After three successful years at Downsview Park, it was time for Fitted to move to a larger location at the Brampton Fairgrounds. This epic event was held on Saturday May 25, 2013 and put on by the people from Stretch & Poke. We hope you guys enjoy the official Canibeat Fitted Showcase 2013 video!
After three successful years at Downsview Park, it was time for Fitted to move to a larger location at the Brampton Fairgrounds. The event was held on Saturday May 25, 2013 and put on by the people from Stretch & Poke. This year, Fitted included a free indoor RC track, live music provided by a DJ, and a food truck alley which was unique to a Canadian event.
Fitted included a trophy competition as well, and custom trophies were up for grabs. In addition, every attendee received a raffle ticket for a chance to win a wide range of apparel and automotive parts graciously donated by the Fitted show sponsors!
While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this Canadian 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 up here in Canada. Please enjoy our coverage of some of the memorable vehicles at this event that caught our interest and made our coverage. We look forward to Fitted video that was produced by Backstage Productions, that is to follow this coverage. Keep up the good work Fitted, as you continue to put Canada on the fitment map!
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.
After being started as a small shop get together in 2005 by Grossman Tuning, Water by the Bridge 2009 marked the progress of the event as a whole. Wanting the show to be a place for Euro enthusiasts of all types, Grossman started to set up the show. After getting approval for one of the sickest places around, Water by the Bridge was set to be held at the gorgeous Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky. Each year, more people came. In 2012, about 200-250 cars showed up, but that’s nothing close to what 2013 had to offer. Apparently word had gotten out; Water by the Bridge was the place to be in 2013.
May 25, 2013
Words By: Mike Meszaros, Ethan Watson
Southern Worthersee is awesome, there is no other way to put it. The people, the cars, and the location in general could not be more perfect. It’s more than just a car show. Though there may be a lot of awesome cars SoWo has become a vacation more than anything. This being the 7th installment of the tribute show to Worthersee SOWO has grown into one of the biggest Euro shows on the east coast. Through the hard work of the staff and the enthusiast in the VW scene the show has taken on a life of it’s own. We all get the privilege to call this tiny mountain city home for five days in May and we always remember why when we take that first glimpse on Helen, GA.
Southern Worthersee is one of those truly magnificent times we think about all year long. Even after the show’s over and we start the trip back home, we immediately get excited for the next year’s event. Sowo stands alone and unique among all the other shows. Helen, Georgia, a scenic, captivating Bavarian inspired small town graciously hosts the weekend’s event and welcomes Volkswagen, Audi, and many other car enthusiasts from all over the states. I prepared for the trip down south from Virginia Beach with a convoy of friends and set out to film this spectacular show.
This week, our very own Jess Kang brings us a few shots of Vinny Rizzotti’s bagged GLI.
The end of April is an exciting time for automotive enthusiasts in the Southeast. Builds from winter start to emerge and shows begin to pop up almost every weekend. For some, this last weekend in April may be their first car show ever, while others have been in the game longer than they’ve had a license to drive. Experience has taught us which car shows to not miss because of the quality and which ones to go to just to have a good time. Import Alliance Atlanta and Southrn Fresh’s Welcome to Atlanta pre-meet are perfect examples of when those two factors come together.
To many of us, a car becomes more than just a vehicle that gets us from point A to point B. Our relationship with our car becomes much more than just hopping in, strapping our seatbelt, and turning the key. The bond that forms becomes a passion, and to others that simply don’t understand, a seeming obsession. André and his Scirocco share this common bond amongst automotive enthusiasts, and he has gone to great lengths to transform his base model Scirocco into something special.
For this week’s #PictureMeRollin, our photographer Iggy McCarthy submitted some rolling shots of this beautiful mk1 Jetta Coupé. Now, we love to see period correct styling on these classics, and Alejandro made an awesome choice with these staggered, 3-piece basket-weave Epsilon wheels, coming in at 16″x7.5″ in the front and 8″ in the rear. A timeless design on these early Volkswagens are just what the doctor ordered! Thanks for the photos Iggy! Read More