We haven’t had much in the way of accumulation so far this week but since there was black ice everywhere last night making an average 20 minute highway rip take me over an hour I figured a Winter Wednesday post was justified. This week we have something from , ever seen stretched winters tires?
Clearly not a club that believes in winter downtime UNION is at it again. They successfully stretched 215 winter tires over 9.5″ MB battles and threw them on a 240. No winter drift videos yet but I feel quite confident in saying they are coming.
Lots more winter yet to come, I have not even taken my snowboard out of the bag yet…
The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: EG Hatches
I have Joe from The Chronicles to thank (blame?) for this Tuesdays Theme, that got me thinking that EGs would make a good theme, today’s clean Civics are such a nice change from the rice buckets of yore.
As most of you know I did the first free run of 50 stickers not too long ago and the demand for them was much higher than I expected. When I got the first batch done I figured that 40 would go locally and 10 world wide but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Most of the stickers went outside of Canada and into the United States, and one set even went to New Zealand. As I’ve probably said before it’s an awesome feeling knowing that people all over the world are down with this blog and want to help represent it, here are some photos of people doing just that all around the world.
Meg from was one of the first people to claim a set of stickers and if I recall correctly I sent her four since she has three cars in her two person family and I wanted to make sure she had a few options for all her rides. Since her 240 she sent photos of her Miata which she drove to honors in her local auto cross club, sick!
Nicholas Heintz’s Corolla
Nicholas sent some pics of his Green Corolla rocking a matching S.I.E. sticker. He’s doing a budget build and it looks like he is off to a great start with this clean base. I love budgets builds as they are far realistic to my wallet than high priced magazine build so hopefully he keeps me (any by association you) updated with the progress, since he already has his stance addressed fitment is next on the bill.
Julian aka Sleep Wagon
Julian is reppin S.I.E. in sunny California and since the weather in Toronto recently has dipped solidly below zero I really wish I was in Cali with him. Currently Julian continues to rock stock rims harder than any other car I have seen solidifying the fact that Grosirbajuanak. else rock them and he I’m a huge fan of this car and super stoked to see my stickers on his ride. Once he settles on a new set of rims… game over.
I’ve had a new batch of stickers run,this time blue has been dropped in favor of gun metal and gold, pink, white, green and black remain.
My goal is that the money from the url stickers just goes back into more url stickers until I get around to making a few designs that will hopefully fund the production of url stickers entirely then they can go back to being free.
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While I could have easily saved these pictures for a Winter Wednesday post I figured it would be more fun to post it as a WTF Friday and show you out of town viewers how we do it in the GTA. I’m not sure if this Ferrari owner just didn’t check the weather when he headed out in the morning or what but he learned quick that a 355 Spyder is not really a capable winter machine. Especially with what I can only assume are factory equip wheels and tires.
I had enough issues with the 255 all seasons on my old truck in the winter so I can’t imagine that this driver got very far.
Edit: This image was originally posted at so credit goes to them for this snipe, my bad on the photo credit slip it was not intentional
Maybe these guys both watched this youtube video of this rich bloke driving his Maserati MC12 around town in the winter, who knows.
If you are going to take an exotic out in the winter make sure it’s awd at least:
Spotted all this tom-foolery in a thread over on:
90 new stickers tomorrow! I’ll be posting pictures of readers rides with stickers on Monday so feel free to send yours in before then, if you don’t already know.
Features have been slowing down due to most people whipping their winter beaters or just plain not working on their cars now that it’s cold here in Toronto but I’ve got a few builds and what not I have been keeping my eye on so the content will keep on coming no worries there 😉
The time has come once again for me to reminisce about another ride that I remember from a few years back that somehow disappeared into obscurity. To go along with the theme from this weeks Theme Tuesday iI chose VW that turned a lot of heads in it’s heyday in the late 90s/early 2000s. This twin motored VR6 Golf is one of the first twin motor cars I ever recall seeing and as such completely blew my mind, I had so many questions I wanted to ask the owner but I could never find him.
While I never heard this car run or saw it move under it’s own power I can only imagine it ran because why would someone go through the work of putting an entire second motor in a car and not have it run?
I’ve googled for more info on this car a few times and I have only ever been able to find these two pictures. The Evolution Racing site on the windshield went down some time ago and the only current web presence I can see is located . As such I can’t really provide much more info on this car (I don’t really feel like calling and asking them about it).
One thing I did do however is google the known address of Evolution Racing and noticed that the current location may or may not currently have a dyno setup. Does this mean that maybe this car is sitting under a tarp in the back of the shop waiting to make an appearance once again? One can only hope…
If you have any info on this car or ever saw it run let me know in the comments, I’m dying to know more about it.
