Event Coverage: 2013 Niagara Tuner & Truck Expo – Part 2.

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Back to conclude the coverage from the 2013 Niagra Tuner And Truck Expo. As I mentioned yesterday once mother nature got her act together everything worked out pretty nicely for this years show.

It’s really quite impressive how much this show has grown in a short three years and people have even started to call it the replacement to the much loved Scraped By The Lake.

I never got a chance to attend Scrape in it’s infancy but I’m told that show started off very similar to TNT.  It may be putting the cart a bit ahead of the horse in hoping this show grows to that level but the potential is certainly there especially when you consider the variety, vendor support, and following it already has.

Only good things can be on the horizon.

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A picture perfect example of the variety, can’t think of many other shows were you would find a fitted MR-2 parked beside a 502 powered Camaro
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I can only imagine how well this moves
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Dogs are scared of big blocks
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Love the classic raked stance and what look to be up sized rally wheels
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Brad’s MR-2 as he rolled in
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Erik cranked his coils down a bit since the last time I saw his Saab
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So glad Tom opted to colour match his hood
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I’ve on and off followed the build of this car on Stance|Works, the gold accents were a bit of a surprise
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Early in the day I heard this incredibly loud whistling noise and decided to seek it out…
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…turns out it was coming from this Pontiac
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Apparently this gentleman heard there was a car show and just showed up, he didn’t know it was a tuner/truck event so he just sat around looking like a boss
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Francesco Rizzuto’s EL getting a little wet
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The M Weapon e36 was part of the Pas Magazine Tuner Battlegrounds Live competition, not sure if that still went down considering one of the competitors crashed on the way
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I didn’t even know angel eyes existed for this gen…
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Big thanks to Josh for parking beside me and reppin’ the site, he took home best Mazda 3
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Trevor went home with second place with his speed 3
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Couple Toronto Mazda 3 memebers
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First time I’ve seen Shea’s car in person with the new set-up. Looks very clean now especially with less stickers
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Interesting Miata from So Fresh Automotive  given the paint choice I might have considered moulding the kit
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Blake’s RX-7 looks so good on his new Work VS-KF wheels that I didn’t even notice the models in the back until it came to editing…
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Regardless there’s lots of ass shots in this coverage, vehicular or otherwise
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Grass needed to be cut anyway
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Jon’s looking to get a wide body on this car, should be crazy when it’s all said and done
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A pair of Acuras with stunning paint
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John Wakely’s car which I believe is running now…
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Legacy / ivape delivery truck
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Super aggressive GLI
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Pretty sure this is the only set of Watercooled IND wheels I’ve seen in person
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Vagkraft is August 18th this year
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Perhaps next year I’ll try and make something cool for the Best Stance Award…
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Short intermission for a Goat.

Billy’s Integra

One car I spent a lot of time walking around at the Truck and Tuner Expo was Billy’s Integra , with s14 front fenders, s15 headlights, prelude tails and a custom wide body this car was designed to pull people in for a closer look.

The shape of the rear quarters throws me a little bit but the craftsmanship is absolutely incredible, hats off to Frankie Valenti for 20hz Audio fame for the body work.

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Damn good panel gaps for a conversion
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Notice how the quarters finish factory not just in a giant hunk of bondo like many widebodies
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The intercooler feeds a boosted B series motor
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As expected the interior was also done to the 9s
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One final glance at a distance to give an idea of the entire look

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