Event Coverage: Mega Speed 2013 – Part 2

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Today’s portion of coverage from Mega Speed 2013 focuses almost exclusively on the tuner hall which this year was fairly self contained from the rest of the show.

Apparently this was done based on feedback from last year but personally I would have liked to have been a little bit closer to the rest of the action.

Nevertheless the tuner hall did have a lot of cars and it was great to see a lot of people again after a long winter that refused to leave.

Shining Monkey

The Shining Monkey booth was pretty well packed all the entire weekend with people who wanted to hang out with professional drifter Chris Forseberg and check out Ken Blocks car.

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Chris Forsberg’s competition car
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Ken Block sadly never made it (partying in Budapest) but his Ford Fiesta did
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Just ain’t care

Taylor’d Customs / Airlift/ John

This year was my first year showing at Mega Speed and it was actually John and Blair who managed to convince me to do so.

Blair and I showed side by side while John was a few cars down in his own showcase section putting us to shame winning multiple awards.

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Big thanks to Blair for the carpet and stanchions
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Blair’s wheels didn’t arrive in time for the show but thanks to Air Lift Performance we both got low
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Can’t wait to run these wheels all the time again, putting my winters on again after the show sucked
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This was the first event I felt I could get some decent shots of John’s car from all angles
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He ended up taking home the award for best Import Other, and best wheels
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Big thanks to John for rocking that very large, and hard to appy, SIE sticker!
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There’s actually a lot of flake and depth in John’s paint… it’s just nearly impossible to capture

Acura/Honda

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The owner of this first generation Civic sent in some progress photos awhile back and I completely forgot about it until I saw it at Mega Speed
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Javed’s EL looking clean as always
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I’ve seen this RSX a few times but it looked especially good at Mega Speed 2013, I think it was the lack of stickers
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Brian says this is the last time his Civic will be seen like this, very curious what he has in store
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Turbo K20 Civic with an interesting front bumper
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Another big turbo drag Civic

BMW

Nice to see some of the old maxbimmer.com glory day guys out at Mega Speed.

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Randy’s e46 looking great on his new SSR wheels
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It’s been quite some time since I have seen Fab’s e46. Still looks good
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Rounding out the maxbimmer alumni was Gary with his wide body e46
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Nice looking e39 wagon, don’t see a lot of these at shows

Euro

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Manny’s GLI
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This Golf bagged Golf had a very aggressive Rotiform setup
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Love the vinyl on the tank.
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Nice touch here matching the inter cooler piping to the wheels and the strut bar
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Perdo still has one of my favourite local A3s
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Very clean MKII Golf on re lipped RMs
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Downtown Porsche sponsored 911

Nissan

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Peter Chrisikopoulos’ drift car was in the Street Concepts booth
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Quite the difference between now and the first time I saw it last year
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Battle worn from last years season
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Paul’s GTR, stunning as always
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Peter got some new wheels for his Skyline. I’m not quite sure if I like these more or his old ADV.1 wheels

Mazda

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Dippedinc.ca had their plastidipped speed 3 out
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Flying Miata LS converted Miata. The motor looks surprisingly at home in there
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This wide body MX-3 reminds me of a mini version of John’s Mazda car

Ford, Fiat, Hyundai and Toyota

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I met a lot of people for the first time at Mega Speed, one of them being the owner of this Mustang Mike (aka Mcnarly)
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Who would have thought Rockstar wheels would fit under a Fiat 500?
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Sam’s Genesis on Alex’s wheels
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Not sure whether or not Sam will be rocking these all year
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The Too Fast Motors 350z looks to have received some plasti dip, or vinly wrap over the winter as well as some Phat Fux Wheels (worst wheel name ever)
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Tom’s Celica also went through some changes this winter, receiving a repainted engine bay…
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and new hatch setup

Minis

These two cars were actually in the hall that part 1 of the coverage was focused on but I felt it more appropriate to include them as a close out to today’s post.

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According to the cards both of these cars were owned by the same lucky man
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Turbo charged Honda heart
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Very classy and tastefully modified, basically perfect
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Hats off the owner for two beautifully put together cars

The final part of the coverage devoted to the classics will be up soon, should be roughly as large as this post.

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