Driven Edmonton 2018

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Not even a month after finishing Driven Calgary and we’re already at the Edmonton show (not to mention that Vancouver was just last weekend). I really enjoy this event because of its unique environment; it offers that unmistakable Tokyo Drift vibe combined with good people and good cars (for the most part).

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I’m going kick things off with Matthew’s AE86 Corolla. This car is no stranger to this blog and has seen a few changes over the long winter season with the addition of a brand new OEM Kouki front lip…

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…and a freshly rebuilt 4-AGE. There are a few new additions as well such as the RA Motorsports intake manifold and fan shroud, Mishimoto radiator and oil cooler, Tomei fuel pressure regulator and gauge, and HKS filter. What a view.

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Eric’s S15 Silvia on WedsSport SA-55M’s.

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Laski’s Tacoma rocking the new RA Motorsports bed crossbars which this Boulder tent is mounted on.

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I especially enjoyed the mud theme with this truck as opposed to the usual “off-road” styled trucks at shows that are more showroom clean than anything…

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Some more old school members of the local car community may recognize this car. My friend Brendon has recently acquired this amazing MR2 outfitted with a plethora of goodies.

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The car now features an RA Motorsports fan shroud in a polished finish. You can also peep the gold wrapped intake and intercooler pipes that I had posted on my Instagram about a week ago.

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GT-R sitting in the corner.

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Colin’s M3 with the EuroYEG group. Such an insane track build with pretty much anything you’d ever need for racing. Thanks for letting me sit in it!

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Peter’s TRD FR-S on Volk Racing ZE40’s.

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Carlo’s WRX featuring the first Varis widebody kit in North America.

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Varis widebody GRB Impreza with the Legitsociety crew.

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Varis Widebody Evo X also with the Legisociety crew. I think we’re starting to notice a trend here…

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Really digging the Racing Green finish on these TE37 SAGA’s.

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Classic JDM lineup.

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Adam’s supercharged 350Z with an authentic Domino’s Pizza delivery sign on the roof (don’t ask).

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I absolutely love the color of the wrap on Avery’s 350Z (also supercharged!).

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I think it’d be cool to see one of these guys air-out to the point where the frame is sitting on the ground with the wheels in the air…or is it just me?

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Not sure what was up with the child portraits posted up by this NSX…

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Custom pocket bike built by E-Z Motorsports from back in the day featuring four LCD’s and underglow.

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Varis x AIMGAIN kitted BRZ in the Kings Must Rise/Lost Royalty booth.

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Top Secret R33 GT-R from Lowcals.

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Berry’s Varis FR-S.

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Eleanor!

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Rocket Bunny S15 with 1JZ swap.

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Matte purple GT-R and a rather pretty Evo IX in The Tint Studio booth.

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Llyod’s M-Sport widebody Impreza.

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Lucas’ R34 GT-R on bronze TE37’s.

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Leo’s HKS supercharged FR-S.

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For those that don’t know, Leo and the rest of the crew at First Gear were the ones responsible for bringing out Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny/Pandem and Nakajima from Voltex to the show!

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Trung’s Voltex kitted and HKS supercharged S2000 on bronze TE37 SAGA’s.

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Rocket Bunny V2 FR-S.

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Wild Rocket Bunny S13. I always enjoy seeing this car out as it is absolutely insane inside and out.

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Varis KAMIKAZE R GT-R in the NEXTMOD booth.

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Kevin’s ARK SOLUS widebody IS350.

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Quite the crazy Tacoma build with a full RHD conversion with the firewall swapped and all.

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Datsun Sports with an NA SR20 swap.

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Matte black Aventador in the Wheels Plus booth.

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Also in the Wheels Plus booth was a selection of the new Titan 7 wheels on display. Be sure to check out the series of videos I made with The Real Wheel Deal to get more in-depth info on these amazing wheels!

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I didn’t take a picture of the car itself but I did really like the LED lighting in the engine bay of this Supra.

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This crazy 3-Rotor R100 would go on and take top honors.

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Escort Cosworth from the Edmonton Rally Club.

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This BMW was probably my favourite car from the show; simple, low, and gangster AF.

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Nakai’s personal 964 build!

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Greg’s R32 GT-R.

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Cool light pattern on the ground from the projectors on this STI.

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Absolutely immaculate Porsche 356 looking spotless from Garage104.

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Some of the Spec-D cars proudly displaying their battle damage.

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Cody’s S1000RR wearing a new livery in the LLumar booth.

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Kanji’s BRZ also showing off its new livery.

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Very clean R33 on CE28SL’s.

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Rocket Bunny Boss S14.

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Always good to see a pristine Hakosuka out and about!

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Holy audio…

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Lonely Civic sitting on its own but with some pretty crazy fitment.

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Another vehicle looking lonely was this Ruckus.

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I was fairly surprised to see such a clean unmolested 240SX at a show such as this!

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Super aggressive looking S14 looking a little more “grip” oriented rather than drift.

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It’s pretty rare to see any Eclipse’s these days but I thought this 4G example with Rocket Bunny FR-S flares was definitely neat.

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Avant Garde’s LP640 Roadster.

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Matte black Novitec F430 also from the Avant Garde stable.

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Holy #tbt…

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Pandem widebody R32 GT-R.

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With more track days right around the corner I’m sure I’ll have more automotive coverage for you all in the near future. See you all soon!

-brandon.

Click HERE to view the full photo set on Flickr.

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