illmotion Sunday School Show & Shine 2015: Part 6

And the finale of all of this car show goodness – which turns out to be probably the least exciting posts because there are more people than cars and most of you just want to see cars.

The guys had asked if I wanted to help judge this year for the Honour Roll awards and I reluctantly agreed. Not because I didn’t want to do it, but because I knew just how many hard hitters come out to this particular show. Judging a full lot of cars to come to a conclusion of the top 15 cars is more difficult than you think. The way we approached it this year was to ensure that it was fair game – despite what some might think. If you have a car that is one of the top builds, have little or no changes but have won in the previous years – we made a unanimous decision not to judge you. We really wanted to make sure that the fresh builds had a chance against the more seasoned builds.

The group also raised a huge $5,500 to put towards the Calgary Humane Society. It’s not only the show that gets bigger, but the amount raised as well – this is AMAZING. Good job everyone… Let’s get to this conclusion…

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As I neared the end of my round and got back to the tent, a few cars that were parked on the sideline – Jackie’s Tundra.

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Alex’s other car – MDX on TE37’s… Everything is modified in his house.

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Nick’s GTR

Also a few extras below that I missed adding for some reason… It must have gotten mixed up in my FlickR when I was re-organizing…

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The aggressive track set up Integra…

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GTI on VIP Modulars

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GTI on Work VS-XX’s

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Ron’s R32 GTR on bronze Work Meister S1R’s

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A chameleon wrapped STI

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A super sick Tourer… Also another one of my show favourites…

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Flared Mazda3

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Eric’s S15

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And getting back to the view from the tent.

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The hard working team that helped all that came to the tent that day…

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I got them to turn around for a quick shot – Nat, Barb, JC, Diana, and Cindy. Good job guys!

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Not too far from the tent was Rich DJ-ing for the crowd. It does help that there’s some music playing as background music while you’re walking around.

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Cool shirts this year

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Rich playing an all-time classic… Clarity – by Zedd. Brought tears and memories to my eyes…

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Out of no where, I heard a bunch of laughing and I look over to see Errol on the ground holding his family jewels. Not knowing why, I ran over and took pictures first and asked questions later…

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Turns out that Alex whipped him with his microfiber cloth and hit right on the mark. Poor Errol…

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Everyone getting ready to start handing out awards and calling names for the raffles…

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Jimmy from VEX was MC again…

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The crowd awaiting the good stuff…

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I didn’t have names, but this lucky winner got the first prize – a GoPro Hero 4, battery and memory card sponsored by Urban X.

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Errol bought a whole load of tickets (as well as a bunch of others) and ended up winning and Apple iPad Mini 3 sponsored by Bag Barn.

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Errol scrambling to find the winning ticket in-between all his others…

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Another individual won Haute AG’s prize consisting of a Low Profile jack, socket set, and ratcheting wrenches.

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Aldo also ended up putting a bunch of money in and ended up winning the Apple watch sponsored by Speed Options… I wish I got it with my one ticket… T_T

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All smiles with his win.

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Hard to really take a pic of all the people. There was a bunch way back and to the left…

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This lucky dude won the prize with $1000 off an air set up/install from Bag Barn.

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Corey still working his butt off…

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Next up were the winners of the Honour Roll…

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First up was Tommy Daraseng and his BMW M3

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Next was Chico Aguilar and his gold wrapped, Varis-equipped Evo X MR.

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Matt Dower and his green and bagged GMC pick up…

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Kevin Nguyen and his blue 1991 Skyline GTR

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Greg Pock (this is not Greg) and his black Rocket Bunny RX7

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Jeff Lange and his impeccable 1986 Corolla GT-S (the one that has been restored close to mint)

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Jessie Joe Curtis and his 2006 Subaru WRX with an aggressive track set up.

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Quincy Yuen and his Varis Widebody Subaru STI Hatch

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Reggie Mah and his Varis x Rocket Bunny FRS

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Sebastian Prucnal with a red 1989 BMW 325i Wagon

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Curtis Rider (this is not Curtis) and his 1981 VW Caddy Rabbit Pick up

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Adam Merrill and his 1992 VW GTI

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Last but not least, Curtis Cooper and his purple S15.

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Missing in this list is Noel Eggers and his ’98 240SX.

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As well as Michael Boulanger and his mint ’94 Mazda RX7

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That’s a wrap for Sunday School coverage! Another good year in the books. I really hope that next year is even better… I’m already looking forward to it! Thanks for the awesome show everyone!

illmotion Sunday School Show & Shine 2015: Part 4

And we continue…

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Jesse and Mike from DUB Dynasty brought out their beetle that they’ve been working on for a while now and it’s making some good progress. Still not up and running for obvious reasons but it’s gonna be a gooder when it does!

