though.  I for one did not have a bad day.   Cut through snow like no ones business.  Only set back was from a snow plow bank.
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Pirelli Wintersports are MUCH better than the Goodyear Nordics I had last year.
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Trick license plate.
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Snow Turbo fans.
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Frozen Friday.

Took a few shots of the wagon after work.  Photos are a work in progress for me.  I’d like to hear some critiques, if you have time to spare.  Cheers. :)

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Missin a bolt.  YOLO.                             …..I’ll see myself out.
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