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WTF Friday: One to make you laugh one to have you guessing

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Since I’ve got a new batch of stickers made I figured it was worth having another game of ‘WTF kind of car is that?’ this Friday. I’ve also got a funny Gremlin motivational picutre as well just to keep things amusing, it’s Friday after all.

Swing Up Door Gremlin

I can quite honestly say that I have never seen swing up doors on a Gremlin and I am not sure if I ever want to see it again:

To the owners credit these doors swing up farther than a lot of show  cars
To the owners credit these doors swing up farther than a lot of show cars
This had me chuckling for a few minutes
This had me chuckling for a few minutes

I spotted these photos on an old favorite

WTF kind of car is this?

This car was local to Ontario at one point in time, not sure if it still is, but whoever correctly identifies it in the comments wins a free set of S.I.E. stickers.

The owner seems to know that his car is hard to identify
The owner seems to know that his car is hard to identify

Bonus!

If you can tell me what car this started as you will win TWO sets of stickers, however since I have no idea what kind of car this started as you will have to prove it.

The best joke would be if that blower actually worked.
The best joke would be if that blower actually worked.
Diamond plate, a resourceful DIYers best friend
Diamond plate, a resourceful DIYers best friend

Site Updates

I am going to be setting up a page on this weekend to try and get myself a feature in the Performance Auto and Sound print magazine. While I am at it I might also set up a flickr account since I have been loafting on that for quite some time. The flickr would be more active in the summer though so I might keep being lazy…

If you have not already start following me on as well , I add random photos and commentary on there quite frequently and I am following quite a few interesting people.

Christmas/work/NHL 10 has me slipping a bit with sticker shipping but I will get the latest batch out tonight.

I have not run a feature in a little bit so if you want your ride or photography featured drop me a line at [ ]

Pat is getting cyrious

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My drifter friend Pat Cyr has decided that next year is his year to go hard, all this time I thought he was going hard already so now that he says its really time to go hard I am a little worried for the competition. With his new mindset he decided that his trusty AE86 needs a full rebuild and a new heart for this season, lurking on has allowed me to keep track of what he has been up to. Serious things are going down.

It’s no secret among the automotive community that AE86’s are great drift platforms and Pat just further proved this fact by putting his through its paces this year in various drift competitions. His AE most certainly took a licking and for the most part kept ticking.

This car just looks angry
This car just looks angry
I like the somewhat recently added over fenders
I like the somewhat recently added over fenders
Whoops, sometimes the walls fight back
Whoops, sometimes the walls fight back

As you can see the car needed a little bit of love during the off season so Pat figured why give something a little love when you can give it a lot of love instead? Since Pat already hand built this car and this sick bagged wag we know he is no stranger to fabrication and hard work.

Fully torn down no half steppin here
Fully torn down no half steppin here
Every section of the car is getting attention
Every section of the car is getting attention
I don't know about you but solid floors make me happy
I don't know about you but solid floors make me happy
Don't own a rotisserie? Get creative
Don't own a rotisserie? Get creative
Out comes the boosted 4A-GZE in goes an f20
Out comes the boosted 4A-GZE in goes an f20

I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated on this build as it comes a long.

Winter Wednesdays: Winter Stretch Union Style

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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.

It's actually kind of funny to see winter tires stretched
It's actually kind of funny to see winter tires stretched
Wet snow is the worst and (and heaviest) kind of snow)
Wet snow is the worst (and heaviest) kind of snow

Edit:

Lots more winter yet to come, I have not even taken my snowboard out of the bag yet…

Theme Tuesdays: Clean Civic EG Hatches

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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.

The attention to detail on this car is as crazy as it not having headlights, be sure to head over to The Chronicles and check out the rest of the pics
The attention to detail on this car is as crazy as it not having headlights, be sure to head over to The Chronicles and check out the rest of the pics
I can't believe this gauge actually exsits!
I can't believe this gauge actually exsits!
Pulling off steelies is easy, ad a healthy does of slam
Pulling off steelies is easy, add a healthy does of slam
This red eg is straignt sunk on gold Work Equips
This red eg is straight sunk on gold Work Equips
The color of this car and the color of these wheels compliment each other nicely
The color of this car and the color of these wheels compliment each other nicely
Though oem these rims are still somewhat uncommon
Though oem I don't see these rims often
Authentic spoons or rotas? I can't tell
Authentic spoons or rotas? I can't call it
I've got lots of respect for anyone keeps their white rims gleamin
I've got lots of respect for anyone keeps their white rims gleamin
I think this car really comes together nicely and it looks like it coulg go pretty good
I think this car really comes together nicely and it looks like it could go pretty good as well
This car shows what a nice paint job, drop, and unique set of wheels can do to an EG
This car shows what a nice paint job, drop, and unique set of wheels can do to an EG
I'm normally not a huge fan of cf lips but it works here
I'm normally not a huge fan of cf lips but it works here
I knew a guy with an EG sedan this color and I thought it would never look good, eggs on my face!
I knew a guy with an EG sedan this color and I thought it could never look good, eggs on my face!
Is it me or does this car look like it has an evil grin?
Is it me or does this car look like it has an evil grin?
Saw this one on Noahs blog (EK Hatch) dig the color match and it's got a unique hood too
Saw this one on Noahs blog (EKHatch.wordpress.com) dig the color match and it's got a unique hood too - edited to clear up confusions...
Phaze 2, perhaps the original fitment crew
Phaze 2, perhaps the original fitment crew
One of many wheels for this eg
One of many wheels for this eg
Ending this off with some local flavor, nice eg cruisn the Gardiner Expressway
Ending this off with some local flavor, nice eg cruising the Gardiner Expressway

Want more EG hatches?

