The final part of my own coverage for Sunday School. Again – I apologize in advance that I was not able to capture a lot of the cars that I wanted to since I couldn’t stay for all too long…
Just want to say thanks to the illmotion guys for putting on another great show and for continuing to put in the effort. This car show is especially important because it really brings together the best of the best for a good cause. When I was involved in planning, creation and execution of the show, I was surprised at how much work goes into doing something like this. As a spectator and/or participant, it’s easy to overlook those kinds of things because all you do is show up, park your car, wait a few hours and go home.
There’s a lot of behind the scenes work and months of planning to make sure that when you do show up, you are directed properly, parked in the proper spot, and that every car after you is given the same treatment. Fair and knowledgeable judges are picked and asked to make difficult decisions based on all the quality you’ve seen, Sponsors are contacted and prizes are organized, food trucks and details with the venue are ironed out… The list just goes on and on. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – year after year this show grows in both quantity and (most importantly) quality. This year sold out tremendously fast and those that slept on it didn’t get to enter. I know there are a lot of bitter people that get their hate on for not being able to register but it’s no one’s fault except your own.
Once again, props to the illmotion guys for doing this and generating a lot of buzz for all us car enthusiasts across most of Western Canada. This is what we need to keep things going – something to look forward to showing off our hard work, our ideas, and our vision. This blows any car show that Calgary has ever had to offer out of the water and it does so every damn year for 1/10th the cost of any “sponsored” shows that come around… And that’s worth something!
Urban X’s BMW M3 that I shot a few years back still looking mint as ever.
Another Urban X project
A clean black IS-F on Rotiforms
And another. Both made the trip down from Edmonton I believe.
Autodream came out hard with their Nissan’s again this year – this one with rear lips big enough to put your recyclables.
God, this was cool and I know jack-all about it.
And so was this. The paint job was awesome.
Mike McConnell’s Karman Ghia! Finally the first time I’ve got to see it in person ever since I’ve been watching it literally being born in his garage through his Instagram feed for probably a year now. This deserves every piece of attention it can get! I promised Mike I would shoot it once it was ready and the last time I said that was last October I think… The time is almost here!
Mike’s custom roof with the help of his good friend Jesse Schinkel. The Instagram world blew up when he posted this… Too good.
Out back is his Subaru swap that is just awaiting its final tune and that’s when I’ll get to see this bad boy through my lens finally!
Corey O’Hara’s S2000 nice and clean with simple styling.
A quick shot of 1/3 of the show.
FJ Cruister on TE37’s!
Up next is Poorform’s line up bringing the VIP game to the show and it keeps getting better.
IS300 on Work Emotion XT7’s
Stephanie’s GS on Work S1R’s – you might remember from the triple photoshoot I did last year for Poorform.
Derek’s awesome Junction Produce Celsior
Daniel’s LS430 bagged on Work LS406’s
Levi’s LS430 on Work Gnosis HS203’s
And finally, Jimmy’s LS430 on the new step-lipped Work VS-XX’s with gold hardware.
JC’s CT200h AKA – Gretchen Wieners
Punit’s GS450h AKA – Karen Smith
PS – RIP Regina George.
Rich’s new whip – Audo S6 Avant with a 6MT swap!
Rich’s old WRX posted for sale…
Ryan O’Hara’s EP3 still SO damn mint after all these years. He barely drives it anymore now that he’s got an S2000…
And one last one that I circled around again for was this R34 GTR. It’s cool to see in person – I didn’t get a chance to do a walkaround cause too many fan boys were drooling and I didn’t want to get my shoes wet. Awesome color and condition though.
The team manning the booth that day – Barb, JC, and Carla.
That’s a wrap! Now back to regular programming! I got two shoots this weekend with JC – they’re going to be gooders!