Driven x illmotion: The Show – Part 1 of 2

Now we move away from the illmotion booth and onto the rest of the show. Like I said in my previous post – there is a good chunk of cars that deserve recognition here. There is literally everything in-between: cars that have been in the works for 10+ years, cars that have rolled straight off the lot with some bolt-ons, and cars that really don’t fit into any one particular category, but showed up anyway. Like any show, there will be cars that people love and cars that people can’t seem to wrap their head around and that’s cool – at the end of the day, it’s just a gathering of people with the same interests – don’t get too butt hurt about what you don’t like – just don’t look at it. 🙂

As always – I tried my best to capture everything that I could – and if I didn’t (I’ll state it again for the millionth time), it’s because you were repping your car too damn hard by standing by it the whole show, there was a crowd, it was being judged, or you had models all over it and I wasn’t about to be labeled as one of many perv photogs at the show.


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Started off at the beyond booth since they were right beside us but moved away pretty quickly due to people crowding…

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A clean S2000 from legit society in Edmonton.

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Daniel’s S2000 repping with legit society – freshly lowered too.

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Hyundai Genesis also with legit society on WORK CR-Kai’s

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This car is no stranger to shows – still very clean.

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Apologize because I don’t know his real name and only his IG handle @bpalidwor – but I believe he’s from Saskatchewan and makes the trek over for shows. The last time I saw it was at the 780 Season Opener. I love the color.

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Luke’s 350z from Team Revere.

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Remember that FR-S I took at the 780 season opener and my comment about stock wheels? Well now he’s on TE37SL’s. Looks good.

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Peter Luu’s FR-S from Edmonton – I have been a fan of Peter’s car since I kinda got into the FRS scene. Full TRD kit with fender fins, staggered TE37SL’s and a nice interior. I was hoping this was going to win best FRS, but unfortunately it did not.

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A wild Lotus appears!

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A widebody Evo with what looked to be titanium accents here and there. I believe it won best Evo? Correct me if I’m wrong.

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A pretty nice 350Z on some wide S1R’s with Autodream. All it needed was a little more polish and this would have shined.

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One of the FRS’s that Autodream was building for the show – boosted and all. Looks good.

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One bike that stood out to me was this one with the hand painted panels…

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A little more of an upclose. Thought it was cool

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Another clean Corolla build from Autodream.

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Not going to go into specifics with this FRS – but apparently the RB kit was a replica kit. I believe it had +50 and +80mm spacers on them as well. It was boosted so that was cool but I’m not a drama queen so I’ll leave it at that.

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Carlo’s WRX made some quick progression over the last few months. Loving the red on red.

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One more shot where you can see the APR wing a little better.

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A super clean Chaser. This was another one of my favourites from the show – it was mint. Had a Japanese school girl/Hentai theme going on (not sure what that’s called lol). Pretty cool.

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Another clean car from legit society was this Evo – I loved the concave ZE40’s. Beautiful wheels.

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Kind of a gem that I’ve never seen before was this S2000 with a Mugen “smiley face” bumper. I’m not a huge fan of it, but it works well on yellow. This was nice for sure.

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Another shot of the bumper.

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Rad Mini Cooper – I think it had a partial CF hatch as well.

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Was able to circle back to the beyond booth quickly…

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IS-F on ADV1’s… The front tire was flat so I hope the owner was able to leave without an issue.

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Another clean Evo X on aggressive CE28’s.

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Back at the beyond booth – this Subaru Wagon in matte grey and wide fenders was deadly. I’m normally not a fan of bug eyes, but this was too cool.

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Bill’s Ford Focus sedan looking clean as always.

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Vlad’s Focus ST hatch right beside on gold RPF1’s

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Derrick’s Camaro LS

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Mario’s Focus ST hatch bagged on Work CR Kai’s – also winning an award later that night. Well deserved.

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Kanji’s BRZ on new gold AG wheels in 19″.

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Shane’s super clean boosted Integra. All of the work was done himself in his garage – very nice build.

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Randy’s Lotus Exige I shot the next day (this photoshoot will be up in the coming days/weeks)

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And to end this post off – Tommy’s beautiful M3 – also going on to win an award later. Not a tough decision either – details in his car are unmatched. A photoshoot of his car along with Randy’s Lotus should be up shortly after Driven posts!

2 thoughts on “Driven x illmotion: The Show – Part 1 of 2

  1. Thanks for the shot Jason! Man my car looks shiny.
    Side note – the owner of the brown Evo is Brooks. Had the chance to meet him in Edmonton and he’s a super nice guy.

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