Sunday School 2016 – Part 2

For today I have Part 2 of our Sunday School “coverage” (see Part 1 to understand why I have that in quotations) which picks up where we left off, and runs to the end of the show. As I’ll discuss more below, we stayed afterwards as we usually do but those photos will receive their own post.

To save you all from reading through a large intro again I’ll cut it short today, but really there shouldn’t be anything else I have to add on top of the intro to Part 1. Great cars, great people, great event. Sunday School never disappoints.

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Today we start off with Mustard, showing off the new heart. This was one of only a few times I’d ever had my hood popped at a show actually! This shot also provides proof that my front Turbomacs are indeed white and not brake dust grey as they usually are.

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Kyle made a rare appearance, and his Celica made perhaps an even rarer appearance. At this point Kyle and I are the only two who still have the Driven 2013 commemorative decals on our cars – it’s only been 3 years but it feels so much longer when I think about how far the cars have come since then.

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Next to Kyle’s Celica was Brian’s Focus, all cleaned up with the new wheels of course. This was the first show for the Performance Blue sedan; it’ll be out at more in the future with more mods too!

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Keeping team condiments together, we had Sriracha parked up front with Mustard, Mayo, and Tabasco. For a car that 2 and a half months prior was bone stock and sitting on the lot of a dealership, it has certainly come a long way. Of course, stay tuned for posts here and on Project ST about the work done to this thing!

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Not far from us was a whole row of S-Chassis cars, with the 13s, 14s, and 15s all represented.

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Everyone should know of my obsession with S15s by now. It’s no secret I also like brightly-coloured cars, so not surprisingly this S15 stole my attention and I had to go check it out; up until that point I had never seen a yellow one in person before.

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A good example of a rather methodical build, Dustin’s S15 features relatively minimal engine work but extensive suspension work and some aero tweaks. Seeking to lower lap times without adding power is his way.

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I still enjoy seeing two-tone paint schemes, in terms of exteriors and engine bays being different colours. This S13.5 and S14 may have shared some similarities under the hood but otherwise seemed to have been taken different directions.

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Mike’s Civic, with the Shinkiro Style group, was sporting a new wing and cut rear bumper along with a rather serious engine overhaul. It’s a generation of Civic that’s largely overlooked by enthusiasts but he’s had it a long time and continues to work on it.

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Now if only I could find a Pikachu in Pokémon Go…

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Ryan’s super long-term MR2 build is one I always enjoy seeing out. He’s had this forever and it just keeps getting better.

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One thing not seen too much in our local scene yet are modified vans, so it was a pleasant surprise to see this Sienna at the show. I think Mario was quite taken by it – maybe some day his YO LOW plate will be on one of these.

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This is one of two Amuse S2000s in Calgary, and definitely the more extreme of the two with a full cage and gutted interior on top of a host of other changes. Forget comfort, track times are the main focus here.

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F355 on Meisters, as seen in the background in Part 1. There’s so much win here.

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This FC3S has to be the most insane example in town. It has a full welded and gusseted cage, is widebody, has carbon fiber doors…oh yeah, and the rotary was replaced with a 2JZ. No word on if the parts were overnighted from Japan or not.

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This S13 struck the balance of aggressive but clean styling – perhaps purposeful is the word? I enjoy the various front-end conversions these cars receive but seeing pop-up lights is always cool. Also, thumbs-up to the FC’s owner for having my favourite wheels of all time. I didn’t manage to get a full shot of the car unfortunately.

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It was impossible to miss the big ol’ front mount on this R32, as well as those rather seriously wide rear quarters. Note the LED rings and strips fitted inside the headlights as well.

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One of the vehicles which debuted at Sunday School this year was Balance Auto’s ITR – Jackie and the guys hustled to get this thing together for the show at the same time we were swapping the Focus, so I couldn’t get over to the shop to see it come together. Expect a full shoot of this thing though!

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At this point roll-out was just starting; this photo also serves as a good illustration of the variety at the show.

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As everyone was starting to pack up and leave, we made our way back to our cars to take a quick break. Perhaps Derrick’s Camaro will be our next engine swap candidate? V8 time for LOWMARO?

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Alex’s TL-S joined us at Sunday School last year, looking quite different to how it did at this year’s. Alex knew what he wanted to do to it and wasted no time crossing things off his list. He was also upset that the decals for this show were so brightly-coloured; that decal provided what was literally the only colour on his car aside from the small red rear badge. Haha

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After what seemed like non-stop rain we were relieved to have a clear day for the entire show, but just as roll-out was taking place the sky started getting darker. We ultimately did get rained on (yet again) but almost all of the cars had left when it started.

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Giuseppe rolling out – some iconic Nissans in front of some of Honda’s best from over the years.

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Ross’ immaculate R34 GT-R took home one of the Honour Roll awards from Sunday School and went on to win again at Driven Edmonton. This is a seriously detailed build so it’s no surprise to see it win over and over.

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Despite the approaching clouds, we opted to stay late to get some shots against the far end of the lot with the city in the background. We do this every year anyway but with José present we didn’t want to miss the chance to take them again with his Focus included.

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Also in town that weekend was Paul who had made the trip down from Edmonton. Once we had confirmed that José would be driving up for Sunday School I let Paul know, so that he could have time to arrange a trip over himself. He and José were able to meet and we could all see his Focus which he had recently finished wrapping satin blue.

Side note – I find it amusing how you can’t see Kanji’s car, but you can see his roof box and wing sticking out.

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One of José’s souvenirs from the trip was this ill.motion shirt that he picked up while at the show – red, of course. Colour coordination on point, down to the can of Coke in the console.

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The hundreds of cars in attendance steadily rolled out, just as the clouds steadily rolled in. We did consider calling it a bust and just leaving ourselves, but we wanted those shots with all of the cars lined up together even if it meant getting rained on.

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Last but not least for today, is Mike rolling out in his Civic and smiling for the camera as he does. Haha

This now concludes the photos taken during the show, so Part 3 will be our quick photo session post-show, when we ultimately did all get drenched from the rain storm. It was worth it though!

-Bill

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