Sometimes I find car shows and sometimes they find me, the latter happened on September 5th when I stumbled across the 20th Annual Kirkfield Car show and Parade while camping with my girlfriend. She just got a Cannon 50D so I got to relax while someone else took the pictures this time around. A vacation indeed.
Accessories,stickers, grills, and emblems
Land Yachts and Boulevard Cruisers
Some of these classics are just huge, and some were just meant to cruise up and down the Boulevard windows down on a hot summers day.
A Few race cars showed up to this show, I assume the racers got trailer-ed in but it was a small town.
Cadillac motors have been turning up in the weirdest places lately, first that Chevy Cavalier from Scrape By The Lake and now this 53 or so Eldorado Convertible. After my “Holy Shit” reaction the owner showed interest in me and we conversed for awhile about the car.
He told me that he got this car for a steal because the swap wasn’t running and all it needed was a sensor replaced to work with the engine harness used during the swap.
He also went on to tell me that he had it appraised at 150 grand and that it was for sale so he could redo his other ride, , I really wish I could afford this unique Caddy.
I didn’t really plan on today being a double post day I figured the Kirkfield Car show event coverage I will have up this afternoon/evening would be all I would post today. But when I saw this Mazda Speed 3 that posted on I knew I had to post it.
When I saw these photos my jaw stopped short of hitting the floor only because it hit the desk first. This fitment is dead on point.
I have been stuck on a few roads where the grades have suddenly changed (this morning for example) and have had to drive very slowly to avoid scraping but I have no clue what I would do in a situation like this, every choice involves some sort of damage.
When I started this blog I had no idea where it would take me, or how often I would post, however 100 posts came up almost unexpectedly and what better way to celebrate than with a story about a full restoration done by a local car nut?
The builder of this car is like me in a lot of ways he loves, ,, the internet industry, b, and fine pieces of American muscle.
Over the course of seven or so years Eugene has worked tirelessly to restore this 1968 Pontiac Firebird to factory show room condition only to put it up for sale after about one year of seat time.
To some putting that much work into a project then selling it so quickly might be a little crazy but for Eugene the art of the build is just as enjoyable as the finished project.
In fact he has already started considering his next project; a 1940s Fleet side Pickup.
If Eugene keeps cranking out cars of this calibre and selling them for such reasonable prices () than the prospects of all us us being able to one day own a piece of American muscle history just shot up.
Eugene’s story writes out like a novel, , his fascination with the first gen Firebirds started when he worked at the GM plant and familiarized himself with the parts and service manuals of the 1967-1969 Firebird.
With a new found love and a wealth of knowledge he set forth to build a show room ready First Gen Bird.
He started off with one that was not too rough around the edges…
In it’s most powerful form the 68 Firebird came with an inline six rated at 215hp. I learned this reading dedicated to thsi cars build.
Something else I learned is that motor was designed by the same person who designed .
The Motor running after rebuild
The interior was a bit of a mish-mash which can be somewhat expected of a car of this vintage.
All of this was addressed by Eugene during the restoration which brought the interior back to it’s intended glory.
Exterior Restoration The climate in the GTA is terrible for the longevity of cars, they all rust to some degree, thankfully Eugene took the time to have his car repaired properly and not smacked full of bondo.
The finished product
This car turned out beautiful in the end and while it doesn’t have any suspension mods its original stance is one that demands attention and I am sure every car enthusiast would turn their head as this bird flies by.
I’m really honored that Eugene wanted me to do a piece on his car and part of me is sad to see that he is selling it so quickly, however I am really excited to see what he does with his next project.
If you want to read more about the restoration process of this car check out the page Eugene built all about it, , all of the pictures in this feature came from there.
If you want to buy this fine machine visit his for sale page at .
Thanks for reading the first 100 and stick around for many more.
An old BMX friend of mine, turned pro drifter, has been destroying the drift scene lately with his crew and his AE86, made it out to the DMCC finals in Quebec where as far as I can tell via Pat continued to dominate the pack as he has all year and take home the DMCC overall championship.
