Cars x Bubbletea – July 31st – Esoteric Coverage

Some more awesome coverage from Cholo/Esoteric Collective of the meet last Friday that he was happy to share with me to use here. He’s got some great moody vibes coming in with this set… Really gives a good feel on how hot it is these days… I apologize that I’m going to be out of commission with pics for a while as I’m currently going through some reorganization but I’ll see if I can get back into it soon!

In the meantime, here’s just a snippet of his pics from the meet – an awesome turnout once again… These meets are totally becoming awesome as long as we don’t get people being rowdy and ruining it.

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Xavier’s super sweet S-Class W220. It sits so perfectly on Junction Produce Scaras

Cholo’s Varis/Voltex/J’s Racing CTR

Baller club…

Great capture of the sea of people…

Super clean CSX/FD2 conversion. I always loved this conversion and set up.

Great lineup

Jason Divina’s new Boost Blue FK8… He moved quick on modding this one.

Exhaust, dropped, TE37’s… That’s basically all you need to keep it simple.

Josh’s EG

CTR lineup…

I believe this is bagged (correct me if I’m wrong)…

A really nice and aggressively executed 86 – I really dig the front of the facelifted 86’s. Reminds me of that blob fish but looks so sick.

Bill’s Chalk Grey S15 came out and looks awesome!

Paul came out in his Accord wagon. Always a treat.

Damn. This is so rad… I need a big body BMW in my life…

Titanium bolts all over on Stewie Lum’s Voltex Type V on his FK8

Ahhh the JDM vibes coming from Mitchell’s car is too highhhh

A front shot of Cholo’s FK8 fitted with a Varis hood and lip

Ending this post with this super clean Nismo 370Z. Lady in red comes to mind here… I STILL want one of these… One day…

Please check out Esoteric Collective on the link above for more pics!

Cars x Bubbletea – July 13th – Esoteric Coverage

Finally had our first “official” cars x bubbletea meet last Friday as weather is getting nicer and restrictions are loosening up. I think it’s important to note that although restrictions are lifting, we still need to be mindful of the distancing and safety of others. There were many that were respectful of that and others that might have forgotten all about it. As the season goes on and meets happen, please remember to stay respectful of those limits! 🙂

Overall – it was a great turnout. We ended up pairing up with the Redline Sorority girls as they have their meets every Friday so it was kind of a double gathering. Personally, I think it’s cool to have the meet randomly rather than every week as to not have it be so consistent. I don’t know what it is – maybe it’s me getting old and not wanting to do it every week, but when the meets pop up randomly one week, it seems to be a little more fun because everyone rushes and tries to make it out rather than have it become habit.

The only thing I want to mention here is the shit show put on by some attendees last week. I get that we’ve been in quarantine for months and the weather is finally getting nice enough to bring the toys out and show off, but man… There is really no need to 2-step your car or build up revs in a damn parking lot to get your BOV going. It’s really the most annoying thing to have at a meet and you might feel all big-dick during the moment, but trust me when I say everyone else is shaking their heads at it and thinking “that guy must have a small peen”. It’s literally quite the opposite of what you’re feeling. We don’t need the meet to be cancelled and have cops starting to hang around – it ruins it for everyone. I also want to say that it’s all the kids that just got their cars and finally saved up enough money for a cereal tune but unfortunately it’s not. There are guys that are as old as my dad in their Corvettes that are still doing the same shit and it’s embarrassing. It’s tough to put up a meet and have a disclaimer that says “cool people only” because that will always attract the uncool people. All I ask is that if you attend the meet, please don’t do stupid shit… Keep it at the Barlow or Menace meets or whatever the hell they’re called if you want to give other guys hard-ons. Not here.

Aside from the fact that we had the most small peens out last week, it was decent. The coverage below comes from Cholo Abat AKA Esoteric. I don’t have my camera or PC out right now so I will be MIA from taking any pictures for the next little while. Thankfully he brought his and had them edited super fast! Some great photos below… Thanks Cholo!

Some great shots of my car. Love that he captured how clean the wheels are *cough* LOL

Barb’s S2000

Steve’s M3 on TE37’s

This Z31 was probably one of my favourite cars there that night. It was just so clean and the vintage vibes it was giving off was too good. Bravo

Even the placement of the stickers – just really oldschool Japan feels.

Love.

Mitchell’s Toyota Mark II – right beside the Z31. Two really rarely seen cars around here done up with very simple but classic style. Seeing these two at the meet is a treat.

