Since I saw that one of my top posts was DTP favourites from 2011, I thought I’d revisit it and share some other shots. I catered the original post to be around the cars mainly with GT wings because of my obsession with them. Trust me – if in some weird world, VIP cars existed with GT wings – I would be the first one to have it. However that is not the case, and I don’t foresee it ever being the case, so I have to admire other cars that have them now.
But as I was going through this – 2 years later – I am still at the same conclusion that I came to when I posted part 1 last year. It is that the automotive scene – only a province away – is much more evolved than ours today. Even 2 years after I’ve shot these cars, they were still ahead of the curve that we see here. There’s no cutting corners, everything is done right. You might even find that I’m writing a similar paragraph to the one in part 1, but I swear I didn’t read it again before writing this.
Truthfully, when we attended this show – you could see the differences in our group compared to the rest of the show. Subtle, minor modifications vs. aggressive and all out – which is something that is just catching on locally here IMO. There is a certain aesthetic value in creating a car with great parts in combination with each other and that just doesn’t happen all too often.
Anyway – I think I sound bitter because I’m jealous, not because I hate. Enjoy.
Here’s the first part I posted WAYYY back in April 2012.
DTP 2011 Favourites
CL63 AMG – one of my favourite from Mercedes. I saw one in the lot when we were looking for a GS for Punit and I wanted one so bad. The Ti exhaust on this was bad ass.
I also don’t usually dig the black on black, but this was pulled off nicely.
STI Hatch of Wedsports SA-60M’s.
Honda CRZ on Spoon CR93’s. These were pretty new 2 years ago and I was pretty close to buying a set because they were quite affordable but they were too bland for my tastes.
370Z. I still love this.
370Z and 350Z together in the AJ-R booth.
GT G35. Love the look.
Matte black M3 on black Volk G2 wheels. I remember way back when they were rumored to be replacing the original TE37 with these… I was devastated cause I didn’t like them at all lol. Thank god they didn’t.
Speed Syndicate AE86. Love the color
VIP Merc. Now that I have a greater appreciation for VIP style – I can totally dig this. Not that I didn’t back then, but I love this even more now.
Speed Syndicate Matte Red 350Z.
Nice green 350Z
Gangster GS on Bazreia’s. Love these wheels.
Super clean S14 on Meisters
Matt’s yellow Initial D-inspired FD. The white TE’s will look deadly on this.
The internet sensation bagged VIP-style Fit was also there.
M3. I forget the name of the company, but they did a lot of accent styling and cues which was different. Doesn’t work on many cars, but on all the BMW’s they brought out – they were nicely done.
EDIT: The company is MW Designs. Thanks Brad!
JP Scara’s – too crazy.
Wicked Miata from Garage Five on SSR SP1’s. Fender flares killed it.
Finish! I want to go back…