Last weekend I was able to attend the World of Wheels car show held in Calgary, I didn’t know really what to expect since this is the first car show that I have attended in Calgary. When I first walked in the hall my first impression was how similar it was to the Majestics car show in Regina, mostly muscle cars and trucks. Don’t get me wrong I am not just into import cars, what I wouldn’t give for a 1967 Shelby GT500… but back on topic,
Ryan P: Luckily I didn’t have to wait for summer to use the new camera I bought over Christmas. I don’t know too much about the winter car scene in Calgary, but after a quick internet search I stumbled upon an Ice Rally in Ghost Lake Alberta. I called up Megan and off we went!
The battle continues this weekend as Formula One invades Malaysia for the second race of the season and it looks like this race will not disappoint. Button will be fired up with his win in Melbourne but you can be sure that Vettel will be right on his heals fighting to take the podium win like last year.
We are one week away from the start of another great Formula 1 season commencing in Melbourne Australia on March 16th 2012.
There have been some rule and equipment changes from last season; one rule change is a strict no blown diffusers policy that will prevent designers from using the exhaust gasses to improve the cars aerodynamics, but the change that I believe will have to greatest impact is the new tires that Pirelli designed.
Winter sucks! End of story for most car guys. People have to put their cars into hibernation, waiting for king winter and his ice warrior snowflakes to release their grip on us. Then they spend all their time praying that their winter beaters don’t break down. There seems to be nothing good about winter, but I may have something that could change your mind.
How would you like to be standing in front of a large ice track, your pick of 16 current model Aston Martin’s with instructions to “go have fun!” You might say “I’m dreaming”. It is actually real. This program is called Aston Martin on Ice. In this 2-day program, you get one full day of drifting Aston Martins around the ice track, meals and you stay in a 5 star luxury hotel in Switzerland’s Engadine countryside. All you need is a suit, hair gel, a PPK and you are the next James Bond!
We are a few months away from when people start to take their rides out of hiding or put on the finishing touches. A part that a lot of people desire are new gauges to make sure everything is running properly. One company that should be considered is Prosport, they offer Defi style gauges, inexpensive price tags, and accurate readings.
One of my favorite cars that I was able to see at Sema this year was the 1990 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO which was sitting in the Mazdaspeed booth. Unless you knew the history behind this car you would walk past thinking it was just another track made FC RX-7 with a modified 13B engine underneath the hood.
One of the favorite things we like to see at SEMA is drift demos. As you have seen in a previous post, SEMA Show 2011: Drift Hoonigans, there was some pretty fantastic drifting taking place at SEMA. Ford out Front brought out the Octane Academy; Ken block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. put on a great show, but they were not the only ones out there shredding rubber.
It is in this garage we find some kind of black magic or sorcery; it’s a place where triangles spin and make power. This magical place is local enthusiast Evan Bahr’s garage. Usually I shy away from really discussing — or even showing — the people behind their cars, but I’m trying something new. These cars are shaped by the people who build them, and those people help contribute to the local scene. Sometimes it’s not just shooting a car but capturing a moment… or maybe I’m just getting really lazy!
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I have been out of the scene for most of summer due to lack of car and school. Next year will be completely different since I finally have my baby back. Well My name is Ryan but for the sake of this site I am Ryan P. Now where to start? Well, I’m 24 years young, I attend the UofR and have been into cars all my life in some way shape or form. I bought my 1990 Nissan Silvia K back in 2005 and loved it since. First off no it doesn’t have a SR20, it is a CA18DET. Yes it is not as powerful as the SR but it does the job just fine and dandy! It’s not that heavily modified in power but it’s got a few goodies like coils, LSD, bucket seat, injectors, wheels and a few other goodies. Future plans well, we will have to see when they come….. I’m a friendly guy, if you see me feel free to come and say Hi.
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