Randy’s new Supra on TE37’s.

Super clean G slammed down on Work VS-XX’s (if I recall correctly?). Super clean overall… No bashed fenders or broken pieces…

Jeev’s super clean EK on Mugen MF10’s

A pretty sweet GT-R V-Spec II appropriately named Lapras… Ha! You’d only get it if you know the first gen Pokemon… That’s how old I am.

Jonathan’s S2000 on TE37’s

Type R crew over here. Cholo’s Type R is the one in front with the Type 5 Voltex wing btw…

Up front with the Varis hood

Tracy’s R32 with the classic Adidas livery

Rafael’s STI sedan aired down on ZE40’s.

Varis STI – I dig this look.

Jack’s LS Silvia. Clean as always

Jeff’s CTR on white TE37’s and full Cusco cage inside and edirb seats.

Another Varis STi in hatch form.

Another Varis Evo

Red CTR on TE37RT’s

Can never go wrong with a black Evo X on bronze TE37’s…

Bill’s Focus looking mean…

This S14 has seen better days… Years ago I believe it was in pretty great shape and attended a lot of the shows. At least it looks like it’s being put to use now!

Ryan’s super minty S2000 on Mugen MF10’s.

VIP odyssey…

I’m usually not a fan but this one was dope. Loved the lip kit – not sure if it’s OEM or not though. Looks like it?

Ending it off here with Eric’s VIP Sienna on Advan GT’s. Still my favourite van in the city…

Thanks for looking! And remember – burble tunes does not equal big dick. It means you just chose the wrong tune.

Cars x Bubbletea – August 2nd

Another awesome turnout for the 2nd Cars x Bubbletea meet! We pretty much doubled the turnout from last time which is awesome! I think by my picture count and rough estimate, we were easily at 120 cars. We ended up being in the other, smaller lot since that’s where some cars parked before we got there so we just went with it. Next time, we’ll park in the bigger lot beside it.

I missed at least 1/4 of the cars only cause they just kept on coming. I also hate shooting in the sunset like this hahaha – oh well. Enjoy!

Eric and his super clean S15.

Errol showed up in some new red TE37SL’s.

Barb and her S2000 on mag blue TE37’s

Rich and his CR-V this time but on DC2R wheels. Swapped out the Jeep wheels to get some better mileage due to the lighter weight…

Mike Salek’s Porsche – one of the cleanest and swirl-free black cars there…

R32 with carbon fenders/hood on Cosmis Racing wheels

Adrean’s IS300

Felix’s Silvia

A lot of different variety at the meet.

@YoungTokyo’s Echo

@kid.dynamo’s GX81 Mark II

Jon’s Mini Countryman

Jason Tang’s IS? Did he remove the wrap or is this someone else sporting the midnight legends banner?

Jay’s MK4 Jetta aired out

Carley’s bagged Tiguan R-line. Everything should be bagged lol

Funny – Jay and Carley never had bubbletea before this meet. Good to try something new! haha

Matte jade-wrapped R6

This thing brings back some memories. LS460 and it looks to be lowered on stock air suspension – perhaps using a controller? Just needs some big boy wheels…

AJ’s bagged F30

R34 Skyline

Golf R on some RE30’s. JDM x Euro mix.

Shawn’s Integra from Custom Decals

10th gen Civic with some aggressive livery

Lancer on TE37’s

More aggressive livery on this Focus ST

Ryan and Jackie came out too

Jackie’s Tundra on bronze TE37’s

Red Supra rolled in a little later…

And this Silvia on bronze TE37’s…

Rare to see Celica’s nowadays… Even just driving on the road…

Maybe they’re working towards the rusted hood look?

Jack’s Silvia with great fitment on those Nismos..

Danny’s bagged Allroad on a set of velvet red Rotiforms.

Probably my favourite car of the night was Rob’s bagged 740. This car has been put together so perfectly and has such a great presence. The paint is immaculate and the fitment of the Emitz is bang on. This is a very perfect example of how Euro VIP should be executed. The touch of the JDM work wheels is a nice cherry on top to his build. Absolute perfection.

I wish the length of this was easily depicted in the pics… This will have to do…

Even Dicken in his Evo showed up – don’t see this thing come out too often…

Type R gang

Jacobs’ M235i on Advan’s

Chelsea’s super clean Ultrasonic Blue 3IS lowered on RSR springs. I love this colour.

