Event Coverage: Tuner Invasion 2013

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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.

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Situated near the entrance of the show I had a prime seating for people rolling in
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I really should delete my rear wiper…
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Tom’s Celica creepin in
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This is probably one of the last times I will see Steve’s TL looking like this
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Great looking car that I first spotted at Torque Modified
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“We’re brothers we’re happy and we’re singing and we’re coloured.” – hopefully at least one person knows where this is from…
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…anyway I really like both Velasco brothers cars
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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
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It was also incredibly loud and PACKED with audio
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Basically a rolling dancehall
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Mike’s Stang is every changing from event to event
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This time around went cookie monster under the hood with the black and blue theme
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Even in overcast weather it looks like I’ve blown the exposure on Harvin’s 370..
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Blain’s Q looking exceptional
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Nailed it with the wrap colour choice
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Very clean G35
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So clean that it makes me wonder how much use that hydro e brake sees
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Speed 3 that looks to have had a run in with a tire
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Josh’s 2010
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This is the closest my car has ever been parked to John’s at an event
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Ryan doing his static thing
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Starting to get used to seeing this Mazda pretty often, the owner says body work is planed for the winter
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A week prior to the show this car looked nothing like this but then Dylan put in work and bam, awesome Miata
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This FD RX-7 is draped in pearl Lexus paint and looks great
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Still convincing myself I don’t want a bike…
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I only like these wheels in aggressive sizing and these fit the bill
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Ryan’s s14
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This plastdip finish looks nearly identical to the Hot Rod Flatz ‘oxide red’
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If my car were a dub it would probably look very similar to this one
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Looking good on 3SDM wheels
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Clean trunk set up on this Jetta, functional still and looks great
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Exterior of the same car
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Nothing quite like a big ol Caddy on wires
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Very clean and simple Accord build
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Love this coupe…
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The RM’s are sized and refinished perfectly
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RHD Supercharged Del Sol all the way from Regina
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He managed to scrape what appeared to be flat ground rolling in
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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
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Sic Ryde’s dually with his newest vinyl work
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Brandon’s Sierra
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Jacked ranger that looks like it seems it’s share of trail time

Mother Hawk

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.

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The wheels just vanish on this truck
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The roof appears to be lower than the 3 in the background…
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Perfect

Brett’s LS400

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.

 

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Perfect fitment all around and it looks great at ride height
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The extended rear bumper was an excellent choice
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Blood red guts…
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…with the system to match

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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.

8 COMMENTS

  1. i think these shows would have alot more attendees if they would remove the word “TUNER” from them. did they have a loudest exhast comp as well !!! lol

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