iM: The Re-Up 2011 (illmotion x DTP Vancouver)
Back on July 16, 2011 the illmotion crew headed out to Vancouver, BC and attended the DTP Auto Show that took place at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. This marked the first road trip ever for illmotion as a crew and what an amazing road trip it was!
The weather did play an important factor at DTP Vancouver however the rain did not stop anyone from coming out and showcasing a fine arsenal of cars from Vancouver and surrounding areas.
illmotion @ DTP Vancouver was definitely one for the books and we hope more road trips will happen in the future!
The crew meeting up before heading down to Vancouver together. First thing on the agenda was to fuel up and wait for the rest of the cars to show up.
On the way to Vancouver, got stuck in some rain.
Had to stop and let everyone catch up that got left behind.
What made the trip more fun was that we all had radios to talk to each other.
Had to get more gas in Salmon Arm and grab some lunch.
Steve losing some tape due to driving in the rain.
Decided to just take it off before it damaged the paint.
Ryan trying to figure out directions.
Some locals commenting on Ryan’s car.
Rolling shot of Punit’s car while Jackie tries to take a shot as well.
Quick rolling shot of the Low-Rolla.
Shot of Ryan’s EP3 rollin’.
Last stop before heading into Vancouver, where everyone decided to take the tape off their cars.
Entering Vancouver and stuck in rush hour traffic.
Finally got to the hotel.
Day of the show it was raining, but we still had to wash the cars.
Since it was raining on and off on the day of the show, we decided to buy a tent to stay warm and dry.
Some of us decided to get rentals for a day to get around.
Finally it stopped raining, time to take pictures of the cars at the show.
Updating our twitter and facebook accounts…or am I?
Checking out the cars.
Punit’s hood pins will not close when wet.
Terence chilling in the tent and eating lunch.
Everyone else decided to join him and take a break.
All our cars lined up.
Ryan pretending to dry his car after it stopped raining for the 10th time.
Corey got into the spirit and dried his Civic.
After the show ended we decided to get a little late night dinner.
We went go karting and got the entire track just for us.
The only thing Steve and Brad wanted to do was hit each other.
Heading back to Calgary and got stuck in more rain.
Finally back home.
What made this trip even more special was the iM Crew did not go home empty handed and brought home 4 awards: Best Stance Showoff, Best Subaru, Best Classic Showoff, and illmotion’s Punit Patel taking home 2nd Place Best Acura.
If you didn’t get a chance to peep our coverage from DTP Vancouver, peep the 3 part coverage here: