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For a few years now I’ve been traveling west for drift events. Whenever my travels bring me to Alberta, I know I’m going to run into Paul Harrison. He’s a permanent fixture at their drift events, whether he’s just watching or helping out. But the best place you can hope to find Paul is behind the wheel of his 1972 Toyota Corolla.
I don’t know much about writing features. What I do know is everybody seems to have car friends they’ve known forever. Yet today’s post isn’t about a longtime friend; it’s about the type of guy who seems like he could have been my friend from way back. Truth be told, I’ve only hung out with Eric Zapata of Hotboyz a handful of times. But every time we see each other, he greets me with a hug and we immediately start to shoot the shit. There aren’t many people who would kill their Friday night waiting for me to show up at their shop.
Somewhere in Saskatchewan, someone is building a cool car and chances are good you don’t know about it. Why is that? Simple: we don’t live in a huge metropolis. In fact, our entire province’s population is pretty much the equivalent to that of Calgary. Play the numbers and you’ll discover it’s very hard to get a car from Saskatchewan recognized. For the most part, we’re known for oil, wheat and potash — not cool cars.
It’s Wednesday and it feels like a Tuesday or a Thursday – I can’t really decide. I guess long weekends will do that to you. A lot of people like to enjoy their long weekends by relaxing, going to the lake and topping it off with a BBQ. I prefer to spend 18 hours of my weekend driving between two provinces.
Usually Ryan B would write this, but he let me take a crack at it. As most of you probably know, DODOlogic held its 3rd annual Defrost meet in Regina two weekends ago. At the end of the day, I shot a car that rolled all the way from Winnipeg in all of its slammed Honda glory.
I’ve known Keith for about a year now, and he and his girlfriend have become great advocates for the VW scene in Saskatchewan. It would be fair to say that Keith is my consigliere for all things “Das Auto.” So when Keith rolled into Defrost on his new AccuAir air-ride system, paired with his BBS r090, I knew right away his car would become a wheel post.
This weekend marks the 10th year of existence for Formula D. Every year, we reminisce about how far Formula D has come and how successful it is. In fact, there’s an interesting article up on Speedhunters right now that goes into detail about their evolution. That being said, I’m not here to just talk about an article on another site. As with every Wednesday, we’re here to talk about wheels in some roundabout way.