780 Season Opener – The Trip

This weekend was the 780 Season Opener in Edmonton so we decided to make the trek up to check it out again. The last time we went was probably 2 or 3 years ago (I can’t remember) and it was decent. For the most part, it was just a good time to cruise up, chill and hang out with some friends. The meet itself was exactly that – a meet… Nothing too spectacular but there was a lot of heat that night. Burnouts, revving, just dumb shit. In short, the best part of the last trip up to Edmonton was the trip up to Edmonton and back down to Calgary.

Anyway, I took a lot of pics of our little day journey since the meet itself didn’t start until 7PM. A small group of us met up at 10AM and then we were on our way. There isn’t much to do in Edmonton – I think most people that live in Edmonton can vouch for that and the fact that their roads are not low-car friendly. In fact, their roads seem to have gone through multiple mini earthquakes with no fix in sight. But I digress…

Let’s just get started on our little adventure.

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We all met up at Tim’s for some quick breakfast before we hit the road. Quick shot of Gopesh’s new look for the year and Rich up front.

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Rolling out.

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Made it to Red Deer in record time.

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Gopesh tightening his intake. Came loose cause he has no chill on the highway.

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Rich rolled in shortly after

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I loved this shot for some reason. You can see how wide Gopesh’s rear looks from here.

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Diana snapped a good pic of Arif rolling. Another new look for this year is his yellow CE28’s

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We stopped at IHOP for brunch – it seems like it’s tradition now lol. We go to IHOP in Edmonton cause the one in Calgary is too far šŸ˜›

Trung also showed up in his newly painted Voltex S2000 (you might remember I shot it last year). It’s now coated in Porsche GT3RS grey. More pics further down…

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After IHOP, the next stop was at Duchess Bakeshop – rated one of the best bakeries and a “you need to eat here before you die” as per Buzzfeed. Diana wanted to get some snacks while we were here.

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Inside was super fancy and pretty big. Super busy

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We were a little late so they were running out of treats

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Line up…

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Arif and his pick up.

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Squad goals

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Another shot of Trung’s S2000

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Sorry you parked in front of a pole, Rich.

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Damn this woman.

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Next up we decided to check out the FRS meet that was happening – we parked in this lot and we were told that they were en route to this location. So we waited…

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Big wangs

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Some started showing up. A pretty clean BRZ

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Fairly stock FRS on Advan TC’s

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Another on simple bronze TE37’s

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Donovan’s FRS on the custom bronze on bronze Work Meister’s

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Then we were told they were at the original location still so we went there next. Once we showed up, they all left… So weird. Makes for a good opportunity to take more pics of our cars šŸ™‚

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Mean muggin’

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Chillin some more…

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Josh was there in his FRS as well – looking clean on Work Meister S1R’s

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Another shot of Trung’s S2000. Looks different in every angle

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Parked next to his competition…

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Found out that this house belonged to the owner of the Edmonton Oilers. Pretty baller.

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WIDE

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Random shots

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A quick shot of Josh’s new Valenti headlights. It was cool to see this in person!

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Next we headed over to Daniel’s shop to chill and check out some cool shit. This truck was probably one of the coolest ones there – equipped with a Cummins…

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Another one with a blower – this one is never driven anymore because they don’t want rock chips lol

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Mean

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A work in progress…

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Corvette engine in the back

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So many gems here. 20″ wide wheels in the rear. So much dish – I forgot to take a pic… But it had to be at least 10″ lips

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This one was a daily driver. Too sick.

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Wall of bikes.

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It was t-minus 2 hours till the meet and the clouds were looking mean.

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Inside the other building was this bad ass truck. It was huge!

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The finish on the metal was smooth as silk. Too awesome.

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Huge intake pipe.

Next part will be whatever I could get at the show. Early warning now – there isn’t much content because it was just a mess but I got what I could…

2 thoughts on “780 Season Opener – The Trip

  1. Amazing what a small world the community is. A week later I was up in Edmonton for TrackJunkies’ street legal nights and that crazy blue Evo was the pace car for my laps:

    You know the owner? I was chatting him up after the laps about info on the track days and groups there and he was super chill and nice.

    • Unfortunately I do not. But he is friends with Trung – the owner of the Voltex S2000 and they are pretty evenly matched. He did seem like a nice guy in the super short time that I did converse/take pics.

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