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Progress on the swap that they’re doing…

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So clean. Nice wrap job too.

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This was cray. I love it but I personally don’t think I could drive in this without getting a broken ass/back/everything.

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And you see why lol. The seat backs are virtually non-existent because I don’t think strings or rope count lol.

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Kirsten Thurlow’s convertible 240SX with a leopard print going on in the front.

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Simple S14 on Work Meister S1’s. Too bad they discontinued these in the bigger sizes. They look nice without the bolts…

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Steven’s STI Sedan

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An incredibly clean S15 on the new Work CR2P’s. I absolutely loved this build – it’s fresh, it’s new and it’s got a lot of different characteristics you don’t see all too often around here. Hopefully there is more planned to this – I’m looking forward to seeing it. Well done, owner. Well done.

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Very well executed RX8. The RX8 chassis is tough to modify nicely. It wasn’t a super popular platform, but going the simple route like this is perfect.

 

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The beastly V8 swapped AE86.

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So gooooooooood. ITB’s were awesome.

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Jeff Lange’s Corolla was also one of the best cars to come out that day. The restoration that has been done on this car is extensive – a majority of the parts have been replaced with new OEM parts and it’s super close to looking like it just came off the showroom floor.

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The interior is super clean.

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Lots of the parts have been restored and as you can tell – look pretty damn new. This must be a blast to drive.

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The two Corolla’s together. Stock vs highly modified.

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Jimmy’s Datsun 240Z. I’ll never get tired of this colour combo.

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Giuseppe’s beautiful R32 Skyline with a few new additions. Garage Mak side generators were added which flow extremely well with the car.

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A new diffuser fitted up to the rear and this looks fantastic. Just when you thought this car couldn’t get any better, Giuseppe goes and makes it better. Damn Italians…

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R34 GTR V-Spec on super concave ZE40’s

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And it’s twin…

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White S15 on WedsSport SA55M’s

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Daniel’s E55 AMG – love the look of this.

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Daniel’s M3 with an Advan/Yokohama livery.

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This G35 was a quite the attention grabber. It was pretty damn loud rolling in.

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Supercharger set up

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Clarence and his STI start off the BC gang…

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Full Voltex Aero on Velvet Blue Gram Lights.

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Rear set up with Voltex V-mount and custom wing stands, Voltex rear diffuser and an Amuse exhaust.

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Quincy had a few significant changes as well on his car – one of the most noticeable changes are the ZE40’s in place of the TE37’s…

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Also if you look closely, the headlights have also been swapped out for custom 1 of 1 Car Shop Glow headlights…

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An up close shot – I didn’t see Quincy at all for a chance to ask for a demonstration but they look damn cool.

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The Varis widebody flows all the way through to the back also finished off with an Amuse exhaust.

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Dicken’s Varis Widebody Evo X also joined the crew after being freshly finished being put together in BC.

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And ending it was Reggie’s Varis x Rocket Bunny FRS

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I thoroughly enjoy this look.

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One more shot of Quincy’s STI from the front. Too good not to share…

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Mario’s Ford Focus ST laid out starting the ThreeTwenty booth…

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Another ST in white… I assume to be the Mayo?

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And Bill’s Ford Focus Sedan with an ST front end conversion.

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Don’s Golf R aired out.

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Shane’s Integra still looking good as always

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Brooks’ Evo 9 – a familiar sight from HIN.

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Blue and yellow Evo’s beside each other.

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And to end this part off – A pretty sick kart that the U of C students brought out for the show. They were talking about the specifics of it and it sounded interesting but like I said – I was pretty much dying of heat stroke so I moved on quick…

illmotion Sunday School Show & Shine 2015: Part 3

Part 3! Still a lot of good cars coming your way…

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Jason Divina’s new STI on velvet blue Gram Lights.

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Subie Wagon

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Pretty cool to see the Consulier GTP in person. I had seen it in a few pics in some other event coverage… I believe there were only 100 of these cars that were made so it’s cool that one resides locally. Don’t know much more than that, but it’s definitely different.

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RHD Supra on TE37’s. Could use a slightly more aggressive fitment for a Supra, but I liked the colour.

 

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This was an extremely clean S13 on Work VSKF’s. Probably one of my favourite that unfortunately noted that it did not want to be judged.

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An exceptionally clean LS swap. I would say one of the best done locally. I can’t remember the owner – but if you’re reading this, let’s shoot 🙂

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Ryan Tsang’s Hyundai Genesis

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Kelvin’s K20 swapped Acura 1.6EL fitted with a Voltex wing out back. It’s different for sure, but it looks real good in person.

