When I finally let go of my 1999 Toyota Corolla I wanted to document my impressions of the car. The good and bad. A real consumer’s report, where I was the consumer. Reviewing a car, that my wife and I purchased brand new from a Toyota dealership (Vimont Toyota in Laval Quebec Canada) in 1999. It was our primary car until about 2013/14 . At that point in time it became our secondary car. My son learned how to drive manual on it! And when I let it go, it was still running on the original clutch. I hope you enjoy the video!
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major repairs: exhaust manifold was changed. (in the back of engine!)
throttle cable rusted and broke – the complete unit was changed
because the mechanic couldn’t reattach the new cable!
accident-ed twice: hit by the back while stopped because someone was too busy on their phone! seriously!!
and hit and run on front driver side fender- when a car turned too quickly into my street and slid into my car-pushing it up against the sidewalk with enough force to bend the rim on the passenger side wheel. (turned out that a witness saw the whole thing and identified the other driver as, are you ready for this? my neighbor!!
The 1981 Camaro Z28 was one of my favorite cars! Even though by 81, the Camaro’s 350 was down to about 175hp, the car was quite fast and simply stunning! The large glass T-tops were great on those warm summer days, making it a fun car to drive. A friend of mine had one and we spent many hours cruising in this gorgeous car.
Once again we have reached that time of the year where the snow and ice melts and the days get warmer. With the coming of spring come the motorcycles! The Bike and tattoo show is a great place to check out and photograph some dream bikes. Judging by the number of photographers taking pics, I’d say I’m not the only one. There were plenty of live photo shoots taking place. There’s just so much going on that there is an overload of the senses! On the tattoo side, you hear that hum of the tattoo guns buzzing throughout the room. It is quite the sound! note:I have to admit that I challenge myself to use only natural light when taking pics. I did not take a single shot using a flash!!
I’m a little late in publishing some of my pics from the 2016 Autorama car show. It’s been three years now that John Scotti and East Coast Carz put on an exceptional show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. As usual the cars are all top notch works of art. This year I lucked out and received a free pass to the show. That put a huge smile on my face! I strongly suggest to anyone who has a love for classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, modified cars, etc… to attend this show, you won’t be disappointed!
These cars bring me back! A friend of mine had an 86 in red and we really enjoyed taking joy rides in it. It was really an over sized go kart. Zipping around town in them was quite the thrill. Revving the engine close to red line! it just came to life! What fun!! I really miss these little rockets!!
Every Friday Night, there is a great car meet/show in Laval. It is so enjoyable to walk around on a warm summer night appreciating all the beautiful works of art- as I like to call them. I feel nostalgic seeing all the vintage cars, reminding me of when they were parked in these lots decades ago. Brings me back to a time when I was with my dad and we would look at different models parked next to ours. Incredible how the years have passed. Yet these cars live on, because of the love and care their owners have for them.
On this particular Friday, June 17 2016, there was a flash rain storm! Took everyone by surprise. It was incredible to see, once the rain stopped, everyone started to clean and dry off their cars. You could feel the love the owners had for their pride and joy.
This show has become a tradition for me, and judging by the turnout on Saturday night, it would seem that many bikers feel as I do. This year the weather was beautiful, perfect for kicking off bike season. Many took advantage of the weather and went by bike, so not only were there many bikes to gawk at inside but also in the parking lot. A very welcoming sight. Inside, the venue was packed. Bikes, cars, tattoo artists, music, body painting! You can’t go wrong with this show! Sensory overload! You don’t know where to look first. Or when to look away…
One great big party!!