Early February means one thing for us…. we get to attend press day for the Canadian International Autoshow. We are privileged to be accredited media for the event. Roaming the show floor with only press minus the hustle and bustle of the general public is a totally different experience. We are allowed to take much better photos and get a more in depth and personal experience with most of the cars. We’re not in the market for a 6 figure luxury sedan anytime soon, but it’s nice pretending for a day.
The Mclaren P1 is hands down THE one car you need to see at the CIAS. It is the new bedroom poster king. Taking over from our F40, 959, Countach, and F1 posters. Pfaff also brought out their MP4-12C Spa-F and roadster to the super car hall. While the Heffner Turbo R8, Porsche 964 Turbo and Mercedes SLS Roadster were among their other display cars in their other display.
One would think racecars standing still are a sad sight. They unfortunately can`t be racing all of the time. Luckily they look just as fast standing still. Can`t get enough splitters, diffusers, wings, toe hooks, centre locks.
Road cars and concepts make up most of the show floor. The last few photos show off an awesome paint finish from Ferrari. Also great shades of blue from BMW and Subaru.
After a quick pitstop at Cars and Coffee I made my way over to the 2013 Subaru Hypermeet. I felt like there was a tad more variety this year compared to previous years. HREs would not have been seen before. Neither would that Forester trailer combo.
This. Pretty much the car I lusted after in high school Blue GC, with rally style (Compomotive, Impuls etc) wheels.
Satin red Plastidipped GD. Well done.
My old wheels!! The owner is still happy with them. Even sporting the same 2+ year old paint job. Industrial rust paint FTW.
Tremcladed by the owner on his driveway. Impressize. My tremcladed bumper on the other hand looks like ass.
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/ ;)
Geoff’s LM faces.
This one will be repaired.
This one unfortunately is too far gone. The face itself was warped lol
Ric’s wintermode Subie. For quotes and other inquires go to Precision Rim Repair. Or email Ric at firstname.lastname@example.org.Just one of TWELVE Te37s a customer brought in for refinishing.
Geoff somehow still has photos to post. Latest batch of pics.
Bagged STI on Tiffany wheel.
With the ’59 finned Benz and the gold and bronze Benz taking much of the attention, I think I like this one the most.
If I were to get a new car….a b5 a4 wagon would be top of the list. Fuck Canada for not getting them.
Eyeing this cliche colour scheme for my set next year. Bagged R32.
IMPORTEXPO is upon us again. October 13th, it will be held indoors at Markhams Fairgrounds. The event features selected cars from registrants. So, you won’t be seeing shitty vehicles. IMPORTEXPO’s own NSX is reason alone to go to the show. We’ll be providing coverage for those who are unable to attend. Also there will be