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Event Coverage: 20th Annual Kirkfield Carshow & Parade

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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

I saw one of these before and thought it was real, not this time
I saw one of these before and thought it was real, not this time
Deuces are wild
Deuces are wild
The best thing about high school girls...
The best thing about high school girls...
A lot of blood went into this car
A lot of blood went into this car
I wonder if any A&Ws still do window side service.
I wonder if any A&Ws still do window side service.
Childs play!
Child's play!
Coolest shifter ever
Coolest shifter ever
North American made
North American made
Let's see someone suck the chrome of  this bumper
Let's see someone suck the chrome of this bumper
Lil Wayne's got nothing on this grill...
Lil Wayne's got nothing on this grill...
This is a lot  of  metal
This is a lot of metal

Trucks

Someones little red wagon, I would have chose different wheels and a drop though
Someones little red wagon, I would have chose different wheels and a drop though
Red and chrome shine nice on a summers day
Red and chrome shine nice on a summers day
Old trucks like these make great promotional vehicles
Old trucks like these make great promotional vehicles
I wonder if this is a fleet vehicle from when they started out
I wonder if this is a fleet vehicle from when they started out
This trike started its life out as an 86 s-10 a long, long, time ago
This trike started its life out as an 86 s-10 a long, long, time ago
This dad gets to have nice toys
This dad gets to have nice toys
Flat Black paint hides a serious drive line
Flat Black paint hides a serious drive line
This old Ford F-1 was rocking some nice stance, a new set of wheels could really set it off
This old Ford F-1 was rocking some nice stance, a new set of wheels could really set it off
Now this is a clean, mean, raked stance
Now this is a clean, mean, raked stance
I saw this truck driving two weeks ago so it was a treat to see again it up close
I saw this truck driving two weeks ago so it was a treat to see again it up close
I think this Fink styled ride also started off as an s10
I think this Fink styled ride also started off as an s10
Big Daddy Roth would be proud
Big Daddy Roth would be proud
Hands down my favorite truck from the show everything is done so subtle but it works together so well
Hands down my favorite truck from the show everything is done so subtle but it works together so well

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.

This car is at least  1.5 the  length of my car maybe two
This car is at least 1.5 the length of my car maybe two
While the paint is a bit over the top for me the stance is right
While the paint is a bit over the top for me the stance is right
This car reminds me of the musical Grease for some reason
This car reminds me of the musical Grease for some reason
The pinstripe and chrome really enhance the blue paint on this old Cadillac
The pinstripe and chrome really enhance the blue paint on this old Cadillac
Now thats a hood ornament
Now that
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
I wonder if she stays with him for the car
I wonder if she stays with him for the car
Continental kits are a great spot for murals
Continental kits are a great spot for murals

Stangs

Well at least the colors match
Well at least the colors match
I've never seen 2pc BBS wheels on a Stang before actually looks pretty good
I've never seen 2pc BBS wheels on a Stang before actually looks pretty good

Hot Rods

Carls teal 37 sittin just right on American Racing Rims
Carls teal 37 sittin just right on American Racing Rims
This coupe is sitting down in the weeds right where it belongs
This coupe is sitting down in the weeds right where it belongs
Cherry red metallic
Cherry red metallic
Ford couples love orange paint
Ford couples love orange paint
This is how you do flat black, red, and white walls properly, take notes.
This is how you do flat black, red, and white walls properly, take notes.
Highschool sweetheart
Highschool sweetheart

Muscle

I wonder that it is like to drag traction bar?
I wonder that it is like to drag traction bar?
The ever popular Camaro RS
The ever popular Camaro RS
Green paint chrome torque thrusts
Green paint chrome torque thrusts
Notice anything strange? The Intercooler perhaps?
Notice anything strange? The Intercooler perhaps?
The GNX motor swapped into this Camaro puts out 750hp
The GNX motor swapped into this Camaro puts out 750hp

Racers
A Few race cars showed up to this show, I assume the racers got trailer-ed in but it was a small town.

350 cubic inch chopped top dragger
350 cubic inch chopped top dragger
Lemon tree sponsored drag nostalgia drag car
Lemon tree sponsored drag nostalgia drag car

The Cadillac
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.

Front and rear bag setup with a serious swap
Front and rear bag setup with a serious swap
Looks like this motor was meant to live here
Looks like this motor was meant to live here

Tires23 just raised the Mazda 3 fitment bar.

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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.

Black speeds are so subtle most won't know what hit them
Black speeds are so subtle most won't know what hit them
Gotta have your specs on point to run like this.
Gotta have your specs on point to run like this.
Game, set, match.
Game, set, match.