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Clean ITR on bronze TE37’s – timeless combo. I believe this was Jackie’s previously for a short while…

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Noel’s 1JZ-swapped S14 on Work VS-KF’s wrapped in black. I saw a lot of progress on Noel’s car over instagram and it’s turned out to be pretty awesome.

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One more shot down low to show the fitment.

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Kenji’s S15 – you may remember from the HIN post not too long ago…

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Michael Boulanger’s absolutely stunning RX7. Repainted, a lot of the fabrication was done by himself and peep the Car Shop Glow lights too.

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Josh Sivada’s bagged S5 on Work Meister S1 3P’s

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Tim’s K20 Swapped and supercharged EG hatch. It’s now on Volk CE28’s rather than the Spoon SW388’s when I shot it a while ago.

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I personally enjoy this look a lot more.

 

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The Comptech Supercharger mated to the K20

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Steve’s RSX

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Errol’s RSX – one of the newest additions since we got back from BC was a Spoon CF diffuser that you can just barely see in the pic.

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E30 wagon… Apparently everything on this was changed out to new OEM stuff. It is absolutely mint.

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Aldo’s white on white S2000 starting off team S2k

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Justin’s S2000 on black TE37’s

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And finally Alex’s S2000 on SSR Type-C’s

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Nice CF Mugen intake in the bay.

 

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Alex also decided to just go ahead and bring out almost half of his fleet of cars out while he was at it. Here’s his TL-S DD on bronze ZE40’s. Looks amazing.

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And finally, his pride and joy (maybe sometimes headache – depending on when you talk to him) his Integra.

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Absolutely one of the cleanest and most meticulous builds in Calgary hands down. Mugen bolts left, right, and center and even where you can’t even ever see them if you tried. I could go on, but we’ll save that for another day…

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Brad’s supercharged K20 EM1. He’s been a stranger lately but it was good to see this out for a bit of sun.

 

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Isaac’s LS swapped RX7 joined in too for Balance Auto Garage.

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Jackie’s 4Runner on bronze TE37’s

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Wasn’t quite sure what was going with this… Zipties, dents, a whole lotta things – admittedly, I remember feeling heatstroke by this point LOL.

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Team RX7 for Team Royalty.

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Again, the clean STI Hatch on Meister S1 3P’s that was in attendance at HIN.

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Not normally a fan of wraps because it’s difficult to get done right but I did like the colour of this. I think this would be a winning combo with some aggressive aero.

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Clean boosted FRS from Team Royalty.

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Josh’s FRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A wrapped 350Z in matte white on Work VS-KF’s… This seems to be the year of VS-KF’s too…

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I remember seeing this 350Z in Edmonton for the season opener and the GT wing caught my eye. Every time… It’s my weakness.

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Cy’s Chaser is a car that I truly enjoy looking at. It’s simple, and pulls off the sport VIP theme very well. It’s got a bit of a Japanese influence as well with anime paraphernalia in and around the car.

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The cream colour is perfect.

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On the dash – not sure what this is from, but it works with the whole theme. Reminds me of Maplestory…

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I’ll say it – this Celsior from Team Royalty was hands down my personal favourite. I just love the look and the overall execution. A bit of the VIP styling in me still lives on and big bodies have a soft sport in my heart. The fitment, the colour, and the bodywork was wicked.

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The Weds Kranze Cerberus flow well with this car, and it’s tough to find a car that those wheels work well on because of design. I’d love to have this as a DD…

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One more of it from the front cause I love it. Well done, sir.

Now I gotta go and edit more and find time to put them up!

Hot Import Nights 2015: Calgary

Finally starting to catch up on coverage! As much as I’d like to postpone them a little longer (just to buy myself more time), it’s a little different with show coverage since it can get old quick and most people want to see the photos sooner rather than later. Now that we’re through HIN Vancouver, we’re back home for HIN Calgary.

The same things I said about HIN Vancouver pretty much translate over to HIN Calgary. The major difference is that the Calgary show was much bigger in quantity but really didn’t match the quality that Vancouver brings. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of well-built cars in Calgary and a ton of new builds that really just came out of no where. My personal opinion is that shows like this that need to live up to at least half the hype that is expected need to filter through the cars and not accept everything. It starts to become a very thin line when you do that because then people get upset. If you’re upset, that means you’re car isn’t up to par yet – there shouldn’t be any hard feelings.

At the end of the day, it’s a car show – not a meet. I know some of you might be saying “well, what about illmotion’s Sunday School”? In my books, HIN and Sunday School are in two different categories. HIN is – as I stated in the HIN Vancouver post – an all out show that really cuts no corners. It is all out and it’s really something Calgary hasn’t had in a long, long time due to whatever reason. Sunday School is, and always has been a way to bring the automotive community together – it was to recharge the scene and to get people excited about it all over again. No big admission fees, no stages, no lights and models… It was all for a good cause, with donations and proceeds going to a different charity every year.