Got an idea for a Theme Tuesday? Let me know in the comments

Sticker’d

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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!

Never seen a purple harness before looks great
Never seen a purple harness before looks great
This photo shows the stickers true color way better than the ones I took
This photo shows the stickers true color way better than the ones I took
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Artistic shot

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.

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It's an honor to share glass space with Fat Lace
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Nice clean platform to start from

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.

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Nice sticker cluster going on here, once again sharing space with Fat Lace 🙂
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Julian's paint looks immaculate in every shot of his car I have received

New Batch

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.

New batch, New colors!
New batch, New colors!

Since the first round of stickers was on me I have setup a pay pal donation button to cover the cost for the third round of stickers.

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.

To get a set of the new stickers click the button below and make a donation, once you have made the donation me with your shipping address, color preference, and the your donation came from and I will ship out your stickers.

There is no minimum or maximum donation so feel free to do whatever you like, I’m not looking to make a profit I have a job for that.

If the iframe above does not work for you click here to go straight to the donation button.

I’m going to set up a page specifically for ordering stickers soon so once that’s up I will throw the link here and on the homepage.

WTF Friday: Ferrari winter beater, no big deal

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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.

Everyone from this office was probably having a good chuckle
Everyone from this office was probably having a good chuckle
Sucks to get your Ferrari stuck as a public transit vehicle passes, at least we know the owner can afford the fare
Sucks to get your Ferrari stuck as a public transit vehicle passes, at least we know the owner can afford the fare
This driver brought his out the following day, wasn't quite as bad weather wise
This driver brought his out the following day, wasn't quite as bad weather wise
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:

Site Updates

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 😉

Blast From The Past: Evolution Racing Twin Motor VR6

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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…

Might look a bit dated now but this car was a show stopper
Might look a bit dated now but this car was a show stopper
I can only assume the cotton was there to cover up some unfinished cosmetic touches
I can only assume the cotton was there to cover up some unfinished cosmetic touches

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.

Winter Wednesdays: The Bucket

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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.

This car just ooozes style and dedication to stance
This car just ooozes style and dedication to stance

Theme Tuesdays: Dub Steppin

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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 think VW guys are the only ones who embrace hub caps
I think VW guys are the only ones who embrace hub caps
Boost
Boost
Borbet Type A's are beautiful
Borbet Type A's are beautiful
Murdered out with shine
Murdered out with shine
Something about this pic, so clean so simple
Something about this pic, so clean so simple
Once again green for the money gold for the honeys
Once again green for the money gold for the honeys
I think I have seen this car at a few shows in the summer
I think I have seen this car at a few shows in the summer
I've never seen that Audi before though
I've never seen that Audi before though
LM's can never fail
LM's can never fail
Keeping it clean and simple with a bagged LM setup
Keeping it clean and simple with a bagged LM setup
Down and out
Down and out
This is one of the better camo jobs I have seen that wasn't a wrap
This is one of the better camo jobs I have seen that wasn't a wrap
Interesting wheel choice on this bug, works though
Interesting wheel choice on this bug, works though
I am a big single round headlight fan
I am a big single round headlight fan
This one slipped through the cracks of the painted wheels Theme Tuesday
This one slipped through the cracks of the painted wheels Theme Tuesday
Had to end this post with a bang, this ride is serious!
Had to end this post with a bang, this ride is serious!

Two Local Heart Transplants

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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.

SR20 E30

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.

The Diamond Racing steelies and zip tied air dam are the first tip that Ryan isn't the average e30 owner
The Diamond Racing steelies and zip tied air dam are the first tip that Ryan isn't the average e30 owner
Some modification required
Some modification required
A little bit of sparkle added
A little bit of sparkle added
Few friends and an engine hoist are all you need... where is the beer though?
Few friends and an engine hoist are all you need... where is the beer though?
The red headed step child in it's new adoption home
The red headed step child in it's new adoption home
The last item on this list could get a little messy
The last item on this list could get a little messy

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.

RWD CRX

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.

CRX mid dissection
CRX mid dissection
New subframe in place for the F20
New subframe in place for the F20
RAPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSH
Did I forget to mention it's boosted?
Incredibly well done transmission tunnel
Incredibly well done transmission tunnel
Rear suspension progress
Rear suspension progress

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.

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