Charlesglen Toyota: Steel Dreamz 1st Annual Car Show

Wowowowow I made it out to a car show.

JC asked me mid last week if I wanted to join him at the Steel Dreamz car show on the weekend. Admittedly, I’d never heard of any car show called “Steel Dreamz” and I haven’t seen anything about it anywhere. Turns out Charlesglen Toyota was holding their first annual show and I guess there wasn’t much publicity on it other than word of mouth. I decided to tag along – I didn’t have any plans and I thought it’d be a good idea to dust the camera off and take some pictures. Honestly, I don’t even remember the last time I took pictures of cars!

Anyway, the day ended up being pretty decent and had a good mix of cars that came out – classic, domestic, import… It doesn’t really matter what type of cars come out really, it’s just nice to see these types of shows happening. It just becomes another outlet for people to go and hang and talk cars with other people and see things you don’t see everyday.

Anyway – I snapped pics of what I could when the show started. More cars came throughout the day but I ended up getting lazy so if I missed your car, it was not intentional (unless of course you were standing in front of it :)). Enjoy!

JC and I met at Top Gear car wash. I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about it but never made it out since we Airdronians have a pretty sweet gig in Airdrie already. Turned out that Top Gear was pretty decent too with lots of options to clean your car. I liked the pink foam – it actually cleans the car rather than just sit on your paint looking cool.

At the show, we were some of the first ones there so not many cars were around. These first few IS’s were in the front of the line.

I like this blue. I told myself my next car will be an actual colour – no more white or black! We’ll see if I follow through with it haha

Clean RC-F

Parked beside this FR-S with an Edelbrock Supercharger installed. One of the only ones I’ve seen which was bad ass.

A very clean looking kit compared to HKS/Kraftwerks/Vortech.

The race car.

JC’s CT200h. I dig the new red lugs and red WORK centercaps.

Line up of classic imports… This Celica was one of my faves. More to come of it below…

Clean RHD Supra with a wiiiiiide rear. Looked good – I want one in my life.

This CRX was quite the gem of the show as well – easy to overlook if you didn’t pay attention. Decked out in Mugen goodies and a bunch of other little details like the glass roof.

The Mugen wheels have seen better days but it’s a complete set with the centercaps and all.

A pretty clean and somewhat unmolested Supra.

Group shotttttt

This Celica is absolutely perfect. Molded fenders, and a custom molded rear brake vents.

An up close of the vents and the molded over fenders.

Just beautiful.

A shot of the engine bay.


GR STI on XD9’s


Unfortunately the turbo blew on the 86 on the way to the show…

Romel’s Celica – with the same fenders but bolted on giving it a more aggressive look. I am still in love with the TRD front aero jacket. So good.

An up close – of the TRD jacket

Brandon’s Evo X

An interesting BRZ. I think this is the same one I’ve seen last year and the year before and it’s gone through many phases. Now it’s got a chameleon-coloured wrap with carbon fenders and a fully replaced carbon engine bay trim. I believe he’s also sporting a Varis GT wing now and is on air.

Andrew’s IS-F on Leon Hardiritt Jagers in a custom finished two-toned gold/silver. My absolute favourite VIP wheel set up right now and it’s so different and unique that it’s just that much better. The contrast on black is amazing.

An up close shot of the wheels. The colours are absolutely gorgeous – reminds me of a very nice champagne gold with matching centercaps to match.

I remember last year when Andrew was debating wheels and he was going back and forth with which wheels to get. Trying to decide wheels for a VIP/VIP-sport build is actually harder than you think. Most times, people end up with the same old, same old – AME big faces, big lipped WORK wheels, SSR’s, or anything that comes with dish and a large diameter. I always remembered wanting a set of Leon Hardiritt wheels for my VIP build after getting my set of SSR Merisias because they were just so good. Leon Hardiritt is just a sub-section of WEDS wheels so they weren’t some off-brand company – they specialize in the VIP wheel selection and their designs are just so unique. When I threw the suggestion of the Jagers to Andrew, admittedly I did it selfishly to try and see if Andrew would like the idea so I could live vicariously through him. When he told me he didn’t only bite the bullet, but he opted for the custom colour option – I was ecstatic and it’s not even my car. It’s not often I get excited for someone else’s car but my oh my was this going to be a beautiful pairing.

This was actually the first time I got to see it in person since he’s had them mounted and boy, it didn’t disappoint. It’s truly refreshing when you see a wheel no one has ever had. I now wonder how these would look on the FRS… Too bad our bolt patterns are different :S

The LFA and LC500 side by side. Although the LC is next gen, I still much prefer the LFA.

While I did think the LC was great in pictures, in person it’s much less jaw-dropping for some reason. I dunno what it is…

I don’t know what this is so don’t ask. I can only appreciate the perfection and state that it is in.

Arif’s Civic

Josh’s EG – a perfect – and I mean PERFECT example of attention to detail, simplicity, and a perfect pairing of quality parts.

K20 swap with shaved bay.

Retrofitted headlights.

Bronze TE37’s in a slight concave.

Spoon wiper blades.

Just immaculate. Bravo, Josh.

This was new to me – JC pointed it out – a Toyota Celica Supra. Kind of a bastard child and mixed features of both cars…

Check out all that orange interior though! So mint.

Silvia on VS-XX’s. Note – JC’s VS-XX’s used to be this colour too at one point. Crazy amirite? I’ll wait for you to scroll back up to see what colour his are now.

Turbo FRS from AutoDream

A mint FJ that went on to win best Toyota.

Barry’s widebody Varis FRS.  First time seeing it in person – he came all the way from Edmonton for the show. It is an aggressive ass kit but executed nicely with the battleship grey wrap.


Aria and Diana came to visit and hang out mid afternoon. Aria drinking some water to cool down

She likes the cars fo sho.

More water for this princess.

All 3 of my girls – the car included LOL. Aria is teething right now so she gnaws on everything…

Finally got her off the stroller tray and looking normal LOL

F20 swapped AE86


This one is for you Ricky. STI on TE37’s

I really liked this Genesis and I think it was because of the colour. I’m really digging red lately and this was a wicked shade. Very ruby-like.

Evo X on TE37RT’s

S15 on CR-Kais


2JZ swapped IS

R34 on Nismo wheels

R34 sedan? I can’t remember if it was just front-face swapped or if it was real…

The RC-F way back at the beginning of the post opened their hood to show a titanium intake arm by Lems.

In case you didn’t scroll up to see JC’s wheels, here they are again. Rose gold custom made by sun fade.

Kay’s GTR slammed down

Another shot of Barry’s Varis FRS

I didn’t get a shot of this Mitsubishi 3000GT cause the owner was kinda standing near it all day but I did get the engine bay. Lots of work and money put into it – and it may not be everyone’s cup of tea – but I can appreciate it. Peep the glass piping for the coolant. It’s even got green LED’s in it.

Sapporo handle…

And just one last shot to end it off…

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