One thing that I was kind of surprised about was the lack of advertising for HIN, considering the reputation and all. I personally didn’t see anything on social media regarding HIN – no registration dates/times, no location, no nothing. I heard it mentioned here and there but nothing solid was ever established. It is certainly possible that I’m not as connected as the rest of the crowd is or I’ve just been out of the loop, but I didn’t know there was even something happening until just a few days before the show. The date chosen was probably not a good idea since it was the same day as Chasing Summer – where all the hippie, raver kids like to go (all like 15,000 of them from surrounding areas), and it was the day before Sunday School which was announced a long time ago. Two car shows back to back is hard to do if you’re part of both of them…

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We showed up a little later in the afternoon to check the show out. It ended up being at Deerfoot Inn and Casino down south… I personally didn’t register for two reasons: one, as stated above – I didn’t know about it… And two, even if I did know, I don’t like how my car looks right now so I hate taking it to shows if I don’t have to lol.

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We started at the beginning and made our way around – Rob’s 240 on Meister S1’s from Low Cals.

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Another angle. Nice red.

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A G35 starting the Low Cals group off…

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Nissan Pulsar GTi-R

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Black on red Rota D-forces

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Evo on WedsSport SA55M’s.

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Kenji’s S15 on Work CR Kai’s

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Mario’s Ford ST still looking clean with a new lip addition.

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A very nice LHD Supra T-top on Meister S1’s. Very clean.

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This Mazda3(speed?) from 403Media and the wide flares are pretty unique.

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Steven’s STI sedan on TE37SL’s

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@itsbirdy’s FRS

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Another FRS going with the white/black tone.

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This truck was dope as fudge. Probably one of the best there IMO…

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Trunk set up was unreal. 6 compressors and a huge tank with hard lines running into it nicely. The rear struts were visible with custom spiders on top of each strut. I wonder how fast that tank fills…

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On the other side, some shenanigans going on in the back of a truck… No hate though, if I had a truck, I’d probably put a bunch of girls in it and take a picture too…

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A clean GLI aired out on BBS’s

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Ron’s R32 Skyline. His skyline is incredibly clean on bronze/bronze Meister S1R’s.

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A lime green wrapped Rocket Bunny RX7 on Weds Kranze LXZ’s. Those rears are massive in person…

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S14 with an S15 conversion

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Dustin Mak’s S15 on velvet blue Gram Lights 57xtremes

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Kaylee’s S14 in a nice midnight purple on Work CR Kai’s

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Matte blue wrapped Evo on TE37SL’s

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This STI Hatch was super clean – I love the blue and I love the Meisters.

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A very aggressive track set up on this STI with meaty tires, canards and GT wing.

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Cool Seeing an MR2 there – I remember back in my adolescent days of reading Import Tuner and Super Street, this MR2 was my dream car lol.

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Brooks and his rootbeer coloured Evo 9 – they always make their way over for car shows from Saskatchewan.

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Josh’s FRS still looking good since I last saw it in Edmonton.

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This was new to me – haven’t seen it around before and I enjoyed the execution of it. I think a full paintjob would do this thing wonders since it’s fairly clean already.

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Autodream’s Skyline’s came out to play as usual.

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This was another cool truck to see – a Hakosuka Sunny truck.

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Aired out Prius.

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Variskitted Evo on Gram Lights.

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R34 on ZE40’s. Looks good.

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3/4 Rocket Bunny FRS sans the front lip.

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Jimmy’s Datsun 240z

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Another STI on TE37’s. Popular choice of wheel this year lol…

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Jimmy’s M3 on some new shoes – Wedssport SA55m’s in full black

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This was a favourite of mine from the CH Toyota BBQ – Scion xB/Rumion.

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Pretty clean Yaris RS… Don’t see too many of these around…

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Noel’s S14

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Carlo’s WRX

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Super sick Miata.

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One of my favourites from this show as well as Sunday School was this V8 swapped Corolla with ITB’s. Sounded crazy.

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Another car that was nice to see was this Varis/Voltex kitted Evo on Work CR Kai’s.

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Aired out STI with a Varis CF lip kit.

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Bag barn and their dumped trucks…

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This one is always a winner in my books…

That’s a wrap for HIN Calgary! The sun was shining, it was hot as fudge, I heard it was a long day from 11AM-9PM or something like that… But kudos to those that tried to put on HIN in Calgary. It still brings cars out and a good enough crowd to make it worth while. Next up is Sunday School coverage… And there are a TON of pics for that so I’ll be breaking them out into parts… Stay tuned.