Posts Tagged ‘gtr’
While our neighbors to the west were enjoying DriftWest Round 2 in Regina this past weekend, I was in Winnipeg in a church parking lot. That’s right, it’s that time of the year when Chris Gonzalez travels a few blocks from his home to put on a show for the citizens of Winnipeg.
After a while things at the SEMA show seem to blend together, with all the walking, photo taking and observing you start to really lose track of where you have been and what you’ve taken photos of. What I’ve learned from my experience at SEMA is that you really want to have an idea of what vendors and cars you’d like to see right off the bat. It’s really easy to fall into that tourist category (like I did) and just wander for hours looking at everything and anything that catches your eye. But on the third day of SEMA, while roaming the far corners of the Las Vegas convention centre I suddenly stumbled upon the DSport Magazine booth. Well, maybe booth isn’t the right word since they had two of their project cars on deck!
I’m going to level with you. I was out late at a Springsteen concert last night and I’m running on empty right now. But just because I thought it was a great idea to scream Born to Run at the top of my lungs doesn’t mean we shouldn’t post something today.
When I first started Wheel Wednesday, I just posted pictures of wheels. Then I realized that those wheels belong on cars, so I posted pictures of cars. I just post whatever the hell I want and call it WWW, however for today I will try to stay on point.
Before leaving Las Vegas, we stopped off at the VIP meet. We pulled in 15 minutes before the meet started and the lot was already starting to fill up. I began snapping pictures and Scott did something he has never done before, he started shooting video. I am pretty sure this meet was Scott’s favorite part of the trip, cars we only see on the internet slowly started rolling in and Scott captured the video below.
This is Kyle Leason’s car and these are his Work Meisters. Subsequently, I know a lot of Kyle’s and all of them like cars, mind you cars of different varieties. Although I am one to talk, this article could have been written by one of three Ryans who contribute to the site. I digress, this is Kyle’s 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR Vspec and these are his wheels.
As seen previously Driven surely delivered outstanding material. We can now change our focus towards some of the more powerful import models. I decided to set them aside and sort them out ranging from drifting machines, VIP to time attack. They were all dispersed throughout the building but now have come together in one place for this post.
With the new car season upon us I took a look back through some old pictures and found a few shots I took from events and meets back in the ’09 to ’10 days. Really something to see how much friend’s cars have changed in only a few short years. Lets begin…
Typically up here in the Canadian prairie winter-land most enthusiasts park their cars for the winter and buy a ‘beater’ to get through the cold arctic months. If you don’t fall into the enthusiast category you are probably the type of person that buys a vehicle that works best for you for year round use. A very popular choice up here is the compact SUV segment of the market. The Honda CRV being a very common and popular example.
Non-typically you get the enthusiast that buys a set of winter tires for their summer performance/sports car and drive it year round. Here in Regina there are a couple of Porsche 911 Turbo owners that do this and the fine gentleman that owns the car below. All-wheel drive is good in the snow after all, isn’t it?