Category Archives: Mad Hatter

CIAS 2013 – Audi

Geoff owns an Audi.  This if the first batch of photos he uploaded.  Not surprised at all.
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RS7. This car is a monster.  Designed to compete with the M6 Gran Coupe and CLS AMG.  It’s a hard choice but if money was no option I’d take the BMW….I’m a fan boy and it looks better.
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S8. The big dog.  No R needed, it has the same mill as the RS7.  Q ship.
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Red Devil RS5.  Audi went with a simple red and white pallete for their vehicles.  Does it really matter though?  The RS5 always looks good.
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TT RS. Pocket Rocket.
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A4 AllRoad. Jayson has a hardon for the Allroad.                       As do I.  🙂8479372619_f97ecab5ba_h 8480471322_a50fd603a0_hThink we’ve hit the ceiling with the R8.  It doesn’t have the wow factor it once had.  Luckily the next gen isn’t far off.


Work’s for sale!

Need something new for next season? Here is your chance. We seem to have a set of wheels for sale…shocking.


I picked these up off their original owner recently. The wheels are in great overall shape and are still original (sticker, seals, bolts, valve stems, etc.) All the bolts, centre caps, etc. can be had new from Work if one were inclined but that would only be if you wanted to re-do them. As they are the condition is GOOD. The lips have some usual clear coat imperfections but I actually didn’t even notice until after I washed and dried them. The paint of the faces is near flawless. 2 of the rear lips have some minor curb (I can’t even call it rash), nothing some light sanding wouldn’t COMPLETELY clear up.

I would say these wheels are an 8-8.5/10

Specs:

2x 18×8 et56 225/40/18 5×130
2x 18×10 et56 265/35/18 5×130

The tires have decent tread left, especially the fronts, but they are from 2002 so they are starting to crack a little. They are basically a throw in but if you are serious about buying I can have them removed.

Price:

$2600 or best reasonable offer. These wheels retail for the same cost as LMs, and from what I can gather these are harder to come by (although not harder to find parts for as Work still makes them). I am not looking for trades unless it’s something very unique. If they don’t sell I will replace my LMs with them next year.

-Geoff

H20i Leftover’s

We’re living a forthnight in the past.  Deathlens also still has his video to produce.  lol
Brian’s Saab 92-x.

Roasting the rears on Luxury Abstracts.  Love the attention to detail on the centre of these wheels.


Fuuuu, static.

Squat.  POLINHS?






H20i Meets and GTGs Pt.3

Yup.  Nutha update.  Tell us if it’s too much.  😉  Few cars we haven’t posted previously.

You’ll see this Miata later in Deathlens’ video.

This 944 was doing EVERYTHING right.

The cooler Audi version of my car.


Nice seeing cars I know on instagram in real life.

MMMMmmmmm, yes.  Moustache rides were complimentary.

Loved this colour.


Not typically a B7 fan, but this one was persuasive.





H20i Meets and GTGs Pt.2

Geoff somehow still has photos to post.  Latest batch of pics.

Bagged STI on Tiffany wheel.

With the ’59 finned Benz and the gold and bronze Benz taking much of the attention, I think I like this one the most.

If I were to get a new car….a b5 a4 wagon would be top of the list.  Fuck Canada for not getting them.


Deatlens.

Eyeing this cliche colour scheme for my set next year.  Bagged R32.



VIP Modular.   Not common in the VAG scene.

GTFO.

H20i Rollers from Roses pt2

Damn, we have a lot of pics.  And this is only from Geoff!!  Matt’s day to day photo’s, video and photoshoot still to come, lol.  Oh AND a batch of my photos.  But I don’t think any of y’all would complain about posting TOO many pics.

Probably my favourite car of the weekend.  Crazy camber, still can’t beleive its static.  Sorta the newer, better, more awesome version of my car.
Steampunked Merc.

Hot car, hot passenger.

Awesome colour combo.  Not a Mitsubishi fan, but I can appretiate what looks good.

I suppose I have to throw in a VW somewhere. 2 girls 1 cab.

And another chicks car.  Bagged WRX on Image wheels.  HHHHHNNNNGGGGG.

H20i Meets and GTGs

The real attraction to H20i are the get togethers.  I did miss a few that I really should have gone to.  The biggest and best is the Outcasts meet, where everything non-VAG is represented.  The Canibeat meet also had a great showing.  TBH, the best cars there were non-VAG.  With the convention centre being shut down for the year, the main hubs were now the Taphouse bar on 45th st and Roses on 94th.  I don’t like stroking Geoff’s ego, cause it’s big enough as it is.  But his faux toes have been on the up swing as of late.  61 Images. All well worth the look. Via Mad Hatter (Geoff)

Huge makeover for this car…previously a dark tan colour.  Favourite colour of the week.
Legacy bretheren.  Same chassis, yet they look so different.
Shark nose.