Specs
Rims Volk Rays CE28N – 18×8.5 +52mm offset
Tires 235/40/18 Dunlop Star Spec
Fenders: Rolled
Suspension: Eibach Sportlines Koni Yellows
Lugs:Project Kicks Neo Chrome Titanium coated Lug nuts

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Every lowered car owners worst nightmare

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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.

What would you have done?

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Featured Ride: Eugene’s 1968 Pontiac Firebird

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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.

The Beginning
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…

Euguenes  car before its long journey
Euguenes car before its long journey
I'm not even sure you could buy a car with a blue on teal color scheme these days
I'm not even sure you could buy a car with a blue on blue color scheme these days

Motor work

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 .

John Z. DeLorean inline 6
John Z. DeLorean inline 6
The 90k mill pulled for rebuild
The 90k mill pulled for rebuild
The motor after it's fresh rebuild
The motor after it's fresh rebuild

The Motor running after rebuild

Interior Restoration

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.

Wee bit of a flinstone car, this was properly repaired with new pans on both sides
Wee bit of a flinstone car, this was properly repaired with new floor pans on both sides
The interior colors were restored to factory and an mp3 player was installed in the glove box to keep the original look, note the colored JBLs as  well
Interior restored to factory specs and an mp3 player was installed in the glove box to keep the original look, note the colored JBLs as well
You know the turquoise interior isn't all that bad when it matches
You know the turquoise interior isn't all that bad when it matches
Freshly redone seats.
Freshly redone seats.

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.

This fender had cancer and someone tried to slow it down with bondo
This fender had cancer which someone tried to slow it down with Bondo and fiberglass
Amputation and replacement was in order
Amputation and replacement was in order
Exploratory sanding was needed to see if the cancer  had spread to other areas
Exploratory sanding was done to see if the cancer had spread to other areas
Early primer stages
Early primer stages
Painted and badged, I should  take a second to note all these photos were taken by Eugene he is talented
Painted and badged, I should take a second to note all these photos were taken by Eugene, talented guy

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.

A well used parking lot
A well used parking lot
Toronto lakeside photo  shoot
Toronto lakeside photo shoot
Parting shot
Parting shot

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.

Congrats to Pat Cyr For Winning the DMCC Championship

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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.

Pat doing it one round 1 of the DMCC
Pat doing it one round 1 of the DMCC

Promo

from on .

I hope Pat enjoys this much success next year, he deserves it.

Theme Tuesdays: Mazda 3s

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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 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.

Black sedan on work emotions, I love these wheels but they are everywhere
Black sedan on work emotions, I love these wheels but they are everywhere
Black, bronze, red lugs works
Black, bronze, red lugs works
This silver 3 is rocking similar rims as the black one
This silver 3 is rocking similar rims as the black one
Rx-8 wheels look really good on 3's almost got a set
Rx-8 wheels look really good on 3's almost got a set
Rig shots are awesome.
Rig shots are awesome.
Mazda 3 owners are starting to play the one brands trash came as well, STI BBS wheels
Mazda 3 owners are starting to play the one brands trash came as well, STI BBS wheels
<3 BBS LMs on  anything
<3 BBS LMs on anything
Some JDM wheels on this speed3
Some JDM wheels on this speed3
Mazda 3 with some poke
Mazda 3 with some poke
Ryan is a member of TM3 and he always has a few tricks up his sleeve for his sedan
Ryan is a member of TM3 and he always has a few tricks up his sleeve for his sedan
Another members speed 3 is done near to  the limit
Another members speed 3 is done near to the limit
Mazda 3 getting down to business on the track
Mazda 3 getting down to business on the track
Eneki RPF-1s are quickly catching on among the tuner scene
Eneki RPF-1s are quickly catching on among the tuner scene
Another set of RPF-1s
Another set of RPF-1s
More work emotions, legit.
More work emotions, legit.
Flushed out, female owned, Calgary Mazda 3
Flushed out, female owned, Calgary Mazda 3
Work Meister's are another wheel I considered but I don't have the bank
Work Meister's are another wheel I considered but I don't have the bank

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WTF Friday: Curb Eater

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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.

A pillars forward essentially destroyed
A pillars forward essentially destroyed
I wonder how fast he was going
I wonder how fast he was going

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.

See you Tuesday!

Business Attire

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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.