Howard’s super clean IS-F on Volk TE37’s

Jonathan’s 335i

Static GS rolling through…

Aria playing with Kona in the shade..

Showing off her bubbletea shirt that Diana made for her LOL. I drew the design quickly in Procreate and Diana cut it out on holographic vinyl. She was so stoked to wear this all day.

Even Tim in his EG rolled through. I see this thing once a year at the illmotion show and shine but I had the chance to see it before then… That’ll make it two times a year LOL

R35 GTR on bronze TE37’s. Classic look.

S2000 on TE37’s

Evo on bronze TE37’s and a Voltex wing out back. I liked this look.

Bagged STI on bronze ZE40’s. That fitment was TOIGHT. Looked real good.

Another Euro on RE30’s… Probably one of the only JDM wheels that look better on a Euro car than a JDM car… IMO…

Sonic Grey FK8.

Dicken’s Evo X.

Paul’s Accord wagon aired down on Superspeed RF03RR wheels. Such a good look for his car. Glad he was able to make it out despite not liking bubbletea XD

Had to get another shot of Rob’s 740… Phew…

Subie trio

Spencer’s WRX

Pat’s 1JZ IS300

Adrian and his K20 EJ Civic on bronze CE’s. I love shooting red cars…

Let this be known that whoever is in this picture is the one that popped your hood pins, Eric… I’m not going to name names but I heard he goes by ABG hunter…

Some crazy wrap on these wheels… As she was rolling through the sun, I swear the wheels were lighting up and flashing. hahaha

Black on black Tundra

Josh and Punit. I swear every time, at least one of these guys try to poke my OCD and do something I hate taking pictures of… Y u no straighten wheel, Josh?!

From this angle, you can’t tell Punit didn’t wash his car…

At least from this angle, the turned wheel works…

Bill came in his new S15 – still a work in progress – but good progress so far! I’m glad he was able to get his dream car finally.

Tim’s EG on black TE37’s with Spoon brakes peeking from behind…

Joe brought out his CTR this time over the Porsche…

Haider’s FRS on RPF1’s

That GTI from earlier where I thought the wheels were putting on a lightshow… Pretty clean!

Rin fell asleep for most of the meet with Diana…

Quick overhead shot of half of the lot…

The last shot on my camera was Jesse rolling in with his R32…

Great turnout! So good to see a nice, full meet again… See you guys in 2 weeks!

Cars x Bubbletea – July 26th

Everyone be sliding into my DM’s like “yo Jason where’s those Friday pics?” and I’m all like “yo guys, I have two kids to keep alive still – they be up when they up alright?!”. Just kidding – but also half serious LOL. I know some of you probably saw me either lugging around a car seat with Rin in it while snapping some photos or I had Aria running circles around me and photobombing my shots and if you didn’t know who that loser was, well now you know! It’s a new skill I have to master because squatting for every picture while holding a car seat isn’t exactly the easiest thing and making sure your toddler running around doesn’t get hit by a car while taking a picture isn’t exactly easy either hahaha.

Anyway – last Friday was a pretty good turnout! Just wanted to say thank you to everyone that came out – it was nice to see some cars you don’t normally see at regular meets (or shows for that matter). It was a beautiful Friday and the weather was perfect – I don’t know the exact count and I didn’t take pictures of every car that came through unfortunately cause we had to leave – but there was about 50-60 cars that came out and that’s pretty decent! Whether this turns into a weekly thing or not is still up for debate and I know it kind of crosses into a whole bunch of other weekly meets like the Beyond meet and Barlow meets and whatever else there is, but it’s a change of scenery if anything.

Things learned for next time:

  1. Maybe let Chatime know we’re rolling through because apparently we killed them on Friday LOL.

That’s it. I literally can’t think of anything else – the lot was great. Behaviour was great. Attendance was great. Damn – ya’ll just so good! Anyway, here are some pics that I could get… If anything, just check Instagram stories to see if there’s a meet each Friday. I’m sure it’ll be reposted and you’ll see it eventually!

The crew right at 7PM. LOL Not many of us at this time… Thought it was going to be a bust.

Yoseph’s supercharged Si sedan.

Jacob’s M235i on black Advan RS-DF’s. Love this combo

Jon’s Mini Countryman S.

Altezza on Gram Lights

Neal’s impeccably clean and mint VW rabbit. Like literally mint inside and out – it was good to finally see this in person.

On the polar opposite end of that is Brad’s VW Beetle – equally good to see. At one point, they were even hitting the car with keys… LOL

JC’s 3IS on some brand new shoes – Work Kiwami CR’s in bronze.

A closer look. Literally out of the box the day before haha

Trung’s CTR on CE28’s with a meaty 265. Pretty perfect fitment here.

Errol’s CTR on TE37’s

Southboy Corey’s S2000. Never see these guys anymore – we were surprised they actually came all the way from the South for this.

Southboy Ryan’s EP3 – should be no stranger to anyone by now but it sounded like he was burning 2018 fuel for this lol.

Southboy Jason’s CTR looking good. I think there were about 10 CTR’s in attendance that night or something crazy like that LOL.

From the rear you can see Jason’s new Greddy Supreme SP exhaust.

Rich’s IS300

Team white is back

CTR on CTR on CTR…

Rear shot of Brad’s beetle.

JC on baby duty watching Rin while I went out to take more pics lol.

Aria photobombing pics. Like literally every single one lol. Thought this one turned out good though hahahaha

Her hand got in the shot, but at least the car still looks good LOL!

Chris’s CTR on ZE40’s and KW V3’s – pretty crazy. The only one I know of that went the coilover route. Looks sick… Sorry Chris – Aria got in the way of this one too haha

Here’s a better shot I was able to snap while I asked her to move for like a millisecond.

Don’t see many of these around anymore… Hawkeye STI

Simple and clean BMW

Eric from Zokusha Tuning’s Sienna bagged out on Advan GT’s. Still my favourite local van. I wish I had the money to build this because this would be the only van I’d rock the hell out of haha

S14

I still have a soft spot for 370z’s… One day I’ll have one.

A spin on what looks to be the Advan livery but in purple on this Miata.

Mustang. No bystanders were hurt at this meet. This one behaved…

Man… When was the last time I saw a Prelude at a meet? Looked like a work in progress maybe?

A pretty clean 240SX

Pat’s 1JZ swapped IS300. One of the cleanest (if not the cleanest) IS’s in town… Such a perfect look.

One of two FRS’s (I think) that came to the meet. The mems.

I remember when FRS/BRZ’s used to be rampant at meets… Looks like they all moved to CTR’s hahaha

Jack’s LS-swapped Silvia. Always awesome seeing his car…

Mustang on TE37’s. Enough said.

Stewie’s CTR on TE37’s

Gerald’s newly acquired CTR in black…

Another 370z…

WRX on Weds

James from Yokohama Canada showed up in his Genesis G90. This thing is a damn boat but so sick! LOL brings me back to my VIP days… I get the itch to build another once in a while… Would be sick to see this thing aired down on some Leon Hardiritt’s or Work Emitz…

Punit showed up in his Integra. Pretty sure he hasn’t cleaned it since Canada day but I’m not judging. I think he came just to pick up the hair gel I got him… lol

Justin’s S2000

Joe’s Cayman

Benny’s CTR – he also traded his FRS in for this lol

Clean Corolla Levin

Al’s BMW X5M. My fave gen for the X5

Steve’s M3 on TE37’s

Brandon’s RSX on bronze CE28’s. I think I liked the white TE37’s more but I’ve always been a fan of white on black. Can’t go wrong with bronze Volks though

Aria almost got in the shot for this LOL. Another CTR with TE37’s

Clean Type R on TE37’s

Sunny’s 3IS on Gram Lights

Aggressive S13… Don’t know the owner? Is this Felix?

Spencer’s WRX

Andrew’s IS-F on Leon Hardiritt Jager’s in a custom gold finish. Still such an underrated brand and wheel in the VIP scene. I wish there were more of these around.

Soaps’ S2000 on refinished TE37’s

Shawn’s Nismo 370Z with such a perfect ride height. So clean – this is what I want!

I think this was the only other FRS at the meet on Friday.  Haider just picked this up a few weeks ago.

A shot of the 3 rows of cars on one side

And kind of a terrible shot of the 2 rows on the other

Josh brought out his EG too! Haven’t seen this in a while – it’s becoming a unicorn…

Diana on mommy duty with Rin lol. It was like a family affair with us hahaha I think more of you need to have kids so we’re not the only ones…

Aria getting bored and entertaining herself with rocks LOL

The fam

Lanny came down too with his C-class on 20’s. Deeeep

Old and new

Another random shot of JC’s new wheels

And a nice one to finish it all off – good meet! Looking forward to the next one!