About mid summer I acquired a Tuner Invasion flyer, stuck it on my fridge, and didn’t think much about it until I happened to have a booth beside show organizers Jay Jones and Steve Luangpakdy at the Sherway Nissan Megameet.
Both of them said the show would be worth the trip to the hammer so I took them on their word and made my way westward Sunday Sept 15th to see what was up. True to their word Tuner Invasion ended up being an enjoyable show with a great variety of cars.
Four years deep the Tuner Invasion staff know what works and what doesn’t and for 2013 they picked a simply brilliant venue. Holding a show at a bowling alley/arcade gives people the option of doing something other than sitting around a parking lot all day without taking anything away from the main focus of the event (the cars).
Had I not been manning the Stance Is Everything booth and taking the photos below I probably would have thrown a few gutterballs myself.
Situated near the entrance of the show I had a prime seating for people rolling in
I really should delete my rear wiper…
Tom’s Celica creepin in
This is probably one of the last times I will see Steve’s TL looking like this
“We’re brothers we’re happy and we’re singing and we’re coloured.” – hopefully at least one person knows where this is from…
…anyway I really like both Velasco brothers cars
Like any child of the 80s baby/90s child I am a fan of the Foxbody ‘stang and this one was pretty clean all around
It was also incredibly loud and PACKED with audio
Basically a rolling dancehall
Mike’s Stang is every changing from event to event
This time around went cookie monster under the hood with the black and blue theme
Even in overcast weather it looks like I’ve blown the exposure on Harvin’s 370..
Blain’s Q looking exceptional
Nailed it with the wrap colour choice
Very clean G35
So clean that it makes me wonder how much use that hydro e brake sees
Speed 3 that looks to have had a run in with a tire
This is the closest my car has ever been parked to John’s at an event
Ryan doing his static thing
Starting to get used to seeing this Mazda pretty often, the owner says body work is planed for the winter
A week prior to the show this car looked nothing like this but then Dylan put in work and bam, awesome Miata
This FD RX-7 is draped in pearl Lexus paint and looks great
Still convincing myself I don’t want a bike…
I only like these wheels in aggressive sizing and these fit the bill
This plastdip finish looks nearly identical to the Hot Rod Flatz ‘oxide red’
If my car were a dub it would probably look very similar to this one
Looking good on 3SDM wheels
Clean trunk set up on this Jetta, functional still and looks great
Exterior of the same car
Nothing quite like a big ol Caddy on wires
Very clean and simple Accord build
Love this coupe…
The RM’s are sized and refinished perfectly
RHD Supercharged Del Sol all the way from Regina
He managed to scrape what appeared to be flat ground rolling in
I’ve said it before but it’s funny how much I didn’t like these when they came out and how on board I am with them now
Sic Ryde’s dually with his newest vinyl work
Jacked ranger that looks like it seems it’s share of trail time
Ever since I first spotted the corner of this truck in the Guest Coverage from Truck and Tuner Expo 2012 I’ve wanted to see it in person because I can’t really think of any other F series trucks I’ve seen sitting on the floor.
I later learned that it’s got a 7.3L disel swap and is owned and driven by Chris Hawkin’s mother. Badass.
The wheels just vanish on this truck
The roof appears to be lower than the 3 in the background…
I don’t see nearly enough of this car but every time I do Brett has done something to make it even better.
His most recent additions are new red suede seats, matching trunk set-up, and pin stripe but really he’s always up to something and his choices in modifications just get more refined as years go by.
Perfect fitment all around and it looks great at ride height
The extended rear bumper was an excellent choice
Blood red guts…
…with the system to match
Before I close out I just want to say thanks to everyone who stopped by the Stance Is Everything booth at Tuner Invasion and grabbed some appeal or stickers.
The reception in Hamilton was amazing and it’s really awesome that people not only like the site but are down to rep it as well! I’ll do my best to keep the content you like coming.