Colour combo caught me off gaurd.  Never would have thought tan on yellow would work so well.

Fender on lip.  Bagged TTs ftw.

Copper dipped and clear coated. Favourite wheel colour.

H20i Rollers from Roses

Geoff made his way down to Roses to take some rollers of the cars driving past.  The backdrop isn’t as nice as the houses across the convention centre but it’ll do.   Via Mad Hatter (Geoff).
Steve’s E30….check out November’s PBMW. 😉

Snap of some shitbox. 🙂

One of my Favs. Old Corolla.

Love when unique cars get the stance treatment.

And……..the rest.

Mad Hatter’s Day at H20i.

While the show was disorganized it didn’t stop Geoff from snapping these photos.  North America’s largest VAG event does not disapoint.  The drive to the show sucked ass though.  Traffic after an idiot in a  MK5 decided to rear end an e39 (apparently this incident is stil being disputed.  They were allegedly street racing before this happened) and roadwork caused HUGE delays.  Geoff and the others arrived early in order to display their cars giving him ample time to grab shots.    Via Mad Hatter (Geoff).

“It’s just a car…”

We’ve all heard it; friends, family, co-workers, etc., but to those of who are truly passionate; those four words don’t even register together in our vocabulary.

The deeper into this “community” that I delve, the more and more I see that this phrase holds no weight. I would have missed out on a great many experiences without my car; not the least of which is the group of friends that has grown far beyond just my group of “car buddies”. Have you ever had someone on the “outside” ask what your plans for the night or weekend were, only to respond with “I’m hanging out with my car buddies”? Odd looks aside, they never react all that positively. That was how it started for me and our local Thursday night get together’s. However; as the years and miles have passed that group has evolved into just; my friends.

Weekends away, Saturday afternoon wrench session’s at “the shop”, car washes, movie nights, Mongolian Grill, Korean BBQ, dollar drinks and countless other idiosyncrasies unique to this group of car enthusiasts. Without what is commonly referred to as “just a car”, none of those things would have any relevance.

A car can be, and in our case certainly is; more than “just” anything. Beyond it’s most basic utilitarian function, it has the ability to open doors to a community of like minded individuals who you just might find turn out to be the closest group of car geeks turned besties you’ll come to know.

Just a car? No. So much more.

“It Rubs The Lotion On It’s Skin….

Or it get’s the hose again”.  At Eurokracy, beer in hand before Geoffs done cleaning his wheels.  It went downhill after that for me, lol.

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IMPORTEXPO 2012

IMPORTEXPO is upon us again.  October 13th, it will be held indoors at Markhams Fairgrounds.  The event features selected cars from registrants.  So, you won’t be seeing shitty vehicles.  IMPORTEXPO’s own NSX is reason alone to go to the show.  We’ll be providing coverage for those who are unable to attend.  Also there will be

Subaru Hypermeet 2012

I’m not exactly good with words.  Which is why I usually let the pictures do the talking.  I’m also fairly certain that not too many people read this anyways.  So we’ll just dump photos from the event and add some headers.

The event overall was bigger and better than last year.  I decided to enter the wagon into the show as well.  Wound up 1/4″ away from taking lowest Subaru.  I don’t want to complain about judging but I’m fairly certain mine was lower.  And also ran into my old widened steelies.  It was on the car that won Rustiest Subaru.  All in all it was a great Sunday.  Toronto’s Subaru scene is alive and well.  Disclaimer, there wasn’t an abundance of stanced cars.  Lots of high power, odd looking cars though.  Photos by Geoff.

Not a Subie but this Celica GT-4 was sittin pretty.

I’ll have 2 of these on my Outback bumper, once I stop slacking.

Want this in a wagon but an inch lower in my future.

Wicked colour combo.

My favourite car of the event.

VagKraft Pt.2

Sorry for the delay.  These are the remaining pics from last week’s VagKraft.  Via. Mad.Hatter.

Probably my favourite set of wheels from the event.  Polished lips, gold bolts, white faces, reverse mount LMs.

Wide ass 😉

What I wouldn’t do for this.  White with with blue or red trim for me though.

Y U No have bumper, Rob?