E36 m3 tearing up the track
E36 m3 tearing up the track
Miatas are serious business
Miatas are serious business
Local e30
Local e30 on the biggest k-1s I have seen in awhile
A female blogger/tuners auto x set up Miata
A female blogger/tuners auto x set up Miata
What? It's got stance.
What? It's got stance.

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.

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Theme Tuesdays: Datsun 510s

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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 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.

I don't normally like cars that look like this, but I will make an exception today
I don't normally like cars that look like this, but I will make an exception today
Porsche rims on a  Datsun work for me
300zx rims on a Datsun work for me
510s really take to bright colors well
510s really take to bright colors well
Fast banana
Fast banana
Perfect stance
Perfect stance
More orange
More orange
Bluebird badged orange 510
Nice Orange 510
These cars shares similar traits with e30s now the more I look at them
These cars shares similar traits with e30s now the more I look at them
Blue 510 badge BlueBird
Clean ass Bluebird
Race fitted 510
Race fitted 510
Wide body tucked  510
Wide body tucked 510
Polished lips and orange accents on the rims. I want to see these wheels stopped.
Polished lips and orange accents on the rims. I want to see these wheels stopped.

2011 Edit: Captions updated, thank you for the corrections and education Josh and Terry…

Event Coverage: Extreme Invasion

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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.

Bagged/Hydraulics
Even though my mini truck dream is apparently over I still have love for bagged vehicles.

This car was on the flyer so I expected it to be there
This car was on the flier so I expected it to be there
It's a show car
It's a show car
Crazy bagged magnum. So Much done to this car
Crazy bagged magnum. So Much done to this car
You don't really see GTPs at shows too much let alone bagged ones
You don't really see GTPs at shows too much let alone bagged ones
Proof that it was real
Proof that it was real
Pssssht
Pssssht
CG/LCC represent
CG/LCC represent
One of the cleanest Blazers I have ever seen
One of the cleanest Blazers I have ever seen
The hood was on actuators and went up and down, pretty slick
The hood was on actuators and went up and down, pretty slick
The interior was also fully done, the 4 or 5 link suspension was really well done too
The interior was also fully done, the 4 or 5 link suspension was really well done too

Imports
I think domestics may have equaled the amount of imports at this show, weird.

If RSX's had more trunk space I would have considered them
If RSX's had more trunk space I would have considered them
The blue lugs to match the Volks lettering was a nice touch
The blue lugs to match the Volks lettering was a nice touch
Mugen Civc
Mugen Civc
Front side of the Mugen civic
Front side of the Mugen civic
Slammed, kitted Prelude
Slammed, kitted Prelude
Would you expect this car to be putting down 300 horse?
Would you expect this car to be putting down 300 horse?
Nah, me either, I have no idea what was under the hood as it was closed
Nah, me either, I have no idea what was under the hood as it was closed
This 5 is way lower than the last time I saw it
This 5 is way lower than the last time I saw it

BMWs
The event was sponsored by so some of the crew came out to show support

Lots of money here
Lots of money here
Black on black e46
Black on black e46
Bimmersport 1 series
Bimmersport 1 series
Fabs Horsepower freaks m3
Fabio's Horsepower freaks m3
Huge ass brakes
Huge ass brakes
White and slammed on stock rims. I dig.
White and slammed on stock rims. I dig.
Time attack themed gti
Time attack themed GTI

SPL
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

Lancer getting mic'd up by the Selective Sound crew
Lancer getting mic'd up by the Selective Sound crew
This was a promotional vehicle for a local shop, I forget which, the dash was pretty unique.
This was a promotional vehicle for a local shop, I forget which, the dash was pretty unique.
Exclusive wheel and tires Mazda3 with the new trunk setup
Exclusive wheel and tires Mazda3 with the new trunk setup
Heavy Hitters slammed Maxima
Heavy Hitters slammed Maxima
Put the boom in the back so the seats can shake
Put the boom in the back so the seats can shake
This truck was way too loud, sitting in it was such a bad idea
This truck was way too loud, sitting in it was such a bad idea
This truck won best of show at Battle Of The Car Clubs
This truck won best of show at Battle Of The Car Clubs
I don't even have drinks like these in my bar at home. Hell I don't even have a bar.
I don't even have drinks like these in my bar at home. Hell I don't even have a bar.
That's one bigass box
That

Lolz
It’s no secret that I am a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan but this car was something else.

I have that same Turtle, no lie, at my moms place. It is not original, playa you frontin!
I have that same Turtle, no lie, at my moms place. It is not original, playa you frontin!
I must say impressive stencil work but I don't approve of what's going down in the trunk
I must say impressive stencil work but I don't approve of what's going down in the trunk

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