Enjoyment and memories. While cars are originally why we all got into the “scene” as it’s called these days, the real reason we all manage to weather the storm of drama is because of the people we meet and the memories that are made over the years. For most, we countdown months, weeks and days to meets like Import Alliance, Southern Worthersee, H2O International, Wekfest and tons of others because of the friends we will reunite with and laughs that will be shared with them.
The second annual European automotive show, Eurohangar, was once again a hit. Hosted during the last weekend in June in Holland, Michigan, the show’s location was beautiful. We started out at the pre-meet on Friday night then ended at the show on Saturday. If you missed out this year, be sure to look into going next year! Enjoy our video event coverage by Ethan Watson & Aaron Meeuwsen!
With features, you always have two types. First, you have the ones that are built in a short amount of time, lots of money thrown at them but lack any depth once you get past the mod-list. Others are created by the average guy in his garage, learning from each task he works to tackle. They are builds that take more than just months, as some span over years. Every year they push the bar higher than the previous, and slowly their creations become a part of their identity and family. Cars like Zach Werkheiser’s MK2 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe are why we pour through build threads, they give you motivation and confidence to go out and pick up a wrench or paint gun to make a build that you can truly call your own.
Porsche is widely known for its sports car offerings and world-class Cayenne SUV. The Panamera, however, is regarded as the black sheep of the otherwise attractive family. The round rear hatch and awkward proportions made it an easy target for journalists to criticize. That didn’t stop AMS Autowerks’ Diogo from undertaking the seemingly uphill task of perfecting the German design.
When it comes to German engineering, BMW has become a household name over the years after creating a myriad of iconic chassis. What started as planes, evolved into motorcycles and automobiles during the post war era. The slogan of “The Ultimate Driving Machine”, which BMW adopted over the years has been proven time and time again especially when it comes to the “M” branch of BMW. No matter the decade a BMW comes from, they are known for being clean and elegant but at the same time, when unleashed, they turn into a whole other beast. Nick D’Andria, Kacper Krajewski and Antoine Spignardo have created their own unique takes on three of BMW’s more popular chassis, taking already amazing machines, and making even more breath-taking than before.
In 2013, Spring Fling Canada celebrated their 10th year as Canada’s official season-opening event for German car enthusiasts. The event took place on Sunday June 2rd, 2013 from 11am until 3pm. So what’s all the hype about? Spring Fling is a home-grown and family-oriented event so EVERYBODY is invited! Spring Fling wasn’t your run of the mill show. There were no trophies and no judging and that made the event just a chill get together on a bigger than average scale! And as always, Spring Fling runs RAIN or SHINE!
The event returned to the Hansa Haus again this year. Riding off the momentum from years past, Mississauga’s own German Canadian Club Hansa Haus was a fitting location for this prized event.
Jun 15, 2013
Photography By: Ethan Watson
Words By: David Monzingo
#PictureMeRollin is back this week with our very own Ethan Watson providing us with this week’s transmission. Rion Morse’s bagged and boosted e30 is just spectacular and the pictures speak for themselves! Thanks Ethan and Rion!
Besides all owning slammed Mercedes, Luke Smith, Ashton Lafleur and Junior Sanchez all have one thing in common- From start to finish of our shoot, they seemed to have a better time than anyone I’ve had the pleasure of shooting before. It’s not that most are unhappy or anything, but this bunch keeps it lively in any situation. These cars are not here because of how clean they are, or how much money has gone into building a set of wheels, but because they’re old and f***ing cool.
We all know the masterminds at Rotiform Brian and Jason are always up to something. Whether it be a beautiful teal Porsche to roll around Worthersee with or a new set of wheels with zero lip on them, the creative minds at the Cali based wheel company never let their wheels stop turning. So needless to say when they prepared themselves to build something clean, simple, and unique for the Meca of all shows SEMA, let’s say they had it all figured out. Enter the 2012 Beetle stage left and stage right enter Jason and Brian to start creating this master piece. First off, without the whole Rotiform shop involved as well as some UK help Jason tells us this build wouldn’t be possible. The guys had a short time span to get this vehicle completed, making sure that it just wasn’t a factory car with a drop and wheels on it. Rotiform wanted to add their unique touch to this Bug and make sure it left an impression.
The Carlisle “Custom Compact” event grew to its height in popularity in the mid-2000′s, when out of control crowds caused management to ship the event out of town. After a few years at different venues, the creators returned the show back to its rightful place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, and the Performance & Style event was born. It’s been a few years since then, and the event seems to grow a bit larger each and every year. While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this show, event managers have reached out to some of the region’s most renowned car builders and lifestyle companies to help keep featured aspects of the event true to the ever-evolving car scene.