It’s always great to see old friends doing big things so congratulations Pat for not only taking home the championship but inspiring a whole lot of BMX riders to follow in your foot steps *cough*Brad*cough.
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I hope Pat enjoys this much success next year, he deserves it.
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 fit the vehicles overall theme). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: Mazda 3s
Some of you may already know this, but if you don’t, I drive a Mazda 3 and lately I have been wheel shopping. Spending time working on this site and looking at awesome wheels all the time made me realize that I should upgrade my stock rollers.
I wanted to do something unique in regards to wheel choice so I have been browsing a lot of Mazda 3 forums over the past two weeks or so. My mandate was to not copy someone else, and do something unique. While making sure my next wheels fit this criteria I manged to arrange a collection of sweet Mazda 3s for this Tuesday in the process.
Going to car meets can sometimes be a mixed bag of experiences, some people are cool and normal, while others can be show offs trying to compensate for god knows what. When testosterone gets flowing and the need to show off bubbles over epic failure ensues, I showed a lot of that in the Street Racing WTF Friday post, but this incident is a little closer to home.
does weekly meets in Woodbridge, near highway 7, and I used to frequent them quite a bit when I had my e30, for the most part these meets are cool and everyone just gathers around to shoot the shit on a nice summers night. However from time to time people bug out and crash their whips, a Corvette ended up on top of a fire hydrant a few years back and this July an e30 tried to drive under a curb.
From what I can piece together from message board accounts is the owner of this black e30 was racing around the parking lot for some reason but didn’t take the time to memorize they lay of the land and plowed right into this island. He hit the brakes at the last moment but it was to little to late and all that did was cause the front end to dip and not go over the curb which in turn tko’d the front end of his car, shame it looked pretty clean.
and thanks to the era we live in we have a video of the car getting hooked up:
This type of stuff brings a bad name to us all so lets keep it on the DL before the cops start kicking us out of any spot we try to chill at.
In site news this has been an amazing week for Grosirbajuanak traffic wise, comment wise, and wise. Kept me really busy to say the least.
I got a serious about of love from the , for the Hyper Meeting pics and made some connections with a big Hella Flush fan out and Windsor and people in the crew.
This weekend I am going camping so I won’t be covering any events but I have two featured cars in que, most of next weeks Theme Tuesday Cars picked, and to hit up next weekend.
Not to mention I picked up some new wheels for my current ride that should be on next week for an early fall photo shoot and my stickers are in the mail.
There has been a little bit of a buzz going around lately that those of us who love stance and fitment don’t know how to make a car that can perform well on the track as well. This isn’t really true just a lot of us do not need our cars to perform up to track standards as getting to work and back (especially in the GTA) is as far away from a race track as you can get. Today’s cars have setups that look good and perform well on the track, you know, Business attire.
For those interested in track setups Hella Functional did a blog recently titled which is pretty informative and to the point.
Just remember as long as your stance fits what you need the car to do, keep doing it, and I will probably post it here.
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 fit the vehicles overall theme). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: Datsun 510s
My dad hates Datsuns for some reason, but currently drives a Nissan, weird right? Growing up he tried to tell me Datsuns were bad cars but none the less I developed a love for them 350zs at first but as time went on I also became partial to older boxy cars that can be made into killer daily and track machines and the just happens to be one of these cars.
2011 Edit: Captions updated, thank you for the corrections and education Josh and Terry…
The second show I went to this past weekend was Extreme Invasion. Even though the weather was looming all day and hurt the turnout a little bit the show was still decent. The big feature at this show (at least for me) were the SPL (Sound Pressure Level) cars. Prior to this weekend I never got a chance to see one of these contests in person or sit in an SPL car and even though my ears were telling me Monday morning that was a bad idea it was still something I had to experience.
Even though my mini truck dream is apparently over I still have love for bagged vehicles.
I think domestics may have equaled the amount of imports at this show, weird.
The event was sponsored by so some of the crew came out to show support
Probably the most unique part of this show was that they were having an SPL contest during it. It brought out a lot of cars I would not normally see