Event Coverage: 2014 Reunited Car Show – Pt. 1

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Showcasing Imports, Euros, Minitrucks and most importantly lowriders Scrape By The Lake was one of the best shows in Ontario, and after hearing nothing but great things I attended for first time in 2009. I am glad I did because after my second attendance in 2010 the show was no more.

Since then no event has truly been able to fill the void left by the Scrape’s departure so one of the original organizers decided to launch a new show for 2014 called ‘Reunited’.

Reunited promised to be a spiritual successor to the Scrape legacy, and was a must attend on my list for 2014. With a total of 307 vehicles showing, including a healthy amount of minitrucks and classics, I wasn’t at all disappointed with my trek out to Niagara and I shot all day long.

Coverage from this show will be broken into two parts and today’s includes the classics, minitrucks, truck limbo, lowriders, and crowd favourite hop off.

Classic Cars and Minitrucks

Personally one of the things that made Scrape By The Lake so great was the fact that everyone came out and Reunited had the same vibe. Lots of variety and lots of quality.

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Loved this Plymouth Fury, my only regret is not taking a picture of the motor set-up

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Donks are far from my favourite modification style and yet I can’t look away…
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…the wheels on this car are taller than the entire car beside it
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The last time I saw this Buick it was behind stanchions at Megaspeed so Reunited allowed for a much closer look

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One of the things I took a close look at was the hood-under-a-hood engine cover. Very unique approach considering the hood is also a great engine cover…

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This 60s Buick Lesabre was pretty rad
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I believe the owner is a painter which explains all the awesome pinstriping and art work throughout the build

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I love the piece on the trunk lid, so true and so fitting
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Parked beside the Lasebre was this Marauder.
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I might be showing my age here but I actually didn’t know the Maurader model went all the way back to the sixties.
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As with many 60s vehicles it looks great on whites and supremes

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Went a little trigger happy with this one…
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This truck was absolutely gorgeous and arrow straight
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Speaking of arrow straight the bedwork here is incredible
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I can’t even imagine the number of hours that must have gone into this

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Dennis Thorne’s awesome bodied s10
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More bodies hitting the floor

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Reunited was this trucks last show in Ontario for awhile, it and it’s owner now reside in Calgary

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Two trucks that perfectly represent different eras of minitrucking
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Todd’s truck has come a long way, and at this show he actually pointed out his bedsides which match the front fenders. Cool subtle touch I somehow never noticed…

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The Dodge is actually for sale right now… not sure what the market is like for ‘mini’ monster trucks

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I’m a sucker for a bagged dually and this one was certainly down there
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This showed up near the end of the event and parked somewhat far away from everything else, had I not gone on one last lap I would have missed it
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All the suspension work was hidden otherwise I would have taken some photos of it.

Truck Limbo

Oddly enough Reunited is only the second truck limbo I’ve been to that took place on pavement, it was nice to see the trucks go at it without the worry of traction.

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This was out first round, but still pretty awesome to see the attempt
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Dennis pretty well dragged through every round, the roofline of the s10 ended up working against him in the later stages
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By the end of the limbo contest the plate cover on this Durango Dakota (duh) was toast.

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This 5.0 powered Mazda ended up taking top honors even with the drivers side being consistently higher than the passengers
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I’m not sure who is better at defying gravity, the hopping lowriders below or the girl on the left!

Lowriders

It’s been at least two years since I’ve been able to shoot some hopping so I was pretty eager to get the chance to once again, as always the Ontario lowriding community didn’t disappoint.

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Joe was another person behind the original Scrape By The Lake idea and it’s awesome to see him out supporting this new show

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Ruben’s Chilango 64 took home a well deserved best of show at this inaugural event
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Jeff’s car post hop, note the rad fan trying to make an escape

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This just might be one of my favourite shots of the entire event, the lowrider community is all about family
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I believe this car was single pump…
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…as was this switched by Jeff from Switches N Thangs
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This car came all the way from Montreal and they worked hard to get the car ready to hop day of the event
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Once they got it sorted the car was able to put on a great show
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Naeem’s car never disappoints

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Full interior, bumpin system and on the bumper everytime I see it
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Jeff’s towncar doing what it does best
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It’s actually for sale right now if anyone is looking for a car capable of doing this

More coverage from Reunited 2014 to come later this week, stay tuned!

4 COMMENTS

  1. Looks like a cool event, lots of quality rides.
    Nice coverage, looking forward to part 2.

    I think that Durango actually is a Dakota, hence the plate LOWDKOTA.

  2. CHIP COFFIN OWNER OF 64 buick lesabre FROM london ont STRIPING DONE BY OTHER PEOPLE NICE CAR I AM 74 YEARS OLD

    LETS HAVE MORE SHOWS LETS SUPPORT OUR WAYS

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