One of the biggest automotive forums in Vancouver is Revscene, and every summer they put on a large meet for all different types of cars. The meets are primarily occupied by "tuners", though every car is welcome from any manufacturer. Vancouver has experienced an unusually dry summer but the forecast called for rain the day of the meet. This was unfortunate as I believe it deterred many from bringing their cars out to the show. There was also a windstorm a couple days earlier and some people still didn't have power. Allegedly some cars were even trapped in underground parking!
Even with the diversity of Revscene meets, they usually attract a younger crowd which results in lots of tuner cars from the popular Japanese manufacturers. Hondas were well represented with many generations present from the Civic to the NSX examples. The particular Civic above was on a nice set of Work Wheels and had beautiful paint for it's age. It was also blasting rap music and had a very Californian feel to it.
In contrast, this EK Civic was modified in a way that clearly prioritized function over form. The interior was completely stripped out save for a driver and passenger seat. The carbon-fibre hood and fenders also aid in shaving off weight. Though I'm not exactly sure what is under the hood, it is clearly turbo-charged as a screamer pipe poked out from the hood. This car must see some track time with it's host of modifications.
I particularly enjoyed this beautiful NSX on a rare set of Desmond Regamaster Evo wheels. I think the black, red and white theme suited the car well. The car also had an elevated Type-R style rear spoiler. The NSX still looks so modern that It's hard to believe Honda stopped producing these cars ten years ago.
As my first car was an R32 GTS-T I would still consider the Skyline my first love. Since the R34 became legal to import a couple years ago they have become more common on the streets but it's still surreal seeing an R34 parked next to an R32 as well as S13 and S15 Silvias.
Extreme body modifications were not missing from the Revscene meet. This STi had an interesting mix of stance and track influence. The quality of this build was apparent and I really liked the front splitter and canards.
The car that attracted the most attention at the show was definitely this 458 with a Liberty Walk kit and it's easy to see why. This was actually my second time seeing a Liberty Walk Ferrari but they never cease to amaze. The owner of the 458 didn't bring it alone either...
He also has an R35 GTR fitted with a Liberty Walk kit that was parked right beside. I wonder how he decides which one to take out?
This Supra may have been the most powerful car at the meet. I am not sure what kind of power it was putting out but the turbo was absolutely enormous. You could probably fit a child in the air intake pipe! The huge rubber at the rear end hints that this car probably rockets down the local drag-strip every once and a while.
This KP61 Starlet was definitely not the most expensive car at the show but it was my favourite. There's not much cooler than this little rear-drive hatch on period correct wheels with and immaculate condition throughout. I thought the interior was especially cool with an awesome set of Recaro seats.
What's a car meet without an AE86? This one was in better condition than any I've seen in person. Overall I think the meet was a success even with the weather scare. It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day for those who showed up. It would have been nice if there was a larger turnout, but on the bright side there were no burnouts or other shenanigans while giving us enthusiasts a bad rep. Can't wait for next years summer meets!