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iM: The Re-Up 2011 (Sunday School)

August 21st was the biggest day for the city and illmotion. We had the opportunity to set up one of the best car shows Calgary has ever seen thanks to Rhys from Revwerks and all the local shops that sponsored and attended the event.

On behalf of the illmotion crew, I want to thank everybody that participated in entering their cars, coming out to check out the cars, and making it such a successful event for us. We want to try and push this participation into next year, so over this long winter, we hope that everybody is still working on their cars and doing what they love to do!

Can’t wait to see all of you guys next year! We’ve already got some big plans in store, so you can expect nothing less! Thank you! And have a happy new year!

Most of our coverage links below:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

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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:

iM Event Coverage: DTP Vancouver July 16, 2011 (Part 1)

iM Event Coverage: DTP Vancouver July 16, 2011 (Part 2)

iM Event Coverage: DTP Vancouver July 16, 2011 (Part 3)

iM: The Re-Up 2011 (Part 5)

Hitting you guys up with Part 5 of our Re-Up 2011 post rounding off the iM Features and iM Highlights that you’ve seen over the course of the year.

We can’t thank you guys enough for continuing to hold it down with us here on illmotion and be sure to look forward for more features and highlights in the new year!

Stay tuned for two more iM Re-Up specials featuring illmotion x DTP Vancouver and probably our biggest event in 2011, Sunday School: Show & Shine 101.

On to our final Features & Highlights of 2011:

|OWNER: Ricky Luu
|VEHICLE: VW MKV GTI

Clean and proper is a perfect way to describe Ricky’s GTI sitting on nicely stanced set of CCWs. Still a work in progress, we’ll be paying close attention to what Ricky has in store for next year!


iM Feature: Ricky’s CCW’d GTI MKV

|OWNER: Chris
|VEHICLE: Triumph TR7

Old School soul mixed with modern technology Chris’ TR7 isn’t your average build rocking an SR20 under the hood.

iM Feature: Chris’s Triumph TR7

|OWNER: Reggie Mah
|VEHICLE: 2007 BMW E92 328xi

Without a shadow of a doubt, it can be agreed the Volk TE37 is one of the most classic wheels of all time. It’s no wonder Reggie rocked a set on his E92BMW 328xi.

iM Highlight: Reggie’s 2007 BMW E92 328xi

|OWNER: The Evangelista Brothers
|VEHICLE: Subaru WRX & Subaru STI

Similar, but different. A theme that makes the most sense when comparing the Evangelista Brothers’s Subarus.


iM Highlight: Sibling Rivalry

|OWNER: Gangster D
|VEHICLE: Honda S2000

One of the more recent features here on illmotion, Gangster D looked to Spoon Sports to build one hell of an S2000.

iM Feature: Gangster D’s Honda S2000

|OWNER: Adnan
|VEHICLE: Honda Civic Coupe

This is the end result of taking an 8th Generation Civic and mixing it with a little CCW swag. Adnan keeps it proper.

iM Feature: Adnan’s CCW Swag

iM: The Re-Up 2011 (Part 4)

Gonna keep things moving along while we’re on a roll here with Part 4 of our Re-Up 2011 special showcasing vehicles that’ve featured or highlighted over the past year…

|OWNERS: Cecilia & Colin
|VEHICLES: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X & Subaru Impreza WRX STI

One of our very first features that kicked off the 2011 season for illmotion. Highlighting the perfect marriage between two rival manufacturers.

iM Highlight: Tamed JDM Beasts

|OWNER: Jeroen
|VEHICLE: Honda Civic EJ2

Another highlight from our homie Laurenz from the Netherlands. Peep Jeroen’s simply clean EJ2.

iM Highlight: Jeroen’s Honda Civic EJ2

|OWNER: Dicken
|VEHICLE: Mitsubishi EVO X

Playing the aggressive game with his Evo X, Dicken stuck to his vision and follows through with one of the most eye popping vehicles in Calgary.

iM Feature: Dicken’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

|OWNER: David Soo
|VEHICLE: Honda Civic Si

Here’s another dope feature coming out of Toronto courtesy of the homie GAWA. Have a second look at David Soo’s tastefully modded Honda Civic Si sittin’ on some fresh AME wheels.


iM Feature: David Soo’s 8th Gen Honda Civic Si

|OWNER: Josh Sivadas
|VEHICLE: E46 M3 Cabriolet

No stranger to the iM Crew, Josh Sivadas unleashed this E46 M3 Cabriolet sitting on some matte black Volk TE37s. Although having parted with the car earlier this year, we can’t wait to see what Josh has in store for his new project!


iM Highlight: Josh Sivadas’s E46 M3 Cabriolet

|OWNER: Giuseppe
|VEHICLE: Nissan Skyline

Have a look at one of the more clean Skylines roaming Calgary’s streets.

iM Feature: Giuseppe’s Nissan Skyline

|OWNER: Tim
|VEHICLE: Lexus IS300

Recently highlighted by Zach C., this is one IS300 that is following its roots in Lexus’s pursuit of perfection.

iM Highlight: Tim’s Lexus IS300

|OWNER: Porson
|VEHICLE: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Another one of our BC correspondents, Uno Lee with a sick highlight of Porson’s Evo X.

iM Highlight: Porson’s EVO X

iM: The Re-Up 2011 (Part 3)

It doesn’t stop as we continue with Part 3 of our Re-Up 2011 feature!

With what we’ve re-upped so far it’s definitely been an amazing year!

|OWNER: Michael Kwan
|VEHICLE: MK3 Toyota Supra

We had the opportunity to have Michael Kwan join us for DTP Vancouver. If you’re wondering what DTP awarded as “Best Stance”, look no further.

iM Highlight: Michael Kwan’s MK3 Toyota Supra

|OWNER: Jason Hoang
|VEHICLE: 2011 Subaru STI

illmotion’s own Jason Hoang continues to keep the haters talking with his new project, a Subaru STI sedan. This is only the beginning. You’ve been warned.


iM Highlight: Jason’s Burple Beast

|OWNER: Gabe
|VEHICLE: 1990 Honda Civic EF Hatch

Long story short, “HOLY EF!!!”. That is all.


iM Feature: Gabe’s 1990 Civic EF Hatch

|OWNER:Punit Patel
|VEHICLE: Acura Integra

Another one of illmotion’s very own, Punit Patel delivers the goods with his K24 swapped Acura Integra. Haters get mad.


iM Feature: Punit Patel’s 2001 Acura Integra

|OWNER: Orlando Tan
|VEHICLE: 1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S

One of the sickest AE86s in Calgary, we were excited to shoot this car since we first started illmotion. It wasn’t until this year that we finally got to shoot this beast, and what a beast it really is.


iM Feature: OG (Orlando’s Garage) 1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S

|OWNER: Jamie Fry
|VEHICLE: Honda S2000

You may remember Jamie Fry’s feature from last year, but with more mods this year it was only right we hit you with a Version 2.0!

iM Feature: Jamie’s Honda S2000 V2.0