Well it’s finally happened, the first snow has come to cut down the amount of lowered cars on the road. Ironically the idea for Winter Wednesdays struck me in the summer and therefore I have been saving almost every picture of lowered cars in the winter as I could in anticipation for this winter. While some of us are fortunate enough to have winter beaters most of us do the lowered thing day in day out, Winter Wednesdays are a salute to those of us who do our part in plowing the roads all winter.
I plan to run Winter Wednesdays every week where there is a recordable accumulation of snow and every other week otherwise. If you have pics of your car toughing it out low in the winter send them through to , and now ‘The Bucket’
I’ve mentioned before and while this might look like your average slammed MK1 it’s got more work put into it than its outward appearance immediately suggests. The owner is also kooked in the fact that he only drives this car with the windows down, but hey that’s my kind of kooked.
The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: Volkswagens
I think it’s safe to say that Volkswagen owners have always been on the fore front of this stance game and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. I always have a lop sided amount of Volkswagens on my hard drive in comparison to everything else so it’s time to liberate some of my favorites. Don’t expect this to be the last VW Theme Tuesday.
I’ve never been a vehicle purist, I am all about doing whatever it takes to get your vehicle to suit your needs, if a motor from another company fits under the hood of your car and can make more power cheaper than one of it’s parent brand then by all means put it in there. If you are a die hard Honda Hatch fan and an RWD vehicle fan at the same time and the only way to combine the two means sacrificing a clean CRX shell that a lot of people would pay good money for than so be it. As long as the end result is better than what it started as then why not cut, weld, and modify? I love off the wall builds and these two are some of the GTA’s finest.
Ryan and the crew at are not out to make any friends with this swap, they are out to make a competitive street/drift machine. As soon as Ryan posted pics of his e30 on Toronto BMW message board the crowd was split down the middle, purists on one side non purists on the other.
The m20 isn’t really anything to write home about so I am not sure why everyone has their panties in a knot, and additionally the guys from seem pretty cool so I am going to watch this one progress and hopefully check out this car at a few events next summer.
This build can be followed on the blog and I must say I am jealous that they have a nice and presumably warm spot to work in, wish I had one of my own my dads garage is getting mighty cold these days.
This rwd crx build is completely insane, and I love it. To take a reasonably sought after shell (in this part of the world where Honda’s crumble to rusty dust) and hack into it to create what you want takes guts, confidence and fabrication skill. Aaron seems to have n short supply of any of these traits.
Aaron has embarked on a 2 year, give or take, RWD crx project that is going to be using the running gear out of a Honda s2000. Unlike Ryan, Aaron likes to keep things all in the same family and I have no issues with that either, quite frankly this car is going to be so unique when its finished that it hardly matters what is under the hood. The amount of fabrication and calculation that is going into this build is truly impressive. I check on this build from time to time and each time I leave more impressed than the last.
You can follow this build over on the images on the first few pages are down so I linked you in about half way through.
Got a crazy build in the works? Let me know at and if you want to see some more crazy builds head over to , the is bananas.
Tow truck drivers are an interesting bunch, I’ve had both the pleasure and displeasure of using their services at different times in my life. If nothing else anytime you get into a tow truck you are going to have a memorable experience. However I hate ‘chasers’, chasers are the tow truck drivers who race to an accident first to ‘claim’ the cars they often drive erratically and can cause more accidents themselves. Today’s WTF Friday is an example of just that.
The general word on the street as to what happened is that the tow truck driver in question was doing 140km in a 60km zone trying to make it to a fatal car crash first, in his haste he was almost in a fatal car crash himself.
The driver escaped with minor injuries and power was taken out of the area for a little bit but it was all restored. Cost the tax payers 20,000 though…
This really could have been worse and its a miracle that no one was seriously injured or killed. But man wtf 140 in a 60?
The Function vs Form article I wrote has been fairly popular and even got a which is great because I have been trying to get my foot in the door relationship wise with them for awhile, Bryans T-bird has also rightfully garnered a lot of traffic.
In sticker news I ordered 90 more yesterday the colors are as follows:
15 White 15 Green 15 Gold 15 Gunmetal 15 Pink
Once they arrive I will let you all know how to get them. I am thinking about setting up pay pal donations this time just so I can put the proceeds into more stickers sort of like a perpetual motion machine. Anyway TGIF!
Just the other day I was thinking about how now that the weather has gone sour I really miss going out to Street Classics and Applewood Plaza shows. I’m a pretty big fan of older American iron so I was really excited when the account and had these pictures BC Stance is Everything fan Bryan M’s 63 Thunderbird waiting in my inbox, his car is a real beaut and I am glad to be able to share it with you.
Thanks Bryan for sending in pictures of your bird, it’s great to see someone keeping the classics alive and proper.
For those of you who have sent in pictures of your rides rocking Grosirbajuanak pictures don’t worry I am going to post them soon I am just going to compile them all into one post. Just waiting on a few more promised shots 🙂